Period
to 17 August 2018

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 6 months to 17 August 2018 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.

NEC
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 889 846 875
Rank change year-on-year -43 +29 +15
Contract jobs citing NEC 8 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.013% 0.022%
As % of the Vendors category 0.018% 0.029% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 8
UK median daily rate £450 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +42.86% +29.63%
10th Percentile £397 £338 £274
90th Percentile £493 £530 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +8.39% +10.71% +29.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 10
UK median hourly rate £15.00 - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 - £12.50

NEC is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 43,366 41,883 48,957
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.08% 43.75% 45.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,957 25,599 30,055
UK median daily rate £450 £429 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.90% +4.00% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £610 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,576 1,385 1,646
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £44.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year - -5.04% +0.90%

NEC
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing NEC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NEC over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NEC in the UK

NEC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NEC in the UK

NEC
Top 7 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 6 months to 17 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -44 7 £450 -10.00% 11
UK excluding London -23 4 £420 +8.39% 13
London -25 3 £500 -4.76%
Midlands -6 2 £450 +16.13% 6
West Midlands -19 2 £450 +16.13% 5
South East -11 1 - - 1
South West - 1 £390 -

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing NEC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for NEC.

1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) MVC
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (12.50%) Metasploit
3 1 (12.50%) Postfix
3 1 (12.50%) Asterisk PBX
3 1 (12.50%) Open Source
3 1 (12.50%) Network Management
3 1 (12.50%) PABX
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Change Control
3 1 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (12.50%) PMBOK
3 1 (12.50%) iptables
3 1 (12.50%) Contract Management
3 1 (12.50%) Commercial Awareness
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall

NEC
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) Asterisk PBX
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) FTP
2 1 (12.50%) GSM
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) Kerberos
2 1 (12.50%) MPLS
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) PABX
2 1 (12.50%) PBX
2 1 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (12.50%) SSL
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Applications Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
1 2 (25.00%) UI Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Contracts Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Facilities Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Portfolio Planner
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) LAMP
2 1 (12.50%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) MVC
1 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Change Control
2 1 (12.50%) Commercial Awareness
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (12.50%) Contract Management
2 1 (12.50%) Facilities Management
2 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) Logistics
2 1 (12.50%) Network Management
2 1 (12.50%) Open Source
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) iptables
1 1 (12.50%) Postfix
1 1 (12.50%) Samba
1 1 (12.50%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (12.50%) Nessus
1 1 (12.50%) Nmap
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco