The median contractor rate for an RF Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 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.

Radio Frequency Engineer
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 576 645 626
Rank change year-on-year +69 -19  
Contract jobs requiring an RF Engineer 11 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.013% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.014% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £320
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £320
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -31.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £25.00 £34.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £25.00 £39.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +60.00% -31.50%  

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 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1495 2037
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

RF Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for RF Engineer in the UK

RF Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RF Engineer in the UK

RF Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RF Engineer in the UK

RF Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing RF Engineer over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for RF Engineer in the UK

RF Engineer
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RF Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 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 +51 11 - - 4
South East +39 5 - - 1
Berkshire +22 4 - -
South West +5 4 - -
Devon - 4 - -
Reading - 4 - -
Exeter - 4 - -
Hampshire +4 1 - - 1
Basingstoke -9 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

RF Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, RF 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 RF Engineer in the job title.

1 13 (41.94%) Wireless
2 5 (16.13%) LTE
3 3 (9.68%) Marketing
3 3 (9.68%) Degree
3 3 (9.68%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
3 3 (9.68%) Finance
3 3 (9.68%) C
3 3 (9.68%) C++
3 3 (9.68%) Linux
3 3 (9.68%) Bluetooth
3 3 (9.68%) WLAN
3 3 (9.68%) MATLAB
3 3 (9.68%) Prototyping
3 3 (9.68%) Master's Degree
4 2 (6.45%) 3G
4 2 (6.45%) 2G
4 2 (6.45%) TDMA
4 2 (6.45%) NFC
4 2 (6.45%) 5G
4 2 (6.45%) Driving Licence
5 1 (3.23%) Line Management
5 1 (3.23%) Test Automation
5 1 (3.23%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) Aerospace
5 1 (3.23%) LabVIEW
5 1 (3.23%) RFID
5 1 (3.23%) Python
5 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 17025

RF Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Communications & Networking
1 13 (41.94%) Wireless
2 5 (16.13%) LTE
3 3 (9.68%) Bluetooth
3 3 (9.68%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (9.68%) WLAN
4 2 (6.45%) 2G
4 2 (6.45%) 3G
4 2 (6.45%) 5G
4 2 (6.45%) NFC
4 2 (6.45%) TDMA
5 1 (3.23%) RFID
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) LabVIEW
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
1 3 (9.68%) Marketing
1 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Aerospace
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (9.68%) Prototyping
2 1 (3.23%) Line Management
2 1 (3.23%) Test Automation
2 1 (3.23%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) C
1 3 (9.68%) C++
1 3 (9.68%) MATLAB
2 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
1 3 (9.68%) Master's Degree
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 17025
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £20.00 - £25.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago