The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Actix products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Actix over the 3 months to 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Actix Ltd.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Actix
Rank 584 573 540
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -33
Contract jobs citing Actix 1 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.002% 0.006% 0.006%
As % of the Vendors category 0.004% 0.014% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
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£250 - £165
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22699 22214 21524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 43.99% 44.93% 46.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 13663 12543 11990
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 985 996 1107
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.16%

Actix
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Actix across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Actix Jobs Demand Trend in England

Actix
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Actix across the England region.

Actix Daily Rate Trend in England

Actix
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Actix Hourly Rate Trend in England

Actix
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Actix within the England region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -21 1 £250 -
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UK

Actix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Actix also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Actix.

1 13 (92.86%) LTE
2 11 (78.57%) 3G
2 11 (78.57%) Telecoms
3 10 (71.43%) 4G
4 9 (64.29%) GSM
5 8 (57.14%) 2G
5 8 (57.14%) NSN NetAct
6 7 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
6 7 (50.00%) Network Planning
7 6 (42.86%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (35.71%) HSPA
8 5 (35.71%) Mapinfo
8 5 (35.71%) GPRS
8 5 (35.71%) UMTS
9 4 (28.57%) 3GPP
9 4 (28.57%) Network Design
10 3 (21.43%) Performance Management
10 3 (21.43%) VoLTE
10 3 (21.43%) GPON
10 3 (21.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 3 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (21.43%) Wireless
10 3 (21.43%) WiMAX
10 3 (21.43%) SDH
10 3 (21.43%) SQL
10 3 (21.43%) CDMA2000
10 3 (21.43%) MPLS
10 3 (21.43%) DSL
11 2 (14.29%) Project Management
11 2 (14.29%) SLA

Actix
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Actix also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Actix. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 2 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 13 (92.86%) LTE
2 11 (78.57%) 3G
3 10 (71.43%) 4G
4 9 (64.29%) GSM
5 8 (57.14%) 2G
6 7 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (35.71%) UMTS
7 5 (35.71%) GPRS
7 5 (35.71%) HSPA
8 4 (28.57%) 3GPP
9 3 (21.43%) WiMAX
9 3 (21.43%) VoLTE
9 3 (21.43%) GPON
9 3 (21.43%) SDH
9 3 (21.43%) CDMA2000
9 3 (21.43%) MPLS
9 3 (21.43%) DSL
9 3 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (21.43%) Wireless
10 2 (14.29%) CDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) MS Access
General
1 11 (78.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Radio Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) RAN Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Design Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) RAN Performance Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Statistics
1 2 (14.29%) Algorithms
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Network Planning
2 6 (42.86%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (28.57%) Network Design
4 3 (21.43%) Performance Management
5 2 (14.29%) Network Architecture
5 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Performance Engineering
6 1 (7.14%) Change Management
6 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
6 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
6 1 (7.14%) Resource Management
6 1 (7.14%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
Systems Management
1 8 (57.14%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (7.14%) Netcool
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Mapinfo
2 3 (21.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) Ericsson
3 2 (14.29%) Nokia
4 1 (7.14%) Amdocs