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 31 August 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 IronPort Systems.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IronPort
Rank 558 542 544
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +2
Contract jobs citing IronPort 54 40 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.079% 0.060%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 0.17% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 21 19
Average daily rate
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£448 £350 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.85% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £290 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £470 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+39.25% +3.84%
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
23743 22981 22201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.03% 45.64% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 14353 13118 12598
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 1016 1014 1026
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.50 £41.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 31 August 2015.

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

IronPort
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 31 August 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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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 West +8 23 £475 +5.55% 1
South East -28 17 £310 -3.12% 1
East Midlands -1 8 £375 -
London +2 3 £413 - 1
East of England - 2 - -
North West -32 1 - - 2
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 48 (68.57%) Cisco
2 47 (67.14%) Firewall
3 44 (62.86%) Blue Coat
4 33 (47.14%) Network Security
5 29 (41.43%) VPN
6 24 (34.29%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (32.86%) SSL
7 23 (32.86%) Kalman Filter
8 22 (31.43%) Data Centre
8 22 (31.43%) Juniper
8 22 (31.43%) IPsec
9 21 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
10 19 (27.14%) Load Balancing
10 19 (27.14%) Cisco Nexus
10 19 (27.14%) Wireless
10 19 (27.14%) VMware
11 18 (25.71%) Sourcefire
11 18 (25.71%) F5
12 17 (24.29%) Security Cleared
12 17 (24.29%) Cisco ISE
13 16 (22.86%) SC Cleared
13 16 (22.86%) Intrusion Detection
13 16 (22.86%) CCNP
13 16 (22.86%) Windows
14 14 (20.00%) Intel
14 14 (20.00%) McAfee
14 14 (20.00%) Junos
15 13 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
15 13 (18.57%) BGP
15 13 (18.57%) OSPF

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 5 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.71%) Lync
3 3 (4.29%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.86%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.86%) IIS
4 2 (2.86%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (4.29%) MS Visio
1 3 (4.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 47 (67.14%) Firewall
2 33 (47.14%) Network Security
3 29 (41.43%) VPN
4 23 (32.86%) SSL
5 22 (31.43%) IPsec
6 21 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
7 19 (27.14%) Cisco Nexus
7 19 (27.14%) Wireless
8 17 (24.29%) Cisco ISE
9 16 (22.86%) Intrusion Detection
10 14 (20.00%) Junos
11 13 (18.57%) OSPF
11 13 (18.57%) BGP
12 12 (17.14%) LAN
13 11 (15.71%) MPLS
13 11 (15.71%) Spanning Tree
14 9 (12.86%) WAN
15 8 (11.43%) Cisco PIX
16 7 (10.00%) DHCP
17 6 (8.57%) SAN
General
1 4 (5.71%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.86%) Finance
2 2 (2.86%) Law
2 2 (2.86%) Military
2 2 (2.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (31.43%) Network Engineer
2 13 (18.57%) Analyst
3 8 (11.43%) Security Analyst
4 7 (10.00%) Consultant
4 7 (10.00%) Architect
5 6 (8.57%) Support Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) Network Support Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) Network Support
5 6 (8.57%) Security Architect
5 6 (8.57%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Security Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
6 5 (7.14%) Administrator
7 4 (5.71%) Network Consultant
7 4 (5.71%) Network Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Security Administrator
8 3 (4.29%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.14%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.86%) JSF
3 1 (1.43%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
Miscellaneous
1 22 (31.43%) Data Centre
2 9 (12.86%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.71%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.86%) HP Storage
5 2 (2.86%) SecurID
5 2 (2.86%) PKI
6 1 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.43%) iPhone
6 1 (1.43%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 16 (22.86%) Windows
2 2 (2.86%) Linux
2 2 (2.86%) UNIX
2 2 (2.86%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (32.86%) Kalman Filter
2 19 (27.14%) Load Balancing
3 12 (17.14%) Network Management
4 11 (15.71%) Network Architecture
4 11 (15.71%) Migration
5 9 (12.86%) Network Design
6 8 (11.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 8 (11.43%) ITIL
6 8 (11.43%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (11.43%) Time Management
6 8 (11.43%) SIEM
6 8 (11.43%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (8.57%) CRM
7 6 (8.57%) Service Delivery
7 6 (8.57%) Change Management
7 6 (8.57%) Problem Management
8 5 (7.14%) Information Security
9 4 (5.71%) Project Management
9 4 (5.71%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (5.71%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.86%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.43%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (34.29%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (24.29%) Security Cleared
3 16 (22.86%) SC Cleared
3 16 (22.86%) CCNP
4 13 (18.57%) CCIE
5 12 (17.14%) CISSP
6 9 (12.86%) Degree
7 5 (7.14%) JNCIP
7 5 (7.14%) JNCIE
8 4 (5.71%) CCDP
8 4 (5.71%) CCSE
9 2 (2.86%) CCSA
9 2 (2.86%) CCNA
9 2 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.43%) CCDA
10 1 (1.43%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.43%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.43%) SLA
2 4 (5.71%) QA
System Software
1 13 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.71%) XenApp
3 2 (2.86%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.86%) VMware Server
3 2 (2.86%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.86%) ISA Server
3 2 (2.86%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.43%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.43%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (11.43%) Nessus
1 8 (11.43%) Nmap
2 3 (4.29%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.43%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.43%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.43%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 48 (68.57%) Cisco
2 44 (62.86%) Blue Coat
3 22 (31.43%) Juniper
4 19 (27.14%) VMware
5 18 (25.71%) Sourcefire
5 18 (25.71%) F5
6 14 (20.00%) McAfee
6 14 (20.00%) Intel
7 13 (18.57%) CheckPoint
8 12 (17.14%) Citrix
9 9 (12.86%) HP
10 8 (11.43%) Microsoft
10 8 (11.43%) Nokia
10 8 (11.43%) ArcSight
11 5 (7.14%) Websense
11 5 (7.14%) Symantec
12 4 (5.71%) Remedy
12 4 (5.71%) Brocade
12 4 (5.71%) SolarWinds
13 3 (4.29%) RightFax
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