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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 586 611 617
Rank change year-on-year +25 +6  
Contract jobs citing RNC 2 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.005% 0.018% 0.018%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.034% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £350 £258 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.92% +43.05%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £290 £180
% change year-on-year +20.68% +61.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 5880 7860 7562
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.68% 15.90% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3504 4878 4329
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.07% +10.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 355 436
Median hourly rate £24.86 £28.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.21% +21.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

RNC
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing RNC as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 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
South East +4 1 - -
South West - 1 £350 -
RNC
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 5 (71.43%) Ericsson
1 5 (71.43%) Nokia
1 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 4 (57.14%) 3G
2 4 (57.14%) Huawei
2 4 (57.14%) Node B
3 3 (42.86%) 2G
3 3 (42.86%) SLA
4 2 (28.57%) Nortel
4 2 (28.57%) Siemens
4 2 (28.57%) NEC
4 2 (28.57%) 4G
4 2 (28.57%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (14.29%) VoLTE
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Statistics
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) QA
5 1 (14.29%) Network Architecture
5 1 (14.29%) Network Optimisation
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Internet
5 1 (14.29%) Juniper
5 1 (14.29%) 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 4 (57.14%) 3G
1 4 (57.14%) Node B
2 3 (42.86%) 2G
3 2 (28.57%) 4G
3 2 (28.57%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (14.29%) Internet
4 1 (14.29%) VoLTE
General
1 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Field Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms Test Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Radio Planner
2 1 (14.29%) RAN Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior RAN Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (14.29%) Migration
1 1 (14.29%) Network Architecture
1 1 (14.29%) Network Optimisation
1 1 (14.29%) Statistics
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) SLA
2 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Ericsson
1 5 (71.43%) Nokia
2 4 (57.14%) Huawei
3 2 (28.57%) NEC
3 2 (28.57%) Nortel
3 2 (28.57%) Siemens
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) Juniper