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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Radio Network Controller (RNC)
Rank 621 536 559
Rank change year-on-year
-85 +23
Contract jobs citing RNC 11 74 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.021% 0.15% 0.081%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.98% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 0
Average daily rate £293 £283 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.53% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £283 £310
% change year-on-year
-2.65% -8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - -
RNC
UK

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
7686 7571 6628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.01% 14.98% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4735 4180 3553
Average daily rate £393 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.43% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 407 375
Average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £44.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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
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 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -17 8 £310 +12.72%
East of England - 2 - -
RNC
UK

RNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 22 (84.62%) 3G
2 17 (65.38%) Telecoms
2 17 (65.38%) 2G
3 14 (53.85%) 4G
4 10 (38.46%) Radio Access Network
4 10 (38.46%) Node B
5 9 (34.62%) LTE
5 9 (34.62%) NSN NetAct
5 9 (34.62%) Ericsson
5 9 (34.62%) ATM
6 8 (30.77%) Nokia
6 8 (30.77%) Wireless
7 6 (23.08%) Huawei
8 5 (19.23%) Wireshark
8 5 (19.23%) Actix
8 5 (19.23%) Performance Analysis
8 5 (19.23%) Algorithms
8 5 (19.23%) SLA
8 5 (19.23%) Mapinfo
9 4 (15.38%) Megaco
9 4 (15.38%) SS7
9 4 (15.38%) Degree
10 3 (11.54%) MGW
10 3 (11.54%) Network Architecture
10 3 (11.54%) ZTE
10 3 (11.54%) Nokia Networks
10 3 (11.54%) Virgin Media
10 3 (11.54%) Arqiva
10 3 (11.54%) Telindus
10 3 (11.54%) Siemens

RNC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
1 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Traffica
2 1 (3.85%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 22 (84.62%) 3G
2 17 (65.38%) 2G
3 14 (53.85%) 4G
4 10 (38.46%) Node B
4 10 (38.46%) Radio Access Network
5 9 (34.62%) ATM
5 9 (34.62%) LTE
6 8 (30.77%) Wireless
7 5 (19.23%) Wireshark
8 4 (15.38%) Megaco
8 4 (15.38%) SS7
9 3 (11.54%) 3GPP
9 3 (11.54%) DWDM
9 3 (11.54%) MGW
10 2 (7.69%) H.323
10 2 (7.69%) INAP
10 2 (7.69%) Internet
10 2 (7.69%) ISUP
10 2 (7.69%) RANAP
10 2 (7.69%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
General
1 17 (65.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Billing
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) 3G Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) LTE Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Optimisation Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Senior 3G Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) RAN Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Wireless Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Field Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Network Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Network Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Verification Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Databuild Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Integration Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) Lead Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Network Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.85%) Testing Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) SOAP
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Algorithms
2 2 (7.69%) Driving Licence
2 2 (7.69%) Handset
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Performance Analysis
2 3 (11.54%) ETL
2 3 (11.54%) Network Architecture
3 2 (7.69%) CRM
3 2 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (3.85%) Change Control
4 1 (3.85%) Change Management
4 1 (3.85%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (3.85%) Data Analysis
4 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.85%) Test Management
4 1 (3.85%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) SLA
Systems Management
1 9 (34.62%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Ericsson
2 8 (30.77%) Nokia
3 6 (23.08%) Huawei
4 5 (19.23%) Actix
4 5 (19.23%) Mapinfo
5 3 (11.54%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 3 (11.54%) Arqiva
5 3 (11.54%) BT
5 3 (11.54%) Cisco
5 3 (11.54%) NEC
5 3 (11.54%) NetCracker
5 3 (11.54%) Nokia Networks
5 3 (11.54%) Nortel
5 3 (11.54%) Siemens
5 3 (11.54%) Telindus
5 3 (11.54%) Virgin Media
5 3 (11.54%) ZTE
6 2 (7.69%) GENBAND
6 2 (7.69%) Juniper
6 2 (7.69%) Tellabs