The table below looks at the statistics for NBAP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NBAP over the 3 months to 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Node-B Application Part (NBAP)
Rank 606 - 553
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing NBAP 3 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% - 0.017%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.037% - 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £300
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
8210 7293 7310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.68% 12.97% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4495 3837 3625
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 410 573
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

NBAP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

NBAP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

NBAP
Daily Rate Trend

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

NBAP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

NBAP
Hourly Rate Trend

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

NBAP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

NBAP
Top 8 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing NBAP 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 NBAP.

1 6 (100.00%) 3G
1 6 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 6 (100.00%) 2G
1 6 (100.00%) RNC
1 6 (100.00%) 4G
2 5 (83.33%) Wireshark
3 3 (50.00%) UMTS
3 3 (50.00%) NAS

NBAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

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

Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) 3G
1 6 (100.00%) 2G
1 6 (100.00%) RNC
1 6 (100.00%) 4G
2 5 (83.33%) Wireshark
3 3 (50.00%) UMTS
3 3 (50.00%) NAS
General
1 6 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Testing Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Microwave Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer