Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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.

NEC
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 872 859 874
Rank change year-on-year -13 +15 -44
Contract jobs citing NEC 17 27 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.026% 0.026%
As % of the Vendors category 0.039% 0.056% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 13
UK median daily rate £350 £459 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.71% +76.44% -5.45%
10th Percentile £264 £274 £220
90th Percentile £469 £775 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £571 £260
% change year-on-year -40.92% +119.71% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 1
UK median hourly rate £13.95 £12.25 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.90% -61.11% -
10th Percentile £12.86 £10.28 £29.75
90th Percentile £17.30 £13.25 £33.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.95 £12.25 £31.50
% change year-on-year +13.90% -61.11% -

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 43542 47842 49835
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.65% 45.27% 43.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 27042 29233 29405
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £238 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1460 1722 2107
UK median hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.47% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.20 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.42
% change year-on-year - -5.27% +5.56%

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 18 November 2017.

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 8 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 18 November 2017. 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 +29 14 £388 -15.53% 2
UK excluding London +21 9 £338 -40.92% 2
West Midlands +40 5 £425 -
Midlands +30 5 £425 -
London -3 5 £463 -7.50%
Scotland - 2 £250 -
South West +9 1 - -
South East +1 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 (47.06%) Finance
1 8 (47.06%) Change Control
2 7 (41.18%) Telecoms
3 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
4 5 (29.41%) MPLS
4 5 (29.41%) Project Management
4 5 (29.41%) PRINCE2
5 4 (23.53%) Unix
5 4 (23.53%) Apache
5 4 (23.53%) LDAP
5 4 (23.53%) SQL
5 4 (23.53%) GSM
5 4 (23.53%) LAN
5 4 (23.53%) PBX
5 4 (23.53%) VoIP
5 4 (23.53%) WAN
5 4 (23.53%) FTP
5 4 (23.53%) Kerberos
5 4 (23.53%) VPN
5 4 (23.53%) DNS
5 4 (23.53%) SSL
5 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
5 4 (23.53%) Firewall
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco
5 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
5 4 (23.53%) Internet
5 4 (23.53%) 3G
5 4 (23.53%) Ericsson
5 4 (23.53%) LAMP
5 4 (23.53%) Samba

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 4 (23.53%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) MPLS
2 4 (23.53%) 3G
2 4 (23.53%) Asterisk PBX
2 4 (23.53%) DNS
2 4 (23.53%) Firewall
2 4 (23.53%) FTP
2 4 (23.53%) GSM
2 4 (23.53%) Internet
2 4 (23.53%) Kerberos
2 4 (23.53%) LAN
2 4 (23.53%) LDAP
2 4 (23.53%) Network Security
2 4 (23.53%) PABX
2 4 (23.53%) PBX
2 4 (23.53%) Reverse Proxy
2 4 (23.53%) SSL
2 4 (23.53%) VoIP
2 4 (23.53%) VPN
2 4 (23.53%) WAN
2 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Metasploit
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 7 (41.18%) Telecoms
3 3 (17.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Project Leader
2 3 (17.65%) Field Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Network Support
3 2 (11.76%) ICT Support
3 2 (11.76%) Support Officer
3 2 (11.76%) Telecoms Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Access Transmission Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) EDI Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Ericsson Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Ericsson Field Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) ICT Officer
4 1 (5.88%) ICT Support Officer
4 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Transmission Design Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Transmission Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) LAMP
2 1 (5.88%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) PKI
2 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Change Control
2 5 (29.41%) PRINCE2
2 5 (29.41%) Project Management
3 4 (23.53%) Asset Management
3 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
3 4 (23.53%) Integration Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Line Management
3 4 (23.53%) Load Balancing
3 4 (23.53%) Open Source
3 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
4 3 (17.65%) Coaching
4 3 (17.65%) ETL
4 3 (17.65%) Network Security Management
4 3 (17.65%) Security Management
5 2 (11.76%) PRINCE
5 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.88%) ERP
6 1 (5.88%) Feasibility Study
6 1 (5.88%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) iptables
1 4 (23.53%) Postfix
1 4 (23.53%) Samba
1 4 (23.53%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco UCCX
1 4 (23.53%) Nessus
1 4 (23.53%) Nmap
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Cisco
2 4 (23.53%) Ericsson
2 4 (23.53%) Huawei
3 3 (17.65%) Nokia
3 3 (17.65%) Nortel