The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IronPort
Rank 143 136 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing IronPort 13 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.34% 0.095% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.83% 0.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate £300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £425
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -14.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
IronPort
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1564 1445 1192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 41.15% 45.90% 44.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 852 734 567
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 99 75
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £11.03 £11.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.50 £42.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IronPort across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

IronPort Daily Rate Histogram 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

IronPort
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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Lancashire - 7 £273 -
Manchester -12 5 £334 -
IronPort
England

IronPort
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 12 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 11 (73.33%) Lync
3 10 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (60.00%) Dell
5 8 (53.33%) SharePoint
6 6 (40.00%) VoIP
6 6 (40.00%) Symantec
6 6 (40.00%) PowerShell
7 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (33.33%) Brightmail
7 5 (33.33%) Office 365
7 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (33.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 5 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 5 (33.33%) VMware
7 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (33.33%) DHCP
7 5 (33.33%) DNS
7 5 (33.33%) MS Office
7 5 (33.33%) ITIL
7 5 (33.33%) Windows
7 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
8 4 (26.67%) HP
8 4 (26.67%) Compaq
8 4 (26.67%) Citrix

IronPort
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 12 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 11 (73.33%) Lync
3 10 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (53.33%) SharePoint
5 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) VoIP
2 5 (33.33%) DHCP
2 5 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall
3 1 (6.67%) FWSM
3 1 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (6.67%) IPsec
3 1 (6.67%) LAN
3 1 (6.67%) Network Security
3 1 (6.67%) SAN
3 1 (6.67%) SSL
3 1 (6.67%) VPN
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
3 1 (6.67%) Wireless
3 1 (6.67%) WLAN
General
1 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Law
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Messaging Engineer
1 5 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Messaging Support
2 3 (20.00%) Messaging Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Messaging Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Server Support
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Support
4 1 (6.67%) Messaging Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Messaging Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
1 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
1 5 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
2 1 (6.67%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Open Source
2 1 (6.67%) Project Management
2 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (6.67%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (6.67%) Service Management
2 1 (6.67%) Validation
2 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) MCSE
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) CCNP
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Brightmail
2 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (26.67%) vSphere
2 4 (26.67%) XenApp
2 4 (26.67%) XenDesktop
2 4 (26.67%) XenServer
3 1 (6.67%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 4 (26.67%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Dell
2 6 (40.00%) Symantec
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (33.33%) VMware
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco
4 4 (26.67%) Citrix
4 4 (26.67%) Compaq
4 4 (26.67%) HP
4 4 (26.67%) ThinPrint
5 1 (6.67%) Polycom
5 1 (6.67%) RightFax
5 1 (6.67%) SAP
5 1 (6.67%) Siemens