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 18 September 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 Clearswift Limited.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clearswift
Rank 598 575 576
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +1
Contract jobs citing Clearswift 15 9 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.017% 0.056%
As % of the Vendors category 0.057% 0.037% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 28
Average daily rate
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£493 £380 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% +48.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £352 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £483 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £493 - £256
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £24.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £24.75

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
26399 24249 26884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.88% 46.64% 46.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 14976 13582 13652
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1173 1091 1356
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 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 18 September 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
South East +9 15 £493 -
England -23 15 £493 +29.62% 1
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
London - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Surrey - - - -
City of London - - - -
North West - - - -

Clearswift
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 28 (73.68%) Security Cleared
2 25 (65.79%) Microsoft
3 23 (60.53%) Firewall
4 21 (55.26%) PowerShell
5 20 (52.63%) DV Cleared
6 19 (50.00%) MS Exchange
7 18 (47.37%) Windows
7 18 (47.37%) SMTP
8 17 (44.74%) X.400
8 17 (44.74%) X.500
9 16 (42.11%) Active Directory
10 15 (39.47%) VBScript
11 14 (36.84%) Military
11 14 (36.84%) Forefront TMG
12 13 (34.21%) IIS
13 12 (31.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 11 (28.95%) Integration Testing
15 10 (26.32%) SC Cleared
15 10 (26.32%) DHCP
15 10 (26.32%) DNS
16 9 (23.68%) ITIL
16 9 (23.68%) SQL
16 9 (23.68%) ISA Server
16 9 (23.68%) Service Delivery
17 8 (21.05%) VMware
17 8 (21.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 8 (21.05%) Symantec
18 7 (18.42%) MS Office
18 7 (18.42%) XML
18 7 (18.42%) FTP

Clearswift
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 19 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 13 (34.21%) IIS
3 8 (21.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (7.89%) Documentum
Applications
1 7 (18.42%) MS Office
1 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 23 (60.53%) Firewall
2 18 (47.37%) SMTP
3 17 (44.74%) X.400
3 17 (44.74%) X.500
4 10 (26.32%) DHCP
4 10 (26.32%) DNS
5 7 (18.42%) Internet
5 7 (18.42%) FTP
5 7 (18.42%) HTTP
6 6 (15.79%) LAN
6 6 (15.79%) IPv4
6 6 (15.79%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MSI
General
1 14 (36.84%) Military
2 6 (15.79%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (23.68%) Consultant
2 6 (15.79%) Design Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Messaging Consultant
3 5 (13.16%) Messaging Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Security Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Exchange Specialist
6 1 (2.63%) Exchange Consultant
6 1 (2.63%) Messaging Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Consultant
6 1 (2.63%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.63%) Designer
6 1 (2.63%) Build Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Technology Consultant
6 1 (2.63%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Management Information System
1 6 (15.79%) Statistics
2 5 (13.16%) Blackberry
3 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.89%) CLARiiON
3 3 (7.89%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 18 (47.37%) Windows
2 7 (18.42%) Windows XP
2 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (15.79%) Windows 2000
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.63%) Android
5 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) Integration Testing
2 9 (23.68%) ITIL
2 9 (23.68%) Service Delivery
3 6 (15.79%) Network Load Balancing
4 5 (13.16%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (7.89%) Release Management
5 3 (7.89%) Document Management
5 3 (7.89%) Server Monitoring
5 3 (7.89%) Validation
5 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
5 3 (7.89%) Test Scripting
6 2 (5.26%) Change Control
6 2 (5.26%) Migration
7 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (55.26%) PowerShell
2 15 (39.47%) VBScript
3 9 (23.68%) SQL
4 3 (7.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (73.68%) Security Cleared
2 20 (52.63%) DV Cleared
3 10 (26.32%) SC Cleared
4 7 (18.42%) MCSE
4 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.63%) Chartered Engineer
System Software
1 16 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 14 (36.84%) Forefront TMG
3 9 (23.68%) ISA Server
4 7 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (7.89%) vSphere
5 3 (7.89%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (31.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (15.79%) OpenView
2 6 (15.79%) DameWare
2 6 (15.79%) OVSD
3 4 (10.53%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (10.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (10.53%) MAILsweeper
3 4 (10.53%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (7.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (7.89%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (2.63%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 25 (65.79%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.05%) Symantec
2 8 (21.05%) VMware
3 6 (15.79%) F5
3 6 (15.79%) HP
3 6 (15.79%) Cisco
3 6 (15.79%) IBM
3 6 (15.79%) Nokia
3 6 (15.79%) CheckPoint
4 4 (10.53%) Proofpoint
4 4 (10.53%) McAfee
4 4 (10.53%) Sophos
4 4 (10.53%) Websense
4 4 (10.53%) Open Text
4 4 (10.53%) RightFax
5 3 (7.89%) Oracle
5 3 (7.89%) ArcSight
5 3 (7.89%) EMC
6 1 (2.63%) Citrix