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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Operations Centre Engineer
Rank 582 533 545
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +12
Contract jobs requiring a NOC Engineer 12 67 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.12% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.13% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 3
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£313 £208 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.60% -17.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £198 -
% change year-on-year
+58.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £9.00 £180.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-95.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.00 £180.00 -
% change year-on-year
-95.00% -

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
51450 50956 44853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.28% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 31225 31058 25652
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2017 2017 2210
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 24 April 2015.

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 12 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 24 April 2015. 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 -54 12 £313 +50.60% 9
South East -60 5 £185 -2.63% 3
London +7 4 - - 5
Hampshire -9 3 - -
West Yorkshire - 3 £325 -
Yorkshire - 3 £325 -
Leeds - 3 £325 -
Berkshire -57 2 £185 -6.32% 2
Basingstoke - 2 - -
Slough -1 1 £185 - 1
Reading -31 1 - -
Harrow - 1 - -

NOC Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 18 (54.55%) Cisco
2 16 (48.48%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (36.36%) BGP
3 12 (36.36%) LAN
4 11 (33.33%) Juniper
4 11 (33.33%) CCNP
4 11 (33.33%) CCNA
5 10 (30.30%) OSPF
5 10 (30.30%) Firewall
6 9 (27.27%) F5
6 9 (27.27%) MPLS
6 9 (27.27%) EIGRP
6 9 (27.27%) Windows
6 9 (27.27%) Linux
7 8 (24.24%) Multicast
7 8 (24.24%) Banking
8 7 (21.21%) Remedy
8 7 (21.21%) ITIL
9 6 (18.18%) DNS
9 6 (18.18%) Load Balancing
10 5 (15.15%) Change Management
10 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
10 5 (15.15%) CheckPoint
10 5 (15.15%) WAN
11 4 (12.12%) VoIP
11 4 (12.12%) RIP
11 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
11 4 (12.12%) VPN
11 4 (12.12%) CRM
11 4 (12.12%) SolarWinds

NOC Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.06%) IIS
2 2 (6.06%) Lync
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 12 (36.36%) BGP
1 12 (36.36%) LAN
2 10 (30.30%) OSPF
2 10 (30.30%) Firewall
3 9 (27.27%) MPLS
3 9 (27.27%) EIGRP
4 8 (24.24%) Multicast
5 6 (18.18%) DNS
6 5 (15.15%) WAN
7 4 (12.12%) VoIP
7 4 (12.12%) RIP
7 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
7 4 (12.12%) VPN
7 4 (12.12%) HSRP
7 4 (12.12%) Wireless
8 3 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (9.09%) Junos
8 3 (9.09%) IMAP
8 3 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (9.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (9.09%) MySQL
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (24.24%) Banking
2 4 (12.12%) Finance
3 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 3 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.06%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.03%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) Windows
1 9 (27.27%) Linux
2 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) ITIL
2 6 (18.18%) Load Balancing
3 5 (15.15%) Change Management
4 4 (12.12%) CRM
4 4 (12.12%) Network Management
4 4 (12.12%) Network Design
5 3 (9.09%) Migration
5 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 3 (9.09%) Change Control
5 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 3 (9.09%) Service Management
6 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.06%) Matrix Management
6 2 (6.06%) Fault Management
7 1 (3.03%) Data Security
7 1 (3.03%) Information Security
7 1 (3.03%) Performance Management
7 1 (3.03%) ITIL V3
7 1 (3.03%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) Python
1 3 (9.09%) Perl
2 2 (6.06%) VBScript
2 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (48.48%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (33.33%) CCNP
2 11 (33.33%) CCNA
3 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
4 3 (9.09%) JNCIP
4 3 (9.09%) JNCIE
4 3 (9.09%) CCIE
4 3 (9.09%) BC Cleared
5 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.03%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (3.03%) MCSA
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.03%) A+ Certification
6 1 (3.03%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) QA
1 3 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) WMI
Vendors
1 18 (54.55%) Cisco
2 11 (33.33%) Juniper
3 9 (27.27%) F5
4 7 (21.21%) Remedy
5 5 (15.15%) CheckPoint
6 4 (12.12%) SolarWinds
6 4 (12.12%) Splunk
7 3 (9.09%) ServiceNow
7 3 (9.09%) Sybase
7 3 (9.09%) Oracle
7 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
7 3 (9.09%) Citrix
8 2 (6.06%) Riverbed
8 2 (6.06%) Huawei
8 2 (6.06%) VMware
9 1 (3.03%) Cramer
9 1 (3.03%) Rackspace
9 1 (3.03%) Avaya
9 1 (3.03%) Nortel