The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Nokia Networks products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Nokia Networks over the 3 months to 27 June 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 Nokia Networks (formerly Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN), Nokia Siemens Networks).

Nokia Networks
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 598 629 596
Rank change year-on-year +31 -33  
Contract jobs citing Nokia Networks 12 25 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.046% 0.083%
As % of the Vendors category 0.058% 0.10% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 7
Median daily rate £450 £374 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.40% +15.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £374 £323
% change year-on-year +20.40% +15.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Nokia Networks is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20658 24248 24553
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.84% 44.91% 44.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12524 14933 14366
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £572 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 715 832 1088
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.45 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.06% +7.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.92 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.32% +13.05%  

Nokia Networks
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Nokia Networks as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Nokia Networks in the UK

Nokia Networks
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Nokia Networks in the UK

Nokia Networks
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Nokia Networks in the UK

Nokia Networks
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 Nokia Networks within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 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 +9 12 £450 +20.40%
Berkshire +20 10 £450 +100.00%
South East +10 10 £450 +100.00%
Reading +20 3 £450 -
East of England - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Nokia Networks 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 Nokia Networks.

1 17 (73.91%) Nokia
2 16 (69.57%) 3G
2 16 (69.57%) 4G
3 12 (52.17%) LTE
4 11 (47.83%) Telecoms
5 10 (43.48%) Degree
6 7 (30.43%) 2G
6 7 (30.43%) Diameter Protocol
7 6 (26.09%) Radio Access Network
7 6 (26.09%) VoLTE
7 6 (26.09%) Project Management
8 5 (21.74%) Megaco
8 5 (21.74%) ISUP
8 5 (21.74%) Ericsson
8 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
8 5 (21.74%) SLA
8 5 (21.74%) Change Management
8 5 (21.74%) Back Office
8 5 (21.74%) MGW
9 4 (17.39%) Integration Testing
9 4 (17.39%) Workflow
9 4 (17.39%) Validation
9 4 (17.39%) GSM
9 4 (17.39%) HNC
9 4 (17.39%) HND
9 4 (17.39%) Unix
9 4 (17.39%) Linux
9 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
9 4 (17.39%) UTRAN
9 4 (17.39%) Capacity Management

Nokia Networks
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 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (69.57%) 3G
1 16 (69.57%) 4G
2 12 (52.17%) LTE
3 7 (30.43%) 2G
3 7 (30.43%) Diameter Protocol
4 6 (26.09%) Radio Access Network
4 6 (26.09%) VoLTE
5 5 (21.74%) ISUP
5 5 (21.74%) Megaco
5 5 (21.74%) MGW
6 4 (17.39%) GSM
6 4 (17.39%) UTRAN
7 3 (13.04%) 3GPP
8 2 (8.70%) GPRS
8 2 (8.70%) HSPA
8 2 (8.70%) INAP
8 2 (8.70%) LDAP
8 2 (8.70%) SIGTRAN
8 2 (8.70%) SMS
8 2 (8.70%) Wireless
General
1 11 (47.83%) Telecoms
2 5 (21.74%) Back Office
3 3 (13.04%) Finance
4 1 (4.35%) French Language
4 1 (4.35%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Operations Support Engineer
1 4 (17.39%) Support Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Integration Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
2 3 (13.04%) RAN Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Test Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) 4G Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Build Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Databuild Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Design Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Linux Support
3 2 (8.70%) Linux Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Mobile Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Optimisation Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Radio Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) VoLTE Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Data Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Site Acquisition Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Site Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) SOAP
1 2 (8.70%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) PMI
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Linux
1 4 (17.39%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Project Management
2 5 (21.74%) Change Management
2 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
3 4 (17.39%) Capacity Management
3 4 (17.39%) High Availability
3 4 (17.39%) Integration Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
3 4 (17.39%) Validation
3 4 (17.39%) Workflow
4 3 (13.04%) CRM
4 3 (13.04%) Network Architecture
4 3 (13.04%) Programme Management
4 3 (13.04%) Risk Management
4 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.70%) Network Planning
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
5 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
6 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.35%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (4.35%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) Degree
2 4 (17.39%) HNC
2 4 (17.39%) HND
3 3 (13.04%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) SLA
2 3 (13.04%) QA
3 1 (4.35%) PMO
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (13.04%) MOM
Vendors
1 17 (73.91%) Nokia
2 5 (21.74%) Ericsson
3 3 (13.04%) Cisco
3 3 (13.04%) Huawei
3 3 (13.04%) Mapinfo
4 2 (8.70%) Remedy
4 2 (8.70%) Samsung
5 1 (4.35%) Actix