The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of NEC products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NEC over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
NEC
UK
Rank 591 618 607
Rank change year-on-year +27 -11  
Contract jobs citing NEC 8 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.019% 0.027%
As % of the Vendors category 0.040% 0.043% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 6
Median daily rate £513 £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +70.83% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £168 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £385 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate - £300 £320
% change year-on-year - -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 - -

NEC is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 19754 23040 23661
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.17% 43.62% 45.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12176 13939 13362
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 713 798 980
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.99 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £51.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

NEC
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing NEC as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for NEC in the UK

NEC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NEC in the UK

NEC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NEC in the UK

NEC
Top 9 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 23 March 2017. 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 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 +34 8 £513 +49.63% 2
London - 2 £513 -
Leicestershire - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - - 1
South East +15 1 - - 1
West Midlands +14 1 - -
Birmingham +2 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - - 1

NEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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 8 (38.10%) Nortel
1 8 (38.10%) 3G
1 8 (38.10%) Ericsson
1 8 (38.10%) Telecoms
1 8 (38.10%) 2G
1 8 (38.10%) Huawei
2 7 (33.33%) Nokia
3 6 (28.57%) Project Management
3 6 (28.57%) SLA
3 6 (28.57%) RNC
4 4 (19.05%) Finance
4 4 (19.05%) Resource Allocation
5 3 (14.29%) Contingency Planning
5 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 3 (14.29%) Programme Management
5 3 (14.29%) Degree
6 2 (9.52%) Business Continuity
6 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
6 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
6 2 (9.52%) ETL
6 2 (9.52%) MS Project
6 2 (9.52%) PBX
6 2 (9.52%) Ethernet
6 2 (9.52%) Avaya
6 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
6 2 (9.52%) Toshiba
6 2 (9.52%) Samsung
6 2 (9.52%) Panasonic
6 2 (9.52%) Nokia Networks

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 (9.52%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.52%) MS Project
1 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) 2G
1 8 (38.10%) 3G
2 6 (28.57%) RNC
3 2 (9.52%) 4G
3 2 (9.52%) Ethernet
3 2 (9.52%) PABX
3 2 (9.52%) PBX
4 1 (4.76%) Broadband
4 1 (4.76%) LTE
4 1 (4.76%) Radio Access Network
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) LabVIEW
General
1 8 (38.10%) Telecoms
2 4 (19.05%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Aerospace
3 1 (4.76%) Automotive
3 1 (4.76%) Electronics
3 1 (4.76%) French Language
3 1 (4.76%) German Language
3 1 (4.76%) Legal
3 1 (4.76%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Field Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Project Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Senior Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Avaya Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Avaya Field Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Planning Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.76%) Embedded Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Field Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Implementation Controller
5 1 (4.76%) Implementation Coordinator
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) PMO Manager
5 1 (4.76%) PMO Planning Manager
5 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Programme Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Project Leader
5 1 (4.76%) Public Sector Programme Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Public Sector Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Project Management
2 4 (19.05%) Resource Allocation
3 3 (14.29%) Contingency Planning
3 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 3 (14.29%) Programme Management
3 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 2 (9.52%) Business Continuity
4 2 (9.52%) ETL
5 1 (4.76%) CMMI
5 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.76%) Contract Management
5 1 (4.76%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (4.76%) Informatics
5 1 (4.76%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
5 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Validation
5 1 (4.76%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) C
1 1 (4.76%) C++
1 1 (4.76%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) APMP
2 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.76%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) PMI Certification
2 1 (4.76%) PMP
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) SLA
2 2 (9.52%) PMO
3 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (4.76%) ISO26262
3 1 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Ericsson
1 8 (38.10%) Huawei
1 8 (38.10%) Nortel
2 7 (33.33%) Nokia
3 2 (9.52%) Avaya
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) Nokia Networks
3 2 (9.52%) Panasonic
3 2 (9.52%) Samsung
3 2 (9.52%) Tellabs
3 2 (9.52%) Toshiba
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) Freescale