The table below looks at the statistics for WhatsUp Gold skills in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
Rank 413 420 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing WhatsUp Gold 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.004% 0.012% -
As % of the Systems Management category 0.051% 0.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £298 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
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 Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Systems Management Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
1967 1663 1662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.12% 6.59% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1320 1128 1051
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 33 48
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £15.69 £14.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £48.00 £41.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +31.94%

WhatsUp Gold
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

WhatsUp Gold Jobs Demand Trend in London

WhatsUp Gold
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

WhatsUp Gold Daily Rate Trend in London

WhatsUp Gold
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

WhatsUp Gold Hourly Rate Trend in London

WhatsUp Gold
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) HP
1 3 (100.00%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) ATM
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (33.33%) Lync
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) IPsec
3 1 (33.33%) Replication
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (33.33%) Veeam
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) DFS Replication
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) ADSL
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) SNMP

WhatsUp Gold
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (33.33%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) ATM
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) IPsec
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (33.33%) ADSL
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) SNMP
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) TACACS
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Network Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (33.33%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
1 1 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Veeam
3 1 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Veritas
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) SonicWALL
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft