Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 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.

Next Generation Network (NGN)
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 853 886 877
Rank change year-on-year +33 -9 -31
Contract jobs citing NGN 22 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.010% 0.013%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.16% 0.061% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 7
UK median daily rate £400 £625 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.00% +38.89% +28.57%
10th Percentile £219 £333 £300
90th Percentile £875 £984 £1,375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £800 £388
% change year-on-year -50.00% +106.45% -13.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

NGN 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 13924 16275 15970
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.73% 15.52% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8473 9837 9234
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £214 £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 731 831 1028
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +15.85% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.50 £48.00 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -24.00% +21.95% +2.50%

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Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NGN over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 7 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 6 months to 19 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
England +31 19 £400 -36.00% 1
UK excluding London +29 11 £400 -50.00%
London -22 8 - - 1
East of England - 5 £850 -
North of England +58 3 £238 -72.86%
North West +24 3 £238 -72.86%
South East +7 3 £385 -28.37%

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 14 (63.64%) OSPF
2 12 (54.55%) Firewall
3 11 (50.00%) Information Security
3 11 (50.00%) BGP
3 11 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 11 (50.00%) MPLS
3 11 (50.00%) WAN
3 11 (50.00%) Cisco
3 11 (50.00%) Network Security
4 10 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (36.36%) Service Management
5 8 (36.36%) Service Delivery
5 8 (36.36%) EIGRP
5 8 (36.36%) TACACS
5 8 (36.36%) VRRP
5 8 (36.36%) LAN
5 8 (36.36%) WLAN
5 8 (36.36%) HP
5 8 (36.36%) IPv6
5 8 (36.36%) SNMP
5 8 (36.36%) SAP
5 8 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (36.36%) Practice Management
5 8 (36.36%) Law
5 8 (36.36%) Supplier Management
5 8 (36.36%) Supply Chain Management
5 8 (36.36%) Riverbed
5 8 (36.36%) SolarWinds
5 8 (36.36%) Network Architecture
5 8 (36.36%) Capacity Planning

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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:

Communications & Networking
1 14 (63.64%) OSPF
2 12 (54.55%) Firewall
3 11 (50.00%) BGP
3 11 (50.00%) MPLS
3 11 (50.00%) Network Security
3 11 (50.00%) WAN
4 8 (36.36%) EIGRP
4 8 (36.36%) HSRP
4 8 (36.36%) IPv6
4 8 (36.36%) LAN
4 8 (36.36%) SNMP
4 8 (36.36%) Spanning Tree
4 8 (36.36%) TACACS
4 8 (36.36%) VRRP
4 8 (36.36%) WLAN
5 3 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (13.64%) Junos
5 3 (13.64%) OpenVPN
5 3 (13.64%) Quagga
5 3 (13.64%) VLAN
General
1 8 (36.36%) Law
2 7 (31.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Network Engineer
2 8 (36.36%) Network Manager
3 4 (18.18%) Head of Development
3 4 (18.18%) Head of Software Development
3 4 (18.18%) IP Network Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Agile Coach
4 3 (13.64%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Core Network Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) IP Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Brocade Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Data Centre Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) LTE Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Core Network Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Design Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Network Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Network Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Telecoms Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Virtual Team
2 5 (22.73%) Data Centre
3 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
3 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
1 3 (13.64%) Unix
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
1 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Information Security
2 8 (36.36%) Capacity Planning
2 8 (36.36%) Low Latency
2 8 (36.36%) Network Architecture
2 8 (36.36%) Network Management
2 8 (36.36%) Practice Management
2 8 (36.36%) Regulatory Compliance
2 8 (36.36%) Service Delivery
2 8 (36.36%) Service Management
2 8 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (36.36%) Supplier Management
2 8 (36.36%) Supply Chain Management
3 6 (27.27%) Change Management
4 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (18.18%) Domain Models
4 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
4 4 (18.18%) Scrum
4 4 (18.18%) Use Case
5 3 (13.64%) IT Strategy
5 3 (13.64%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) Bash Shell
1 3 (13.64%) C-shell
1 3 (13.64%) Korn
1 3 (13.64%) Perl
1 3 (13.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (9.09%) CCNA
2 2 (9.09%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) Data Quality
2 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Hyper-V
1 3 (13.64%) NFS
1 3 (13.64%) Openswan
1 3 (13.64%) pfSense
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 11 (50.00%) Cisco
2 8 (36.36%) HP
2 8 (36.36%) Riverbed
2 8 (36.36%) SAP
2 8 (36.36%) SolarWinds
3 5 (22.73%) Brocade
3 5 (22.73%) F5
3 5 (22.73%) Fortinet
3 5 (22.73%) Juniper
4 3 (13.64%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 3 (13.64%) Arista
4 3 (13.64%) Citrix
4 3 (13.64%) Extreme Networks
4 3 (13.64%) Palo Alto
4 3 (13.64%) SonicWALL
4 3 (13.64%) Vyatta
5 2 (9.09%) Redback