The table below looks at the statistics for Network Planning skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Planning over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Planning
Rank 235 227 228
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing Network Planning 19 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.20% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.20% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 3
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£290 £283 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -29.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £269 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £289 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £283 £290 £320
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £9.25
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7059 6436 5756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.65% 71.88% 70.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3994 3588 3039
Average daily rate £393 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 263 240
Average hourly rate £27.25 £27.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% -1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Network Planning
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Planning across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Network Planning Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Network Planning
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Planning across the South East region.

Network Planning Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Network Planning
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Planning across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Network Planning Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Network Planning
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Planning across the South East region.

Network Planning Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Network Planning
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Planning within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
Berkshire +6 14 £290 - 2
Hampshire -2 2 £303 +7.07%
Home Counties - 2 - -
Network Planning
England

Network Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Network Planning 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 Network Planning.

1 63 (67.02%) Telecoms
2 54 (57.45%) 3G
3 48 (51.06%) Radio Access Network
4 46 (48.94%) Ericsson
5 43 (45.74%) 2G
5 43 (45.74%) LTE
6 31 (32.98%) RNC
6 31 (32.98%) GSM
7 28 (29.79%) 4G
8 22 (23.40%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 21 (22.34%) NSN NetAct
9 21 (22.34%) Wireless
10 19 (20.21%) SDH
10 19 (20.21%) GPRS
11 18 (19.15%) MPLS
12 17 (18.09%) CDMA2000
12 17 (18.09%) DSL
12 17 (18.09%) Wi-Fi
12 17 (18.09%) UMTS
12 17 (18.09%) HSPA
12 17 (18.09%) GPON
12 17 (18.09%) WiMAX
13 16 (17.02%) SQL
13 16 (17.02%) Nokia
14 15 (15.96%) Oracle
14 15 (15.96%) Perl
15 14 (14.89%) Nortel
15 14 (14.89%) Network Design
16 13 (13.83%) Oracle Cash Management
16 13 (13.83%) VoLTE

Network Planning
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Network Planning 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 Network Planning. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (3.19%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.06%) Maya
2 1 (1.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (13.83%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 54 (57.45%) 3G
2 48 (51.06%) Radio Access Network
3 43 (45.74%) 2G
3 43 (45.74%) LTE
4 31 (32.98%) RNC
4 31 (32.98%) GSM
5 28 (29.79%) 4G
6 21 (22.34%) Wireless
7 19 (20.21%) SDH
7 19 (20.21%) GPRS
8 18 (19.15%) MPLS
9 17 (18.09%) CDMA2000
9 17 (18.09%) DSL
9 17 (18.09%) Wi-Fi
9 17 (18.09%) UMTS
9 17 (18.09%) HSPA
9 17 (18.09%) GPON
9 17 (18.09%) WiMAX
10 13 (13.83%) VoLTE
11 8 (8.51%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.26%) Relational Database
1 4 (4.26%) MS Access
General
1 63 (67.02%) Telecoms
2 7 (7.45%) Electronics
3 4 (4.26%) Finance
4 1 (1.06%) Back Office
4 1 (1.06%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (14.89%) Network Planner
1 14 (14.89%) RAN Engineer
2 11 (11.70%) RAN Configuration Engineer
2 11 (11.70%) Configuration Engineer
3 10 (10.64%) Radio Engineer
3 10 (10.64%) Design Engineer
4 7 (7.45%) Performance Engineer
5 5 (5.32%) Network Engineer
5 5 (5.32%) Network Manager
6 4 (4.26%) Transmission Engineer
6 4 (4.26%) Transmission Planning Engineer
7 3 (3.19%) Designer
7 3 (3.19%) Transmission Planner
7 3 (3.19%) Implementation Manager
8 2 (2.13%) Network Design Engineer
8 2 (2.13%) Ericsson Engineer
8 2 (2.13%) Contracts Manager
8 2 (2.13%) Core Network Engineer
8 2 (2.13%) Databuild Engineer
8 2 (2.13%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.57%) Statistics
2 5 (5.32%) NHS
3 2 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.89%) Network Design
2 7 (7.45%) Performance Engineering
2 7 (7.45%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (6.38%) Network Management
3 6 (6.38%) Change Management
4 4 (4.26%) Project Management
5 3 (3.19%) Load Balancing
6 2 (2.13%) Use Case
6 2 (2.13%) Performance Management
6 2 (2.13%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (2.13%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (2.13%) Migration
6 2 (2.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.13%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.06%) Service Management
7 1 (1.06%) UML
7 1 (1.06%) ITIL
7 1 (1.06%) Capacity Management
7 1 (1.06%) Network Architecture
7 1 (1.06%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.02%) SQL
2 15 (15.96%) Perl
3 13 (13.83%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (8.51%) HNC
2 7 (7.45%) HND
3 4 (4.26%) Degree
4 1 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.06%) CCIE
4 1 (1.06%) CCNP
4 1 (1.06%) CCDP
4 1 (1.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 21 (22.34%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 46 (48.94%) Ericsson
2 22 (23.40%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 16 (17.02%) Nokia
4 15 (15.96%) Oracle
5 14 (14.89%) Nortel
6 12 (12.77%) Huawei
7 11 (11.70%) Actix
8 6 (6.38%) CheckPoint
8 6 (6.38%) Avaya
9 5 (5.32%) Cisco
10 4 (4.26%) Juniper
10 4 (4.26%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 3 (3.19%) ComArch
12 2 (2.13%) Agilent
12 2 (2.13%) Tekelec
13 1 (1.06%) Cramer
13 1 (1.06%) F5
13 1 (1.06%) Riverbed
13 1 (1.06%) Brocade