The table below looks at the statistics for RNC skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 234 236 196
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -40
Contract jobs citing RNC 22 13 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.14% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.09% 0.77% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 7
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£275 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 - £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £281 - £332
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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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2010 1694 1667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.08% 17.91% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 976 751 694
Average daily rate £350 £325 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.56% +2.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 116 161
Average hourly rate £36.00 £21.13 £22.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.41% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.50 £12.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £57.00 £37.50
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 the South East

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

RNC Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

RNC
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

RNC Daily Rate Trend in the South East

RNC
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RNC across the South East region.

RNC Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

RNC
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RNC within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
Berkshire -3 14 £275 -
Surrey +4 4 - -
Hampshire - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
RNC
England

RNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 34 (61.82%) 3G
2 31 (56.36%) Network Planning
3 29 (52.73%) Ericsson
3 29 (52.73%) Telecoms
4 27 (49.09%) 2G
4 27 (49.09%) Radio Access Network
5 16 (29.09%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 16 (29.09%) GSM
6 12 (21.82%) UMTS
7 11 (20.00%) 4G
7 11 (20.00%) LTE
8 9 (16.36%) SDH
9 8 (14.55%) ATM
9 8 (14.55%) QA
10 7 (12.73%) Huawei
10 7 (12.73%) Statistics
10 7 (12.73%) Performance Engineering
10 7 (12.73%) SLA
11 6 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (10.91%) Ethernet
11 6 (10.91%) Line Management
11 6 (10.91%) WFM
12 5 (9.09%) Wireless
13 4 (7.27%) MGW
13 4 (7.27%) NBAP
13 4 (7.27%) GPRS
13 4 (7.27%) Cisco
14 3 (5.45%) UTRAN
14 3 (5.45%) Oracle
14 3 (5.45%) WiMAX

RNC
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 1 (1.82%) Maya
Communications & Networking
1 34 (61.82%) 3G
2 27 (49.09%) 2G
2 27 (49.09%) Radio Access Network
3 16 (29.09%) GSM
4 12 (21.82%) UMTS
5 11 (20.00%) 4G
5 11 (20.00%) LTE
6 9 (16.36%) SDH
7 8 (14.55%) ATM
8 6 (10.91%) Ethernet
9 5 (9.09%) Wireless
10 4 (7.27%) MGW
10 4 (7.27%) NBAP
10 4 (7.27%) GPRS
11 3 (5.45%) UTRAN
11 3 (5.45%) WiMAX
11 3 (5.45%) Wireshark
11 3 (5.45%) GGSN
11 3 (5.45%) SGSN
12 2 (3.64%) HSPA
General
1 29 (52.73%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.64%) Finance
3 1 (1.82%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (25.45%) Network Planner
2 7 (12.73%) Performance Engineer
3 6 (10.91%) Field Engineer
3 6 (10.91%) Databuild Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Transmission Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Transmission Planning Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Tester
5 3 (5.45%) Network Specialist
5 3 (5.45%) Transmission Planner
6 2 (3.64%) Wireless Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) RAN Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Test Analyst
7 1 (1.82%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (1.82%) Technical Leader
7 1 (1.82%) Microwave Engineer
7 1 (1.82%) Testing Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Statistics
2 1 (1.82%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (56.36%) Network Planning
2 7 (12.73%) Performance Engineering
3 6 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (10.91%) Line Management
3 6 (10.91%) WFM
4 1 (1.82%) Project Management
4 1 (1.82%) Migration
4 1 (1.82%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.82%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (3.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.55%) QA
2 7 (12.73%) SLA
Vendors
1 29 (52.73%) Ericsson
2 16 (29.09%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 7 (12.73%) Huawei
4 4 (7.27%) Cisco
5 3 (5.45%) Oracle
6 2 (3.64%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (1.82%) Nortel
7 1 (1.82%) Nokia
7 1 (1.82%) Siemens
7 1 (1.82%) Cramer
7 1 (1.82%) ComArch