The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Lumension 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 Lumension over the 3 months to 27 March 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 Lumension Security, Inc.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lumension
Rank 564 523 517
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -6
Contract jobs citing Lumension 35 47 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.091% 0.050%
As % of the Vendors category 0.14% 0.20% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 12 11
Average daily rate
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£500 £306 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.26% -30.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £195 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £533 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £288 £470
% change year-on-year
+73.91% -38.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £29.50 £21.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.47% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £21.00 -
% change year-on-year
+40.47% -

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
24335 23603 21491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.36% 45.47% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13863 12950 11452
Average daily rate £400 £400 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1039 1048 1185
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

Lumension
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lumension within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Lumension Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lumension
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lumension within the UK.

Lumension Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Lumension
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lumension within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Lumension Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Lumension
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lumension within the UK.

Lumension Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Lumension
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lumension within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Lumension Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Lumension
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lumension within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 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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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 -22 27 £490 +63.33% 5
South East -35 23 £470 +63.47% 4
Hampshire -1 13 £356 - 1
Berkshire -3 8 £500 +83.48% 3
Hook - 6 £388 -
Reading - 1 £500 - 2
Cumbria - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
City of London - - - -
North West - - - -
Barrow-in-Furness - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Crawley - - - -
London - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -

Lumension
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Lumension 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 Lumension.

1 69 (92.00%) Security Cleared
2 59 (78.67%) VMware
3 53 (70.67%) Windows
4 46 (61.33%) DV Cleared
5 44 (58.67%) SQL
5 44 (58.67%) McAfee
6 43 (57.33%) Microsoft
7 42 (56.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 40 (53.33%) Active Directory
9 37 (49.33%) PowerShell
10 35 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 29 (38.67%) Hyper-V
12 26 (34.67%) HP
13 25 (33.33%) Oracle
13 25 (33.33%) Windows Vista
13 25 (33.33%) Firewall
14 24 (32.00%) SC Cleared
14 24 (32.00%) Citrix
15 23 (30.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 21 (28.00%) XenApp
17 20 (26.67%) MSI
18 19 (25.33%) AppSense
19 18 (24.00%) Wyse
19 18 (24.00%) PKI
19 18 (24.00%) Dell
19 18 (24.00%) XenDesktop
19 18 (24.00%) NetScaler
20 16 (21.33%) SCCM
21 14 (18.67%) McAfee ePO
22 13 (17.33%) ITIL

Lumension
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Lumension 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 Lumension. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (17.33%) MS Exchange
2 10 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (5.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.67%) IIS
5 1 (1.33%) Apache
5 1 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (14.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (33.33%) Firewall
2 18 (24.00%) NetScaler
3 4 (5.33%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (2.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (2.67%) SAN
5 1 (1.33%) Internet
5 1 (1.33%) OSPF
5 1 (1.33%) BGP
5 1 (1.33%) X.400
5 1 (1.33%) X.500
5 1 (1.33%) LAN
5 1 (1.33%) VoIP
5 1 (1.33%) WAN
5 1 (1.33%) SMTP
5 1 (1.33%) DHCP
5 1 (1.33%) RIP
5 1 (1.33%) DNS
5 1 (1.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (1.33%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (1.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.00%) EDMS
3 2 (2.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (26.67%) MSI
2 2 (2.67%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 2 (2.67%) Finance
2 1 (1.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 15 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 12 (16.00%) Build Engineer
3 8 (10.67%) Team Leader
3 8 (10.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (9.33%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 6 (8.00%) Server Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Consultant
6 5 (6.67%) Support Engineer
7 2 (2.67%) Security Consultant
7 2 (2.67%) Desktop Support
7 2 (2.67%) Developer
7 2 (2.67%) Analyst
7 2 (2.67%) Data Consultant
7 2 (2.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 1 (1.33%) Network Security Analyst
8 1 (1.33%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
8 1 (1.33%) Wintel Engineer
8 1 (1.33%) Information Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.67%) Regular Expression
2 4 (5.33%) HTML
2 4 (5.33%) XML
3 2 (2.67%) Application Packaging
3 2 (2.67%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 18 (24.00%) PKI
2 8 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.67%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.67%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.67%) Replication
4 1 (1.33%) Clustering
4 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 53 (70.67%) Windows
2 42 (56.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (33.33%) Windows Vista
4 10 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (13.33%) Linux
5 5 (6.67%) Windows XP
5 5 (6.67%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.00%) Windows 2000
6 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.67%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.33%) ITIL
2 12 (16.00%) Service Delivery
3 8 (10.67%) Service Management
4 7 (9.33%) Change Management
5 5 (6.67%) Validation
5 5 (6.67%) Operations Management
5 5 (6.67%) ITIL V3
5 5 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (5.33%) Line Management
6 4 (5.33%) High Availability
7 3 (4.00%) Migration
7 3 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (2.67%) Release Management
8 2 (2.67%) Unit Testing
8 2 (2.67%) Build Automation
8 2 (2.67%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (2.67%) Information Security
8 2 (2.67%) Programme Management
9 1 (1.33%) Network Design
9 1 (1.33%) TQM
Programming Languages
1 44 (58.67%) SQL
2 37 (49.33%) PowerShell
3 7 (9.33%) VBScript
4 3 (4.00%) VB
4 3 (4.00%) Python
5 2 (2.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 69 (92.00%) Security Cleared
2 46 (61.33%) DV Cleared
3 24 (32.00%) SC Cleared
4 12 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (10.67%) MCP
5 8 (10.67%) MCSE
6 4 (5.33%) MCSA
6 4 (5.33%) MCITP
7 3 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.33%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.33%) CCSE
8 1 (1.33%) CCNP
8 1 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.33%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 35 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (38.67%) Hyper-V
4 21 (28.00%) XenApp
5 18 (24.00%) XenDesktop
6 10 (13.33%) vSphere
7 6 (8.00%) Firmware
8 3 (4.00%) VMware ESX
8 3 (4.00%) ProxySG
8 3 (4.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (2.67%) DFS Replication
10 1 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 23 (30.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 16 (21.33%) SCCM
3 14 (18.67%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (10.67%) Backup Exec
5 4 (5.33%) SCOM
6 3 (4.00%) ARCserve
6 3 (4.00%) Unicenter
7 2 (2.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (2.67%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (2.67%) HP SIM
7 2 (2.67%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 59 (78.67%) VMware
2 44 (58.67%) McAfee
3 43 (57.33%) Microsoft
4 26 (34.67%) HP
5 25 (33.33%) Oracle
6 24 (32.00%) Citrix
7 19 (25.33%) AppSense
8 18 (24.00%) Dell
8 18 (24.00%) Wyse
9 12 (16.00%) Sophos
10 5 (6.67%) CheckPoint
10 5 (6.67%) Cisco
11 4 (5.33%) Blue Coat
11 4 (5.33%) CA
12 3 (4.00%) Splunk
12 3 (4.00%) Symantec
12 3 (4.00%) AlgoSec
12 3 (4.00%) Cyber-Ark
13 2 (2.67%) LogRhythm
13 2 (2.67%) F5