Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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.

FCAPS
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 878 872 882
Rank change year-on-year -6 +10 -
Contract jobs citing FCAPS 1 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.001% 0.015% 0.003%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.007% 0.099% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
UK median daily rate - £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £425 £450
% change year-on-year - -5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

FCAPS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14042 16143 15907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.73% 15.52% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8538 9754 9202
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £215 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 739 823 1028
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.78 £48.30 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.66 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -25.35% +21.95% +2.50%

FCAPS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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
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 6 months to 20 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 +22 1 - -
England +12 1 - -
South East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) IKE
1 1 (100.00%) SNMP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) Remedy
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) VRRP
1 1 (100.00%) IPsec
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) PKI
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (100.00%) LTE

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:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (100.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) 4G
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) HSRP
1 1 (100.00%) IKE
1 1 (100.00%) IPsec
1 1 (100.00%) LTE
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (100.00%) SNMP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
General
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) IP Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Network Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Radio Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) 3PAR
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Infoblox
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (100.00%) Remedy