The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cramer products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cramer over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 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 Cramer Systems.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cramer
Rank 578 565 540
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -25
Contract jobs citing Cramer 24 18 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.034% 0.085%
As % of the Vendors category 0.092% 0.072% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 9
Average daily rate
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£358 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £225 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £350 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £318
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Average hourly rate - £9.25 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £9.25 £9.50
% change year-on-year
- -2.63%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
26125 25038 26975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.21% 46.89% 46.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14683 13889 13716
Average daily rate £385 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1123 1119 1353
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.73% +1.57%

Cramer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cramer within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Cramer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cramer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cramer within the UK.

Cramer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Cramer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cramer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

Cramer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cramer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Cramer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Cramer
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cramer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 2014. 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
England -5 22 £385 +54.00%
South East -7 9 £385 +48.07%
Berkshire +7 4 - -
Reading +7 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Amersham - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - - - -

Cramer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Cramer 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 Cramer.

1 19 (59.38%) Telecoms
2 14 (43.75%) SDH
3 12 (37.50%) Ethernet
4 11 (34.38%) ATM
5 10 (31.25%) 3G
5 10 (31.25%) 2G
6 9 (28.13%) GSM
7 8 (25.00%) LTE
8 7 (21.88%) Network Management
8 7 (21.88%) Remedy
9 6 (18.75%) MPLS
9 6 (18.75%) UMTS
9 6 (18.75%) Cisco
9 6 (18.75%) 4G
9 6 (18.75%) Network Planning
10 5 (15.63%) NetCracker
10 5 (15.63%) Oracle
11 4 (12.50%) MS Office
11 4 (12.50%) DWDM
11 4 (12.50%) BMC
11 4 (12.50%) Nortel
11 4 (12.50%) Citrix
11 4 (12.50%) Netcool
11 4 (12.50%) 2.5G
11 4 (12.50%) OPNET
11 4 (12.50%) Migration
11 4 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
11 4 (12.50%) Greenplum
11 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database
12 3 (9.38%) German Language

Cramer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Cramer 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 Cramer. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.13%) Minerva
Communications & Networking
1 14 (43.75%) SDH
2 12 (37.50%) Ethernet
3 11 (34.38%) ATM
4 10 (31.25%) 3G
4 10 (31.25%) 2G
5 9 (28.13%) GSM
6 8 (25.00%) LTE
7 6 (18.75%) 4G
7 6 (18.75%) MPLS
7 6 (18.75%) UMTS
8 4 (12.50%) DWDM
8 4 (12.50%) 2.5G
9 2 (6.25%) Radio Access Network
9 2 (6.25%) Internet
9 2 (6.25%) BGP
9 2 (6.25%) CDMA
9 2 (6.25%) GPRS
10 1 (3.13%) Broadband
10 1 (3.13%) VoIP
10 1 (3.13%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database
General
1 19 (59.38%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.38%) German Language
Job Titles
1 6 (18.75%) Network Engineer
1 6 (18.75%) Transmission Planner
2 4 (12.50%) OSS Architect
2 4 (12.50%) Architect
2 4 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (12.50%) OSS Solutions Architect
3 2 (6.25%) IP Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Circuiting Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Business Analyst
3 2 (6.25%) Analyst
3 2 (6.25%) Provisioning Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Transmission Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Transmission Planning Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Coordinator
4 1 (3.13%) Developer
4 1 (3.13%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Design Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Change Manager
4 1 (3.13%) Network Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) Network Management
2 6 (18.75%) Network Planning
3 4 (12.50%) Migration
4 3 (9.38%) Asset Management
4 3 (9.38%) Network Design
4 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2
4 3 (9.38%) Project Management
5 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.25%) Validation
5 2 (6.25%) SOA
5 2 (6.25%) PRINCE
5 2 (6.25%) ITIL
5 2 (6.25%) TOGAF
5 2 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (6.25%) Business Transformation
5 2 (6.25%) Resource Management
5 2 (6.25%) Use Case
6 1 (3.13%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (3.13%) Network Architecture
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) CCIE
2 2 (6.25%) CCNP
2 2 (6.25%) CCDP
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.25%) PMP
2 2 (6.25%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.13%) CCIP
3 1 (3.13%) CCNA
3 1 (3.13%) CCDE
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) Netcool
1 4 (12.50%) OPNET
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Remedy
2 6 (18.75%) Cisco
3 5 (15.63%) NetCracker
3 5 (15.63%) Oracle
4 4 (12.50%) Greenplum
4 4 (12.50%) BMC
4 4 (12.50%) Nortel
4 4 (12.50%) Citrix
5 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.25%) Ericsson
6 2 (6.25%) Huawei
7 1 (3.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (3.13%) MetaSolv
7 1 (3.13%) BT
7 1 (3.13%) Amdocs
7 1 (3.13%) Juniper
7 1 (3.13%) Alcatel-Lucent