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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Nokia Solutions and Networks NetAct
Rank 554 535 544
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +9
Contract jobs citing NSN NetAct 18 31 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.061% 0.081%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.45% 0.83% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 3
Average daily rate
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£269 £165 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.87% -41.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £150 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £232 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £269 £170 £280
% change year-on-year
+58.08% -39.28%
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
3986 3750 3816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.51% 7.37% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2344 2109 1925
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 171 182
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.70 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £41.13 £36.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% +17.14%

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 4 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 22 July 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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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 -19 14 £263 +59.09% 1
Reading - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 1
South East - - - - 1

NSN NetAct
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 22 (64.71%) 3G
2 18 (52.94%) Radio Access Network
3 17 (50.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 17 (50.00%) 2G
4 16 (47.06%) LTE
5 15 (44.12%) Mapinfo
6 12 (35.29%) Telecoms
7 11 (32.35%) Nokia
8 10 (29.41%) Oracle
8 10 (29.41%) Linux
9 9 (26.47%) Red Hat
9 9 (26.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (26.47%) Relational Database
10 7 (20.59%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (20.59%) Network Planning
11 6 (17.65%) SS7
11 6 (17.65%) Ericsson
12 5 (14.71%) Configuration Management
12 5 (14.71%) Huawei
12 5 (14.71%) Performance Management
13 4 (11.76%) Fault Management
13 4 (11.76%) 3GPP
14 3 (8.82%) UMTS
14 3 (8.82%) Siemens
14 3 (8.82%) UNIX
14 3 (8.82%) ATM
14 3 (8.82%) GPRS
14 3 (8.82%) GSM
14 3 (8.82%) Nortel
14 3 (8.82%) ISUP

NSN NetAct
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Metrica
Communications & Networking
1 22 (64.71%) 3G
2 18 (52.94%) Radio Access Network
3 17 (50.00%) 2G
4 16 (47.06%) LTE
5 6 (17.65%) SS7
6 4 (11.76%) 3GPP
7 3 (8.82%) UMTS
7 3 (8.82%) ATM
7 3 (8.82%) GPRS
7 3 (8.82%) GSM
7 3 (8.82%) ISUP
7 3 (8.82%) SCCP
7 3 (8.82%) INAP
7 3 (8.82%) Wireshark
7 3 (8.82%) SIGTRAN
8 2 (5.88%) 4G
8 2 (5.88%) WCDMA
9 1 (2.94%) LDAP
9 1 (2.94%) SNMP
9 1 (2.94%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (26.47%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
General
1 12 (35.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Databuild Engineer
2 12 (35.29%) RAN Engineer
3 7 (20.59%) OSS Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Radio Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Network Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Test Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) Integration Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 1 (2.94%) 3G Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Designer
6 1 (2.94%) Senior RAN Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) OSS Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Databuild Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) XML
Operating Systems
1 10 (29.41%) Linux
2 9 (26.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (8.82%) UNIX
4 1 (2.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) Performance Monitoring
1 7 (20.59%) Network Planning
2 5 (14.71%) Configuration Management
2 5 (14.71%) Performance Management
3 4 (11.76%) Fault Management
4 2 (5.88%) Workflow
4 2 (5.88%) Integration Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.94%) Network Design
5 1 (2.94%) Data Analysis
5 1 (2.94%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) SQL
1 2 (5.88%) Perl
2 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
2 1 (2.94%) Python
2 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) CCNP
1 1 (2.94%) CCNA
1 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.94%) JNCIS
Vendors
1 17 (50.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 15 (44.12%) Mapinfo
3 11 (32.35%) Nokia
4 10 (29.41%) Oracle
5 9 (26.47%) Red Hat
6 6 (17.65%) Ericsson
7 5 (14.71%) Huawei
8 3 (8.82%) Siemens
8 3 (8.82%) Nortel
8 3 (8.82%) Agilent
9 1 (2.94%) Cisco
9 1 (2.94%) IBM
9 1 (2.94%) Sun
9 1 (2.94%) SGI
9 1 (2.94%) Greenplum