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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Nortel Networks Symposium
Rank 632 634 623
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Contract jobs citing Symposium 8 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.002% 0.005%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.094% 0.012% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate £150 £400 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-62.50% +49.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £400 £268
% change year-on-year
-62.50% +49.53%
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 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
8540 8244 7307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.29% 14.79% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5165 4488 3859
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 445 405
Average hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

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 5 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 29 April 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
Belfast - 7 - -
Northern Ireland - 7 - -
County Antrim - 7 - -
Scotland -18 1 £150 -62.50%
Glasgow - 1 £150 -

Symposium
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 8 (100.00%) LAN
1 8 (100.00%) VoIP
1 8 (100.00%) WAN
2 7 (87.50%) Nortel
2 7 (87.50%) Avaya
2 7 (87.50%) SNMP
2 7 (87.50%) BT
2 7 (87.50%) Migration
2 7 (87.50%) Wireshark
3 6 (75.00%) PABX
4 5 (62.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (62.50%) CRM
4 5 (62.50%) MS Visio
4 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 1 (12.50%) SLA
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco
6 1 (12.50%) Windows
6 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 1 (12.50%) Release Management
6 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
6 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
6 1 (12.50%) Verint
6 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow
6 1 (12.50%) ATM
6 1 (12.50%) ISDN
6 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
6 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery

Symposium
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS PowerPoint
1 5 (62.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) LAN
1 8 (100.00%) VoIP
1 8 (100.00%) WAN
2 7 (87.50%) SNMP
2 7 (87.50%) Wireshark
3 6 (75.00%) PABX
4 1 (12.50%) ATM
4 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
4 1 (12.50%) Firewall
4 1 (12.50%) ISDN
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Avaya Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Migration
2 5 (62.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Release Management
3 1 (12.50%) Security Management
3 1 (12.50%) Security Patching
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Avaya
1 7 (87.50%) BT
1 7 (87.50%) Nortel
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow
2 1 (12.50%) Verint