The table below looks at the statistics 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 6 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 Crossbeam Systems, Inc.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Crossbeam
Rank 601 589 540
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -49
Contract jobs citing Crossbeam 11 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.009% 0.026%
As % of the Vendors category 0.044% 0.021% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 6
Average daily rate
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£339 £274 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -37.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £226 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £344 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £274 £310
% change year-on-year
+24.00% -11.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
25227 24253 21926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.19% 45.10% 46.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14386 13725 11583
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1126 1045 1183
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.08 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.55 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -7.89%

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 6 May 2015.

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 9 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 6 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
Scotland - 7 £267 -
Renfrewshire - 6 £267 -
Erskine - 6 £267 -
England -17 4 £347 +26.93%
North East - 4 £347 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £347 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £347 -
Sunderland - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -

Crossbeam
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 21 (100.00%) Cisco
1 21 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 19 (90.48%) Firewall
3 18 (85.71%) F5
4 16 (76.19%) Juniper
5 15 (71.43%) Network Security
6 14 (66.67%) TippingPoint
6 14 (66.67%) Network Load Balancing
6 14 (66.67%) Cisco IOS
6 14 (66.67%) Riverbed
6 14 (66.67%) Junos
6 14 (66.67%) McAfee
6 14 (66.67%) LAN
6 14 (66.67%) WAN
7 13 (61.90%) HP
8 12 (57.14%) MS Office
8 12 (57.14%) Network Management
8 12 (57.14%) MS Excel
9 11 (52.38%) Security Cleared
9 11 (52.38%) ITIL
9 11 (52.38%) Service Management
9 11 (52.38%) Cryptography
10 10 (47.62%) Incident Management
10 10 (47.62%) SAN
10 10 (47.62%) Windows
10 10 (47.62%) EMC
10 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (47.62%) JSP 440
10 10 (47.62%) QA
10 10 (47.62%) VMware ESXi

Crossbeam
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 12 (57.14%) MS Office
1 12 (57.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (90.48%) Firewall
2 15 (71.43%) Network Security
3 14 (66.67%) Junos
3 14 (66.67%) Cisco IOS
3 14 (66.67%) LAN
3 14 (66.67%) WAN
4 10 (47.62%) SAN
5 5 (23.81%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (19.05%) Cisco PIX
7 3 (14.29%) Wireshark
7 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
8 2 (9.52%) VPN
8 2 (9.52%) DNS
8 2 (9.52%) TACACS
8 2 (9.52%) IPsec
8 2 (9.52%) BIG-IP
8 2 (9.52%) Nortel Alteon
8 2 (9.52%) Internet
8 2 (9.52%) SMS
8 2 (9.52%) tcpdump
Job Titles
1 18 (85.71%) Network Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Security Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Design Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) UNIX Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Security Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Network Architect
4 1 (4.76%) IP Network Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Linux Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Data Network Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) IP Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (52.38%) Cryptography
2 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
1 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2003
1 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (9.52%) UNIX
3 1 (4.76%) Solaris
3 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Network Load Balancing
2 12 (57.14%) Network Management
3 11 (52.38%) ITIL
3 11 (52.38%) Service Management
4 10 (47.62%) Incident Management
4 10 (47.62%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (42.86%) Service Delivery
5 9 (42.86%) Time Management
6 4 (19.05%) Change Control
7 2 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
7 2 (9.52%) Release Management
7 2 (9.52%) Fault Management
7 2 (9.52%) Change Management
8 1 (4.76%) Project Planning
8 1 (4.76%) Quality Management
8 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
8 1 (4.76%) Project Management
8 1 (4.76%) QMS
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) Security Cleared
2 9 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) CCSP
3 2 (9.52%) CCNP
3 2 (9.52%) CCNA
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (9.52%) CCSA
3 2 (9.52%) CCSE
4 1 (4.76%) Degree
4 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (47.62%) QA
1 10 (47.62%) JSP 440
2 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) Hyper-V
1 10 (47.62%) vSphere
1 10 (47.62%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (47.62%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (9.52%) OpenView
2 2 (9.52%) Netcool
3 1 (4.76%) Cacti
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) Cisco
1 21 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 18 (85.71%) F5
3 16 (76.19%) Juniper
4 14 (66.67%) TippingPoint
4 14 (66.67%) Riverbed
4 14 (66.67%) McAfee
5 13 (61.90%) HP
6 10 (47.62%) EMC
6 10 (47.62%) 3PAR
7 2 (9.52%) Radware
7 2 (9.52%) Nortel
8 1 (4.76%) Nokia
8 1 (4.76%) Dell
8 1 (4.76%) IBM
8 1 (4.76%) Sun
8 1 (4.76%) VMware
8 1 (4.76%) Fortinet
8 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds