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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Radio Network Controller (RNC)
Rank 568 561 521
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -40
Contract jobs citing RNC 27 9 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.052% 0.018% 0.075%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.37% 0.13% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
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£288 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £235 £338
% change year-on-year
+22.34% -30.37%
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
7232 6928 6398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.04% 14.04% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4204 3756 3407
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 388 432
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
South East +6 19 £305 -23.75%
West Midlands +4 2 £270 -
London -1 2 - -
North East - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
RNC
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RNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 74 (77.08%) Telecoms
2 62 (64.58%) GSM
3 60 (62.50%) Ericsson
4 56 (58.33%) UMTS
5 55 (57.29%) Radio Access Network
6 50 (52.08%) ATM
7 48 (50.00%) SDH
8 47 (48.96%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 44 (45.83%) Ethernet
10 41 (42.71%) 3G
11 40 (41.67%) SLA
12 38 (39.58%) Line Management
12 38 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
12 38 (39.58%) WFM
13 34 (35.42%) 2G
14 26 (27.08%) LTE
15 18 (18.75%) 4G
16 17 (17.71%) VoLTE
17 16 (16.67%) Huawei
17 16 (16.67%) Nokia
18 15 (15.63%) Network Planning
19 12 (12.50%) GPRS
20 11 (11.46%) Validation
20 11 (11.46%) Requirements Analysis
20 11 (11.46%) Wireshark
20 11 (11.46%) Test Planning
20 11 (11.46%) Diameter Protocol
21 9 (9.38%) Test Automation
21 9 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
21 9 (9.38%) Test Management

RNC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (7.29%) MS Office
2 2 (2.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 62 (64.58%) GSM
2 56 (58.33%) UMTS
3 55 (57.29%) Radio Access Network
4 50 (52.08%) ATM
5 48 (50.00%) SDH
6 44 (45.83%) Ethernet
7 41 (42.71%) 3G
8 34 (35.42%) 2G
9 26 (27.08%) LTE
10 18 (18.75%) 4G
11 17 (17.71%) VoLTE
12 12 (12.50%) GPRS
13 11 (11.46%) Diameter Protocol
13 11 (11.46%) Wireshark
14 9 (9.38%) HSDPA
15 8 (8.33%) NAS
16 6 (6.25%) SGSN
17 5 (5.21%) Internet
17 5 (5.21%) DWDM
18 4 (4.17%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
General
1 74 (77.08%) Telecoms
2 9 (9.38%) Back Office
3 3 (3.13%) German Language
4 1 (1.04%) Finance
Job Titles
1 43 (44.79%) Field Engineer
2 13 (13.54%) Tester
3 11 (11.46%) Technical Tester
4 8 (8.33%) Integration Engineer
5 6 (6.25%) Performance Engineer
6 5 (5.21%) Back Office Engineer
7 3 (3.13%) Microwave Engineer
7 3 (3.13%) Network Planner
7 3 (3.13%) Verification Engineer
7 3 (3.13%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (2.08%) Project Manager
8 2 (2.08%) Network Designer
8 2 (2.08%) Network Manager
8 2 (2.08%) Designer
8 2 (2.08%) Transmission Planner
8 2 (2.08%) Network Project Manager
8 2 (2.08%) Radio Engineer
8 2 (2.08%) Transmission Engineer
8 2 (2.08%) Transmission Planning Engineer
9 1 (1.04%) Commissioning Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.25%) Statistics
2 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.04%) GIS
3 1 (1.04%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.04%) UNIX
1 1 (1.04%) Solaris
1 1 (1.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
1 38 (39.58%) WFM
1 38 (39.58%) Line Management
2 15 (15.63%) Network Planning
3 11 (11.46%) Validation
3 11 (11.46%) Requirements Analysis
3 11 (11.46%) Test Planning
4 9 (9.38%) Test Management
4 9 (9.38%) Test Automation
5 6 (6.25%) Performance Engineering
6 5 (5.21%) Network Management
6 5 (5.21%) ETL
7 3 (3.13%) Project Management
8 2 (2.08%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.08%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.08%) Migration
8 2 (2.08%) Change Control
8 2 (2.08%) Fault Management
8 2 (2.08%) Mentoring
8 2 (2.08%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (3.13%) PMP
1 3 (3.13%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.08%) Degree
2 2 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (41.67%) SLA
2 4 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.04%) NDS
Systems Management
1 9 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.08%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 60 (62.50%) Ericsson
2 47 (48.96%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 16 (16.67%) Huawei
3 16 (16.67%) Nokia
4 9 (9.38%) HP
5 6 (6.25%) Nortel
5 6 (6.25%) Cisco
6 5 (5.21%) NEC
7 4 (4.17%) ComArch
8 2 (2.08%) Amdocs
8 2 (2.08%) Remedy
8 2 (2.08%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 1 (1.04%) Siemens
9 1 (1.04%) Mapinfo
9 1 (1.04%) Cramer