The table below looks at the statistics for RNC skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RNC over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Radio Network Controller (RNC)
Rank 528 528 482
Rank change year-on-year
0 -46
Contract jobs citing RNC 63 39 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.078% 0.093%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.83% 0.59% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 3
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£375 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+20.96% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7636 6621 6596
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.06% 13.32% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4221 3578 3387
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 414 367 544
Average hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

RNC
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

RNC Jobs Demand Trend in England

RNC
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

RNC Daily Rate Trend in England

RNC
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RNC across the England region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

RNC Daily Rate Histogram in England

RNC
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

RNC Hourly Rate Trend in England

RNC
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RNC within the England region over the 3 months to 5 May 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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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
South East -23 16 £213 - 1
North West -2 14 £375 -
South West - 8 - - 1
London +6 7 - - 1
Yorkshire - 5 - -
East Midlands - 5 - -
West Midlands -22 2 - -
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RNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 103 (70.07%) Telecoms
2 93 (63.27%) Ericsson
3 92 (62.59%) Radio Access Network
4 89 (60.54%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 83 (56.46%) GSM
6 72 (48.98%) UMTS
7 67 (45.58%) SDH
8 66 (44.90%) ATM
9 63 (42.86%) Ethernet
9 63 (42.86%) SLA
10 62 (42.18%) WFM
11 60 (40.82%) Line Management
11 60 (40.82%) Agile Software Development
12 57 (38.78%) 3G
13 42 (28.57%) 2G
14 41 (27.89%) Network Planning
15 31 (21.09%) LTE
16 19 (12.93%) Nokia
17 18 (12.24%) 4G
18 17 (11.56%) Huawei
19 14 (9.52%) Statistics
19 14 (9.52%) Performance Engineering
20 8 (5.44%) QA
21 7 (4.76%) SGSN
21 7 (4.76%) Back Office
21 7 (4.76%) Cisco
22 6 (4.08%) VoLTE
23 5 (3.40%) Network Management
23 5 (3.40%) German Language
23 5 (3.40%) 3GPP

RNC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 5 (3.40%) MS Office
2 1 (0.68%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.68%) Maya
Communications & Networking
1 92 (62.59%) Radio Access Network
2 83 (56.46%) GSM
3 72 (48.98%) UMTS
4 67 (45.58%) SDH
5 66 (44.90%) ATM
6 63 (42.86%) Ethernet
7 57 (38.78%) 3G
8 42 (28.57%) 2G
9 31 (21.09%) LTE
10 18 (12.24%) 4G
11 7 (4.76%) SGSN
12 6 (4.08%) VoLTE
13 5 (3.40%) 3GPP
13 5 (3.40%) GPRS
13 5 (3.40%) Wireless
13 5 (3.40%) Internet
14 4 (2.72%) GGSN
14 4 (2.72%) NBAP
14 4 (2.72%) MGW
15 3 (2.04%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.68%) MS Access
General
1 103 (70.07%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.76%) Back Office
3 5 (3.40%) German Language
4 2 (1.36%) Finance
4 2 (1.36%) Legal
5 1 (0.68%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 65 (44.22%) Field Engineer
2 14 (9.52%) Network Planner
2 14 (9.52%) Performance Engineer
3 9 (6.12%) Integration Engineer
4 6 (4.08%) Databuild Engineer
5 5 (3.40%) Back Office Engineer
5 5 (3.40%) Transmission Engineer
5 5 (3.40%) Transmission Planning Engineer
6 4 (2.72%) Microwave Engineer
6 4 (2.72%) Radio Engineer
7 3 (2.04%) Transmission Planner
7 3 (2.04%) Verification Engineer
7 3 (2.04%) RAN Engineer
7 3 (2.04%) Tester
7 3 (2.04%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (2.04%) Network Specialist
8 2 (1.36%) Analyst
8 2 (1.36%) Test Analyst
8 2 (1.36%) Support Engineer
8 2 (1.36%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.52%) Statistics
2 1 (0.68%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.36%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (42.18%) WFM
2 60 (40.82%) Line Management
2 60 (40.82%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (27.89%) Network Planning
4 14 (9.52%) Performance Engineering
5 5 (3.40%) Network Management
6 2 (1.36%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (1.36%) Migration
6 2 (1.36%) Configuration Management
7 1 (0.68%) Time Management
7 1 (0.68%) Network Architecture
7 1 (0.68%) Resource Management
7 1 (0.68%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (0.68%) Capacity Management
7 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2
7 1 (0.68%) ETL
7 1 (0.68%) Project Management
7 1 (0.68%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.72%) C
2 1 (0.68%) SQL
2 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (2.72%) Degree
2 3 (2.04%) PMP
2 3 (2.04%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.68%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (42.86%) SLA
2 8 (5.44%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.68%) NDS
Systems Management
1 4 (2.72%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 93 (63.27%) Ericsson
2 89 (60.54%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 19 (12.93%) Nokia
4 17 (11.56%) Huawei
5 7 (4.76%) Cisco
6 4 (2.72%) ComArch
7 3 (2.04%) Actix
7 3 (2.04%) Oracle
7 3 (2.04%) Siemens
8 2 (1.36%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (1.36%) Nortel
9 1 (0.68%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.68%) Mapinfo
9 1 (0.68%) Cramer
9 1 (0.68%) NEC