The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Operations Centre Engineer
Rank 519 530 562
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +32
Contract jobs requiring a NOC Engineer 68 14 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.029% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.032% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 15
Average daily rate £205 £250 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.00% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £250 £299
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 - £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £180.00 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 - £16.00
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NOC Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

NOC Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 26 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -33 66 £205 -18.00% 4
South East - 59 £190 - 3
Berkshire - 55 £190 - 2
Reading - 35 £190 -
London -26 2 £288 +15.00%
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 £175 -
High Wycombe - 1 - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
North West - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Rugby - - - -
Studley - - - -
Watford - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Hertford - - - -

NOC Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 45 (57.69%) Telecoms
2 44 (56.41%) Change Management
2 44 (56.41%) Configuration Management
2 44 (56.41%) Fault Management
3 33 (42.31%) Juniper
3 33 (42.31%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 31 (39.74%) SS7
5 29 (37.18%) Problem Management
6 28 (35.90%) Performance Management
7 27 (34.62%) DNS
8 25 (32.05%) Cisco
8 25 (32.05%) GGSN
8 25 (32.05%) SGSN
9 23 (29.49%) MGW
10 22 (28.21%) Front Office
11 20 (25.64%) MPLS
11 20 (25.64%) LDAP
11 20 (25.64%) Velocent
12 18 (23.08%) L2TP
13 17 (21.79%) Huawei
14 12 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
15 11 (14.10%) Firewall
15 11 (14.10%) TCP/IP
16 10 (12.82%) SDH
17 9 (11.54%) Ethernet
17 9 (11.54%) CheckPoint
18 8 (10.26%) WAP
18 8 (10.26%) VMS
18 8 (10.26%) INAP
18 8 (10.26%) SIGTRAN

NOC Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (1.28%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.28%) CMS
1 1 (1.28%) Zimbra
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) MS Office
2 1 (1.28%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 31 (39.74%) SS7
2 27 (34.62%) DNS
3 25 (32.05%) GGSN
3 25 (32.05%) SGSN
4 23 (29.49%) MGW
5 20 (25.64%) MPLS
5 20 (25.64%) LDAP
6 18 (23.08%) L2TP
7 12 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (14.10%) Firewall
8 11 (14.10%) TCP/IP
9 10 (12.82%) SDH
10 9 (11.54%) Ethernet
11 8 (10.26%) INAP
11 8 (10.26%) SIGTRAN
11 8 (10.26%) 4G
12 4 (5.13%) WAN
12 4 (5.13%) DWDM
13 3 (3.85%) OSPF
13 3 (3.85%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.28%) MySQL
1 1 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Subversion
1 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
General
1 45 (57.69%) Telecoms
2 22 (28.21%) Front Office
3 5 (6.41%) German Language
3 5 (6.41%) Legal
4 1 (1.28%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.28%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.26%) WAP
2 2 (2.56%) XML
3 1 (1.28%) SOAP
3 1 (1.28%) Web Services
3 1 (1.28%) HTML
3 1 (1.28%) Ajax
3 1 (1.28%) JSON
3 1 (1.28%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.28%) Web 2.0
1 1 (1.28%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.26%) VMS
2 3 (3.85%) Linux
3 2 (2.56%) UNIX
4 1 (1.28%) Windows
4 1 (1.28%) Solaris
4 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (56.41%) Change Management
1 44 (56.41%) Configuration Management
1 44 (56.41%) Fault Management
2 29 (37.18%) Problem Management
3 28 (35.90%) Performance Management
4 3 (3.85%) ITIL
4 3 (3.85%) Service Management
5 1 (1.28%) CRM
5 1 (1.28%) Quality Management
5 1 (1.28%) Migration
5 1 (1.28%) Network Design
5 1 (1.28%) Network Planning
5 1 (1.28%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.28%) Web Development
5 1 (1.28%) Network Architecture
5 1 (1.28%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.28%) Java
1 1 (1.28%) JavaScript
1 1 (1.28%) Perl
1 1 (1.28%) PHP
1 1 (1.28%) SQL
1 1 (1.28%) Korn
1 1 (1.28%) Groovy
1 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.85%) CCNP
2 3 (3.85%) CCNA
2 3 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) CCIE
3 1 (1.28%) CCSP
3 1 (1.28%) CCDP
3 1 (1.28%) ISEB
3 1 (1.28%) CCIP
3 1 (1.28%) CCSA
3 1 (1.28%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.28%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.85%) Netcool
2 2 (2.56%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.28%) Legato
3 1 (1.28%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 1 (1.28%) Nagios
3 1 (1.28%) OVSD
3 1 (1.28%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.28%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.28%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 33 (42.31%) Juniper
1 33 (42.31%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 25 (32.05%) Cisco
3 20 (25.64%) Velocent
4 17 (21.79%) Huawei
5 9 (11.54%) CheckPoint
6 3 (3.85%) BT
7 2 (2.56%) F5
7 2 (2.56%) VMware
7 2 (2.56%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.56%) Remedy
8 1 (1.28%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (1.28%) Nokia
8 1 (1.28%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.28%) Symantec
8 1 (1.28%) Sun
8 1 (1.28%) EMC
8 1 (1.28%) Nortel
8 1 (1.28%) IBM
8 1 (1.28%) Oracle