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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
FCAPS
Rank 634 656 -
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -
Contract jobs citing FCAPS 14 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.007% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.050% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £425 £425 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 -
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -
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
8275 7958 8464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.49% 13.70% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5051 4574 4675
Median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £511 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 548 479
Median hourly rate £26.50 £20.50 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.26% -9.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -8.05%

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 28 September 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 +30 14 £425 -
West Midlands - 9 £425 -
Solihull - 8 £425 -
South West - 5 - -
Swindon - 5 - -
Wiltshire - 5 - -
Birmingham - 1 £425 -

FCAPS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 9 (56.25%) ITIL
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco
1 9 (56.25%) EMC
1 9 (56.25%) CA
1 9 (56.25%) Service Management
1 9 (56.25%) ITSM
1 9 (56.25%) SC Cleared
1 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
1 9 (56.25%) SevOne
2 8 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 8 (50.00%) CMDB
2 8 (50.00%) ServiceNow
2 8 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
2 8 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 8 (50.00%) MPLS
2 8 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 7 (43.75%) DSL
3 7 (43.75%) Nokia
3 7 (43.75%) Linux
3 7 (43.75%) Apache
3 7 (43.75%) LDAP
3 7 (43.75%) HTML
3 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 7 (43.75%) CSS
3 7 (43.75%) SOAP
3 7 (43.75%) ODBC
3 7 (43.75%) DNS
3 7 (43.75%) Scala
3 7 (43.75%) CouchDB

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 7 (43.75%) Apache
1 7 (43.75%) Apache Spark
1 7 (43.75%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 7 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 8 (50.00%) MPLS
2 7 (43.75%) DNS
2 7 (43.75%) DSL
2 7 (43.75%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) Apache Cassandra
1 7 (43.75%) Big Data
1 7 (43.75%) CouchDB
1 7 (43.75%) HBase
1 7 (43.75%) Neo4j
1 7 (43.75%) Parquet
1 7 (43.75%) Redis
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Architect
2 8 (50.00%) Network Architect
3 7 (43.75%) Developer
4 6 (37.50%) Cisco Architect
4 6 (37.50%) Cisco Network Architect
4 6 (37.50%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) OSS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) Akka
1 7 (43.75%) AngularJS
1 7 (43.75%) Apache Avro
1 7 (43.75%) CSS
1 7 (43.75%) CSS3
1 7 (43.75%) GraphX
1 7 (43.75%) HTML
1 7 (43.75%) HTML5
1 7 (43.75%) ODBC
1 7 (43.75%) REST
1 7 (43.75%) SOAP
1 7 (43.75%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
1 7 (43.75%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) ITIL
1 9 (56.25%) ITSM
1 9 (56.25%) Service Management
2 8 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 8 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
2 8 (50.00%) ITIL V3
3 7 (43.75%) Analytics
3 7 (43.75%) Big Data Analytics
3 7 (43.75%) Data Analytics
3 7 (43.75%) DevOps
3 7 (43.75%) Use Case
4 6 (37.50%) Network Management
5 2 (12.50%) Presales
6 1 (6.25%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
1 7 (43.75%) Scala
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
1 7 (43.75%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) SC Cleared
1 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) Ansible
1 7 (43.75%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) CA
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco
1 9 (56.25%) EMC
1 9 (56.25%) SevOne
2 8 (50.00%) ServiceNow
3 7 (43.75%) Nokia
4 6 (37.50%) BT