The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IronPort 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 IronPort over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 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 IronPort Systems.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IronPort
UK
Rank 578 590 583
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -7
Contract jobs citing IronPort 22 28 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.055% 0.036%
As % of the Vendors category 0.11% 0.13% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 9
Median daily rate £371 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £358 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £521 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £420 £350
% change year-on-year
-11.60% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Median hourly rate £60.00 £32.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
+87.50% -

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
20377 21963 22712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.44% 43.19% 45.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12494 12880 13340
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 765 881 1010
Median hourly rate £19.11 £22.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.08% +30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +34.32%

IronPort
Jobs Demand Trend

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

IronPort Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IronPort
Daily Rate Trend

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

IronPort Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IronPort
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IronPort within the UK over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

IronPort Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IronPort
Hourly Rate Trend

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

IronPort Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IronPort
Top 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IronPort within the UK over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 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 +15 18 £341 -22.00% 4
North West +17 5 £345 -16.61%
East Midlands +5 5 - - 1
Derbyshire +1 5 - -
Chesterfield - 5 - -
South East +16 4 - -
Belfast - 4 £450 -
County Antrim - 4 £450 -
Northern Ireland - 4 £450 -
Manchester +14 3 £338 -8.16%
South West +7 3 £341 -5.20%
Bristol 0 3 £341 -5.53%
Bolton - 3 £338 -
Hampshire +5 2 - -
Havant -3 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 £399 -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Runcorn - 2 £399 -
Newbury - 2 - -

IronPort
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IronPort 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 IronPort.

1 26 (56.52%) MS Exchange
2 25 (54.35%) Active Directory
3 24 (52.17%) Microsoft
4 23 (50.00%) Windows
4 23 (50.00%) Office 365
5 22 (47.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (41.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (41.30%) Windows Server
7 18 (39.13%) Exchange Server 2007
8 17 (36.96%) Migration
8 17 (36.96%) Cisco
8 17 (36.96%) Data Centre
9 16 (34.78%) MS Excel
9 16 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (32.61%) PowerShell
11 14 (30.43%) MCSE
11 14 (30.43%) DNS
11 14 (30.43%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (26.09%) SharePoint
12 12 (26.09%) Load Balancing
12 12 (26.09%) Finance
12 12 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2013
12 12 (26.09%) Skype for Business
13 11 (23.91%) Exchange Server 2003
13 11 (23.91%) HP
14 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (19.57%) Wireless
15 9 (19.57%) Network Management
15 9 (19.57%) OpenStack
15 9 (19.57%) Skype

IronPort
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 26 (56.52%) MS Exchange
2 22 (47.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (39.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (26.09%) SharePoint
4 12 (26.09%) Skype for Business
5 11 (23.91%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (19.57%) OpenStack
7 8 (17.39%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (2.17%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 16 (34.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 23 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (30.43%) DNS
2 9 (19.57%) Skype
2 9 (19.57%) Wireless
3 8 (17.39%) Firewall
4 7 (15.22%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (13.04%) SMTP
5 6 (13.04%) VPN
6 5 (10.87%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (10.87%) DHCP
6 5 (10.87%) MPLS
7 4 (8.70%) DWDM
7 4 (8.70%) Network Security
7 4 (8.70%) SSL
7 4 (8.70%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (4.35%) SAN
8 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
8 2 (4.35%) VLAN
9 1 (2.17%) Cisco IPT
9 1 (2.17%) FTP
9 1 (2.17%) IP Telephony
General
1 12 (26.09%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Banking
2 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (26.09%) Consultant
2 10 (21.74%) Messaging Specialist
3 7 (15.22%) Lync Specialist
4 6 (13.04%) Network Consultant
5 5 (10.87%) IronPort Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Security Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Blue Coat Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Messaging Consultant
6 4 (8.70%) Migration Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Network Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Wireless Network Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) Active Directory Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Exchange Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) Exchange Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Messaging Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 17 (36.96%) Data Centre
2 7 (15.22%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.70%) Blackberry
3 4 (8.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (8.70%) RSA SecurID
4 2 (4.35%) EFT
5 1 (2.17%) Clustering
5 1 (2.17%) DataPower
5 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (50.00%) Windows
2 19 (41.30%) Windows Server
2 19 (41.30%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (6.52%) Linux
6 1 (2.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.96%) Migration
2 12 (26.09%) Load Balancing
3 9 (19.57%) Network Management
4 5 (10.87%) Change Management
4 5 (10.87%) ITIL
5 4 (8.70%) Information Security
5 4 (8.70%) Presales
6 2 (4.35%) Business Continuity
6 2 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.35%) Workflow
7 1 (2.17%) Data Loss Prevention
7 1 (2.17%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (2.17%) Patch Management
7 1 (2.17%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.17%) Security Monitoring
7 1 (2.17%) SIEM
7 1 (2.17%) Ticket Management
7 1 (2.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (32.61%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.70%) Perl
2 4 (8.70%) Python
3 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.35%) Ruby
3 2 (4.35%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.17%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (30.43%) MCSE
1 14 (30.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (15.22%) Degree
3 4 (8.70%) CCDP
3 4 (8.70%) CCIE
3 4 (8.70%) CCNP
3 4 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (8.70%) JNCIE
3 4 (8.70%) JNCIP
3 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.35%) MCITP
5 2 (4.35%) MCTS
6 1 (2.17%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (54.35%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.70%) ProxySG
3 3 (6.52%) Brightmail
4 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.35%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.17%) Firmware
5 1 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (8.70%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (8.70%) FortiGate
2 4 (8.70%) Nagios
3 3 (6.52%) SCCM
4 2 (4.35%) MAILsweeper
4 2 (4.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (2.17%) EdgeSight
5 1 (2.17%) SafeCom
5 1 (2.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 24 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 17 (36.96%) Cisco
3 11 (23.91%) HP
4 8 (17.39%) Aruba
4 8 (17.39%) CheckPoint
4 8 (17.39%) Sourcefire
5 6 (13.04%) Intel
5 6 (13.04%) RightFax
6 4 (8.70%) Blue Coat
6 4 (8.70%) FireEye
6 4 (8.70%) Fortinet
6 4 (8.70%) Juniper
6 4 (8.70%) Meraki
6 4 (8.70%) Palo Alto
6 4 (8.70%) Radware
6 4 (8.70%) Riverbed
6 4 (8.70%) Ruckus Wireless
6 4 (8.70%) ScanSafe
6 4 (8.70%) SevOne
7 3 (6.52%) F5