The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Foundry 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 Foundry over the 3 months to 1 August 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 Foundry Networks.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Foundry
Rank 588 564 574
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +10
Contract jobs citing Foundry 2 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.018% 0.012%
As % of the Vendors category 0.008% 0.037% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 -
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25070 24077 26885
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.89% 47.08% 46.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13892 13098 13619
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £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 1074 1184 1390
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

Foundry
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Foundry within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Foundry within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 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 -11 2 £350 -6.66% 3
East of England - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 1
London - - - - 1
Southampton - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - - 1
South East - - - -
South West - - - - 1

Foundry
Top 23 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Foundry 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 Foundry.

1 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
1 3 (75.00%) CCNP
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Juniper
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) CCIE
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) LAMP
3 1 (25.00%) Games
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Web Development
3 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) SaaS
3 1 (25.00%) F5
3 1 (25.00%) PHP

Foundry
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Foundry 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 Foundry. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (25.00%) Games
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) LAMP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CCNP
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CCIE
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (50.00%) Juniper
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) F5