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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cramer
Rank 613 592 570
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -22
Contract jobs citing Cramer 12 24 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.043% 0.034%
As % of the Vendors category 0.047% 0.094% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 10
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£335 £358 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.29% +43.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £275 £250
% change year-on-year
+21.81% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
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
25732 25448 24415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.93% 45.76% 46.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15200 14185 13493
Average daily rate £400 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
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 1100 1086 1100
Average hourly rate £18.75 £18.46 £19.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.57% -5.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £39.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 7 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 28 August 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 12 £335 -12.98% 3
Berkshire -5 3 £335 - 1
Reading -7 3 £335 -
South East -25 3 £335 -12.98% 1
North West -31 1 - - 1
Chester - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -

Cramer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 13 (59.09%) Telecoms
2 10 (45.45%) Amdocs
3 8 (36.36%) 2G
3 8 (36.36%) Ericsson
3 8 (36.36%) 3G
3 8 (36.36%) LTE
4 7 (31.82%) UNIX
4 7 (31.82%) German Language
5 6 (27.27%) SQL
6 5 (22.73%) Oracle
6 5 (22.73%) SOAP
6 5 (22.73%) XML
6 5 (22.73%) HTML
6 5 (22.73%) Java
6 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
6 5 (22.73%) Perl
6 5 (22.73%) PL/SQL
6 5 (22.73%) Windows
6 5 (22.73%) SDH
6 5 (22.73%) Python
6 5 (22.73%) CRM
6 5 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 5 (22.73%) Shell Script
6 5 (22.73%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (18.18%) BGP
7 4 (18.18%) DWDM
7 4 (18.18%) Nokia
7 4 (18.18%) Alcatel-Lucent

Cramer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) 3G
1 8 (36.36%) 2G
1 8 (36.36%) LTE
2 5 (22.73%) SDH
2 5 (22.73%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (18.18%) DWDM
3 4 (18.18%) BGP
4 3 (13.64%) Ethernet
4 3 (13.64%) 4G
4 3 (13.64%) VLAN
5 2 (9.09%) VPLS
5 2 (9.09%) LLU
5 2 (9.09%) MGW
5 2 (9.09%) xDSL
5 2 (9.09%) WAN
5 2 (9.09%) RNC
5 2 (9.09%) Internet
5 2 (9.09%) RIP
5 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 2 (9.09%) ADSL
General
1 13 (59.09%) Telecoms
2 7 (31.82%) German Language
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) OSS Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) OSS Systems Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) IP Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Field Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Design Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Transmission Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) HTML
1 5 (22.73%) SOAP
1 5 (22.73%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) UNIX
2 5 (22.73%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) CRM
1 5 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (9.09%) Capacity Management
2 2 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (9.09%) Project Management
2 2 (9.09%) Validation
2 2 (9.09%) Migration
2 2 (9.09%) Network Design
2 2 (9.09%) Network Planning
3 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
3 1 (4.55%) Use Case
3 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.55%) TOGAF
3 1 (4.55%) Network Management
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL
3 1 (4.55%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) Python
2 5 (22.73%) Shell Script
2 5 (22.73%) Java
2 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
2 5 (22.73%) Perl
2 5 (22.73%) PL/SQL
3 2 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) CCNA
1 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Amdocs
2 8 (36.36%) Ericsson
3 5 (22.73%) Oracle
3 5 (22.73%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 4 (18.18%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 4 (18.18%) Nokia
5 3 (13.64%) ComArch
5 3 (13.64%) Huawei
6 2 (9.09%) BT
6 2 (9.09%) Cisco
6 2 (9.09%) Nortel