The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of 3Com products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3Com over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the 3Com Corporation.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3Com
Rank 623 638 602
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -36
Contract jobs citing 3Com 20 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.014% 0.002%
As % of the Vendors category 0.082% 0.032% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 1
Median daily rate £232 £450 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.44% +104.54%
UK excluding London median daily rate £232 £450 £220
% change year-on-year
-48.44% +104.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24318 25098 23933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.94% 44.07% 45.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 14876 14729 13223
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 804 1084 1053
Median hourly rate £19.61 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.94% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

3Com
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing 3Com as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3Com within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -3 20 £232 -48.44% 1
South East +11 17 £232 -48.44%
Hampshire +15 14 £232 -
Basingstoke - 10 £232 -
Manchester - 2 £270 -
Kent - 2 £218 -
North West - 2 £270 -
Berkshire - 1 £269 -
Devon - 1 £190 -
South West - 1 £190 -

3Com
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing 3Com also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for 3Com.

1 27 (100.00%) Cisco
2 20 (74.07%) TCP/IP
3 16 (59.26%) Change Management
3 16 (59.26%) SC Cleared
3 16 (59.26%) Security Cleared
4 15 (55.56%) SNMP
5 14 (51.85%) EMC
5 14 (51.85%) ITIL
6 11 (40.74%) HP
7 7 (25.93%) WAN
8 6 (22.22%) Firewall
9 5 (18.52%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (14.81%) WAN Optimisation
10 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Management
10 4 (14.81%) Veeam
10 4 (14.81%) Riverbed
10 4 (14.81%) SolarWinds
10 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
10 4 (14.81%) Network Architecture
10 4 (14.81%) Forefront TMG
10 4 (14.81%) ION Trading
10 4 (14.81%) VLAN
10 4 (14.81%) VMware
10 4 (14.81%) Windows
10 4 (14.81%) Dell
10 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
10 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
11 3 (11.11%) CCNA
11 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification

3Com
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 20 (74.07%) TCP/IP
2 15 (55.56%) SNMP
3 7 (25.93%) WAN
4 6 (22.22%) Firewall
5 4 (14.81%) VLAN
6 3 (11.11%) LAN
7 2 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (7.41%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (7.41%) Wireless
7 2 (7.41%) WLAN
8 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
8 1 (3.70%) Internet
8 1 (3.70%) Unified Communications
8 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Network Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Incident Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Incident Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) IT Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Network Support
5 1 (3.70%) Break Fix Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Incident Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) CMDB
1 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
1 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
1 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Change Management
2 14 (51.85%) ITIL
3 5 (18.52%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (14.81%) Network Architecture
4 4 (14.81%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (3.70%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.70%) Communications Security
5 1 (3.70%) Information Security
Qualifications
1 16 (59.26%) SC Cleared
1 16 (59.26%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) CCNA
2 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.41%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
1 4 (14.81%) Forefront TMG
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) Cisco
2 14 (51.85%) EMC
3 11 (40.74%) HP
4 4 (14.81%) Dell
4 4 (14.81%) ION Trading
4 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
4 4 (14.81%) Riverbed
4 4 (14.81%) SolarWinds
4 4 (14.81%) Veeam
4 4 (14.81%) VMware
5 3 (11.11%) Meraki
5 3 (11.11%) Palo Alto
6 2 (7.41%) BT
6 2 (7.41%) NETGEAR