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 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Next Generation Network (NGN)
Rank 649 631 607
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -24
Contract jobs citing NGN 12 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.019% 0.006%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.14% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 0
Median daily rate £800 £1,250 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £875 £338 -
% change year-on-year
+159.25% -
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
8769 7967 7521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.23% 13.99% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5350 4544 3991
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 483 433
Median hourly rate £28.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+39.37% +7.62%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -3 12 £800 -36.00% 6
North West - 5 £875 - 1
Manchester - 5 £875 - 1
South East +4 3 £800 +190.90% 1
Berkshire 0 2 £800 +190.90%
London -8 2 £475 -62.00% 2
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 25 July 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 14 (43.75%) Cisco
2 13 (40.63%) VoIP
2 13 (40.63%) MPLS
3 11 (34.38%) Telecoms
4 10 (31.25%) SLA
4 10 (31.25%) Cisco Prime
5 7 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (18.75%) WAN
6 6 (18.75%) WCDMA
6 6 (18.75%) LAN
6 6 (18.75%) UMTS
6 6 (18.75%) CDMA
6 6 (18.75%) GPRS
6 6 (18.75%) GSM
6 6 (18.75%) Oracle
6 6 (18.75%) Sybase
6 6 (18.75%) Unix
6 6 (18.75%) Solaris
6 6 (18.75%) MGCP
6 6 (18.75%) SS7
6 6 (18.75%) H.323
6 6 (18.75%) Oracle Database
6 6 (18.75%) Mentoring
6 6 (18.75%) Diameter Protocol
7 5 (15.63%) BGP
7 5 (15.63%) CCNA
7 5 (15.63%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (12.50%) Unified Communications
8 4 (12.50%) Avaya
8 4 (12.50%) Firewall

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 (9.38%) CMS
2 2 (6.25%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (40.63%) MPLS
1 13 (40.63%) VoIP
2 6 (18.75%) CDMA
2 6 (18.75%) Diameter Protocol
2 6 (18.75%) GPRS
2 6 (18.75%) GSM
2 6 (18.75%) H.323
2 6 (18.75%) LAN
2 6 (18.75%) MGCP
2 6 (18.75%) SS7
2 6 (18.75%) UMTS
2 6 (18.75%) WAN
2 6 (18.75%) WCDMA
3 5 (15.63%) BGP
3 5 (15.63%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (12.50%) Firewall
4 4 (12.50%) IOS XR
4 4 (12.50%) Software-Defined Networking
4 4 (12.50%) Unified Communications
5 3 (9.38%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) Oracle Database
General
1 11 (34.38%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.38%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Electronics
3 1 (3.13%) Front Office
3 1 (3.13%) Games
3 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (18.75%) Network Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Consultant
2 5 (15.63%) Core Network Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Cisco Consultant
3 3 (9.38%) Network Consultant
3 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Voice Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco Support
4 2 (6.25%) Network Support
4 2 (6.25%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Avaya Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Data Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Network Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Service Transition Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Support
5 1 (3.13%) Transition Manager
5 1 (3.13%) VoLTE Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
1 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.25%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.13%) Equities
3 1 (3.13%) Fixed Income
3 1 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.13%) Hedge funds
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Solaris
1 6 (18.75%) Unix
2 1 (3.13%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Mentoring
2 3 (9.38%) Migration
3 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
3 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 2 (6.25%) Low Latency
3 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
3 2 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.13%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (3.13%) Electronic Trading
4 1 (3.13%) Fault Management
4 1 (3.13%) Financial Modelling
4 1 (3.13%) High Availability
4 1 (3.13%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.13%) Matrix Management
4 1 (3.13%) Network Management
4 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.13%) Project Planning
4 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (15.63%) CCNA
3 3 (9.38%) Degree
4 2 (6.25%) CCNP
4 2 (6.25%) CCSA
4 2 (6.25%) CCSE
4 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) Avaya Certification
5 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) JNCIA
5 1 (3.13%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (31.25%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) vCloud
1 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (31.25%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Cisco
2 6 (18.75%) Oracle
2 6 (18.75%) Sybase
3 4 (12.50%) Avaya
4 3 (9.38%) CheckPoint
4 3 (9.38%) Juniper
5 2 (6.25%) Blue Coat
5 2 (6.25%) Citrix
5 2 (6.25%) F5
5 2 (6.25%) Nokia
5 2 (6.25%) Palo Alto
5 2 (6.25%) VMware
6 1 (3.13%) BT
6 1 (3.13%) Huawei
6 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.13%) Remedy
6 1 (3.13%) Riverbed
6 1 (3.13%) SAP