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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Radio Network Controller (RNC)
Rank 477 471 442
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -29
Contract jobs citing RNC 80 68 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.19% 1.14% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 14
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£265 £300 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% +0.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £264 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £336 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £315 £298
% change year-on-year
-15.73% +5.71%
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
6708 5959 6485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.72% 13.36% 15.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3807 3218 3168
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 360 604
Average hourly rate £22.69 £18.38 £22.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.48% -17.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +3 35 £183 -28.43% 1
North West +2 7 - -
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RNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 63 (62.38%) Telecoms
2 59 (58.42%) Ericsson
2 59 (58.42%) Radio Access Network
3 58 (57.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 44 (43.56%) 3G
5 42 (41.58%) GSM
6 37 (36.63%) SLA
6 37 (36.63%) UMTS
7 35 (34.65%) ATM
7 35 (34.65%) 2G
8 32 (31.68%) Ethernet
8 32 (31.68%) SDH
8 32 (31.68%) WFM
9 31 (30.69%) Line Management
10 29 (28.71%) Network Planning
11 28 (27.72%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (17.82%) Nokia
12 18 (17.82%) LTE
13 12 (11.88%) 4G
14 8 (7.92%) Performance Engineering
14 8 (7.92%) Huawei
14 8 (7.92%) Statistics
15 6 (5.94%) QA
16 5 (4.95%) Cisco
17 4 (3.96%) Nortel
17 4 (3.96%) Wireless
17 4 (3.96%) Actix
17 4 (3.96%) Degree
18 3 (2.97%) GGSN
18 3 (2.97%) SGSN

RNC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 2 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.99%) Maya
2 1 (0.99%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 59 (58.42%) Radio Access Network
2 44 (43.56%) 3G
3 42 (41.58%) GSM
4 37 (36.63%) UMTS
5 35 (34.65%) ATM
5 35 (34.65%) 2G
6 32 (31.68%) Ethernet
6 32 (31.68%) SDH
7 18 (17.82%) LTE
8 12 (11.88%) 4G
9 4 (3.96%) Wireless
10 3 (2.97%) GGSN
10 3 (2.97%) SGSN
10 3 (2.97%) MGW
10 3 (2.97%) 3GPP
11 2 (1.98%) GPRS
11 2 (1.98%) UTRAN
11 2 (1.98%) WiMAX
11 2 (1.98%) NBAP
11 2 (1.98%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.99%) MS Access
General
1 63 (62.38%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.97%) German Language
3 2 (1.98%) Legal
4 1 (0.99%) Marketing
4 1 (0.99%) Front Office
4 1 (0.99%) Finance
Job Titles
1 38 (37.62%) Field Engineer
2 13 (12.87%) Network Planner
3 8 (7.92%) Performance Engineer
4 6 (5.94%) Databuild Engineer
5 5 (4.95%) 3G Engineer
6 4 (3.96%) RAN Engineer
7 3 (2.97%) Radio Engineer
7 3 (2.97%) Transmission Engineer
7 3 (2.97%) Transmission Planning Engineer
7 3 (2.97%) Support Engineer
7 3 (2.97%) Network Specialist
8 2 (1.98%) Analyst
8 2 (1.98%) Test Analyst
8 2 (1.98%) Testing Engineer
8 2 (1.98%) Wireless Engineer
8 2 (1.98%) CS Core Engineer
9 1 (0.99%) Microwave Engineer
9 1 (0.99%) Transmission Planner
9 1 (0.99%) Migration Engineer
9 1 (0.99%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.99%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.92%) Statistics
2 1 (0.99%) User Experience
2 1 (0.99%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (0.99%) Handset
2 1 (0.99%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.98%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (31.68%) WFM
2 31 (30.69%) Line Management
3 29 (28.71%) Network Planning
4 28 (27.72%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (7.92%) Performance Engineering
6 2 (1.98%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (1.98%) ETL
6 2 (1.98%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (0.99%) Resource Management
7 1 (0.99%) Capacity Management
7 1 (0.99%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (0.99%) Network Architecture
7 1 (0.99%) Migration
7 1 (0.99%) Change Management
7 1 (0.99%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.97%) C
2 1 (0.99%) SQL
2 1 (0.99%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (3.96%) Degree
2 1 (0.99%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (36.63%) SLA
2 6 (5.94%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.98%) NDS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.98%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 59 (58.42%) Ericsson
2 58 (57.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 18 (17.82%) Nokia
4 8 (7.92%) Huawei
5 5 (4.95%) Cisco
6 4 (3.96%) Nortel
6 4 (3.96%) Actix
7 3 (2.97%) Siemens
7 3 (2.97%) Oracle
8 2 (1.98%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (1.98%) NEC
9 1 (0.99%) Mapinfo
9 1 (0.99%) Microsoft