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 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IronPort
Rank 565 538 523
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -15
Contract jobs citing IronPort 17 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.043% 0.038%
As % of the Vendors category 0.073% 0.094% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 11
Average daily rate
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£380 £405 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £290 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £414 £423
% change year-on-year
-14.19% -2.07%
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
23138 22445 20813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.41% 45.48% 46.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 13163 12262 11056
Average daily rate £400 £390 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 928 953 1210
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 £11.50 £11.00 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.50 £18.90
% change year-on-year
-0.57% -7.40%

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 6 March 2015.

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 18 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 6 March 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -30 17 £380 -6.17% 3
London +1 7 £450 +63.63% 2
South West - 5 £355 -
City of London - 4 £400 - 1
North West -17 3 - - 1
Manchester - 3 - -
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
South East - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Scotland - - - -

IronPort
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 17 (45.95%) Cisco
2 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
2 11 (29.73%) MS Exchange
2 11 (29.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (27.03%) Wireless
3 10 (27.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (24.32%) Firewall
4 9 (24.32%) Blackberry
4 9 (24.32%) Unified Communications
5 8 (21.62%) Kalman Filter
5 8 (21.62%) CheckPoint
5 8 (21.62%) Symantec
5 8 (21.62%) MPLS
5 8 (21.62%) OSPF
5 8 (21.62%) BGP
5 8 (21.62%) VPN
5 8 (21.62%) Windows
5 8 (21.62%) Blue Coat
6 7 (18.92%) IP Telephony
6 7 (18.92%) Cisco IPT
6 7 (18.92%) IBM
6 7 (18.92%) HP
6 7 (18.92%) CA
6 7 (18.92%) Nokia
6 7 (18.92%) CiscoWorks
6 7 (18.92%) FWSM
6 7 (18.92%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (18.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 7 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (18.92%) SolarWinds

IronPort
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 11 (29.73%) MS Exchange
1 11 (29.73%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (27.03%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (16.22%) Lync
4 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (8.11%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (5.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
7 1 (2.70%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Office 365
2 3 (8.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.03%) Wireless
2 9 (24.32%) Unified Communications
2 9 (24.32%) Firewall
3 8 (21.62%) MPLS
3 8 (21.62%) OSPF
3 8 (21.62%) BGP
3 8 (21.62%) VPN
4 7 (18.92%) FWSM
4 7 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (18.92%) IP Telephony
4 7 (18.92%) Cisco IPT
4 7 (18.92%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (16.22%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (10.81%) LAN
6 4 (10.81%) WAN
7 3 (8.11%) Internet
7 3 (8.11%) Network Security
8 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
8 2 (5.41%) DNS
9 1 (2.70%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Fiddler
General
1 6 (16.22%) Banking
2 4 (10.81%) Finance
3 3 (8.11%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.41%) Retail
4 2 (5.41%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.70%) French Language
5 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Administrator
3 7 (18.92%) Senior Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Network Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Senior Network Analyst
5 5 (13.51%) Cisco Administrator
6 4 (10.81%) Security Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Architect
7 3 (8.11%) Messaging Architect
7 3 (8.11%) Messaging Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Messaging Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Security Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Messaging Support Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
9 1 (2.70%) Support Specialist
9 1 (2.70%) Support Consultant
9 1 (2.70%) Systems Analyst
9 1 (2.70%) Consultant
9 1 (2.70%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) Middleware
2 1 (2.70%) HTML
2 1 (2.70%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Blackberry
2 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.41%) Clustering
3 2 (5.41%) iPhone
3 2 (5.41%) iPad
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Windows
2 5 (13.51%) Android
2 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (8.11%) Linux
5 2 (5.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) Kalman Filter
2 7 (18.92%) Network Management
3 6 (16.22%) Change Management
3 6 (16.22%) Network Load Balancing
4 4 (10.81%) ITIL
4 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
5 3 (8.11%) Process Management
5 3 (8.11%) Load Balancing
5 3 (8.11%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.41%) Incident Management
6 2 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.41%) Performance Management
6 2 (5.41%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.70%) Information Security
7 1 (2.70%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (2.70%) Supplier Management
7 1 (2.70%) Computer Security
7 1 (2.70%) Security Architecture
7 1 (2.70%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.41%) SQL
3 1 (2.70%) VBScript
3 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) CISSP
1 2 (5.41%) CISM
1 2 (5.41%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) CISMP
2 1 (2.70%) JNCIS
2 1 (2.70%) JNCIP
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.70%) CCNP
2 1 (2.70%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) Nmap
2 1 (2.70%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) CiscoWorks
1 7 (18.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 4 (10.81%) SCOM
3 3 (8.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (2.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 17 (45.95%) Cisco
2 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
3 8 (21.62%) CheckPoint
3 8 (21.62%) Symantec
3 8 (21.62%) Blue Coat
4 7 (18.92%) HP
4 7 (18.92%) IBM
4 7 (18.92%) CA
4 7 (18.92%) Nokia
4 7 (18.92%) SolarWinds
5 4 (10.81%) Qualys
6 3 (8.11%) MobileIron
6 3 (8.11%) Cyber-Ark
7 2 (5.41%) Trustwave
7 2 (5.41%) RightFax
7 2 (5.41%) Dell
7 2 (5.41%) Intel
7 2 (5.41%) Juniper
8 1 (2.70%) Sourcefire
8 1 (2.70%) Brocade