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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Nokia Solutions and Networks NetAct
Rank 590 568 541
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -27
Contract jobs citing NSN NetAct 17 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.027% 0.017%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.40% 0.35% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
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£255 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £263 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%
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
4235 4040 3416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.82% 7.67% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2646 2386 1935
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 148 179
Average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%

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 13 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 May 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 -19 17 £255 -2.85%
South East -12 10 £250 -
Berkshire - 10 £250 -
Slough - 3 £250 -
East of England - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Huntingdon - 2 - -
Newbury - 2 - -
Reading - 2 - -
South West +10 1 - -
Bristol 0 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
North West - 1 £260 -

NSN NetAct
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 45 (62.50%) 3G
2 44 (61.11%) 2G
3 42 (58.33%) Telecoms
4 38 (52.78%) LTE
5 34 (47.22%) Radio Access Network
6 32 (44.44%) Ericsson
7 30 (41.67%) Nokia
8 26 (36.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 25 (34.72%) Oracle
10 21 (29.17%) Network Planning
11 20 (27.78%) SQL
12 18 (25.00%) 4G
13 16 (22.22%) GSM
14 15 (20.83%) Perl
15 14 (19.44%) Actix
16 13 (18.06%) Oracle Cash Management
16 13 (18.06%) Nortel
17 12 (16.67%) Huawei
17 12 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
18 11 (15.28%) Amdocs
19 9 (12.50%) Cramer
19 9 (12.50%) Red Hat
19 9 (12.50%) C
19 9 (12.50%) Linux
19 9 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 7 (9.72%) Minerva
20 7 (9.72%) NEC
20 7 (9.72%) Electronics
20 7 (9.72%) ETL
20 7 (9.72%) UMTS

NSN NetAct
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (6.94%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.78%) MS Office
3 1 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (18.06%) Oracle Cash Management
2 7 (9.72%) Minerva
Communications & Networking
1 45 (62.50%) 3G
2 44 (61.11%) 2G
3 38 (52.78%) LTE
4 34 (47.22%) Radio Access Network
5 18 (25.00%) 4G
6 16 (22.22%) GSM
7 7 (9.72%) UMTS
8 4 (5.56%) GPRS
9 3 (4.17%) RNC
10 2 (2.78%) ATM
10 2 (2.78%) Ethernet
10 2 (2.78%) Internet
11 1 (1.39%) HSPA
11 1 (1.39%) VoLTE
11 1 (1.39%) Wireshark
11 1 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.94%) MS Access
2 4 (5.56%) Relational Database
General
1 42 (58.33%) Telecoms
2 7 (9.72%) Electronics
3 2 (2.78%) Back Office
3 2 (2.78%) German Language
Job Titles
1 14 (19.44%) Radio Engineer
1 14 (19.44%) RAN Engineer
2 11 (15.28%) RAN Configuration Engineer
2 11 (15.28%) Configuration Engineer
3 8 (11.11%) Customer Engineer
3 8 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 8 (11.11%) Customer Support Engineer
4 6 (8.33%) Design Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) Network Manager
5 4 (5.56%) OSS Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Technical Manager
7 2 (2.78%) Architect
7 2 (2.78%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) Test Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) Operations Manager
7 2 (2.78%) OSS Architect
7 2 (2.78%) Databuild Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) Back Office Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) Transmission Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) Network Operations Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.39%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.50%) Linux
1 9 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (29.17%) Network Planning
2 12 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 7 (9.72%) ETL
4 6 (8.33%) Network Design
5 3 (4.17%) Performance Management
5 3 (4.17%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.78%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.78%) Project Management
6 2 (2.78%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.78%) Service Management
6 2 (2.78%) Network Management
7 1 (1.39%) Change Control
7 1 (1.39%) Network Architecture
7 1 (1.39%) Capacity Management
7 1 (1.39%) Fault Management
7 1 (1.39%) Quality Management
7 1 (1.39%) Change Management
7 1 (1.39%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (27.78%) SQL
2 15 (20.83%) Perl
3 9 (12.50%) C
4 1 (1.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (9.72%) HNC
1 7 (9.72%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) NDS
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) Netcool
2 1 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.39%) HP NNM
2 1 (1.39%) OpenView
Vendors
1 32 (44.44%) Ericsson
2 30 (41.67%) Nokia
3 26 (36.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 25 (34.72%) Oracle
5 14 (19.44%) Actix
6 13 (18.06%) Nortel
7 12 (16.67%) Huawei
8 11 (15.28%) Amdocs
9 9 (12.50%) Cramer
9 9 (12.50%) Red Hat
10 7 (9.72%) NEC
11 4 (5.56%) Business Objects
12 2 (2.78%) HP
12 2 (2.78%) Microsoft
12 2 (2.78%) Mapinfo
13 1 (1.39%) SevOne
13 1 (1.39%) Remedy
13 1 (1.39%) NetCracker
13 1 (1.39%) IBM