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 22 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 Crossbeam Systems, Inc.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Crossbeam
Rank 594 - 569
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Crossbeam 12 0 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% - 0.041%
As % of the Vendors category 0.045% - 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 5
Average daily rate
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£331 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 - £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
26439 24591 27314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.74% 46.58% 46.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 14927 13785 13902
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 1177 1101 1383
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%

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
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 10 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 22 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
England - 8 £350 -
South East - 7 £350 -
Berkshire - 4 £370 -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
East of England - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Reading - - - -
Watford - - - -

Crossbeam
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 15 (100.00%) Cisco
1 15 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 13 (86.67%) Firewall
3 10 (66.67%) HP
3 10 (66.67%) F5
4 9 (60.00%) Network Management
5 8 (53.33%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (46.67%) CCNP
6 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (46.67%) Juniper
6 7 (46.67%) ITIL
7 6 (40.00%) LAN
7 6 (40.00%) WAN
7 6 (40.00%) Service Management
7 6 (40.00%) Network Load Balancing
7 6 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (40.00%) Network Security
7 6 (40.00%) TippingPoint
7 6 (40.00%) Riverbed
7 6 (40.00%) Junos
8 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 5 (33.33%) QA
8 5 (33.33%) Cryptography
8 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
8 5 (33.33%) SMS
8 5 (33.33%) MS Office
8 5 (33.33%) UNIX
8 5 (33.33%) Radware
8 5 (33.33%) Netcool
8 5 (33.33%) McAfee

Crossbeam
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 5 (33.33%) MS Office
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (86.67%) Firewall
2 8 (53.33%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (40.00%) Junos
3 6 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
3 6 (40.00%) Network Security
3 6 (40.00%) WAN
3 6 (40.00%) LAN
4 5 (33.33%) SMS
5 4 (26.67%) SAN
5 4 (26.67%) TACACS
5 4 (26.67%) Cisco PIX
5 4 (26.67%) BIG-IP
5 4 (26.67%) Nortel Alteon
5 4 (26.67%) Wireshark
5 4 (26.67%) tcpdump
6 3 (20.00%) VPN
7 2 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (6.67%) DNS
General
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Data Network Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Security Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Network Support
5 1 (6.67%) Data Centre Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) WAP
2 3 (20.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Cryptography
2 4 (26.67%) Mobile App
3 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) UNIX
2 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Network Management
2 7 (46.67%) ITIL
3 6 (40.00%) Service Management
3 6 (40.00%) Network Load Balancing
4 4 (26.67%) Fault Management
5 3 (20.00%) Time Management
5 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (20.00%) Release Management
5 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (20.00%) Change Management
5 3 (20.00%) ITSM
5 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (6.67%) Change Control
6 1 (6.67%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (46.67%) CCNP
2 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) CCSP
3 4 (26.67%) CCNA
3 4 (26.67%) CCSA
3 4 (26.67%) CCSE
3 4 (26.67%) Degree
3 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
2 4 (26.67%) JSP 440
3 3 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
1 4 (26.67%) vSphere
1 4 (26.67%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (20.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) Netcool
2 4 (26.67%) OpenView
3 3 (20.00%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Cisco
1 15 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 10 (66.67%) HP
2 10 (66.67%) F5
3 7 (46.67%) Juniper
4 6 (40.00%) TippingPoint
4 6 (40.00%) Riverbed
5 5 (33.33%) McAfee
5 5 (33.33%) Radware
6 4 (26.67%) EMC
6 4 (26.67%) Nortel
6 4 (26.67%) 3PAR
7 3 (20.00%) Nokia
7 3 (20.00%) 3Com
7 3 (20.00%) Blue Coat
8 1 (6.67%) Opsware