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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IronPort
Rank 582 582 566
Rank change year-on-year
0 -16
Contract jobs citing IronPort 37 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.038% 0.027%
As % of the Vendors category 0.17% 0.082% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 8
Average daily rate £355 £388 £424
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.38% -8.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £324 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £425
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -14.70%
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
22182 23145 22099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.13% 45.68% 45.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13227 13479 12168
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 875 970 963
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.29 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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 5 February 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 26 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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +15 34 £364 -6.12% 1
North West -7 13 £300 -
South East - 11 £460 -
Hampshire - 8 £449 -
Lancashire - 7 £273 -
Manchester -12 5 £334 -
Blackpool - 5 £261 -
South West +2 4 £355 -2.06%
Bristol -4 3 £360 -0.68%
Yorkshire - 3 £300 -
East Midlands - 3 £480 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £300 -
Derbyshire - 3 £480 -
Havant - 3 £438 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £550 -
Derby - 2 £500 -
Aldershot - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £550 -
Kent - 2 £440 -
Edinburgh - 2 £300 -
Scotland - 2 £300 -
London -14 1 £520 +22.35%
West Midlands - 1 £300 - 1
Birmingham - 1 £300 -
Chorley - 1 - -

IronPort
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 62 (65.26%) Cisco
2 58 (61.05%) Firewall
3 40 (42.11%) VPN
4 32 (33.68%) Blue Coat
5 31 (32.63%) Migration
6 30 (31.58%) MS Exchange
7 29 (30.53%) SSL
7 29 (30.53%) Network Security
8 25 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
9 24 (25.26%) Kalman Filter
9 24 (25.26%) Cisco Certification
9 24 (25.26%) CheckPoint
10 22 (23.16%) Data Centre
11 21 (22.11%) IPsec
11 21 (22.11%) SC Cleared
11 21 (22.11%) Security Cleared
11 21 (22.11%) Exchange Server 2010
12 20 (21.05%) DNS
13 19 (20.00%) Microsoft
13 19 (20.00%) Citrix
13 19 (20.00%) Lync
13 19 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
14 18 (18.95%) HP
14 18 (18.95%) CCNP
14 18 (18.95%) Windows
14 18 (18.95%) VMware
15 17 (17.89%) Juniper
15 17 (17.89%) Exchange Server 2013
16 16 (16.84%) Symantec
16 16 (16.84%) Dell

IronPort
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 30 (31.58%) MS Exchange
2 21 (22.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (20.00%) Lync
4 17 (17.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (11.58%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (9.47%) SharePoint
7 5 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (4.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (2.11%) Apache
9 2 (2.11%) IIS
10 1 (1.05%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 5 (5.26%) MS Office
2 3 (3.16%) ProjectWise
3 2 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.21%) Faxination
2 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.47%) Office 365
2 4 (4.21%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (61.05%) Firewall
2 40 (42.11%) VPN
3 29 (30.53%) Network Security
3 29 (30.53%) SSL
4 25 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
5 21 (22.11%) IPsec
6 20 (21.05%) DNS
7 19 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (15.79%) MPLS
8 15 (15.79%) Wireless
9 13 (13.68%) Cisco ISE
9 13 (13.68%) Junos
10 12 (12.63%) BGP
10 12 (12.63%) OSPF
11 11 (11.58%) DHCP
11 11 (11.58%) SAN
12 10 (10.53%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (9.47%) Cisco PIX
13 9 (9.47%) EIGRP
13 9 (9.47%) FTP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 12 (12.63%) Telecoms
2 11 (11.58%) Finance
3 7 (7.37%) Banking
4 3 (3.16%) Law
5 2 (2.11%) Military
6 1 (1.05%) Retail
6 1 (1.05%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (27.37%) Network Engineer
2 15 (15.79%) Analyst
3 13 (13.68%) Support Engineer
4 12 (12.63%) Cisco Engineer
4 12 (12.63%) Consultant
5 11 (11.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 9 (9.47%) Exchange Engineer
6 9 (9.47%) Messaging Engineer
6 9 (9.47%) Security Engineer
7 8 (8.42%) Exchange Consultant
7 8 (8.42%) Network Support
7 8 (8.42%) Network Support Engineer
8 7 (7.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (7.37%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 7 (7.37%) Messaging Consultant
8 7 (7.37%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (6.32%) Messaging Analyst
9 6 (6.32%) Network Analyst
10 5 (5.26%) Architect
10 5 (5.26%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.37%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.11%) JSF
3 1 (1.05%) COM
3 1 (1.05%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
Miscellaneous
1 22 (23.16%) Data Centre
2 10 (10.53%) Blackberry
3 6 (6.32%) DataPower
4 5 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.21%) CLARiiON
5 4 (4.21%) Clustering
6 3 (3.16%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.11%) PKI
7 2 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.05%) iPad
8 1 (1.05%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.95%) Windows
2 12 (12.63%) Windows Server
3 7 (7.37%) Android
3 7 (7.37%) Linux
4 6 (6.32%) Unix
4 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.21%) Apple iOS
6 4 (4.21%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (32.63%) Migration
2 24 (25.26%) Kalman Filter
3 12 (12.63%) Load Balancing
3 12 (12.63%) Network Architecture
4 11 (11.58%) High Availability
5 9 (9.47%) Network Design
6 8 (8.42%) Information Security
6 8 (8.42%) ITIL
6 8 (8.42%) Network Management
6 8 (8.42%) Project Management
7 7 (7.37%) Web Filtering
8 6 (6.32%) SIEM
9 4 (4.21%) Change Management
9 4 (4.21%) Coaching
9 4 (4.21%) Email Filtering
9 4 (4.21%) Mentoring
9 4 (4.21%) Problem Management
9 4 (4.21%) Time Management
10 3 (3.16%) Capacity Management
10 3 (3.16%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.68%) PowerShell
2 6 (6.32%) SQL
3 3 (3.16%) LINC
4 1 (1.05%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (25.26%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (22.11%) SC Cleared
2 21 (22.11%) Security Cleared
3 18 (18.95%) CCNP
4 15 (15.79%) CCIE
4 15 (15.79%) CISSP
5 11 (11.58%) CCSE
6 9 (9.47%) Degree
6 9 (9.47%) JNCIE
7 7 (7.37%) JNCIP
8 5 (5.26%) CCSA
8 5 (5.26%) JNCIA
8 5 (5.26%) JNCIS
9 4 (4.21%) CCNA
10 3 (3.16%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (3.16%) MCSE
10 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.32%) SLA
2 5 (5.26%) QA
3 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (16.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (10.53%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.26%) Brightmail
3 5 (5.26%) XenApp
3 5 (5.26%) XenDesktop
4 4 (4.21%) vSphere
4 4 (4.21%) XenServer
5 1 (1.05%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.05%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.05%) SpamAssassin
5 1 (1.05%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.05%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (9.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 4 (4.21%) AirWatch
2 4 (4.21%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (2.11%) SCCM
3 2 (2.11%) SCOM
4 1 (1.05%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 62 (65.26%) Cisco
2 32 (33.68%) Blue Coat
3 24 (25.26%) CheckPoint
4 19 (20.00%) Citrix
4 19 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 18 (18.95%) HP
5 18 (18.95%) VMware
6 17 (17.89%) Juniper
7 16 (16.84%) Dell
7 16 (16.84%) Symantec
8 14 (14.74%) F5
9 10 (10.53%) IBM
9 10 (10.53%) RightFax
10 9 (9.47%) McAfee
11 8 (8.42%) Intel
11 8 (8.42%) Nokia
12 6 (6.32%) Fortinet
12 6 (6.32%) Foundry
13 5 (5.26%) Tufin
14 4 (4.21%) SolarWinds