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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Next Generation Network (NGN)
Rank 594 549 537
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -12
Contract jobs citing NGN 5 21 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.040% 0.007%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.064% 0.31% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 1
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£408 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.23% +1.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £430 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.23% +1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £85.00 £9.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+794.73% -
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
7789 6720 6936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.52% 12.95% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4246 3470 3376
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 411 579
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 9 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 27 March 2015. 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 -22 5 £408 -5.23% 4
Berkshire -18 2 - -
South East -40 2 - - 1
London +2 1 - - 1
Reading - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
Docklands, London - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 2
East of England - - - - 2

NGN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 5 (41.67%) Network Security
2 3 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) JUnit
2 3 (25.00%) UML
2 3 (25.00%) Python
2 3 (25.00%) ICONIX
2 3 (25.00%) Drools
2 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (25.00%) Validation
2 3 (25.00%) Scrum
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (16.67%) Wireless
3 2 (16.67%) IP Telephony
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Ericsson
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE
4 1 (8.33%) Internet
4 1 (8.33%) 3G
4 1 (8.33%) UTRAN
4 1 (8.33%) DWDM
4 1 (8.33%) BPR
4 1 (8.33%) SS7
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (8.33%) Firewall

NGN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Network Security
2 2 (16.67%) Wireless
2 2 (16.67%) IP Telephony
3 1 (8.33%) Internet
3 1 (8.33%) 3G
3 1 (8.33%) UTRAN
3 1 (8.33%) DWDM
3 1 (8.33%) SS7
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) ATM
3 1 (8.33%) GSM
3 1 (8.33%) PSTN
3 1 (8.33%) SDH
3 1 (8.33%) 3GPP
3 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (8.33%) LTE
3 1 (8.33%) 4G
3 1 (8.33%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) JUnit
General
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Billing
2 1 (8.33%) Electronics
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Java Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Business Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Architecture Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security Architect
3 1 (8.33%) GUI Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Strategy Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Data Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Security Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Network Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Drools
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) RESTful
2 1 (8.33%) HTML5
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) Laravel
2 1 (8.33%) Backbone.js
2 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (8.33%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Economics
2 1 (8.33%) Web 2.0
2 1 (8.33%) Internet of Things
2 1 (8.33%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) UML
1 3 (25.00%) ICONIX
1 3 (25.00%) Validation
1 3 (25.00%) Scrum
1 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE
2 1 (8.33%) BPR
2 1 (8.33%) Service Management
2 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (8.33%) CRM
2 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (8.33%) SOA
2 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (8.33%) Data Management
2 1 (8.33%) Network Design
2 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (8.33%) eTOM
2 1 (8.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Java
1 3 (25.00%) Python
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Ericsson
2 1 (8.33%) Sourcefire
2 1 (8.33%) F5
2 1 (8.33%) Comverse
2 1 (8.33%) ArcSight
2 1 (8.33%) Twitter