Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Symposium skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Symposium 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.

Nortel Networks Symposium
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 870 882 885
Rank change year-on-year +12 +3 +9
Contract jobs citing Symposium 9 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.006% 0.001%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.064% 0.037% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 0
UK median daily rate £348 £513 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.20% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £513 -
% change year-on-year -44.39% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Symposium 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%

Symposium
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Symposium in the UK

Symposium
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Symposium in the UK

Symposium
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Symposium in the UK

Symposium
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Symposium 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
England +32 9 £348 -32.20%
London - 5 £375 -
UK excluding London +35 4 £285 -44.39%
South East - 4 £285 -

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Symposium 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 Symposium.

1 9 (100.00%) WAN
1 9 (100.00%) Avaya
2 6 (66.67%) LAN
3 5 (55.56%) PBX
3 5 (55.56%) CheckPoint
3 5 (55.56%) MPLS
3 5 (55.56%) Configuration Management
3 5 (55.56%) FTP
3 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
3 5 (55.56%) Cisco
3 5 (55.56%) Firewall
3 5 (55.56%) Telecoms
3 5 (55.56%) Billing
3 5 (55.56%) VLAN
4 4 (44.44%) Wireshark
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (44.44%) Migration
4 4 (44.44%) BT
4 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 4 (44.44%) Nortel
4 4 (44.44%) VPN
4 4 (44.44%) DNS
4 4 (44.44%) SNMP
4 4 (44.44%) VoIP
4 4 (44.44%) DHCP
4 4 (44.44%) ITIL
4 4 (44.44%) Windows
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (44.44%) CRM
4 4 (44.44%) Client/Server

Symposium
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 3 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 4 (44.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) WAN
2 6 (66.67%) LAN
3 5 (55.56%) Firewall
3 5 (55.56%) FTP
3 5 (55.56%) MPLS
3 5 (55.56%) PBX
3 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
3 5 (55.56%) VLAN
4 4 (44.44%) DHCP
4 4 (44.44%) DNS
4 4 (44.44%) PABX
4 4 (44.44%) SNMP
4 4 (44.44%) VoIP
4 4 (44.44%) VPN
4 4 (44.44%) Wireshark
5 3 (33.33%) MRTG
6 2 (22.22%) Network Security
General
1 5 (55.56%) Billing
1 5 (55.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Avaya Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Operations Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Operations Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Security Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Network Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) PBX Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Security Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Client/Server
2 1 (11.11%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Configuration Management
2 4 (44.44%) CRM
2 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Security Operations
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Avaya
2 5 (55.56%) CheckPoint
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco
3 4 (44.44%) BT
3 4 (44.44%) Nortel
3 4 (44.44%) SolarWinds
4 3 (33.33%) Qualys