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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio Network Controller (RNC)
Rank 134 110 126
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +16
Contract jobs citing RNC 10 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.30% 0.22% 0.037%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.95% 1.66% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
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£265 £348 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.74% +20.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
-21.42% +1.74%
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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
514 301 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.33% 13.43% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 148 182
Average daily rate £350 £286 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.27% -18.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 43 47
Average hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +3.57%

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 22 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 12 (100.00%) Ericsson
2 11 (91.67%) ATM
3 10 (83.33%) Telecoms
3 10 (83.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 10 (83.33%) Radio Access Network
4 9 (75.00%) GSM
4 9 (75.00%) SDH
4 9 (75.00%) UMTS
4 9 (75.00%) Ethernet
5 8 (66.67%) SLA
5 8 (66.67%) Line Management
5 8 (66.67%) WFM
6 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (33.33%) Nokia
8 3 (25.00%) 3G
8 3 (25.00%) 2G
9 2 (16.67%) Huawei
10 1 (8.33%) C
10 1 (8.33%) Back Office
10 1 (8.33%) DWDM
10 1 (8.33%) LTE
10 1 (8.33%) 4G

RNC
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 11 (91.67%) ATM
2 10 (83.33%) Radio Access Network
3 9 (75.00%) GSM
3 9 (75.00%) SDH
3 9 (75.00%) UMTS
3 9 (75.00%) Ethernet
4 3 (25.00%) 3G
4 3 (25.00%) 2G
5 1 (8.33%) DWDM
5 1 (8.33%) LTE
5 1 (8.33%) 4G
General
1 10 (83.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Field Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Ericsson Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Project Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Line Management
1 8 (66.67%) WFM
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (66.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Ericsson
2 10 (83.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 4 (33.33%) Nokia
4 2 (16.67%) Huawei