Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 868 833 872
Rank change year-on-year -35 +39 -37
Contract jobs citing NEC 10 22 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.023% 0.025%
As % of the Vendors category 0.024% 0.051% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 9
UK median daily rate £379 £725 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -47.76% +190.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £259 £386 £197
90th Percentile £469 £775 £346
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £725 £250
% change year-on-year -65.52% +190.00% -21.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
UK median hourly rate - £12.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -60.32% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year - -61.90% -

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 42,045 43,145 46,316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.77% 44.99% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,490 26,523 27,519
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £240 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,408 1,622 1,832
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +7.78%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.35 £10.09
90th Percentile £47.25 £46.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% -5.71% +6.06%

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 24 February 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 5 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 24 February 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 -41 7 £463 -36.21% 18
London -25 6 £463 - 2
UK excluding London +2 3 £250 -65.52% 16
Scotland - 2 £250 -
South West +15 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 5 (50.00%) Project Management
2 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) Change Control
3 3 (30.00%) Huawei
3 3 (30.00%) QA
3 3 (30.00%) RNC
3 3 (30.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (30.00%) 3G
3 3 (30.00%) DWDM
3 3 (30.00%) ETL
3 3 (30.00%) ATM
3 3 (30.00%) SLA
3 3 (30.00%) Nortel
3 3 (30.00%) Ericsson
3 3 (30.00%) Nokia
3 3 (30.00%) 2G
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) Maximo
5 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Feasibility Study
5 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications

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:

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) 2G
1 3 (30.00%) 3G
1 3 (30.00%) ATM
1 3 (30.00%) DWDM
1 3 (30.00%) RNC
2 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Project Leader
2 3 (30.00%) Field Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Ericsson Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Ericsson Field Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Support Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications Specialist
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Change Control
1 5 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 5 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (30.00%) ETL
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Feasibility Study
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Ericsson
2 3 (30.00%) Huawei
2 3 (30.00%) Nokia
2 3 (30.00%) Nortel