The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Next Generation Network (NGN)
Rank 569 556 586
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +30
Contract jobs citing NGN 3 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.020% 0.009%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.041% 0.14% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 0
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- £388 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £400 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7267 6931 8923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.69% 13.63% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3872 3580 3896
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 486 668
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.58 £13.97 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -

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 21 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 22 July 2014. 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 -14 3 - - 6
London +14 2 - - 1
South West -28 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
Paignton - 1 - -
Reading - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 4
Aylesbury - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 4
Chorley - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - - 1
City of London - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - -
Manchester - - - -
East of England - - - - 4

NGN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 16 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 10 (50.00%) MPLS
3 7 (35.00%) GSM
3 7 (35.00%) SDH
3 7 (35.00%) Internet
3 7 (35.00%) 3G
3 7 (35.00%) DWDM
3 7 (35.00%) Project Management
3 7 (35.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (30.00%) Ethernet
4 6 (30.00%) SONET
4 6 (30.00%) Change Management
4 6 (30.00%) 2G
4 6 (30.00%) Problem Management
4 6 (30.00%) Network Architecture
4 6 (30.00%) 4G
4 6 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 5 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (25.00%) Project Planning
6 4 (20.00%) Front Office
7 2 (10.00%) VPN
7 2 (10.00%) Cisco
7 2 (10.00%) Migration
7 2 (10.00%) LTE
7 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (5.00%) C
8 1 (5.00%) Broadband
8 1 (5.00%) LAN
8 1 (5.00%) UMTS

NGN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) MPLS
2 7 (35.00%) DWDM
2 7 (35.00%) GSM
2 7 (35.00%) SDH
2 7 (35.00%) Internet
2 7 (35.00%) 3G
3 6 (30.00%) SONET
3 6 (30.00%) Ethernet
3 6 (30.00%) 2G
3 6 (30.00%) 4G
4 5 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (10.00%) VPN
5 2 (10.00%) LTE
6 1 (5.00%) UMTS
6 1 (5.00%) LAN
6 1 (5.00%) Wireless
6 1 (5.00%) Broadband
6 1 (5.00%) VoLTE
6 1 (5.00%) Wireless Security
General
1 16 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (20.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (5.00%) Analyst
2 1 (5.00%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (5.00%) Consultant
2 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (5.00%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (5.00%) Operations Manager
2 1 (5.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (5.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (5.00%) Data Analyst
2 1 (5.00%) Technical Manager
2 1 (5.00%) Network Design Engineer
2 1 (5.00%) Buyer
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms Project Manager
2 1 (5.00%) Service Operations Manager
2 1 (5.00%) Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Project Management
1 7 (35.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 6 (30.00%) Network Architecture
2 6 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (30.00%) Change Management
2 6 (30.00%) Problem Management
3 5 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 5 (25.00%) Project Planning
4 2 (10.00%) Migration
4 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Procure-to-pay
5 1 (5.00%) Network Design
5 1 (5.00%) Network Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (5.00%) Nokia
2 1 (5.00%) Huawei
2 1 (5.00%) ZTE