The table below looks at the statistics for FCAPS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FCAPS over the 3 months to 1 September 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
FCAPS
Rank 621 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing FCAPS 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.049% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 - -
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 Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8197 8298 7149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.81% 14.67% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4697 4499 3856
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 531 449 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

FCAPS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing FCAPS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

FCAPS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

FCAPS
Daily Rate Trend

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

FCAPS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

FCAPS
Hourly Rate Trend

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

FCAPS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

FCAPS
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 FCAPS within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 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 - 4 £425 -
South East - 3 £450 -
Surrey - 2 £450 -
London - 1 £400 -
Hounslow - 1 £400 -
Reading - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -

FCAPS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing FCAPS 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 FCAPS.

1 5 (100.00%) Degree
2 4 (80.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (80.00%) MPLS
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) MS Visio
3 3 (60.00%) MS Office
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 3 (60.00%) VoIP
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (40.00%) VPN
4 2 (40.00%) DNS
4 2 (40.00%) Sun
4 2 (40.00%) WLAN
4 2 (40.00%) WAN
4 2 (40.00%) DHCP
4 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 2 (40.00%) IKE
4 2 (40.00%) SNMP
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) MySQL
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) UNIX
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) HPUX
4 2 (40.00%) Solaris
4 2 (40.00%) OSPF

FCAPS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing FCAPS 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 FCAPS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
1 3 (60.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) SaaS
1 2 (40.00%) PaaS
1 2 (40.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) MPLS
2 3 (60.00%) VoIP
3 2 (40.00%) WLAN
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) DHCP
3 2 (40.00%) IKE
3 2 (40.00%) SNMP
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) Internet
3 2 (40.00%) OSPF
3 2 (40.00%) BGP
3 2 (40.00%) VRRP
3 2 (40.00%) IPsec
3 2 (40.00%) LTE
3 2 (40.00%) Unified Communications
3 2 (40.00%) 4G
3 2 (40.00%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (40.00%) HSRP
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Voice Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (40.00%) PKI
2 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) HPUX
2 2 (40.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Six Sigma
2 2 (40.00%) CMMI
2 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) QMS
3 1 (20.00%) Network Management
3 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) ITSM
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) Data Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (40.00%) MBA
4 1 (20.00%) CCVP
4 1 (20.00%) HNC
4 1 (20.00%) HND
4 1 (20.00%) CCNP
4 1 (20.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Sun
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Mitel
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Ericsson
3 1 (20.00%) Siemens