The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of 3Com products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3Com over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 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 the 3Com Corporation.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3Com
Rank 582 581 555
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -26
Contract jobs citing 3Com 8 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.015% 0.010% 0.006%
As % of the Vendors category 0.034% 0.022% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 3
Average daily rate
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£458 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.71% +9.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
3Com
UK

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

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
23242 23019 21938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 43.82% 45.54% 46.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 14080 13196 12462
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 996 1040 1023
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

3Com
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

3Com Jobs Demand Trend in England

3Com
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

3Com Daily Rate Trend in England

3Com
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3Com across the England region.

3Com Hourly Rate Trend in England

3Com
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3Com within the England region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +12 6 £465 +9.41%
South East -25 2 £450 +28.57%
3Com
UK

3Com
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing 3Com 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 3Com.

1 15 (100.00%) Cisco
2 12 (80.00%) Firewall
3 11 (73.33%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (53.33%) CCNP
4 8 (53.33%) WAN
5 7 (46.67%) TCP/IP
5 7 (46.67%) LAN
5 7 (46.67%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (40.00%) DHCP
6 6 (40.00%) HP
6 6 (40.00%) CCIE
6 6 (40.00%) OSPF
6 6 (40.00%) BGP
6 6 (40.00%) EIGRP
7 5 (33.33%) CheckPoint
7 5 (33.33%) VBScript
7 5 (33.33%) Windows
7 5 (33.33%) Network Security
7 5 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (26.67%) Unified Communications
8 4 (26.67%) F5
8 4 (26.67%) Nortel
8 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
8 4 (26.67%) SNA
8 4 (26.67%) DNS
8 4 (26.67%) CCSA
8 4 (26.67%) BIG-IP
9 3 (20.00%) Fortinet
9 3 (20.00%) IP Telephony

3Com
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing 3Com 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 3Com. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) Firewall
2 8 (53.33%) WAN
3 7 (46.67%) LAN
3 7 (46.67%) TCP/IP
3 7 (46.67%) Cisco IOS
4 6 (40.00%) OSPF
4 6 (40.00%) BGP
4 6 (40.00%) EIGRP
4 6 (40.00%) DHCP
5 5 (33.33%) Network Security
5 5 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (26.67%) Unified Communications
6 4 (26.67%) BIG-IP
6 4 (26.67%) SNA
6 4 (26.67%) DNS
7 3 (20.00%) SNMP
7 3 (20.00%) VoIP
7 3 (20.00%) VPN
7 3 (20.00%) Wireless
7 3 (20.00%) MPLS
General
1 2 (13.33%) Military
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Network Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Network Consultant
2 4 (26.67%) Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Communications Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Network Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (20.00%) DDoS Mitigation
2 3 (20.00%) Security Hardening
2 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (20.00%) Network Management
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Improvement
3 2 (13.33%) WAN Optimisation
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (13.33%) Validation
3 2 (13.33%) Network Design
3 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (13.33%) Network Architecture
3 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) VBScript
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (20.00%) Perl
2 3 (20.00%) Python
2 3 (20.00%) Tcl
2 3 (20.00%) Ruby
3 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (13.33%) PHP
3 2 (13.33%) C
3 2 (13.33%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) C++
3 2 (13.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (53.33%) CCNP
3 6 (40.00%) CCIE
4 4 (26.67%) CCSA
5 3 (20.00%) CCIP
5 3 (20.00%) CCDA
6 2 (13.33%) CCDP
6 2 (13.33%) JNCIA
6 2 (13.33%) JNCIS
7 1 (6.67%) CCSE
7 1 (6.67%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
1 2 (13.33%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
2 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) HP
3 5 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 4 (26.67%) Nortel
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) F5
5 3 (20.00%) Akamai
5 3 (20.00%) Citrix
5 3 (20.00%) Juniper
5 3 (20.00%) Radware
5 3 (20.00%) Fortinet
5 3 (20.00%) Riverbed
6 2 (13.33%) BT
6 2 (13.33%) VMware
6 2 (13.33%) Dell
6 2 (13.33%) ProCurve
7 1 (6.67%) ScanSafe
7 1 (6.67%) Websense
7 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat
7 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds