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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
NEC
Rank 569 559 568
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +9
Contract jobs citing NEC 26 19 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.036% 0.050%
As % of the Vendors category 0.100% 0.076% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 1
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£374 £390 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +56.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £390 -
% change year-on-year
-4.16% -
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
26028 25021 26921
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.18% 46.94% 46.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14561 13847 13670
Average daily rate £385 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.66%
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 £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1102 1116 1369
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -0.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 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 22 August 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 -30 13 £360 -38.19% 5
South East -2 9 - - 3
Berkshire +9 5 - - 2
East of England -28 2 £380 -50.96%
West Midlands -22 1 - - 1
Essex - - - -
Glamorgan - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Lancashire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Cwmbran - - - -
Leicester - - - -
London - - - -
Manchester - - - -

NEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 43 (69.35%) Telecoms
2 32 (51.61%) Ericsson
3 24 (38.71%) Logistics
4 21 (33.87%) Radio Access Network
5 18 (29.03%) 4G
5 18 (29.03%) Finance
6 16 (25.81%) C
7 15 (24.19%) Ethernet
8 14 (22.58%) LTE
8 14 (22.58%) Resource Management
8 14 (22.58%) Nokia
8 14 (22.58%) 3G
9 13 (20.97%) Security Cleared
10 12 (19.35%) Huawei
11 10 (16.13%) ATM
11 10 (16.13%) Supplier Management
12 9 (14.52%) BT
12 9 (14.52%) SDH
12 9 (14.52%) Network Planning
12 9 (14.52%) DWDM
12 9 (14.52%) Project Management
13 6 (9.68%) 2G
14 5 (8.06%) Nortel
14 5 (8.06%) BT 21CN
14 5 (8.06%) Ciena
15 4 (6.45%) Back Office
16 3 (4.84%) Mapinfo
16 3 (4.84%) SLA
16 3 (4.84%) Cisco
16 3 (4.84%) Microsoft

NEC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (3.23%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.61%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) MS Office
2 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 21 (33.87%) Radio Access Network
2 18 (29.03%) 4G
3 15 (24.19%) Ethernet
4 14 (22.58%) LTE
4 14 (22.58%) 3G
5 10 (16.13%) ATM
6 9 (14.52%) SDH
6 9 (14.52%) DWDM
7 6 (9.68%) 2G
8 5 (8.06%) BT 21CN
9 3 (4.84%) VoIP
10 2 (3.23%) VLAN
10 2 (3.23%) RNC
11 1 (1.61%) Gigabit Ethernet
11 1 (1.61%) WLAN
11 1 (1.61%) VoLTE
11 1 (1.61%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) MS Access
1 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 43 (69.35%) Telecoms
2 18 (29.03%) Finance
3 4 (6.45%) Back Office
4 2 (3.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (24.19%) Transmission Engineer
2 11 (17.74%) Transmission Design Engineer
2 11 (17.74%) Design Engineer
3 3 (4.84%) Project Engineer
3 3 (4.84%) Back Office Engineer
4 2 (3.23%) Circuiting Engineer
4 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Technician
4 2 (3.23%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (3.23%) Support Technician
5 1 (1.61%) Support Engineer
5 1 (1.61%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (1.61%) Project Manager
5 1 (1.61%) Consultant
5 1 (1.61%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (1.61%) Buyer
5 1 (1.61%) Senior Buyer
5 1 (1.61%) Procurement Officer
5 1 (1.61%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (1.61%) Telecoms Consultant
5 1 (1.61%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.23%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.61%) GIS
2 1 (1.61%) Handset
2 1 (1.61%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.23%) Windows 7
1 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (3.23%) Windows
1 2 (3.23%) Windows XP
1 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.61%) Linux
2 1 (1.61%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.71%) Logistics
2 14 (22.58%) Resource Management
3 10 (16.13%) Supplier Management
4 9 (14.52%) Network Planning
4 9 (14.52%) Project Management
5 3 (4.84%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.23%) ETL
6 2 (3.23%) Migration
7 1 (1.61%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.61%) Change Management
7 1 (1.61%) Document Management
7 1 (1.61%) ITIL
7 1 (1.61%) Performance Management
7 1 (1.61%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (1.61%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.81%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (20.97%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.23%) MCP
2 2 (3.23%) HNC
2 2 (3.23%) HND
2 2 (3.23%) CCNP
2 2 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.61%) CCVP
3 1 (1.61%) PMP
3 1 (1.61%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.61%) CCA
3 1 (1.61%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.61%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) XenApp
1 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.61%) NDS
Vendors
1 32 (51.61%) Ericsson
2 14 (22.58%) Nokia
3 12 (19.35%) Huawei
4 9 (14.52%) BT
5 5 (8.06%) Nortel
5 5 (8.06%) Ciena
6 3 (4.84%) Mapinfo
6 3 (4.84%) Cisco
6 3 (4.84%) Microsoft
6 3 (4.84%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 2 (3.23%) Citrix
7 2 (3.23%) NetCracker
7 2 (3.23%) VMware
8 1 (1.61%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (1.61%) SAP
8 1 (1.61%) Polycom