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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Radio Network Controller (RNC)
Rank 553 563 532
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -31
Contract jobs citing RNC 36 14 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.068% 0.028% 0.081%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.48% 0.19% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 5
Average daily rate
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£288 £268 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.47% -20.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £268 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £374 £404
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 - - -
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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
7469 7473 6574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.05% 14.85% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4319 4117 3641
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 £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 484 409 381
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.63 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% -3.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.29
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 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 27 £305 -23.75%
West Midlands -2 2 £270 +0.93%
North East - 2 - -
London +18 1 - -
South West -11 1 - -
Yorkshire -30 1 - -
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RNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 37 (67.27%) 3G
2 36 (65.45%) Telecoms
2 36 (65.45%) 2G
3 25 (45.45%) Ericsson
4 23 (41.82%) Radio Access Network
5 22 (40.00%) LTE
5 22 (40.00%) GSM
6 21 (38.18%) UMTS
7 20 (36.36%) Nokia
7 20 (36.36%) Huawei
8 19 (34.55%) 4G
9 17 (30.91%) VoLTE
10 16 (29.09%) ATM
11 14 (25.45%) SDH
12 13 (23.64%) Validation
13 11 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
13 11 (20.00%) Test Planning
13 11 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 11 (20.00%) GPRS
14 10 (18.18%) MS Office
14 10 (18.18%) Ethernet
14 10 (18.18%) Nortel
14 10 (18.18%) Diameter Protocol
15 9 (16.36%) Test Management
15 9 (16.36%) Test Automation
15 9 (16.36%) HP Quality Center
15 9 (16.36%) Wireshark
15 9 (16.36%) HP
15 9 (16.36%) HSDPA
15 9 (16.36%) Back Office

RNC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 10 (18.18%) MS Office
2 5 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Metrica
Communications & Networking
1 37 (67.27%) 3G
2 36 (65.45%) 2G
3 23 (41.82%) Radio Access Network
4 22 (40.00%) LTE
4 22 (40.00%) GSM
5 21 (38.18%) UMTS
6 19 (34.55%) 4G
7 17 (30.91%) VoLTE
8 16 (29.09%) ATM
9 14 (25.45%) SDH
10 11 (20.00%) GPRS
11 10 (18.18%) Ethernet
11 10 (18.18%) Diameter Protocol
12 9 (16.36%) Wireshark
12 9 (16.36%) HSDPA
13 6 (10.91%) DWDM
13 6 (10.91%) NAS
14 5 (9.09%) SGSN
14 5 (9.09%) Internet
14 5 (9.09%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (5.45%) MS Access
General
1 36 (65.45%) Telecoms
2 9 (16.36%) Back Office
3 3 (5.45%) German Language
Job Titles
1 11 (20.00%) Tester
1 11 (20.00%) Technical Tester
2 10 (18.18%) Field Engineer
3 8 (14.55%) Integration Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Back Office Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Verification Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Designer
5 3 (5.45%) Microwave Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.45%) Network Project Manager
5 3 (5.45%) Network Manager
5 3 (5.45%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Network Designer
6 2 (3.64%) Radio Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) RNC Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) RAN Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) IP Engineer
7 1 (1.82%) Commissioning Engineer
7 1 (1.82%) Site Engineer
7 1 (1.82%) Core Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.64%) GIS
1 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.82%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.82%) UNIX
1 1 (1.82%) Solaris
1 1 (1.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.64%) Validation
2 11 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 11 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 9 (16.36%) Test Automation
3 9 (16.36%) Test Management
4 7 (12.73%) Line Management
5 5 (9.09%) Network Management
5 5 (9.09%) Network Planning
5 5 (9.09%) ETL
6 4 (7.27%) Project Management
6 4 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (7.27%) WFM
7 2 (3.64%) Fault Management
7 2 (3.64%) Change Control
7 2 (3.64%) Capacity Management
7 2 (3.64%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.64%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.64%) Mentoring
7 2 (3.64%) Coaching
8 1 (1.82%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.09%) C
2 3 (5.45%) SQL
2 3 (5.45%) MapBasic
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) PMP
1 3 (5.45%) PMI Certification
1 3 (5.45%) Degree
2 2 (3.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.91%) SLA
2 1 (1.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (16.36%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (9.09%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (1.82%) Netcool
Vendors
1 25 (45.45%) Ericsson
2 20 (36.36%) Nokia
2 20 (36.36%) Huawei
3 11 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 10 (18.18%) Nortel
5 9 (16.36%) HP
6 7 (12.73%) ComArch
7 5 (9.09%) NEC
7 5 (9.09%) Cisco
7 5 (9.09%) Mapinfo
8 3 (5.45%) Remedy
9 2 (3.64%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 2 (3.64%) Cramer
9 2 (3.64%) Amdocs