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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IronPort
Rank 587 563 561
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -2
Contract jobs citing IronPort 20 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.029% 0.006%
As % of the Vendors category 0.079% 0.062% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 1
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£325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £345 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +15.00%
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
25422 24038 24478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.55% 46.25% 47.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14968 13682 12666
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1238 1190 1329
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 £11.00 £10.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

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 21 November 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 30 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 21 November 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 -18 19 £325 -7.14% 6
London +3 7 £350 -5.40% 3
North West -3 5 £313 +2.45%
South East -14 4 £344 +5.36% 2
Milton Keynes - 4 £344 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £344 - 1
City of London +8 3 - - 2
South West - 3 £325 - 1
Manchester - 3 £313 -
Cheshire - 2 - -
Devon - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Plymouth - - - -
Reading - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Watford - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Havant - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Lewes - - - -
Scotland - - - -

IronPort
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 30 (49.18%) Cisco
2 22 (36.07%) Firewall
3 20 (32.79%) Microsoft
3 20 (32.79%) Juniper
4 16 (26.23%) Blackberry
4 16 (26.23%) MS Exchange
5 15 (24.59%) Network Security
6 14 (22.95%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (21.31%) Android
7 13 (21.31%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (21.31%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (21.31%) McAfee
7 13 (21.31%) Blue Coat
8 12 (19.67%) F5
9 11 (18.03%) Kalman Filter
9 11 (18.03%) Symantec
9 11 (18.03%) LAN
9 11 (18.03%) WAN
10 10 (16.39%) Exchange Server 2013
10 10 (16.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 10 (16.39%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 10 (16.39%) PowerShell
10 10 (16.39%) Security Cleared
11 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
11 9 (14.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 9 (14.75%) Lync
11 9 (14.75%) Active Directory
11 9 (14.75%) CheckPoint
11 9 (14.75%) ProxySG
12 8 (13.11%) Sourcefire

IronPort
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 16 (26.23%) MS Exchange
2 13 (21.31%) Exchange Server 2007
2 13 (21.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (16.39%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (14.75%) Lync
5 7 (11.48%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (3.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.28%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.28%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.28%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.48%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (11.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (36.07%) Firewall
2 15 (24.59%) Network Security
3 14 (22.95%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (18.03%) LAN
4 11 (18.03%) WAN
5 10 (16.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 10 (16.39%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 7 (11.48%) VPN
7 5 (8.20%) Unified Communications
8 4 (6.56%) DNS
8 4 (6.56%) Wireless
9 3 (4.92%) IPsec
9 3 (4.92%) MPLS
9 3 (4.92%) OSPF
9 3 (4.92%) BGP
9 3 (4.92%) VRRP
9 3 (4.92%) SSL
9 3 (4.92%) SAN
9 3 (4.92%) Ethernet
9 3 (4.92%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Metasploit
General
1 7 (11.48%) Finance
1 7 (11.48%) Banking
2 5 (8.20%) Retail
2 5 (8.20%) Investment Banking
2 5 (8.20%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.64%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 9 (14.75%) Consultant
1 9 (14.75%) Designer
2 8 (13.11%) Architect
3 7 (11.48%) Network Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Administrator
4 6 (9.84%) Messaging Architect
5 4 (6.56%) Messaging Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Cisco Administrator
5 4 (6.56%) Network Design Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Security Designer
5 4 (6.56%) Network Designer
5 4 (6.56%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) Design Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Security Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Security Specialist
6 3 (4.92%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.48%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.23%) Blackberry
2 4 (6.56%) iPhone
2 4 (6.56%) iPad
3 3 (4.92%) Open Source
4 2 (3.28%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (21.31%) Android
2 7 (11.48%) Windows
3 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (6.56%) Windows 8
4 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.92%) Linux
6 2 (3.28%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.03%) Kalman Filter
2 6 (9.84%) SIEM
2 6 (9.84%) ITIL
3 5 (8.20%) Incident Management
3 5 (8.20%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (6.56%) Network Design
4 4 (6.56%) Service Delivery
4 4 (6.56%) Change Management
5 3 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (4.92%) Information Security
5 3 (4.92%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (4.92%) Security Testing
5 3 (4.92%) Change Control
5 3 (4.92%) WAN Optimisation
5 3 (4.92%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (4.92%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (3.28%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (3.28%) Performance Management
6 2 (3.28%) Security Architecture
6 2 (3.28%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.39%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.56%) C
3 3 (4.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (16.39%) Security Cleared
2 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
3 6 (9.84%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (8.20%) CCNP
5 3 (4.92%) CISSP
6 2 (3.28%) MCT
6 2 (3.28%) CCNA
6 2 (3.28%) CEH
6 2 (3.28%) JNCIS
6 2 (3.28%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.64%) Degree
7 1 (1.64%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) SLA
2 2 (3.28%) QA
System Software
1 9 (14.75%) Active Directory
1 9 (14.75%) ProxySG
2 8 (13.11%) Brightmail
3 3 (4.92%) ISA Server
4 2 (3.28%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (14.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 7 (11.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 6 (9.84%) SCOM
4 3 (4.92%) CORE IMPACT
4 3 (4.92%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 30 (49.18%) Cisco
2 20 (32.79%) Microsoft
2 20 (32.79%) Juniper
3 13 (21.31%) McAfee
3 13 (21.31%) Blue Coat
4 12 (19.67%) F5
5 11 (18.03%) Symantec
6 9 (14.75%) CheckPoint
7 8 (13.11%) Sourcefire
8 6 (9.84%) HP
9 5 (8.20%) Websense
9 5 (8.20%) RightFax
10 3 (4.92%) Trustwave
10 3 (4.92%) 3PAR
10 3 (4.92%) WatchGuard
10 3 (4.92%) Brocade
10 3 (4.92%) Intel
10 3 (4.92%) Avaya
10 3 (4.92%) Sophos
10 3 (4.92%) Nokia
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