The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of NetCracker products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NetCracker over the 3 months to 5 February 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the NetCracker Technology Corporation.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
NetCracker
Rank 598 - 571
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing NetCracker 21 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% - 0.016%
As % of the Vendors category 0.095% - 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
Average daily rate £350 - £240
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - £240
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 Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22182 23145 22099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.13% 45.68% 45.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13227 13479 12168
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 875 970 963
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.29 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

NetCracker
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NetCracker within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

NetCracker Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

NetCracker
Daily Rate Trend

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

NetCracker Daily Rate Trend in the UK

NetCracker
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NetCracker within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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 - 20 £350 -
South East - 9 - -
Yorkshire - 7 £350 -
Sheffield - 7 £350 -
South Yorkshire - 7 £350 -
Berkshire - 5 - -
Newbury - 5 - -
Surrey - 4 - -
Guildford - 4 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - -
London - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -

NetCracker
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing NetCracker 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 NetCracker.

1 15 (68.18%) Telecoms
2 13 (59.09%) Wireless
2 13 (59.09%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 13 (59.09%) Ericsson
2 13 (59.09%) Nokia
2 13 (59.09%) Siemens
2 13 (59.09%) 3G
2 13 (59.09%) BT
2 13 (59.09%) Huawei
2 13 (59.09%) ZTE
2 13 (59.09%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 10 (45.45%) Billing
4 9 (40.91%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (40.91%) SLA
5 8 (36.36%) SQL
6 7 (31.82%) Oracle
6 7 (31.82%) CRM
6 7 (31.82%) PL/SQL
6 7 (31.82%) Oracle Database
6 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (22.73%) 2G
7 5 (22.73%) Finance
7 5 (22.73%) DWDM
8 4 (18.18%) Java
8 4 (18.18%) Nortel
8 4 (18.18%) ETL
8 4 (18.18%) ATM
8 4 (18.18%) NEC
8 4 (18.18%) RNC
9 3 (13.64%) Demand Management

NetCracker
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing NetCracker 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 NetCracker. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) Smallworld
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Minerva
Communications & Networking
1 13 (59.09%) 3G
1 13 (59.09%) Wireless
2 5 (22.73%) 2G
2 5 (22.73%) DWDM
3 4 (18.18%) ATM
3 4 (18.18%) RNC
4 3 (13.64%) 4G
5 2 (9.09%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (4.55%) CDMA
6 1 (4.55%) Ethernet
6 1 (4.55%) GPRS
6 1 (4.55%) GSM
6 1 (4.55%) IPv6
6 1 (4.55%) LTE
6 1 (4.55%) MPLS
6 1 (4.55%) OSPF
6 1 (4.55%) UMTS
6 1 (4.55%) VoLTE
6 1 (4.55%) VPLS
6 1 (4.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.55%) Big Data
2 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 15 (68.18%) Telecoms
2 10 (45.45%) Billing
3 5 (22.73%) Finance
4 2 (9.09%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Developer
1 4 (18.18%) Field Engineer
1 4 (18.18%) Java Developer
2 2 (9.09%) Administrator
2 2 (9.09%) Back Office Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) Project Administrator
2 2 (9.09%) Senior Developer
2 2 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (4.55%) Billing Developer
3 1 (4.55%) BSS Architect
3 1 (4.55%) BSS Solutions Architect
3 1 (4.55%) Optical Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) OSS Architect
3 1 (4.55%) OSS Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) OSS Solutions Architect
3 1 (4.55%) OSS Support Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Site Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms Architect
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Transmission Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
1 2 (9.09%) Unix
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (31.82%) CRM
2 4 (18.18%) ETL
3 3 (13.64%) Demand Management
3 3 (13.64%) Project Management
3 3 (13.64%) Quote-to-Cash
3 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
4 2 (9.09%) Change Management
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Management
4 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.55%) Fault Management
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.55%) Process Management
5 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.55%) Service Management
5 1 (4.55%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) SQL
2 7 (31.82%) PL/SQL
3 4 (18.18%) Java
4 1 (4.55%) Perl
4 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) CCNP
1 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
1 2 (9.09%) HND
1 2 (9.09%) PMI Certification
1 2 (9.09%) PMP
2 1 (4.55%) CCNA
2 1 (4.55%) HNC
2 1 (4.55%) JNCIA
2 1 (4.55%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (40.91%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) OPNET
2 1 (4.55%) Cacti
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Alcatel-Lucent
1 13 (59.09%) BT
1 13 (59.09%) Ericsson
1 13 (59.09%) Huawei
1 13 (59.09%) Nokia
1 13 (59.09%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 13 (59.09%) Siemens
1 13 (59.09%) ZTE
2 7 (31.82%) Oracle
3 4 (18.18%) NEC
3 4 (18.18%) Nortel
4 3 (13.64%) SAP
5 1 (4.55%) Cerion
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco
5 1 (4.55%) Greenplum
5 1 (4.55%) Juniper
5 1 (4.55%) Talend