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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio Network Controller (RNC)
Rank 566 533 491
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -42
Contract jobs citing RNC 29 45 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.084% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.36% 0.62% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 13
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£266 £338 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.11% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £283 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £388 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £266 £338 £301
% change year-on-year
-21.11% +12.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50

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
8141 7236 8937
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.44% 13.57% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4382 3894 4029
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 417 704
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% +4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -48 15 £268 -20.74%
South East -23 2 £400 +18.51%
East of England -29 1 - -
Cambridge - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -

RNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 32 (62.75%) Telecoms
2 30 (58.82%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 21 (41.18%) Ericsson
4 18 (35.29%) WFM
5 15 (29.41%) Radio Access Network
6 14 (27.45%) Huawei
7 13 (25.49%) SLA
7 13 (25.49%) MS PowerPoint
8 12 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (23.53%) 3G
8 12 (23.53%) 2G
9 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
9 11 (21.57%) Ethernet
9 11 (21.57%) MS Visio
9 11 (21.57%) GSM
9 11 (21.57%) UMTS
10 10 (19.61%) ATM
10 10 (19.61%) MS Excel
10 10 (19.61%) LTE
11 9 (17.65%) Migration
11 9 (17.65%) SDH
11 9 (17.65%) Nokia
12 6 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (11.76%) Management Information System
12 6 (11.76%) 4G
13 5 (9.80%) MGW
13 5 (9.80%) SGSN
13 5 (9.80%) Legal
13 5 (9.80%) Risk Assessment
14 4 (7.84%) Nokia DX200

RNC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 13 (25.49%) MS PowerPoint
2 11 (21.57%) MS Visio
3 10 (19.61%) MS Excel
4 2 (3.92%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 15 (29.41%) Radio Access Network
2 12 (23.53%) 3G
2 12 (23.53%) 2G
3 11 (21.57%) Ethernet
3 11 (21.57%) GSM
3 11 (21.57%) UMTS
4 10 (19.61%) ATM
4 10 (19.61%) LTE
5 9 (17.65%) SDH
6 6 (11.76%) 4G
7 5 (9.80%) MGW
7 5 (9.80%) SGSN
8 4 (7.84%) Nokia DX200
9 2 (3.92%) VLAN
9 2 (3.92%) Wireless
9 2 (3.92%) UTRAN
9 2 (3.92%) DWDM
9 2 (3.92%) ADSL
9 2 (3.92%) SHDSL
10 1 (1.96%) SCTP
General
1 32 (62.75%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.80%) Legal
3 2 (3.92%) Front Office
3 2 (3.92%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.96%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.96%) French Language
4 1 (1.96%) German Language
4 1 (1.96%) Electronics
4 1 (1.96%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (13.73%) Field Engineer
2 6 (11.76%) Databuild Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) Support Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) Ericsson Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) RNC Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Project Manager
5 2 (3.92%) CS Core Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Commissioning Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Circuiting Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) RAN Engineer
6 1 (1.96%) RF Optimisation Engineer
6 1 (1.96%) IP Engineer
6 1 (1.96%) Test Leader
6 1 (1.96%) OSS Consultant
6 1 (1.96%) Testing Engineer
6 1 (1.96%) Consultant
6 1 (1.96%) Customer Engineer
6 1 (1.96%) Project Engineer
6 1 (1.96%) RF Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.92%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.96%) UNIX
1 1 (1.96%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (35.29%) WFM
2 12 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (17.65%) Migration
4 6 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (9.80%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (3.92%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.92%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.92%) ETL
7 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.96%) System Testing
8 1 (1.96%) Network Architecture
8 1 (1.96%) Project Management
8 1 (1.96%) Software Testing
8 1 (1.96%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.92%) Degree
1 2 (3.92%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.96%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (25.49%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) NDS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) Netcool
2 1 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (58.82%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 21 (41.18%) Ericsson
3 14 (27.45%) Huawei
4 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
5 9 (17.65%) Nokia
6 2 (3.92%) Cramer
6 2 (3.92%) NetCracker
6 2 (3.92%) BT
6 2 (3.92%) NEC
6 2 (3.92%) Mapinfo
7 1 (1.96%) Ciena
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle
7 1 (1.96%) Sybase
7 1 (1.96%) Sun
7 1 (1.96%) HP
7 1 (1.96%) Nortel
7 1 (1.96%) Anite