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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IronPort over the 3 months to 26 September 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IronPort
Rank 616 594 599
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +5
Contract jobs citing IronPort 39 60 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.10% 0.067%
As % of the Vendors category 0.16% 0.24% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 26 21
Median daily rate £425 £473 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.05% +45.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £313 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £473 £325
% change year-on-year
-20.10% +45.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
24044 24752 26246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.80% 43.26% 45.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 14682 14636 14796
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 857 1078 1181
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.98 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% -5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.02 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

IronPort
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing IronPort as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 September 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 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IronPort within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -19 29 £445 -5.82% 1
London +5 13 £445 -
Renfrewshire - 13 £325 -
Scotland - 13 £325 -
Erskine - 13 £325 -
North West +21 6 - - 1
Manchester +2 6 - - 1
Tyne and Wear - 5 £415 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £415 -
North East - 5 £415 -
East of England +6 4 £450 +5.88%
Hertfordshire 0 4 £450 -
City of London - 4 £448 -
Hertford - 3 £450 -
South East -1 1 £380 -3.49%
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £380 -
Berkshire - 1 £380 -

IronPort
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing IronPort also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for IronPort.

1 77 (71.96%) MS Exchange
2 70 (65.42%) Microsoft
3 63 (58.88%) Active Directory
4 61 (57.01%) Windows
5 54 (50.47%) Skype for Business
6 52 (48.60%) Office 365
6 52 (48.60%) Windows Server
7 48 (44.86%) PowerShell
8 47 (43.93%) HP
9 46 (42.99%) Migration
10 45 (42.06%) SharePoint
11 43 (40.19%) Exchange Server 2010
12 40 (37.38%) Windows Server 2012
12 40 (37.38%) Exchange Server 2013
13 38 (35.51%) Exchange Server 2007
14 35 (32.71%) Cisco
15 34 (31.78%) MCSE
15 34 (31.78%) Microsoft Certification
15 34 (31.78%) Load Balancing
16 31 (28.97%) Data Centre
17 28 (26.17%) Windows Server 2008
17 28 (26.17%) Windows Server 2003
18 26 (24.30%) SAN
19 24 (22.43%) DNS
20 23 (21.50%) Blackberry
21 22 (20.56%) MS Excel
21 22 (20.56%) Firewall
22 21 (19.63%) OpenStack
23 20 (18.69%) Cisco Nexus
23 20 (18.69%) Exchange Server 2003

IronPort
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 77 (71.96%) MS Exchange
2 54 (50.47%) Skype for Business
3 45 (42.06%) SharePoint
4 43 (40.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 40 (37.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 38 (35.51%) Exchange Server 2007
7 21 (19.63%) OpenStack
8 20 (18.69%) Exchange Server 2003
9 15 (14.02%) Office Communications Server
10 12 (11.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (4.67%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (3.74%) IIS
13 2 (1.87%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.93%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 22 (20.56%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.61%) ProjectWise
3 3 (2.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (11.21%) Faxination
2 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 52 (48.60%) Office 365
2 14 (13.08%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (24.30%) SAN
2 24 (22.43%) DNS
3 22 (20.56%) Firewall
4 20 (18.69%) Cisco Nexus
5 18 (16.82%) Cisco ASA
5 18 (16.82%) Skype
6 17 (15.89%) Wireless
7 14 (13.08%) NAS
8 12 (11.21%) VPN
9 9 (8.41%) SMTP
10 8 (7.48%) Network Security
10 8 (7.48%) VLAN
10 8 (7.48%) WAN
11 7 (6.54%) DHCP
11 7 (6.54%) Internet
11 7 (6.54%) LAN
11 7 (6.54%) SSL
11 7 (6.54%) Unified Communications
12 6 (5.61%) FTP
12 6 (5.61%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.74%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (3.74%) QlikView
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 15 (14.02%) Finance
2 11 (10.28%) Telecoms
3 9 (8.41%) Banking
4 3 (2.80%) Advertising
4 3 (2.80%) Law
5 1 (0.93%) Electronics
5 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.93%) Marketing
5 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (15.89%) Messaging Engineer
2 16 (14.95%) Messaging Specialist
3 14 (13.08%) Analyst
4 13 (12.15%) Consultant
5 10 (9.35%) Active Directory Engineer
5 10 (9.35%) Exchange Engineer
6 9 (8.41%) Windows Engineer
7 8 (7.48%) Network Consultant
7 8 (7.48%) PowerShell Engineer
7 8 (7.48%) SCCM Engineer
7 8 (7.48%) VMware Engineer
8 7 (6.54%) Lync Specialist
8 7 (6.54%) Migration Engineer
9 6 (5.61%) Exchange Migration Engineer
9 6 (5.61%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (4.67%) Messaging Analyst
10 5 (4.67%) Messaging Consultant
10 5 (4.67%) Project Manager
11 4 (3.74%) Firewall Consultant
11 4 (3.74%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.80%) 802.1X
1 3 (2.80%) Middleware
2 2 (1.87%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 31 (28.97%) Data Centre
2 23 (21.50%) Blackberry
3 16 (14.95%) Clustering
4 14 (13.08%) CLARiiON
5 12 (11.21%) Computer Science
6 10 (9.35%) Virtual Team
7 6 (5.61%) Management Information System
8 4 (3.74%) BYOD
8 4 (3.74%) EFT
8 4 (3.74%) Wiki
9 3 (2.80%) RSA SecurID
10 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.93%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 61 (57.01%) Windows
2 52 (48.60%) Windows Server
3 40 (37.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (26.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 28 (26.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (11.21%) Android
5 12 (11.21%) Apple iOS
5 12 (11.21%) Windows Mobile
6 8 (7.48%) Linux
7 4 (3.74%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.80%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (42.99%) Migration
2 34 (31.78%) Load Balancing
3 13 (12.15%) Network Management
4 9 (8.41%) ITIL
4 9 (8.41%) Project Management
5 8 (7.48%) Workflow
6 6 (5.61%) B2B
6 6 (5.61%) Configuration Management
6 6 (5.61%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (5.61%) Data Migration
6 6 (5.61%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (5.61%) PRINCE2
6 6 (5.61%) Service Management
6 6 (5.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (4.67%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (4.67%) Mentoring
8 4 (3.74%) Information Security
8 4 (3.74%) Presales
8 4 (3.74%) Web Filtering
9 3 (2.80%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (44.86%) PowerShell
2 9 (8.41%) SQL
3 8 (7.48%) Bash Shell
3 8 (7.48%) Ruby
4 4 (3.74%) C
5 2 (1.87%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (31.78%) MCSE
1 34 (31.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (15.89%) Security Cleared
3 12 (11.21%) Degree
4 11 (10.28%) SC Cleared
5 7 (6.54%) CCDP
5 7 (6.54%) CCNP
5 7 (6.54%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.74%) CCIE
7 3 (2.80%) CCDA
7 3 (2.80%) CCNA
7 3 (2.80%) CCSA
7 3 (2.80%) CCSE
8 2 (1.87%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.87%) MCITP
8 2 (1.87%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.35%) SLA
System Software
1 63 (58.88%) Active Directory
2 14 (13.08%) Brightmail
3 12 (11.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (7.48%) VMware Server
5 6 (5.61%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (3.74%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (3.74%) VMware ESX
7 3 (2.80%) ProxySG
7 3 (2.80%) XenApp
7 3 (2.80%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.87%) vSphere
8 2 (1.87%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (14.95%) Microsoft Clustering
1 16 (14.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 10 (9.35%) Cisco Prime
3 8 (7.48%) SCCM
3 8 (7.48%) ServiceCenter
4 4 (3.74%) Cisco UCCX
4 4 (3.74%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (2.80%) AirWatch
5 3 (2.80%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.93%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 70 (65.42%) Microsoft
2 47 (43.93%) HP
3 35 (32.71%) Cisco
4 20 (18.69%) VMware
5 19 (17.76%) CheckPoint
6 17 (15.89%) Citrix
6 17 (15.89%) Symantec
7 16 (14.95%) F5
8 15 (14.02%) NetApp
9 14 (13.08%) EMC
10 13 (12.15%) Postini
10 13 (12.15%) Proofpoint
11 12 (11.21%) MobileIron
11 12 (11.21%) RightFax
12 10 (9.35%) Blue Coat
12 10 (9.35%) Oracle
13 8 (7.48%) Dell
13 8 (7.48%) Sourcefire
14 7 (6.54%) Aruba
15 6 (5.61%) SolarWinds