The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SonicWALL products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SonicWALL over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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 SonicWALL, Inc.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SonicWALL
Rank 60 60 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing SonicWALL 3 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.40% 0.74% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.80% 1.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£320 £320 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
-9.76% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.25 - £15.50
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West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Vendors Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
376 333 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 50.61% 49.33% 46.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 183 148
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £205 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 17
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -23.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £10.80 £11.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £20.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

SonicWALL
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SonicWALL across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

SonicWALL Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

SonicWALL
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SonicWALL across the Birmingham region.

SonicWALL Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

SonicWALL
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing SonicWALL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SonicWALL.

1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) Avaya
1 4 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 3 (75.00%) FortiGate
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Mitel
3 2 (50.00%) SAN
3 2 (50.00%) 3G
3 2 (50.00%) Radware
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) Nortel
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) WLAN
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) ProxySG
3 2 (50.00%) WAN Optimisation

SonicWALL
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing SonicWALL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SonicWALL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) SAN
3 2 (50.00%) 3G
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) WLAN
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Service Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Network Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Network Services Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) WAN Optimisation
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Avaya
1 4 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Mitel
2 2 (50.00%) Radware
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Nortel