The first table below looks at the demand for Nortel Meridian skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Nortel Meridian over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Nortel Meridian
Rank 570 536 569
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +33
Contract jobs citing Nortel Meridian 17 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.017% 0.031%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.23% 0.11% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 2
Average daily rate £250 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.36% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £455 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £495 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £475 £400
% change year-on-year
-47.36% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.42 -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7257 7224 9297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 15.14% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3828 3580 4351
Average daily rate £360 £345 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 572 627
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%

Nortel Meridian
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Nortel Meridian within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Nortel Meridian Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Nortel Meridian
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Nortel Meridian within the UK.

Nortel Meridian Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Nortel Meridian
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Nortel Meridian within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Nortel Meridian Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Nortel Meridian
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Nortel Meridian within the UK.

Nortel Meridian Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Nortel Meridian
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Nortel Meridian within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -78 17 £250 -47.36% 1
South West - 7 £198 -
Somerset - 3 £195 -
London -24 1 - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

Nortel Meridian
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Nortel Meridian 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 Nortel Meridian.

1 23 (100.00%) Nortel
2 16 (69.57%) Windows
3 15 (65.22%) Avaya
4 10 (43.48%) BT
5 8 (34.78%) CMS
5 8 (34.78%) Cisco
6 7 (30.43%) VoIP
6 7 (30.43%) IPv4
6 7 (30.43%) MS Office
6 7 (30.43%) Windows XP
6 7 (30.43%) Blackberry
6 7 (30.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (30.43%) Mitel
6 7 (30.43%) IP Telephony
6 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
6 7 (30.43%) VMware
6 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
6 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (30.43%) Windows 7
7 6 (26.09%) Telecoms
7 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
7 6 (26.09%) PBX
7 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
8 5 (21.74%) Handset
8 5 (21.74%) WFM
9 4 (17.39%) assyst
9 4 (17.39%) Altiris
9 4 (17.39%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (17.39%) SCCM
9 4 (17.39%) Service Management

Nortel Meridian
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Nortel Meridian 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 Nortel Meridian. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (34.78%) CMS
2 7 (30.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) MS Office
2 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) VoIP
1 7 (30.43%) IPv4
1 7 (30.43%) IP Telephony
2 6 (26.09%) PBX
3 4 (17.39%) Internet
4 3 (13.04%) WAN
4 3 (13.04%) LAN
4 3 (13.04%) Network Security
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco IOS
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MSI
General
1 6 (26.09%) Telecoms
2 3 (13.04%) Front Office
2 3 (13.04%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Voice Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (17.39%) Desktop Support
5 3 (13.04%) Network Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Voice Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support Technician
6 2 (8.70%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Support Technician
6 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Desktop Technician
7 1 (4.35%) Telephony Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Voice Network Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Data Network Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Field Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Data Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Telephony Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Blackberry
2 5 (21.74%) Handset
3 4 (17.39%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.35%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 16 (69.57%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Windows XP
2 7 (30.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) WFM
2 4 (17.39%) Service Management
2 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
2 4 (17.39%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (4.35%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
3 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (17.39%) MCP
4 3 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.35%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
1 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) Nortel
2 15 (65.22%) Avaya
3 10 (43.48%) BT
4 8 (34.78%) Cisco
5 7 (30.43%) Mitel
5 7 (30.43%) VMware
6 4 (17.39%) Altiris
6 4 (17.39%) Citrix
6 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
7 3 (13.04%) Verint
7 3 (13.04%) Apple
7 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
7 3 (13.04%) TOWER Software
8 1 (4.35%) Sophos