The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for NGN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NGN over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Next Generation Network (NGN)
UK / England
Rank 579 588 598
Rank change year-on-year +9 +10  
Contract jobs citing NGN 4 29 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.010% 0.059% 0.010%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.065% 0.40% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 14 2
Median daily rate £400 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +2.27%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £438 £440
% change year-on-year -8.57% -0.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £85.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

NGN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6131 7199 7161
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.67% 14.73% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3788 4350 3957
Median daily rate £405 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.19% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 306 402
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.88 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing NGN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for NGN in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing NGN in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for NGN in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NGN in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for NGN in England

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Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NGN within the England region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +19 3 - - 2
East Midlands -3 1 £400 - 1
NGN
UK

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NGN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for NGN.

1 7 (53.85%) Data Centre
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) Avaya
3 4 (30.77%) Python
4 3 (23.08%) C
4 3 (23.08%) Nortel
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (23.08%) Juniper
4 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
4 3 (23.08%) Migration
4 3 (23.08%) Line Management
4 3 (23.08%) Unified Communications
4 3 (23.08%) Analytics
5 2 (15.38%) ZeroMQ
5 2 (15.38%) DevOps
5 2 (15.38%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (15.38%) Pandas
5 2 (15.38%) Tableau
5 2 (15.38%) Data Quality
5 2 (15.38%) vCloud
5 2 (15.38%) OpenStack
5 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
5 2 (15.38%) F5
5 2 (15.38%) PABX
5 2 (15.38%) CouchDB
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (15.38%) Skype for Business
5 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
5 2 (15.38%) Mentoring

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) OpenStack
1 2 (15.38%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Unified Communications
2 2 (15.38%) Broadband
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (15.38%) Firewall
2 2 (15.38%) ISDN
2 2 (15.38%) LAN
2 2 (15.38%) PABX
2 2 (15.38%) PBX
2 2 (15.38%) PSTN
2 2 (15.38%) Software-Defined Networking
2 2 (15.38%) TACACS
2 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 2 (15.38%) VoIP
2 2 (15.38%) VXLAN
2 2 (15.38%) WAN
2 2 (15.38%) Wireless
2 2 (15.38%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) CouchDB
General
1 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Data Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Data Network Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Network Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Network Security Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Security Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) C++ Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Specialist
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco VoIP Specialist
3 2 (15.38%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Linux Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Mitel Specialist
3 2 (15.38%) Network Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Report Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Senior C++ Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Network Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Telecoms Specialist
3 2 (15.38%) VoIP Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
1 2 (15.38%) FIX Protocol
1 2 (15.38%) Pandas
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
1 2 (15.38%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Handset
2 2 (15.38%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Analytics
1 3 (23.08%) Line Management
1 3 (23.08%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) DevOps
2 2 (15.38%) Electronic Trading
2 2 (15.38%) Fault Management
2 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
2 2 (15.38%) Network Packet Capture
2 2 (15.38%) Service Design
3 1 (7.69%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Python
2 3 (23.08%) C
3 2 (15.38%) C++
3 2 (15.38%) Perl
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (15.38%) CCNP
2 2 (15.38%) CCSA
2 2 (15.38%) CCSE
3 1 (7.69%) CCDA
3 1 (7.69%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) vCloud
1 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Avaya
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco
2 3 (23.08%) Juniper
2 3 (23.08%) Nortel
3 2 (15.38%) Blue Coat
3 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
3 2 (15.38%) Citrix
3 2 (15.38%) Computacenter
3 2 (15.38%) F5
3 2 (15.38%) Google
3 2 (15.38%) Mitel
3 2 (15.38%) Nokia
3 2 (15.38%) Palo Alto
3 2 (15.38%) Siemens
3 2 (15.38%) Tableau
3 2 (15.38%) VMware
4 1 (7.69%) Huawei
4 1 (7.69%) Splunk
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