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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Nokia Solutions and Networks NetAct
Rank 600 524 559
Rank change year-on-year
-76 +35
Contract jobs citing NSN NetAct 12 62 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.12% 0.078%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.27% 1.66% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 6
Average daily rate
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- £190 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -29.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £190 £270
% change year-on-year
- -29.62%
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
4396 3745 3697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.63% 7.10% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2621 2209 1935
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 155 172
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +28.76%

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 6 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 19 September 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
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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 -56 11 - - 1
South East -38 8 - -
Berkshire -39 4 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Chesham - 1 - -
Reading - - - -

NSN NetAct
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (67.57%) 3G
2 21 (56.76%) LTE
3 20 (54.05%) 2G
4 19 (51.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 18 (48.65%) Radio Access Network
5 18 (48.65%) Mapinfo
6 16 (43.24%) Telecoms
7 11 (29.73%) Oracle
8 10 (27.03%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (24.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (24.32%) Linux
9 9 (24.32%) Nokia
9 9 (24.32%) Red Hat
10 8 (21.62%) Network Planning
10 8 (21.62%) Relational Database
11 7 (18.92%) 4G
11 7 (18.92%) Performance Monitoring
11 7 (18.92%) Ericsson
12 6 (16.22%) Configuration Management
12 6 (16.22%) GPRS
13 5 (13.51%) GSM
13 5 (13.51%) UMTS
13 5 (13.51%) Performance Management
13 5 (13.51%) Huawei
14 4 (10.81%) Fault Management
14 4 (10.81%) ISUP
15 3 (8.11%) SCCP
15 3 (8.11%) INAP
15 3 (8.11%) SS7
15 3 (8.11%) Netcool

NSN NetAct
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 25 (67.57%) 3G
2 21 (56.76%) LTE
3 20 (54.05%) 2G
4 18 (48.65%) Radio Access Network
5 7 (18.92%) 4G
6 6 (16.22%) GPRS
7 5 (13.51%) GSM
7 5 (13.51%) UMTS
8 4 (10.81%) ISUP
9 3 (8.11%) SCCP
9 3 (8.11%) INAP
9 3 (8.11%) SS7
9 3 (8.11%) 3GPP
9 3 (8.11%) Wireshark
9 3 (8.11%) SIGTRAN
10 2 (5.41%) VoLTE
10 2 (5.41%) MVNO
10 2 (5.41%) Broadband
10 2 (5.41%) WCDMA
10 2 (5.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) Relational Database
2 3 (8.11%) MS Access
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
General
1 16 (43.24%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.41%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Databuild Engineer
1 10 (27.03%) RAN Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) OSS Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Radio Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Performance Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Designer
4 2 (5.41%) Test Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Network Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) OSS Architect
4 2 (5.41%) Architect
4 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Test Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Network Project Manager
5 1 (2.70%) 3G Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Integration Manager
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 9 (24.32%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) Network Planning
2 7 (18.92%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (16.22%) Configuration Management
4 5 (13.51%) Performance Management
5 4 (10.81%) Fault Management
6 3 (8.11%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (5.41%) Validation
7 2 (5.41%) Integration Acceptance Testing
7 2 (5.41%) Statistical Analysis
7 2 (5.41%) eTOM
7 2 (5.41%) ITIL
7 2 (5.41%) Project Management
8 1 (2.70%) Data Analysis
8 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.70%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) Perl
2 1 (2.70%) Python
2 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) HNC
2 1 (2.70%) HND
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Netcool
2 2 (5.41%) OpenView
2 2 (5.41%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (51.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 18 (48.65%) Mapinfo
3 11 (29.73%) Oracle
4 9 (24.32%) Nokia
4 9 (24.32%) Red Hat
5 7 (18.92%) Ericsson
6 5 (13.51%) Huawei
7 3 (8.11%) Nortel
7 3 (8.11%) IBM
7 3 (8.11%) Business Objects
7 3 (8.11%) Greenplum
7 3 (8.11%) Agilent
8 2 (5.41%) HP
8 2 (5.41%) BMC
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