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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IronPort over the 3 months to 28 August 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 IronPort Systems.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IronPort
Rank 571 545 571
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +26
Contract jobs citing IronPort 41 29 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.055% 0.040%
As % of the Vendors category 0.16% 0.12% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 19 7
Average daily rate
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£338 £438 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% +5.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £325 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £415
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -21.68%
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
25793 24704 26940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.35% 46.90% 46.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14444 13694 13692
Average daily rate £385 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.66%
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 1093 1105 1354
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.48 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.03% -0.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

IronPort
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IronPort within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IronPort within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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 -5 40 £350 -20.00% 4
South East +5 15 £320 -1.53% 1
South West -22 11 £450 -
Hampshire 0 9 £320 - 1
London -13 4 - - 3
City of London +24 3 - - 3
North West - 3 - -
Manchester - 3 - -
Bristol - 2 £313 -
Southampton - 1 £315 - 1
Berkshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - - - -
Havant - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Reading - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

IronPort
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing IronPort 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 IronPort.

1 45 (56.25%) Cisco
2 36 (45.00%) Firewall
3 34 (42.50%) Microsoft
4 27 (33.75%) MS Exchange
5 25 (31.25%) F5
6 22 (27.50%) Juniper
7 21 (26.25%) Symantec
7 21 (26.25%) Blackberry
7 21 (26.25%) Blue Coat
8 20 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 19 (23.75%) Security Cleared
10 18 (22.50%) PowerShell
10 18 (22.50%) Windows
11 16 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
11 16 (20.00%) SC Cleared
11 16 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (18.75%) Network Security
12 15 (18.75%) ProxySG
13 14 (17.50%) McAfee
14 13 (16.25%) CheckPoint
14 13 (16.25%) LAN
14 13 (16.25%) WAN
15 12 (15.00%) VPN
15 12 (15.00%) Active Directory
15 12 (15.00%) Kalman Filter
16 11 (13.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 11 (13.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 11 (13.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 11 (13.75%) Exchange Server 2013
16 11 (13.75%) Brightmail

IronPort
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing IronPort 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 IronPort. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (33.75%) MS Exchange
2 20 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (13.75%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (13.75%) Lync
4 10 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (7.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (5.00%) SharePoint
7 3 (3.75%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (3.75%) IIS
8 2 (2.50%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.25%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (3.75%) MS Office
1 3 (3.75%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (45.00%) Firewall
2 16 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 15 (18.75%) Network Security
4 13 (16.25%) LAN
4 13 (16.25%) WAN
5 12 (15.00%) VPN
6 11 (13.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 11 (13.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 8 (10.00%) SAN
7 8 (10.00%) VoIP
7 8 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (6.25%) OSPF
8 5 (6.25%) BGP
9 4 (5.00%) SSL
9 4 (5.00%) VRRP
9 4 (5.00%) MPLS
9 4 (5.00%) SMTP
9 4 (5.00%) Ethernet
9 4 (5.00%) RIP
9 4 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.25%) QlikView
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (12.50%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.50%) Banking
3 2 (2.50%) Retail
3 2 (2.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 16 (20.00%) Consultant
2 9 (11.25%) Messaging Engineer
3 8 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 8 (10.00%) Architect
4 7 (8.75%) Designer
4 7 (8.75%) Operations Engineer
5 5 (6.25%) Security Engineer
5 5 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) Analyst
6 4 (5.00%) Network Designer
6 4 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) Design Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) Security Architect
6 4 (5.00%) Network Design Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) Security Designer
7 3 (3.75%) Security Specialist
7 3 (3.75%) Technical Specialist
7 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (26.25%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.75%) Clustering
2 3 (3.75%) Open Source
3 2 (2.50%) iPad
3 2 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.50%) iPhone
3 2 (2.50%) PKI
4 1 (1.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 18 (22.50%) Windows
2 16 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (12.50%) Android
4 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.50%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.50%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (2.50%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.25%) UNIX
7 1 (1.25%) Linux
7 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.00%) Kalman Filter
2 9 (11.25%) Release Management
3 8 (10.00%) ITIL
4 6 (7.50%) Change Management
4 6 (7.50%) SIEM
4 6 (7.50%) Change Control
5 4 (5.00%) Security Testing
5 4 (5.00%) Security Architecture
5 4 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (5.00%) WAN Optimisation
5 4 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (5.00%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (5.00%) Information Security
5 4 (5.00%) Network Design
6 3 (3.75%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (3.75%) Incident Management
6 3 (3.75%) Load Balancing
6 3 (3.75%) Migration
6 3 (3.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (3.75%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (22.50%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.00%) C
2 4 (5.00%) SQL
3 3 (3.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (23.75%) Security Cleared
2 16 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.25%) CISSP
4 4 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.75%) MCT
5 3 (3.75%) CCNP
6 2 (2.50%) CEH
7 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.50%) QA
3 1 (1.25%) TickIT
System Software
1 15 (18.75%) ProxySG
2 12 (15.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (13.75%) Brightmail
4 3 (3.75%) NFS
4 3 (3.75%) Sendmail
4 3 (3.75%) ISA Server
4 3 (3.75%) VMware ESX
4 3 (3.75%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.25%) Squid
5 1 (1.25%) MetaFrame
5 1 (1.25%) vSphere
5 1 (1.25%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 11 (13.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (3.75%) CORE IMPACT
2 3 (3.75%) NetBackup
2 3 (3.75%) SCOM
3 2 (2.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.25%) Cryoserver
4 1 (1.25%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 45 (56.25%) Cisco
2 34 (42.50%) Microsoft
3 25 (31.25%) F5
4 22 (27.50%) Juniper
5 21 (26.25%) Symantec
5 21 (26.25%) Blue Coat
6 14 (17.50%) McAfee
7 13 (16.25%) CheckPoint
8 11 (13.75%) HP
9 8 (10.00%) Sourcefire
10 7 (8.75%) RightFax
10 7 (8.75%) MobileIron
11 5 (6.25%) VMware
11 5 (6.25%) 3PAR
11 5 (6.25%) Websense
11 5 (6.25%) Citrix
11 5 (6.25%) Avaya
12 4 (5.00%) Oracle
12 4 (5.00%) Nokia
12 4 (5.00%) BT
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