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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Nokia Solutions and Networks
Rank 501 428 374
Rank change year-on-year
-73 -54
Contract jobs citing Nokia Solutions and Networks 128 154 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.29% 0.38%
As % of the Vendors category 0.49% 0.63% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 31 31
Average daily rate
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£310 £285 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.77% -18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £270 £310
% change year-on-year
+14.81% -12.90%
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
26264 24376 26262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.07% 46.28% 46.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 15247 13770 13541
Average daily rate £388 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1234 1149 1356
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.08
% change year-on-year
- -0.41%

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 20 October 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 14 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 20 October 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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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 -62 111 £310 -4.61%
South East -39 70 £350 +29.62%
Berkshire -22 53 £310 +14.81%
Reading -11 17 £375 +38.88%
Surrey - 10 £270 -
Guildford - 9 £270 -
Bristol -24 8 - -
South West -29 8 - -
London +4 7 £252 -32.80%
North West -10 4 - -
Manchester -9 3 - -
Maidenhead - 3 £330 -
Brentford - - - -
Redhill - - - -

Nokia Solutions and Networks
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 127 (62.56%) 3G
2 116 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 116 (57.14%) LTE
3 81 (39.90%) Radio Access Network
4 76 (37.44%) Huawei
5 73 (35.96%) 4G
5 73 (35.96%) Ericsson
6 70 (34.48%) 2G
7 54 (26.60%) Nokia
8 38 (18.72%) Degree
9 37 (18.23%) VoLTE
10 31 (15.27%) SGSN
10 31 (15.27%) GSM
10 31 (15.27%) UMTS
11 30 (14.78%) UNIX
12 29 (14.29%) SLA
13 27 (13.30%) Validation
14 26 (12.81%) SQL
14 26 (12.81%) RNC
15 23 (11.33%) Analytical Skills
16 22 (10.84%) GGSN
17 21 (10.34%) Network Architecture
18 18 (8.87%) Configuration Management
18 18 (8.87%) MS Excel
18 18 (8.87%) Nortel
19 17 (8.37%) Ethernet
19 17 (8.37%) 3GPP
19 17 (8.37%) ATM
19 17 (8.37%) Project Management
20 16 (7.88%) C

Nokia Solutions and Networks
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (0.49%) Apache
Applications
1 18 (8.87%) MS Excel
2 14 (6.90%) MS Visio
2 14 (6.90%) MS Office
3 6 (2.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.48%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 127 (62.56%) 3G
2 116 (57.14%) LTE
3 81 (39.90%) Radio Access Network
4 73 (35.96%) 4G
5 70 (34.48%) 2G
6 37 (18.23%) VoLTE
7 31 (15.27%) SGSN
7 31 (15.27%) GSM
7 31 (15.27%) UMTS
8 26 (12.81%) RNC
9 22 (10.84%) GGSN
10 17 (8.37%) 3GPP
10 17 (8.37%) Ethernet
10 17 (8.37%) ATM
11 15 (7.39%) SNMP
11 15 (7.39%) DNS
11 15 (7.39%) RANAP
12 14 (6.90%) SDH
13 11 (5.42%) MGW
14 8 (3.94%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.42%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (4.43%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (3.94%) MySQL
4 6 (2.96%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.99%) MS Access
5 2 (0.99%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (0.99%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 3 (1.48%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 116 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 10 (4.93%) Back Office
3 7 (3.45%) Finance
4 6 (2.96%) Billing
5 5 (2.46%) Marketing
6 3 (1.48%) Legal
6 3 (1.48%) Front Office
7 2 (0.99%) German Language
8 1 (0.49%) Retail
8 1 (0.49%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.49%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 30 (14.78%) Test Engineer
2 22 (10.84%) Field Engineer
3 13 (6.40%) RAN Engineer
3 13 (6.40%) Databuild Engineer
4 12 (5.91%) Developer
5 11 (5.42%) RF Engineer
6 10 (4.93%) Architect
6 10 (4.93%) Project Manager
6 10 (4.93%) RF Optimisation Engineer
7 7 (3.45%) Designer
7 7 (3.45%) Consultant
7 7 (3.45%) Network Manager
8 6 (2.96%) Radio Engineer
9 5 (2.46%) 3G Engineer
9 5 (2.46%) Integration Engineer
9 5 (2.46%) Voice Engineer
9 5 (2.46%) OSS Engineer
9 5 (2.46%) Support Engineer
9 5 (2.46%) Network Engineer
10 4 (1.97%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.94%) XML
2 5 (2.46%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (1.48%) .NET
4 2 (0.99%) Web Services
5 1 (0.49%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.96%) Management Information System
2 6 (2.96%) Computer Science
3 4 (1.97%) PMI
4 3 (1.48%) GIS
4 3 (1.48%) User Experience
5 2 (0.99%) Replication
5 2 (0.99%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.49%) CMDB
6 1 (0.49%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 30 (14.78%) UNIX
2 13 (6.40%) Linux
3 5 (2.46%) VMS
4 2 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (13.30%) Validation
2 21 (10.34%) Network Architecture
3 18 (8.87%) Configuration Management
4 17 (8.37%) Project Management
5 16 (7.88%) Performance Management
6 15 (7.39%) Line Management
6 15 (7.39%) Network Planning
7 14 (6.90%) WFM
8 11 (5.42%) Migration
9 10 (4.93%) ETL
9 10 (4.93%) Performance Monitoring
10 9 (4.43%) Requirements Analysis
11 7 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (3.45%) Service Delivery
11 7 (3.45%) Coaching
12 6 (2.96%) Workflow
12 6 (2.96%) Network Design
13 5 (2.46%) CRM
13 5 (2.46%) Performance Tuning
13 5 (2.46%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 26 (12.81%) SQL
2 16 (7.88%) C
3 14 (6.90%) Perl
4 9 (4.43%) C#
5 8 (3.94%) C++
6 5 (2.46%) Java
7 2 (0.99%) Python
7 2 (0.99%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (18.72%) Degree
2 8 (3.94%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (2.46%) PMP
3 5 (2.46%) PMI Certification
3 5 (2.46%) HNC
4 4 (1.97%) HND
5 1 (0.49%) CCIE
5 1 (0.49%) CCNP
5 1 (0.49%) CCNA
5 1 (0.49%) CCA
5 1 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.97%) NDS
2 1 (0.49%) NFS
Systems Management
1 15 (7.39%) NSN NetAct
2 4 (1.97%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.48%) OpenView
4 2 (0.99%) Netcool
5 1 (0.49%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.49%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 76 (37.44%) Huawei
2 73 (35.96%) Ericsson
3 54 (26.60%) Nokia
4 18 (8.87%) Nortel
5 15 (7.39%) Microsoft
5 15 (7.39%) Mapinfo
6 14 (6.90%) Oracle
7 13 (6.40%) Cisco
8 7 (3.45%) IBM
8 7 (3.45%) Business Objects
8 7 (3.45%) Juniper
8 7 (3.45%) Greenplum
9 6 (2.96%) TIBCO
9 6 (2.96%) Siemens
10 4 (1.97%) ZTE
10 4 (1.97%) Cramer
11 3 (1.48%) BT
11 3 (1.48%) NEC
11 3 (1.48%) Talend
11 3 (1.48%) Alcatel-Lucent