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 1 September 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.

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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IronPort
Rank 130 - 139
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing IronPort 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.097% - 0.030%
As % of the Vendors category 0.21% - 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £415
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -21.68%
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 North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1411 1316 1586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.50% 45.21% 48.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 585 723
Average daily rate £338 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £221 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 106 133
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +20.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.16 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.73% +1.57%

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

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 1 September 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 - - - -
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England

IronPort
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 13 (81.25%) Windows
1 13 (81.25%) MS Exchange
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
1 13 (81.25%) PowerShell
1 13 (81.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (62.50%) Symantec
3 9 (56.25%) F5
4 8 (50.00%) Release Management
5 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
5 7 (43.75%) Blackberry
6 6 (37.50%) Firewall
6 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
7 5 (31.25%) SAN
8 4 (25.00%) HP
9 3 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
9 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (18.75%) Sourcefire
9 3 (18.75%) Brightmail
9 3 (18.75%) Open Source
9 3 (18.75%) CORE IMPACT
9 3 (18.75%) Security Testing
9 3 (18.75%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (18.75%) Metasploit
9 3 (18.75%) Citrix
9 3 (18.75%) CISSP
9 3 (18.75%) LAN
9 3 (18.75%) WAN

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 13 (81.25%) MS Exchange
2 10 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (18.75%) Lync
3 3 (18.75%) IIS
3 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) Firewall
2 5 (31.25%) SAN
3 3 (18.75%) WAN
3 3 (18.75%) LAN
4 2 (12.50%) VoIP
4 2 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Operations Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Messaging Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Security Specialist
3 3 (18.75%) Applications Support
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) IT Security Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Information Security Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Information Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Messaging Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Blackberry
2 3 (18.75%) Clustering
2 3 (18.75%) Open Source
3 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (12.50%) PKI
4 1 (6.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
1 13 (81.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Release Management
2 3 (18.75%) Security Testing
2 3 (18.75%) Change Control
2 3 (18.75%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Information Security
2 3 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
3 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (12.50%) Change Management
3 2 (12.50%) Identity Management
3 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 2 (12.50%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) PowerShell
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) CISSP
4 2 (12.50%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
1 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (18.75%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) CORE IMPACT
1 3 (18.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 10 (62.50%) Symantec
3 9 (56.25%) F5
4 4 (25.00%) HP
5 3 (18.75%) Citrix
5 3 (18.75%) Informatica
5 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
5 3 (18.75%) McAfee
5 3 (18.75%) Sophos
5 3 (18.75%) Open Text
5 3 (18.75%) VMware
5 3 (18.75%) Sourcefire
5 3 (18.75%) Siebel
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle
6 2 (12.50%) 3PAR
7 1 (6.25%) Business Objects