The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 July 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Next Generation Network (NGN)
Rank 585 563 548
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -15
Contract jobs citing NGN 10 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.019% 0.014% 0.017%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.10% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 6
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£1,250 £300 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+316.66% -23.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - £400
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 Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7232 6928 6398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.04% 14.04% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4204 3756 3407
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 388 432
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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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

NGN
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NGN across the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

NGN Daily Rate Histogram 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

NGN
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 31 July 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
London 0 6 £1,250 +316.66% 1
East of England - 4 £400 -
NGN
UK

NGN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 6 (40.00%) Wireless
1 6 (40.00%) Network Design
1 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (26.67%) Network Architecture
2 4 (26.67%) C
2 4 (26.67%) C#
2 4 (26.67%) C++
2 4 (26.67%) Python
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco
3 3 (20.00%) Degree
4 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (13.33%) PSTN
4 2 (13.33%) VoIP
4 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (6.67%) Finance
5 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
5 1 (6.67%) Data Management
5 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.67%) SDH
5 1 (6.67%) PMP
5 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
5 1 (6.67%) 3G
5 1 (6.67%) DWDM
5 1 (6.67%) SS7
5 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (6.67%) CRM
5 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
5 1 (6.67%) ATM

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) Wireless
2 2 (13.33%) PSTN
2 2 (13.33%) VoIP
3 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
3 1 (6.67%) 3G
3 1 (6.67%) DWDM
3 1 (6.67%) SS7
3 1 (6.67%) SDH
3 1 (6.67%) 4G
3 1 (6.67%) MVNO
3 1 (6.67%) ATM
General
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Architect
1 4 (26.67%) Systems Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Programme Director
2 2 (13.33%) Network Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Voice Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Software Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Architecture Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Junior Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Systems Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Software Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Strategy Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Junior
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) Economics
3 1 (6.67%) Web 2.0
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Network Design
2 4 (26.67%) Network Architecture
3 1 (6.67%) Customer Insight
3 1 (6.67%) Analytics
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.67%) CRM
3 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (6.67%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) C
1 4 (26.67%) C#
1 4 (26.67%) C++
1 4 (26.67%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) PMP
2 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle