The median contractor rate for an RF Test Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 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 Test Engineer
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 613 641 642
Rank change year-on-year +28 +1  
Contract jobs requiring an RF Test Engineer 2 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.007% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.008% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £46.25 - £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 - £34.50

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 44408 51163 53304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28718 33369 33474
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 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1380 1506 2056
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 £11.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

RF Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for RF Test Engineer in the UK

RF Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RF Test Engineer in the UK

RF Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RF Test Engineer in the UK

RF Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing RF Test Engineer over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for RF Test Engineer in the UK

RF Test Engineer
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RF Test Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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 +45 2 - - 3
South East +18 1 - - 1
Hampshire +8 1 - - 1
Basingstoke -7 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

RF Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 14 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, RF Test 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 Test Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (40.00%) NFC
1 2 (40.00%) Bluetooth
1 2 (40.00%) WLAN
1 2 (40.00%) 3G
1 2 (40.00%) 2G
1 2 (40.00%) 5G
2 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 17025
2 1 (20.00%) LabVIEW
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Wireless
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Line Management

RF Test 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 2 (40.00%) 2G
1 2 (40.00%) 3G
1 2 (40.00%) 5G
1 2 (40.00%) Bluetooth
1 2 (40.00%) NFC
1 2 (40.00%) WLAN
2 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) LabVIEW
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Line Management
1 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 17025
Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £20.00 - £25.00 per hour
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago