The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cramer
Rank 576 500 546
Rank change year-on-year
-76 +46
Contract jobs citing Cramer 11 44 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.092% 0.069%
As % of the Vendors category 0.043% 0.20% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 19 7
Average daily rate £260 £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £285 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £425 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £288 £275
% change year-on-year
-9.56% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £9.50 £9.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £9.50 £9.50
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25818 22455 27837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.86% 47.05% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14474 11940 14191
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1103 1186 1344
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%

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
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 9 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -110 10 £260 -25.71%
Berkshire -16 6 £235 -17.54%
South East -33 6 £235 -18.26%
Reading -5 2 £265 -24.28%
Surrey - - - -
North West - - - -
London - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Newbury - - - -

Cramer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 22 (81.48%) Telecoms
2 16 (59.26%) Ethernet
3 13 (48.15%) SDH
4 9 (33.33%) LTE
5 8 (29.63%) 3G
6 7 (25.93%) 2G
7 6 (22.22%) Huawei
8 5 (18.52%) Siemens
8 5 (18.52%) Cisco
8 5 (18.52%) Network Management
8 5 (18.52%) Capacity Management
9 4 (14.81%) Fault Management
9 4 (14.81%) ATM
9 4 (14.81%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 4 (14.81%) Ericsson
9 4 (14.81%) Netcool
9 4 (14.81%) MPLS
10 3 (11.11%) Network Design
10 3 (11.11%) OSPF
10 3 (11.11%) Remedy
10 3 (11.11%) BGP
10 3 (11.11%) SONET
10 3 (11.11%) DWDM
10 3 (11.11%) Internet
10 3 (11.11%) Broadband
10 3 (11.11%) GSM
10 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
10 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
10 3 (11.11%) German Language
10 3 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring

Cramer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 16 (59.26%) Ethernet
2 13 (48.15%) SDH
3 9 (33.33%) LTE
4 8 (29.63%) 3G
5 7 (25.93%) 2G
6 4 (14.81%) ATM
6 4 (14.81%) MPLS
7 3 (11.11%) OSPF
7 3 (11.11%) BGP
7 3 (11.11%) SONET
7 3 (11.11%) DWDM
7 3 (11.11%) Internet
7 3 (11.11%) Broadband
7 3 (11.11%) GSM
8 2 (7.41%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (7.41%) 4G
8 2 (7.41%) UMTS
8 2 (7.41%) RNC
8 2 (7.41%) VLAN
8 2 (7.41%) 2.5G
General
1 22 (81.48%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.11%) German Language
3 2 (7.41%) Front Office
3 2 (7.41%) Back Office
3 2 (7.41%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Transmission Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Network Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Design Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Provisioning Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Transmission Design Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Designer
5 2 (7.41%) Transmission Planner
5 2 (7.41%) Back Office Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Network Support
5 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (3.70%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Network Designer
6 1 (3.70%) Radio Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) NGOSS
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Network Management
1 5 (18.52%) Capacity Management
2 4 (14.81%) Fault Management
3 3 (11.11%) Network Design
3 3 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (7.41%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (7.41%) Network Planning
4 2 (7.41%) Logistics
4 2 (7.41%) Migration
4 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.41%) Project Management
5 1 (3.70%) Service Management
5 1 (3.70%) eTOM
5 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
1 1 (3.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) CCNA
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.70%) CCNP
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) Netcool
2 1 (3.70%) OpenView
2 1 (3.70%) Ionix
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Huawei
2 5 (18.52%) Siemens
2 5 (18.52%) Cisco
3 4 (14.81%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 4 (14.81%) Ericsson
4 3 (11.11%) Remedy
5 2 (7.41%) Nortel
5 2 (7.41%) Infovista
5 2 (7.41%) BT
6 1 (3.70%) MetaSolv
6 1 (3.70%) Amdocs
6 1 (3.70%) EMC
6 1 (3.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks