The table below looks at the statistics for RNC skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RNC over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Radio Network Controller (RNC)
Rank 639 624 617
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -7
Contract jobs citing RNC 9 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.020% 0.019%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.10% 0.14% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Median daily rate £258 £245 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.10% -18.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £193 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £297 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £245 £300
% change year-on-year
+18.36% -18.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
8736 7935 7302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.18% 14.39% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5290 4471 3911
Median daily rate £390 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 469 401
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.91% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

RNC
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing RNC as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RNC within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -5 9 £258 +5.10%
South East +4 5 £290 +18.36%
Berkshire -4 5 £290 +18.36%
Reading -1 2 - -
London -4 2 £225 -
East of England - 2 - -
Newbury - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £225 -

RNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing RNC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for RNC.

1 22 (95.65%) 3G
2 17 (73.91%) 2G
3 15 (65.22%) 4G
4 13 (56.52%) Telecoms
5 11 (47.83%) Radio Access Network
6 9 (39.13%) Node B
6 9 (39.13%) LTE
6 9 (39.13%) ATM
7 8 (34.78%) Ericsson
7 8 (34.78%) Wireless
7 8 (34.78%) Huawei
8 7 (30.43%) Nokia
9 5 (21.74%) SLA
9 5 (21.74%) NSN NetAct
10 4 (17.39%) Nokia Networks
10 4 (17.39%) Algorithms
10 4 (17.39%) Nortel
10 4 (17.39%) ETL
10 4 (17.39%) Degree
10 4 (17.39%) NEC
11 3 (13.04%) BT
11 3 (13.04%) NetCracker
11 3 (13.04%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 3 (13.04%) Siemens
11 3 (13.04%) Mapinfo
11 3 (13.04%) DWDM
11 3 (13.04%) SS7
11 3 (13.04%) UMTS
11 3 (13.04%) Performance Analysis
11 3 (13.04%) SIGTRAN

RNC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Traffica
2 1 (4.35%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 22 (95.65%) 3G
2 17 (73.91%) 2G
3 15 (65.22%) 4G
4 11 (47.83%) Radio Access Network
5 9 (39.13%) ATM
5 9 (39.13%) LTE
5 9 (39.13%) Node B
6 8 (34.78%) Wireless
7 3 (13.04%) DWDM
7 3 (13.04%) MGW
7 3 (13.04%) SIGTRAN
7 3 (13.04%) SS7
7 3 (13.04%) UMTS
8 2 (8.70%) 3GPP
8 2 (8.70%) GSM
8 2 (8.70%) H.323
8 2 (8.70%) Internet
8 2 (8.70%) Megaco
9 1 (4.35%) CDMA
9 1 (4.35%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) MySQL
1 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 13 (56.52%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Arabic Language
2 1 (4.35%) Billing
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) RAN Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) 3G Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Field Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Wireless Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) LTE Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Optimisation Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Senior 3G Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Network Planner
5 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) RNC Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) SOAP
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Algorithms
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) ETL
2 3 (13.04%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (8.70%) CRM
3 2 (8.70%) Network Architecture
4 1 (4.35%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 1 (4.35%) Change Management
4 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.35%) Project Management
4 1 (4.35%) Quality Management
4 1 (4.35%) Software Audit
4 1 (4.35%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) C
2 1 (4.35%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Ericsson
1 8 (34.78%) Huawei
2 7 (30.43%) Nokia
3 4 (17.39%) NEC
3 4 (17.39%) Nokia Networks
3 4 (17.39%) Nortel
4 3 (13.04%) Actix
4 3 (13.04%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 3 (13.04%) Arqiva
4 3 (13.04%) BT
4 3 (13.04%) Mapinfo
4 3 (13.04%) NetCracker
4 3 (13.04%) Siemens
4 3 (13.04%) Telindus
4 3 (13.04%) Virgin Media
4 3 (13.04%) ZTE
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco
5 2 (8.70%) GENBAND
5 2 (8.70%) Juniper
5 2 (8.70%) Tellabs