The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Optimisation Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Optimisation Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Optimization Engineer
Rank 596 574 602
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Network Optimisation Engineer 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.002% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.002% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51170 49280 54602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.64% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30980 29240 30617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2111 2700
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £38.98 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

Network Optimisation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Optimisation Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Optimisation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Optimisation Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Network Optimisation Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Network Optimisation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Network Optimisation Engineer in their job title 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 with Network Optimisation Engineer in their job title.

1 8 (88.89%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (66.67%) LTE
2 6 (66.67%) 3G
3 5 (55.56%) Ericsson
3 5 (55.56%) Telecoms
4 4 (44.44%) Network Planning
5 3 (33.33%) Wireless
5 3 (33.33%) 2G
5 3 (33.33%) UMTS
6 2 (22.22%) SLA
6 2 (22.22%) CNA
6 2 (22.22%) Novell Certification
6 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 2 (22.22%) VBA
6 2 (22.22%) UNIX
6 2 (22.22%) Validation
6 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
6 2 (22.22%) PTC
6 2 (22.22%) TETRA
6 2 (22.22%) Network Design
6 2 (22.22%) Degree
6 2 (22.22%) Huawei
6 2 (22.22%) Statistics
6 2 (22.22%) Time Management
6 2 (22.22%) Performance Management
6 2 (22.22%) 4G
6 2 (22.22%) Performance Improvement
6 2 (22.22%) GSM
7 1 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint

Network Optimisation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Network Optimisation Engineer in their job title 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 with Network Optimisation Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (66.67%) 3G
2 6 (66.67%) LTE
3 3 (33.33%) Wireless
3 3 (33.33%) 2G
3 3 (33.33%) UMTS
4 2 (22.22%) TETRA
4 2 (22.22%) 4G
4 2 (22.22%) GSM
5 1 (11.11%) Broadband
General
1 5 (55.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Dutch Language
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Network Planning
2 2 (22.22%) Time Management
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Management
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Improvement
2 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 2 (22.22%) Validation
2 2 (22.22%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
1 2 (22.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CNA
1 2 (22.22%) Novell Certification
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Ericsson
2 2 (22.22%) PTC
2 2 (22.22%) Huawei
3 1 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (11.11%) Mapinfo
3 1 (11.11%) Anite
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft