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 1 July 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.

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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Nokia Solutions and Networks
Rank 566 533 469
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -64
Contract jobs citing Nokia Solutions and Networks 42 70 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 0.17% 0.29% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 12
Average daily rate
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£325 £301 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.15% +3.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £211 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £352 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £280 £290
% change year-on-year
+16.07% -3.44%
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
25025 24195 23227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.72% 44.96% 47.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14656 13591 12365
Average daily rate £388 £380 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £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 1112 1036 1232
Average hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.49 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -10.25%

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 1 July 2015.

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 16 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 1 July 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 -42 37 £325 +8.15%
South East -39 22 £330 +14.28%
Berkshire -12 21 £260 +0.97%
Slough +8 5 - -
Maidenhead +4 5 £260 -
Reading +1 4 - -
East of England +1 3 £328 -
Hertfordshire -10 3 £328 -
London -7 2 £325 +8.15%
South West -6 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 £400 -
Hampshire - 1 £400 -

Nokia Solutions and Networks
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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.

1 138 (76.24%) Telecoms
2 121 (66.85%) Ericsson
3 116 (64.09%) Radio Access Network
4 81 (44.75%) GSM
5 75 (41.44%) UMTS
6 74 (40.88%) LTE
7 70 (38.67%) 3G
8 68 (37.57%) RNC
9 67 (37.02%) SDH
10 62 (34.25%) SLA
11 57 (31.49%) Ethernet
11 57 (31.49%) ATM
12 54 (29.83%) Agile Software Development
12 54 (29.83%) WFM
12 54 (29.83%) Line Management
13 53 (29.28%) 2G
14 52 (28.73%) Huawei
15 48 (26.52%) Nokia
16 30 (16.57%) Nortel
17 29 (16.02%) 4G
18 26 (14.36%) Network Planning
18 26 (14.36%) SQL
19 23 (12.71%) Performance Management
20 22 (12.15%) Oracle
20 22 (12.15%) MS Office
20 22 (12.15%) Configuration Management
21 21 (11.60%) Perl
22 19 (10.50%) GPRS
23 17 (9.39%) MS Excel
24 16 (8.84%) HNC

Nokia Solutions and Networks
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 22 (12.15%) MS Office
2 17 (9.39%) MS Excel
3 11 (6.08%) MS Visio
4 6 (3.31%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (4.42%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 116 (64.09%) Radio Access Network
2 81 (44.75%) GSM
3 75 (41.44%) UMTS
4 74 (40.88%) LTE
5 70 (38.67%) 3G
6 68 (37.57%) RNC
7 67 (37.02%) SDH
8 57 (31.49%) ATM
8 57 (31.49%) Ethernet
9 53 (29.28%) 2G
10 29 (16.02%) 4G
11 19 (10.50%) GPRS
12 15 (8.29%) HSPA
13 13 (7.18%) Internet
14 11 (6.08%) SNMP
14 11 (6.08%) VoLTE
15 10 (5.52%) GGSN
15 10 (5.52%) SGSN
15 10 (5.52%) WCDMA
15 10 (5.52%) ISUP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.42%) MySQL
1 8 (4.42%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.21%) MS Access
4 3 (1.66%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.10%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
General
1 138 (76.24%) Telecoms
2 8 (4.42%) Back Office
2 8 (4.42%) German Language
3 6 (3.31%) Electronics
4 3 (1.66%) Marketing
5 2 (1.10%) Finance
5 2 (1.10%) Law
5 2 (1.10%) Legal
Job Titles
1 56 (30.94%) Field Engineer
2 25 (13.81%) RAN Engineer
3 15 (8.29%) Test Engineer
4 13 (7.18%) Developer
5 10 (5.52%) Integration Engineer
5 10 (5.52%) Performance Engineer
6 8 (4.42%) RAN Performance Engineer
7 7 (3.87%) RAN Configuration Engineer
7 7 (3.87%) Configuration Engineer
7 7 (3.87%) Test and Integration Engineer
8 6 (3.31%) Designer
8 6 (3.31%) Transmission Engineer
9 5 (2.76%) Voice Engineer
9 5 (2.76%) Microwave Engineer
9 5 (2.76%) Consultant
10 4 (2.21%) Delivery Manager
10 4 (2.21%) Design Engineer
10 4 (2.21%) Technical Engineer
10 4 (2.21%) Documentation Engineer
10 4 (2.21%) CS Core Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.97%) XML
2 6 (3.31%) .NET
3 4 (2.21%) Web Services
4 3 (1.66%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.10%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.55%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.76%) Replication
3 2 (1.10%) Statistics
3 2 (1.10%) Video on Demand
3 2 (1.10%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.55%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.73%) UNIX
2 12 (6.63%) Linux
3 2 (1.10%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (29.83%) Agile Software Development
1 54 (29.83%) WFM
1 54 (29.83%) Line Management
2 26 (14.36%) Network Planning
3 23 (12.71%) Performance Management
4 22 (12.15%) Configuration Management
5 13 (7.18%) Validation
6 11 (6.08%) Resource Management
7 10 (5.52%) Network Design
8 9 (4.97%) Network Architecture
8 9 (4.97%) Network Management
9 7 (3.87%) Service Delivery
9 7 (3.87%) Project Management
10 6 (3.31%) ETL
11 4 (2.21%) Service Management
11 4 (2.21%) ITIL
11 4 (2.21%) CRM
11 4 (2.21%) eTOM
11 4 (2.21%) Requirements Analysis
11 4 (2.21%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (14.36%) SQL
2 21 (11.60%) Perl
3 13 (7.18%) C++
4 9 (4.97%) C#
5 6 (3.31%) C
5 6 (3.31%) Java
6 3 (1.66%) VBA
7 1 (0.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (8.84%) HNC
2 7 (3.87%) HND
2 7 (3.87%) Degree
3 6 (3.31%) PMI Certification
4 5 (2.76%) PMP
5 2 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (34.25%) SLA
2 16 (8.84%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.10%) NFS
1 2 (1.10%) NDS
Systems Management
1 16 (8.84%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (0.55%) OpenView
2 1 (0.55%) Netcool
2 1 (0.55%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 121 (66.85%) Ericsson
2 52 (28.73%) Huawei
3 48 (26.52%) Nokia
4 30 (16.57%) Nortel
5 22 (12.15%) Oracle
6 13 (7.18%) Microsoft
6 13 (7.18%) Siemens
6 13 (7.18%) Amdocs
7 10 (5.52%) Cramer
8 7 (3.87%) ZTE
8 7 (3.87%) Mapinfo
9 6 (3.31%) Greenplum
10 5 (2.76%) Business Objects
11 3 (1.66%) Cisco
11 3 (1.66%) IBM
11 3 (1.66%) Actix
11 3 (1.66%) ComArch
12 2 (1.10%) Tektronix
12 2 (1.10%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 2 (1.10%) TIBCO