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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Radio Network Controller (RNC)
Rank 564 486 499
Rank change year-on-year
-78 +13
Contract jobs citing RNC 16 94 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.034% 0.20% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.23% 1.36% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 2
Average daily rate £600 £265 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+126.41% -11.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £276 £265 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.24% -15.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
6857 6908 5997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.53% 14.99% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4089 3910 3218
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 396 362
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.69 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.19% +19.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.53 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 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 -29 9 - -
London -9 2 £600 -
East of England 0 1 - -
West Midlands -21 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
RNC
UK

RNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 35 (76.09%) 3G
2 32 (69.57%) 2G
3 30 (65.22%) Telecoms
4 22 (47.83%) Ericsson
5 21 (45.65%) LTE
6 20 (43.48%) Nokia
7 18 (39.13%) Huawei
8 17 (36.96%) Radio Access Network
9 14 (30.43%) NSN NetAct
10 13 (28.26%) Mapinfo
11 12 (26.09%) Nortel
12 11 (23.91%) 4G
13 10 (21.74%) Node B
14 9 (19.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 9 (19.57%) ATM
15 8 (17.39%) NEC
15 8 (17.39%) ETL
15 8 (17.39%) SLA
15 8 (17.39%) DWDM
15 8 (17.39%) Network Planning
16 7 (15.22%) MS Office
17 6 (13.04%) Remedy
17 6 (13.04%) Actix
17 6 (13.04%) Performance Analysis
18 5 (10.87%) MS PowerPoint
18 5 (10.87%) Algorithms
18 5 (10.87%) MS Excel
18 5 (10.87%) 3GPP
19 4 (8.70%) XML
19 4 (8.70%) SQL

RNC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 7 (15.22%) MS Office
2 5 (10.87%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.87%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.35%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 35 (76.09%) 3G
2 32 (69.57%) 2G
3 21 (45.65%) LTE
4 17 (36.96%) Radio Access Network
5 11 (23.91%) 4G
6 10 (21.74%) Node B
7 9 (19.57%) ATM
8 8 (17.39%) DWDM
9 5 (10.87%) 3GPP
10 4 (8.70%) Wireless
10 4 (8.70%) Wireshark
11 3 (6.52%) MPLS
11 3 (6.52%) VLAN
12 2 (4.35%) INAP
12 2 (4.35%) Internet
12 2 (4.35%) ISUP
12 2 (4.35%) Megaco
12 2 (4.35%) SNMP
12 2 (4.35%) SS7
12 2 (4.35%) UTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (6.52%) MS Access
2 2 (4.35%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.17%) GIS
General
1 30 (65.22%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.35%) Back Office
2 2 (4.35%) German Language
3 1 (2.17%) Electronics
3 1 (2.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (19.57%) Field Engineer
2 7 (15.22%) Optimisation Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) RAN Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) 3G Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Field Telecoms Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) LTE Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Network Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Senior 3G Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Telecoms Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Databuild Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Network Manager
5 4 (8.70%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.52%) Network Project Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Network Optimisation Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Radio Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Radio Network Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) RF Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) RNC Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Algorithms
2 2 (4.35%) Handset
2 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) Debian
1 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.39%) ETL
1 8 (17.39%) Network Planning
2 6 (13.04%) Performance Analysis
3 4 (8.70%) Change Management
3 4 (8.70%) Project Management
4 3 (6.52%) Line Management
4 3 (6.52%) Network Architecture
4 3 (6.52%) Network Design
4 3 (6.52%) Network Optimisation
5 2 (4.35%) Change Control
5 2 (4.35%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.35%) Network Management
5 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.35%) Radio Network Optimisation
5 2 (4.35%) Requirements Management
6 1 (2.17%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.17%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.17%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (2.17%) Service Management
6 1 (2.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.70%) SQL
2 3 (6.52%) MapBasic
3 2 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) Degree
2 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.17%) HNC
3 1 (2.17%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.39%) SLA
Systems Management
1 14 (30.43%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (2.17%) Netcool
Vendors
1 22 (47.83%) Ericsson
2 20 (43.48%) Nokia
3 18 (39.13%) Huawei
4 13 (28.26%) Mapinfo
5 12 (26.09%) Nortel
6 9 (19.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 8 (17.39%) NEC
8 6 (13.04%) Actix
8 6 (13.04%) Remedy
9 4 (8.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 3 (6.52%) BT
10 3 (6.52%) ComArch
10 3 (6.52%) NetCracker
10 3 (6.52%) Siemens
10 3 (6.52%) ZTE
11 2 (4.35%) Amdocs
12 1 (2.17%) Cisco
12 1 (2.17%) Cramer