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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NEC over the 3 months to 27 September 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 the NEC Corporation.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
NEC
Rank 647 645 628
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -17
Contract jobs citing NEC 10 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.028% 0.024%
As % of the Vendors category 0.042% 0.065% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 4
Median daily rate £393 £270 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.37% -27.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £238 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £430 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £260 £374
% change year-on-year
+50.96% -30.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 - -

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
24006 24762 25965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.85% 43.28% 45.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14651 14641 14653
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 858 1077 1171
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.80 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.02 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% -0.63%

NEC
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing NEC as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NEC within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +23 10 £393 +45.37% 1
South East +16 5 £350 +45.83%
Berkshire +12 4 - -
North West +18 3 - - 1
Warrington - 3 - -
Cheshire - 3 - - 1
Newbury - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £405 -
South West - 2 £405 -
Slough - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £350 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £350 -

NEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing NEC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for NEC.

1 19 (70.37%) Telecoms
2 14 (51.85%) Nortel
3 13 (48.15%) Avaya
3 13 (48.15%) Toshiba
3 13 (48.15%) PBX
3 13 (48.15%) Panasonic
3 13 (48.15%) PABX
3 13 (48.15%) Samsung
4 5 (18.52%) Data Centre
4 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
5 4 (14.81%) Firewall
5 4 (14.81%) Project Management
5 4 (14.81%) VoIP
5 4 (14.81%) WAN
5 4 (14.81%) LAN
5 4 (14.81%) Cisco
5 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
5 4 (14.81%) Finance
5 4 (14.81%) Degree
6 3 (11.11%) Matrix Management
6 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (11.11%) Unified Communications
6 3 (11.11%) 2G
6 3 (11.11%) Billing
6 3 (11.11%) Mitel
6 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 3 (11.11%) ITIL
6 3 (11.11%) Six Sigma
6 3 (11.11%) 3G
6 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement

NEC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.70%) MS Project
2 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (48.15%) PABX
1 13 (48.15%) PBX
2 4 (14.81%) Firewall
2 4 (14.81%) LAN
2 4 (14.81%) VoIP
2 4 (14.81%) WAN
3 3 (11.11%) 2G
3 3 (11.11%) 3G
3 3 (11.11%) Skype
3 3 (11.11%) Unified Communications
4 2 (7.41%) 4G
4 2 (7.41%) Ethernet
4 2 (7.41%) Nortel Norstar
5 1 (3.70%) Broadband
5 1 (3.70%) IP Telephony
5 1 (3.70%) LTE
5 1 (3.70%) MPLS
5 1 (3.70%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (3.70%) RNC
5 1 (3.70%) VPN
General
1 19 (70.37%) Telecoms
2 4 (14.81%) Finance
3 3 (11.11%) Billing
4 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Field Engineer
1 11 (40.74%) Telecoms Engineer
2 8 (29.63%) Field Telecoms Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Project Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Project Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Telecoms Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Avaya Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Avaya Field Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Avaya Telecoms Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Contracts Manager
5 2 (7.41%) PBX Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Vulnerability Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.70%) Project Controller
6 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Linux
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
2 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
2 4 (14.81%) Project Management
3 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (11.11%) ITIL
3 3 (11.11%) Matrix Management
3 3 (11.11%) Six Sigma
4 2 (7.41%) ETL
4 2 (7.41%) Quality Management
4 2 (7.41%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (3.70%) Network Design
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.70%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
2 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (3.70%) HP ASE
3 1 (3.70%) HP MASE
3 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (7.41%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Nortel
2 13 (48.15%) Avaya
2 13 (48.15%) Panasonic
2 13 (48.15%) Samsung
2 13 (48.15%) Toshiba
3 4 (14.81%) Cisco
4 3 (11.11%) Huawei
4 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 3 (11.11%) Mitel
5 2 (7.41%) Ericsson
5 2 (7.41%) Nokia
5 2 (7.41%) Nokia Networks
5 2 (7.41%) Polycom
5 2 (7.41%) Siemens
5 2 (7.41%) Tellabs
6 1 (3.70%) HP