The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 30 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.

Next Generation Network (NGN)
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 595 612 620
Rank change year-on-year +17 +8  
Contract jobs citing NGN 5 28 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.052% 0.009%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.076% 0.35% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 2
Median daily rate £400 £450 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +10.42%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £408
% change year-on-year -5.88% +4.29%  
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 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 6563 7989 7930
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.41% 14.76% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4035 4785 4336
Median daily rate £400 £383 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +5.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 338 438
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 £46.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NGN in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NGN in the UK

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Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NGN within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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
England +26 5 £400 -11.11% 5
London +27 3 - - 2
City of London +12 2 - -
Nottinghamshire +10 2 £400 - 1
Nottingham +4 2 £400 - 1
East Midlands -5 2 £400 - 1

For the 6 months to 30 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 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%) Analytics
4 3 (23.08%) Line Management
4 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
4 3 (23.08%) Unified Communications
4 3 (23.08%) Software-Defined Networking
4 3 (23.08%) VXLAN
4 3 (23.08%) Service Design
4 3 (23.08%) C
4 3 (23.08%) Juniper
4 3 (23.08%) Nortel
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (23.08%) Firewall
4 3 (23.08%) Migration
4 3 (23.08%) Computacenter
4 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
4 3 (23.08%) Fault Management
5 2 (15.38%) CouchDB
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (15.38%) Electronic Trading
5 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
5 2 (15.38%) Google
5 2 (15.38%) Handset
5 2 (15.38%) VMware

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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:

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%) Firewall
1 3 (23.08%) Software-Defined Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Unified Communications
1 3 (23.08%) VXLAN
2 2 (15.38%) Broadband
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
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%) TACACS
2 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 2 (15.38%) VoIP
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 2 (15.38%) Banking
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Network Security Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Security Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Data Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Data Network Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Network Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Avaya Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) C++ Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco VoIP Specialist
4 2 (15.38%) Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Linux Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Mitel Specialist
4 2 (15.38%) Network Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Report Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Network Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Telecoms Specialist
4 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%) Fault Management
1 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
1 3 (23.08%) Line Management
1 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
1 3 (23.08%) Migration
1 3 (23.08%) Service Design
2 2 (15.38%) DevOps
2 2 (15.38%) Electronic Trading
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Network Packet Capture
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%) Computacenter
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%) 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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