The table below looks at the statistics for NSN NetAct 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 NSN NetAct over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Nokia Solutions and Networks NetAct
Rank 228 221 177
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -44
Contract jobs citing NSN NetAct 27 12 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.29% 0.14% 0.52%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.83% 1.77% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 1
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£235 £255 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.84% +13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £248 £260 £265
% change year-on-year
-4.80% -1.88%
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 Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Systems Management Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
953 678 614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.32% 8.07% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 333 311
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £334 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 46 59
Average hourly rate £27.50 £21.75 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.43% -17.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.90 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £31.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -18.44%

NSN NetAct
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NSN NetAct across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

NSN NetAct Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

NSN NetAct
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

NSN NetAct Daily Rate Trend in the South East

NSN NetAct
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing NSN NetAct 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 NSN NetAct.

1 36 (92.31%) LTE
2 33 (84.62%) Radio Access Network
3 32 (82.05%) 3G
4 31 (79.49%) 2G
5 26 (66.67%) Telecoms
6 23 (58.97%) Ericsson
7 22 (56.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 20 (51.28%) Nokia
9 17 (43.59%) 4G
10 15 (38.46%) SQL
11 12 (30.77%) Oracle
11 12 (30.77%) Network Planning
12 10 (25.64%) Perl
12 10 (25.64%) Netcool
13 9 (23.08%) Nortel
13 9 (23.08%) Oracle Cash Management
14 8 (20.51%) GSM
15 7 (17.95%) Cramer
15 7 (17.95%) Amdocs
15 7 (17.95%) Huawei
15 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
15 7 (17.95%) C
15 7 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
16 6 (15.38%) Business Objects
16 6 (15.38%) MS Access
16 6 (15.38%) GPRS
16 6 (15.38%) UMTS
16 6 (15.38%) SLA
16 6 (15.38%) Project Management
17 4 (10.26%) Actix

NSN NetAct
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing NSN NetAct 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 NSN NetAct. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (23.08%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 36 (92.31%) LTE
2 33 (84.62%) Radio Access Network
3 32 (82.05%) 3G
4 31 (79.49%) 2G
5 17 (43.59%) 4G
6 8 (20.51%) GSM
7 6 (15.38%) UMTS
7 6 (15.38%) GPRS
8 3 (7.69%) Broadband
8 3 (7.69%) Internet
8 3 (7.69%) MVNO
9 2 (5.13%) VoLTE
9 2 (5.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) MS Access
2 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
General
1 26 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.69%) Billing
2 3 (7.69%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) RAN Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Configuration Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) RAN Configuration Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Databuild Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) OSS Architect
4 3 (7.69%) Architect
4 3 (7.69%) Performance Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Radio Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) OSS Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Operations Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Integration Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Design Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Network Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Network Operations Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Designer
6 1 (2.56%) Technical Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Performance Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Network Planning
2 6 (15.38%) Project Management
3 3 (7.69%) ITIL
3 3 (7.69%) eTOM
3 3 (7.69%) Statistical Analysis
3 3 (7.69%) Validation
3 3 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
3 3 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.13%) Performance Management
4 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2
4 2 (5.13%) Service Management
5 1 (2.56%) Time Management
5 1 (2.56%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.56%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 15 (38.46%) SQL
2 10 (25.64%) Perl
3 7 (17.95%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) HNC
1 4 (10.26%) HND
2 3 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) SLA
Systems Management
1 10 (25.64%) Netcool
2 3 (7.69%) OpenView
2 3 (7.69%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 23 (58.97%) Ericsson
2 22 (56.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 20 (51.28%) Nokia
4 12 (30.77%) Oracle
5 9 (23.08%) Nortel
6 7 (17.95%) Cramer
6 7 (17.95%) Amdocs
6 7 (17.95%) Huawei
7 6 (15.38%) Business Objects
8 4 (10.26%) Mapinfo
8 4 (10.26%) Actix
9 3 (7.69%) Greenplum
9 3 (7.69%) BMC
9 3 (7.69%) IBM
9 3 (7.69%) HP
10 1 (2.56%) Google