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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Radio Network Controller (RNC)
Rank 592 583 552
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -31
Contract jobs citing RNC 38 33 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.058% 0.088%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.47% 0.40% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 5
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£288 £266 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.98% -21.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £235 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £334 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £266 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.98% -21.11%
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
8058 8268 7224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.80% 14.62% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4617 4497 3898
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 525 460 419
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

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 3 September 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 22 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 3 September 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 +8 37 £288 +7.47%
South East +11 27 £305 -23.75%
Berkshire +18 24 £305 -
Newbury 0 11 - -
Reading +4 8 £325 -
Slough +4 4 £305 -
Guildford - 3 £260 -
Surrey - 3 £260 -
West Midlands +6 2 £270 +0.93%
London -7 2 - -
North East - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
Birmingham +6 1 - -
Bristol -3 1 - -
Scotland -8 1 - -
South West -10 1 - -
West Yorkshire -24 1 - -
Yorkshire -27 1 - -
Leeds -33 1 - -
Stafford - 1 £270 -
Staffordshire - 1 £270 -

RNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 38 (71.70%) Telecoms
2 35 (66.04%) 3G
3 34 (64.15%) 2G
4 27 (50.94%) Ericsson
5 21 (39.62%) Nokia
5 21 (39.62%) GSM
6 20 (37.74%) UMTS
6 20 (37.74%) Radio Access Network
7 19 (35.85%) Huawei
8 18 (33.96%) LTE
8 18 (33.96%) ATM
9 15 (28.30%) 4G
10 14 (26.42%) VoLTE
11 13 (24.53%) Validation
11 13 (24.53%) SDH
12 12 (22.64%) Nortel
13 11 (20.75%) GPRS
13 11 (20.75%) Requirements Analysis
13 11 (20.75%) Test Planning
14 10 (18.87%) MS Office
14 10 (18.87%) Diameter Protocol
15 9 (16.98%) HP
15 9 (16.98%) Ethernet
15 9 (16.98%) HSDPA
15 9 (16.98%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 9 (16.98%) Test Automation
15 9 (16.98%) HP Quality Center
15 9 (16.98%) Test Management
15 9 (16.98%) Wireshark
16 8 (15.09%) Back Office

RNC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 10 (18.87%) MS Office
2 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Metrica
Communications & Networking
1 35 (66.04%) 3G
2 34 (64.15%) 2G
3 21 (39.62%) GSM
4 20 (37.74%) UMTS
4 20 (37.74%) Radio Access Network
5 18 (33.96%) LTE
5 18 (33.96%) ATM
6 15 (28.30%) 4G
7 14 (26.42%) VoLTE
8 13 (24.53%) SDH
9 11 (20.75%) GPRS
10 10 (18.87%) Diameter Protocol
11 9 (16.98%) Wireshark
11 9 (16.98%) Ethernet
11 9 (16.98%) HSDPA
12 8 (15.09%) DWDM
13 6 (11.32%) NAS
14 5 (9.43%) SGSN
14 5 (9.43%) Internet
14 5 (9.43%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.32%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (5.66%) MS Access
General
1 38 (71.70%) Telecoms
2 8 (15.09%) Back Office
3 3 (5.66%) German Language
Job Titles
1 11 (20.75%) Tester
1 11 (20.75%) Field Engineer
1 11 (20.75%) Technical Tester
2 9 (16.98%) Integration Engineer
3 5 (9.43%) Back Office Engineer
4 3 (5.66%) Verification Engineer
4 3 (5.66%) Designer
4 3 (5.66%) Microwave Engineer
4 3 (5.66%) RAN Engineer
4 3 (5.66%) Project Manager
4 3 (5.66%) Network Project Manager
4 3 (5.66%) Network Manager
4 3 (5.66%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (5.66%) Network Designer
5 2 (3.77%) Radio Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) RNC Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) IP Engineer
6 1 (1.89%) Commissioning Engineer
6 1 (1.89%) Site Engineer
6 1 (1.89%) Core Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.77%) GIS
1 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.89%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.77%) UNIX
2 1 (1.89%) Solaris
2 1 (1.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.53%) Validation
2 11 (20.75%) Requirements Analysis
2 11 (20.75%) Test Planning
3 9 (16.98%) Test Management
3 9 (16.98%) Test Automation
4 7 (13.21%) ETL
5 6 (11.32%) Line Management
6 5 (9.43%) Network Planning
6 5 (9.43%) Network Management
7 4 (7.55%) Project Management
8 3 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (5.66%) WFM
9 2 (3.77%) Fault Management
9 2 (3.77%) Change Control
9 2 (3.77%) Capacity Management
9 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2
9 2 (3.77%) Configuration Management
9 2 (3.77%) Mentoring
9 2 (3.77%) Coaching
10 1 (1.89%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.43%) C
2 3 (5.66%) SQL
2 3 (5.66%) MapBasic
3 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) PMP
1 3 (5.66%) PMI Certification
1 3 (5.66%) Degree
2 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.89%) CNA
3 1 (1.89%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (16.98%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (9.43%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (1.89%) Netcool
Vendors
1 27 (50.94%) Ericsson
2 21 (39.62%) Nokia
3 19 (35.85%) Huawei
4 12 (22.64%) Nortel
5 9 (16.98%) HP
5 9 (16.98%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 7 (13.21%) NEC
6 7 (13.21%) ComArch
7 5 (9.43%) Cisco
7 5 (9.43%) Mapinfo
8 4 (7.55%) Remedy
9 2 (3.77%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 2 (3.77%) Cramer
9 2 (3.77%) Amdocs