The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clearswift
Rank 577 558 570
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +12
Contract jobs citing Clearswift 16 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.020% 0.024%
As % of the Vendors category 0.064% 0.042% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 10
Average daily rate
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£425 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £309 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 - £225
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -21.42%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24989 24067 26976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.71% 47.16% 46.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13873 13040 13656
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +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 £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1082 1204 1387
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%

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
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 19 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 25 July 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 13 £419 +39.58%
South East -1 9 £419 -
Hampshire -8 9 £419 -
London +2 4 - -
Basingstoke - 3 £419 -
Bedford - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Ferndown - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Watford - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Surrey - - - -
City of London - - - -
South West - - - -
East of England - - - -

Clearswift
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 32 (65.31%) Microsoft
2 27 (55.10%) Active Directory
3 26 (53.06%) Windows
4 25 (51.02%) MS Exchange
4 25 (51.02%) Security Cleared
5 22 (44.90%) SMTP
6 21 (42.86%) PowerShell
6 21 (42.86%) Firewall
7 17 (34.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (34.69%) DHCP
7 17 (34.69%) DNS
8 16 (32.65%) Symantec
8 16 (32.65%) VMware
9 14 (28.57%) ISA Server
9 14 (28.57%) X.400
9 14 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 13 (26.53%) X.500
10 13 (26.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (26.53%) MCSE
10 13 (26.53%) MS Excel
10 13 (26.53%) VMware Infrastructure
10 13 (26.53%) SC Cleared
10 13 (26.53%) DV Cleared
11 12 (24.49%) Forefront TMG
11 12 (24.49%) Blackberry
11 12 (24.49%) IIS
11 12 (24.49%) ITIL
11 12 (24.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 12 (24.49%) MAILsweeper
12 11 (22.45%) Websense

Clearswift
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 25 (51.02%) MS Exchange
2 14 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 12 (24.49%) IIS
4 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (6.12%) Documentum
6 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (26.53%) MS Excel
2 8 (16.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 22 (44.90%) SMTP
2 21 (42.86%) Firewall
3 17 (34.69%) DHCP
3 17 (34.69%) DNS
4 14 (28.57%) X.400
5 13 (26.53%) X.500
6 6 (12.24%) IPv4
6 6 (12.24%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (12.24%) Internet
6 6 (12.24%) LAN
6 6 (12.24%) FTP
6 6 (12.24%) HTTP
7 4 (8.16%) SSL
8 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
9 2 (4.08%) SAN
10 1 (2.04%) Network Security
10 1 (2.04%) VPN
10 1 (2.04%) VoIP
10 1 (2.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MSI
General
1 10 (20.41%) Military
2 6 (12.24%) Back Office
3 1 (2.04%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (20.41%) Consultant
2 8 (16.33%) Design Engineer
2 8 (16.33%) Messaging Consultant
3 6 (12.24%) Messaging Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) Security Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 5 (10.20%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Design Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (6.12%) Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Security Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Messaging Specialist
6 3 (6.12%) Exchange Specialist
7 2 (4.08%) Desktop Support
7 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (4.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) XML
2 1 (2.04%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.49%) Blackberry
2 10 (20.41%) Management Information System
3 6 (12.24%) Statistics
4 3 (6.12%) CLARiiON
4 3 (6.12%) PKI
5 1 (2.04%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.04%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 26 (53.06%) Windows
2 17 (34.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (22.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (16.33%) Windows XP
5 6 (12.24%) Windows 7
5 6 (12.24%) Windows 2000
6 3 (6.12%) UNIX
6 3 (6.12%) Linux
7 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.04%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.49%) ITIL
2 9 (18.37%) Service Delivery
3 8 (16.33%) Integration Testing
3 8 (16.33%) Server Monitoring
4 6 (12.24%) Network Load Balancing
5 5 (10.20%) Change Control
6 3 (6.12%) Test Scripting
6 3 (6.12%) Release Management
6 3 (6.12%) Validation
6 3 (6.12%) Migration
6 3 (6.12%) Document Management
6 3 (6.12%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (2.04%) Change Management
8 1 (2.04%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 11 (22.45%) SQL
2 11 (22.45%) VBScript
3 8 (16.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (51.02%) Security Cleared
2 13 (26.53%) MCSE
2 13 (26.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (26.53%) SC Cleared
2 13 (26.53%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) Chartered Engineer
System Software
1 27 (55.10%) Active Directory
2 14 (28.57%) ISA Server
3 13 (26.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (24.49%) Forefront TMG
5 7 (14.29%) vSphere
5 7 (14.29%) VMware ESX
6 2 (4.08%) UAG
7 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.04%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (24.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 12 (24.49%) MAILsweeper
2 10 (20.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 6 (12.24%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (12.24%) DameWare
3 6 (12.24%) OVSD
3 6 (12.24%) OpenView
4 5 (10.20%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (6.12%) MIMEsweeper
5 3 (6.12%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (6.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (4.08%) WSUS
7 1 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (2.04%) ARCserve
7 1 (2.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (65.31%) Microsoft
2 16 (32.65%) Symantec
2 16 (32.65%) VMware
3 11 (22.45%) RightFax
3 11 (22.45%) Websense
3 11 (22.45%) CheckPoint
3 11 (22.45%) Open Text
4 7 (14.29%) McAfee
4 7 (14.29%) Cisco
5 6 (12.24%) IBM
5 6 (12.24%) Nokia
5 6 (12.24%) HP
5 6 (12.24%) Sophos
5 6 (12.24%) F5
6 3 (6.12%) ArcSight
6 3 (6.12%) Kaspersky
6 3 (6.12%) Proofpoint
6 3 (6.12%) SurfControl
6 3 (6.12%) EMC
6 3 (6.12%) Citrix