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 8 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Next Generation Network (NGN)
Rank 610 603 563
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -40
Contract jobs citing NGN 18 6 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.012% 0.039%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.078% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 11
Average daily rate £525 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £341 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £440 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £9.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £9.50

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
7515 7666 6490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.61% 14.86% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4422 4285 3417
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 434 384
Average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NGN within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

NGN Daily Rate Histogram 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 8 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 -2 15 £553 +47.33% 6
London - 12 £553 - 2
Berkshire +7 3 - - 1
South East +1 3 - - 2
Reading - 3 - -
City of London - 2 £525 - 1
Torfaen - 1 £450 -
South Wales - 1 £450 -
Wales - 1 £450 -
Pontypool - 1 £450 -

NGN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 14 (58.33%) Unix
1 14 (58.33%) VoIP
1 14 (58.33%) SLA
1 14 (58.33%) SS7
1 14 (58.33%) Telecoms
1 14 (58.33%) Diameter Protocol
2 12 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 12 (50.00%) H.323
2 12 (50.00%) Degree
2 12 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 12 (50.00%) MGCP
2 12 (50.00%) WCDMA
2 12 (50.00%) Oracle
2 12 (50.00%) Sybase
2 12 (50.00%) UMTS
2 12 (50.00%) Solaris
2 12 (50.00%) CDMA
2 12 (50.00%) GPRS
2 12 (50.00%) GSM
3 7 (29.17%) WAN
4 6 (25.00%) LAN
4 6 (25.00%) VPN
4 6 (25.00%) MPLS
5 5 (20.83%) Unified Communications
5 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
6 4 (16.67%) MGW
6 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (16.67%) Asset Management
6 4 (16.67%) Huawei
6 4 (16.67%) Statistics

NGN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 14 (58.33%) Diameter Protocol
1 14 (58.33%) SS7
1 14 (58.33%) VoIP
2 12 (50.00%) CDMA
2 12 (50.00%) GPRS
2 12 (50.00%) GSM
2 12 (50.00%) H.323
2 12 (50.00%) MGCP
2 12 (50.00%) UMTS
2 12 (50.00%) WCDMA
3 7 (29.17%) WAN
4 6 (25.00%) LAN
4 6 (25.00%) MPLS
4 6 (25.00%) VPN
5 5 (20.83%) Unified Communications
6 4 (16.67%) DWDM
6 4 (16.67%) MGW
6 4 (16.67%) Network Security
6 4 (16.67%) Packet Switching
7 3 (12.50%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (50.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 14 (58.33%) Telecoms
2 4 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (8.33%) Back Office
3 2 (8.33%) Financial Institution
3 2 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 12 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 11 (45.83%) Core Network Engineer
2 11 (45.83%) Network Support
2 11 (45.83%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Back Office Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Technical Support
3 2 (8.33%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Avaya Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Network Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Network Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
3 4 (16.67%) Statistics
4 2 (8.33%) Equities
4 2 (8.33%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) Unix
2 12 (50.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Asset Management
1 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 3 (12.50%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 3 (12.50%) Security Architecture
3 2 (8.33%) Fault Management
4 1 (4.17%) Analytics
4 1 (4.17%) Line Management
4 1 (4.17%) Migration
4 1 (4.17%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (50.00%) Degree
2 3 (12.50%) CCIE
2 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (12.50%) CISM
2 3 (12.50%) CISSP
3 1 (4.17%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (58.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) vCloud
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) Oracle
1 12 (50.00%) Sybase
2 4 (16.67%) Huawei
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco
3 2 (8.33%) Ericsson
3 2 (8.33%) Fortinet
3 2 (8.33%) Juniper
3 2 (8.33%) Nokia
3 2 (8.33%) Palo Alto
4 1 (4.17%) Avaya
4 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.17%) Riverbed
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