The table below looks at the statistics for NGN skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NGN over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Next Generation Network (NGN)
UK
Rank 596 604 620
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +16
Contract jobs citing NGN 6 23 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.044% 0.013%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.089% 0.30% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 5
Median daily rate £425 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £85.00
UK excluding London median 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
6711 7583 7851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.99% 14.58% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4187 4469 4290
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 324 451
Median hourly rate £23.95 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.16% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-38.57% +32.07%

NGN
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing NGN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NGN within the UK over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +23 6 £425 -5.55%
North West - 3 £425 -
East Midlands +10 2 £400 -
Nottingham +9 2 £400 -
Nottinghamshire +7 2 £400 -
Wigan - 2 £425 -
Manchester - 2 £425 -
London +12 1 - -
City of London +10 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £425 -
Liverpool - 1 £425 -

NGN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NGN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for NGN.

1 7 (63.64%) Data Centre
2 4 (36.36%) Avaya
2 4 (36.36%) Python
3 3 (27.27%) C
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco
3 3 (27.27%) Nortel
3 3 (27.27%) Migration
3 3 (27.27%) Line Management
3 3 (27.27%) Unified Communications
3 3 (27.27%) Analytics
4 2 (18.18%) ZeroMQ
4 2 (18.18%) DevOps
4 2 (18.18%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (18.18%) Pandas
4 2 (18.18%) Tableau
4 2 (18.18%) Data Quality
4 2 (18.18%) vCloud
4 2 (18.18%) OpenStack
4 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
4 2 (18.18%) F5
4 2 (18.18%) CouchDB
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (18.18%) VXLAN
4 2 (18.18%) Service Design
4 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
4 2 (18.18%) Private Cloud
4 2 (18.18%) Palo Alto
4 2 (18.18%) Network Packet Capture
4 2 (18.18%) Wireshark

NGN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) OpenStack
2 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Unified Communications
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) LAN
2 2 (18.18%) Software-Defined Networking
2 2 (18.18%) TACACS
2 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 2 (18.18%) VXLAN
2 2 (18.18%) WAN
2 2 (18.18%) Wireshark
3 1 (9.09%) Broadband
3 1 (9.09%) ISDN
3 1 (9.09%) PABX
3 1 (9.09%) PBX
3 1 (9.09%) PSTN
3 1 (9.09%) VoIP
3 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) CouchDB
General
1 2 (18.18%) Banking
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) Investment Banking
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Data Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Data Network Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Network Security Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Security Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Avaya Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) C++ Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Linux Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Network Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Python Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Report Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Senior C++ Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Network Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Python Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Reporting Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
1 2 (18.18%) FIX Protocol
1 2 (18.18%) Pandas
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
1 2 (18.18%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Data Centre
2 2 (18.18%) Private Cloud
3 1 (9.09%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
1 2 (18.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Analytics
1 3 (27.27%) Line Management
1 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) DevOps
2 2 (18.18%) Electronic Trading
2 2 (18.18%) Fault Management
2 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
2 2 (18.18%) Network Packet Capture
2 2 (18.18%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Python
2 3 (27.27%) C
3 2 (18.18%) C++
3 2 (18.18%) Perl
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) CCNP
1 2 (18.18%) CCSA
1 2 (18.18%) CCSE
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) vCloud
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Avaya
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco
2 3 (27.27%) Nortel
3 2 (18.18%) Blue Coat
3 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) Computacenter
3 2 (18.18%) F5
3 2 (18.18%) Google
3 2 (18.18%) Juniper
3 2 (18.18%) Nokia
3 2 (18.18%) Palo Alto
3 2 (18.18%) Tableau
3 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) Mitel
4 1 (9.09%) Siemens
4 1 (9.09%) Splunk