The first table below looks at the demand for RNC skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RNC over the 3 months to 23 July 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.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio Network Controller (RNC)
Rank 565 531 498
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -33
Contract jobs citing RNC 15 38 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.075% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.55% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 8
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£235 £338 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.37% +29.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £276 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £338 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £235 £338 £270
% change year-on-year
-30.37% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7382 6928 8973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.71% 13.59% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3936 3573 3939
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 476 681
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.54 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%

RNC
Jobs Demand Trend

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

RNC Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RNC
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RNC within the UK.

RNC Daily Rate Trend in the UK

RNC
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RNC within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

RNC Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

RNC
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RNC within the UK.

RNC Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

RNC
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RNC within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -33 9 £300 -11.11%
South East -22 3 £400 +18.51%
East of England -19 1 £200 -
Cambridge - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -

RNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 39 (65.00%) Telecoms
2 34 (56.67%) Ericsson
3 31 (51.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 27 (45.00%) 3G
5 25 (41.67%) 2G
6 17 (28.33%) Nokia
7 15 (25.00%) WFM
7 15 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
8 12 (20.00%) SLA
9 11 (18.33%) ATM
9 11 (18.33%) Ethernet
9 11 (18.33%) UMTS
9 11 (18.33%) LTE
10 10 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (16.67%) GSM
10 10 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
10 10 (16.67%) Huawei
11 9 (15.00%) SDH
11 9 (15.00%) Microsoft
11 9 (15.00%) MS Visio
12 8 (13.33%) MS Excel
13 6 (10.00%) 4G
13 6 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (10.00%) Migration
14 5 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
14 5 (8.33%) Legal
15 4 (6.67%) Management Information System
15 4 (6.67%) ETL
15 4 (6.67%) UTRAN
15 4 (6.67%) MGW

RNC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 10 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 9 (15.00%) MS Visio
3 8 (13.33%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.67%) MS Office
4 1 (1.67%) Maya
Communications & Networking
1 27 (45.00%) 3G
2 25 (41.67%) 2G
3 15 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
4 11 (18.33%) LTE
4 11 (18.33%) Ethernet
4 11 (18.33%) ATM
4 11 (18.33%) UMTS
5 10 (16.67%) GSM
6 9 (15.00%) SDH
7 6 (10.00%) 4G
8 4 (6.67%) MGW
8 4 (6.67%) UTRAN
9 3 (5.00%) DWDM
9 3 (5.00%) SGSN
10 2 (3.33%) Nokia DX200
10 2 (3.33%) VLAN
10 2 (3.33%) GPRS
11 1 (1.67%) ADSL
11 1 (1.67%) Broadband
11 1 (1.67%) CDMA
General
1 39 (65.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.33%) Legal
3 2 (3.33%) Finance
4 1 (1.67%) Front Office
4 1 (1.67%) Back Office
4 1 (1.67%) German Language
4 1 (1.67%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 20 (33.33%) Field Engineer
2 7 (11.67%) Databuild Engineer
3 4 (6.67%) Ericsson Engineer
3 4 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 3 (5.00%) RNC Engineer
5 2 (3.33%) Project Manager
5 2 (3.33%) Circuiting Engineer
5 2 (3.33%) Commissioning Engineer
5 2 (3.33%) CS Core Engineer
6 1 (1.67%) Customer Engineer
6 1 (1.67%) Field Service Engineer
6 1 (1.67%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (1.67%) Transmission Engineer
6 1 (1.67%) IP Engineer
6 1 (1.67%) Network Planner
6 1 (1.67%) Customer Service Engineer
6 1 (1.67%) RAN Engineer
6 1 (1.67%) RF Optimisation Engineer
6 1 (1.67%) Test Leader
6 1 (1.67%) Migration Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.33%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.00%) WFM
2 10 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (10.00%) Migration
4 5 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (6.67%) ETL
6 3 (5.00%) Network Planning
7 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.33%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.33%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (1.67%) Network Architecture
8 1 (1.67%) Project Management
8 1 (1.67%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 2 (3.33%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.67%) Degree
2 1 (1.67%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (20.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) Netcool
1 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (56.67%) Ericsson
2 31 (51.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 17 (28.33%) Nokia
4 10 (16.67%) Huawei
5 9 (15.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (5.00%) Nortel
6 3 (5.00%) NEC
7 2 (3.33%) Cramer
7 2 (3.33%) Mapinfo
7 2 (3.33%) BT
7 2 (3.33%) NetCracker
8 1 (1.67%) Cerion
8 1 (1.67%) Anite