The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 October 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
Rank 258 238 -
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -
Contract jobs citing WhatsUp Gold 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.010% 0.012% -
As % of the Systems Management category 0.10% 0.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -7.14%
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 Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Systems Management Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
971 743 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.02% 8.78% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 398 285
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 40 61
Average hourly rate £27.00 £22.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £23.20 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-9.48% +18.97%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 October 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%) ITIL
3 6 (60.00%) SNMP
3 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (60.00%) Network Management
3 6 (60.00%) ITIL V3
3 6 (60.00%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (50.00%) Network Security
4 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
5 4 (40.00%) Service Management
5 4 (40.00%) WAN
5 4 (40.00%) HP
5 4 (40.00%) HP UCMDB
6 3 (30.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (30.00%) EqualLogic
6 3 (30.00%) Citrix
6 3 (30.00%) DSL
6 3 (30.00%) SAN
6 3 (30.00%) NetApp
6 3 (30.00%) Thin Client
6 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (30.00%) Symantec
6 3 (30.00%) MPLS
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (30.00%) Windows
6 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 6 (60.00%) SNMP
2 5 (50.00%) Network Security
3 4 (40.00%) WAN
4 3 (30.00%) DSL
4 3 (30.00%) SAN
4 3 (30.00%) MPLS
4 3 (30.00%) LAN
4 3 (30.00%) BIG-IP
4 3 (30.00%) Firewall
4 3 (30.00%) NAS
5 2 (20.00%) VLAN
6 1 (10.00%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (10.00%) xDSL
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (10.00%) MRTG
6 1 (10.00%) ATM
6 1 (10.00%) ISDN
6 1 (10.00%) DHCP
6 1 (10.00%) PPP
6 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Monitoring Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Monitoring Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) EqualLogic
1 3 (30.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (30.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (30.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (10.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
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%) People Management
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) 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%) MCSE
4 1 (10.00%) MCSA
4 1 (10.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (30.00%) Xen
1 3 (30.00%) NLBS
2 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (10.00%) DFS Replication
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
4 1 (10.00%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) HP
3 3 (30.00%) Citrix
3 3 (30.00%) NetApp
3 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (30.00%) Symantec
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Remedy
4 1 (10.00%) Veeam
4 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds