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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Radio Network Controller (RNC)
Rank 493 472 454
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -18
Contract jobs citing RNC 84 86 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.13% 1.33% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 12
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£265 £315 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.73% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £258 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £320 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £315 £298
% change year-on-year
-15.73% +5.71%
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
7437 6447 7160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.63% 13.24% 15.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4181 3434 3423
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 383 640
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.38 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.25% -14.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%

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 27 January 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 8 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 27 January 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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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 -11 78 £265 -11.66% 2
South East -4 35 £183 -28.43% 2
Berkshire +16 30 £105 -58.82% 2
Reading +16 7 - -
North West -9 7 - -
Scotland -8 2 - -
Glasgow - - - -
Manchester - - - -

RNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 72 (63.72%) Telecoms
2 66 (58.41%) Ericsson
2 66 (58.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 65 (57.52%) Radio Access Network
4 49 (43.36%) GSM
5 48 (42.48%) 3G
6 45 (39.82%) UMTS
7 42 (37.17%) SLA
7 42 (37.17%) ATM
8 39 (34.51%) 2G
8 39 (34.51%) WFM
9 38 (33.63%) SDH
9 38 (33.63%) Ethernet
10 36 (31.86%) Line Management
11 33 (29.20%) Agile Software Development
12 29 (25.66%) Network Planning
13 20 (17.70%) Nokia
14 19 (16.81%) LTE
15 15 (13.27%) 4G
16 12 (10.62%) Huawei
17 8 (7.08%) Statistics
17 8 (7.08%) Performance Engineering
18 6 (5.31%) MGW
18 6 (5.31%) Degree
18 6 (5.31%) QA
18 6 (5.31%) Wireless
19 5 (4.42%) Cisco
19 5 (4.42%) SGSN
20 4 (3.54%) Actix
20 4 (3.54%) Nortel

RNC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 3 (2.65%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.65%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.77%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.88%) MS Office
3 1 (0.88%) Maya
Communications & Networking
1 65 (57.52%) Radio Access Network
2 49 (43.36%) GSM
3 48 (42.48%) 3G
4 45 (39.82%) UMTS
5 42 (37.17%) ATM
6 39 (34.51%) 2G
7 38 (33.63%) SDH
7 38 (33.63%) Ethernet
8 19 (16.81%) LTE
9 15 (13.27%) 4G
10 6 (5.31%) MGW
10 6 (5.31%) Wireless
11 5 (4.42%) SGSN
12 4 (3.54%) 3GPP
13 3 (2.65%) GGSN
13 3 (2.65%) NBAP
13 3 (2.65%) Wireshark
14 2 (1.77%) Nokia DX200
14 2 (1.77%) WiMAX
14 2 (1.77%) UTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.88%) MS Access
General
1 72 (63.72%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.65%) German Language
3 2 (1.77%) Legal
3 2 (1.77%) Front Office
4 1 (0.88%) Electronics
4 1 (0.88%) Finance
4 1 (0.88%) Marketing
4 1 (0.88%) Dutch Language
4 1 (0.88%) French Language
4 1 (0.88%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 44 (38.94%) Field Engineer
2 13 (11.50%) Network Planner
3 8 (7.08%) Performance Engineer
4 6 (5.31%) Databuild Engineer
5 5 (4.42%) RAN Engineer
5 5 (4.42%) 3G Engineer
6 3 (2.65%) Support Engineer
6 3 (2.65%) Transmission Engineer
6 3 (2.65%) Transmission Planning Engineer
6 3 (2.65%) CS Core Engineer
6 3 (2.65%) Radio Engineer
6 3 (2.65%) Network Specialist
6 3 (2.65%) Wireless Engineer
7 2 (1.77%) Testing Engineer
7 2 (1.77%) Analyst
7 2 (1.77%) Test Analyst
7 2 (1.77%) Consultant
8 1 (0.88%) Test Engineer
8 1 (0.88%) Team Leader
8 1 (0.88%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.08%) Statistics
2 2 (1.77%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.88%) Handset
3 1 (0.88%) User Experience
3 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.77%) Linux
2 1 (0.88%) UNIX
2 1 (0.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (34.51%) WFM
2 36 (31.86%) Line Management
3 33 (29.20%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (25.66%) Network Planning
5 8 (7.08%) Performance Engineering
6 3 (2.65%) Migration
6 3 (2.65%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (1.77%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (1.77%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (1.77%) ETL
8 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2
8 1 (0.88%) Change Management
8 1 (0.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (0.88%) Network Architecture
8 1 (0.88%) Capacity Management
8 1 (0.88%) Software Testing
8 1 (0.88%) Incident Management
8 1 (0.88%) System Testing
8 1 (0.88%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.65%) C
2 2 (1.77%) SQL
3 1 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (5.31%) Degree
2 1 (0.88%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (37.17%) SLA
2 6 (5.31%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.65%) NDS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.77%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (0.88%) Netcool
Vendors
1 66 (58.41%) Ericsson
1 66 (58.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 20 (17.70%) Nokia
3 12 (10.62%) Huawei
4 5 (4.42%) Cisco
5 4 (3.54%) Actix
5 4 (3.54%) Nortel
5 4 (3.54%) Oracle
6 3 (2.65%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.65%) Siemens
7 2 (1.77%) NEC
7 2 (1.77%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (0.88%) Sybase
8 1 (0.88%) Sun
8 1 (0.88%) HP
8 1 (0.88%) Mapinfo
8 1 (0.88%) Ciena
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