The first table below looks at the demand for NGN skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NGN over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Next Generation Network (NGN)
Rank 555 545 557
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +12
Contract jobs citing NGN 7 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.014% 0.019% 0.009%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.10% 0.14% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 0
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£300 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £400 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6865 6400 8286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.92% 13.73% 15.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3718 3417 3754
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 433 643
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
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NGN
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

NGN Jobs Demand Trend in England

NGN
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

NGN Daily Rate Trend in England

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Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

NGN Hourly Rate Trend in England

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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 NGN within the England region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. 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
London -3 4 £300 -22.58% 2
South East -11 2 - -
South West -34 1 - -
East of England - - - - 2
North West - - - - 1
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing NGN 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 NGN.

1 14 (70.00%) Telecoms
2 9 (45.00%) MPLS
3 7 (35.00%) 3G
4 6 (30.00%) SONET
4 6 (30.00%) DWDM
4 6 (30.00%) SDH
4 6 (30.00%) GSM
4 6 (30.00%) Project Management
4 6 (30.00%) Internet
4 6 (30.00%) 2G
4 6 (30.00%) Change Management
4 6 (30.00%) Problem Management
4 6 (30.00%) 4G
4 6 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (30.00%) Network Architecture
4 6 (30.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (20.00%) Network Security
5 4 (20.00%) Front Office
5 4 (20.00%) Project Planning
5 4 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 4 (20.00%) Ethernet
5 4 (20.00%) Cisco
6 2 (10.00%) HP
6 2 (10.00%) VPN
6 2 (10.00%) UML
6 2 (10.00%) Python
6 2 (10.00%) C++
6 2 (10.00%) Java
6 2 (10.00%) Validation

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing NGN 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 NGN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 9 (45.00%) MPLS
2 7 (35.00%) 3G
3 6 (30.00%) SONET
3 6 (30.00%) DWDM
3 6 (30.00%) Internet
3 6 (30.00%) GSM
3 6 (30.00%) SDH
3 6 (30.00%) 2G
3 6 (30.00%) 4G
4 4 (20.00%) Network Security
4 4 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (20.00%) Ethernet
5 2 (10.00%) VPN
5 2 (10.00%) Firewall
6 1 (5.00%) Wireless
6 1 (5.00%) Wireless Security
6 1 (5.00%) LAN
6 1 (5.00%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQLite
General
1 14 (70.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (20.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Architect
2 2 (10.00%) Developer
2 2 (10.00%) Security Architect
2 2 (10.00%) Network Architect
2 2 (10.00%) Network Security Architect
3 1 (5.00%) Service Operations Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Python Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Buyer
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Operations Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Service Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Technical Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) JSON
2 1 (5.00%) Drools
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Project Management
1 6 (30.00%) Change Management
1 6 (30.00%) Problem Management
1 6 (30.00%) Network Architecture
1 6 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 6 (30.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 4 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (10.00%) UML
3 2 (10.00%) Validation
3 2 (10.00%) Scrum
3 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (10.00%) SIEM
4 1 (5.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Security Architecture
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) ICONIX
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) C++
1 2 (10.00%) Java
1 2 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (5.00%) Golang
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Cisco
2 2 (10.00%) HP
2 2 (10.00%) Sourcefire
2 2 (10.00%) F5
2 2 (10.00%) ArcSight
3 1 (5.00%) Google