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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Radio Network Controller (RNC)
Rank 237 221 222
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Contract jobs citing RNC 9 42 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.44% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.51% 2.11% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Average daily rate - £260 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £208 £315
% change year-on-year
+22.89% -34.02%
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1758 1991 1499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.53% 20.87% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 970 961 638
Average daily rate £352 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 116 125
Average hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -18 8 - -
Surrey -14 1 - -
RNC
England

RNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 21 (80.77%) 3G
2 20 (76.92%) 2G
3 16 (61.54%) Telecoms
4 15 (57.69%) Radio Access Network
5 14 (53.85%) Ericsson
6 13 (50.00%) Mapinfo
6 13 (50.00%) LTE
7 11 (42.31%) NSN NetAct
8 9 (34.62%) Nokia
9 8 (30.77%) Network Planning
9 8 (30.77%) Huawei
10 6 (23.08%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 6 (23.08%) 4G
11 5 (19.23%) Performance Analysis
11 5 (19.23%) Algorithms
11 5 (19.23%) Actix
11 5 (19.23%) MS PowerPoint
11 5 (19.23%) Remedy
11 5 (19.23%) MS Office
11 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
12 4 (15.38%) XML
12 4 (15.38%) Nortel
12 4 (15.38%) Node B
13 3 (11.54%) Line Management
13 3 (11.54%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (11.54%) SQL
13 3 (11.54%) 3GPP
13 3 (11.54%) MS Access
13 3 (11.54%) Project Management
13 3 (11.54%) ComArch

RNC
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
1 5 (19.23%) MS Office
1 5 (19.23%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 21 (80.77%) 3G
2 20 (76.92%) 2G
3 15 (57.69%) Radio Access Network
4 13 (50.00%) LTE
5 6 (23.08%) 4G
6 4 (15.38%) Node B
7 3 (11.54%) 3GPP
7 3 (11.54%) VLAN
8 2 (7.69%) DWDM
8 2 (7.69%) MPLS
8 2 (7.69%) SIGTRAN
8 2 (7.69%) UTRAN
9 1 (3.85%) BGP
9 1 (3.85%) Megaco
9 1 (3.85%) MGW
9 1 (3.85%) UMTS
9 1 (3.85%) VoLTE
9 1 (3.85%) VPLS
9 1 (3.85%) VRRP
9 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (11.54%) MS Access
2 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.85%) GIS
General
1 16 (61.54%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Electronics
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) 3G Engineer
1 5 (19.23%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
1 5 (19.23%) LTE Engineer
1 5 (19.23%) Optimisation Engineer
1 5 (19.23%) RAN Engineer
1 5 (19.23%) Senior 3G Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Databuild Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Network Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Network Project Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Designer
4 2 (7.69%) Network Designer
4 2 (7.69%) RNC Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (3.85%) Change Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Design Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Field Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) IP Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) RNC/RAN Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Algorithms
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Handset
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Network Planning
2 5 (19.23%) Performance Analysis
3 3 (11.54%) Change Management
3 3 (11.54%) Line Management
3 3 (11.54%) Project Management
4 2 (7.69%) Change Control
4 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.85%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.85%) ETL
5 1 (3.85%) Network Architecture
5 1 (3.85%) Network Design
5 1 (3.85%) Service Management
5 1 (3.85%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) MapBasic
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
1 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (3.85%) HNC
2 1 (3.85%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
Systems Management
1 11 (42.31%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (3.85%) Netcool
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) Ericsson
2 13 (50.00%) Mapinfo
3 9 (34.62%) Nokia
4 8 (30.77%) Huawei
5 6 (23.08%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 5 (19.23%) Actix
6 5 (19.23%) Remedy
7 4 (15.38%) Nortel
8 3 (11.54%) ComArch
9 2 (7.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 2 (7.69%) Amdocs
10 1 (3.85%) BT
10 1 (3.85%) Cramer
10 1 (3.85%) NEC
10 1 (3.85%) NetCracker
10 1 (3.85%) Siemens
10 1 (3.85%) ZTE