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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IronPort
Rank 573 562 589
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +27
Contract jobs citing IronPort 39 24 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.045% 0.026%
As % of the Vendors category 0.15% 0.097% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 4
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£325 £380 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.47% +0.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £356 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £390
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
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
26411 24620 26895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.85% 46.66% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14970 13786 13658
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1179 1110 1356
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 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 20 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 19 September 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 +4 37 £350 -7.89% 3
South East +17 13 £338 +3.84% 1
South West -36 9 £400 - 1
London +1 8 £375 -8.25% 1
Hampshire - 7 £338 - 1
City of London +33 6 - -
Bristol - 3 £325 -
Southampton - 1 £315 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - - - -
Havant - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
North West - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Birmingham - - - -

IronPort
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 43 (58.11%) Cisco
2 32 (43.24%) Firewall
3 30 (40.54%) Microsoft
4 23 (31.08%) Juniper
5 22 (29.73%) MS Exchange
6 19 (25.68%) Symantec
6 19 (25.68%) Blackberry
6 19 (25.68%) Blue Coat
6 19 (25.68%) Exchange Server 2010
7 18 (24.32%) F5
8 16 (21.62%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (20.27%) McAfee
9 15 (20.27%) Android
9 15 (20.27%) Exchange Server 2007
9 15 (20.27%) Lync
9 15 (20.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 15 (20.27%) Exchange Server 2013
10 14 (18.92%) Network Security
11 13 (17.57%) PowerShell
11 13 (17.57%) Kalman Filter
11 13 (17.57%) ProxySG
12 12 (16.22%) CheckPoint
12 12 (16.22%) Active Directory
12 12 (16.22%) VPN
12 12 (16.22%) Security Cleared
13 11 (14.86%) SC Cleared
13 11 (14.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 11 (14.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 11 (14.86%) Brightmail
13 11 (14.86%) LAN

IronPort
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 22 (29.73%) MS Exchange
2 19 (25.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (20.27%) Exchange Server 2007
3 15 (20.27%) Lync
3 15 (20.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (9.46%) Office Communications Server
5 6 (8.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.70%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.35%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) MS Office
1 4 (5.41%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.05%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.11%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (8.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (43.24%) Firewall
2 16 (21.62%) Cisco ASA
3 14 (18.92%) Network Security
4 12 (16.22%) VPN
5 11 (14.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 11 (14.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 11 (14.86%) LAN
5 11 (14.86%) WAN
6 8 (10.81%) VoIP
6 8 (10.81%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (8.11%) BGP
7 6 (8.11%) OSPF
8 5 (6.76%) Unified Communications
8 5 (6.76%) MPLS
8 5 (6.76%) SAN
8 5 (6.76%) VRRP
8 5 (6.76%) Ethernet
8 5 (6.76%) RIP
8 5 (6.76%) TCP/IP
9 4 (5.41%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (13.51%) Finance
2 6 (8.11%) Banking
3 5 (6.76%) Retail
3 5 (6.76%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.35%) Automotive
5 1 (1.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (21.62%) Consultant
2 10 (13.51%) Messaging Engineer
3 9 (12.16%) Designer
3 9 (12.16%) Network Engineer
4 8 (10.81%) Architect
5 5 (6.76%) Security Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) Network Designer
6 4 (5.41%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Design Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Network Design Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Messaging Architect
6 4 (5.41%) Security Designer
7 3 (4.05%) Security Specialist
7 3 (4.05%) Network Support
7 3 (4.05%) Security Architect
7 3 (4.05%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.68%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.05%) iPhone
2 3 (4.05%) iPad
2 3 (4.05%) Open Source
3 2 (2.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.27%) Android
2 10 (13.51%) Windows
3 8 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.05%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.70%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.35%) Linux
7 1 (1.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.57%) Kalman Filter
2 7 (9.46%) ITIL
3 6 (8.11%) SIEM
4 5 (6.76%) Change Management
5 4 (5.41%) Information Security
5 4 (5.41%) Network Design
5 4 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (5.41%) Incident Management
5 4 (5.41%) WAN Optimisation
5 4 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (5.41%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (4.05%) Change Control
6 3 (4.05%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (4.05%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (4.05%) Load Balancing
6 3 (4.05%) Problem Management
6 3 (4.05%) Release Management
6 3 (4.05%) Security Testing
6 3 (4.05%) Security Architecture
6 3 (4.05%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.57%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.41%) C
3 3 (4.05%) VBScript
4 1 (1.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (16.22%) Security Cleared
2 11 (14.86%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.76%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (5.41%) CCNP
4 4 (5.41%) MCT
4 4 (5.41%) CISSP
5 2 (2.70%) CEH
6 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.35%) JNCIS
6 1 (1.35%) JNCIP
6 1 (1.35%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) SLA
1 2 (2.70%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.35%) TickIT
System Software
1 13 (17.57%) ProxySG
2 12 (16.22%) Active Directory
3 11 (14.86%) Brightmail
4 4 (5.41%) NFS
5 3 (4.05%) Sendmail
5 3 (4.05%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.35%) vSphere
6 1 (1.35%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (1.35%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.35%) Squid
Systems Management
1 15 (20.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 6 (8.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (4.05%) SCOM
3 3 (4.05%) CORE IMPACT
3 3 (4.05%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.35%) Cryoserver
4 1 (1.35%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 43 (58.11%) Cisco
2 30 (40.54%) Microsoft
3 23 (31.08%) Juniper
4 19 (25.68%) Symantec
4 19 (25.68%) Blue Coat
5 18 (24.32%) F5
6 15 (20.27%) McAfee
7 12 (16.22%) CheckPoint
8 10 (13.51%) HP
9 8 (10.81%) Sourcefire
9 8 (10.81%) RightFax
10 7 (9.46%) MobileIron
11 5 (6.76%) 3PAR
11 5 (6.76%) Avaya
11 5 (6.76%) Websense
12 4 (5.41%) Nokia
12 4 (5.41%) Siemens
12 4 (5.41%) WatchGuard
12 4 (5.41%) Brocade
12 4 (5.41%) Trustwave
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