The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IronPort
Rank 557 531 557
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +26
Contract jobs citing IronPort 37 39 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.076% 0.047%
As % of the Vendors category 0.15% 0.16% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 23 8
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£350 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £304 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £450 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £500
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25064 24043 26887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.81% 47.03% 46.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13895 13049 13618
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +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 £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1077 1193 1390
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

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 31 July 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 25 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 31 July 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 -30 36 £350 -12.50% 5
South East -3 12 £330 +1.53% 2
South West -17 11 £450 +50.00%
Hampshire -9 6 £310 -22.50% 1
North West -1 3 - - 1
London -4 3 - - 1
Manchester - 3 - -
City of London +22 1 - - 1
Bristol -22 1 £300 -
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 £278 - 1
Birmingham - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Midlands - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Doncaster - - - -
Havant - - - - 1
Leeds - - - - 1
Reading - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Warrington - - - -

IronPort
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 47 (56.63%) Cisco
2 37 (44.58%) Microsoft
2 37 (44.58%) Firewall
3 31 (37.35%) MS Exchange
4 25 (30.12%) F5
5 24 (28.92%) Symantec
6 22 (26.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 22 (26.51%) PowerShell
7 21 (25.30%) Blackberry
8 20 (24.10%) Juniper
8 20 (24.10%) Windows
9 19 (22.89%) Blue Coat
9 19 (22.89%) Security Cleared
10 18 (21.69%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (19.28%) SC Cleared
11 16 (19.28%) Lync
12 15 (18.07%) ProxySG
13 14 (16.87%) LAN
13 14 (16.87%) WAN
13 14 (16.87%) Active Directory
13 14 (16.87%) McAfee
13 14 (16.87%) Exchange Server 2013
14 13 (15.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 13 (15.66%) Network Security
14 13 (15.66%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (14.46%) Exchange Server 2007
15 12 (14.46%) MobileIron
16 11 (13.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 11 (13.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 11 (13.25%) RightFax

IronPort
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 31 (37.35%) MS Exchange
2 22 (26.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (19.28%) Lync
4 14 (16.87%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (14.46%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (13.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 10 (12.05%) SharePoint
8 7 (8.43%) IIS
9 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (2.41%) IBM Notes
11 1 (1.20%) Apache
11 1 (1.20%) SAS
11 1 (1.20%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 7 (8.43%) MS Office
1 7 (8.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.61%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 37 (44.58%) Firewall
2 14 (16.87%) LAN
2 14 (16.87%) WAN
3 13 (15.66%) Network Security
3 13 (15.66%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (13.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 11 (13.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 10 (12.05%) SAN
6 9 (10.84%) VPN
6 9 (10.84%) Cisco IOS
7 8 (9.64%) VoIP
8 5 (6.02%) OSPF
8 5 (6.02%) BGP
9 4 (4.82%) MPLS
9 4 (4.82%) VRRP
9 4 (4.82%) SMTP
9 4 (4.82%) Ethernet
9 4 (4.82%) RIP
9 4 (4.82%) TCP/IP
10 3 (3.61%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.82%) QlikView
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Metasploit
General
1 8 (9.64%) Finance
2 4 (4.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (18.07%) Consultant
2 13 (15.66%) Messaging Engineer
3 9 (10.84%) Architect
4 7 (8.43%) Network Engineer
4 7 (8.43%) Operations Engineer
5 6 (7.23%) Designer
5 6 (7.23%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) Security Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Security Designer
7 4 (4.82%) Network Design Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Applications Support
7 4 (4.82%) Network Designer
7 4 (4.82%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Technical Architect
7 4 (4.82%) Design Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Security Architect
8 3 (3.61%) Security Specialist
8 3 (3.61%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.20%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (25.30%) Blackberry
2 7 (8.43%) Clustering
3 4 (4.82%) Wiki
4 3 (3.61%) Open Source
4 3 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.41%) PKI
6 1 (1.20%) iPhone
6 1 (1.20%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 20 (24.10%) Windows
2 18 (21.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (13.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (9.64%) Android
5 7 (8.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.82%) Windows 7
7 3 (3.61%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.41%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.20%) UNIX
9 1 (1.20%) MVS
9 1 (1.20%) Linux
9 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (13.25%) ITIL
1 11 (13.25%) Change Management
2 9 (10.84%) Release Management
2 9 (10.84%) Change Control
3 7 (8.43%) Problem Management
4 6 (7.23%) SIEM
4 6 (7.23%) Migration
5 5 (6.02%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (4.82%) Security Testing
6 4 (4.82%) Security Architecture
6 4 (4.82%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (4.82%) Information Security
6 4 (4.82%) Network Design
7 3 (3.61%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (3.61%) Incident Management
7 3 (3.61%) Load Balancing
7 3 (3.61%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (2.41%) Server Monitoring
8 2 (2.41%) WAN Optimisation
8 2 (2.41%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 22 (26.51%) PowerShell
2 8 (9.64%) SQL
3 4 (4.82%) C
4 1 (1.20%) SELCOPY
4 1 (1.20%) VBScript
4 1 (1.20%) REXX
4 1 (1.20%) JCL
Qualifications
1 19 (22.89%) Security Cleared
2 16 (19.28%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.02%) CISSP
4 4 (4.82%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.61%) MCT
5 3 (3.61%) CCNP
6 2 (2.41%) CEH
7 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.23%) SLA
2 2 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.41%) QA
3 1 (1.20%) TickIT
System Software
1 15 (18.07%) ProxySG
2 14 (16.87%) Active Directory
3 11 (13.25%) Brightmail
4 7 (8.43%) VMware ESX
4 7 (8.43%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (3.61%) NFS
5 3 (3.61%) Sendmail
6 1 (1.20%) vSphere
6 1 (1.20%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (1.20%) MetaFrame
6 1 (1.20%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.20%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.20%) Squid
Systems Management
1 13 (15.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 4 (4.82%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (3.61%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (2.41%) SCCM
5 1 (1.20%) SCOM
5 1 (1.20%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.20%) Cryoserver
5 1 (1.20%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 47 (56.63%) Cisco
2 37 (44.58%) Microsoft
3 25 (30.12%) F5
4 24 (28.92%) Symantec
5 20 (24.10%) Juniper
6 19 (22.89%) Blue Coat
7 14 (16.87%) McAfee
8 12 (14.46%) MobileIron
9 11 (13.25%) RightFax
9 11 (13.25%) CheckPoint
9 11 (13.25%) HP
10 9 (10.84%) Citrix
10 9 (10.84%) VMware
11 8 (9.64%) Sourcefire
12 7 (8.43%) Open Text
12 7 (8.43%) Oracle
12 7 (8.43%) Informatica
12 7 (8.43%) Siebel
13 4 (4.82%) Business Objects
13 4 (4.82%) BT
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