The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for FCAPS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited FCAPS over the 3 months to 29 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.

FCAPS
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 604 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing FCAPS 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.015% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £315 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

FCAPS 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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6545 7942 7919
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.47% 14.76% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4037 4754 4323
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 339 435
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

FCAPS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for FCAPS in the UK

FCAPS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for FCAPS in the UK

FCAPS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for FCAPS in the UK

FCAPS
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FCAPS within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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
Hillingdon - 1 £315 -
England - 1 £315 -
London - 1 £315 -

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing FCAPS 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 FCAPS.

1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Remedy
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco IPT
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco UCCX

FCAPS
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 1 (100.00%) Cisco IPT
1 1 (100.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Telephony Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Remedy