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 25 November 2014 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio Network Controller (RNC)
Rank 561 528 479
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -49
Contract jobs citing RNC 31 23 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.060% 0.049% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.41% 0.36% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 10
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£270 £403 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.91% +17.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £364 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £410 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £403 £344
% change year-on-year
-31.67% +17.00%
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
7495 6470 7434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.41% 13.64% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4383 3618 3660
Average daily rate £365 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 438 589
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.87% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +7.14%

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 25 November 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
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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 -35 6 - -
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RNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 32 (69.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 28 (60.87%) Ericsson
3 27 (58.70%) Telecoms
4 26 (56.52%) Radio Access Network
5 20 (43.48%) ATM
6 19 (41.30%) Ethernet
6 19 (41.30%) SLA
6 19 (41.30%) 3G
7 18 (39.13%) GSM
7 18 (39.13%) SDH
7 18 (39.13%) UMTS
7 18 (39.13%) 2G
8 16 (34.78%) Line Management
9 15 (32.61%) WFM
10 14 (30.43%) Nokia
11 13 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (21.74%) LTE
13 7 (15.22%) Network Planning
14 6 (13.04%) Huawei
15 4 (8.70%) 4G
15 4 (8.70%) Actix
16 3 (6.52%) German Language
16 3 (6.52%) Siemens
16 3 (6.52%) 3GPP
16 3 (6.52%) C
16 3 (6.52%) Cisco
17 2 (4.35%) Nortel
17 2 (4.35%) Alcatel-Lucent
17 2 (4.35%) NDS
17 2 (4.35%) Mapinfo

RNC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 2 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 26 (56.52%) Radio Access Network
2 20 (43.48%) ATM
3 19 (41.30%) Ethernet
3 19 (41.30%) 3G
4 18 (39.13%) GSM
4 18 (39.13%) SDH
4 18 (39.13%) UMTS
4 18 (39.13%) 2G
5 10 (21.74%) LTE
6 4 (8.70%) 4G
7 3 (6.52%) 3GPP
8 2 (4.35%) Wireless
8 2 (4.35%) SGSN
8 2 (4.35%) MGW
9 1 (2.17%) SCTP
9 1 (2.17%) HSPA
9 1 (2.17%) GGSN
9 1 (2.17%) Wireshark
9 1 (2.17%) VLAN
9 1 (2.17%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) MS Access
General
1 27 (58.70%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.52%) German Language
3 1 (2.17%) Marketing
3 1 (2.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (47.83%) Field Engineer
2 3 (6.52%) Radio Engineer
2 3 (6.52%) 3G Engineer
2 3 (6.52%) RNC Engineer
3 2 (4.35%) Network Planner
3 2 (4.35%) Commissioning Engineer
3 2 (4.35%) CS Core Engineer
4 1 (2.17%) Circuiting Engineer
4 1 (2.17%) Testing Engineer
4 1 (2.17%) RAN Engineer
4 1 (2.17%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
4 1 (2.17%) Customer Service Engineer
4 1 (2.17%) Project Director
4 1 (2.17%) Network Specialist
4 1 (2.17%) Ericsson Engineer
4 1 (2.17%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (2.17%) Design Engineer
4 1 (2.17%) Project Engineer
4 1 (2.17%) Consultant
4 1 (2.17%) Customer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.17%) User Experience
2 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.17%) Handset
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.78%) Line Management
2 15 (32.61%) WFM
3 13 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (15.22%) Network Planning
5 2 (4.35%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.35%) Migration
5 2 (4.35%) ETL
6 1 (2.17%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.17%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.17%) Coaching
6 1 (2.17%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.17%) Network Architecture
6 1 (2.17%) Resource Management
6 1 (2.17%) Change Management
6 1 (2.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) C
2 1 (2.17%) SQL
2 1 (2.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (41.30%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) NDS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 32 (69.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 28 (60.87%) Ericsson
3 14 (30.43%) Nokia
4 6 (13.04%) Huawei
5 4 (8.70%) Actix
6 3 (6.52%) Siemens
6 3 (6.52%) Cisco
7 2 (4.35%) Nortel
7 2 (4.35%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (4.35%) Mapinfo
7 2 (4.35%) NEC
8 1 (2.17%) NetCracker
8 1 (2.17%) BT
8 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.17%) Oracle