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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IronPort
Rank 613 609 611
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing IronPort 17 35 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.063% 0.035%
As % of the Vendors category 0.075% 0.15% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 18 11
Median daily rate £400 £475 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +46.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £362 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £450 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.38% +38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Median hourly rate £60.00 £32.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
+87.50% -

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
22737 23708 25190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.61% 42.77% 44.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 13915 13904 14848
Median daily rate £420 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 872 987 1211
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +9.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IronPort within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 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 +5 16 £400 -15.78% 3
Derbyshire +8 5 - -
East Midlands +1 5 - - 1
Chesterfield - 5 - -
South East +22 3 £380 -24.00%
North East - 3 £445 -
Renfrewshire - 3 £410 -
Scotland - 3 £410 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £445 -
Erskine - 3 £410 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £445 -
North West +4 2 £399 +8.50%
London 0 2 £400 -23.80% 2
Runcorn - 2 £399 -
Berkshire - 2 £380 -
Cheshire - 2 £399 -
Hampshire +17 1 - -
South West +9 1 - -
Bristol +7 1 - -
Havant -3 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £380 -
Newbury - 1 - -

IronPort
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 51 (72.86%) MS Exchange
2 42 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 40 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 37 (52.86%) Windows
5 35 (50.00%) Office 365
6 32 (45.71%) Windows Server
7 30 (42.86%) HP
8 29 (41.43%) Skype for Business
9 27 (38.57%) Exchange Server 2010
10 23 (32.86%) SharePoint
11 22 (31.43%) Migration
11 22 (31.43%) Exchange Server 2007
11 22 (31.43%) Exchange Server 2013
12 21 (30.00%) Data Centre
12 21 (30.00%) PowerShell
13 20 (28.57%) Cisco
13 20 (28.57%) Blackberry
13 20 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
14 18 (25.71%) SAN
14 18 (25.71%) Load Balancing
15 17 (24.29%) Microsoft Certification
15 17 (24.29%) MCSE
16 16 (22.86%) DNS
16 16 (22.86%) Symantec
17 14 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
17 14 (20.00%) NetApp
17 14 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 14 (20.00%) EMC
17 14 (20.00%) MS Excel
17 14 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008

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 51 (72.86%) MS Exchange
2 29 (41.43%) Skype for Business
3 27 (38.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (32.86%) SharePoint
5 22 (31.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 22 (31.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 11 (15.71%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (15.71%) OpenStack
8 8 (11.43%) Office Communications Server
9 5 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (1.43%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 14 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (17.14%) Faxination
Cloud Services
1 35 (50.00%) Office 365
2 14 (20.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 18 (25.71%) SAN
2 16 (22.86%) DNS
3 14 (20.00%) NAS
4 11 (15.71%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (12.86%) Skype
5 9 (12.86%) SMTP
6 8 (11.43%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (11.43%) Wireless
7 7 (10.00%) Network Security
8 5 (7.14%) DHCP
9 4 (5.71%) Firewall
9 4 (5.71%) TCP/IP
9 4 (5.71%) VLAN
10 3 (4.29%) Cisco Wireless
10 3 (4.29%) VoIP
10 3 (4.29%) WAN
11 2 (2.86%) 802.11
11 2 (2.86%) LAN
11 2 (2.86%) Unified Communications
12 1 (1.43%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 12 (17.14%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.00%) Finance
3 4 (5.71%) Banking
4 3 (4.29%) Law
5 2 (2.86%) Advertising
6 1 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (15.71%) Messaging Specialist
2 9 (12.86%) Consultant
3 8 (11.43%) Messaging Engineer
4 7 (10.00%) Exchange Engineer
4 7 (10.00%) IronPort Engineer
4 7 (10.00%) Lync Specialist
4 7 (10.00%) Network Consultant
5 6 (8.57%) Analyst
5 6 (8.57%) Migration Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) Network Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Active Directory Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Messaging Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Exchange Migration Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) PowerShell Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) SCCM Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) VMware Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Wireless Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 21 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 20 (28.57%) Blackberry
3 14 (20.00%) CLARiiON
4 13 (18.57%) Clustering
5 10 (14.29%) Virtual Team
6 7 (10.00%) Computer Science
7 4 (5.71%) BYOD
7 4 (5.71%) Management Information System
8 3 (4.29%) EFT
9 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.43%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 37 (52.86%) Windows
2 32 (45.71%) Windows Server
3 20 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (17.14%) Android
5 12 (17.14%) Apple iOS
5 12 (17.14%) Windows Mobile
6 4 (5.71%) Linux
7 3 (4.29%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (31.43%) Migration
2 18 (25.71%) Load Balancing
3 10 (14.29%) ITIL
4 7 (10.00%) Network Management
5 6 (8.57%) PRINCE2
5 6 (8.57%) Service Management
6 5 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 4 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (5.71%) Presales
7 4 (5.71%) Workflow
8 3 (4.29%) Change Management
8 3 (4.29%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (4.29%) People Management
8 3 (4.29%) Project Management
8 3 (4.29%) Web Filtering
9 2 (2.86%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (2.86%) Re-Platforming
10 1 (1.43%) Patch Management
10 1 (1.43%) Performance Tuning
10 1 (1.43%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.71%) Bash Shell
2 4 (5.71%) C
2 4 (5.71%) Ruby
3 3 (4.29%) SQL
4 2 (2.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (24.29%) MCSE
1 17 (24.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (10.00%) Degree
3 6 (8.57%) CCDP
3 6 (8.57%) CCNP
3 6 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (7.14%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.71%) CCIE
5 4 (5.71%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.86%) CCDA
6 2 (2.86%) CCNA
6 2 (2.86%) MCITP
6 2 (2.86%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.57%) Brightmail
3 5 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.71%) VMware Server
5 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (2.86%) XenApp
6 1 (1.43%) Firmware
6 1 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (20.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 12 (17.14%) Microsoft Clustering
3 8 (11.43%) ServiceCenter
4 5 (7.14%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (7.14%) SCCM
5 4 (5.71%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (2.86%) AirWatch
6 2 (2.86%) MAILsweeper
7 1 (1.43%) EdgeSight
7 1 (1.43%) SafeCom
7 1 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 42 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 30 (42.86%) HP
3 20 (28.57%) Cisco
4 16 (22.86%) Symantec
5 14 (20.00%) EMC
5 14 (20.00%) NetApp
6 13 (18.57%) Postini
6 13 (18.57%) Proofpoint
7 12 (17.14%) MobileIron
7 12 (17.14%) RightFax
8 8 (11.43%) VMware
9 7 (10.00%) F5
9 7 (10.00%) Sourcefire
10 5 (7.14%) Citrix
10 5 (7.14%) Dell
11 4 (5.71%) Aruba
11 4 (5.71%) CheckPoint
11 4 (5.71%) Meraki
11 4 (5.71%) Ruckus Wireless
11 4 (5.71%) ScanSafe