The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio Network Controller (RNC)
Rank - 120 141
Contract jobs citing RNC 0 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.93% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £312 £300 £255
% change year-on-year
+4.08% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
483 321 562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.58% 13.80% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 187 291
Average daily rate £375 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 39
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -21.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £15.20 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
RNC
England

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
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
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Vacancies
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RNC
England

RNC
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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%) GSM
1 3 (100.00%) UMTS
1 3 (100.00%) Validation
1 3 (100.00%) 3G
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (66.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (66.67%) 2G
3 1 (33.33%) IPsec
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (33.33%) Electronics
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) LTE
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) RTCP
3 1 (33.33%) RTP
3 1 (33.33%) 4G
3 1 (33.33%) M3UA

RNC
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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%) GSM
1 3 (100.00%) UMTS
1 3 (100.00%) 3G
1 3 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (66.67%) 2G
3 1 (33.33%) IPsec
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (33.33%) LTE
3 1 (33.33%) RTCP
3 1 (33.33%) RTP
3 1 (33.33%) 4G
3 1 (33.33%) M3UA
General
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test and Integration Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Integration Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco