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 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 568 549 498
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -51
Contract jobs citing RNC 32 32 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.062% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.39% 0.46% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 10
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£270 £350 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% +1.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £216 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £410 £432
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 - - -

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
8200 7004 7963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.22% 13.53% 15.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4694 3859 3836
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 458 642
Average hourly rate £22.69 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.45% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +3.57%

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
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 5 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 28 November 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -52 31 £270 -28.94% 1
Berkshire -4 6 - -
South East -37 6 - -
Reading +13 2 - -
Bracknell - - - -

RNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 42 (70.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 35 (58.33%) Telecoms
3 34 (56.67%) Ericsson
4 30 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
5 24 (40.00%) ATM
6 23 (38.33%) GSM
6 23 (38.33%) UMTS
6 23 (38.33%) Ethernet
6 23 (38.33%) 3G
6 23 (38.33%) 2G
7 22 (36.67%) SDH
8 21 (35.00%) SLA
8 21 (35.00%) WFM
9 18 (30.00%) Line Management
9 18 (30.00%) Nokia
10 15 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (21.67%) Huawei
11 13 (21.67%) LTE
12 8 (13.33%) 4G
13 7 (11.67%) MGW
13 7 (11.67%) Network Planning
13 7 (11.67%) Migration
14 6 (10.00%) SGSN
15 4 (6.67%) Nokia DX200
15 4 (6.67%) Degree
15 4 (6.67%) German Language
15 4 (6.67%) Actix
15 4 (6.67%) Management Information System
15 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
15 4 (6.67%) 3GPP

RNC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 3 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.33%) MS Office
2 2 (3.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 30 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
2 24 (40.00%) ATM
3 23 (38.33%) GSM
3 23 (38.33%) UMTS
3 23 (38.33%) Ethernet
3 23 (38.33%) 3G
3 23 (38.33%) 2G
4 22 (36.67%) SDH
5 13 (21.67%) LTE
6 8 (13.33%) 4G
7 7 (11.67%) MGW
8 6 (10.00%) SGSN
9 4 (6.67%) Nokia DX200
9 4 (6.67%) 3GPP
10 3 (5.00%) Wireless
11 2 (3.33%) VLAN
11 2 (3.33%) SHDSL
11 2 (3.33%) DWDM
11 2 (3.33%) ADSL
12 1 (1.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) MS Access
General
1 35 (58.33%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.67%) German Language
3 2 (3.33%) Spanish Language
3 2 (3.33%) Front Office
4 1 (1.67%) Back Office
4 1 (1.67%) Electronics
4 1 (1.67%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.67%) French Language
4 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (41.67%) Field Engineer
2 3 (5.00%) 3G Engineer
2 3 (5.00%) Radio Engineer
2 3 (5.00%) CS Core Engineer
3 2 (3.33%) RNC Engineer
3 2 (3.33%) Network Planner
3 2 (3.33%) Circuiting Engineer
3 2 (3.33%) RAN Engineer
3 2 (3.33%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (3.33%) Consultant
3 2 (3.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (1.67%) Customer Engineer
4 1 (1.67%) Network Specialist
4 1 (1.67%) Ericsson Engineer
4 1 (1.67%) Design Engineer
4 1 (1.67%) Project Engineer
4 1 (1.67%) Testing Engineer
4 1 (1.67%) IP Engineer
4 1 (1.67%) OSS Consultant
4 1 (1.67%) Customer Service Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.67%) Handset
2 1 (1.67%) User Experience
2 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.67%) UNIX
1 1 (1.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.00%) WFM
2 18 (30.00%) Line Management
3 15 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (11.67%) Network Planning
4 7 (11.67%) Migration
5 3 (5.00%) ETL
5 3 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (3.33%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.33%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.67%) Change Management
7 1 (1.67%) Project Management
7 1 (1.67%) System Testing
7 1 (1.67%) Network Architecture
7 1 (1.67%) Software Testing
7 1 (1.67%) Resource Management
7 1 (1.67%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.00%) C
2 2 (3.33%) SQL
3 1 (1.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (1.67%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (35.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) NDS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) Netcool
2 1 (1.67%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 42 (70.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 34 (56.67%) Ericsson
3 18 (30.00%) Nokia
4 13 (21.67%) Huawei
5 4 (6.67%) Actix
5 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
6 3 (5.00%) Cisco
6 3 (5.00%) Nortel
6 3 (5.00%) Siemens
6 3 (5.00%) Mapinfo
6 3 (5.00%) NEC
7 2 (3.33%) NetCracker
7 2 (3.33%) BT
7 2 (3.33%) Oracle
7 2 (3.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (1.67%) Sun
8 1 (1.67%) HP
8 1 (1.67%) Sybase
8 1 (1.67%) Cramer
8 1 (1.67%) Ciena
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