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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Foundry over the 3 months to 19 December 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 Foundry Networks.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Foundry
Rank 588 580 542
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -38
Contract jobs citing Foundry 7 2 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.004% 0.030%
As % of the Vendors category 0.028% 0.008% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 12
Average daily rate
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£363 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £350
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
25051 23888 23758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.40% 46.29% 47.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14924 13568 12329
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +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 £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1174 1118 1406
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.41 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 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
London +20 7 £363 +7.40% 2
England -25 7 £363 +7.40% 4
East of England - - - - 1
Newmarket - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
South East - - - - 1

Foundry
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (100.00%) Juniper
2 5 (62.50%) CCNP
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (50.00%) DNS
3 4 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (50.00%) DHCP
3 4 (50.00%) F5
4 3 (37.50%) Fault Management
4 3 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (37.50%) Brocade
4 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 3 (37.50%) LAN
4 3 (37.50%) WAN
4 3 (37.50%) Java
4 3 (37.50%) Perl
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) UNIX
4 3 (37.50%) Solaris
4 3 (37.50%) NetApp
5 2 (25.00%) Change Management
5 2 (25.00%) Firewall
5 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (25.00%) Network Management
5 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (12.50%) Banking
6 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
6 1 (12.50%) Riverbed

Foundry
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) DNS
1 4 (50.00%) DHCP
2 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security
4 1 (12.50%) BGP
4 1 (12.50%) NetScreen
4 1 (12.50%) SAN
4 1 (12.50%) VPN
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Systems Administrator
1 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Solaris Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Solaris Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (37.50%) UNIX
2 3 (37.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Fault Management
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Network Management
2 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
3 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) BCP
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
1 3 (37.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) CCNP
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) CCIE
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Juniper
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco
3 4 (50.00%) F5
4 3 (37.50%) Brocade
4 3 (37.50%) NetApp
5 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
6 1 (12.50%) Riverbed
6 1 (12.50%) McAfee
6 1 (12.50%) EMC
6 1 (12.50%) Nortel
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