The median contractor rate for a RAN Engineer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Radio Access Network Engineer
UK
Rank 599 627 567
Rank change year-on-year +28 -60  
Contract jobs requiring a RAN Engineer 10 14 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.026% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.028% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 18
Median daily rate £363 £220 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +64.77% -13.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £159 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £254 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £220 £255
% change year-on-year +64.77% -13.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42399 50658 50465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.80% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27502 32772 30486
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1497 1585 2011
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.44 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

RAN Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured RAN Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for RAN Engineer in the UK

RAN Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing RAN Engineer.

Contractor daily rate trend for RAN Engineer in the UK

RAN Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RAN Engineer over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RAN Engineer in the UK

RAN Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RAN Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for RAN Engineer in the UK

RAN Engineer
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RAN Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +36 10 £363 +71.59% 1
South East +21 7 - -
Berkshire +23 6 - -
Reading +19 3 - -
Bristol +6 3 £363 - 1
South West +5 3 £363 - 1

RAN Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, RAN Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring RAN Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 12 (57.14%) VoLTE
2 12 (57.14%) 3G
3 11 (52.38%) LTE
4 10 (47.62%) Telecoms
5 8 (38.10%) 2G
5 8 (38.10%) 4G
6 6 (28.57%) 3GPP
7 5 (23.81%) Huawei
8 4 (19.05%) Nokia Networks
8 4 (19.05%) GSM
8 4 (19.05%) Network Design
9 3 (14.29%) Resource Management
9 3 (14.29%) Validation
9 3 (14.29%) Ericsson
9 3 (14.29%) Nokia
9 3 (14.29%) UMTS
9 3 (14.29%) Performance Management
9 3 (14.29%) Presales
9 3 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (9.52%) Network Management
10 2 (9.52%) Network Optimisation
10 2 (9.52%) Radio Network Optimisation
10 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
10 2 (9.52%) HSPA
10 2 (9.52%) 5G
10 2 (9.52%) Customer Requirements
10 2 (9.52%) WCDMA
10 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
10 2 (9.52%) ATM

RAN Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) Apache
1 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 21 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 12 (57.14%) 3G
2 12 (57.14%) VoLTE
3 11 (52.38%) LTE
4 8 (38.10%) 2G
4 8 (38.10%) 4G
5 6 (28.57%) 3GPP
6 4 (19.05%) GSM
7 3 (14.29%) UMTS
8 2 (9.52%) 5G
8 2 (9.52%) ATM
8 2 (9.52%) GPRS
8 2 (9.52%) HSPA
8 2 (9.52%) WCDMA
9 1 (4.76%) HTTP
9 1 (4.76%) Internet
9 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
9 1 (4.76%) Value-Added Service
9 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.76%) MS Access
1 1 (4.76%) MySQL
General
1 10 (47.62%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Back Office
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) HTML
1 1 (4.76%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Android
1 1 (4.76%) Unix
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Network Design
2 3 (14.29%) Performance Management
2 3 (14.29%) Presales
2 3 (14.29%) Resource Management
2 3 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (14.29%) Validation
3 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (9.52%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (9.52%) Network Management
3 2 (9.52%) Network Optimisation
3 2 (9.52%) Project Management
3 2 (9.52%) Radio Network Optimisation
4 1 (4.76%) Change Management
4 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.76%) eTOM
4 1 (4.76%) Fault Management
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL
4 1 (4.76%) Migration
4 1 (4.76%) Service Management
4 1 (4.76%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Java
1 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.76%) Perl
1 1 (4.76%) PHP
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) HNC
1 1 (4.76%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Amdocs OSS
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (4.76%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (4.76%) OpenView
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Huawei
2 4 (19.05%) Nokia Networks
3 3 (14.29%) Ericsson
3 3 (14.29%) Nokia
4 2 (9.52%) HP
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.76%) Citrix
5 1 (4.76%) Cramer
5 1 (4.76%) Greenplum
5 1 (4.76%) Mapinfo
5 1 (4.76%) Nortel
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle
5 1 (4.76%) Remedy
5 1 (4.76%) Samsung
5 1 (4.76%) SevOne
5 1 (4.76%) Tellabs