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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lumension
Rank 563 561 513
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -48
Contract jobs citing Lumension 39 43 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.077% 0.073%
As % of the Vendors category 0.15% 0.17% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 13 22
Average daily rate
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£444 £313 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.00% -30.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £201 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £528 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £444 £338 £463
% change year-on-year
+31.48% -27.02%
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
25387 25596 22327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.35% 45.55% 46.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14473 14324 11853
Average daily rate £400 £399 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.25% -0.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £221 £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 1086 1098 1184
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £11.00 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.90
% change year-on-year
- -7.40%

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 21 April 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 21 April 2015.

Lumension Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Lumension
Top 19 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 21 April 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 -2 30 £438 +42.85% 3
South East -7 20 £438 +29.62% 3
Hampshire -4 13 £425 -3.40% 1
Berkshire +2 6 £490 +40.00% 2
Hook - 6 £425 -
North West -22 5 £173 +4.54%
East of England - 4 £575 -
Manchester - 2 £166 -
Reading - 1 £500 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 1 £165 -
Cumbria - - - -
Barrow-in-Furness - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Crawley - - - -
London - - - -
Kent - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
City of London - - - -

Lumension
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 65 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 58 (74.36%) VMware
3 56 (71.79%) Windows
4 47 (60.26%) Microsoft
5 44 (56.41%) Active Directory
5 44 (56.41%) SQL
5 44 (56.41%) DV Cleared
6 43 (55.13%) McAfee
7 41 (52.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 35 (44.87%) VMware Infrastructure
8 35 (44.87%) PowerShell
9 28 (35.90%) HP
10 27 (34.62%) Hyper-V
11 26 (33.33%) Citrix
12 24 (30.77%) Oracle
12 24 (30.77%) Firewall
13 23 (29.49%) Windows Vista
14 22 (28.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 20 (25.64%) Wyse
15 20 (25.64%) XenApp
16 19 (24.36%) SC Cleared
17 18 (23.08%) XenDesktop
17 18 (23.08%) NetScaler
17 18 (23.08%) MSI
17 18 (23.08%) AppSense
17 18 (23.08%) PKI
17 18 (23.08%) Dell
18 15 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
18 15 (19.23%) SCCM
19 14 (17.95%) McAfee ePO

Lumension
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 12 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (6.41%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.56%) IIS
6 1 (1.28%) Apache
6 1 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.85%) SaaS
2 1 (1.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (30.77%) Firewall
2 18 (23.08%) NetScaler
3 9 (11.54%) DHCP
4 4 (5.13%) DNS
4 4 (5.13%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (3.85%) SAN
6 2 (2.56%) Internet
6 2 (2.56%) IP Telephony
6 2 (2.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (1.28%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (1.28%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (1.28%) VLAN
7 1 (1.28%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (1.28%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (1.28%) Network Security
7 1 (1.28%) RIP
7 1 (1.28%) VPN
7 1 (1.28%) Wireless
7 1 (1.28%) OSPF
7 1 (1.28%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.85%) EDMS
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (23.08%) MSI
2 2 (2.56%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 3 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (1.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (21.79%) Desktop Engineer
1 17 (21.79%) Security Engineer
2 11 (14.10%) Build Engineer
3 9 (11.54%) Support Engineer
4 8 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (7.69%) Desktop Support
5 6 (7.69%) Server Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Team Leader
6 5 (6.41%) Consultant
7 4 (5.13%) Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Team Leader
8 3 (3.85%) Network Support
8 3 (3.85%) Network Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Architect
8 3 (3.85%) Technical Architect
9 2 (2.56%) Support Analyst
9 2 (2.56%) Security Consultant
9 2 (2.56%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.41%) Regular Expression
2 4 (5.13%) HTML
2 4 (5.13%) XML
3 2 (2.56%) Application Packaging
3 2 (2.56%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.28%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 18 (23.08%) PKI
2 5 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.85%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.56%) NHS
4 2 (2.56%) Replication
5 1 (1.28%) Clustering
5 1 (1.28%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.28%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.28%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 56 (71.79%) Windows
2 41 (52.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (29.49%) Windows Vista
4 15 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (14.10%) Windows 7
6 8 (10.26%) Linux
7 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (5.13%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.56%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.56%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.28%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.67%) ITIL
2 10 (12.82%) Service Delivery
3 7 (8.97%) Service Management
4 5 (6.41%) Change Management
5 4 (5.13%) Validation
5 4 (5.13%) ITIL V3
5 4 (5.13%) High Availability
6 3 (3.85%) Operations Management
6 3 (3.85%) Migration
6 3 (3.85%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (3.85%) Software Deployment
6 3 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (3.85%) Line Management
7 2 (2.56%) Build Automation
7 2 (2.56%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (2.56%) Information Security
7 2 (2.56%) Programme Management
7 2 (2.56%) Release Management
7 2 (2.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (56.41%) SQL
2 35 (44.87%) PowerShell
3 7 (8.97%) VBScript
4 3 (3.85%) VB
4 3 (3.85%) Python
5 2 (2.56%) VBA
6 1 (1.28%) Java
6 1 (1.28%) Perl
Qualifications
1 65 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 44 (56.41%) DV Cleared
3 19 (24.36%) SC Cleared
4 12 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (10.26%) MCSE
6 6 (7.69%) MCP
7 4 (5.13%) MCITP
7 4 (5.13%) MCSA
8 3 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.28%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.28%) CCSE
9 1 (1.28%) CCNP
9 1 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (56.41%) Active Directory
2 35 (44.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (34.62%) Hyper-V
4 20 (25.64%) XenApp
5 18 (23.08%) XenDesktop
6 13 (16.67%) vSphere
7 4 (5.13%) Firmware
8 3 (3.85%) XenServer
8 3 (3.85%) ProxySG
9 2 (2.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (2.56%) DFS Replication
9 2 (2.56%) VMware ESX
10 1 (1.28%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 22 (28.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 15 (19.23%) SCCM
3 14 (17.95%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (8.97%) Backup Exec
5 4 (5.13%) SCOM
6 3 (3.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (3.85%) EdgeSight
6 3 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (2.56%) SCDPM
7 2 (2.56%) ARCserve
7 2 (2.56%) Unicenter
7 2 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (1.28%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (1.28%) WMI
8 1 (1.28%) HP SIM
8 1 (1.28%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 58 (74.36%) VMware
2 47 (60.26%) Microsoft
3 43 (55.13%) McAfee
4 28 (35.90%) HP
5 26 (33.33%) Citrix
6 24 (30.77%) Oracle
7 20 (25.64%) Wyse
8 18 (23.08%) Dell
8 18 (23.08%) AppSense
9 10 (12.82%) Sophos
9 10 (12.82%) CheckPoint
10 6 (7.69%) Symantec
11 5 (6.41%) Acronis
11 5 (6.41%) Cisco
12 4 (5.13%) Blue Coat
13 3 (3.85%) AlgoSec
13 3 (3.85%) Cyber-Ark
13 3 (3.85%) Splunk
14 2 (2.56%) ArcSight
14 2 (2.56%) LogRhythm