The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Clearswift 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 Clearswift over the 3 months to 27 May 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 Clearswift Limited.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clearswift
Rank 572 562 534
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -28
Contract jobs citing Clearswift 41 27 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.051% 0.019%
As % of the Vendors category 0.17% 0.11% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 6
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£325 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £331 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £450 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £425 -
% change year-on-year
-23.52% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.50

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
24797 23698 21741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.94% 44.94% 46.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14353 13470 11558
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1130 1055 1174
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.49 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

Clearswift
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Clearswift Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Clearswift
Daily Rate Trend

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

Clearswift Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Clearswift
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Clearswift within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Clearswift Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Clearswift
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Clearswift Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Clearswift
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 Clearswift within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 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 -3 41 £325 -18.75% 2
North West - 29 £325 -
Manchester - 28 £325 -
London +6 5 £275 -20.28%
Hampshire +2 4 £413 -5.71%
South East -22 4 £413 -5.71% 1
Hook -5 3 £413 -2.94%
City of London -1 2 £275 -19.70%
East of England - 2 - -
Essex - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Witham - 1 - -
Ilford - 1 £230 -
Leeds - 1 - -

Clearswift
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Clearswift 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 Clearswift.

1 49 (83.05%) Firewall
2 41 (69.49%) Cisco
3 37 (62.71%) SSL
4 36 (61.02%) CheckPoint
5 33 (55.93%) Cisco ASA
6 30 (50.85%) PKI
7 27 (45.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 27 (45.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 27 (45.76%) Kalman Filter
8 26 (44.07%) CISMP
8 26 (44.07%) Kaspersky
8 26 (44.07%) CISSP
9 24 (40.68%) Citrix
10 22 (37.29%) CISM
11 21 (35.59%) Microsoft
11 21 (35.59%) ITIL
12 20 (33.90%) ITIL Certification
12 20 (33.90%) Network Security
13 19 (32.20%) VMware
13 19 (32.20%) Penetration Testing
13 19 (32.20%) SIEM
14 17 (28.81%) Windows
15 16 (27.12%) QA
16 15 (25.42%) CCENT
16 15 (25.42%) Migration
16 15 (25.42%) Security Patching
16 15 (25.42%) Data Centre
17 14 (23.73%) WAN
18 13 (22.03%) SMTP
18 13 (22.03%) Service Delivery

Clearswift
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Clearswift 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 Clearswift. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (16.95%) IIS
2 9 (15.25%) IBM Notes
2 9 (15.25%) MS Exchange
3 7 (11.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (11.86%) Apache
4 6 (10.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (3.39%) Lotus Domino
6 2 (3.39%) Lync
7 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.69%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (83.05%) Firewall
2 37 (62.71%) SSL
3 33 (55.93%) Cisco ASA
4 20 (33.90%) Network Security
5 14 (23.73%) WAN
6 13 (22.03%) SMTP
7 11 (18.64%) X.400
7 11 (18.64%) X.500
8 7 (11.86%) VPN
9 4 (6.78%) TCP/IP
10 3 (5.08%) HTTPS
10 3 (5.08%) FTP
10 3 (5.08%) BIG-IP
10 3 (5.08%) SAN
11 2 (3.39%) Internet
11 2 (3.39%) DHCP
11 2 (3.39%) DNS
12 1 (1.69%) ISDN
12 1 (1.69%) BGP
12 1 (1.69%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 11 (18.64%) Military
2 3 (5.08%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.39%) Finance
3 2 (3.39%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (44.07%) Analyst
2 22 (37.29%) Security Analyst
3 18 (30.51%) Technical Analyst
4 9 (15.25%) Security Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Technical Security Analyst
5 7 (11.86%) Network Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Technical Support
6 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (3.39%) Administrator
6 2 (3.39%) Network Analyst
6 2 (3.39%) Domino Administrator
6 2 (3.39%) Messaging Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Network Security Analyst
6 2 (3.39%) Exchange Specialist
6 2 (3.39%) Lotus Notes Administrator
6 2 (3.39%) Build Engineer
7 1 (1.69%) Server Technician
7 1 (1.69%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.08%) Ajax
1 3 (5.08%) JSON
2 2 (3.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (50.85%) PKI
2 15 (25.42%) Data Centre
3 8 (13.56%) Blackberry
4 5 (8.47%) Life Science
4 5 (8.47%) Clustering
5 1 (1.69%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.69%) NHS
5 1 (1.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (28.81%) Windows
2 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (5.08%) Apple iOS
3 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (45.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 27 (45.76%) Kalman Filter
2 21 (35.59%) ITIL
3 19 (32.20%) Penetration Testing
3 19 (32.20%) SIEM
4 15 (25.42%) Migration
4 15 (25.42%) Security Patching
5 13 (22.03%) Service Delivery
6 10 (16.95%) Integration Testing
6 10 (16.95%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (13.56%) Boundary Protection
8 7 (11.86%) Information Security
9 2 (3.39%) Configuration Management
10 1 (1.69%) Change Management
10 1 (1.69%) Data Management
10 1 (1.69%) Performance Tuning
10 1 (1.69%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.64%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.78%) VBScript
3 3 (5.08%) C
3 3 (5.08%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (44.07%) CISSP
1 26 (44.07%) CISMP
2 22 (37.29%) CISM
3 20 (33.90%) ITIL Certification
4 15 (25.42%) CCENT
5 12 (20.34%) Security Cleared
6 10 (16.95%) DV Cleared
7 5 (8.47%) SC Cleared
8 3 (5.08%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (45.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (27.12%) QA
3 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (16.95%) Forefront TMG
2 6 (10.17%) Active Directory
3 4 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.39%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.69%) XenApp
5 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.69%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.69%) vSphere
5 1 (1.69%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (10.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (3.39%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.69%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.69%) ARCserve
3 1 (1.69%) WSUS
3 1 (1.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 41 (69.49%) Cisco
2 36 (61.02%) CheckPoint
3 26 (44.07%) Kaspersky
4 24 (40.68%) Citrix
5 21 (35.59%) Microsoft
6 19 (32.20%) VMware
7 9 (15.25%) Lotus
8 3 (5.08%) McAfee
8 3 (5.08%) F5
8 3 (5.08%) HP
8 3 (5.08%) MobileIron
9 2 (3.39%) EMC
10 1 (1.69%) Juniper
10 1 (1.69%) NetApp
10 1 (1.69%) Symantec
10 1 (1.69%) RightFax
10 1 (1.69%) Veeam
10 1 (1.69%) Mitel