The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of IronPort products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IronPort over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the North West region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IronPort
Rank 128 125 141
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +16
Contract jobs citing IronPort 3 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.100% 0.15% 0.031%
As % of the Vendors category 0.22% 0.32% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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- £226 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £500
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1340 1267 1595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 44.46% 46.75% 49.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 677 546 735
Average daily rate £325 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 97 119
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.93% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.51 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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IronPort
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

IronPort Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

IronPort
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

IronPort Daily Rate Trend in the North West

IronPort
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

IronPort Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IronPort within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 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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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
Manchester - 3 - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 17 (85.00%) Windows
1 17 (85.00%) MS Exchange
1 17 (85.00%) Microsoft
1 17 (85.00%) PowerShell
1 17 (85.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (50.00%) Symantec
2 10 (50.00%) Firewall
3 9 (45.00%) SAN
3 9 (45.00%) F5
4 8 (40.00%) Release Management
5 7 (35.00%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (35.00%) Open Text
5 7 (35.00%) VMware
5 7 (35.00%) VMware ESX
5 7 (35.00%) Clustering
5 7 (35.00%) Informatica
5 7 (35.00%) HP
5 7 (35.00%) Citrix
5 7 (35.00%) Blackberry
5 7 (35.00%) Siebel
5 7 (35.00%) SharePoint
5 7 (35.00%) LAN
5 7 (35.00%) WAN
5 7 (35.00%) IIS
5 7 (35.00%) SQL
5 7 (35.00%) Oracle
5 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
5 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 17 (85.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (35.00%) IIS
3 7 (35.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (15.00%) Lync
5 1 (5.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) Firewall
2 9 (45.00%) SAN
3 7 (35.00%) WAN
3 7 (35.00%) LAN
4 2 (10.00%) VoIP
4 2 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Operations Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Applications Support
2 4 (20.00%) Messaging Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Security Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) IT Security Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Information Security Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Information Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Messaging Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Blackberry
1 7 (35.00%) Clustering
2 4 (20.00%) Wiki
3 3 (15.00%) Open Source
3 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (10.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
1 17 (85.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.00%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Release Management
2 6 (30.00%) Change Control
3 3 (15.00%) Security Testing
3 3 (15.00%) ITIL
3 3 (15.00%) Change Management
3 3 (15.00%) Information Security
3 3 (15.00%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (10.00%) Identity Management
4 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (10.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 17 (85.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) REXX
3 1 (5.00%) JCL
3 1 (5.00%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) CISSP
4 2 (10.00%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) SLA
2 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) VMware ESX
1 7 (35.00%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (15.00%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (15.00%) CORE IMPACT
2 3 (15.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 17 (85.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (50.00%) Symantec
3 9 (45.00%) F5
4 7 (35.00%) Siebel
4 7 (35.00%) Open Text
4 7 (35.00%) VMware
4 7 (35.00%) HP
4 7 (35.00%) Citrix
4 7 (35.00%) Oracle
4 7 (35.00%) Informatica
5 4 (20.00%) Business Objects
6 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (15.00%) Sourcefire
6 3 (15.00%) McAfee
6 3 (15.00%) Sophos
7 2 (10.00%) 3PAR
8 1 (5.00%) CA