The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio Network Controller (RNC)
Rank 549 452 464
Rank change year-on-year
-97 +12
Contract jobs citing RNC 41 51 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.080% 0.12% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.62% 0.78% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 18
Average daily rate - £300 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £312 £300 £255
% change year-on-year
+4.08% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6654 6543 8532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.96% 15.18% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3569 3350 4094
Average daily rate £363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.71% -6.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 529 578
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.46 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
RNC
UK

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London - 17 - -
South West - - - -
RNC
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RNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 87 (78.38%) Telecoms
2 72 (64.86%) 3G
3 69 (62.16%) 2G
4 66 (59.46%) Ericsson
5 44 (39.64%) Nokia
6 40 (36.04%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 30 (27.03%) Radio Access Network
8 28 (25.23%) ATM
9 26 (23.42%) Nortel
10 23 (20.72%) ETL
10 23 (20.72%) DWDM
11 22 (19.82%) NEC
12 21 (18.92%) SLA
13 15 (13.51%) WFM
14 14 (12.61%) MS PowerPoint
15 13 (11.71%) MS Visio
15 13 (11.71%) Continuous Improvement
16 12 (10.81%) UMTS
16 12 (10.81%) Huawei
17 10 (9.01%) Network Planning
17 10 (9.01%) GSM
18 8 (7.21%) MS Excel
18 8 (7.21%) Microsoft
19 7 (6.31%) Finance
19 7 (6.31%) Ethernet
19 7 (6.31%) SDH
19 7 (6.31%) 4G
20 6 (5.41%) GPRS
20 6 (5.41%) UTRAN
20 6 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery

RNC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 14 (12.61%) MS PowerPoint
2 13 (11.71%) MS Visio
3 8 (7.21%) MS Excel
4 4 (3.60%) Maya
Communications & Networking
1 72 (64.86%) 3G
2 69 (62.16%) 2G
3 30 (27.03%) Radio Access Network
4 28 (25.23%) ATM
5 23 (20.72%) DWDM
6 12 (10.81%) UMTS
7 10 (9.01%) GSM
8 7 (6.31%) Ethernet
8 7 (6.31%) SDH
8 7 (6.31%) 4G
9 6 (5.41%) GPRS
9 6 (5.41%) UTRAN
10 4 (3.60%) LTE
11 2 (1.80%) MGW
12 1 (0.90%) IPsec
12 1 (0.90%) RTCP
12 1 (0.90%) RTP
12 1 (0.90%) TCP/IP
12 1 (0.90%) SIGTRAN
12 1 (0.90%) M3UA
General
1 87 (78.38%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.31%) Finance
3 5 (4.50%) Front Office
3 5 (4.50%) Legal
4 1 (0.90%) Electronics
4 1 (0.90%) German Language
Job Titles
1 55 (49.55%) Field Engineer
2 8 (7.21%) Network Planner
3 7 (6.31%) Databuild Engineer
4 4 (3.60%) Ericsson Engineer
4 4 (3.60%) Support Engineer
5 3 (2.70%) Transmission Engineer
5 3 (2.70%) CS Core Engineer
6 2 (1.80%) RAN Engineer
6 2 (1.80%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (1.80%) Test Manager
7 1 (0.90%) Technical Support
7 1 (0.90%) Field Service Engineer
7 1 (0.90%) Project Manager
7 1 (0.90%) Programme Manager
7 1 (0.90%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (0.90%) Radio Engineer
7 1 (0.90%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 1 (0.90%) Senior Integration Engineer
7 1 (0.90%) Integration Manager
7 1 (0.90%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (1.80%) Management Information System
2 1 (0.90%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.72%) ETL
2 15 (13.51%) WFM
3 13 (11.71%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (9.01%) Network Planning
5 6 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (4.50%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (3.60%) Network Management
8 3 (2.70%) Validation
9 2 (1.80%) Performance Monitoring
10 1 (0.90%) Risk Management
10 1 (0.90%) PRINCE2
10 1 (0.90%) Risk Analysis
10 1 (0.90%) Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (1.80%) Degree
2 1 (0.90%) HNC
2 1 (0.90%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (18.92%) SLA
Vendors
1 66 (59.46%) Ericsson
2 44 (39.64%) Nokia
3 40 (36.04%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 26 (23.42%) Nortel
5 22 (19.82%) NEC
6 12 (10.81%) Huawei
7 8 (7.21%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.80%) Cerion
8 2 (1.80%) Cramer
8 2 (1.80%) Amdocs
9 1 (0.90%) Siemens
9 1 (0.90%) Cisco