Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for RNC skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RNC over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Radio Network Controller (RNC)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 846 861 801
Rank change year-on-year +15 -60 +4
Contract jobs citing RNC 9 10 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.009% 0.010% 0.062%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.069% 0.067% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 16
England median daily rate £285 £290 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.72% -4.13% +13.08%
10th Percentile £231 £207 £255
90th Percentile £360 £295 £494
UK median daily rate £250 £290 £303
% change year-on-year -13.79% -4.13% +14.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

RNC is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13104 15010 14551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.82% 15.43% 14.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8037 9134 8529
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £190 £221 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 680 755 945
England median hourly rate £18.56 £23.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.84% +15.85% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.21 £47.50 £47.15
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%

RNC
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing RNC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for RNC in England

RNC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing RNC in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for RNC in England

RNC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RNC in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RNC in England

RNC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing RNC in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for RNC in England

RNC
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RNC within the England region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +3 6 £220 -24.14%
South West - 2 £350 -
North of England +52 1 - -
North West +22 1 - -
RNC
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for RNC.

1 7 (77.78%) Telecoms
2 6 (66.67%) 3G
2 6 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (55.56%) Degree
3 5 (55.56%) 2G
4 4 (44.44%) Ericsson
4 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
4 4 (44.44%) 4G
5 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (22.22%) Node B
6 2 (22.22%) VoLTE
6 2 (22.22%) Network Optimisation
6 2 (22.22%) QA
6 2 (22.22%) Huawei
6 2 (22.22%) Statistics
6 2 (22.22%) Network Architecture
6 2 (22.22%) Nokia
7 1 (11.11%) Internet
7 1 (11.11%) Migration
7 1 (11.11%) Cramer
7 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (11.11%) Network Planning
7 1 (11.11%) Perl
7 1 (11.11%) XML
7 1 (11.11%) Python
7 1 (11.11%) GPRS
7 1 (11.11%) GSM
7 1 (11.11%) 3GPP
7 1 (11.11%) SLA
7 1 (11.11%) Cisco

RNC
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) 3G
1 6 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (55.56%) 2G
3 4 (44.44%) 4G
4 2 (22.22%) Node B
4 2 (22.22%) VoLTE
5 1 (11.11%) 3GPP
5 1 (11.11%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (11.11%) GPRS
5 1 (11.11%) GSM
5 1 (11.11%) Internet
5 1 (11.11%) LTE
5 1 (11.11%) MGW
5 1 (11.11%) Nokia DX200
5 1 (11.11%) VoWiFi
5 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
5 1 (11.11%) XCAP
General
1 7 (77.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Radio Planner
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Databuild Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) RAN Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior RAN Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Testing Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Transmission Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
2 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Network Architecture
1 2 (22.22%) Network Optimisation
1 2 (22.22%) Statistics
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Network Planning
2 1 (11.11%) Resource Allocation
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Perl
1 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Amdocs OSS
1 1 (11.11%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Ericsson
2 2 (22.22%) Huawei
2 2 (22.22%) Nokia
3 1 (11.11%) Agilent
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) Cramer
3 1 (11.11%) Juniper
3 1 (11.11%) NetScout
3 1 (11.11%) Nokia Networks