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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Radio Network Controller (RNC)
Rank 218 214 164
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -50
Contract jobs citing RNC 35 19 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.38% 0.23% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.88% 1.34% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 9
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.43% -22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £255 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £255 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £315 £298
% change year-on-year
-15.73% +5.71%
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
1857 1420 1601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.03% 16.91% 20.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 894 604 626
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 114 162
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £19.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% +16.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RNC across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

RNC Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 January 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 +16 30 £105 -58.82% 2
RNC
England

RNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 26 (65.00%) 3G
2 22 (55.00%) 2G
3 21 (52.50%) Network Planning
3 21 (52.50%) Ericsson
3 21 (52.50%) Radio Access Network
4 17 (42.50%) Telecoms
5 9 (22.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 8 (20.00%) 4G
7 7 (17.50%) LTE
7 7 (17.50%) GSM
8 6 (15.00%) UMTS
8 6 (15.00%) QA
9 5 (12.50%) Cisco
10 4 (10.00%) Huawei
10 4 (10.00%) Statistics
10 4 (10.00%) Wireless
10 4 (10.00%) Performance Engineering
11 3 (7.50%) GGSN
11 3 (7.50%) SGSN
11 3 (7.50%) MGW
11 3 (7.50%) SLA
11 3 (7.50%) Oracle
11 3 (7.50%) ATM
12 2 (5.00%) Nortel
12 2 (5.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 2 (5.00%) Nokia
12 2 (5.00%) UTRAN
12 2 (5.00%) WiMAX
12 2 (5.00%) Degree
12 2 (5.00%) NBAP

RNC
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (2.50%) Maya
Communications & Networking
1 26 (65.00%) 3G
2 22 (55.00%) 2G
3 21 (52.50%) Radio Access Network
4 8 (20.00%) 4G
5 7 (17.50%) LTE
5 7 (17.50%) GSM
6 6 (15.00%) UMTS
7 4 (10.00%) Wireless
8 3 (7.50%) GGSN
8 3 (7.50%) SGSN
8 3 (7.50%) MGW
8 3 (7.50%) ATM
9 2 (5.00%) UTRAN
9 2 (5.00%) WiMAX
9 2 (5.00%) NBAP
10 1 (2.50%) Wireshark
10 1 (2.50%) GPRS
10 1 (2.50%) SDH
10 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
General
1 17 (42.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) Network Planner
2 6 (15.00%) Databuild Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Performance Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) RAN Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Transmission Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Transmission Planning Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Network Specialist
5 2 (5.00%) Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Test Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) 3G Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Wireless Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Microwave Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Transmission Planner
6 1 (2.50%) Testing Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Radio Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.50%) Design Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Field Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (52.50%) Network Planning
2 4 (10.00%) Performance Engineering
3 1 (2.50%) Line Management
3 1 (2.50%) WFM
3 1 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.00%) QA
2 3 (7.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 21 (52.50%) Ericsson
2 9 (22.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 5 (12.50%) Cisco
4 4 (10.00%) Huawei
5 3 (7.50%) Oracle
6 2 (5.00%) Nortel
6 2 (5.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (5.00%) Nokia
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