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 22 May 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 Cramer Systems.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cramer
Rank 596 574 502
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -72
Contract jobs citing Cramer 11 8 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.015% 0.100%
As % of the Vendors category 0.045% 0.034% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 26
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£400 £260 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -25.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £260 £319
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £9.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £9.25

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
24357 23653 22103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.97% 44.93% 46.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14074 13450 11763
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £222 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1123 1058 1214
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 2015.

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 10 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 22 May 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
England -22 11 £400 +46.78% 2
Berkshire -1 8 £325 - 1
South East -10 8 £325 - 1
Slough - 5 £250 -
West Midlands -9 1 - -
City of London - 1 £500 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
London - 1 £500 -
Newbury - 1 - - 1

Cramer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 28 (66.67%) 3G
2 27 (64.29%) 2G
3 25 (59.52%) Radio Access Network
4 22 (52.38%) Telecoms
5 18 (42.86%) Ericsson
6 17 (40.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 16 (38.10%) LTE
8 14 (33.33%) ATM
9 13 (30.95%) Amdocs
10 10 (23.81%) Nokia
11 9 (21.43%) C
11 9 (21.43%) NSN NetAct
12 7 (16.67%) SDH
12 7 (16.67%) DNS
13 6 (14.29%) Cisco
13 6 (14.29%) Ethernet
13 6 (14.29%) MPLS
14 5 (11.90%) BGP
14 5 (11.90%) Remedy
14 5 (11.90%) VPN
14 5 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (11.90%) Software Licensing
15 4 (9.52%) 4G
15 4 (9.52%) Degree
15 4 (9.52%) Migration
15 4 (9.52%) CCNP
15 4 (9.52%) CCIP
15 4 (9.52%) CCNA
15 4 (9.52%) Internet
16 3 (7.14%) Back Office

Cramer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.38%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 28 (66.67%) 3G
2 27 (64.29%) 2G
3 25 (59.52%) Radio Access Network
4 16 (38.10%) LTE
5 14 (33.33%) ATM
6 7 (16.67%) SDH
6 7 (16.67%) DNS
7 6 (14.29%) Ethernet
7 6 (14.29%) MPLS
8 5 (11.90%) BGP
8 5 (11.90%) VPN
9 4 (9.52%) 4G
9 4 (9.52%) Internet
10 3 (7.14%) OSPF
11 2 (4.76%) LLU
11 2 (4.76%) xDSL
11 2 (4.76%) RIP
11 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
11 2 (4.76%) UMTS
11 2 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
General
1 22 (52.38%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.14%) Back Office
3 1 (2.38%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) RAN Engineer
2 10 (23.81%) Integration Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Network Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Design Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Transmission Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) OSS Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Architect
4 2 (4.76%) Business Analyst
4 2 (4.76%) Analyst
5 1 (2.38%) Technical Architect
5 1 (2.38%) Software Engineer
5 1 (2.38%) Developer
5 1 (2.38%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (2.38%) Project Manager
5 1 (2.38%) OSS Solutions Architect
5 1 (2.38%) OSS Architect
5 1 (2.38%) Transmission Planning Engineer
5 1 (2.38%) Telecoms Business Analyst
5 1 (2.38%) NOC Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.38%) GIS
1 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.38%) Frameworx
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.90%) Software Licensing
2 4 (9.52%) Migration
3 3 (7.14%) Network Design
4 2 (4.76%) TOGAF
4 2 (4.76%) Network Management
4 2 (4.76%) ITIL
4 2 (4.76%) UML
5 1 (2.38%) TDD
5 1 (2.38%) Project Management
5 1 (2.38%) CRM
5 1 (2.38%) Business Transformation
5 1 (2.38%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.38%) Network Architecture
5 1 (2.38%) Use Case
5 1 (2.38%) Fault Management
5 1 (2.38%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.38%) Network Planning
5 1 (2.38%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.38%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) C
2 2 (4.76%) SQL
3 1 (2.38%) Java
3 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (9.52%) Degree
2 4 (9.52%) CCNP
2 4 (9.52%) CCIP
2 4 (9.52%) CCNA
3 3 (7.14%) CCDP
3 3 (7.14%) CCIE
4 1 (2.38%) HNC
4 1 (2.38%) CCDE
4 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 9 (21.43%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (7.14%) Netcool
3 1 (2.38%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 18 (42.86%) Ericsson
2 17 (40.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 13 (30.95%) Amdocs
4 10 (23.81%) Nokia
5 6 (14.29%) Cisco
6 5 (11.90%) Remedy
7 3 (7.14%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 3 (7.14%) Huawei
8 2 (4.76%) ComArch
8 2 (4.76%) Infovista
8 2 (4.76%) BT
9 1 (2.38%) NetIQ
9 1 (2.38%) Oracle
9 1 (2.38%) IBM
9 1 (2.38%) Nortel
9 1 (2.38%) Juniper
9 1 (2.38%) Siemens