The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of SurfControl 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 SurfControl over the 3 months to 11 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 SurfControl PLC.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SurfControl
Rank - 126 -
Contract jobs citing SurfControl 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.039% -
As % of the Vendors category - 0.085% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1268 1179 1587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 42.98% 46.27% 50.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 649 507 717
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 89 103
Average hourly rate £15.50 £21.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.19% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.47 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.04 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-8.08% -4.80%
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SurfControl
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

SurfControl Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

SurfControl Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SurfControl
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

SurfControl Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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Top 23 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 5 (83.33%) UNIX
3 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 4 (66.67%) SSL
3 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 3 (50.00%) Clearswift
4 3 (50.00%) ITIL
4 3 (50.00%) Firewall
4 3 (50.00%) Kaspersky
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (33.33%) Network Security
5 2 (33.33%) VPN
6 1 (16.67%) IIS
6 1 (16.67%) Apache
6 1 (16.67%) SMTP
6 1 (16.67%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (16.67%) ISA Server
6 1 (16.67%) Citrix
6 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 1 (16.67%) Information Security
6 1 (16.67%) Local Government

SurfControl
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) SSL
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) Network Security
3 2 (33.33%) VPN
4 1 (16.67%) SMTP
General
1 1 (16.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) Security Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Network Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Network Security Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) UNIX
3 4 (66.67%) Linux
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (50.00%) Clearswift
2 3 (50.00%) Kaspersky
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix