Period
to 14 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Value-Added Service skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Value-Added Service over the 6 months to 14 August 2018 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.

Value-Added Service
UK
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 875 801 885
Rank change year-on-year -74 +84 -30
Contract jobs citing Value-Added Service 13 44 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.046% 0.018%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.095% 0.34% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 1
UK median daily rate £268 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.70% -1.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £259 £280 £363
90th Percentile £285 £396 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate - £375 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Value-Added Service 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 13,755 13,019 16,896
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.44% 13.62% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,429 7,823 10,257
UK median daily rate £425 £407 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +1.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £200 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 770 746 801
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.13 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.58% -23.50% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.53 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.59 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.21% -25.64% +21.95%

Value-Added Service
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Value-Added Service as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Value-Added Service in the UK

Value-Added Service
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Value-Added Service in the UK

Value-Added Service
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Value-Added Service in the UK

Value-Added Service
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 Value-Added Service within the UK over the 6 months to 14 August 2018. 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 -63 13 £268 -27.70% 2
London -18 12 £268 -17.69% 2
South East -47 1 - -
UK excluding London -56 1 - -

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Value-Added Service also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Value-Added Service.

1 8 (61.54%) Telecoms
1 8 (61.54%) Billing
1 8 (61.54%) Huawei
2 5 (38.46%) Network Design
3 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
3 4 (30.77%) Back Office
3 4 (30.77%) Fault Management
3 4 (30.77%) Capacity Management
3 4 (30.77%) Functional Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) VoLTE
4 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.69%) 4G
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
4 1 (7.69%) 3G

Value-Added Service
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 1 (7.69%) 3G
1 1 (7.69%) 4G
1 1 (7.69%) VoLTE
General
1 8 (61.54%) Billing
1 8 (61.54%) Telecoms
2 4 (30.77%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Team Leader
1 5 (38.46%) VAS Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Back Office Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Network Design
2 4 (30.77%) Capacity Management
2 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
2 4 (30.77%) Fault Management
2 4 (30.77%) Functional Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Engineering
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Huawei