The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for NSN NetAct skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NSN NetAct over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

Nokia Networks NetAct
UK
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 595 644 608
Rank change year-on-year +49 -36  
Contract jobs citing NSN NetAct 5 14 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.025% 0.054%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.11% 0.24% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 1
Median daily rate £388 £275 £123
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.90% +124.48%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £275 £123
% change year-on-year +40.90% +124.48%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

NSN NetAct is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 4692 5726 4732
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.12% 10.24% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3115 3625 2874
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 133 203
Median hourly rate £24.00 £22.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +8.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £48.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year -15.55% +11.46%  

NSN NetAct
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing NSN NetAct as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for NSN NetAct in the UK

NSN NetAct
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NSN NetAct in the UK

NSN NetAct
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NSN NetAct within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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 +46 5 £388 +40.90%
Berkshire +20 2 - -
South East +18 2 - -
Reading +19 1 - -
South West +4 1 £388 -
East of England -5 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £388 -
Essex - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NSN NetAct 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 NSN NetAct.

1 7 (77.78%) Nokia
2 6 (66.67%) LTE
2 6 (66.67%) 4G
2 6 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (55.56%) 2G
3 5 (55.56%) GSM
4 4 (44.44%) 3G
4 4 (44.44%) UTRAN
4 4 (44.44%) Configuration Management
4 4 (44.44%) Ericsson
4 4 (44.44%) Nokia Networks
4 4 (44.44%) Degree
5 3 (33.33%) QA
5 3 (33.33%) Workflow
5 3 (33.33%) SLA
5 3 (33.33%) Oracle
6 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
6 2 (22.22%) Huawei
6 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (11.11%) Tekelec
7 1 (11.11%) Intelligent Network
7 1 (11.11%) Value-Added Service
7 1 (11.11%) Traffica
7 1 (11.11%) MVNO
7 1 (11.11%) SevOne
7 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
7 1 (11.11%) French Language
7 1 (11.11%) Acme Packet
7 1 (11.11%) High Availability
7 1 (11.11%) Performance Management

NSN NetAct
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 1 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (11.11%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) 4G
1 6 (66.67%) LTE
1 6 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (55.56%) 2G
2 5 (55.56%) GSM
3 4 (44.44%) 3G
3 4 (44.44%) UTRAN
4 1 (11.11%) DNS
4 1 (11.11%) GGSN
4 1 (11.11%) HTTP
4 1 (11.11%) Intelligent Network
4 1 (11.11%) Internet
4 1 (11.11%) MVNO
4 1 (11.11%) SGSN
4 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 1 (11.11%) Value-Added Service
4 1 (11.11%) WCDMA
4 1 (11.11%) Wireless
4 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Back Office
2 1 (11.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) RAN Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Build Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Databuild Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) OSS Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Customer Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Customer Service Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Data Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Ericsson Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) LTE Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) NetAct Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Network Design Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Customer Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior OSS Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Android
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Configuration Management
2 3 (33.33%) Workflow
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Data Extraction
3 1 (11.11%) High Availability
3 1 (11.11%) Network Design
3 1 (11.11%) Network Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
1 1 (11.11%) MapBasic
1 1 (11.11%) MATLAB
1 1 (11.11%) Perl
1 1 (11.11%) PHP
1 1 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) HNC
2 1 (11.11%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
1 3 (33.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) OpenView
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Nokia
2 4 (44.44%) Ericsson
2 4 (44.44%) Nokia Networks
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (22.22%) Huawei
5 1 (11.11%) Acme Packet
5 1 (11.11%) Actix
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco
5 1 (11.11%) Greenplum
5 1 (11.11%) HP
5 1 (11.11%) Mapinfo
5 1 (11.11%) NetScout
5 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
5 1 (11.11%) Redknee
5 1 (11.11%) SevOne
5 1 (11.11%) Tekelec