The table below looks at the statistics for RNC skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RNC over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio Network Controller (RNC)
Rank 140 106 131
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +25
Contract jobs citing RNC 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.093% 0.090% 0.032%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.60% 0.74% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £266 £338 £301
% change year-on-year
-21.11% +12.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
499 269 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.46% 12.16% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 136 195
Average daily rate £350 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 63
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.65 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% -45.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £134.00 £41.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

RNC
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

RNC Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

RNC
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

RNC Daily Rate Trend in the South West

RNC
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

RNC Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

RNC
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 3 (100.00%) ATM
1 3 (100.00%) Ericsson
1 3 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (66.67%) GSM
2 2 (66.67%) SDH
2 2 (66.67%) UMTS
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) SLA
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) WFM
2 2 (66.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) LTE
3 1 (33.33%) 2G
3 1 (33.33%) Huawei
3 1 (33.33%) Back Office
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia
3 1 (33.33%) 3G

RNC
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 3 (100.00%) ATM
1 3 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (66.67%) GSM
2 2 (66.67%) SDH
2 2 (66.67%) UMTS
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
3 1 (33.33%) 3G
3 1 (33.33%) 2G
3 1 (33.33%) LTE
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Field Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Project Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Ericsson
2 2 (66.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia
3 1 (33.33%) Huawei