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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cramer
Rank 614 570 564
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -6
Contract jobs citing Cramer 5 31 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.061% 0.031%
As % of the Vendors category 0.023% 0.13% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 7
Average daily rate £320 £255 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.49% -3.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £199 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £475 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £250 £265
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
22182 23145 22099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.13% 45.68% 45.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13227 13479 12168
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 875 970 963
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.29 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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 5 February 2016.

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 4 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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -26 4 £320 +28.00%
West Midlands -12 3 £240 +54.83%
Coventry - 3 £240 -
London -7 1 £400 -20.00%

Cramer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 10 (76.92%) Telecoms
2 7 (53.85%) 3G
2 7 (53.85%) Degree
2 7 (53.85%) Huawei
2 7 (53.85%) Fault Management
2 7 (53.85%) Nortel
2 7 (53.85%) Citrix
2 7 (53.85%) Radio Access Network
2 7 (53.85%) 4G
2 7 (53.85%) Fault Analysis
3 6 (46.15%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 6 (46.15%) Ericsson
3 6 (46.15%) Management Information System
4 5 (38.46%) Back Office
4 5 (38.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (38.46%) LTE
4 5 (38.46%) 2G
4 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
4 5 (38.46%) MS Visio
4 5 (38.46%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (30.77%) HNC
5 4 (30.77%) WFM
6 2 (15.38%) VPLS
6 2 (15.38%) German Language
6 2 (15.38%) Network Design
6 2 (15.38%) DWDM
6 2 (15.38%) MPLS
6 2 (15.38%) BGP
6 2 (15.38%) Project Management

Cramer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
1 5 (38.46%) MS PowerPoint
1 5 (38.46%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) 3G
1 7 (53.85%) 4G
1 7 (53.85%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (38.46%) 2G
2 5 (38.46%) LTE
3 2 (15.38%) BGP
3 2 (15.38%) DWDM
3 2 (15.38%) MPLS
3 2 (15.38%) SDH
3 2 (15.38%) VPLS
4 1 (7.69%) Internet
4 1 (7.69%) MGW
4 1 (7.69%) RNC
4 1 (7.69%) RSVP
4 1 (7.69%) Telnet
4 1 (7.69%) VLAN
4 1 (7.69%) VPN
4 1 (7.69%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) GIS
General
1 10 (76.92%) Telecoms
2 5 (38.46%) Back Office
3 2 (15.38%) German Language
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) RAN Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Back Office Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) NOC Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Design Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Field Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) IP Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) OSS Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Service Design Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Telecoms Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) SOAP
1 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Unix
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Fault Analysis
1 7 (53.85%) Fault Management
2 5 (38.46%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (30.77%) WFM
4 2 (15.38%) Network Design
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
5 1 (7.69%) CRM
5 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE
5 1 (7.69%) Use Case
5 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Java
1 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.69%) Perl
1 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
1 1 (7.69%) Python
1 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) Degree
2 4 (30.77%) HNC
3 2 (15.38%) CCNA
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (7.69%) CCDP
4 1 (7.69%) CCIE
4 1 (7.69%) CCIP
4 1 (7.69%) CCNP
4 1 (7.69%) JNCIA
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Citrix
1 7 (53.85%) Huawei
1 7 (53.85%) Nortel
2 6 (46.15%) Ericsson
2 6 (46.15%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (7.69%) Amdocs
5 1 (7.69%) BT
5 1 (7.69%) Ciena
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco
5 1 (7.69%) ComArch
5 1 (7.69%) Nokia
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle
5 1 (7.69%) Siemens