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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Next Generation Network (NGN)
Rank 655 654 617
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -37
Contract jobs citing NGN 6 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.014% 0.013%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.070% 0.098% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 1
Median daily rate £838 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+86.11% +50.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £838 £388 -
% change year-on-year
+116.12% -
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
8569 8125 8127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.72% 13.90% 14.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5229 4655 4363
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 515 456
Median hourly rate £33.00 £21.51 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.39% +4.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.53 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+62.60% -1.60%

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 August 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 7 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 August 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 0 6 £838 +86.11% 4
North West - 3 £875 - 1
Manchester - 3 £875 - 1
South East +17 2 £800 +113.33% 1
Southampton - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £800 - 1
Hampshire - 1 - -

NGN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 11 (47.83%) Cisco
1 11 (47.83%) MPLS
2 9 (39.13%) VoIP
3 8 (34.78%) Cisco Prime
4 7 (30.43%) Telecoms
5 6 (26.09%) SLA
6 5 (21.74%) LAN
7 4 (17.39%) WAN
7 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (13.04%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (13.04%) CMS
8 3 (13.04%) Finance
8 3 (13.04%) Unified Communications
8 3 (13.04%) Software-Defined Networking
8 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
8 3 (13.04%) CCNA
8 3 (13.04%) Avaya
8 3 (13.04%) ISDN
8 3 (13.04%) BGP
8 3 (13.04%) Firewall
9 2 (8.70%) MGCP
9 2 (8.70%) SS7
9 2 (8.70%) Project Management
9 2 (8.70%) H.323
9 2 (8.70%) VMware
9 2 (8.70%) Juniper
9 2 (8.70%) WCDMA
9 2 (8.70%) UMTS
9 2 (8.70%) CDMA
9 2 (8.70%) GPRS

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 (13.04%) CMS
2 2 (8.70%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) MPLS
2 9 (39.13%) VoIP
3 5 (21.74%) LAN
4 4 (17.39%) WAN
5 3 (13.04%) BGP
5 3 (13.04%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (13.04%) Firewall
5 3 (13.04%) ISDN
5 3 (13.04%) Software-Defined Networking
5 3 (13.04%) Unified Communications
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (8.70%) Diameter Protocol
6 2 (8.70%) H.323
6 2 (8.70%) IOS XR
6 2 (8.70%) MGCP
6 2 (8.70%) SS7
6 2 (8.70%) VoLTE
6 2 (8.70%) VoWiFi
6 2 (8.70%) VXLAN
6 2 (8.70%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
General
1 7 (30.43%) Telecoms
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Electronics
3 1 (4.35%) Front Office
3 1 (4.35%) Games
3 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Analyst
1 4 (17.39%) Consultant
2 3 (13.04%) Network Consultant
2 3 (13.04%) Network Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Voice Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco Network Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Core Network Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Network Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Service Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Service Transition Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Transition Manager
4 1 (4.35%) VoLTE Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Private Cloud
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Equities
2 1 (4.35%) Fixed Income
2 1 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (4.35%) Hedge funds
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Solaris
1 2 (8.70%) Unix
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
2 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 2 (8.70%) Low Latency
2 2 (8.70%) Migration
2 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
2 2 (8.70%) Project Management
3 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity
3 1 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Electronic Trading
3 1 (4.35%) Financial Modelling
3 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.35%) Matrix Management
3 1 (4.35%) Network Design
3 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
3 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
3 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.35%) TOGAF
3 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (4.35%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (13.04%) CCNA
3 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) Avaya Certification
4 1 (4.35%) CCNP
4 1 (4.35%) CCSA
4 1 (4.35%) CCSE
4 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) JNCIA
4 1 (4.35%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) vCloud
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Cisco
2 3 (13.04%) Avaya
3 2 (8.70%) CheckPoint
3 2 (8.70%) Juniper
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) Palo Alto
3 2 (8.70%) Sybase
3 2 (8.70%) VMware
4 1 (4.35%) Blue Coat
4 1 (4.35%) BT
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) F5
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) Nokia
4 1 (4.35%) Remedy
4 1 (4.35%) SAP