Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 881 823 894
Rank change year-on-year -58 +71 -34
Contract jobs citing Value-Added Service 10 42 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.042% 0.010%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.073% 0.31% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 0
UK median daily rate £268 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.67% - -
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 13,616 13,536 16,483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.20% 13.63% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,212 8,254 10,048
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £188 £220
90th Percentile £608 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 679 726 838
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.83% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.13 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.30% -23.00% +25.00%

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 17 October 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 -55 10 £268 -28.67% 1
London -4 6 £268 -10.83%
South East -24 4 - -
UK excluding London -47 4 - - 1

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 7 (70.00%) Network Design
2 6 (60.00%) Capacity Management
2 6 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 6 (60.00%) Fault Management
2 6 (60.00%) Back Office
2 6 (60.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Quality Management
3 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (30.00%) PMI
3 3 (30.00%) PMI Certification
3 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (30.00%) Matrix Management
3 3 (30.00%) Dependency Management
3 3 (30.00%) PMO
3 3 (30.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
3 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (30.00%) Project Governance
3 3 (30.00%) Critical Success Factor
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) VoLTE
4 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (10.00%) 4G
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (10.00%) 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 (10.00%) 3G
1 1 (10.00%) 4G
1 1 (10.00%) VoLTE
General
1 6 (60.00%) Back Office
2 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) VAS Engineer
2 6 (60.00%) Back Office Engineer
2 6 (60.00%) Voice Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Network Design
2 6 (60.00%) Capacity Management
2 6 (60.00%) Configuration Management
2 6 (60.00%) Fault Management
2 6 (60.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Critical Success Factor
3 3 (30.00%) Dependency Management
3 3 (30.00%) Matrix Management
3 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (30.00%) Project Governance
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Quality Management
3 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (30.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
4 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) PMI Certification
1 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) PMO