The first table below looks at the demand for WhatsUp Gold skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WhatsUp Gold over the 3 months to 24 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 of the Systems Management category for the South East 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
Rank 233 228 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing WhatsUp Gold 9 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.098% 0.024% -
As % of the Systems Management category 1.20% 0.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£319 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.92% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £342 £324 £275
% change year-on-year
+5.78% +17.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Systems Management Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
751 893 693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.18% 10.59% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 447 297
Average daily rate £345 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 52 52
Average hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £40.00 £35.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +28.57%
WhatsUp Gold
England

WhatsUp Gold
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WhatsUp Gold across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

WhatsUp Gold Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

WhatsUp Gold
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WhatsUp Gold across the South East region.

WhatsUp Gold Daily Rate Trend in the South East

WhatsUp Gold
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WhatsUp Gold across the South East region.

WhatsUp Gold Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

WhatsUp Gold
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WhatsUp Gold within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 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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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
Berkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
WhatsUp Gold
England

WhatsUp Gold
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing WhatsUp Gold 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 WhatsUp Gold.

1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) SNMP
2 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 7 (70.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (60.00%) Network Management
3 6 (60.00%) ITIL V3
3 6 (60.00%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (50.00%) Network Security
4 5 (50.00%) HP
5 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (40.00%) MPLS
5 4 (40.00%) Windows
5 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
5 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (40.00%) Service Management
5 4 (40.00%) VMware
5 4 (40.00%) HP UCMDB
6 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (30.00%) EqualLogic
6 3 (30.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (30.00%) BIG-IP
6 3 (30.00%) Firewall
6 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
6 3 (30.00%) NAS
6 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (30.00%) Fat Client
6 3 (30.00%) Xen

WhatsUp Gold
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing WhatsUp Gold 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 WhatsUp Gold. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (30.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) SNMP
2 5 (50.00%) Network Security
3 4 (40.00%) MPLS
4 3 (30.00%) BIG-IP
4 3 (30.00%) Firewall
4 3 (30.00%) NAS
4 3 (30.00%) LAN
4 3 (30.00%) WAN
4 3 (30.00%) DSL
4 3 (30.00%) SAN
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (10.00%) VLAN
6 1 (10.00%) Wireless
6 1 (10.00%) IPsec
6 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
6 1 (10.00%) TACACS
6 1 (10.00%) DHCP
6 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (10.00%) VPN
6 1 (10.00%) DNS
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Network Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Monitoring Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) EqualLogic
1 3 (30.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (30.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (30.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
1 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 6 (60.00%) Network Management
2 6 (60.00%) ITIL V3
3 4 (40.00%) Service Management
4 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (10.00%) CCNA
4 1 (10.00%) MCSE
4 1 (10.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) Xen
2 3 (30.00%) NLBS
3 1 (10.00%) DFS Replication
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (40.00%) HP UCMDB
3 3 (30.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (30.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) HP
3 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (40.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) Symantec
4 3 (30.00%) NetApp
4 3 (30.00%) Citrix
5 1 (10.00%) Veeam
5 1 (10.00%) Dell