The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Nokia Solutions and Networks products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Nokia Solutions and Networks over the 3 months to 19 December 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) formerly Nokia Siemens Networks.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Nokia Solutions and Networks
Rank 476 493 386
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -107
Contract jobs citing Nokia Solutions and Networks 119 89 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.17% 0.35%
As % of the Vendors category 0.48% 0.37% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 33 38
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£323 £298 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.40% +12.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £243 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £263 £265
% change year-on-year
+22.85% -0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25051 23888 23758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.40% 46.29% 47.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14924 13568 12329
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1174 1118 1406
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.41 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

Nokia Solutions and Networks
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Nokia Solutions and Networks within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Nokia Solutions and Networks Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Nokia Solutions and Networks
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Nokia Solutions and Networks within the UK.

Nokia Solutions and Networks Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Nokia Solutions and Networks
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Nokia Solutions and Networks within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Nokia Solutions and Networks Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Nokia Solutions and Networks
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Nokia Solutions and Networks within the UK.

Nokia Solutions and Networks Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Nokia Solutions and Networks
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Nokia Solutions and Networks within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 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 -6 108 £325 - 5
South East +8 58 £350 +33.58% 2
Berkshire +31 55 £350 +29.62% 2
Reading +19 16 £400 +48.14% 1
London +7 9 £291 -15.65%
Maidenhead - 2 £315 -
Brentford - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hook - - - -

Nokia Solutions and Networks
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Nokia Solutions and Networks also 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 that cited Nokia Solutions and Networks.

1 137 (57.56%) Telecoms
2 136 (57.14%) 3G
3 128 (53.78%) LTE
4 114 (47.90%) Radio Access Network
5 103 (43.28%) Ericsson
6 85 (35.71%) 4G
7 80 (33.61%) Huawei
8 76 (31.93%) 2G
9 66 (27.73%) Nokia
10 53 (22.27%) RNC
11 46 (19.33%) GSM
12 44 (18.49%) UMTS
12 44 (18.49%) VoLTE
13 43 (18.07%) SLA
14 40 (16.81%) Degree
15 33 (13.87%) Validation
16 32 (13.45%) SQL
17 30 (12.61%) Ethernet
18 29 (12.18%) SDH
18 29 (12.18%) ATM
18 29 (12.18%) WFM
18 29 (12.18%) Line Management
19 28 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
19 28 (11.76%) SGSN
20 27 (11.34%) UNIX
21 23 (9.66%) MS Excel
22 22 (9.24%) Oracle
22 22 (9.24%) 3GPP
22 22 (9.24%) Nortel
23 20 (8.40%) Microsoft

Nokia Solutions and Networks
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Nokia Solutions and Networks also 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 that cited Nokia Solutions and Networks. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.42%) Apache
1 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (9.66%) MS Excel
2 19 (7.98%) MS Office
2 19 (7.98%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.26%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 136 (57.14%) 3G
2 128 (53.78%) LTE
3 114 (47.90%) Radio Access Network
4 85 (35.71%) 4G
5 76 (31.93%) 2G
6 53 (22.27%) RNC
7 46 (19.33%) GSM
8 44 (18.49%) UMTS
8 44 (18.49%) VoLTE
9 30 (12.61%) Ethernet
10 29 (12.18%) SDH
10 29 (12.18%) ATM
11 28 (11.76%) SGSN
12 22 (9.24%) 3GPP
13 19 (7.98%) RANAP
13 19 (7.98%) DNS
14 18 (7.56%) GGSN
15 17 (7.14%) SNMP
16 14 (5.88%) MGW
17 11 (4.62%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.46%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (5.04%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (4.62%) MySQL
4 6 (2.52%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.68%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.84%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (0.84%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.42%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (2.10%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 137 (57.56%) Telecoms
2 10 (4.20%) Finance
3 9 (3.78%) Back Office
4 7 (2.94%) Legal
5 6 (2.52%) Marketing
6 5 (2.10%) Billing
7 4 (1.68%) German Language
7 4 (1.68%) Front Office
8 2 (0.84%) Electronics
9 1 (0.42%) Law
9 1 (0.42%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.42%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (16.81%) Field Engineer
2 32 (13.45%) Test Engineer
3 16 (6.72%) Developer
4 14 (5.88%) RAN Engineer
5 10 (4.20%) Designer
6 9 (3.78%) RF Optimisation Engineer
6 9 (3.78%) RF Engineer
6 9 (3.78%) Project Manager
7 8 (3.36%) Consultant
7 8 (3.36%) Architect
8 7 (2.94%) Support Engineer
8 7 (2.94%) Radio Engineer
8 7 (2.94%) Voice Engineer
9 6 (2.52%) OSS Engineer
9 6 (2.52%) 3G Engineer
9 6 (2.52%) Network Manager
9 6 (2.52%) Database Developer
9 6 (2.52%) Network Engineer
10 5 (2.10%) Design Engineer
11 4 (1.68%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.04%) XML
2 6 (2.52%) ActiveMQ
3 5 (2.10%) .NET
4 2 (0.84%) Web Services
5 1 (0.42%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.52%) Computer Science
2 6 (2.52%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.10%) Replication
4 4 (1.68%) User Experience
5 3 (1.26%) PMI
5 3 (1.26%) GIS
6 2 (0.84%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.42%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 27 (11.34%) UNIX
2 19 (7.98%) Linux
3 5 (2.10%) VMS
4 3 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (13.87%) Validation
2 29 (12.18%) WFM
2 29 (12.18%) Line Management
3 20 (8.40%) Configuration Management
3 20 (8.40%) Project Management
3 20 (8.40%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (8.40%) Performance Management
4 18 (7.56%) Network Architecture
5 16 (6.72%) Network Planning
6 13 (5.46%) Requirements Analysis
7 12 (5.04%) ETL
8 11 (4.62%) Migration
8 11 (4.62%) Coaching
9 7 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (2.52%) Performance Monitoring
10 6 (2.52%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (2.52%) Network Design
10 6 (2.52%) ITIL
10 6 (2.52%) Service Delivery
11 5 (2.10%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 32 (13.45%) SQL
2 19 (7.98%) Perl
3 14 (5.88%) C
3 14 (5.88%) C#
4 13 (5.46%) C++
5 8 (3.36%) Java
6 2 (0.84%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.84%) Python
7 1 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 40 (16.81%) Degree
2 7 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (2.10%) HNC
4 4 (1.68%) PMP
4 4 (1.68%) PMI Certification
4 4 (1.68%) HND
5 1 (0.42%) CCNP
5 1 (0.42%) CCA
5 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.42%) JNCIA
5 1 (0.42%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (18.07%) SLA
2 3 (1.26%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.10%) NDS
2 1 (0.42%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (6.72%) NSN NetAct
2 4 (1.68%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.26%) Netcool
3 3 (1.26%) OpenView
4 1 (0.42%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 103 (43.28%) Ericsson
2 80 (33.61%) Huawei
3 66 (27.73%) Nokia
4 22 (9.24%) Oracle
4 22 (9.24%) Nortel
5 20 (8.40%) Microsoft
6 14 (5.88%) Cisco
7 11 (4.62%) Mapinfo
8 10 (4.20%) Greenplum
9 9 (3.78%) Cramer
10 7 (2.94%) Business Objects
10 7 (2.94%) IBM
10 7 (2.94%) Siemens
11 6 (2.52%) TIBCO
12 5 (2.10%) Juniper
12 5 (2.10%) ZTE
12 5 (2.10%) Talend
13 4 (1.68%) Actix
13 4 (1.68%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 4 (1.68%) Amdocs
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