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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Radio Network Controller (RNC)
Rank 245 248 207
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -41
Contract jobs citing RNC 19 3 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.20% 0.033% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.08% 0.17% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
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£305 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.75% +18.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £235 £338
% change year-on-year
+22.34% -30.37%
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
1755 1725 1576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.38% 18.75% 18.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 916 758 687
Average daily rate £355 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £203 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 95 132
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -33.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.95 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+11.10% -21.56%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +23 19 £305 -
RNC
England

RNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 28 (71.79%) Telecoms
2 25 (64.10%) 3G
3 21 (53.85%) GSM
3 21 (53.85%) 2G
4 18 (46.15%) UMTS
5 17 (43.59%) Radio Access Network
6 16 (41.03%) Ericsson
7 15 (38.46%) LTE
8 12 (30.77%) Network Planning
8 12 (30.77%) GPRS
8 12 (30.77%) 4G
9 11 (28.21%) Requirements Analysis
9 11 (28.21%) Wireshark
9 11 (28.21%) VoLTE
9 11 (28.21%) Test Planning
9 11 (28.21%) Validation
10 10 (25.64%) SDH
11 9 (23.08%) HP
11 9 (23.08%) HSDPA
11 9 (23.08%) Test Management
11 9 (23.08%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 9 (23.08%) Test Automation
11 9 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
12 8 (20.51%) NAS
12 8 (20.51%) ATM
13 7 (17.95%) Ethernet
13 7 (17.95%) SLA
13 7 (17.95%) Diameter Protocol
14 5 (12.82%) Line Management
14 5 (12.82%) WFM

RNC
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 2 (5.13%) MS Office
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 25 (64.10%) 3G
2 21 (53.85%) GSM
2 21 (53.85%) 2G
3 18 (46.15%) UMTS
4 17 (43.59%) Radio Access Network
5 15 (38.46%) LTE
6 12 (30.77%) 4G
6 12 (30.77%) GPRS
7 11 (28.21%) Wireshark
7 11 (28.21%) VoLTE
8 10 (25.64%) SDH
9 9 (23.08%) HSDPA
10 8 (20.51%) NAS
10 8 (20.51%) ATM
11 7 (17.95%) Ethernet
11 7 (17.95%) Diameter Protocol
12 3 (7.69%) HSPA
12 3 (7.69%) MGW
12 3 (7.69%) WiMAX
12 3 (7.69%) Wireless
General
1 28 (71.79%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.69%) Back Office
3 1 (2.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Tester
2 11 (28.21%) Technical Tester
3 5 (12.82%) Field Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Performance Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Network Planner
5 2 (5.13%) Network Project Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Network Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Network Designer
5 2 (5.13%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Designer
5 2 (5.13%) Transmission Planner
5 2 (5.13%) Transmission Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Transmission Planning Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) RF Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Wireless Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) RAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Statistics
2 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) GIS
3 1 (2.56%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.56%) UNIX
1 1 (2.56%) Solaris
1 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Network Planning
2 11 (28.21%) Requirements Analysis
2 11 (28.21%) Validation
2 11 (28.21%) Test Planning
3 9 (23.08%) Test Management
3 9 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 5 (12.82%) Line Management
4 5 (12.82%) WFM
4 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (7.69%) Project Management
5 3 (7.69%) Performance Engineering
6 2 (5.13%) Change Control
6 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.56%) Migration
7 1 (2.56%) Supplier Management
7 1 (2.56%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (2.56%) Time Management
7 1 (2.56%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) Degree
1 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) SLA
2 4 (10.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) Ericsson
2 9 (23.08%) HP
2 9 (23.08%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 5 (12.82%) Nokia
4 4 (10.26%) Huawei
5 3 (7.69%) Cisco
6 2 (5.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (5.13%) Remedy
6 2 (5.13%) Amdocs
7 1 (2.56%) ComArch
7 1 (2.56%) Cramer
7 1 (2.56%) Nortel
7 1 (2.56%) Siemens
7 1 (2.56%) Mapinfo