The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Aruba 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 Aruba over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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 Aruba Networks.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Aruba
Rank 567 560 541
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -19
Contract jobs citing Aruba 28 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.043% 0.032%
As % of the Vendors category 0.11% 0.092% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 10
Average daily rate
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£320 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £288 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £498 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £306 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.48% +11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £22.00 £101.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.45% -78.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.50 £101.25
% change year-on-year
- -72.83%

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
25051 23888 23758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.40% 46.29% 47.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14924 13568 12329
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1174 1118 1406
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.41 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

Aruba
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Aruba within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Aruba Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Aruba
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Aruba within the UK.

Aruba Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Aruba
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Aruba within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Aruba Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Aruba
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Aruba within the UK.

Aruba Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Aruba
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Aruba within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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 -24 27 £320 -11.72% 6
London +14 12 £368 -8.12% 1
North West - 8 £310 -
Berkshire +3 3 £320 +22.48% 2
South East -20 3 £320 +11.30% 3
City of London +5 2 £368 +13.07%
West Midlands -15 1 £375 - 1
East of England - 1 £270 - 1
South Wales - 1 £300 -
Wales - 1 £300 -
Warwickshire - 1 £375 -
Bridgend - 1 £300 -
Newbury - 1 - - 1
Newmarket - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - -
Stirling - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
Croydon - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -

Aruba
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Aruba 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 Aruba.

1 49 (90.74%) Cisco
2 43 (79.63%) Wireless
3 36 (66.67%) WAN
4 34 (62.96%) LAN
5 27 (50.00%) WLAN
6 21 (38.89%) Juniper
6 21 (38.89%) OSPF
6 21 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (37.04%) CCNP
7 20 (37.04%) BGP
8 17 (31.48%) Citrix
8 17 (31.48%) HP
9 16 (29.63%) F5
9 16 (29.63%) NetScaler
10 15 (27.78%) Brocade
11 14 (25.93%) Load Balancing
11 14 (25.93%) EIGRP
12 12 (22.22%) CheckPoint
12 12 (22.22%) Meraki
13 11 (20.37%) HP ASE
13 11 (20.37%) Firewall
14 10 (18.52%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (16.67%) Riverbed
15 9 (16.67%) Wireless Security
15 9 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 8 (14.81%) Cisco Nexus
16 8 (14.81%) Analytics
16 8 (14.81%) Mentoring
16 8 (14.81%) Network Security
16 8 (14.81%) AirMagnet

Aruba
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Aruba 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 Aruba. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.85%) IIS
1 1 (1.85%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MS Office
2 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 43 (79.63%) Wireless
2 36 (66.67%) WAN
3 34 (62.96%) LAN
4 27 (50.00%) WLAN
5 21 (38.89%) OSPF
6 20 (37.04%) BGP
7 16 (29.63%) NetScaler
8 14 (25.93%) EIGRP
9 11 (20.37%) Firewall
10 10 (18.52%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (16.67%) Wireless Security
11 9 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 8 (14.81%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (14.81%) Network Security
12 8 (14.81%) TCP/IP
13 7 (12.96%) VPN
14 6 (11.11%) Internet
14 6 (11.11%) Cisco IPT
14 6 (11.11%) Cisco ISE
15 5 (9.26%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.41%) Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Investment Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Finance
4 1 (1.85%) Local Government
4 1 (1.85%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (40.74%) Consultant
2 17 (31.48%) Network Consultant
3 15 (27.78%) Network Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Wireless Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Cisco Consultant
5 5 (9.26%) Voice Consultant
6 4 (7.41%) Architect
6 4 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (7.41%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Security Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Cisco Consultant
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Firewall Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Data Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) Cisco Network Consultant
9 1 (1.85%) Cisco Voice Consultant
9 1 (1.85%) Voice Network Engineer
9 1 (1.85%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
9 1 (1.85%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.85%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (1.85%) SecurID
2 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.56%) Windows
2 2 (3.70%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.85%) Linux
3 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.93%) Load Balancing
2 8 (14.81%) Analytics
2 8 (14.81%) Mentoring
2 8 (14.81%) Identity Management
3 6 (11.11%) WAN Optimisation
4 5 (9.26%) Network Management
5 3 (5.56%) ITIL
6 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.70%) Network Design
7 1 (1.85%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (1.85%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (1.85%) Network Architecture
7 1 (1.85%) Migration
7 1 (1.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.85%) Workflow
7 1 (1.85%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 21 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (37.04%) CCNP
3 11 (20.37%) HP ASE
4 6 (11.11%) CCIE
4 6 (11.11%) JNCIS
4 6 (11.11%) ACSP
5 5 (9.26%) HP MASE
5 5 (9.26%) CCDP
6 3 (5.56%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.85%) ISA Server
2 1 (1.85%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (11.11%) Cisco Prime
1 6 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (9.26%) FortiGate
2 5 (9.26%) SolarWinds Orion
3 4 (7.41%) Nessus
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.85%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 49 (90.74%) Cisco
2 21 (38.89%) Juniper
3 17 (31.48%) Citrix
3 17 (31.48%) HP
4 16 (29.63%) F5
5 15 (27.78%) Brocade
6 12 (22.22%) CheckPoint
6 12 (22.22%) Meraki
7 9 (16.67%) Riverbed
8 8 (14.81%) AirMagnet
8 8 (14.81%) Blue Coat
8 8 (14.81%) Motorola
9 6 (11.11%) Dell
9 6 (11.11%) 3Com
9 6 (11.11%) Fortinet
10 5 (9.26%) Polycom
10 5 (9.26%) SolarWinds
10 5 (9.26%) VMware
11 3 (5.56%) Websense
11 3 (5.56%) Symantec