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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Radio Network Controller (RNC)
UK
Rank 603 627 512
Rank change year-on-year +24 -115  
Contract jobs citing RNC 6 14 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.026% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.092% 0.18% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 11
Median daily rate £175 £265 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.96% -3.63%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £265 £275
% change year-on-year -33.96% -3.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 -

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 6534 7871 7887
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.79% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4036 4697 4305
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 356 337 437
Median hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.87% +17.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RNC.

Contractor hourly rate trend for RNC 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 26 March 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 +32 5 £175 -40.17%
East of England - 2 £175 -
Leicestershire - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Essex - 2 £175 -
Scotland +23 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -

RNC
Top 26 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 9 (75.00%) 3G
2 8 (66.67%) Nokia
2 8 (66.67%) 2G
3 7 (58.33%) Ericsson
4 6 (50.00%) SLA
4 6 (50.00%) Telecoms
5 5 (41.67%) Nortel
5 5 (41.67%) NEC
5 5 (41.67%) Huawei
6 3 (25.00%) Statistics
6 3 (25.00%) 4G
6 3 (25.00%) Node B
7 2 (16.67%) VoLTE
7 2 (16.67%) Network Optimisation
7 2 (16.67%) Network Architecture
7 2 (16.67%) GSM
7 2 (16.67%) Siemens
8 1 (8.33%) UMTS
8 1 (8.33%) WCDMA
8 1 (8.33%) Network Planning
8 1 (8.33%) Wireless
8 1 (8.33%) ZTE
8 1 (8.33%) Performance Engineering
8 1 (8.33%) LTE
8 1 (8.33%) Feasibility Study
8 1 (8.33%) Skype

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:

Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) 3G
2 8 (66.67%) 2G
3 3 (25.00%) 4G
3 3 (25.00%) Node B
4 2 (16.67%) GSM
4 2 (16.67%) VoLTE
5 1 (8.33%) LTE
5 1 (8.33%) Skype
5 1 (8.33%) UMTS
5 1 (8.33%) WCDMA
5 1 (8.33%) Wireless
General
1 6 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Field Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Radio Planner
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms Test Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3G Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) LTE Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Performance Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Statistics
2 2 (16.67%) Network Architecture
2 2 (16.67%) Network Optimisation
3 1 (8.33%) Feasibility Study
3 1 (8.33%) Network Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Engineering
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Nokia
2 7 (58.33%) Ericsson
3 5 (41.67%) Huawei
3 5 (41.67%) NEC
3 5 (41.67%) Nortel
4 2 (16.67%) Siemens
5 1 (8.33%) ZTE