The table below looks at the statistics for FCAPS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FCAPS over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
FCAPS
Rank 649 661 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Contract jobs citing FCAPS 12 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.002% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.012% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 - -
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 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
8569 8125 8127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.72% 13.90% 14.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5229 4655 4363
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 515 456
Median hourly rate £33.00 £21.51 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.39% +4.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.53 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+62.60% -1.60%

FCAPS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing FCAPS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FCAPS within the UK over the 3 months to 24 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +13 12 £425 - 1
Swindon - 6 - - 1
Wiltshire - 6 - - 1
South West - 6 - - 1
West Midlands - 6 £425 -
Solihull - 5 £425 -
Birmingham - 1 £425 -

FCAPS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing FCAPS 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 FCAPS.

1 6 (50.00%) HTML
1 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
1 6 (50.00%) CSS
1 6 (50.00%) SOAP
1 6 (50.00%) ODBC
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL
1 6 (50.00%) Linux
1 6 (50.00%) Apache
1 6 (50.00%) LDAP
1 6 (50.00%) DNS
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco
1 6 (50.00%) EMC
1 6 (50.00%) CA
1 6 (50.00%) Nokia
1 6 (50.00%) Service Management
1 6 (50.00%) ITSM
1 6 (50.00%) DSL
1 6 (50.00%) Use Case
1 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 6 (50.00%) CSS3
1 6 (50.00%) WebSockets
1 6 (50.00%) HBase
1 6 (50.00%) Redis
1 6 (50.00%) Neo4j
1 6 (50.00%) Big Data
1 6 (50.00%) Big Data Analytics
1 6 (50.00%) Data Analytics
1 6 (50.00%) AngularJS

FCAPS
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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (50.00%) Apache
1 6 (50.00%) Apache Spark
1 6 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 6 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) DNS
1 6 (50.00%) DSL
1 6 (50.00%) LDAP
2 5 (41.67%) Ethernet
2 5 (41.67%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 6 (50.00%) Big Data
1 6 (50.00%) CouchDB
1 6 (50.00%) HBase
1 6 (50.00%) Neo4j
1 6 (50.00%) Parquet
1 6 (50.00%) Redis
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Architect
1 6 (50.00%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Network Architect
2 5 (41.67%) Software Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco Architect
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco Network Architect
4 1 (8.33%) OSS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) Akka
1 6 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 6 (50.00%) Apache Avro
1 6 (50.00%) CSS
1 6 (50.00%) CSS3
1 6 (50.00%) GraphX
1 6 (50.00%) HTML
1 6 (50.00%) HTML5
1 6 (50.00%) ODBC
1 6 (50.00%) REST
1 6 (50.00%) SOAP
1 6 (50.00%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Linux
1 6 (50.00%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Analytics
1 6 (50.00%) Big Data Analytics
1 6 (50.00%) Data Analytics
1 6 (50.00%) DevOps
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL
1 6 (50.00%) ITSM
1 6 (50.00%) Service Management
1 6 (50.00%) Use Case
2 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
2 5 (41.67%) Customer Engagement
2 5 (41.67%) ITIL V3
3 3 (25.00%) Network Management
4 2 (16.67%) Presales
5 1 (8.33%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (50.00%) Scala
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
1 6 (50.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) Ansible
1 6 (50.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) CA
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco
1 6 (50.00%) EMC
1 6 (50.00%) Nokia
1 6 (50.00%) SevOne
2 5 (41.67%) ServiceNow
3 3 (25.00%) BT