The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 July 2015 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Radio Network Controller (RNC)
Rank 584 585 533
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -52
Contract jobs citing RNC 27 15 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.027% 0.076%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.34% 0.20% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
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£270 £235 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.89% -30.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £235 £338
% change year-on-year
+14.89% -30.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7898 7575 7003
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.84% 13.85% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4526 4040 3609
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 479 415 477
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.97 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 29 July 2015.

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 17 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 29 July 2015. 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 +5 26 £270 -10.00%
Berkshire +22 18 £245 -
South East -6 18 £245 -38.75%
Newbury +6 11 - -
Reading - 4 - -
London +7 2 - -
West Midlands +4 2 £270 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
North East - 2 - -
Slough - 2 £245 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £270 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Stafford - 1 £270 -
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -

RNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 84 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 68 (64.76%) GSM
3 66 (62.86%) Ericsson
4 63 (60.00%) Radio Access Network
5 62 (59.05%) UMTS
6 57 (54.29%) ATM
7 54 (51.43%) SDH
7 54 (51.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 50 (47.62%) Ethernet
9 46 (43.81%) SLA
10 44 (41.90%) Line Management
10 44 (41.90%) Agile Software Development
10 44 (41.90%) WFM
11 41 (39.05%) 3G
12 34 (32.38%) 2G
13 26 (24.76%) LTE
14 19 (18.10%) 4G
15 17 (16.19%) VoLTE
16 16 (15.24%) Huawei
16 16 (15.24%) Nokia
17 15 (14.29%) Network Planning
18 12 (11.43%) GPRS
18 12 (11.43%) Wireshark
19 11 (10.48%) Requirements Analysis
19 11 (10.48%) Validation
19 11 (10.48%) Test Planning
19 11 (10.48%) Diameter Protocol
20 9 (8.57%) HP Quality Center
20 9 (8.57%) Test Management
20 9 (8.57%) NAS

RNC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 7 (6.67%) MS Office
2 2 (1.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 68 (64.76%) GSM
2 63 (60.00%) Radio Access Network
3 62 (59.05%) UMTS
4 57 (54.29%) ATM
5 54 (51.43%) SDH
6 50 (47.62%) Ethernet
7 41 (39.05%) 3G
8 34 (32.38%) 2G
9 26 (24.76%) LTE
10 19 (18.10%) 4G
11 17 (16.19%) VoLTE
12 12 (11.43%) Wireshark
12 12 (11.43%) GPRS
13 11 (10.48%) Diameter Protocol
14 9 (8.57%) NAS
14 9 (8.57%) HSDPA
15 6 (5.71%) SGSN
16 5 (4.76%) Internet
16 5 (4.76%) DWDM
17 4 (3.81%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
General
1 84 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 9 (8.57%) Back Office
3 3 (2.86%) German Language
4 1 (0.95%) Finance
Job Titles
1 49 (46.67%) Field Engineer
2 14 (13.33%) Tester
3 11 (10.48%) Technical Tester
4 9 (8.57%) Integration Engineer
5 6 (5.71%) Performance Engineer
6 5 (4.76%) Back Office Engineer
7 3 (2.86%) Network Planner
7 3 (2.86%) Microwave Engineer
7 3 (2.86%) Verification Engineer
7 3 (2.86%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (1.90%) Project Manager
8 2 (1.90%) Network Manager
8 2 (1.90%) Network Project Manager
8 2 (1.90%) Radio Engineer
8 2 (1.90%) Transmission Engineer
8 2 (1.90%) Transmission Planning Engineer
8 2 (1.90%) Transmission Planner
8 2 (1.90%) RAN Engineer
9 1 (0.95%) Site Engineer
9 1 (0.95%) Commissioning Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.95%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.71%) Statistics
2 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.95%) GIS
3 1 (0.95%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.90%) UNIX
2 1 (0.95%) Solaris
2 1 (0.95%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (41.90%) Agile Software Development
1 44 (41.90%) WFM
1 44 (41.90%) Line Management
2 15 (14.29%) Network Planning
3 11 (10.48%) Validation
3 11 (10.48%) Requirements Analysis
3 11 (10.48%) Test Planning
4 9 (8.57%) Test Management
4 9 (8.57%) Test Automation
5 6 (5.71%) Performance Engineering
6 5 (4.76%) Network Management
6 5 (4.76%) ETL
7 3 (2.86%) Project Management
8 2 (1.90%) PRINCE2
8 2 (1.90%) Configuration Management
8 2 (1.90%) Migration
8 2 (1.90%) Change Control
8 2 (1.90%) Fault Management
8 2 (1.90%) Mentoring
8 2 (1.90%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.71%) C
2 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (2.86%) PMP
1 3 (2.86%) PMI Certification
2 2 (1.90%) Degree
2 2 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.95%) CNA
3 1 (0.95%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (43.81%) SLA
2 4 (3.81%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.95%) NDS
Systems Management
1 9 (8.57%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.90%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 66 (62.86%) Ericsson
2 54 (51.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 16 (15.24%) Huawei
3 16 (15.24%) Nokia
4 9 (8.57%) HP
5 6 (5.71%) Nortel
5 6 (5.71%) Cisco
6 5 (4.76%) NEC
7 4 (3.81%) ComArch
8 3 (2.86%) Remedy
9 2 (1.90%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 2 (1.90%) Amdocs
10 1 (0.95%) Cramer
10 1 (0.95%) Siemens
10 1 (0.95%) Mapinfo