The table below looks at the statistics for WhatsUp Gold skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WhatsUp Gold over the 3 months to 1 July 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
Rank 587 559 540
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -19
Contract jobs citing WhatsUp Gold 5 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.010% 0.029% 0.007%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.12% 0.37% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 2
Average daily rate
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- £331 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £209 £338 £324
% change year-on-year
-38.07% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
WhatsUp Gold
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Systems Management Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4190 3819 3445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.25% 7.84% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2615 2226 1987
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 121 160
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £38.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.75 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -9.63%

WhatsUp Gold
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

WhatsUp Gold Jobs Demand Trend in England

WhatsUp Gold
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

WhatsUp Gold Daily Rate Trend in England

WhatsUp Gold
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

WhatsUp Gold Hourly Rate Trend in England

WhatsUp Gold
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 WhatsUp Gold within the England region over the 3 months to 1 July 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 East -21 3 - - 1
North East -20 2 - -
WhatsUp Gold
UK

WhatsUp Gold
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing WhatsUp Gold 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 WhatsUp Gold.

1 14 (93.33%) Cisco
2 9 (60.00%) HP
2 9 (60.00%) ITIL
2 9 (60.00%) Network Management
3 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
4 7 (46.67%) Network Security
4 7 (46.67%) Service Management
4 7 (46.67%) LAN
4 7 (46.67%) WAN
4 7 (46.67%) SNMP
4 7 (46.67%) ITIL V3
4 7 (46.67%) Cisco Prime
5 6 (40.00%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (33.33%) HP UCMDB
6 5 (33.33%) Firewall
6 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 5 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (33.33%) SolarWinds
7 4 (26.67%) DV Cleared
7 4 (26.67%) Service Delivery
7 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (26.67%) CCNP
8 3 (20.00%) Windows
8 3 (20.00%) SAN
8 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
8 3 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (20.00%) BGP
8 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
8 3 (20.00%) EIGRP
8 3 (20.00%) Migration

WhatsUp Gold
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing WhatsUp Gold 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 WhatsUp Gold. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) LAN
1 7 (46.67%) WAN
1 7 (46.67%) SNMP
1 7 (46.67%) Network Security
2 5 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (33.33%) Firewall
3 3 (20.00%) DMVPN
3 3 (20.00%) SAN
3 3 (20.00%) BGP
3 3 (20.00%) EIGRP
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (13.33%) Junos
5 1 (6.67%) Wireless
5 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (6.67%) MPLS
5 1 (6.67%) VPN
5 1 (6.67%) DNS
5 1 (6.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Network Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Network Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Monitoring Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
3 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Network Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Cryptography
1 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
1 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Network Management
1 9 (60.00%) ITIL
2 7 (46.67%) ITIL V3
2 7 (46.67%) Service Management
3 6 (40.00%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (26.67%) Service Delivery
5 3 (20.00%) Migration
5 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (13.33%) People Management
6 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
7 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
7 1 (6.67%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (6.67%) Time Management
7 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (6.67%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) DV Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) CCNP
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (6.67%) HP ASE
4 1 (6.67%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
1 2 (13.33%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) vSphere
2 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (33.33%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (6.67%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
3 1 (6.67%) ZABBIX
3 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Cisco
2 9 (60.00%) HP
3 5 (33.33%) SolarWinds
4 3 (20.00%) F5
4 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (13.33%) McAfee
5 2 (13.33%) EMC
5 2 (13.33%) Juniper
5 2 (13.33%) 3PAR
5 2 (13.33%) TippingPoint
6 1 (6.67%) Riverbed
6 1 (6.67%) Spiceworks
6 1 (6.67%) SevOne
6 1 (6.67%) Dell
6 1 (6.67%) VMware
6 1 (6.67%) Crossbeam
6 1 (6.67%) Remedy