The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of NEC 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 NEC over the 3 months to 19 December 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 the NEC Corporation.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
NEC
Rank 559 542 527
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -15
Contract jobs citing NEC 36 40 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.078% 0.060%
As % of the Vendors category 0.14% 0.17% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 4
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£250 £305 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.03% +12.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £232 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £320 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £313 £270
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +15.74%
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
25051 23888 23758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.40% 46.29% 47.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14924 13568 12329
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
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 £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1174 1118 1406
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.41 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

NEC
Jobs Demand Trend

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

NEC Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

NEC
Daily Rate Trend

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

NEC Daily Rate Trend in the UK

NEC
Hourly Rate Trend

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

NEC Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

NEC
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NEC within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 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 -27 36 £250 +4.16% 2
Surrey +10 19 £233 -3.12%
South East -9 19 £233 -3.12%
Guildford -1 12 £233 -3.12%
West Midlands -10 7 - -
London +15 6 £275 -8.33%
Solihull - 5 - -
South West -21 2 £250 +25.00%
Street - 2 £250 -
Somerset - 2 £250 -
Yorkshire -9 1 £330 - 1
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
Crawley - - - -
Derby - - - - 1
York - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - - 1
East of England - - - -

NEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing NEC 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 NEC.

1 33 (63.46%) Ericsson
2 30 (57.69%) Telecoms
3 26 (50.00%) Nokia
4 22 (42.31%) Back Office
5 17 (32.69%) Ethernet
6 12 (23.08%) Huawei
7 11 (21.15%) ETL
8 8 (15.38%) 3G
9 7 (13.46%) 2G
9 7 (13.46%) 4G
9 7 (13.46%) NSN NetAct
9 7 (13.46%) Minerva
10 6 (11.54%) Resource Management
10 6 (11.54%) Project Management
11 5 (9.62%) LTE
12 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
12 4 (7.69%) RNC
12 4 (7.69%) C
12 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
13 3 (5.77%) Apple
13 3 (5.77%) MS Office
13 3 (5.77%) SAP
13 3 (5.77%) HNC
13 3 (5.77%) Linux
13 3 (5.77%) BT
13 3 (5.77%) Service Management
14 2 (3.85%) Firewall
14 2 (3.85%) DHCP
14 2 (3.85%) Logistics
14 2 (3.85%) VLAN

NEC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing NEC 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 NEC. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS Office
2 1 (1.92%) MS Project
2 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (13.46%) Minerva
2 2 (3.85%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (32.69%) Ethernet
2 8 (15.38%) 3G
3 7 (13.46%) 2G
3 7 (13.46%) 4G
4 5 (9.62%) LTE
5 4 (7.69%) RNC
6 2 (3.85%) Firewall
6 2 (3.85%) DHCP
6 2 (3.85%) VLAN
6 2 (3.85%) LDAP
6 2 (3.85%) GSM
6 2 (3.85%) UMTS
6 2 (3.85%) Internet
6 2 (3.85%) SAN
6 2 (3.85%) FTP
6 2 (3.85%) DNS
6 2 (3.85%) VSAT
6 2 (3.85%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (1.92%) VoLTE
7 1 (1.92%) Unified Communications
General
1 30 (57.69%) Telecoms
2 22 (42.31%) Back Office
3 2 (3.85%) Finance
3 2 (3.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 28 (53.85%) Transmission Engineer
2 18 (34.62%) Back Office Engineer
3 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (3.85%) Field Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) IT Manager
4 2 (3.85%) Support Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) Installations Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) Microwave Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) Circuiting Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) Commissioning Engineer
5 1 (1.92%) Telecoms Consultant
5 1 (1.92%) Configuration Engineer
5 1 (1.92%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (1.92%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (1.92%) Buyer
5 1 (1.92%) Senior Buyer
5 1 (1.92%) Procurement Officer
5 1 (1.92%) Portfolio Manager
5 1 (1.92%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.85%) Streaming Video
2 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.92%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (1.92%) Handset
2 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.77%) Linux
2 2 (3.85%) Windows
2 2 (3.85%) Windows XP
2 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (3.85%) Mac OS X
2 2 (3.85%) Android
2 2 (3.85%) Mac OS X Server
2 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.15%) ETL
2 6 (11.54%) Resource Management
2 6 (11.54%) Project Management
3 3 (5.77%) Service Management
4 2 (3.85%) Logistics
4 2 (3.85%) Migration
4 2 (3.85%) Software Licensing
5 1 (1.92%) People Management
5 1 (1.92%) Line Management
5 1 (1.92%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (1.92%) Earned Value Management
5 1 (1.92%) Performance Management
5 1 (1.92%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (1.92%) Project Planning
5 1 (1.92%) Critical Path Analysis
5 1 (1.92%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.92%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.69%) C
2 2 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.77%) HNC
3 2 (3.85%) HND
4 1 (1.92%) PMP
4 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Kerio MailServer
2 1 (1.92%) NDS
Systems Management
1 7 (13.46%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (3.85%) Nagios
Vendors
1 33 (63.46%) Ericsson
2 26 (50.00%) Nokia
3 12 (23.08%) Huawei
4 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.77%) Apple
5 3 (5.77%) SAP
5 3 (5.77%) BT
6 2 (3.85%) Mapinfo
6 2 (3.85%) HP
6 2 (3.85%) Nortel
6 2 (3.85%) ProCurve
6 2 (3.85%) Infor
6 2 (3.85%) SonicWALL
6 2 (3.85%) NetCracker
6 2 (3.85%) Mitel
6 2 (3.85%) Kerio
6 2 (3.85%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (1.92%) Polycom
7 1 (1.92%) Cisco
7 1 (1.92%) Alcatel-Lucent
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