The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IronPort 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 IronPort over the 3 months to 20 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 IronPort Systems.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IronPort
Rank 564 543 557
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +14
Contract jobs citing IronPort 24 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.045% 0.035% 0.014%
As % of the Vendors category 0.10% 0.077% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 3
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£325 £368 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.56% +1.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £309 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £400 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £364 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.65% +11.92%
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
23957 22170 24004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.08% 46.10% 46.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 14152 12856 12756
Average daily rate £396 £390 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.26%
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 1164 1048 1259
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.08
% change year-on-year
- -0.41%

IronPort
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

IronPort Jobs Demand Trend in England

IronPort
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

IronPort Daily Rate Trend in England

IronPort
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IronPort across the England region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

IronPort Daily Rate Histogram in England

IronPort
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

IronPort Hourly Rate Trend in England

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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 IronPort within the England region over the 3 months to 20 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
South East - 9 £320 - 3
London +14 8 £375 +2.04% 1
South West - 4 £325 -
North West -11 2 £300 -1.63%
Yorkshire - - - -
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IronPort
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing IronPort 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 IronPort.

1 33 (51.56%) Cisco
2 27 (42.19%) Microsoft
3 23 (35.94%) MS Exchange
4 22 (34.38%) Firewall
5 20 (31.25%) Blackberry
5 20 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (29.69%) Symantec
6 19 (29.69%) Juniper
7 17 (26.56%) Exchange Server 2007
7 17 (26.56%) Android
7 17 (26.56%) Exchange Server 2013
8 16 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 16 (25.00%) Lync
9 15 (23.44%) F5
9 15 (23.44%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (21.88%) Blue Coat
11 13 (20.31%) Active Directory
11 13 (20.31%) PowerShell
11 13 (20.31%) Network Security
12 12 (18.75%) McAfee
13 11 (17.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 11 (17.19%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 11 (17.19%) Kalman Filter
14 10 (15.63%) Brightmail
14 10 (15.63%) Windows
15 9 (14.06%) HP
15 9 (14.06%) CheckPoint
15 9 (14.06%) ProxySG
15 9 (14.06%) RightFax
15 9 (14.06%) Security Cleared

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 23 (35.94%) MS Exchange
2 20 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (26.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 17 (26.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 16 (25.00%) Lync
5 7 (10.94%) Office Communications Server
6 6 (9.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (3.13%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.94%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (10.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (34.38%) Firewall
2 15 (23.44%) Cisco ASA
3 13 (20.31%) Network Security
4 11 (17.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 11 (17.19%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 8 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
5 8 (12.50%) WAN
6 7 (10.94%) LAN
7 5 (7.81%) VPN
7 5 (7.81%) SAN
7 5 (7.81%) Unified Communications
8 4 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (6.25%) DNS
9 3 (4.69%) SSL
9 3 (4.69%) VoIP
9 3 (4.69%) IPsec
9 3 (4.69%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (3.13%) Cisco ISE
10 2 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (3.13%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Metasploit
General
1 7 (10.94%) Finance
1 7 (10.94%) Banking
2 5 (7.81%) Retail
2 5 (7.81%) Investment Banking
2 5 (7.81%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.56%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11 (17.19%) Messaging Engineer
2 10 (15.63%) Consultant
3 9 (14.06%) Designer
4 8 (12.50%) Architect
5 6 (9.38%) Messaging Architect
6 5 (7.81%) Network Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Network Designer
7 4 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Design Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Security Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Network Design Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Security Designer
8 3 (4.69%) Cisco Administrator
8 3 (4.69%) Security Specialist
8 3 (4.69%) Technical Specialist
8 3 (4.69%) Administrator
8 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.13%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (31.25%) Blackberry
2 4 (6.25%) iPhone
2 4 (6.25%) iPad
3 3 (4.69%) Open Source
4 2 (3.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.56%) Android
2 10 (15.63%) Windows
3 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (10.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (6.25%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.13%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (3.13%) Linux
7 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.19%) Kalman Filter
2 7 (10.94%) ITIL
2 7 (10.94%) Change Management
3 6 (9.38%) SIEM
4 5 (7.81%) Service Delivery
4 5 (7.81%) Incident Management
5 4 (6.25%) Information Security
5 4 (6.25%) Network Design
5 4 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (6.25%) WAN Optimisation
5 4 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (4.69%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (4.69%) Change Control
6 3 (4.69%) Load Balancing
6 3 (4.69%) Security Testing
6 3 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.69%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (4.69%) Project Management
7 2 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.13%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.31%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.25%) C
3 3 (4.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (14.06%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.69%) CCNP
4 3 (4.69%) CISSP
5 2 (3.13%) CEH
6 1 (1.56%) Degree
6 1 (1.56%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.56%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) SLA
2 2 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 13 (20.31%) Active Directory
2 10 (15.63%) Brightmail
3 9 (14.06%) ProxySG
4 3 (4.69%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.56%) NFS
5 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.56%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 7 (10.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 6 (9.38%) SCOM
4 3 (4.69%) NetBackup
4 3 (4.69%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (1.56%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.56%) Cryoserver
Vendors
1 33 (51.56%) Cisco
2 27 (42.19%) Microsoft
3 19 (29.69%) Juniper
3 19 (29.69%) Symantec
4 15 (23.44%) F5
5 14 (21.88%) Blue Coat
6 12 (18.75%) McAfee
7 9 (14.06%) CheckPoint
7 9 (14.06%) HP
7 9 (14.06%) RightFax
8 8 (12.50%) Sourcefire
9 7 (10.94%) MobileIron
10 5 (7.81%) Websense
10 5 (7.81%) 3PAR
11 4 (6.25%) Avaya
12 3 (4.69%) Intel
12 3 (4.69%) Sophos
12 3 (4.69%) Nokia
12 3 (4.69%) ScanSafe
13 2 (3.13%) BT