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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Nokia Solutions and Networks
Rank 592 523 463
Rank change year-on-year
-69 -60
Contract jobs citing Nokia Solutions and Networks 28 88 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.16% 0.23%
As % of the Vendors category 0.11% 0.36% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 11
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£325 £302 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.79% +0.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £328 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.95% +0.83%
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
24887 24619 23745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.77% 45.05% 46.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 14650 13583 12848
Average daily rate £400 £375 £387
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1077 1070 1201
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.55 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 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 17 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 31 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 -70 26 £325 +8.15% 1
South East -47 15 £305 -4.68%
Berkshire -25 14 £283 -2.16%
Slough +3 3 £305 -
Maidenhead +2 3 £260 -
East of England +1 2 £330 -
Hertfordshire -3 2 £330 -
London -6 2 £325 +8.15%
Reading -17 2 - -
West Midlands 0 1 - - 1
South West -13 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 £400 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £400 -

Nokia Solutions and Networks
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 115 (76.16%) Telecoms
2 98 (64.90%) Ericsson
3 92 (60.93%) Radio Access Network
4 72 (47.68%) GSM
5 65 (43.05%) LTE
6 63 (41.72%) UMTS
7 61 (40.40%) 3G
8 57 (37.75%) SDH
9 53 (35.10%) RNC
10 51 (33.77%) Huawei
11 50 (33.11%) SLA
12 47 (31.13%) Ethernet
13 46 (30.46%) ATM
14 44 (29.14%) Agile Software Development
14 44 (29.14%) WFM
14 44 (29.14%) Line Management
15 43 (28.48%) 2G
16 36 (23.84%) Nokia
17 29 (19.21%) 4G
18 27 (17.88%) Nortel
19 23 (15.23%) Performance Management
20 22 (14.57%) MS Office
20 22 (14.57%) Configuration Management
21 20 (13.25%) SQL
22 19 (12.58%) GPRS
22 19 (12.58%) Network Planning
23 17 (11.26%) MS Excel
24 16 (10.60%) Oracle
25 15 (9.93%) Perl
25 15 (9.93%) HSPA

Nokia Solutions and Networks
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (14.57%) MS Office
2 17 (11.26%) MS Excel
3 11 (7.28%) MS Visio
4 6 (3.97%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 92 (60.93%) Radio Access Network
2 72 (47.68%) GSM
3 65 (43.05%) LTE
4 63 (41.72%) UMTS
5 61 (40.40%) 3G
6 57 (37.75%) SDH
7 53 (35.10%) RNC
8 47 (31.13%) Ethernet
9 46 (30.46%) ATM
10 43 (28.48%) 2G
11 29 (19.21%) 4G
12 19 (12.58%) GPRS
13 15 (9.93%) HSPA
14 13 (8.61%) VoLTE
14 13 (8.61%) Internet
15 10 (6.62%) SNMP
15 10 (6.62%) WCDMA
16 9 (5.96%) Telnet
16 9 (5.96%) ISUP
17 8 (5.30%) GGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.30%) MySQL
1 8 (5.30%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.31%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.99%) MS Access
3 3 (1.99%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.66%) MongoDB
General
1 115 (76.16%) Telecoms
2 10 (6.62%) German Language
3 7 (4.64%) Back Office
4 3 (1.99%) Electronics
4 3 (1.99%) Marketing
5 2 (1.32%) Finance
5 2 (1.32%) Law
5 2 (1.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 46 (30.46%) Field Engineer
2 18 (11.92%) RAN Engineer
3 15 (9.93%) Test Engineer
4 13 (8.61%) Developer
5 10 (6.62%) Integration Engineer
5 10 (6.62%) Performance Engineer
6 8 (5.30%) Designer
6 8 (5.30%) RAN Performance Engineer
7 7 (4.64%) Test and Integration Engineer
8 6 (3.97%) Voice Engineer
9 4 (2.65%) Microwave Engineer
9 4 (2.65%) Documentation Engineer
9 4 (2.65%) Transmission Engineer
9 4 (2.65%) CS Core Engineer
9 4 (2.65%) Technical Engineer
9 4 (2.65%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (2.65%) Consultant
9 4 (2.65%) Design Engineer
10 3 (1.99%) Project Engineer
10 3 (1.99%) Radio Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.96%) XML
2 6 (3.97%) .NET
3 4 (2.65%) Web Services
4 3 (1.99%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.32%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.66%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.31%) Replication
3 3 (1.99%) PMI
4 2 (1.32%) Statistics
4 2 (1.32%) Video on Demand
4 2 (1.32%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.27%) UNIX
2 11 (7.28%) Linux
3 2 (1.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (29.14%) Agile Software Development
1 44 (29.14%) WFM
1 44 (29.14%) Line Management
2 23 (15.23%) Performance Management
3 22 (14.57%) Configuration Management
4 19 (12.58%) Network Planning
5 13 (8.61%) Validation
6 11 (7.28%) Network Design
6 11 (7.28%) Resource Management
7 8 (5.30%) Network Architecture
7 8 (5.30%) Network Management
8 7 (4.64%) Service Delivery
9 6 (3.97%) ETL
9 6 (3.97%) Project Management
10 4 (2.65%) Service Management
10 4 (2.65%) ITIL
10 4 (2.65%) Performance Improvement
10 4 (2.65%) eTOM
10 4 (2.65%) Requirements Analysis
10 4 (2.65%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.25%) SQL
2 15 (9.93%) Perl
3 13 (8.61%) C++
4 9 (5.96%) C#
5 6 (3.97%) Java
6 3 (1.99%) VBA
7 2 (1.32%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (8.61%) HNC
2 9 (5.96%) Degree
3 7 (4.64%) PMI Certification
4 4 (2.65%) HND
4 4 (2.65%) PMP
5 2 (1.32%) MBA
6 1 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (33.11%) SLA
2 12 (7.95%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.32%) NFS
1 2 (1.32%) NDS
Systems Management
1 7 (4.64%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (0.66%) OpenView
2 1 (0.66%) Netcool
2 1 (0.66%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 98 (64.90%) Ericsson
2 51 (33.77%) Huawei
3 36 (23.84%) Nokia
4 27 (17.88%) Nortel
5 16 (10.60%) Oracle
6 13 (8.61%) Microsoft
6 13 (8.61%) Siemens
7 9 (5.96%) Amdocs
8 7 (4.64%) ZTE
8 7 (4.64%) Mapinfo
9 6 (3.97%) Greenplum
10 5 (3.31%) Cramer
11 3 (1.99%) IBM
11 3 (1.99%) Actix
11 3 (1.99%) ComArch
12 2 (1.32%) Tektronix
12 2 (1.32%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 2 (1.32%) TIBCO
13 1 (0.66%) NEC
13 1 (0.66%) HP
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