Period
to 17 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Actix products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Actix over the 6 months to 17 November 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Actix Ltd.

Actix
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 873 891 891
Rank change year-on-year +18 0 -3
Contract jobs citing Actix 5 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.003% 0.002%
As % of the Vendors category 0.011% 0.006% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median daily rate £388 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Actix is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 43891 48012 49887
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.69% 45.31% 43.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 27261 29317 29425
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £238 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1471 1723 2124
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.14 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.25 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.69% +6.03%

Actix
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Actix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Actix in the UK

Actix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Actix in the UK

Actix
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Actix within the UK over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
UK excluding London +33 5 £388 -
England +20 5 £388 -
South East - 3 - -
South West +3 2 £388 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Actix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Actix.

1 5 (100.00%) GSM
1 5 (100.00%) WCDMA
1 5 (100.00%) Huawei
1 5 (100.00%) LTE
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Management
2 3 (60.00%) Mapinfo
2 3 (60.00%) Network Planning
3 2 (40.00%) 3G
3 2 (40.00%) Nokia
3 2 (40.00%) Wireshark
3 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (40.00%) 2G
3 2 (40.00%) HSPA
3 2 (40.00%) 4G
3 2 (40.00%) High Availability
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (20.00%) Benchmarking

Actix
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) GSM
1 5 (100.00%) LTE
1 5 (100.00%) WCDMA
2 2 (40.00%) 2G
2 2 (40.00%) 3G
2 2 (40.00%) 4G
2 2 (40.00%) HSPA
2 2 (40.00%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (40.00%) Wireshark
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Optimisation Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Radio Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Designer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Designer
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms Designer
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Network Planning
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) High Availability
3 1 (20.00%) Benchmarking
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Huawei
2 3 (60.00%) Mapinfo
3 2 (40.00%) Nokia