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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Actix
Rank 615 598 586
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -12
Contract jobs citing Actix 11 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.027% 0.004%
As % of the Vendors category 0.050% 0.059% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £375 -
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
22062 23715 22622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 42.89% 45.79% 45.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13130 13749 12420
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 866 1006 988
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £17.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 8 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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -8 9 - -
South East +14 6 - -
Berkshire +4 5 - -
South West +5 3 - -
Swindon -3 2 - -
Wiltshire -5 2 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -

Actix
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 9 (75.00%) LTE
2 8 (66.67%) 3G
2 8 (66.67%) 2G
3 7 (58.33%) Telecoms
4 6 (50.00%) Performance Analysis
4 6 (50.00%) NSN NetAct
4 6 (50.00%) Mapinfo
4 6 (50.00%) Ericsson
4 6 (50.00%) RNC
5 5 (41.67%) Algorithms
6 3 (25.00%) GSM
6 3 (25.00%) WCDMA
7 2 (16.67%) Benchmarking
7 2 (16.67%) Network Design
7 2 (16.67%) Anite
7 2 (16.67%) ION Trading
7 2 (16.67%) Network Optimisation
7 2 (16.67%) 4G
7 2 (16.67%) High Availability
7 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (16.67%) XCAP
7 2 (16.67%) Huawei
7 2 (16.67%) HSPA
8 1 (8.33%) TEOCO
8 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (8.33%) Statistics
8 1 (8.33%) Radio Network Optimisation
8 1 (8.33%) MapBasic
8 1 (8.33%) Amdocs

Actix
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 1 (8.33%) AutoCAD
1 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) LTE
2 8 (66.67%) 2G
2 8 (66.67%) 3G
3 6 (50.00%) RNC
4 3 (25.00%) GSM
4 3 (25.00%) WCDMA
5 2 (16.67%) 4G
5 2 (16.67%) HSPA
5 2 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (16.67%) XCAP
6 1 (8.33%) UMTS
6 1 (8.33%) Wireless
6 1 (8.33%) Wireshark
General
1 7 (58.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Optimisation Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) 3G Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) LTE Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Senior 3G Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Designer
3 2 (16.67%) Radio Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) RF Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Optimisation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Radio Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Radio Network Optimisation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) RF Optimisation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior RF Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Algorithms
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) Benchmarking
2 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (16.67%) High Availability
2 2 (16.67%) Network Design
2 2 (16.67%) Network Optimisation
3 1 (8.33%) Network Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Radio Network Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) MapBasic
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
1 1 (8.33%) VB
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Ericsson
1 6 (50.00%) Mapinfo
2 2 (16.67%) Anite
2 2 (16.67%) Huawei
2 2 (16.67%) ION Trading
3 1 (8.33%) Amdocs
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) Nokia
3 1 (8.33%) TEOCO