The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Foundry products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Foundry over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 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 Foundry Networks.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Foundry
Rank 643 635 619
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -16
Contract jobs citing Foundry 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.002% 0.004%
As % of the Vendors category 0.016% 0.004% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £750 £315 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+138.09% +26.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £750 £315 -
% change year-on-year
+138.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
24636 25283 24533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.32% 45.27% 44.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 15131 14421 13830
Median daily rate £401 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 793 1104 1053
Median hourly rate £19.61 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.99 £11.17 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.56 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

Foundry
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Foundry as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Foundry Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Foundry
Daily Rate Trend

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

Foundry Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Foundry
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Foundry Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Foundry
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Foundry within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -18 4 £750 +138.09% 2
South East - 3 £750 - 1
Hampshire - 2 - -
London - 1 - -
Havant - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £750 -

Foundry
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Foundry also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Foundry.

1 6 (85.71%) Linux
2 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
3 4 (57.14%) IBM
3 4 (57.14%) Citrix
3 4 (57.14%) Unix
3 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) SMTP
3 4 (57.14%) FTP
3 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
3 4 (57.14%) VPN
3 4 (57.14%) DNS
3 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
3 4 (57.14%) CCSE
3 4 (57.14%) DataPower
3 4 (57.14%) IronPort
3 4 (57.14%) Network Security
3 4 (57.14%) SIEM
4 2 (28.57%) Docker
4 2 (28.57%) Migration
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) DevOps
5 1 (14.29%) Kubernetes
5 1 (14.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (14.29%) 802.1X
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 1 (14.29%) Juniper

Foundry
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 1 (14.29%) Heroku
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) OpenShift
1 1 (14.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) DNS
2 4 (57.14%) FTP
2 4 (57.14%) Network Security
2 4 (57.14%) SMTP
2 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 4 (57.14%) VPN
3 1 (14.29%) AMQP
3 1 (14.29%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Network Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Network Security Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Security Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Cloud Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Technical Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Java Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Cloud Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) 802.1X
1 1 (14.29%) JMS
1 1 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) DataPower
2 1 (14.29%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Unix
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (14.29%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) SIEM
2 2 (28.57%) DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Pair Programming
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Release Management
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) Go
2 1 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) CCSE
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Docker
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) vSphere
2 1 (14.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (14.29%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
2 4 (57.14%) Citrix
2 4 (57.14%) IBM
2 4 (57.14%) IronPort
3 1 (14.29%) Brocade
3 1 (14.29%) CommVault
3 1 (14.29%) EMC
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 1 (14.29%) VMware