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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Actix over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Actix
Rank - 633 624
Contract jobs citing Actix 0 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.009% 0.004%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.021% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £280 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £280 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
23972 24303 23493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.63% 44.84% 44.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14771 14032 13325
Median daily rate £405 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 800 1130 1053
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.46 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.34% +2.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.10 £18.00 £17.81
% change year-on-year
+11.68% +1.09%

Actix
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Actix as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Actix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Actix.

1 8 (80.00%) LTE
2 7 (70.00%) 3G
2 7 (70.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (70.00%) 2G
3 6 (60.00%) Ericsson
3 6 (60.00%) Mapinfo
3 6 (60.00%) NSN NetAct
4 5 (50.00%) Performance Analysis
4 5 (50.00%) Algorithms
4 5 (50.00%) RNC
5 3 (30.00%) GSM
5 3 (30.00%) WCDMA
6 2 (20.00%) Benchmarking
6 2 (20.00%) Network Design
6 2 (20.00%) HSPA
6 2 (20.00%) Network Optimisation
6 2 (20.00%) XCAP
6 2 (20.00%) 4G
6 2 (20.00%) High Availability
6 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (10.00%) TEOCO
7 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (10.00%) Radio Network Optimisation
7 1 (10.00%) Wireshark
7 1 (10.00%) Network Planning
7 1 (10.00%) Nokia
7 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (10.00%) Huawei
7 1 (10.00%) Statistics

Actix
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) AutoCAD
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) LTE
2 7 (70.00%) 2G
2 7 (70.00%) 3G
3 5 (50.00%) RNC
4 3 (30.00%) GSM
4 3 (30.00%) WCDMA
5 2 (20.00%) 4G
5 2 (20.00%) HSPA
5 2 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (20.00%) XCAP
6 1 (10.00%) UMTS
6 1 (10.00%) Wireshark
General
1 7 (70.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Optimisation Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) 3G Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) LTE Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) Senior 3G Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Designer
3 2 (20.00%) Radio Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Designer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Optimisation Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Radio Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Radio Network Optimisation Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) RF Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) RF Optimisation Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior RF Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) Benchmarking
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (20.00%) High Availability
2 2 (20.00%) Network Design
2 2 (20.00%) Network Optimisation
3 1 (10.00%) Network Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Radio Network Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) MapBasic
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) VB
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Ericsson
1 6 (60.00%) Mapinfo
2 1 (10.00%) Amdocs
2 1 (10.00%) Anite
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) Huawei
2 1 (10.00%) ION Trading
2 1 (10.00%) Nokia
2 1 (10.00%) TEOCO