The table below looks at the statistics for the NOC Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NOC Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Operations Centre Engineer
Rank 572 577 547
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -30
Contract jobs requiring a NOC Engineer 23 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.010% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.010% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 1
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£203 £325 £193
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.69% +68.39%
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 - £193
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £16.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

NOC Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NOC Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

NOC Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

NOC Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NOC Engineer within the UK.

NOC Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

NOC Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NOC Engineer within the UK.

NOC Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

NOC Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NOC Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 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 21 £203 -37.69% 8
South East -13 9 £225 - 5
London +19 6 £250 -23.07% 3
Berkshire +7 6 £225 - 1
West Midlands -10 6 £160 -
City of London - 5 £250 - 2
Birmingham -2 3 £185 -
Buckinghamshire -10 3 - - 1
Slough - 2 - -
Redditch - 2 £155 -
Worcestershire - 2 £155 -
Reading - 1 - -
Studley - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
West Sussex - - - -
North Wales - - - -
North West - - - -
West Malling - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Stirlingshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 3
Basingstoke - - - -
Reigate - - - - 2
Sevenoaks - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Manchester - - - -

NOC Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited NOC Engineer in their job title 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 with NOC Engineer in their job title.

1 25 (71.43%) Cisco
2 22 (62.86%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (57.14%) CCNA
4 16 (45.71%) Juniper
5 15 (42.86%) CCNP
6 11 (31.43%) OSPF
6 11 (31.43%) BGP
7 10 (28.57%) Firewall
8 9 (25.71%) Ethernet
8 9 (25.71%) ITIL
9 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
10 7 (20.00%) F5
10 7 (20.00%) SC Cleared
10 7 (20.00%) Windows
10 7 (20.00%) LAN
10 7 (20.00%) Telecoms
10 7 (20.00%) Nortel
11 6 (17.14%) CheckPoint
11 6 (17.14%) MPLS
11 6 (17.14%) EIGRP
11 6 (17.14%) VPN
11 6 (17.14%) SLA
11 6 (17.14%) Load Balancing
12 5 (14.29%) Banking
12 5 (14.29%) IPsec
12 5 (14.29%) HSRP
12 5 (14.29%) Multicast
12 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (14.29%) DNS
12 5 (14.29%) CCIP

NOC Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited NOC Engineer in their job title 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 with NOC Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.57%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.71%) IIS
2 2 (5.71%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 11 (31.43%) OSPF
1 11 (31.43%) BGP
2 10 (28.57%) Firewall
3 9 (25.71%) Ethernet
4 7 (20.00%) LAN
5 6 (17.14%) MPLS
5 6 (17.14%) EIGRP
5 6 (17.14%) VPN
6 5 (14.29%) IPsec
6 5 (14.29%) HSRP
6 5 (14.29%) Multicast
6 5 (14.29%) DNS
6 5 (14.29%) PPP
6 5 (14.29%) RIP
6 5 (14.29%) X.21
6 5 (14.29%) DSL
6 5 (14.29%) Internet
7 4 (11.43%) ATM
7 4 (11.43%) ISDN
7 4 (11.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.71%) MySQL
General
1 7 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.86%) Statistics
2 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.00%) Windows
2 5 (14.29%) Linux
3 4 (11.43%) UNIX
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) ITIL
2 6 (17.14%) Load Balancing
3 4 (11.43%) Fault Management
4 3 (8.57%) Incident Management
4 3 (8.57%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (8.57%) Change Management
5 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.86%) Stress Testing
6 1 (2.86%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.86%) Network Management
6 1 (2.86%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) VBScript
1 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.86%) C
2 1 (2.86%) Perl
2 1 (2.86%) SQL
2 1 (2.86%) Python
2 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (62.86%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (57.14%) CCNA
3 15 (42.86%) CCNP
4 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
5 7 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 5 (14.29%) CCIP
7 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (11.43%) MCSE
8 3 (8.57%) MCP
9 1 (2.86%) JNCIA
9 1 (2.86%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Netcool
1 2 (5.71%) WMI
Vendors
1 25 (71.43%) Cisco
2 16 (45.71%) Juniper
3 7 (20.00%) F5
3 7 (20.00%) Nortel
4 6 (17.14%) CheckPoint
5 3 (8.57%) Riverbed
5 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
6 2 (5.71%) VMware
6 2 (5.71%) Citrix
6 2 (5.71%) Remedy
6 2 (5.71%) Sybase
6 2 (5.71%) Oracle
6 2 (5.71%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.86%) Huawei
7 1 (2.86%) Avaya
7 1 (2.86%) HP
7 1 (2.86%) BT