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 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Radio Network Controller (RNC)
Rank 102 120 107
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -13
Contract jobs citing RNC 24 1 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.91% 0.041% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.15% 0.15% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
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£305 - £395
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 - £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 - £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £266 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.98% -21.11%
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
578 656 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.89% 26.65% 26.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 244 228
Average daily rate £335 £360 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.94% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 29
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £59.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RNC across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

RNC Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 September 2015. 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
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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
Newbury 0 11 - -
Reading - 8 £325 -
Slough - 4 £305 -
RNC
South East

RNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 20 (74.07%) Telecoms
2 19 (70.37%) 3G
3 18 (66.67%) 2G
4 14 (51.85%) LTE
5 13 (48.15%) Radio Access Network
5 13 (48.15%) Validation
5 13 (48.15%) UMTS
5 13 (48.15%) GSM
6 11 (40.74%) VoLTE
6 11 (40.74%) Test Planning
6 11 (40.74%) Requirements Analysis
6 11 (40.74%) 4G
7 10 (37.04%) GPRS
8 9 (33.33%) HP
8 9 (33.33%) HSDPA
8 9 (33.33%) Wireshark
8 9 (33.33%) Test Management
8 9 (33.33%) Test Automation
8 9 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (25.93%) Diameter Protocol
9 7 (25.93%) Ericsson
10 6 (22.22%) SDH
10 6 (22.22%) NAS
11 5 (18.52%) Nokia
12 4 (14.81%) ATM
12 4 (14.81%) Network Planning
12 4 (14.81%) Project Management
12 4 (14.81%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 4 (14.81%) MGW
12 4 (14.81%) ComArch

RNC
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 (7.41%) MS Office
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 19 (70.37%) 3G
2 18 (66.67%) 2G
3 14 (51.85%) LTE
4 13 (48.15%) Radio Access Network
4 13 (48.15%) UMTS
4 13 (48.15%) GSM
5 11 (40.74%) VoLTE
5 11 (40.74%) 4G
6 10 (37.04%) GPRS
7 9 (33.33%) HSDPA
7 9 (33.33%) Wireshark
8 7 (25.93%) Diameter Protocol
9 6 (22.22%) NAS
9 6 (22.22%) SDH
10 4 (14.81%) ATM
10 4 (14.81%) MGW
11 3 (11.11%) VLAN
11 3 (11.11%) Ethernet
11 3 (11.11%) SIGTRAN
12 2 (7.41%) GGSN
General
1 20 (74.07%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Tester
1 11 (40.74%) Technical Tester
2 3 (11.11%) Project Manager
2 3 (11.11%) Network Manager
2 3 (11.11%) Network Designer
2 3 (11.11%) Network Project Manager
2 3 (11.11%) Designer
3 2 (7.41%) IP Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Wireless Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) RAN Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (3.70%) Field Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) RF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) GIS
1 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) UNIX
1 1 (3.70%) Solaris
1 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Validation
2 11 (40.74%) Requirements Analysis
2 11 (40.74%) Test Planning
3 9 (33.33%) Test Management
3 9 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 4 (14.81%) Network Planning
4 4 (14.81%) Project Management
5 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.41%) Change Control
5 2 (7.41%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.70%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.70%) Time Management
6 1 (3.70%) Line Management
6 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.70%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.70%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.70%) Netcool
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) HP
2 7 (25.93%) Ericsson
3 5 (18.52%) Nokia
4 4 (14.81%) ComArch
4 4 (14.81%) Huawei
4 4 (14.81%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 3 (11.11%) Remedy
6 2 (7.41%) Cramer
6 2 (7.41%) Amdocs
6 2 (7.41%) Mapinfo
6 2 (7.41%) Cisco
6 2 (7.41%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (3.70%) Nortel