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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3Com
Rank - 552 530
Contract jobs citing 3Com 0 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.002% 0.020%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.005% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate
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- - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £30.75
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
23359 22019 21063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.78% 45.72% 47.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13656 12210 10981
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £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 1012 954 1305
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £39.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 15 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 January 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
Crawley - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 1
London - - - - 1
New Malden - - - -
Redditch - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
City of London - - - -
South East - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
England - - - - 2
Greenwich - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

3Com
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 11 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (72.73%) VPN
2 8 (72.73%) Firewall
3 7 (63.64%) Dell
4 6 (54.55%) Juniper
4 6 (54.55%) OSPF
4 6 (54.55%) BGP
4 6 (54.55%) TCP/IP
4 6 (54.55%) WAN
4 6 (54.55%) Aruba
5 5 (45.45%) FortiGate
5 5 (45.45%) SSL
5 5 (45.45%) SolarWinds
5 5 (45.45%) SolarWinds Orion
5 5 (45.45%) Network Security
5 5 (45.45%) ADSL
5 5 (45.45%) LDAP
5 5 (45.45%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (45.45%) IPsec
6 4 (36.36%) NetScreen
6 4 (36.36%) PCI DSS
6 4 (36.36%) Nessus
7 3 (27.27%) Network Management
7 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
7 3 (27.27%) ITIL
7 3 (27.27%) Windows
8 2 (18.18%) Linux
8 2 (18.18%) C
8 2 (18.18%) C#
8 2 (18.18%) C++

3Com
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (9.09%) Lync
1 1 (9.09%) IIS
1 1 (9.09%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) VPN
1 8 (72.73%) Firewall
2 6 (54.55%) OSPF
2 6 (54.55%) BGP
2 6 (54.55%) TCP/IP
2 6 (54.55%) WAN
3 5 (45.45%) SSL
3 5 (45.45%) Network Security
3 5 (45.45%) ADSL
3 5 (45.45%) LDAP
3 5 (45.45%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (45.45%) IPsec
4 4 (36.36%) NetScreen
5 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (9.09%) xDSL
6 1 (9.09%) Unified Communications
6 1 (9.09%) MPLS
6 1 (9.09%) EIGRP
6 1 (9.09%) Wireless
6 1 (9.09%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Local Government
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Military
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Network Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Security Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Communications Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) SecurID
1 1 (9.09%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Network Management
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) ITSM
2 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Use Case
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) UML
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C
1 2 (18.18%) C#
1 2 (18.18%) C++
1 2 (18.18%) PHP
1 2 (18.18%) VBScript
1 2 (18.18%) VB
1 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
1 2 (18.18%) ProxySG
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Terminal Services
2 1 (9.09%) ISA Server
2 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) FortiGate
1 5 (45.45%) SolarWinds Orion
2 4 (36.36%) Nessus
3 1 (9.09%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (63.64%) Dell
3 6 (54.55%) Juniper
3 6 (54.55%) Aruba
4 5 (45.45%) SolarWinds
5 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 2 (18.18%) Citrix
6 2 (18.18%) Avaya
6 2 (18.18%) VMware
6 2 (18.18%) Nokia
6 2 (18.18%) Crossbeam
6 2 (18.18%) Blue Coat
7 1 (9.09%) Brocade
7 1 (9.09%) Fortinet
7 1 (9.09%) SonicWALL
7 1 (9.09%) F5
7 1 (9.09%) Veritas
7 1 (9.09%) Lotus
7 1 (9.09%) Symantec