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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lumension
Rank 588 550 500
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -50
Contract jobs citing Lumension 25 39 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.074% 0.093%
As % of the Vendors category 0.10% 0.16% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 28
Average daily rate
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£277 £338 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.92% -25.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £195 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £495 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £277 £440 £463
% change year-on-year
-37.04% -4.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Average hourly rate - £21.00 £19.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.00 £19.04
% change year-on-year
- +10.29%

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
24797 23698 21741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.94% 44.94% 46.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14353 13470 11558
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1130 1055 1174
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 £11.17 £11.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.49 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 May 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
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 Lumension within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 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 -32 22 £289 -25.78% 3
South East -15 14 £425 -6.59% 2
Hampshire +11 9 £425 -3.40% 1
North West -32 5 £173 +4.54%
Milton Keynes +5 3 £265 -21.48%
Buckinghamshire -1 3 £265 -21.48%
Lancashire -3 3 £240 +45.36%
Berkshire -2 2 £514 +6.47% 1
Hook -4 2 £425 -
East of England - 2 £333 -
Manchester - 2 £166 -
Blackpool - 1 £240 -
Lytham St Annes - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £277 -
Norwich - 1 £500 -
Southampton - 1 £425 -
Norfolk - 1 £500 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £277 -
East Midlands - 1 £277 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £165 -

Lumension
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 56 (81.16%) Security Cleared
2 49 (71.01%) VMware
3 48 (69.57%) Microsoft
4 47 (68.12%) Windows
5 41 (59.42%) SQL
6 37 (53.62%) DV Cleared
7 34 (49.28%) Active Directory
8 31 (44.93%) Citrix
9 30 (43.48%) Hyper-V
10 29 (42.03%) PowerShell
10 29 (42.03%) McAfee
11 28 (40.58%) Windows Server 2008
12 27 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
13 25 (36.23%) HP
14 21 (30.43%) XenApp
15 20 (28.99%) Wyse
16 18 (26.09%) AppSense
16 18 (26.09%) PKI
16 18 (26.09%) Dell
16 18 (26.09%) XenDesktop
16 18 (26.09%) SCCM
16 18 (26.09%) NetScaler
17 17 (24.64%) SC Cleared
18 16 (23.19%) Firewall
18 16 (23.19%) Oracle
18 16 (23.19%) MS Excel
19 15 (21.74%) Windows Vista
20 14 (20.29%) MS Exchange
20 14 (20.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
21 13 (18.84%) Windows Server 2003

Lumension
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 14 (20.29%) MS Exchange
2 9 (13.04%) SharePoint
3 7 (10.14%) IIS
4 4 (5.80%) Lync
4 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.45%) Apache
6 1 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 16 (23.19%) MS Excel
2 10 (14.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.25%) Office 365
2 3 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (26.09%) NetScaler
2 16 (23.19%) Firewall
3 9 (13.04%) DHCP
4 5 (7.25%) DNS
5 4 (5.80%) SAN
5 4 (5.80%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (2.90%) Internet
6 2 (2.90%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.45%) VLAN
7 1 (1.45%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (1.45%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (1.45%) Network Security
7 1 (1.45%) RIP
7 1 (1.45%) VPN
7 1 (1.45%) Wireless
7 1 (1.45%) OSPF
7 1 (1.45%) BGP
7 1 (1.45%) X.400
7 1 (1.45%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.80%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (4.35%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 10 (14.49%) MSI
2 3 (4.35%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 3 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (1.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (24.64%) Desktop Engineer
1 17 (24.64%) Security Engineer
2 8 (11.59%) Support Engineer
3 7 (10.14%) Consultant
4 6 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) Desktop Support
4 6 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) Server Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Build Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) ArcSight Consultant
7 3 (4.35%) Network Support
7 3 (4.35%) Architect
7 3 (4.35%) Technical Architect
7 3 (4.35%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Support Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (2.90%) Security Consultant
8 2 (2.90%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.14%) Regular Expression
2 3 (4.35%) Application Packaging
2 3 (4.35%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.45%) HTML
3 1 (1.45%) XML
3 1 (1.45%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.09%) PKI
2 5 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.35%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.90%) NHS
4 2 (2.90%) Replication
5 1 (1.45%) Clustering
5 1 (1.45%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.45%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.45%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.45%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 47 (68.12%) Windows
2 28 (40.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (21.74%) Windows Vista
4 13 (18.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (17.39%) Windows 7
6 9 (13.04%) Linux
7 7 (10.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (7.25%) UNIX
8 5 (7.25%) Windows XP
9 4 (5.80%) Windows 8
10 3 (4.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.94%) ITIL
2 8 (11.59%) Service Management
3 5 (7.25%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (5.80%) Change Control
4 4 (5.80%) CRM
4 4 (5.80%) Change Management
4 4 (5.80%) ITSM
4 4 (5.80%) Information Security
5 3 (4.35%) Validation
5 3 (4.35%) Migration
5 3 (4.35%) ITIL V3
5 3 (4.35%) Software Deployment
5 3 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (2.90%) Server Building
6 2 (2.90%) SDLC
6 2 (2.90%) Line Management
6 2 (2.90%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (2.90%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (2.90%) Build Automation
6 2 (2.90%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 41 (59.42%) SQL
2 29 (42.03%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.80%) VBScript
3 4 (5.80%) VB
3 4 (5.80%) VBA
4 3 (4.35%) Python
5 1 (1.45%) Java
5 1 (1.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 56 (81.16%) Security Cleared
2 37 (53.62%) DV Cleared
3 17 (24.64%) SC Cleared
4 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (7.25%) MCSE
6 3 (4.35%) MCP
7 1 (1.45%) MCSA
7 1 (1.45%) CCNP
7 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.45%) CCSE
7 1 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.45%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.45%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (49.28%) Active Directory
2 30 (43.48%) Hyper-V
3 27 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (30.43%) XenApp
5 18 (26.09%) XenDesktop
6 12 (17.39%) vSphere
7 3 (4.35%) XenServer
7 3 (4.35%) VMware ESX
7 3 (4.35%) ProxySG
7 3 (4.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (2.90%) Firmware
8 2 (2.90%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.45%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 18 (26.09%) SCCM
2 14 (20.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 11 (15.94%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (5.80%) ArcSight ESM
4 4 (5.80%) SCOM
4 4 (5.80%) Backup Exec
4 4 (5.80%) OVSD
5 3 (4.35%) ARCserve
5 3 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (4.35%) Unicenter
5 3 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (4.35%) EdgeSight
5 3 (4.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (2.90%) SCDPM
6 2 (2.90%) HP SIM
6 2 (2.90%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (1.45%) WMI
7 1 (1.45%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 49 (71.01%) VMware
2 48 (69.57%) Microsoft
3 31 (44.93%) Citrix
4 29 (42.03%) McAfee
5 25 (36.23%) HP
6 20 (28.99%) Wyse
7 18 (26.09%) Dell
7 18 (26.09%) AppSense
8 16 (23.19%) Oracle
9 10 (14.49%) CheckPoint
10 7 (10.14%) Sophos
11 6 (8.70%) Symantec
12 5 (7.25%) NetApp
12 5 (7.25%) Acronis
12 5 (7.25%) Cisco
13 4 (5.80%) Blue Coat
13 4 (5.80%) ArcSight
14 3 (4.35%) AlgoSec
14 3 (4.35%) Cyber-Ark
14 3 (4.35%) Splunk