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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Next Generation Network (NGN)
Rank 583 545 526
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -19
Contract jobs citing NGN 6 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.012% 0.030% 0.018%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.082% 0.22% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 4
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£365 £400 £649
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% -38.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £248 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £468 £775
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £413 £523
% change year-on-year
-11.51% -21.05%
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
7286 6452 7186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.44% 13.66% 15.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4224 3572 3591
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 397 635
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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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

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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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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 19 December 2014.

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

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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 19 December 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
South East -20 5 £365 -2.66%
London - 1 - - 2
North West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (87.50%) Network Security
2 8 (50.00%) Scrum
2 8 (50.00%) Java
2 8 (50.00%) UML
2 8 (50.00%) Python
2 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) Validation
4 6 (37.50%) Cisco
4 6 (37.50%) ICONIX
4 6 (37.50%) Drools
5 5 (31.25%) ArcSight
5 5 (31.25%) SIEM
5 5 (31.25%) JSON
5 5 (31.25%) Sourcefire
5 5 (31.25%) HP
5 5 (31.25%) C++
5 5 (31.25%) Firewall
5 5 (31.25%) F5
6 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (25.00%) Security Architecture
7 3 (18.75%) MongoDB
7 3 (18.75%) SQLite
7 3 (18.75%) Golang
7 3 (18.75%) Google
7 3 (18.75%) JUnit
8 2 (12.50%) Internet
9 1 (6.25%) eTOM
9 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
9 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
9 1 (6.25%) Wireless Security

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 14 (87.50%) Network Security
2 5 (31.25%) Firewall
3 2 (12.50%) Internet
4 1 (6.25%) Wireless Security
4 1 (6.25%) LTE
4 1 (6.25%) 3G
4 1 (6.25%) UTRAN
4 1 (6.25%) Wireless
4 1 (6.25%) Broadband
4 1 (6.25%) GSM
4 1 (6.25%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) MongoDB
1 3 (18.75%) SQLite
2 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) JUnit
General
1 1 (6.25%) Electronics
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) Architect
3 5 (31.25%) Network Security Architect
3 5 (31.25%) Security Architect
3 5 (31.25%) Network Architect
4 4 (25.00%) Software Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Java Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Python Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Buyer
6 1 (6.25%) GUI Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Business Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) Drools
2 5 (31.25%) JSON
3 1 (6.25%) Laravel
3 1 (6.25%) Backbone.js
3 1 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (6.25%) ZeroMQ
3 1 (6.25%) RESTful
3 1 (6.25%) HTML5
3 1 (6.25%) CSS
3 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Internet of Things
1 1 (6.25%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Scrum
1 8 (50.00%) UML
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) Validation
3 6 (37.50%) ICONIX
4 5 (31.25%) SIEM
5 4 (25.00%) Security Architecture
6 1 (6.25%) eTOM
6 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
6 1 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
6 1 (6.25%) BPR
6 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (6.25%) ITIL
6 1 (6.25%) PRINCE
6 1 (6.25%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) Java
1 8 (50.00%) Python
2 5 (31.25%) C++
3 3 (18.75%) Golang
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) PHP
4 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Cisco
2 5 (31.25%) ArcSight
2 5 (31.25%) Sourcefire
2 5 (31.25%) HP
2 5 (31.25%) F5
3 3 (18.75%) Google
4 1 (6.25%) Twitter
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Ericsson
4 1 (6.25%) Comverse