The first table below looks at the demand for WhatsUp Gold skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WhatsUp Gold over the 3 months to 18 April 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 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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
Rank - 120 -
Contract jobs citing WhatsUp Gold 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.13% -
As % of the Systems Management category - 2.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £278 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 -
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
Systems Management Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
203 129 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.13% 5.55% 7.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 56 145
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £260 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 12
Average hourly rate £21.50 £10.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+115.00% -62.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £9.00 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.30 £10.00 £40.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
WhatsUp Gold
England

WhatsUp Gold
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

WhatsUp Gold Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

WhatsUp Gold
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

WhatsUp Gold Daily Rate Trend in the South West

WhatsUp Gold
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) SNMP
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) CCNP
3 3 (60.00%) CCNA
3 3 (60.00%) VoIP
3 3 (60.00%) OSPF
3 3 (60.00%) BGP
3 3 (60.00%) EIGRP
3 3 (60.00%) Military
3 3 (60.00%) Open Source
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (60.00%) JSP 440
4 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) HP SIM
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (40.00%) Network Security
4 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) OpenView
4 2 (40.00%) HP
5 1 (20.00%) C
5 1 (20.00%) WAN
5 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (20.00%) Network Management

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) SNMP
2 3 (60.00%) VoIP
2 3 (60.00%) OSPF
2 3 (60.00%) BGP
2 3 (60.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (40.00%) Network Security
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) WAN
General
1 3 (60.00%) Military
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Security Specialist
2 2 (40.00%) Network Specialist
2 2 (40.00%) Network Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) CCNP
2 3 (60.00%) CCNA
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) JSP 440
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP SIM
1 2 (40.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) HP