The table below looks at the statistics for Symposium skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Symposium over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Nortel Networks Symposium
Rank 574 565 535
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -30
Contract jobs citing Symposium 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.002% 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.026% 0.015% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
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Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7686 6595 7037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.65% 13.12% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4152 3354 3398
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 378 605
Average hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -14.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

Symposium
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Symposium within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Symposium Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Symposium
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Symposium within the UK.

Symposium Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Symposium
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Symposium within the UK.

Symposium Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Symposium
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 Symposium within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 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 -17 2 - -
London - 2 - -
West Midlands - - - -
Birmingham - - - -

Symposium
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Symposium 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 Symposium.

1 7 (100.00%) LAN
1 7 (100.00%) WAN
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) CCNP
2 4 (57.14%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (57.14%) Wireless
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (57.14%) VPN
2 4 (57.14%) WLAN
2 4 (57.14%) Nortel
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (57.14%) Avaya
2 4 (57.14%) MPLS
2 4 (57.14%) OSPF
2 4 (57.14%) BGP
2 4 (57.14%) EIGRP
2 4 (57.14%) IGRP
3 3 (42.86%) Verint
3 3 (42.86%) BT
3 3 (42.86%) CCNA
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
4 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 1 (14.29%) Change Management
5 1 (14.29%) Security Management
5 1 (14.29%) SLA
5 1 (14.29%) Life Science

Symposium
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Symposium 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 Symposium. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) WAN
1 7 (100.00%) LAN
2 4 (57.14%) WLAN
2 4 (57.14%) VPN
2 4 (57.14%) MPLS
2 4 (57.14%) OSPF
2 4 (57.14%) BGP
2 4 (57.14%) EIGRP
2 4 (57.14%) IGRP
2 4 (57.14%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (57.14%) Wireless
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco Nexus
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Support Technician
1 3 (42.86%) Network Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Network Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support Technician
3 1 (14.29%) Network Technician
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
1 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) CCNP
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) CCNA
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) Nortel
2 4 (57.14%) Avaya
3 3 (42.86%) BT
3 3 (42.86%) Verint