The table below looks at the statistics for the Core Network Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Core Network Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Core Network Engineer
Rank 619 638 608
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Core Network Engineer 25 3 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.005% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.006% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 2
Average daily rate £230 £375 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.66% +70.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 £375 £220
% change year-on-year
-38.66% +70.45%
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 Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53023 52764 51440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.73% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 34537 31962 31273
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £553 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1533 2112 2096
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

Core Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Core Network Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Core Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Core Network Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Core Network Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Core Network Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Core Network Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Core Network Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Core Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Core Network Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Core Network Engineer
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 Core Network Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 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 -1 24 £230 -38.66% 3
South East +15 22 £230 -38.66% 2
Berkshire +13 14 £305 -18.66% 2
M4 Corridor - 8 £230 -
Reading - 4 £305 - 2
London - 2 £500 -

Core Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Core Network Engineer in their job title 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 with Core Network Engineer in their job title.

1 41 (87.23%) Telecoms
2 36 (76.60%) SS7
2 36 (76.60%) Unix
2 36 (76.60%) Diameter Protocol
3 35 (74.47%) Solaris
4 28 (59.57%) GPRS
4 28 (59.57%) UMTS
4 28 (59.57%) WCDMA
5 25 (53.19%) Sybase
6 24 (51.06%) Oracle
6 24 (51.06%) Oracle Database
7 22 (46.81%) GGSN
8 20 (42.55%) H.323
8 20 (42.55%) MGCP
9 19 (40.43%) CDMA
9 19 (40.43%) GSM
10 18 (38.30%) SLA
11 14 (29.79%) VoIP
11 14 (29.79%) SGSN
11 14 (29.79%) SharePoint Server
11 14 (29.79%) Huawei
12 12 (25.53%) NGN
12 12 (25.53%) Degree
13 11 (23.40%) Computer Science
14 8 (17.02%) VoLTE
15 5 (10.64%) Ticket Management
15 5 (10.64%) VoWiFi
15 5 (10.64%) Incident Management
15 5 (10.64%) eTOM
15 5 (10.64%) CMS

Core Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Core Network Engineer in their job title 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 with Core Network Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (29.79%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (10.64%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (76.60%) Diameter Protocol
1 36 (76.60%) SS7
2 28 (59.57%) GPRS
2 28 (59.57%) UMTS
2 28 (59.57%) WCDMA
3 22 (46.81%) GGSN
4 20 (42.55%) H.323
4 20 (42.55%) MGCP
5 19 (40.43%) CDMA
5 19 (40.43%) GSM
6 14 (29.79%) SGSN
6 14 (29.79%) VoIP
7 12 (25.53%) NGN
8 8 (17.02%) VoLTE
9 5 (10.64%) VoWiFi
10 4 (8.51%) 4G
11 3 (6.38%) Value-Added Service
12 1 (2.13%) 3G
12 1 (2.13%) MGW
12 1 (2.13%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (51.06%) Oracle Database
General
1 41 (87.23%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.13%) Billing
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (76.60%) Unix
2 35 (74.47%) Solaris
3 1 (2.13%) Windows
3 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.13%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.64%) CRM
1 5 (10.64%) eTOM
1 5 (10.64%) Incident Management
1 5 (10.64%) ITIL
1 5 (10.64%) Service Management
1 5 (10.64%) Ticket Management
2 4 (8.51%) Network Architecture
3 1 (2.13%) High Availability
3 1 (2.13%) Non-Functional Testing
Qualifications
1 12 (25.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (38.30%) SLA
Vendors
1 25 (53.19%) Sybase
2 24 (51.06%) Oracle
3 14 (29.79%) Huawei
4 4 (8.51%) Nokia
5 3 (6.38%) Ericsson
5 3 (6.38%) Nokia Networks
6 1 (2.13%) Microsoft