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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3Com
Rank 619 612 572
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -40
Contract jobs citing 3Com 9 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.004% 0.012%
As % of the Vendors category 0.036% 0.008% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 5
Average daily rate
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£458 £285 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.52% -10.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £233 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £337 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £285 £320
% change year-on-year
+57.89% -10.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £19.50 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 - £30.00

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
24958 24663 23724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.83% 45.07% 46.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 14675 13604 12843
Average daily rate £400 £378 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% -2.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £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 1071 1068 1189
Average hourly rate £18.07 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.38% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.85 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.16%

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 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 3 August 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 -2 9 £458 +60.52% 1
London - 6 £465 - 1
South East -17 3 £450 +28.57%
West Sussex - 2 £450 -
City of London - 2 £465 -
Crawley - 2 £450 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 - -

3Com
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 16 (100.00%) Cisco
2 12 (75.00%) Firewall
3 11 (68.75%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (56.25%) WAN
5 8 (50.00%) CCNP
5 8 (50.00%) LAN
5 8 (50.00%) TCP/IP
6 7 (43.75%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (37.50%) DHCP
7 6 (37.50%) HP
7 6 (37.50%) CCIE
7 6 (37.50%) OSPF
7 6 (37.50%) BGP
7 6 (37.50%) EIGRP
8 5 (31.25%) CheckPoint
8 5 (31.25%) VBScript
8 5 (31.25%) Windows
8 5 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (31.25%) Network Security
8 5 (31.25%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (25.00%) Unified Communications
9 4 (25.00%) F5
9 4 (25.00%) VPN
9 4 (25.00%) SNA
9 4 (25.00%) DNS
9 4 (25.00%) Juniper
9 4 (25.00%) Nortel
9 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 4 (25.00%) CCSA
9 4 (25.00%) BIG-IP

3Com
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 2 (12.50%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) Firewall
2 9 (56.25%) WAN
3 8 (50.00%) LAN
3 8 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 7 (43.75%) Cisco IOS
5 6 (37.50%) DHCP
5 6 (37.50%) OSPF
5 6 (37.50%) BGP
5 6 (37.50%) EIGRP
6 5 (31.25%) Network Security
6 5 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (25.00%) Unified Communications
7 4 (25.00%) BIG-IP
7 4 (25.00%) VPN
7 4 (25.00%) SNA
7 4 (25.00%) DNS
8 3 (18.75%) SNMP
8 3 (18.75%) VoIP
8 3 (18.75%) Wireless
8 3 (18.75%) MPLS
General
1 2 (12.50%) Military
2 1 (6.25%) Local Government
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Network Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Network Consultant
2 4 (25.00%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Communications Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Network Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (6.25%) Statistics
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (18.75%) DDoS Mitigation
2 3 (18.75%) Security Hardening
2 3 (18.75%) Network Management
2 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
3 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 2 (12.50%) Network Architecture
3 2 (12.50%) Validation
3 2 (12.50%) Network Design
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Improvement
3 2 (12.50%) WAN Optimisation
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) VBScript
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
2 3 (18.75%) Perl
2 3 (18.75%) Python
2 3 (18.75%) Tcl
2 3 (18.75%) Ruby
3 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 2 (12.50%) PHP
3 2 (12.50%) C
3 2 (12.50%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) C++
3 2 (12.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (50.00%) CCNP
3 6 (37.50%) CCIE
4 4 (25.00%) CCSA
5 3 (18.75%) CCIP
5 3 (18.75%) CCDA
6 2 (12.50%) CCDP
6 2 (12.50%) JNCIA
6 2 (12.50%) JNCIS
7 1 (6.25%) CCSE
7 1 (6.25%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
1 2 (12.50%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (6.25%) FortiGate
2 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (37.50%) HP
3 5 (31.25%) CheckPoint
4 4 (25.00%) Nortel
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) Juniper
4 4 (25.00%) F5
5 3 (18.75%) Riverbed
5 3 (18.75%) Akamai
5 3 (18.75%) Fortinet
5 3 (18.75%) Radware
5 3 (18.75%) Citrix
6 2 (12.50%) Dell
6 2 (12.50%) BT
6 2 (12.50%) VMware
6 2 (12.50%) ProCurve
7 1 (6.25%) Draytek
7 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
7 1 (6.25%) Websense
7 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds