The table below looks at the statistics for NGN skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NGN over the 3 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Next Generation Network (NGN)
Rank 602 566 564
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -2
Contract jobs citing NGN 10 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.017% 0.028%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.13% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 4
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£300 £425 £558
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% -23.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £260 £250
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
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
8459 6986 8317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.48% 13.53% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4786 3831 3949
Average daily rate £363 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 442 618
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

NGN
Jobs Demand Trend

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

NGN Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

NGN
Daily Rate Trend

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

NGN Daily Rate Trend in the UK

NGN
Hourly Rate Trend

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

NGN Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

NGN
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NGN within the UK over the 3 months to 23 October 2014. 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
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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 -30 10 £300 -29.41% 7
London +7 5 £300 -35.13% 1
South East -23 5 - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Brentford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Studley - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - -

NGN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing NGN 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 NGN.

1 10 (76.92%) Network Security
2 7 (53.85%) Cisco
3 5 (38.46%) HP
3 5 (38.46%) C++
3 5 (38.46%) Java
3 5 (38.46%) UML
3 5 (38.46%) Python
3 5 (38.46%) Firewall
3 5 (38.46%) Validation
3 5 (38.46%) Scrum
3 5 (38.46%) F5
3 5 (38.46%) ArcSight
3 5 (38.46%) SIEM
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) Sourcefire
3 5 (38.46%) JSON
4 4 (30.77%) Security Architecture
5 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) Drools
5 3 (23.08%) Golang
5 3 (23.08%) Google
5 3 (23.08%) ICONIX
5 3 (23.08%) SQLite
6 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
7 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Wireless Security
7 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
7 1 (7.69%) Wireless
7 1 (7.69%) Broadband
7 1 (7.69%) Internet

NGN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing NGN 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 NGN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) Network Security
2 5 (38.46%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) Wireless Security
3 1 (7.69%) Wireless
3 1 (7.69%) Broadband
3 1 (7.69%) Internet
3 1 (7.69%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQLite
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Architect
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
1 5 (38.46%) Network Security Architect
1 5 (38.46%) Security Architect
1 5 (38.46%) Network Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Software Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Python Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Buyer
4 1 (7.69%) Service Operations Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Service Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) JSON
2 3 (23.08%) Drools
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) UML
1 5 (38.46%) Validation
1 5 (38.46%) Scrum
1 5 (38.46%) SIEM
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Security Architecture
3 3 (23.08%) ICONIX
4 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) C++
1 5 (38.46%) Java
1 5 (38.46%) Python
2 3 (23.08%) Golang
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) HP
2 5 (38.46%) F5
2 5 (38.46%) ArcSight
2 5 (38.46%) Sourcefire
3 3 (23.08%) Google