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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3Com
Rank 641 655 627
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -28
Contract jobs citing 3Com 7 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.009% 0.014%
As % of the Vendors category 0.029% 0.020% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 3
Median daily rate £260 £465 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.19% +32.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-42.33% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
23985 25156 25971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.89% 43.29% 45.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14654 14856 14656
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 861 1085 1172
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.80 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% -0.63%

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
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 28 September 2016.

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 12 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 28 September 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 +21 6 £269 -42.15% 7
South East +17 3 £232 -48.44%
West Midlands - 3 £350 -
Worcester - 3 £350 -
Worcestershire - 3 £350 -
Basingstoke - 1 £232 -
Banstead - 1 £175 -
Berkshire - 1 £269 -
Hampshire - 1 £232 -
Surrey - 1 £175 -
Falkirk - 1 £250 -
Scotland - 1 £250 -

3Com
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 28 (96.55%) Cisco
2 19 (65.52%) TCP/IP
3 18 (62.07%) SC Cleared
3 18 (62.07%) Security Cleared
4 15 (51.72%) SNMP
4 15 (51.72%) Change Management
5 14 (48.28%) EMC
5 14 (48.28%) ITIL
6 13 (44.83%) HP
7 10 (34.48%) Firewall
8 8 (27.59%) WAN
8 8 (27.59%) VLAN
9 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
10 5 (17.24%) Windows
10 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
10 5 (17.24%) Dell
10 5 (17.24%) VMware
10 5 (17.24%) Network Monitoring
11 4 (13.79%) Riverbed
11 4 (13.79%) SolarWinds
11 4 (13.79%) Network Architecture
11 4 (13.79%) Forefront TMG
11 4 (13.79%) LAN
11 4 (13.79%) WAN Optimisation
11 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Management
12 3 (10.34%) Palo Alto
12 3 (10.34%) Windows Server
12 3 (10.34%) WLAN
12 3 (10.34%) Unix
12 3 (10.34%) Solaris

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 19 (65.52%) TCP/IP
2 15 (51.72%) SNMP
3 10 (34.48%) Firewall
4 8 (27.59%) VLAN
4 8 (27.59%) WAN
5 4 (13.79%) LAN
6 3 (10.34%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (10.34%) Cisco PIX
6 3 (10.34%) DHCP
6 3 (10.34%) DNS
6 3 (10.34%) NAS
6 3 (10.34%) SAN
6 3 (10.34%) Wireless
6 3 (10.34%) WLAN
7 1 (3.45%) VPN
General
1 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Network Engineer
2 8 (27.59%) Analyst
2 8 (27.59%) Network Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Technical Specialist
4 3 (10.34%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Incident Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Incident Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Server Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Citrix Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Network Support
6 1 (3.45%) Break Fix Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Incident Manager
6 1 (3.45%) IT Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Blackberry
1 3 (10.34%) Fat Client
1 3 (10.34%) PDA
1 3 (10.34%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) Linux
2 3 (10.34%) Solaris
2 3 (10.34%) SUSE
2 3 (10.34%) Unix
2 3 (10.34%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Change Management
2 14 (48.28%) ITIL
3 5 (17.24%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (13.79%) Network Architecture
4 4 (13.79%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (3.45%) Migration
5 1 (3.45%) Project Management
5 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 18 (62.07%) SC Cleared
1 18 (62.07%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) CCNA
2 3 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.90%) DBS Check
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.79%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (10.34%) Terminal Server
Vendors
1 28 (96.55%) Cisco
2 14 (48.28%) EMC
3 13 (44.83%) HP
4 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
5 5 (17.24%) Dell
5 5 (17.24%) VMware
6 4 (13.79%) Riverbed
6 4 (13.79%) SolarWinds
7 3 (10.34%) Avaya
7 3 (10.34%) BT
7 3 (10.34%) CheckPoint
7 3 (10.34%) Citrix
7 3 (10.34%) Meraki
7 3 (10.34%) NETGEAR
7 3 (10.34%) Palo Alto
8 2 (6.90%) ION Trading
8 2 (6.90%) Veeam