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 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Nokia Solutions and Networks
Rank 489 437 373
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -64
Contract jobs citing Nokia Solutions and Networks 128 157 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.30% 0.41%
As % of the Vendors category 0.49% 0.64% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 25 32
Average daily rate
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£310 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £250 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £390 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £270 £315
% change year-on-year
+14.81% -14.28%
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
26002 24478 26884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.45% 46.46% 46.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 14841 13808 13714
Average daily rate £388 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.97%
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 1185 1104 1374
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.90 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.52% -0.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%

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 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 1 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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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 -58 105 £350 +7.69% 7
South East -47 66 £388 +43.51% 4
Berkshire -27 47 £330 +22.22% 4
Reading -10 17 £400 +53.84% 3
Surrey - 11 £270 -
Guildford - 10 £270 -
Bristol -11 7 - -
South West -27 7 - -
London 0 5 - -
North West -10 3 - - 2
Manchester -15 3 - -
Maidenhead - 3 £330 - 1
Brentford - - - -
Redhill - - - -

Nokia Solutions and Networks
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 118 (60.51%) 3G
2 110 (56.41%) LTE
3 109 (55.90%) Telecoms
4 72 (36.92%) Radio Access Network
5 71 (36.41%) 2G
6 70 (35.90%) Huawei
7 66 (33.85%) Ericsson
8 61 (31.28%) 4G
9 53 (27.18%) Nokia
10 33 (16.92%) GSM
10 33 (16.92%) SGSN
11 32 (16.41%) VoLTE
12 31 (15.90%) Degree
13 30 (15.38%) UMTS
13 30 (15.38%) UNIX
14 24 (12.31%) RNC
14 24 (12.31%) GGSN
15 23 (11.79%) Validation
16 22 (11.28%) SLA
17 21 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
18 20 (10.26%) SQL
18 20 (10.26%) Network Architecture
19 19 (9.74%) ATM
19 19 (9.74%) Ethernet
20 18 (9.23%) NSN NetAct
21 17 (8.72%) Mapinfo
21 17 (8.72%) Project Management
22 16 (8.21%) Configuration Management
22 16 (8.21%) SDH
22 16 (8.21%) DNS

Nokia Solutions and Networks
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (0.51%) Apache
Applications
1 14 (7.18%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.15%) MS Office
2 12 (6.15%) MS Visio
3 6 (3.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.54%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 118 (60.51%) 3G
2 110 (56.41%) LTE
3 72 (36.92%) Radio Access Network
4 71 (36.41%) 2G
5 61 (31.28%) 4G
6 33 (16.92%) GSM
6 33 (16.92%) SGSN
7 32 (16.41%) VoLTE
8 30 (15.38%) UMTS
9 24 (12.31%) RNC
9 24 (12.31%) GGSN
10 19 (9.74%) ATM
10 19 (9.74%) Ethernet
11 16 (8.21%) SDH
11 16 (8.21%) DNS
12 15 (7.69%) RANAP
13 13 (6.67%) SNMP
13 13 (6.67%) 3GPP
14 11 (5.64%) MGW
15 8 (4.10%) ISUP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
1 9 (4.62%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (4.10%) MySQL
3 4 (2.05%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.05%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.03%) BusinessObjects XI
4 2 (1.03%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 2 (1.03%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (1.54%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 109 (55.90%) Telecoms
2 8 (4.10%) Back Office
3 7 (3.59%) Billing
4 4 (2.05%) Finance
4 4 (2.05%) Legal
5 3 (1.54%) Front Office
5 3 (1.54%) Marketing
6 2 (1.03%) German Language
6 2 (1.03%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.51%) Electronics
7 1 (0.51%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 30 (15.38%) Test Engineer
2 19 (9.74%) Field Engineer
3 18 (9.23%) Databuild Engineer
4 16 (8.21%) RAN Engineer
5 11 (5.64%) RF Engineer
6 10 (5.13%) RF Optimisation Engineer
6 10 (5.13%) Architect
6 10 (5.13%) Project Manager
6 10 (5.13%) Developer
7 6 (3.08%) Designer
7 6 (3.08%) Radio Engineer
7 6 (3.08%) Integration Engineer
7 6 (3.08%) Network Manager
7 6 (3.08%) Support Engineer
7 6 (3.08%) Design Engineer
7 6 (3.08%) Consultant
8 5 (2.56%) Transmission Engineer
8 5 (2.56%) Test and Integration Engineer
8 5 (2.56%) Transmission Design Engineer
9 4 (2.05%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.13%) XML
2 5 (2.56%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (1.03%) WAP
3 2 (1.03%) Web Services
3 2 (1.03%) HTML
3 2 (1.03%) SyncML
4 1 (0.51%) .NET
4 1 (0.51%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.08%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.05%) PMI
4 3 (1.54%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.03%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.03%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.03%) Streaming Video
5 2 (1.03%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.51%) GIS
6 1 (0.51%) Handset
6 1 (0.51%) Replication
6 1 (0.51%) CMDB
6 1 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (15.38%) UNIX
2 12 (6.15%) Linux
3 5 (2.56%) VMS
4 2 (1.03%) Android
4 2 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.03%) Windows Phone
4 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.03%) bada
4 2 (1.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (11.79%) Validation
2 20 (10.26%) Network Architecture
3 17 (8.72%) Project Management
4 16 (8.21%) Configuration Management
5 15 (7.69%) Network Planning
6 14 (7.18%) Performance Management
7 12 (6.15%) ETL
7 12 (6.15%) Migration
7 12 (6.15%) WFM
7 12 (6.15%) Line Management
8 10 (5.13%) Performance Monitoring
9 7 (3.59%) Workflow
9 7 (3.59%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (3.59%) Requirements Analysis
10 6 (3.08%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (2.56%) Network Design
11 5 (2.56%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (2.56%) Coaching
12 4 (2.05%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (2.05%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (10.26%) SQL
2 14 (7.18%) C
3 13 (6.67%) Perl
4 7 (3.59%) Java
4 7 (3.59%) C#
5 6 (3.08%) C++
6 2 (1.03%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.03%) Python
7 1 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (15.90%) Degree
2 6 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (2.56%) PMP
3 5 (2.56%) PMI Certification
3 5 (2.56%) HNC
4 4 (2.05%) HND
5 1 (0.51%) CCIE
5 1 (0.51%) CCNP
5 1 (0.51%) CCNA
5 1 (0.51%) ISEB
5 1 (0.51%) CCA
5 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.51%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (11.28%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.05%) NDS
2 1 (0.51%) NFS
Systems Management
1 18 (9.23%) NSN NetAct
2 4 (2.05%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.54%) OpenView
3 3 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.03%) Netcool
5 1 (0.51%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.51%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 70 (35.90%) Huawei
2 66 (33.85%) Ericsson
3 53 (27.18%) Nokia
4 17 (8.72%) Mapinfo
5 13 (6.67%) Cisco
5 13 (6.67%) Microsoft
6 12 (6.15%) Nortel
6 12 (6.15%) Oracle
7 8 (4.10%) Juniper
8 7 (3.59%) Business Objects
8 7 (3.59%) Greenplum
9 6 (3.08%) IBM
9 6 (3.08%) Siemens
9 6 (3.08%) TIBCO
10 4 (2.05%) ZTE
10 4 (2.05%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 3 (1.54%) BT
11 3 (1.54%) NEC
11 3 (1.54%) BMC
11 3 (1.54%) HP
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