The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of NEC products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NEC over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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 the NEC Corporation.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
NEC
Rank 536 510 493
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -17
Contract jobs citing NEC 20 39 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.042% 0.084% 0.034%
As % of the Vendors category 0.092% 0.19% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 3
Average daily rate
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£320 £345 £530
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% -34.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £240 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £520 £586
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £530
% change year-on-year
- -39.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 1
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -47.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
- -30.15%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
21762 21066 19053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.59% 45.58% 46.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 12678 11763 10302
Average daily rate £400 £390 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 892 934 1172
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.36 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

NEC
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NEC across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

NEC Jobs Demand Trend in England

NEC
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NEC across the England region.

NEC Daily Rate Trend in England

NEC
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NEC across the England region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

NEC Daily Rate Histogram in England

NEC
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NEC across the England region.

NEC Hourly Rate Trend in England

NEC
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NEC within the England region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -21 6 - - 1
North West -19 4 £400 -
London -1 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £320 - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
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NEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing NEC also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited NEC.

1 35 (71.43%) Ericsson
2 23 (46.94%) Nokia
3 22 (44.90%) Telecoms
4 18 (36.73%) Back Office
5 17 (34.69%) Huawei
6 16 (32.65%) ETL
7 13 (26.53%) Ethernet
8 12 (24.49%) Minerva
8 12 (24.49%) NSN NetAct
9 6 (12.24%) 3G
9 6 (12.24%) 2G
10 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
10 5 (10.20%) Project Management
11 4 (8.16%) Nortel
12 3 (6.12%) Service Management
12 3 (6.12%) SLA
12 3 (6.12%) Apple
12 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
12 3 (6.12%) SAP
12 3 (6.12%) MS Project
12 3 (6.12%) LTE
13 2 (4.08%) VSAT
13 2 (4.08%) OpenLDAP
13 2 (4.08%) SAP Business One
13 2 (4.08%) Budget Control
13 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
13 2 (4.08%) Kerio
13 2 (4.08%) Kerio MailServer
13 2 (4.08%) Apple iOS
13 2 (4.08%) 4G

NEC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing NEC also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited NEC. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Project
1 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.08%) MS Office
3 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (24.49%) Minerva
2 2 (4.08%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.53%) Ethernet
2 6 (12.24%) 3G
2 6 (12.24%) 2G
3 3 (6.12%) LTE
4 2 (4.08%) VSAT
4 2 (4.08%) OpenLDAP
4 2 (4.08%) 4G
4 2 (4.08%) RNC
4 2 (4.08%) Firewall
4 2 (4.08%) FTP
4 2 (4.08%) DNS
4 2 (4.08%) SAN
4 2 (4.08%) Internet
4 2 (4.08%) LDAP
4 2 (4.08%) GSM
4 2 (4.08%) UMTS
4 2 (4.08%) DHCP
5 1 (2.04%) ATM
5 1 (2.04%) Radio Access Network
General
1 22 (44.90%) Telecoms
2 18 (36.73%) Back Office
3 1 (2.04%) Finance
3 1 (2.04%) Law
Job Titles
1 25 (51.02%) Transmission Engineer
2 15 (30.61%) Back Office Engineer
3 4 (8.16%) Field Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Project Planner
5 2 (4.08%) IT Manager
5 2 (4.08%) Microwave Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Installations Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (4.08%) Commissioning Engineer
6 1 (2.04%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (2.04%) Portfolio Manager
6 1 (2.04%) Buyer
6 1 (2.04%) Senior Buyer
6 1 (2.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.04%) Configuration Engineer
6 1 (2.04%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.08%) Streaming Video
1 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.04%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) Windows
1 2 (4.08%) Linux
1 2 (4.08%) Windows XP
1 2 (4.08%) Mac OS X
1 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (4.08%) Mac OS X Server
1 2 (4.08%) Android
1 2 (4.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.65%) ETL
2 5 (10.20%) Project Management
3 3 (6.12%) Service Management
4 2 (4.08%) Budget Control
4 2 (4.08%) Software Licensing
5 1 (2.04%) Earned Value Management
5 1 (2.04%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.04%) Process Management
5 1 (2.04%) Critical Path Analysis
5 1 (2.04%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.04%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.04%) HNC
1 1 (2.04%) HND
1 1 (2.04%) Degree
1 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) SLA
2 2 (4.08%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Kerio MailServer
Systems Management
1 12 (24.49%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (4.08%) Nagios
Vendors
1 35 (71.43%) Ericsson
2 23 (46.94%) Nokia
3 17 (34.69%) Huawei
4 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
5 4 (8.16%) Nortel
6 3 (6.12%) SAP
6 3 (6.12%) Apple
7 2 (4.08%) HP
7 2 (4.08%) SonicWALL
7 2 (4.08%) ProCurve
7 2 (4.08%) Infor
7 2 (4.08%) Kerio
7 2 (4.08%) Mitel
8 1 (2.04%) Primavera
8 1 (2.04%) BT