Everything else has restored including call log and text messages (although it took several attempts), but I'm having issues with the contacts.
Strangely enough some of the number in my call log do have contact names, but none of them appear in in my contact list. it may be the case that they are already store on my sim.
The other strange thing is that when I first go to call log, all contact names will appear for a second before disappearing. I've tried this method of pulling the contacts from the backup by Johannski but in the backup there is no file called com.sonyericsson.android.contactsimport. I've tried other files that end in names like localcontact but had no joy.