The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 January 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Nokia Solutions and Networks NetAct
Rank 524 541 477
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -64
Contract jobs citing NSN NetAct 47 18 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.037% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.16% 0.50% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 6
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£248 £260 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.80% -1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £262 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £248 £260 £265
% change year-on-year
-4.80% -1.88%
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 Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4043 3565 2975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.07% 7.30% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2454 2048 1610
Average daily rate £425 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 139 209
Average hourly rate £20.03 £18.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.27% -26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.15 £33.78 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -16.00%

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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 42 (64.62%) LTE
2 40 (61.54%) Radio Access Network
3 39 (60.00%) 3G
4 38 (58.46%) 2G
5 37 (56.92%) Telecoms
6 35 (53.85%) Ericsson
7 30 (46.15%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 25 (38.46%) Nokia
9 21 (32.31%) Huawei
10 19 (29.23%) 4G
10 19 (29.23%) SQL
10 19 (29.23%) Oracle
11 15 (23.08%) Network Planning
12 13 (20.00%) Perl
13 10 (15.38%) Nortel
13 10 (15.38%) ETL
13 10 (15.38%) Minerva
13 10 (15.38%) NEC
13 10 (15.38%) Netcool
13 10 (15.38%) Oracle Cash Management
13 10 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (12.31%) GSM
14 8 (12.31%) MS Excel
15 7 (10.77%) MS Access
15 7 (10.77%) C
15 7 (10.77%) GPRS
15 7 (10.77%) Cramer
15 7 (10.77%) Amdocs
16 6 (9.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (9.23%) Project Management

NSN NetAct
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 8 (12.31%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (15.38%) Minerva
1 10 (15.38%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 42 (64.62%) LTE
2 40 (61.54%) Radio Access Network
3 39 (60.00%) 3G
4 38 (58.46%) 2G
5 19 (29.23%) 4G
6 8 (12.31%) GSM
7 7 (10.77%) GPRS
8 6 (9.23%) UMTS
9 3 (4.62%) Internet
9 3 (4.62%) Broadband
9 3 (4.62%) MVNO
10 2 (3.08%) VoLTE
10 2 (3.08%) LDAP
10 2 (3.08%) RNC
10 2 (3.08%) Wireless
11 1 (1.54%) Megaco
11 1 (1.54%) ISUP
11 1 (1.54%) HSPA
11 1 (1.54%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.77%) MS Access
2 3 (4.62%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database
General
1 37 (56.92%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.15%) Electronics
3 3 (4.62%) Billing
4 1 (1.54%) Retail
4 1 (1.54%) German Language
Job Titles
1 10 (15.38%) RAN Engineer
2 8 (12.31%) Configuration Engineer
3 7 (10.77%) Network Manager
3 7 (10.77%) RAN Configuration Engineer
4 6 (9.23%) Transmission Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) OSS Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Databuild Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Customer Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Architect
7 3 (4.62%) Technical Manager
7 3 (4.62%) Customer Support Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Performance Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Radio Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) OSS Architect
8 2 (3.08%) OSS Support Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Designer
8 2 (3.08%) Network Operations Manager
8 2 (3.08%) Integration Manager
8 2 (3.08%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 6 (9.23%) Linux
2 2 (3.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.08%) Network Planning
2 10 (15.38%) ETL
3 6 (9.23%) Project Management
4 4 (6.15%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (4.62%) Validation
5 3 (4.62%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.62%) Network Design
5 3 (4.62%) PRINCE2
5 3 (4.62%) ITIL
5 3 (4.62%) Statistical Analysis
5 3 (4.62%) eTOM
5 3 (4.62%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (3.08%) Performance Management
6 2 (3.08%) Capacity Management
6 2 (3.08%) Data Analysis
6 2 (3.08%) Service Management
6 2 (3.08%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.54%) Network Architecture
7 1 (1.54%) Time Management
7 1 (1.54%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (29.23%) SQL
2 13 (20.00%) Perl
3 7 (10.77%) C
4 2 (3.08%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.08%) Python
5 1 (1.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (7.69%) HNC
1 5 (7.69%) HND
2 4 (6.15%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.23%) SLA
Systems Management
1 10 (15.38%) Netcool
2 3 (4.62%) Tivoli
2 3 (4.62%) OpenView
Vendors
1 35 (53.85%) Ericsson
2 30 (46.15%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 25 (38.46%) Nokia
4 21 (32.31%) Huawei
5 19 (29.23%) Oracle
6 10 (15.38%) Nortel
6 10 (15.38%) NEC
7 7 (10.77%) Cramer
7 7 (10.77%) Amdocs
8 6 (9.23%) IBM
8 6 (9.23%) Red Hat
8 6 (9.23%) Mapinfo
8 6 (9.23%) Business Objects
9 5 (7.69%) Actix
10 3 (4.62%) BMC
10 3 (4.62%) HP
10 3 (4.62%) Greenplum
11 1 (1.54%) Remedy
11 1 (1.54%) Microsoft
11 1 (1.54%) Google