The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of 3Com products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3Com over the 3 months to 30 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 currently tracked.

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 the 3Com Corporation.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3Com
Rank 586 557 580
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +23
Contract jobs citing 3Com 2 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.012% 0.016%
As % of the Vendors category 0.008% 0.025% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 4
Average daily rate
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£285 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.93% -1.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.93% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £30.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
- -23.07%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25024 24051 26881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.79% 47.04% 46.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 13872 13054 13605
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1078 1195 1394
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -0.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%

3Com
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 3Com within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

3Com Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

3Com
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3Com within the UK.

3Com Daily Rate Trend in the UK

3Com
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3Com within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

3Com Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

3Com
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3Com within the UK.

3Com Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

3Com
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3Com within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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
England -34 2 £285 -10.93% 4
East of England -19 1 £220 -2.22%
Bedfordshire - 1 £220 -
Luton - 1 £220 -
New Malden - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
London - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -

3Com
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing 3Com 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 3Com.

1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
3 3 (60.00%) SAN
3 3 (60.00%) DNS
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (40.00%) vSphere
4 2 (40.00%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (40.00%) Acronis
4 2 (40.00%) Network Design
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (40.00%) Network Security
4 2 (40.00%) MSI
4 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) C
4 2 (40.00%) VB
4 2 (40.00%) VPN
4 2 (40.00%) DHCP
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) Veritas
4 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (40.00%) ISA Server
4 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) NetBackup

3Com
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing 3Com 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 3Com. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 3 (60.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) Network Security
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) MPLS
4 1 (20.00%) OSPF
4 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) WAN
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Wise Package Studio
1 2 (40.00%) MSI
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Network Design
2 1 (20.00%) ITSM
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (40.00%) C
1 2 (40.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (40.00%) vSphere
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) ISA Server
3 1 (20.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Acronis
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Veritas
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (20.00%) Nokia
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper
3 1 (20.00%) Crossbeam
3 1 (20.00%) SonicWALL
3 1 (20.00%) Brocade
3 1 (20.00%) Ruckus Wireless
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