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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Next Generation Network (NGN)
Rank 616 639 629
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -10
Contract jobs citing NGN 5 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.011% 0.014%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.067% 0.075% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 5
Median daily rate £375 £615 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.02% +68.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £615 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £615 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 - £365
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
7451 7948 8179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.03% 14.42% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4502 4666 4668
Median daily rate £400 £398 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 471 439
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.62 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.78% +0.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 9 December 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 4 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 9 December 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 +9 5 £375 -39.02% 2
London +15 4 £488 -20.73% 1
South East +25 1 £275 -
Berkshire 0 1 £275 -

NGN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 4 (40.00%) MPLS
2 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) VoIP
3 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (20.00%) Unix
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Python
3 2 (20.00%) C
3 2 (20.00%) C++
3 2 (20.00%) Perl
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (20.00%) Google
3 2 (20.00%) Electronic Trading
3 2 (20.00%) CouchDB
3 2 (20.00%) Wireshark
3 2 (20.00%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (20.00%) Tableau
3 2 (20.00%) Data Quality
3 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (20.00%) ZeroMQ
3 2 (20.00%) DevOps
3 2 (20.00%) Pandas
3 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (20.00%) Network Packet Capture
4 1 (10.00%) 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) MPLS
2 3 (30.00%) VoIP
3 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (20.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (10.00%) Internet
4 1 (10.00%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (10.00%) WLAN
4 1 (10.00%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) CouchDB
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Electronics
3 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) C++ Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Linux Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Python Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Report Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Senior C++ Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Network Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Python Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Reporting Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Splunk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (20.00%) FIX Protocol
1 2 (20.00%) Pandas
1 2 (20.00%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
1 2 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) DevOps
1 2 (20.00%) Electronic Trading
1 2 (20.00%) Network Packet Capture
2 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile Transformation
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C
1 2 (20.00%) C++
1 2 (20.00%) Perl
1 2 (20.00%) Python
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco
1 2 (20.00%) Google
1 2 (20.00%) Tableau
2 1 (10.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Splunk