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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Next Generation Network (NGN)
Rank 650 657 629
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -28
Contract jobs citing NGN 3 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.010% 0.017%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.036% 0.075% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £650 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% +25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £650 £375 -
% change year-on-year
+73.33% -
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
8274 7955 8575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.50% 13.72% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5051 4583 4747
Median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £231 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 543 484
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 29 September 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 5 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 29 September 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 +11 3 £650 +73.33% 5
Manchester - 2 £763 -
North West - 2 £763 -
South East +17 1 £275 -26.66% 1
Berkshire +1 1 £275 -

NGN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 8 (61.54%) MPLS
2 7 (53.85%) VoIP
3 6 (46.15%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (46.15%) Cisco
4 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
5 2 (15.38%) Finance
5 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
5 2 (15.38%) Low Latency
5 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 2 (15.38%) LAN
5 2 (15.38%) WAN
6 1 (7.69%) WCDMA
6 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
6 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (7.69%) SLA
6 1 (7.69%) UMTS
6 1 (7.69%) WLAN
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle
6 1 (7.69%) Sybase
6 1 (7.69%) SAP
6 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 1 (7.69%) Unix
6 1 (7.69%) Windows
6 1 (7.69%) Solaris
6 1 (7.69%) Linux
6 1 (7.69%) CDMA
6 1 (7.69%) GPRS
6 1 (7.69%) GSM
6 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (7.69%) Front Office

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) MPLS
2 7 (53.85%) VoIP
3 2 (15.38%) LAN
3 2 (15.38%) WAN
4 1 (7.69%) BGP
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (7.69%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
4 1 (7.69%) H.323
4 1 (7.69%) Internet
4 1 (7.69%) IOS XR
4 1 (7.69%) MGCP
4 1 (7.69%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (7.69%) SS7
4 1 (7.69%) UMTS
4 1 (7.69%) VoLTE
4 1 (7.69%) WCDMA
4 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (7.69%) WLAN
4 1 (7.69%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Electronics
3 1 (7.69%) Front Office
3 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (15.38%) Consultant
1 2 (15.38%) Network Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) Core Network Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) VoLTE Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Equities
1 1 (7.69%) Fixed Income
1 1 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (7.69%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Solaris
1 1 (7.69%) Unix
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Monitoring
1 2 (15.38%) Low Latency
1 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
2 1 (7.69%) Benchmarking
2 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Electronic Trading
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile Transformation
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
2 1 (7.69%) Project Management
2 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
2 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (7.69%) Ultra-Low Latency
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CCNA
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) Sybase