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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Crossbeam
Rank 564 557 520
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -37
Contract jobs citing Crossbeam 13 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.008% 0.015%
As % of the Vendors category 0.056% 0.018% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £340 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +9.67%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +9.67%
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
23226 22237 21580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.75% 45.69% 47.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13600 12391 11275
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1021 986 1333
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £10.93 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 26 January 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 13 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 26 January 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
England - 9 £313 -
South East - 8 £313 -
Berkshire - 7 £300 -
Reading - 1 - -
Southampton - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Watford - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
South West - - - -
East of England - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -

Crossbeam
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 22 (100.00%) Cisco
1 22 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 20 (90.91%) Firewall
3 16 (72.73%) F5
4 15 (68.18%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (50.00%) Network Management
6 10 (45.45%) UNIX
7 9 (40.91%) HP
7 9 (40.91%) Network Security
8 8 (36.36%) Juniper
8 8 (36.36%) ITIL
9 7 (31.82%) Cisco PIX
9 7 (31.82%) Wireshark
9 7 (31.82%) Change Control
10 6 (27.27%) Mobile App
10 6 (27.27%) Fault Management
10 6 (27.27%) tcpdump
10 6 (27.27%) SMS
10 6 (27.27%) WAP
10 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
10 6 (27.27%) DNS
10 6 (27.27%) Nortel
10 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (27.27%) Internet
10 6 (27.27%) Netcool
10 6 (27.27%) CCSP
10 6 (27.27%) CCNP
10 6 (27.27%) CCNA
10 6 (27.27%) OpenView
10 6 (27.27%) TACACS

Crossbeam
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 4 (18.18%) MS Office
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 20 (90.91%) Firewall
2 15 (68.18%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (40.91%) Network Security
4 7 (31.82%) Cisco PIX
4 7 (31.82%) Wireshark
5 6 (27.27%) BIG-IP
5 6 (27.27%) Nortel Alteon
5 6 (27.27%) tcpdump
5 6 (27.27%) SMS
5 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
5 6 (27.27%) Internet
5 6 (27.27%) DNS
5 6 (27.27%) TACACS
6 5 (22.73%) DAB
6 5 (22.73%) SAN
6 5 (22.73%) LAN
6 5 (22.73%) WAN
6 5 (22.73%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (18.18%) Junos
7 4 (18.18%) VPN
General
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (77.27%) Network Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Network Security Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Security Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Data Network Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) IP Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) IP Network Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Linux Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Network Support
4 1 (4.55%) UNIX Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) WAP
2 3 (13.64%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Mobile App
2 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (18.18%) Cryptography
3 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) UNIX
2 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Solaris
2 5 (22.73%) Linux
2 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Network Management
2 8 (36.36%) ITIL
3 7 (31.82%) Change Control
4 6 (27.27%) Fault Management
5 5 (22.73%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
5 5 (22.73%) Project Management
5 5 (22.73%) Service Management
5 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
5 5 (22.73%) Incident Management
6 4 (18.18%) Network Load Balancing
6 4 (18.18%) Problem Management
6 4 (18.18%) Release Management
6 4 (18.18%) Change Management
6 4 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (13.64%) Time Management
7 3 (13.64%) ITSM
8 1 (4.55%) Project Planning
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) CCSP
1 6 (27.27%) CCNP
1 6 (27.27%) CCNA
1 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (27.27%) CCSA
1 6 (27.27%) CCSE
2 5 (22.73%) Degree
2 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
3 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) QA
1 5 (22.73%) JSP 440
2 4 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) VMware ESX
1 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
1 5 (22.73%) vSphere
1 5 (22.73%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (13.64%) ProxySG
3 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) OpenView
1 6 (27.27%) Netcool
2 5 (22.73%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (4.55%) Cacti
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) Cisco
1 22 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 16 (72.73%) F5
3 9 (40.91%) HP
4 8 (36.36%) Juniper
5 6 (27.27%) Radware
5 6 (27.27%) Nortel
6 5 (22.73%) 3PAR
6 5 (22.73%) TippingPoint
6 5 (22.73%) Riverbed
6 5 (22.73%) VMware
6 5 (22.73%) McAfee
6 5 (22.73%) Dell
6 5 (22.73%) EMC
6 5 (22.73%) Sun
7 3 (13.64%) Nokia
7 3 (13.64%) Blue Coat
7 3 (13.64%) 3Com
8 2 (9.09%) Fortinet
9 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds