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 31 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 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Operations Centre Engineer
Rank 583 554 567
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +13
Contract jobs requiring a NOC Engineer 11 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.031% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.034% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 9
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£209 £235 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.17% +7.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £173 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £287 £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £209 £235 £220
% change year-on-year
-11.17% +7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £23.75 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50521 47308 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.54% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30608 27726 29859
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2123 2716
Average hourly rate £16.58 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.25% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 31 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 -32 11 £209 -11.17% 6
South East -5 9 £209 - 3
Berkshire - 6 £225 - 3
Reading - 2 £200 - 1
London +19 1 - - 3
Horsham - 1 £203 -
West Sussex - 1 £203 -
City of London - - - - 2
North West - - - -
Slough - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Crawley - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -

NOC Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 41 (61.19%) Telecoms
2 39 (58.21%) Change Management
3 38 (56.72%) Configuration Management
4 37 (55.22%) Fault Management
5 29 (43.28%) Juniper
6 27 (40.30%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 25 (37.31%) Performance Management
7 25 (37.31%) Problem Management
7 25 (37.31%) SS7
8 24 (35.82%) Cisco
9 22 (32.84%) DNS
9 22 (32.84%) Front Office
10 20 (29.85%) GGSN
10 20 (29.85%) SGSN
11 18 (26.87%) LDAP
11 18 (26.87%) Velocent
12 17 (25.37%) L2TP
12 17 (25.37%) MGW
13 11 (16.42%) MPLS
14 10 (14.93%) CCNA
14 10 (14.93%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (13.43%) Huawei
15 9 (13.43%) TCP/IP
15 9 (13.43%) Ethernet
16 8 (11.94%) Firewall
17 7 (10.45%) INAP
17 7 (10.45%) WAP
17 7 (10.45%) VMS
18 6 (8.96%) SLA
18 6 (8.96%) Incident Management

NOC Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (1.49%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.49%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) MS Office
1 2 (2.99%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 25 (37.31%) SS7
2 22 (32.84%) DNS
3 20 (29.85%) GGSN
3 20 (29.85%) SGSN
4 18 (26.87%) LDAP
5 17 (25.37%) L2TP
5 17 (25.37%) MGW
6 11 (16.42%) MPLS
7 9 (13.43%) TCP/IP
7 9 (13.43%) Ethernet
8 8 (11.94%) Firewall
9 7 (10.45%) INAP
10 6 (8.96%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (7.46%) 4G
12 4 (5.97%) SIGTRAN
12 4 (5.97%) WAN
13 3 (4.48%) SDH
14 2 (2.99%) SNMP
14 2 (2.99%) SSH
14 2 (2.99%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.49%) MySQL
1 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Subversion
1 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
General
1 41 (61.19%) Telecoms
2 22 (32.84%) Front Office
3 3 (4.48%) German Language
4 2 (2.99%) Legal
5 1 (1.49%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.49%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.45%) WAP
2 1 (1.49%) Ajax
2 1 (1.49%) JSON
2 1 (1.49%) HTML
2 1 (1.49%) SOAP
2 1 (1.49%) Web Services
2 1 (1.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
1 1 (1.49%) Web 2.0
1 1 (1.49%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.45%) VMS
2 4 (5.97%) UNIX
3 3 (4.48%) Windows
3 3 (4.48%) Linux
4 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (58.21%) Change Management
2 38 (56.72%) Configuration Management
3 37 (55.22%) Fault Management
4 25 (37.31%) Performance Management
4 25 (37.31%) Problem Management
5 6 (8.96%) Incident Management
6 3 (4.48%) Service Management
7 2 (2.99%) ITIL
8 1 (1.49%) Quality Management
8 1 (1.49%) Web Development
8 1 (1.49%) Load Balancing
8 1 (1.49%) Network Architecture
8 1 (1.49%) Network Management
8 1 (1.49%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.49%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (1.49%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.99%) Perl
2 1 (1.49%) PHP
2 1 (1.49%) Python
2 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.49%) Korn
2 1 (1.49%) Groovy
2 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.49%) C
2 1 (1.49%) Java
2 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (14.93%) CCNA
1 10 (14.93%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (7.46%) CCNP
3 4 (5.97%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.49%) CCIP
4 1 (1.49%) MCSE
4 1 (1.49%) MCSA
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.49%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) Tivoli
1 2 (2.99%) Netcool
2 1 (1.49%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 29 (43.28%) Juniper
2 27 (40.30%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 24 (35.82%) Cisco
4 18 (26.87%) Velocent
5 9 (13.43%) Huawei
6 5 (7.46%) CheckPoint
7 4 (5.97%) Nortel
8 3 (4.48%) BT
9 2 (2.99%) Remedy
9 2 (2.99%) Microsoft
9 2 (2.99%) F5
10 1 (1.49%) Nimsoft
10 1 (1.49%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.49%) HP
10 1 (1.49%) IBM
10 1 (1.49%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 1 (1.49%) Nokia
10 1 (1.49%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.49%) Oracle
10 1 (1.49%) VMware