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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Actix
Rank 578 569 538
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -31
Contract jobs citing Actix 21 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.002% 0.004%
As % of the Vendors category 0.086% 0.004% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£295 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 - -
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
24335 23603 21491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.36% 45.47% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13863 12950 11452
Average daily rate £400 £400 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1039 1048 1185
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Actix within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Actix Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 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 27 March 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
England +11 21 £295 -
Hammersmith - - - -
London - - - -

Actix
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 23 (88.46%) 3G
2 20 (76.92%) Telecoms
2 20 (76.92%) 2G
2 20 (76.92%) LTE
3 19 (73.08%) 4G
4 15 (57.69%) Network Planning
5 14 (53.85%) NSN NetAct
6 12 (46.15%) GSM
7 11 (42.31%) Performance Monitoring
8 9 (34.62%) Network Design
9 6 (23.08%) GPRS
9 6 (23.08%) 3GPP
9 6 (23.08%) Mapinfo
9 6 (23.08%) HSPA
9 6 (23.08%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 6 (23.08%) Radio Access Network
10 5 (19.23%) Nokia
10 5 (19.23%) UMTS
10 5 (19.23%) SLA
11 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
12 3 (11.54%) MS Access
12 3 (11.54%) SDH
12 3 (11.54%) SQL
12 3 (11.54%) VBA
12 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
12 3 (11.54%) Ericsson
12 3 (11.54%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (11.54%) Wireless
12 3 (11.54%) CDMA2000
12 3 (11.54%) MPLS

Actix
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 23 (88.46%) 3G
2 20 (76.92%) 2G
2 20 (76.92%) LTE
3 19 (73.08%) 4G
4 12 (46.15%) GSM
5 6 (23.08%) GPRS
5 6 (23.08%) 3GPP
5 6 (23.08%) HSPA
5 6 (23.08%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (19.23%) UMTS
7 3 (11.54%) SDH
7 3 (11.54%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (11.54%) Wireless
7 3 (11.54%) CDMA2000
7 3 (11.54%) MPLS
7 3 (11.54%) DSL
7 3 (11.54%) GPON
7 3 (11.54%) VoLTE
7 3 (11.54%) WiMAX
7 3 (11.54%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) MS Access
General
1 20 (76.92%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) German Language
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) Radio Engineer
2 9 (34.62%) Design Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) RAN Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) RAN Performance Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Performance Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) RF Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) RF Optimisation Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) OSS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Statistics
1 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (7.69%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Network Planning
2 11 (42.31%) Performance Monitoring
3 9 (34.62%) Network Design
4 3 (11.54%) Project Management
4 3 (11.54%) Network Architecture
4 3 (11.54%) Performance Management
5 2 (7.69%) Resource Management
5 2 (7.69%) Capacity Management
5 2 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (7.69%) Performance Engineering
6 1 (3.85%) Validation
6 1 (3.85%) Change Management
6 1 (3.85%) Time Management
6 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.85%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
1 3 (11.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) SLA
Systems Management
1 14 (53.85%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (3.85%) Netcool
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Mapinfo
1 6 (23.08%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 5 (19.23%) Nokia
3 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.54%) Ericsson
4 2 (7.69%) Siemens
5 1 (3.85%) Amdocs
5 1 (3.85%) Google
5 1 (3.85%) Huawei