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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Nokia Solutions and Networks NetAct
Rank 603 555 569
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +14
Contract jobs citing NSN NetAct 23 57 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.11% 0.038%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.52% 1.31% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 5
Average daily rate £270 £248 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £333 £262
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £248 £255
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
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
4383 4362 3801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.52% 8.42% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2761 2590 2136
Average daily rate £425 £425 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £365 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.53% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 143 142
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -1.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.00 £34.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -

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 19 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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -37 23 £270 +9.09%
South East -5 11 £257 +6.52%
Berkshire +2 10 - -
East of England +1 5 - -
Cambridgeshire +10 4 - -
South West +5 4 £330 -
Huntingdon 0 4 - -
Bristol +1 3 £330 -
Slough 0 2 - -
London +7 1 - -
Swindon -3 1 - -
Wiltshire -5 1 - -
Surrey -21 1 £257 +6.52%
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £270 -
Leeds - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 £270 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

NSN NetAct
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 27 (71.05%) 3G
2 24 (63.16%) 2G
3 16 (42.11%) Telecoms
4 15 (39.47%) Ericsson
4 15 (39.47%) Nokia
4 15 (39.47%) LTE
4 15 (39.47%) Radio Access Network
5 14 (36.84%) RNC
5 14 (36.84%) Mapinfo
6 12 (31.58%) 4G
7 10 (26.32%) Change Control
7 10 (26.32%) GSM
7 10 (26.32%) MS Excel
8 9 (23.68%) UMTS
9 8 (21.05%) Amdocs
10 7 (18.42%) MS PowerPoint
10 7 (18.42%) Huawei
10 7 (18.42%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
11 6 (15.79%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (15.79%) Actix
11 6 (15.79%) Algorithms
12 5 (13.16%) Performance Analysis
12 5 (13.16%) Line Management
12 5 (13.16%) Network Planning
12 5 (13.16%) MS Office
13 4 (10.53%) SQL
13 4 (10.53%) XML
13 4 (10.53%) Nortel
13 4 (10.53%) Project Management

NSN NetAct
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 10 (26.32%) MS Excel
2 7 (18.42%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (13.16%) MS Office
4 2 (5.26%) MS Project
5 1 (2.63%) AutoCAD
5 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 27 (71.05%) 3G
2 24 (63.16%) 2G
3 15 (39.47%) LTE
3 15 (39.47%) Radio Access Network
4 14 (36.84%) RNC
5 12 (31.58%) 4G
6 10 (26.32%) GSM
7 9 (23.68%) UMTS
8 3 (7.89%) ATM
8 3 (7.89%) Wireshark
9 2 (5.26%) HSRP
9 2 (5.26%) IPsec
9 2 (5.26%) Megaco
9 2 (5.26%) Node B
9 2 (5.26%) RANAP
9 2 (5.26%) SCTP
9 2 (5.26%) SDH
9 2 (5.26%) VLAN
9 2 (5.26%) VRRP
9 2 (5.26%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (7.89%) MS Access
2 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
General
1 16 (42.11%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.26%) Back Office
2 2 (5.26%) German Language
3 1 (2.63%) Electronics
3 1 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Optimisation Engineer
2 7 (18.42%) 3G Engineer
2 7 (18.42%) RAN Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) LTE Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) NetAct Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Senior 3G Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Databuild Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Configuration Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Ericsson Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Radio Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Transmission Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Transmission Planning Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Verification Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Nortel Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) OSS Project Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Radio Planner
7 1 (2.63%) RNC/RAN Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Telecoms Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Algorithms
2 4 (10.53%) Statistics
3 2 (5.26%) Driving Licence
3 2 (5.26%) Handset
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Linux
1 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Change Control
2 5 (13.16%) Line Management
2 5 (13.16%) Network Planning
2 5 (13.16%) Performance Analysis
3 4 (10.53%) Project Management
4 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
4 3 (7.89%) Project Governance
5 2 (5.26%) Network Design
5 2 (5.26%) Network Management
5 2 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.63%) Benchmarking
6 1 (2.63%) ITIL
6 1 (2.63%) ITSM
6 1 (2.63%) Migration
6 1 (2.63%) Network Optimisation
6 1 (2.63%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.63%) Quality Management
6 1 (2.63%) SDLC
6 1 (2.63%) Service Management
6 1 (2.63%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) MapBasic
1 4 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (2.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) Degree
1 1 (2.63%) HNC
1 1 (2.63%) HND
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) OpenView
Vendors
1 15 (39.47%) Ericsson
1 15 (39.47%) Nokia
2 14 (36.84%) Mapinfo
3 8 (21.05%) Amdocs
4 7 (18.42%) Huawei
4 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
4 7 (18.42%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 6 (15.79%) Actix
6 4 (10.53%) Nortel
7 2 (5.26%) Oracle
8 1 (2.63%) Anite
8 1 (2.63%) HP
8 1 (2.63%) ION Trading
8 1 (2.63%) SAP
8 1 (2.63%) Siemens
8 1 (2.63%) Velocent