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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IronPort
Rank 573 538 537
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -1
Contract jobs citing IronPort 21 39 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.075% 0.048%
As % of the Vendors category 0.087% 0.17% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 8
Average daily rate
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£368 £340 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.08% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £550 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £300 £226
% change year-on-year
+22.50% +32.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £31.24 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.24 -

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
24131 23508 21489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.03% 44.95% 46.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 14085 13312 11404
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1092 1044 1167
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £37.49 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 2 June 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 22 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 2 June 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 -33 16 £380 +1.33% 7
South East -12 8 £390 +15.55% 1
Hampshire - 4 £413 -
West Yorkshire - 3 - -
Yorkshire - 3 - - 3
East of England +5 2 £375 -25.00% 1
Milton Keynes -3 2 £375 +11.11%
Buckinghamshire -6 2 £375 +11.11%
Surrey - 2 £390 -
Southampton - 2 £365 -
Cobham - 2 £390 -
London -2 1 - - 2
South West -3 1 £360 +2.85%
Bristol -5 1 £360 +9.09%
North West -28 1 £575 +129.77%
Manchester - 1 £575 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Bedford - 1 £375 - 1
Halifax - 1 - -
Havant - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £375 - 1

IronPort
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 25 (67.57%) Cisco
2 19 (51.35%) Firewall
3 17 (45.95%) Blue Coat
3 17 (45.95%) Cisco ASA
4 16 (43.24%) HP
4 16 (43.24%) CheckPoint
5 14 (37.84%) Citrix
6 13 (35.14%) Nokia
6 13 (35.14%) Data Centre
7 12 (32.43%) OSPF
7 12 (32.43%) BGP
8 11 (29.73%) Windows
8 11 (29.73%) Load Balancing
9 10 (27.03%) Network Management
9 10 (27.03%) Wireless
9 10 (27.03%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (24.32%) Juniper
10 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
10 9 (24.32%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (24.32%) Network Security
11 8 (21.62%) SSL
11 8 (21.62%) Symantec
11 8 (21.62%) VPN
11 8 (21.62%) Degree
12 7 (18.92%) CCSE
12 7 (18.92%) VMware
12 7 (18.92%) MS Exchange
12 7 (18.92%) SolarWinds
12 7 (18.92%) Cisco ISE
13 6 (16.22%) Spanning Tree

IronPort
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 7 (18.92%) MS Exchange
2 6 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (16.22%) SharePoint
3 5 (13.51%) Lync
4 2 (5.41%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (5.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.70%) IIS
5 1 (2.70%) Apache
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Mimecast
1 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (51.35%) Firewall
2 17 (45.95%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (32.43%) OSPF
3 12 (32.43%) BGP
4 10 (27.03%) Wireless
5 9 (24.32%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (24.32%) Network Security
6 8 (21.62%) SSL
6 8 (21.62%) VPN
7 7 (18.92%) Cisco ISE
8 6 (16.22%) Spanning Tree
8 6 (16.22%) FWSM
8 6 (16.22%) NetScaler
8 6 (16.22%) Unified Communications
8 6 (16.22%) Cisco PIX
8 6 (16.22%) MPLS
8 6 (16.22%) EIGRP
8 6 (16.22%) NetScreen
8 6 (16.22%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (16.22%) IP Telephony
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%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.51%) Banking
3 4 (10.81%) Finance
4 2 (5.41%) Law
5 1 (2.70%) French Language
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Analyst
2 11 (29.73%) Network Engineer
3 8 (21.62%) Security Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) Network Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Design Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) Network Design Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) Senior Network Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) Consultant
6 4 (10.81%) Security Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Messaging Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Wintel Technical Specialist
8 2 (5.41%) Wintel Specialist
8 2 (5.41%) Designer
8 2 (5.41%) Network Consultant
8 2 (5.41%) Messaging Support Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Designer
8 2 (5.41%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) HTML
1 1 (2.70%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 13 (35.14%) Data Centre
2 6 (16.22%) Blackberry
3 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.41%) Clustering
5 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.70%) PKI
5 1 (2.70%) SecurID
5 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (29.73%) Windows
2 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.70%) UNIX
4 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) Load Balancing
2 10 (27.03%) Network Management
3 6 (16.22%) Network Load Balancing
4 4 (10.81%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (10.81%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (10.81%) ITIL
5 3 (8.11%) Network Design
5 3 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.41%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (5.41%) Performance Management
6 2 (5.41%) CRM
6 2 (5.41%) Information Security
6 2 (5.41%) Process Management
6 2 (5.41%) Migration
6 2 (5.41%) Change Management
7 1 (2.70%) Security Management
7 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.70%) Supplier Management
7 1 (2.70%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (2.70%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.41%) SQL
3 1 (2.70%) VBScript
3 1 (2.70%) Perl
3 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (21.62%) Degree
3 7 (18.92%) CCSE
4 6 (16.22%) CCIE
4 6 (16.22%) CCSA
5 3 (8.11%) CCDP
5 3 (8.11%) CISSP
5 3 (8.11%) CCNP
6 2 (5.41%) CCNA
6 2 (5.41%) CISM
7 1 (2.70%) CISMP
7 1 (2.70%) CCDA
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) XenApp
1 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.41%) VMware Server
3 2 (5.41%) XenDesktop
3 2 (5.41%) ISA Server
3 2 (5.41%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.70%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) FortiGate
1 6 (16.22%) CiscoWorks
2 4 (10.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (8.11%) AirWatch
4 2 (5.41%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.70%) Nmap
5 1 (2.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (2.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (67.57%) Cisco
2 17 (45.95%) Blue Coat
3 16 (43.24%) HP
3 16 (43.24%) CheckPoint
4 14 (37.84%) Citrix
5 13 (35.14%) Nokia
6 9 (24.32%) Juniper
6 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
7 8 (21.62%) Symantec
8 7 (18.92%) VMware
8 7 (18.92%) SolarWinds
9 6 (16.22%) Tufin
9 6 (16.22%) IBM
9 6 (16.22%) CA
9 6 (16.22%) Fortinet
10 5 (13.51%) F5
11 4 (10.81%) Qualys
11 4 (10.81%) Dell
11 4 (10.81%) Sourcefire
12 3 (8.11%) Websense