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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio Network Controller (RNC)
Rank 578 540 495
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -45
Contract jobs citing RNC 34 46 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.087% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.40% 0.64% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 12
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£266 £395 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.59% +8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £287 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £407 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £266 £395 £363
% change year-on-year
-32.59% +8.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
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
8424 7141 8923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 13.53% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4660 3880 4041
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 415 683
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 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 19 September 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 -29 20 £268 -32.27%
South East -17 5 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Cambridge - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -

RNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 25 (54.35%) Telecoms
2 24 (52.17%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 21 (45.65%) Ericsson
4 18 (39.13%) Radio Access Network
5 17 (36.96%) 3G
6 16 (34.78%) 2G
7 13 (28.26%) Huawei
7 13 (28.26%) WFM
8 12 (26.09%) UMTS
8 12 (26.09%) Ethernet
8 12 (26.09%) GSM
9 11 (23.91%) ATM
10 10 (21.74%) SDH
10 10 (21.74%) SLA
10 10 (21.74%) LTE
11 9 (19.57%) Nokia
12 7 (15.22%) Migration
12 7 (15.22%) Line Management
13 6 (13.04%) 4G
14 5 (10.87%) Continuous Improvement
14 5 (10.87%) MGW
14 5 (10.87%) SGSN
14 5 (10.87%) MS PowerPoint
14 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
15 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
15 4 (8.70%) MS Visio
15 4 (8.70%) Management Information System
15 4 (8.70%) Nokia DX200
16 3 (6.52%) Performance Monitoring

RNC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5 (10.87%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.70%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 18 (39.13%) Radio Access Network
2 17 (36.96%) 3G
3 16 (34.78%) 2G
4 12 (26.09%) UMTS
4 12 (26.09%) Ethernet
4 12 (26.09%) GSM
5 11 (23.91%) ATM
6 10 (21.74%) SDH
6 10 (21.74%) LTE
7 6 (13.04%) 4G
8 5 (10.87%) MGW
8 5 (10.87%) SGSN
9 4 (8.70%) Nokia DX200
10 2 (4.35%) ADSL
10 2 (4.35%) UTRAN
10 2 (4.35%) DWDM
10 2 (4.35%) Wireless
10 2 (4.35%) VLAN
10 2 (4.35%) SHDSL
11 1 (2.17%) Wireshark
General
1 25 (54.35%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.35%) Front Office
2 2 (4.35%) Legal
2 2 (4.35%) Spanish Language
3 1 (2.17%) Dutch Language
3 1 (2.17%) French Language
3 1 (2.17%) German Language
3 1 (2.17%) Marketing
3 1 (2.17%) Electronics
3 1 (2.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (19.57%) Field Engineer
2 4 (8.70%) Databuild Engineer
3 3 (6.52%) RNC Engineer
3 3 (6.52%) Support Engineer
4 2 (4.35%) Network Planner
4 2 (4.35%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (4.35%) RAN Engineer
4 2 (4.35%) Ericsson Engineer
4 2 (4.35%) CS Core Engineer
4 2 (4.35%) Circuiting Engineer
4 2 (4.35%) Commissioning Engineer
5 1 (2.17%) Testing Engineer
5 1 (2.17%) IP Engineer
5 1 (2.17%) RF Optimisation Engineer
5 1 (2.17%) OSS Consultant
5 1 (2.17%) Test Leader
5 1 (2.17%) Project Engineer
5 1 (2.17%) RF Engineer
5 1 (2.17%) Performance Engineer
5 1 (2.17%) Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.17%) User Experience
2 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.17%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) UNIX
1 1 (2.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) WFM
2 7 (15.22%) Migration
2 7 (15.22%) Line Management
3 5 (10.87%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.52%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (6.52%) Network Planning
5 2 (4.35%) ETL
5 2 (4.35%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.35%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.35%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (2.17%) Network Architecture
6 1 (2.17%) Coaching
6 1 (2.17%) System Testing
6 1 (2.17%) Software Testing
6 1 (2.17%) Project Management
6 1 (2.17%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) C
2 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.74%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) NDS
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Netcool
2 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (52.17%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 21 (45.65%) Ericsson
3 13 (28.26%) Huawei
4 9 (19.57%) Nokia
5 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.35%) Mapinfo
6 2 (4.35%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (4.35%) Cisco
6 2 (4.35%) BT
6 2 (4.35%) NEC
6 2 (4.35%) NetCracker
7 1 (2.17%) Ciena
7 1 (2.17%) Cramer
7 1 (2.17%) Anite
7 1 (2.17%) Sun
7 1 (2.17%) HP
7 1 (2.17%) Nortel
7 1 (2.17%) Oracle
7 1 (2.17%) Sybase