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 25 August 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 IronPort Systems.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IronPort
Rank 602 613 594
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -19
Contract jobs citing IronPort 48 42 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.072% 0.073%
As % of the Vendors category 0.20% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 18 22
Median daily rate £425 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £356 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £475 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.73% +35.71%
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
24523 25740 25862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.20% 44.05% 45.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14991 15198 14398
Median daily rate £404 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 834 1098 1103
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.70 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 25 August 2016.

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 21 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 25 August 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 -5 43 £425 -10.52% 2
London +4 20 £436 +5.75%
East of England +24 10 £425 -
North West +19 10 - -
Manchester +6 10 - -
Bedfordshire - 6 £425 -
Renfrewshire - 5 £325 -
Scotland - 5 £325 -
Erskine - 5 £325 -
Hertfordshire +16 4 £450 -
City of London +41 3 £450 +9.09%
Luton - 3 £425 -
Hertford - 3 £450 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £368 -
Bedford - 2 - -
North East - 2 £368 -
Buckinghamshire +13 1 - -
Milton Keynes +13 1 - -
South East +3 1 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £385 -

IronPort
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, 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 78 (70.91%) MS Exchange
2 71 (64.55%) Microsoft
3 63 (57.27%) Windows
4 62 (56.36%) Active Directory
5 55 (50.00%) Skype for Business
6 52 (47.27%) PowerShell
6 52 (47.27%) Windows Server
7 49 (44.55%) Office 365
8 48 (43.64%) Migration
9 44 (40.00%) SharePoint
10 43 (39.09%) Exchange Server 2010
11 42 (38.18%) Exchange Server 2013
11 42 (38.18%) HP
12 41 (37.27%) Cisco
12 41 (37.27%) Exchange Server 2007
13 39 (35.45%) Windows Server 2012
14 34 (30.91%) Data Centre
15 33 (30.00%) Load Balancing
16 32 (29.09%) MCSE
16 32 (29.09%) Microsoft Certification
17 28 (25.45%) SAN
17 28 (25.45%) Windows Server 2003
18 27 (24.55%) Windows Server 2008
19 26 (23.64%) DNS
20 25 (22.73%) Firewall
21 24 (21.82%) Blackberry
22 22 (20.00%) MS Excel
22 22 (20.00%) VMware
22 22 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
23 21 (19.09%) Security Cleared

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 78 (70.91%) MS Exchange
2 55 (50.00%) Skype for Business
3 44 (40.00%) SharePoint
4 43 (39.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 42 (38.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 41 (37.27%) Exchange Server 2007
7 20 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
8 18 (16.36%) OpenStack
9 14 (12.73%) Office Communications Server
10 12 (10.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (4.55%) IIS
11 5 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.91%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.91%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 22 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.27%) ProjectWise
3 2 (1.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (10.91%) Faxination
2 1 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 49 (44.55%) Office 365
2 14 (12.73%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (25.45%) SAN
2 26 (23.64%) DNS
3 25 (22.73%) Firewall
4 22 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 18 (16.36%) Cisco ASA
6 17 (15.45%) Skype
6 17 (15.45%) Wireless
7 15 (13.64%) VPN
8 14 (12.73%) NAS
9 10 (9.09%) SSL
10 9 (8.18%) Internet
10 9 (8.18%) Reverse Proxy
10 9 (8.18%) VLAN
10 9 (8.18%) WAN
11 8 (7.27%) FTP
11 8 (7.27%) NetScaler
11 8 (7.27%) Network Security
11 8 (7.27%) SMTP
12 7 (6.36%) DHCP
12 7 (6.36%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.64%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (3.64%) QlikView
2 2 (1.82%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 15 (13.64%) Finance
2 11 (10.00%) Banking
2 11 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.73%) Advertising
3 3 (2.73%) Law
4 1 (0.91%) Electronics
4 1 (0.91%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.91%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (16.36%) Messaging Engineer
2 15 (13.64%) Consultant
3 14 (12.73%) Analyst
4 10 (9.09%) Active Directory Engineer
4 10 (9.09%) Messaging Specialist
4 10 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
5 9 (8.18%) Exchange Engineer
5 9 (8.18%) PowerShell Engineer
5 9 (8.18%) SCCM Engineer
5 9 (8.18%) VMware Engineer
6 7 (6.36%) Messaging Consultant
6 7 (6.36%) Network Consultant
6 7 (6.36%) Project Manager
7 6 (5.45%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (4.55%) Messaging Analyst
8 5 (4.55%) Migration Engineer
9 4 (3.64%) Exchange Migration Engineer
9 4 (3.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.64%) Network Analyst
9 4 (3.64%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.64%) 802.1X
1 4 (3.64%) Middleware
2 2 (1.82%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 34 (30.91%) Data Centre
2 24 (21.82%) Blackberry
3 17 (15.45%) Clustering
4 15 (13.64%) CLARiiON
5 12 (10.91%) Computer Science
6 10 (9.09%) Virtual Team
7 6 (5.45%) Management Information System
8 4 (3.64%) BYOD
8 4 (3.64%) Wiki
9 3 (2.73%) EFT
9 3 (2.73%) RSA SecurID
10 2 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.91%) Replication
11 1 (0.91%) Smartcard
11 1 (0.91%) Symmetrix
11 1 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 63 (57.27%) Windows
2 52 (47.27%) Windows Server
3 39 (35.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (25.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (24.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (10.91%) Android
6 12 (10.91%) Apple iOS
6 12 (10.91%) Windows Mobile
7 9 (8.18%) Linux
8 4 (3.64%) Windows 7
9 3 (2.73%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.91%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.91%) Unix
10 1 (0.91%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (43.64%) Migration
2 33 (30.00%) Load Balancing
3 13 (11.82%) Network Management
4 11 (10.00%) Project Management
5 9 (8.18%) Configuration Management
5 9 (8.18%) Workflow
6 8 (7.27%) B2B
6 8 (7.27%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (7.27%) Data Migration
6 8 (7.27%) ITIL
6 8 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (6.36%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (5.45%) PRINCE2
8 6 (5.45%) Service Management
9 5 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (4.55%) Mentoring
10 4 (3.64%) Information Security
10 4 (3.64%) Presales
10 4 (3.64%) Web Filtering
11 3 (2.73%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (47.27%) PowerShell
2 10 (9.09%) SQL
3 9 (8.18%) Bash Shell
3 9 (8.18%) Ruby
4 4 (3.64%) C
5 1 (0.91%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (29.09%) MCSE
1 32 (29.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (19.09%) Security Cleared
3 14 (12.73%) SC Cleared
4 12 (10.91%) Degree
5 8 (7.27%) CCNP
5 8 (7.27%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (6.36%) CCDP
7 4 (3.64%) CCIE
7 4 (3.64%) CCNA
7 4 (3.64%) CCSA
7 4 (3.64%) CCSE
8 3 (2.73%) CCDA
9 2 (1.82%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.18%) SLA
System Software
1 62 (56.36%) Active Directory
2 14 (12.73%) Brightmail
2 14 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.18%) VMware Server
4 8 (7.27%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (4.55%) VMware ESX
6 4 (3.64%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (2.73%) ProxySG
7 3 (2.73%) XenApp
7 3 (2.73%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.82%) vSphere
8 2 (1.82%) XenServer
9 1 (0.91%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 16 (14.55%) Microsoft Clustering
2 14 (12.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 10 (9.09%) Cisco Prime
4 9 (8.18%) SCCM
5 8 (7.27%) ServiceCenter
6 4 (3.64%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (3.64%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (2.73%) AirWatch
7 3 (2.73%) FortiGate
8 2 (1.82%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 71 (64.55%) Microsoft
2 42 (38.18%) HP
3 41 (37.27%) Cisco
4 22 (20.00%) VMware
5 21 (19.09%) CheckPoint
6 19 (17.27%) Citrix
6 19 (17.27%) Symantec
7 17 (15.45%) F5
8 16 (14.55%) NetApp
9 15 (13.64%) EMC
10 14 (12.73%) RightFax
11 13 (11.82%) Blue Coat
11 13 (11.82%) Postini
11 13 (11.82%) Proofpoint
12 12 (10.91%) MobileIron
12 12 (10.91%) Oracle
13 11 (10.00%) Dell
14 8 (7.27%) Sourcefire
15 7 (6.36%) Aruba
15 7 (6.36%) Nokia