The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Crossbeam 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 Crossbeam over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Crossbeam Systems, Inc.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Crossbeam
Rank 583 530 576
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +46
Contract jobs citing Crossbeam 4 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.029% 0.020%
As % of the Vendors category 0.015% 0.062% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 3
Average daily rate £274 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.78% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £274 £310 -
% change year-on-year
-11.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25818 22455 27837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.86% 47.05% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14474 11940 14191
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
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 1103 1186 1344
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%

Crossbeam
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Crossbeam Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Crossbeam
Daily Rate Trend

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

Crossbeam Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Crossbeam
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Crossbeam within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Crossbeam Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Crossbeam
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Crossbeam Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Crossbeam
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 Crossbeam within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -97 4 £274 -21.78% 1
Hertfordshire -8 2 £230 - 1
South East -17 2 £334 +7.66%
East of England -26 2 £230 - 1
Watford - 2 £230 - 1
Berkshire - - - -
North West - - - -
London - - - -

Crossbeam
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Crossbeam 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 Crossbeam.

1 8 (100.00%) Juniper
1 8 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 7 (87.50%) Network Security
3 6 (75.00%) Cisco IOS
3 6 (75.00%) Firewall
4 5 (62.50%) LAN
5 4 (50.00%) WAN
5 4 (50.00%) HP
5 4 (50.00%) McAfee
5 4 (50.00%) Cryptography
5 4 (50.00%) Time Management
5 4 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
5 4 (50.00%) TippingPoint
5 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (50.00%) Riverbed
5 4 (50.00%) Junos
5 4 (50.00%) F5
6 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (37.50%) vSphere
6 3 (37.50%) 3PAR
6 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
6 3 (37.50%) JSP 440
6 3 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (37.50%) EMC
6 3 (37.50%) SAN
6 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (37.50%) ITIL

Crossbeam
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Crossbeam 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 Crossbeam. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) Network Security
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco IOS
2 6 (75.00%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) LAN
4 4 (50.00%) WAN
4 4 (50.00%) Junos
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (37.50%) SAN
6 2 (25.00%) Intranet
6 2 (25.00%) Internet
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Network Support
2 2 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Time Management
1 4 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Validation
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Service Management
4 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 1 (12.50%) Network Management
4 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) CCNA
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (12.50%) CCSE
3 1 (12.50%) CCSA
3 1 (12.50%) CCSP
3 1 (12.50%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) JSP 440
2 1 (12.50%) SLA
2 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) vSphere
1 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
1 3 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (25.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Juniper
1 8 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco
3 4 (50.00%) HP
3 4 (50.00%) McAfee
3 4 (50.00%) TippingPoint
3 4 (50.00%) Riverbed
3 4 (50.00%) F5
4 3 (37.50%) 3PAR
4 3 (37.50%) EMC
5 2 (25.00%) Nokia
5 2 (25.00%) Blue Coat