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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Operations Centre Engineer
Rank 600 580 590
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +10
Contract jobs requiring a NOC Engineer 12 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.011% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.012% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 8
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£220 - £250
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 - £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 - £258
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 - £250
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £23.75 - £17.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 - £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.15 - £17.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 - £17.00

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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 27 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 September 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 -3 12 £220 - 5
South East +12 11 £220 - 3
Berkshire - 8 £231 -
Reading - 2 £200 -
London +14 1 - - 1
Horsham - 1 £203 -
West Sussex - 1 £203 -
Worcestershire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
North West - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 1
Redditch - - - -
Reigate - - - - 1
Slough - - - -
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Hertford - - - - 1
Hoddesdon - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Newbury - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

NOC Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 15 (62.50%) Cisco
2 12 (50.00%) CCNA
2 12 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 10 (41.67%) Juniper
4 7 (29.17%) CCNP
4 7 (29.17%) Ethernet
5 6 (25.00%) SLA
5 6 (25.00%) Nortel
5 6 (25.00%) Change Management
5 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (20.83%) Incident Management
6 5 (20.83%) Fault Management
6 5 (20.83%) Front Office
7 4 (16.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 4 (16.67%) Performance Management
7 4 (16.67%) Problem Management
7 4 (16.67%) Configuration Management
7 4 (16.67%) UNIX
8 3 (12.50%) Windows
8 3 (12.50%) Linux
8 3 (12.50%) LDAP
8 3 (12.50%) ITIL
8 3 (12.50%) WAN
8 3 (12.50%) L2TP
8 3 (12.50%) CCIP
8 3 (12.50%) Firewall
9 2 (8.33%) Service Management
9 2 (8.33%) BT

NOC Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) Ethernet
2 3 (12.50%) LDAP
2 3 (12.50%) WAN
2 3 (12.50%) L2TP
2 3 (12.50%) Firewall
3 2 (8.33%) SSH
3 2 (8.33%) GGSN
3 2 (8.33%) SGSN
3 2 (8.33%) MGW
3 2 (8.33%) SS7
3 2 (8.33%) MPLS
3 2 (8.33%) OSPF
3 2 (8.33%) BGP
3 2 (8.33%) VoIP
3 2 (8.33%) SNMP
3 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.33%) DNS
4 1 (4.17%) HTTPS
4 1 (4.17%) SSL
4 1 (4.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) MySQL
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 12 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (20.83%) Front Office
3 1 (4.17%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) HTML
1 1 (4.17%) SOAP
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
1 1 (4.17%) XML
1 1 (4.17%) JSON
1 1 (4.17%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
2 1 (4.17%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) UNIX
2 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Change Management
2 5 (20.83%) Incident Management
2 5 (20.83%) Fault Management
3 4 (16.67%) Performance Management
3 4 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 4 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 3 (12.50%) ITIL
5 2 (8.33%) Service Management
6 1 (4.17%) Network Management
6 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (4.17%) Line Management
6 1 (4.17%) Stress Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Web Development
6 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) Perl
2 1 (4.17%) PHP
2 1 (4.17%) C
2 1 (4.17%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.17%) Python
2 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.17%) Groovy
2 1 (4.17%) Korn
Qualifications
1 12 (50.00%) CCNA
1 12 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (29.17%) CCNP
3 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (12.50%) CCIP
5 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (8.33%) MCSE
6 1 (4.17%) MCSA
6 1 (4.17%) MCP
6 1 (4.17%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Tivoli
2 1 (4.17%) Netcool
2 1 (4.17%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) Cisco
2 10 (41.67%) Juniper
3 6 (25.00%) Nortel
4 4 (16.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (8.33%) BT
5 2 (8.33%) Velocent
5 2 (8.33%) F5
5 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (8.33%) Remedy
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle
6 1 (4.17%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.17%) IBM
6 1 (4.17%) HP
6 1 (4.17%) Nimsoft
6 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow
6 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.17%) VMware