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 29 January 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 the NEC Corporation.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
NEC
Rank 544 505 504
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -1
Contract jobs citing NEC 27 54 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.11% 0.059%
As % of the Vendors category 0.12% 0.24% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 6
Average daily rate
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£320 £320 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £253 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £364 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £329
% change year-on-year
- -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -47.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
- -47.61%

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
22941 22351 21486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.79% 45.76% 47.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13405 12390 11237
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 996 968 1337
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £39.31 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NEC within the UK over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

NEC Daily Rate Histogram 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 21 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 29 January 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 -32 27 £320 +33.33% 6
London +11 6 £275 - 1
South East -20 6 - - 1
North West -6 1 - -
Yorkshire -8 1 £330 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £320 - 2
Crawley - - - -
Derby - - - - 2
East of England - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - - 1
Wigton - - - -
York - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cumbria - - - -
Derbyshire - - - - 2
Hampshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -

NEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 37 (74.00%) Ericsson
2 27 (54.00%) Nokia
3 24 (48.00%) Telecoms
4 21 (42.00%) Back Office
5 15 (30.00%) Huawei
5 15 (30.00%) Ethernet
6 14 (28.00%) ETL
7 10 (20.00%) Minerva
7 10 (20.00%) NSN NetAct
8 7 (14.00%) 2G
8 7 (14.00%) 3G
9 5 (10.00%) Project Management
10 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
10 4 (8.00%) Nortel
11 3 (6.00%) Apple
11 3 (6.00%) SLA
11 3 (6.00%) MS Office
11 3 (6.00%) SAP
11 3 (6.00%) Service Management
11 3 (6.00%) LTE
12 2 (4.00%) VSAT
12 2 (4.00%) OpenLDAP
12 2 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
12 2 (4.00%) Kerio
12 2 (4.00%) Kerio MailServer
12 2 (4.00%) QA
12 2 (4.00%) SonicWALL
12 2 (4.00%) Mac OS X Server
12 2 (4.00%) ProCurve
12 2 (4.00%) Infor

NEC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 (6.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.00%) MS Project
2 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (20.00%) Minerva
2 2 (4.00%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (30.00%) Ethernet
2 7 (14.00%) 2G
2 7 (14.00%) 3G
3 3 (6.00%) LTE
4 2 (4.00%) VSAT
4 2 (4.00%) OpenLDAP
4 2 (4.00%) 4G
4 2 (4.00%) Firewall
4 2 (4.00%) RNC
4 2 (4.00%) LDAP
4 2 (4.00%) GSM
4 2 (4.00%) UMTS
4 2 (4.00%) FTP
4 2 (4.00%) DNS
4 2 (4.00%) DHCP
4 2 (4.00%) Internet
4 2 (4.00%) SAN
5 1 (2.00%) VoIP
5 1 (2.00%) WLAN
5 1 (2.00%) ATM
General
1 24 (48.00%) Telecoms
2 21 (42.00%) Back Office
3 2 (4.00%) Law
4 1 (2.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (58.00%) Transmission Engineer
2 18 (36.00%) Back Office Engineer
3 4 (8.00%) Field Engineer
4 3 (6.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (4.00%) Microwave Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) Commissioning Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) IT Manager
5 2 (4.00%) Installations Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) Buyer
5 2 (4.00%) Senior Buyer
6 1 (2.00%) Procurement Officer
6 1 (2.00%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (2.00%) Portfolio Manager
6 1 (2.00%) Consultant
6 1 (2.00%) Project Planner
6 1 (2.00%) Telecoms Consultant
6 1 (2.00%) Configuration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.00%) Streaming Video
2 1 (2.00%) Handset
2 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.00%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) Mac OS X Server
1 2 (4.00%) Android
1 2 (4.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (4.00%) Mac OS X
1 2 (4.00%) Windows
1 2 (4.00%) Linux
1 2 (4.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.00%) ETL
2 5 (10.00%) Project Management
3 3 (6.00%) Service Management
4 2 (4.00%) Software Licensing
5 1 (2.00%) Resource Management
5 1 (2.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.00%) Critical Path Analysis
5 1 (2.00%) People Management
5 1 (2.00%) Line Management
5 1 (2.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (2.00%) Earned Value Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.00%) PMP
1 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (2.00%) HNC
1 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) SLA
2 2 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Kerio MailServer
Systems Management
1 10 (20.00%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (4.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 37 (74.00%) Ericsson
2 27 (54.00%) Nokia
3 15 (30.00%) Huawei
4 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.00%) Nortel
5 3 (6.00%) Apple
5 3 (6.00%) SAP
6 2 (4.00%) Kerio
6 2 (4.00%) SonicWALL
6 2 (4.00%) ProCurve
6 2 (4.00%) Infor
6 2 (4.00%) Mitel
6 2 (4.00%) HP
7 1 (2.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco
7 1 (2.00%) Primavera
7 1 (2.00%) BT
7 1 (2.00%) Polycom
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