The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Actix products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Actix over the 3 months to 26 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Actix Ltd.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Actix
Rank 602 579 546
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -33
Contract jobs citing Actix 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.004% 0.004%
As % of the Vendors category 0.012% 0.008% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£250 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24465 23714 21743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.99% 45.02% 46.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 14167 13478 11566
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1119 1048 1173
Average hourly rate £18.14 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

Actix
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Actix within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Actix Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Actix
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Actix within the UK.

Actix Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Actix
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Actix within the UK.

Actix Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Actix
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Actix within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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 +1 3 £250 -
England +1 3 £250 -
South East -5 3 £250 -
Slough +3 1 £250 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -

Actix
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Actix 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 Actix.

1 21 (87.50%) 3G
2 20 (83.33%) Telecoms
2 20 (83.33%) 4G
3 18 (75.00%) LTE
3 18 (75.00%) 2G
4 14 (58.33%) NSN NetAct
5 13 (54.17%) GSM
6 12 (50.00%) Network Planning
6 12 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 9 (37.50%) Network Design
8 7 (29.17%) Radio Access Network
9 5 (20.83%) HSPA
9 5 (20.83%) Mapinfo
9 5 (20.83%) GPRS
9 5 (20.83%) UMTS
9 5 (20.83%) SLA
10 4 (16.67%) 3GPP
11 3 (12.50%) Performance Management
11 3 (12.50%) GPON
11 3 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 3 (12.50%) VoLTE
11 3 (12.50%) SDH
11 3 (12.50%) SQL
11 3 (12.50%) Ericsson
11 3 (12.50%) Nokia
11 3 (12.50%) CDMA2000
11 3 (12.50%) MPLS
11 3 (12.50%) DSL
11 3 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (12.50%) Wireless

Actix
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Actix 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 Actix. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (87.50%) 3G
2 20 (83.33%) 4G
3 18 (75.00%) LTE
3 18 (75.00%) 2G
4 13 (54.17%) GSM
5 7 (29.17%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (20.83%) HSPA
6 5 (20.83%) GPRS
6 5 (20.83%) UMTS
7 4 (16.67%) 3GPP
8 3 (12.50%) GPON
8 3 (12.50%) VoLTE
8 3 (12.50%) SDH
8 3 (12.50%) CDMA2000
8 3 (12.50%) MPLS
8 3 (12.50%) DSL
8 3 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (12.50%) Wireless
8 3 (12.50%) WiMAX
9 2 (8.33%) CDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) MS Access
General
1 20 (83.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Radio Engineer
2 9 (37.50%) Design Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) RAN Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) RAN Performance Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) RF Optimisation Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) RF Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Algorithms
1 2 (8.33%) Statistics
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Network Planning
1 12 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 9 (37.50%) Network Design
3 3 (12.50%) Performance Management
4 2 (8.33%) Project Management
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Engineering
4 2 (8.33%) Network Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) Resource Management
5 1 (4.17%) Fault Management
5 1 (4.17%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.17%) Change Management
5 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) SLA
Systems Management
1 14 (58.33%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (4.17%) Netcool
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Mapinfo
2 3 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (12.50%) Ericsson
2 3 (12.50%) Nokia
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) Huawei
4 1 (4.17%) Amdocs