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 24 June 2016 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Next Generation Network (NGN)
Rank 630 630 620
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Contract jobs citing NGN 10 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.018% 0.006%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.12% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 0
Median daily rate £800 £1,250 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £875 £275 -
% change year-on-year
+218.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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
8699 8105 7311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.18% 14.45% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5276 4566 3919
Median daily rate £390 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 424 478 409
Median hourly rate £29.00 £23.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.40% +23.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +38.88%

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
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 24 June 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 12 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 24 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +2 10 £800 -36.00% 3
South East +5 3 £800 +190.90% 1
North West +1 3 £1,100 +193.33%
Manchester - 3 £1,100 -
London -6 2 £475 -62.00%
Berkshire -11 2 £800 +190.90% 1
Staffordshire - 1 £500 -
West Midlands - 1 £500 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £500 -
Southampton - 1 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £500 -

NGN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 2016, 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 16 (39.02%) VoIP
1 16 (39.02%) Telecoms
2 15 (36.59%) SLA
2 15 (36.59%) MPLS
3 14 (34.15%) Cisco
4 11 (26.83%) H.323
4 11 (26.83%) MGCP
4 11 (26.83%) SS7
4 11 (26.83%) WAN
4 11 (26.83%) WCDMA
4 11 (26.83%) Oracle
4 11 (26.83%) Sybase
4 11 (26.83%) Unix
4 11 (26.83%) Solaris
4 11 (26.83%) CDMA
4 11 (26.83%) GPRS
4 11 (26.83%) GSM
4 11 (26.83%) UMTS
4 11 (26.83%) Oracle Database
4 11 (26.83%) Diameter Protocol
5 10 (24.39%) LAN
6 9 (21.95%) Unified Communications
7 8 (19.51%) Data Centre
7 8 (19.51%) Computer Science
7 8 (19.51%) Degree
7 8 (19.51%) Cisco Prime
7 8 (19.51%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (17.07%) Finance
9 6 (14.63%) Firewall
9 6 (14.63%) Mentoring

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 3 (7.32%) CMS
2 2 (4.88%) OpenStack
2 2 (4.88%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (39.02%) VoIP
2 15 (36.59%) MPLS
3 11 (26.83%) CDMA
3 11 (26.83%) Diameter Protocol
3 11 (26.83%) GPRS
3 11 (26.83%) GSM
3 11 (26.83%) H.323
3 11 (26.83%) MGCP
3 11 (26.83%) SS7
3 11 (26.83%) UMTS
3 11 (26.83%) WAN
3 11 (26.83%) WCDMA
4 10 (24.39%) LAN
5 9 (21.95%) Unified Communications
6 6 (14.63%) Firewall
7 5 (12.20%) BGP
7 5 (12.20%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (12.20%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (12.20%) Network Security
8 4 (9.76%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.83%) Oracle Database
General
1 16 (39.02%) Telecoms
2 7 (17.07%) Finance
3 2 (4.88%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.88%) Retail
4 1 (2.44%) Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Electronics
4 1 (2.44%) Front Office
4 1 (2.44%) Games
4 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Network Engineer
2 10 (24.39%) Core Network Engineer
3 8 (19.51%) Support Engineer
4 7 (17.07%) Network Support
4 7 (17.07%) Network Support Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Analyst
5 5 (12.20%) Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Cisco Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Network Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Voice Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Avaya Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) Cisco Support
8 1 (2.44%) Data Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Network Architect
8 1 (2.44%) Senior Network Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Service Transition Manager
8 1 (2.44%) Technical Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Transition Manager
8 1 (2.44%) VoLTE Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) Web Services
2 1 (2.44%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Computer Science
1 8 (19.51%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.76%) Statistics
3 3 (7.32%) Equities
3 3 (7.32%) Fixed Income
4 2 (4.88%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.44%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.83%) Solaris
1 11 (26.83%) Unix
2 1 (2.44%) Linux
2 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.63%) Mentoring
2 4 (9.76%) Asset Management
2 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Management
2 4 (9.76%) Migration
3 3 (7.32%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 3 (7.32%) Security Architecture
4 2 (4.88%) Analytics
4 2 (4.88%) Incident Management
4 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 2 (4.88%) Line Management
4 2 (4.88%) Low Latency
4 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2
4 2 (4.88%) Project Management
5 1 (2.44%) Benchmarking
5 1 (2.44%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.44%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (2.44%) ITIL
5 1 (2.44%) Risk Management
5 1 (2.44%) Service Management
5 1 (2.44%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (19.51%) Degree
2 5 (12.20%) CCNA
3 3 (7.32%) CCNP
3 3 (7.32%) CISM
3 3 (7.32%) CISSP
4 2 (4.88%) CCSA
4 2 (4.88%) CCSE
4 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) Avaya Certification
5 1 (2.44%) CCIE
5 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) JNCIA
5 1 (2.44%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (36.59%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) vCloud
1 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (19.51%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 14 (34.15%) Cisco
2 11 (26.83%) Oracle
2 11 (26.83%) Sybase
3 5 (12.20%) Avaya
3 5 (12.20%) Juniper
4 4 (9.76%) Palo Alto
5 3 (7.32%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.88%) Blue Coat
6 2 (4.88%) Citrix
6 2 (4.88%) F5
6 2 (4.88%) Fortinet
6 2 (4.88%) Huawei
6 2 (4.88%) Nokia
6 2 (4.88%) Riverbed
6 2 (4.88%) VMware
7 1 (2.44%) BT
7 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.44%) Remedy
7 1 (2.44%) SAP
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