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 6 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.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Nokia Solutions and Networks NetAct
Rank 595 571 540
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -31
Contract jobs citing NSN NetAct 14 20 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.038% 0.030%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.31% 0.48% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 3
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£255 £269 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.11% +79.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £269 £150
% change year-on-year
-5.11% +79.16%
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
4451 4148 3788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.11% 7.84% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2737 2401 2116
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £514 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £336 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.52% -0.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 125 170
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £12.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £33.65 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NSN NetAct within the UK over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

NSN NetAct Daily Rate Histogram 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 20 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 6 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 -14 14 £255 -2.85%
South East -6 7 £238 -
Berkshire - 5 £250 -
Slough - 3 £250 -
Surrey +4 2 £225 -
Guildford 0 2 £225 -
North West - 2 £205 -
Bristol -1 1 - -
South West -13 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £255 -
West Midlands - 1 £260 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
North East - 1 £255 -
Bury - 1 £150 -
Birmingham - 1 £260 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £150 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £255 -

NSN NetAct
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 37 (62.71%) 3G
2 36 (61.02%) Telecoms
3 35 (59.32%) 2G
4 31 (52.54%) LTE
5 25 (42.37%) Radio Access Network
6 21 (35.59%) Ericsson
7 19 (32.20%) Nokia
7 19 (32.20%) GSM
8 17 (28.81%) Oracle
8 17 (28.81%) 4G
9 16 (27.12%) Network Planning
10 15 (25.42%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 14 (23.73%) Actix
11 14 (23.73%) SQL
12 13 (22.03%) Performance Monitoring
13 10 (16.95%) Perl
13 10 (16.95%) UMTS
13 10 (16.95%) Amdocs
14 8 (13.56%) Huawei
14 8 (13.56%) Oracle Cash Management
14 8 (13.56%) Nortel
15 6 (10.17%) Electronics
15 6 (10.17%) Netcool
15 6 (10.17%) SLA
15 6 (10.17%) HNC
15 6 (10.17%) HND
15 6 (10.17%) Network Design
16 5 (8.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (8.47%) C
16 5 (8.47%) Linux

NSN NetAct
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 5 (8.47%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (13.56%) Oracle Cash Management
2 4 (6.78%) Minerva
Communications & Networking
1 37 (62.71%) 3G
2 35 (59.32%) 2G
3 31 (52.54%) LTE
4 25 (42.37%) Radio Access Network
5 19 (32.20%) GSM
6 17 (28.81%) 4G
7 10 (16.95%) UMTS
8 5 (8.47%) GPRS
9 2 (3.39%) ATM
9 2 (3.39%) Ethernet
9 2 (3.39%) Internet
9 2 (3.39%) RNC
9 2 (3.39%) HSPA
10 1 (1.69%) VoLTE
10 1 (1.69%) Wireshark
10 1 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) MS Access
2 3 (5.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Serena SBM
General
1 36 (61.02%) Telecoms
2 6 (10.17%) Electronics
3 2 (3.39%) Back Office
3 2 (3.39%) German Language
Job Titles
1 15 (25.42%) Radio Engineer
2 12 (20.34%) RAN Engineer
3 9 (15.25%) RAN Configuration Engineer
3 9 (15.25%) Configuration Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) Support Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Design Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) Customer Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) Customer Support Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Network Manager
8 2 (3.39%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Architect
8 2 (3.39%) Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Performance Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) OSS Architect
8 2 (3.39%) Back Office Engineer
9 1 (1.69%) Transmission Engineer
9 1 (1.69%) Network Operations Manager
9 1 (1.69%) OSS Solutions Architect
9 1 (1.69%) Designer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.39%) Statistics
3 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.47%) Linux
1 5 (8.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.12%) Network Planning
2 13 (22.03%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (10.17%) Network Design
4 4 (6.78%) ETL
4 4 (6.78%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.08%) Fault Management
5 3 (5.08%) Performance Management
5 3 (5.08%) Change Management
6 2 (3.39%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.39%) Service Management
6 2 (3.39%) Network Architecture
6 2 (3.39%) Network Management
6 2 (3.39%) Change Control
6 2 (3.39%) Capacity Management
7 1 (1.69%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.69%) Quality Management
7 1 (1.69%) Project Management
7 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.69%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.73%) SQL
2 10 (16.95%) Perl
3 5 (8.47%) C
4 1 (1.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (10.17%) HNC
1 6 (10.17%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.17%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) NDS
Systems Management
1 6 (10.17%) Netcool
2 1 (1.69%) HP NNM
2 1 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.69%) OpenView
Vendors
1 21 (35.59%) Ericsson
2 19 (32.20%) Nokia
3 17 (28.81%) Oracle
4 15 (25.42%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 14 (23.73%) Actix
6 10 (16.95%) Amdocs
7 8 (13.56%) Nortel
7 8 (13.56%) Huawei
8 5 (8.47%) Cramer
8 5 (8.47%) Red Hat
8 5 (8.47%) Mapinfo
9 4 (6.78%) Business Objects
9 4 (6.78%) NEC
10 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
11 2 (3.39%) HP
11 2 (3.39%) Serena
12 1 (1.69%) NetCracker
12 1 (1.69%) SevOne
12 1 (1.69%) IBM
12 1 (1.69%) Remedy