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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Radio Network Controller (RNC)
Rank 581 561 508
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -53
Contract jobs citing RNC 26 21 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.040% 0.087%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.33% 0.30% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 6
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£375 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.16%
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
7948 6904 6873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.67% 13.12% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4423 3766 3378
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 383 558
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 May 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 18 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 May 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 -21 24 £375 - 4
North West - 6 £375 -
South East -19 5 £213 - 2
Manchester - 5 £375 -
London - 4 - - 1
Berkshire -12 3 £213 - 2
Derbyshire - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 - -
Oxford - 2 - -
Newbury -2 1 £275 -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - - 2
Scotland - 1 - -

RNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 106 (72.60%) Telecoms
2 93 (63.70%) Radio Access Network
3 92 (63.01%) Ericsson
4 85 (58.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 84 (57.53%) GSM
6 74 (50.68%) UMTS
7 68 (46.58%) SDH
7 68 (46.58%) ATM
8 65 (44.52%) SLA
9 64 (43.84%) Ethernet
9 64 (43.84%) WFM
10 62 (42.47%) Agile Software Development
10 62 (42.47%) Line Management
11 55 (37.67%) 3G
12 40 (27.40%) 2G
13 39 (26.71%) Network Planning
14 29 (19.86%) LTE
15 20 (13.70%) 4G
16 15 (10.27%) Huawei
17 14 (9.59%) Statistics
17 14 (9.59%) Performance Engineering
17 14 (9.59%) Nokia
18 8 (5.48%) QA
19 7 (4.79%) NBAP
19 7 (4.79%) Back Office
20 6 (4.11%) Wireless
20 6 (4.11%) Cisco
20 6 (4.11%) SGSN
20 6 (4.11%) VoLTE
20 6 (4.11%) Diameter Protocol

RNC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (3.42%) MS Office
2 1 (0.68%) Maya
Communications & Networking
1 93 (63.70%) Radio Access Network
2 84 (57.53%) GSM
3 74 (50.68%) UMTS
4 68 (46.58%) SDH
4 68 (46.58%) ATM
5 64 (43.84%) Ethernet
6 55 (37.67%) 3G
7 40 (27.40%) 2G
8 29 (19.86%) LTE
9 20 (13.70%) 4G
10 7 (4.79%) NBAP
11 6 (4.11%) Wireless
11 6 (4.11%) SGSN
11 6 (4.11%) VoLTE
11 6 (4.11%) Diameter Protocol
12 5 (3.42%) Wireshark
12 5 (3.42%) Internet
13 4 (2.74%) 3GPP
13 4 (2.74%) GPRS
14 3 (2.05%) GGSN
General
1 106 (72.60%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.79%) Back Office
3 4 (2.74%) German Language
4 2 (1.37%) Finance
4 2 (1.37%) Legal
5 1 (0.68%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 63 (43.15%) Field Engineer
2 14 (9.59%) Network Planner
2 14 (9.59%) Performance Engineer
3 10 (6.85%) Integration Engineer
4 6 (4.11%) Databuild Engineer
5 5 (3.42%) Back Office Engineer
5 5 (3.42%) Transmission Engineer
5 5 (3.42%) Transmission Planning Engineer
6 4 (2.74%) Tester
6 4 (2.74%) RAN Engineer
6 4 (2.74%) Microwave Engineer
7 3 (2.05%) Wireless Engineer
7 3 (2.05%) Radio Engineer
7 3 (2.05%) Transmission Planner
7 3 (2.05%) Verification Engineer
7 3 (2.05%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (1.37%) Network Specialist
8 2 (1.37%) 3G Engineer
8 2 (1.37%) Analyst
8 2 (1.37%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.59%) Statistics
2 1 (0.68%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.37%) Linux
2 1 (0.68%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (43.84%) WFM
2 62 (42.47%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (42.47%) Line Management
3 39 (26.71%) Network Planning
4 14 (9.59%) Performance Engineering
5 5 (3.42%) Network Management
6 2 (1.37%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (1.37%) Configuration Management
6 2 (1.37%) Migration
7 1 (0.68%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (0.68%) Time Management
7 1 (0.68%) ETL
7 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2
7 1 (0.68%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (0.68%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.74%) C
2 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (2.74%) Degree
2 3 (2.05%) PMP
2 3 (2.05%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.68%) HNC
3 1 (0.68%) CNA
3 1 (0.68%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (44.52%) SLA
2 8 (5.48%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.68%) NDS
Systems Management
1 3 (2.05%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 92 (63.01%) Ericsson
2 85 (58.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 15 (10.27%) Huawei
4 14 (9.59%) Nokia
5 6 (4.11%) Cisco
6 4 (2.74%) ComArch
7 2 (1.37%) Siemens
7 2 (1.37%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (1.37%) Nortel
7 2 (1.37%) Oracle
7 2 (1.37%) Tekelec
8 1 (0.68%) Actix
8 1 (0.68%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.68%) Remedy
8 1 (0.68%) Cramer
8 1 (0.68%) NEC
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