The first table below looks at the demand for NSN NetAct skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NSN NetAct 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 Systems Management 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
Nokia Solutions and Networks NetAct
Rank 571 536 558
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +22
Contract jobs citing NSN NetAct 16 8 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.017% 0.049%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.39% 0.25% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate £260 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4115 3159 3757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.31% 6.62% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2371 1814 2011
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 158 161
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%

NSN NetAct
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NSN NetAct within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

NSN NetAct Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

NSN NetAct
Daily Rate Trend

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

NSN NetAct Daily Rate Trend in the UK

NSN NetAct
Hourly Rate Trend

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

NSN NetAct Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

NSN NetAct
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NSN NetAct 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 -80 14 - -
South East -6 12 - -
Berkshire -9 4 - -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Chesham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -

NSN NetAct
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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

1 25 (73.53%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 21 (61.76%) 3G
3 20 (58.82%) Radio Access Network
4 19 (55.88%) LTE
5 17 (50.00%) 2G
6 15 (44.12%) Nokia
6 15 (44.12%) Oracle
7 14 (41.18%) SQL
8 13 (38.24%) Perl
9 12 (35.29%) Telecoms
9 12 (35.29%) Relational Database
10 11 (32.35%) Mapinfo
11 10 (29.41%) Linux
11 10 (29.41%) UNIX
12 9 (26.47%) ATM
12 9 (26.47%) Greenplum
13 8 (23.53%) Velocent
13 8 (23.53%) Back Office
13 8 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (20.59%) Disaster Recovery
14 7 (20.59%) Red Hat
14 7 (20.59%) Ericsson
14 7 (20.59%) MySQL
14 7 (20.59%) Cerion
14 7 (20.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (17.65%) Korn
15 6 (17.65%) SLA
16 5 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
16 5 (14.71%) Network Planning
17 4 (11.76%) Project Management

NSN NetAct
Top Related IT Skills by Category

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

Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (5.88%) Metrica
Communications & Networking
1 21 (61.76%) 3G
2 20 (58.82%) Radio Access Network
3 19 (55.88%) LTE
4 17 (50.00%) 2G
5 9 (26.47%) ATM
6 3 (8.82%) UMTS
6 3 (8.82%) GSM
6 3 (8.82%) SS7
6 3 (8.82%) 4G
7 2 (5.88%) WiMAX
7 2 (5.88%) CDMA
8 1 (2.94%) LDAP
8 1 (2.94%) 3GPP
8 1 (2.94%) SNMP
8 1 (2.94%) Wireless
8 1 (2.94%) TELNET
8 1 (2.94%) VRRP
8 1 (2.94%) MPLS
8 1 (2.94%) OSPF
8 1 (2.94%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (35.29%) Relational Database
2 8 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (20.59%) MySQL
4 3 (8.82%) MS Access
5 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
General
1 12 (35.29%) Telecoms
2 8 (23.53%) Back Office
3 1 (2.94%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Databuild Engineer
2 13 (38.24%) RAN Engineer
3 9 (26.47%) OSS Engineer
4 7 (20.59%) Support Engineer
4 7 (20.59%) OSS Support Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Configuration Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Network Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Incident Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Architect
7 1 (2.94%) Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Senior RAN Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Databuild Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Architect
7 1 (2.94%) RAN Configuration Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Designer
7 1 (2.94%) OSS Architect
7 1 (2.94%) Radio Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (29.41%) Linux
1 10 (29.41%) UNIX
2 7 (20.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (14.71%) Network Planning
3 4 (11.76%) Project Management
4 3 (8.82%) Migration
4 3 (8.82%) Data Migration
5 2 (5.88%) Data Analysis
5 2 (5.88%) Workflow
6 1 (2.94%) Network Design
6 1 (2.94%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.94%) Change Control
6 1 (2.94%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.94%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (41.18%) SQL
2 13 (38.24%) Perl
3 6 (17.65%) Korn
4 1 (2.94%) Python
4 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) HNC
1 4 (11.76%) HND
2 1 (2.94%) CCNP
2 1 (2.94%) CCNA
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.94%) CNA
2 1 (2.94%) Novell Certification
2 1 (2.94%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) SLA
Vendors
1 25 (73.53%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 15 (44.12%) Nokia
2 15 (44.12%) Oracle
3 11 (32.35%) Mapinfo
4 9 (26.47%) Greenplum
5 8 (23.53%) Velocent
6 7 (20.59%) Red Hat
6 7 (20.59%) Ericsson
6 7 (20.59%) Cerion
7 4 (11.76%) Siemens
7 4 (11.76%) Nortel
8 3 (8.82%) Huawei
9 1 (2.94%) Business Objects
9 1 (2.94%) Cisco
9 1 (2.94%) IBM
9 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
9 1 (2.94%) Sun
9 1 (2.94%) Amdocs
9 1 (2.94%) Google
9 1 (2.94%) SGI