The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SurfControl products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SurfControl over the 3 months to 27 March 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 SurfControl PLC.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SurfControl
Rank 92 81 69
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -12
Contract jobs citing SurfControl 4 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.25% 0.40% 0.63%
As % of the Vendors category 0.59% 0.87% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Average daily rate
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£313 £300 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +140.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £125
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +140.00%
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 Manchester region.

Vendors Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
683 577 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 42.11% 45.87% 40.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 261 166
Average daily rate £350 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 31 35
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £25.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

SurfControl Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

SurfControl Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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Top 17 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing SurfControl 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 SurfControl.

1 4 (100.00%) IIS
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Apache
1 4 (100.00%) SMTP
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) SSL
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) ISA Server
1 4 (100.00%) MIMEsweeper
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Data Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing SurfControl 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 SurfControl. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (100.00%) IIS
1 4 (100.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) SMTP
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) SSL
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Network Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Security Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Network Security Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Support
2 1 (25.00%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) Data Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint