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 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.

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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Actix
Rank 569 556 540
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -16
Contract jobs citing Actix 8 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.004% 0.007%
As % of the Vendors category 0.034% 0.009% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 - -
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
23272 22265 21520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.79% 45.72% 47.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13609 12381 11250
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1020 983 1335
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.22 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.36% -13.15%

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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 10 (90.91%) 3G
2 9 (81.82%) 2G
3 8 (72.73%) LTE
4 7 (63.64%) 4G
5 6 (54.55%) Network Planning
5 6 (54.55%) Telecoms
6 5 (45.45%) NSN NetAct
7 4 (36.36%) RNC
7 4 (36.36%) Nokia
7 4 (36.36%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 3 (27.27%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (27.27%) Siemens
8 3 (27.27%) 3GPP
8 3 (27.27%) German Language
9 2 (18.18%) SLA
9 2 (18.18%) Mapinfo
9 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
9 2 (18.18%) GSM
9 2 (18.18%) Network Design
9 2 (18.18%) Radio Access Network
10 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
10 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (9.09%) Project Management
10 1 (9.09%) MS Access
10 1 (9.09%) GPRS
10 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
10 1 (9.09%) Ericsson
10 1 (9.09%) C
10 1 (9.09%) SQL
10 1 (9.09%) VBA

Actix
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (90.91%) 3G
2 9 (81.82%) 2G
3 8 (72.73%) LTE
4 7 (63.64%) 4G
5 4 (36.36%) RNC
6 3 (27.27%) 3GPP
7 2 (18.18%) GSM
7 2 (18.18%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (9.09%) GPRS
8 1 (9.09%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MS Access
General
1 6 (54.55%) Telecoms
2 3 (27.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Radio Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Design Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) RF Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3G Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) OSS Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) RF Optimisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Network Planning
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (18.18%) Network Design
4 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Validation
4 1 (9.09%) Time Management
4 1 (9.09%) Network Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
1 1 (9.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Nokia
1 4 (36.36%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (27.27%) Siemens
3 2 (18.18%) Mapinfo
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) Ericsson
4 1 (9.09%) Google
4 1 (9.09%) Huawei