The table below looks at the statistics for RNC skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RNC over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Radio Network Controller (RNC)
Rank 109 92 115
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +23
Contract jobs citing RNC 9 37 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.36% 1.37% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.60% 5.05% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Average daily rate - £194 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -24.01%
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £208 £315
% change year-on-year
+22.89% -34.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
RNC
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
564 732 633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.63% 27.09% 23.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 320 248
Average daily rate £363 £328 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.51% -6.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 41
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £42.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

RNC
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RNC across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

RNC Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

RNC
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RNC across the Berkshire region.

RNC Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

RNC
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RNC across the Berkshire region.

RNC Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

RNC
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RNC within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -9 2 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
RNC
South East

RNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing RNC also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RNC.

1 15 (75.00%) 3G
2 13 (65.00%) 2G
3 11 (55.00%) Telecoms
3 11 (55.00%) Radio Access Network
4 10 (50.00%) LTE
5 9 (45.00%) Ericsson
6 8 (40.00%) NSN NetAct
7 7 (35.00%) Mapinfo
8 5 (25.00%) Nokia
8 5 (25.00%) Remedy
8 5 (25.00%) Algorithms
8 5 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
8 5 (25.00%) Actix
9 4 (20.00%) Node B
9 4 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 4 (20.00%) 4G
9 4 (20.00%) Huawei
9 4 (20.00%) Network Planning
9 4 (20.00%) Change Management
10 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
10 3 (15.00%) Project Management
10 3 (15.00%) 3GPP
10 3 (15.00%) VLAN
10 3 (15.00%) ComArch
11 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (10.00%) MGW
11 2 (10.00%) SIGTRAN
11 2 (10.00%) Degree
11 2 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
11 2 (10.00%) MPLS

RNC
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing RNC also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RNC. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
1 2 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 15 (75.00%) 3G
2 13 (65.00%) 2G
3 11 (55.00%) Radio Access Network
4 10 (50.00%) LTE
5 4 (20.00%) 4G
5 4 (20.00%) Node B
6 3 (15.00%) 3GPP
6 3 (15.00%) VLAN
7 2 (10.00%) MGW
7 2 (10.00%) MPLS
7 2 (10.00%) SIGTRAN
7 2 (10.00%) UTRAN
8 1 (5.00%) DWDM
8 1 (5.00%) GGSN
8 1 (5.00%) Megaco
8 1 (5.00%) RANAP
8 1 (5.00%) SGSN
8 1 (5.00%) VoLTE
8 1 (5.00%) VPLS
8 1 (5.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) GIS
1 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
General
1 11 (55.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Billing
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) 3G Engineer
1 5 (25.00%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
1 5 (25.00%) LTE Engineer
1 5 (25.00%) Optimisation Engineer
1 5 (25.00%) Senior 3G Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Network Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Network Project Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Designer
3 2 (10.00%) Network Designer
3 2 (10.00%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Change Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Change Management Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Databuild Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) IP Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) RNC Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) SOAP
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
1 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Algorithms
2 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Handset
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
2 4 (20.00%) Change Management
2 4 (20.00%) Network Planning
3 3 (15.00%) Project Management
4 2 (10.00%) Change Control
4 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.00%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.00%) CRM
5 1 (5.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Network Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Service Management
5 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C
1 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
1 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Systems Management
1 8 (40.00%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (5.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Ericsson
2 7 (35.00%) Mapinfo
3 5 (25.00%) Actix
3 5 (25.00%) Nokia
3 5 (25.00%) Remedy
4 4 (20.00%) Huawei
4 4 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 3 (15.00%) ComArch
6 2 (10.00%) Amdocs
7 1 (5.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (5.00%) Cramer
7 1 (5.00%) TIBCO
7 1 (5.00%) Velocent