The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 25 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 585 643 626
Rank change year-on-year +58 -17  
Contract jobs citing RNC 2 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.017% 0.018%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.032% 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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6280 8561 8086
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.57% 16.14% 14.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3720 5192 4560
Median daily rate £400 £390 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 421 478
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.50% +21.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

RNC
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

RNC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RNC in the UK

RNC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RNC in the UK

RNC
Top 6 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 25 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
England +40 2 £350 +35.92%
South East +35 1 - -
Berkshire +15 1 - -
Newbury +3 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £350 -
South West - 1 £350 -

For the 6 months to 25 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 with a requirement for RNC.

1 6 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (62.50%) 3G
2 5 (62.50%) Ericsson
2 5 (62.50%) Nokia
3 4 (50.00%) 2G
3 4 (50.00%) Huawei
3 4 (50.00%) Node B
4 3 (37.50%) 4G
4 3 (37.50%) SLA
5 2 (25.00%) Nortel
5 2 (25.00%) Siemens
5 2 (25.00%) NEC
5 2 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (25.00%) VoLTE
5 2 (25.00%) Network Optimisation
5 2 (25.00%) Statistics
5 2 (25.00%) Network Architecture
6 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (12.50%) Degree
6 1 (12.50%) QA
6 1 (12.50%) Migration
6 1 (12.50%) Internet
6 1 (12.50%) Juniper
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco

RNC
Co-occurring 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) 3G
2 4 (50.00%) 2G
2 4 (50.00%) Node B
3 3 (37.50%) 4G
4 2 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (25.00%) VoLTE
5 1 (12.50%) Internet
General
1 6 (75.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Field Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Radio Planner
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms Test Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) RAN Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior RAN Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Network Architecture
1 2 (25.00%) Network Optimisation
1 2 (25.00%) Statistics
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
2 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Ericsson
1 5 (62.50%) Nokia
2 4 (50.00%) Huawei
3 2 (25.00%) NEC
3 2 (25.00%) Nortel
3 2 (25.00%) Siemens
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) Juniper