The table below looks at the statistics for RNC skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RNC over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Radio Network Controller (RNC)
Rank 91 85 74
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -11
Contract jobs citing RNC 8 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.49% 0.072% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.38% 0.69% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £283 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.87% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
237 144 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.37% 10.34% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 54 57
Average daily rate £338 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 24
Average hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.20 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

RNC
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RNC across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

RNC Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

RNC
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RNC across the Manchester region.

RNC Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

RNC
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 7 (87.50%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (62.50%) Ericsson
2 5 (62.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 4 (50.00%) 4G
3 4 (50.00%) WFM
3 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (50.00%) 2G
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) 3G
3 4 (50.00%) ATM
3 4 (50.00%) GSM
3 4 (50.00%) SDH
3 4 (50.00%) UMTS
3 4 (50.00%) Ethernet
3 4 (50.00%) SLA
3 4 (50.00%) Line Management
4 3 (37.50%) VoLTE
4 3 (37.50%) LTE
5 2 (25.00%) Huawei
6 1 (12.50%) Back Office
6 1 (12.50%) Nokia

RNC
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (50.00%) 4G
2 4 (50.00%) 2G
2 4 (50.00%) 3G
2 4 (50.00%) ATM
2 4 (50.00%) GSM
2 4 (50.00%) SDH
2 4 (50.00%) UMTS
2 4 (50.00%) Ethernet
3 3 (37.50%) VoLTE
3 3 (37.50%) LTE
General
1 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Field Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) WFM
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) Line Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Ericsson
1 5 (62.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (25.00%) Huawei
3 1 (12.50%) Nokia