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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Radio Network Controller (RNC)
Rank 498 554 491
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -63
Contract jobs citing RNC 95 45 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.080% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.16% 0.62% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 13
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£283 £312 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £261 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £364 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £283 £312 £300
% change year-on-year
-9.52% +4.08%
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
8225 7283 7453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.72% 12.92% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4508 3818 3701
Average daily rate £350 £360 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +3.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 416 589
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.24% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 17 April 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 12 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 17 April 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 +43 88 £283 -
South East -4 29 £275 -
Berkshire +13 19 £275 -
North West 0 17 £375 -
Manchester +1 8 £375 -
Newbury +1 6 £279 -
Reading +11 5 - -
Scotland - 4 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Cambridge - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -

RNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 116 (71.60%) Telecoms
2 104 (64.20%) Ericsson
3 103 (63.58%) Radio Access Network
4 100 (61.73%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 93 (57.41%) GSM
6 83 (51.23%) UMTS
7 77 (47.53%) SDH
7 77 (47.53%) ATM
8 74 (45.68%) SLA
9 73 (45.06%) Ethernet
10 72 (44.44%) WFM
11 70 (43.21%) Line Management
11 70 (43.21%) Agile Software Development
12 61 (37.65%) 3G
13 46 (28.40%) 2G
14 41 (25.31%) Network Planning
15 31 (19.14%) LTE
16 21 (12.96%) 4G
17 20 (12.35%) Nokia
18 18 (11.11%) Huawei
19 14 (8.64%) Statistics
19 14 (8.64%) Performance Engineering
20 8 (4.94%) QA
21 7 (4.32%) SGSN
21 7 (4.32%) Cisco
21 7 (4.32%) Back Office
22 6 (3.70%) Wireless
22 6 (3.70%) NBAP
22 6 (3.70%) VoLTE
23 5 (3.09%) Wireshark

RNC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5 (3.09%) MS Office
2 1 (0.62%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.62%) Maya
Communications & Networking
1 103 (63.58%) Radio Access Network
2 93 (57.41%) GSM
3 83 (51.23%) UMTS
4 77 (47.53%) SDH
4 77 (47.53%) ATM
5 73 (45.06%) Ethernet
6 61 (37.65%) 3G
7 46 (28.40%) 2G
8 31 (19.14%) LTE
9 21 (12.96%) 4G
10 7 (4.32%) SGSN
11 6 (3.70%) NBAP
11 6 (3.70%) Wireless
11 6 (3.70%) VoLTE
12 5 (3.09%) Wireshark
12 5 (3.09%) MGW
12 5 (3.09%) Internet
12 5 (3.09%) 3GPP
12 5 (3.09%) GPRS
13 4 (2.47%) GGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.62%) MS Access
General
1 116 (71.60%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.32%) Back Office
3 5 (3.09%) German Language
4 2 (1.23%) Finance
4 2 (1.23%) Legal
5 1 (0.62%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 76 (46.91%) Field Engineer
2 14 (8.64%) Performance Engineer
2 14 (8.64%) Network Planner
3 9 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
4 6 (3.70%) Databuild Engineer
5 5 (3.09%) Back Office Engineer
5 5 (3.09%) Transmission Engineer
5 5 (3.09%) Transmission Planning Engineer
6 4 (2.47%) Radio Engineer
6 4 (2.47%) Microwave Engineer
6 4 (2.47%) Tester
7 3 (1.85%) Network Specialist
7 3 (1.85%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (1.85%) Wireless Engineer
7 3 (1.85%) RAN Engineer
7 3 (1.85%) Verification Engineer
7 3 (1.85%) Transmission Planner
8 2 (1.23%) CS Core Engineer
8 2 (1.23%) Support Engineer
8 2 (1.23%) 3G Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.62%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.64%) Statistics
2 1 (0.62%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (44.44%) WFM
2 70 (43.21%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (43.21%) Line Management
3 41 (25.31%) Network Planning
4 14 (8.64%) Performance Engineering
5 5 (3.09%) Network Management
6 2 (1.23%) Migration
6 2 (1.23%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (1.23%) ETL
6 2 (1.23%) Configuration Management
7 1 (0.62%) Project Management
7 1 (0.62%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (0.62%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (0.62%) Capacity Management
7 1 (0.62%) PRINCE2
7 1 (0.62%) Resource Management
7 1 (0.62%) Time Management
7 1 (0.62%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.47%) C
2 1 (0.62%) SQL
2 1 (0.62%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (3.09%) Degree
2 3 (1.85%) PMP
2 3 (1.85%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.62%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (45.68%) SLA
2 8 (4.94%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.23%) NDS
Systems Management
1 4 (2.47%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 104 (64.20%) Ericsson
2 100 (61.73%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 20 (12.35%) Nokia
4 18 (11.11%) Huawei
5 7 (4.32%) Cisco
6 4 (2.47%) ComArch
7 3 (1.85%) Oracle
7 3 (1.85%) Actix
7 3 (1.85%) Nortel
7 3 (1.85%) Siemens
8 2 (1.23%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (1.23%) NEC
9 1 (0.62%) Cramer
9 1 (0.62%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.62%) Mapinfo