Period
to 22 February 2018

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 22 February 2018 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 840 808 811
Rank change year-on-year -32 +3 -105
Contract jobs citing RNC 3 9 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.003% 0.010% 0.046%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.024% 0.069% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 11
England median daily rate - £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.33% +13.21%
UK median daily rate £250 £290 £299
% change year-on-year -13.79% -2.93% +12.74%
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 12,335 13,083 13,762
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.22% 14.70% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,687 8,012 8,184
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £190 £213 £215
90th Percentile £594 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 637 692 763
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.98% -2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.35 £11.21
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -9.30% -4.44% +12.50%

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 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 22 February 2018. 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 -5 2 - -
South West - 1 - -
RNC
UK

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing RNC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for RNC.

1 3 (100.00%) 3G
1 3 (100.00%) 2G
1 3 (100.00%) 4G
1 3 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) Statistics
3 1 (33.33%) NetScout
3 1 (33.33%) Agilent
3 1 (33.33%) Wireshark
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) LTE
3 1 (33.33%) XCAP
3 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Network Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) GPRS
3 1 (33.33%) GSM
3 1 (33.33%) 3GPP
3 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) VoLTE
3 1 (33.33%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (33.33%) VoWiFi
3 1 (33.33%) Network Optimisation
3 1 (33.33%) Feasibility Study

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 3 (100.00%) 2G
1 3 (100.00%) 3G
1 3 (100.00%) 4G
1 3 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (33.33%) 3GPP
2 1 (33.33%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (33.33%) GPRS
2 1 (33.33%) GSM
2 1 (33.33%) LTE
2 1 (33.33%) VoLTE
2 1 (33.33%) VoWiFi
2 1 (33.33%) Wireshark
2 1 (33.33%) XCAP
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Radio Planner
1 1 (33.33%) RAN Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) RAN Performance Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Testing Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Statistics
2 1 (33.33%) Feasibility Study
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Network Optimisation
2 1 (33.33%) Network Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) Python
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Agilent
1 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
1 1 (33.33%) NetScout
1 1 (33.33%) Nokia