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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Operations Centre Engineer
Rank 602 586 560
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -26
Contract jobs requiring a NOC Engineer 24 26 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.050% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.053% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 10
Average daily rate £240 £250 £198
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +26.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £189 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £308 £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £206 £190
% change year-on-year
+16.36% +8.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 4
Average hourly rate £40.50 £27.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.27% -84.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £27.50 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+47.27% -84.72%

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
48620 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31221 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 15 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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 24 £240 -4.00% 20
South West +13 10 £100 -
London +6 8 £238 -5.00% 4
Wiltshire - 7 - -
South East +17 6 £339 +83.10% 10
Berkshire +9 4 £240 +29.72% 2
Gloucestershire - 3 £100 -
Reading - 3 £240 -
Corsham - 3 - -
City of London +32 2 £315 +26.00% 1
Gloucester - 2 - -
Surrey -8 1 - - 3
Middlesex - 1 £438 -
Oxted - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 £100 -

NOC Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 30 (65.22%) Cisco
2 28 (60.87%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (54.35%) CCNA
4 14 (30.43%) SLA
4 14 (30.43%) Windows
4 14 (30.43%) Security Cleared
5 13 (28.26%) ITIL
5 13 (28.26%) Juniper
6 12 (26.09%) Firewall
7 11 (23.91%) SC Cleared
8 10 (21.74%) CCNP
8 10 (21.74%) Telecoms
9 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (17.39%) Windows 2000
9 8 (17.39%) Windows NT
9 8 (17.39%) Windows XP
10 7 (15.22%) PRINCE2
10 7 (15.22%) Six Sigma
10 7 (15.22%) CMMI
11 6 (13.04%) Service Delivery
11 6 (13.04%) HNC
11 6 (13.04%) LAN
11 6 (13.04%) Huawei
11 6 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (13.04%) Network Monitoring
11 6 (13.04%) Data Centre
12 5 (10.87%) Incident Management
12 5 (10.87%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (10.87%) Finance
12 5 (10.87%) DNS

NOC Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (26.09%) Firewall
2 6 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (13.04%) LAN
3 5 (10.87%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (10.87%) DNS
3 5 (10.87%) OSPF
3 5 (10.87%) TCP/IP
3 5 (10.87%) WAN
4 4 (8.70%) BGP
4 4 (8.70%) Cisco PIX
4 4 (8.70%) DWDM
4 4 (8.70%) MPLS
4 4 (8.70%) VLAN
5 3 (6.52%) DHCP
5 3 (6.52%) FTP
5 3 (6.52%) Junos
5 3 (6.52%) VPN
5 3 (6.52%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (4.35%) Ethernet
6 2 (4.35%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Data Mining
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (21.74%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.87%) Finance
3 2 (4.35%) Back Office
4 1 (2.17%) Advertising
4 1 (2.17%) Legal
4 1 (2.17%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.52%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (4.35%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.17%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 14 (30.43%) Windows
2 8 (17.39%) Windows 2000
2 8 (17.39%) Windows NT
2 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (17.39%) Windows XP
3 4 (8.70%) Linux
4 2 (4.35%) Unix
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) ITIL
2 7 (15.22%) CMMI
2 7 (15.22%) PRINCE2
2 7 (15.22%) Six Sigma
3 6 (13.04%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (13.04%) Service Delivery
4 5 (10.87%) Incident Management
5 4 (8.70%) Load Balancing
6 3 (6.52%) Asset Management
6 3 (6.52%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (4.35%) Change Management
7 2 (4.35%) Contact Management
7 2 (4.35%) Fault Analysis
7 2 (4.35%) Fault Management
8 1 (2.17%) E-Commerce
8 1 (2.17%) Line Management
8 1 (2.17%) Network Architecture
8 1 (2.17%) Network Design
8 1 (2.17%) Service Management
8 1 (2.17%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) Perl
1 2 (4.35%) Ruby
2 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (60.87%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (54.35%) CCNA
3 14 (30.43%) Security Cleared
4 11 (23.91%) SC Cleared
5 10 (21.74%) CCNP
6 6 (13.04%) HNC
7 2 (4.35%) JNCIA
8 1 (2.17%) CCVP
8 1 (2.17%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (30.43%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Netcool
Vendors
1 30 (65.22%) Cisco
2 13 (28.26%) Juniper
3 6 (13.04%) Huawei
4 4 (8.70%) CheckPoint
4 4 (8.70%) Citrix
4 4 (8.70%) Nortel
4 4 (8.70%) Remedy
5 3 (6.52%) Barracuda Networks
5 3 (6.52%) Blue Coat
5 3 (6.52%) Forcepoint
5 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.52%) VMware
6 2 (4.35%) Cramer
6 2 (4.35%) Ericsson
6 2 (4.35%) F5
6 2 (4.35%) HP
6 2 (4.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (2.17%) BMC
7 1 (2.17%) New Relic
7 1 (2.17%) Oracle