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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3Com over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3Com
Rank 576 571 531
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -40
Contract jobs citing 3Com 2 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.008% 0.026%
As % of the Vendors category 0.008% 0.017% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 7
Average daily rate
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- £425 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +37.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £425 £270
% change year-on-year
- +57.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.75

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
24546 23827 21377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.36% 45.45% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13996 13115 11393
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1059 1050 1177
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -3.44%

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
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 16 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 March 2015. 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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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 -17 2 - - 2
East of England - 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 - -
South East - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Crawley - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 1
London - - - -
Redditch - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 1

3Com
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) Dell
3 4 (66.67%) Windows
4 3 (50.00%) Linux
4 3 (50.00%) C
4 3 (50.00%) C#
4 3 (50.00%) C++
4 3 (50.00%) PHP
4 3 (50.00%) VBScript
4 3 (50.00%) VB
4 3 (50.00%) WAN
4 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (50.00%) VPN
4 3 (50.00%) Juniper
4 3 (50.00%) Citrix
4 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (33.33%) Aruba
5 2 (33.33%) Firewall
5 2 (33.33%) OSPF
5 2 (33.33%) BGP
5 2 (33.33%) Military
6 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
6 1 (16.67%) Nessus
6 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (16.67%) Avaya
6 1 (16.67%) SecurID

3Com
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 1 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) WAN
1 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (33.33%) OSPF
2 2 (33.33%) BGP
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (16.67%) Wireless
3 1 (16.67%) Frame Relay
3 1 (16.67%) IPsec
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security
3 1 (16.67%) xDSL
3 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
3 1 (16.67%) NetScreen
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) SSL
3 1 (16.67%) MPLS
3 1 (16.67%) SMTP
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Military
2 1 (16.67%) Local Government
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) SecurID
1 1 (16.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Network Management
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C
1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) C++
1 3 (50.00%) PHP
1 3 (50.00%) VBScript
1 3 (50.00%) VB
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
1 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
2 1 (16.67%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 1 (16.67%) Nessus
1 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (16.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) Dell
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) Juniper
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) Aruba
5 1 (16.67%) F5
5 1 (16.67%) Brocade
5 1 (16.67%) SonicWALL
5 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds
5 1 (16.67%) Veritas
5 1 (16.67%) Lotus
5 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 1 (16.67%) Symantec
5 1 (16.67%) Websense
5 1 (16.67%) BT
5 1 (16.67%) Avaya
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) HP