The table below looks at the statistics for RNC skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RNC over the 3 months to 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Radio Network Controller (RNC)
Rank 124 126 117
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Contract jobs citing RNC 18 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.53% 0.22% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.90% 1.66% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £208 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
-34.02% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
RNC
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
462 362 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.52% 12.98% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 155 147
Average daily rate £350 £305 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% +2.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £213 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £560 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 30 58
Average hourly rate £18.13 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.56% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -14.27%

RNC
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

RNC Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

RNC
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

RNC Daily Rate Trend in the North West

RNC
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RNC within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. 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
Manchester -14 4 - -
RNC
England

RNC
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 18 (100.00%) GSM
1 18 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 12 (66.67%) ATM
2 12 (66.67%) SDH
2 12 (66.67%) UMTS
2 12 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 12 (66.67%) SLA
2 12 (66.67%) Ericsson
2 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (66.67%) WFM
2 12 (66.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 12 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
2 12 (66.67%) Line Management
3 6 (33.33%) Performance Engineering
3 6 (33.33%) LTE
3 6 (33.33%) Network Planning
3 6 (33.33%) Statistics
3 6 (33.33%) 3G
4 4 (22.22%) VCP4

RNC
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 18 (100.00%) GSM
2 12 (66.67%) SDH
2 12 (66.67%) UMTS
2 12 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 12 (66.67%) ATM
2 12 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
3 6 (33.33%) 3G
3 6 (33.33%) LTE
General
1 18 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Field Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Performance Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (66.67%) WFM
1 12 (66.67%) Line Management
2 6 (33.33%) Performance Engineering
2 6 (33.33%) Network Planning
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (66.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Ericsson
1 12 (66.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks