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 10 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.

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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Nokia Solutions and Networks
Rank 595 490 484
Rank change year-on-year
-105 -6
Contract jobs citing Nokia Solutions and Networks 31 122 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.24% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.14% 0.51% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 24 22
Average daily rate £249 £270 £262
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.96% +3.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £235 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £438 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £249 £270 £260
% change year-on-year
-7.96% +3.84%
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
22062 23715 22622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 42.89% 45.79% 45.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13130 13749 12420
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 866 1006 988
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £17.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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
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 18 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 10 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 -84 29 £249 -14.31% 3
South East -24 16 £257 -11.37%
Surrey -15 8 £257 +3.83%
Berkshire -25 8 - -
Guildford +1 7 - -
Newbury +6 5 - -
West Midlands -20 4 £240 +15.66% 1
Coventry -10 3 £240 +15.66%
Reading -12 2 - -
Hertfordshire +7 1 - -
London +4 1 - - 2
East of England 0 1 - -
Birmingham -2 1 - - 1
Scotland -7 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -

Nokia Solutions and Networks
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 55 (82.09%) Huawei
2 45 (67.16%) Ericsson
3 43 (64.18%) Telecoms
4 42 (62.69%) 3G
5 28 (41.79%) Nokia
5 28 (41.79%) Radio Access Network
6 27 (40.30%) 2G
7 25 (37.31%) LTE
8 24 (35.82%) BT
9 20 (29.85%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 19 (28.36%) 4G
11 18 (26.87%) Siemens
12 17 (25.37%) Wireless
13 16 (23.88%) SLA
13 16 (23.88%) ZTE
14 15 (22.39%) NetCracker
14 15 (22.39%) Nortel
14 15 (22.39%) Back Office
15 13 (19.40%) Project Management
16 11 (16.42%) Network Architecture
17 10 (14.93%) Fault Management
17 10 (14.93%) RNC
18 9 (13.43%) Finance
18 9 (13.43%) MS Excel
19 8 (11.94%) GSM
19 8 (11.94%) UMTS
19 8 (11.94%) Microsoft
19 8 (11.94%) MPLS
19 8 (11.94%) Degree
20 7 (10.45%) SGSN

Nokia Solutions and Networks
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (1.49%) CMS
1 1 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (13.43%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.96%) MS Visio
3 4 (5.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (4.48%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 42 (62.69%) 3G
2 28 (41.79%) Radio Access Network
3 27 (40.30%) 2G
4 25 (37.31%) LTE
5 19 (28.36%) 4G
6 17 (25.37%) Wireless
7 10 (14.93%) RNC
8 8 (11.94%) GSM
8 8 (11.94%) MPLS
8 8 (11.94%) UMTS
9 7 (10.45%) ATM
9 7 (10.45%) SGSN
9 7 (10.45%) SS7
10 6 (8.96%) GGSN
10 6 (8.96%) GPRS
10 6 (8.96%) ISUP
10 6 (8.96%) SCCP
10 6 (8.96%) TCAP
11 5 (7.46%) SDH
12 4 (5.97%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.48%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.99%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.99%) MySQL
3 1 (1.49%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (1.49%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 43 (64.18%) Telecoms
2 15 (22.39%) Back Office
3 9 (13.43%) Finance
4 4 (5.97%) Billing
5 3 (4.48%) German Language
6 1 (1.49%) Electronics
6 1 (1.49%) Law
6 1 (1.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (22.39%) RAN Engineer
2 6 (8.96%) Field Engineer
3 5 (7.46%) Back Office Engineer
4 4 (5.97%) Project Manager
4 4 (5.97%) Transmission Engineer
5 3 (4.48%) 4G Engineer
5 3 (4.48%) Administrator
5 3 (4.48%) Databuild Engineer
5 3 (4.48%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (4.48%) Design Engineer
5 3 (4.48%) Ericsson Engineer
5 3 (4.48%) LTE Engineer
5 3 (4.48%) Telecoms Manager
5 3 (4.48%) Transmission Design Engineer
6 2 (2.99%) Core Network Engineer
6 2 (2.99%) Designer
6 2 (2.99%) Incident Manager
6 2 (2.99%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (2.99%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (2.99%) Optimisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.46%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.48%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.48%) Driving Licence
2 3 (4.48%) Statistics
3 1 (1.49%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.49%) PMI
3 1 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.97%) Unix
2 3 (4.48%) Linux
3 1 (1.49%) Solaris
3 1 (1.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.40%) Project Management
2 11 (16.42%) Network Architecture
3 10 (14.93%) Fault Management
4 7 (10.45%) Fault Analysis
5 6 (8.96%) ETL
5 6 (8.96%) Network Planning
6 5 (7.46%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (7.46%) Demand Management
6 5 (7.46%) ITIL
7 4 (5.97%) Performance Management
7 4 (5.97%) Quote-to-Cash
7 4 (5.97%) WFM
8 3 (4.48%) Configuration Management
8 3 (4.48%) Functional Testing
8 3 (4.48%) Network Optimisation
8 3 (4.48%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.48%) Service Management
8 3 (4.48%) Validation
9 2 (2.99%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (2.99%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.48%) SQL
2 2 (2.99%) C#
2 2 (2.99%) C++
2 2 (2.99%) Java
2 2 (2.99%) Perl
3 1 (1.49%) C
3 1 (1.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (11.94%) Degree
2 5 (7.46%) HNC
3 3 (4.48%) HND
3 3 (4.48%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.99%) CCNP
4 2 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.99%) PMP
5 1 (1.49%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (23.88%) SLA
2 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (10.45%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.49%) Netcool
2 1 (1.49%) OpenView
Vendors
1 55 (82.09%) Huawei
2 45 (67.16%) Ericsson
3 28 (41.79%) Nokia
4 24 (35.82%) BT
5 20 (29.85%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 18 (26.87%) Siemens
7 16 (23.88%) ZTE
8 15 (22.39%) NetCracker
8 15 (22.39%) Nortel
9 8 (11.94%) Microsoft
10 7 (10.45%) NEC
11 6 (8.96%) Citrix
11 6 (8.96%) Cramer
11 6 (8.96%) SAP
12 4 (5.97%) Mapinfo
13 3 (4.48%) Cisco
13 3 (4.48%) Juniper
14 2 (2.99%) ComArch
14 2 (2.99%) Oracle
14 2 (2.99%) Remedy
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