The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Foundry 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 Foundry over the 3 months to 31 October 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 Foundry Networks.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Foundry
Rank 586 550 551
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +1
Contract jobs citing Foundry 2 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.006% 0.032%
As % of the Vendors category 0.008% 0.014% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 9
Average daily rate
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£384 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.72% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £270 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £450 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
23784 22046 23285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.92% 46.04% 47.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14218 12822 12426
Average daily rate £393 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1172 1076 1217
Average hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

Foundry
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Foundry Jobs Demand Trend in England

Foundry
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Foundry Daily Rate Trend in England

Foundry
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Foundry Hourly Rate Trend in England

Foundry
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 Foundry within the England region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014. 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 +7 2 £384 -14.72%
South East - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
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Foundry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Foundry 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 Foundry.

1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Juniper
1 4 (100.00%) CCNP
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (50.00%) DHCP
3 2 (50.00%) Change Management
3 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (50.00%) Network Management
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) Brocade
4 1 (25.00%) F5
4 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (25.00%) Fault Management
4 1 (25.00%) Network Security
4 1 (25.00%) Riverbed
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) CCNA
4 1 (25.00%) EMC
4 1 (25.00%) Nortel
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) VPN

Foundry
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Foundry 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 Foundry. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) BGP
3 1 (25.00%) NetScreen
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
General
1 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Support
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Network Management
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (25.00%) Fault Management
3 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (25.00%) BCP
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) CCNP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CCIE
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Juniper
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) McAfee
3 1 (25.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (25.00%) Brocade
3 1 (25.00%) Riverbed
3 1 (25.00%) F5
3 1 (25.00%) EMC
3 1 (25.00%) Nortel