The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lumension
Rank 537 547 512
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -35
Contract jobs citing Lumension 53 26 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.051% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.21% 0.11% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 40
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £525 £385
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 1
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% +32.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+7.31% +32.25%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25070 24077 26885
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.89% 47.08% 46.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13892 13098 13619
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £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 1074 1184 1390
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014.

Lumension Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Lumension
Top 17 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 1 August 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 +27 51 £450 +200.00% 2
South East +10 25 £450 +104.54% 2
Hampshire +3 14 £450 +55.17% 1
North West -3 12 - -
Berkshire +5 9 £470 -
Hook +6 5 £463 +59.48%
London +7 4 £416 +220.19%
Surrey -7 1 - -
Reading - 1 £275 -
Warrington - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Maidstone - - - - 1
Bridgend - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -

Lumension
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 90 (91.84%) Windows
2 84 (85.71%) Security Cleared
3 68 (69.39%) Microsoft
4 60 (61.22%) Citrix
5 59 (60.20%) Windows 7
6 56 (57.14%) SC Cleared
7 43 (43.88%) SCCM
8 41 (41.84%) VMware
9 39 (39.80%) AppSense
10 37 (37.76%) Windows Vista
11 36 (36.73%) Microsoft App-V
11 36 (36.73%) Blackberry
12 35 (35.71%) MS Office
12 35 (35.71%) Windows XP
13 34 (34.69%) DV Cleared
14 33 (33.67%) CA
14 33 (33.67%) SLA
15 31 (31.63%) Active Directory
16 30 (30.61%) Windows Server 2008
16 30 (30.61%) Software Deployment
17 27 (27.55%) MS Exchange
17 27 (27.55%) Sophos
18 26 (26.53%) McAfee
18 26 (26.53%) VMware Infrastructure
19 25 (25.51%) ITIL
20 22 (22.45%) McAfee ePO
21 20 (20.41%) MS Excel
22 19 (19.39%) UNIX
23 16 (16.33%) Windows Server 2003
24 15 (15.31%) PowerShell

Lumension
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 27 (27.55%) MS Exchange
2 15 (15.31%) Exchange Server 2003
3 14 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 12 (12.24%) Lync
5 9 (9.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (6.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (3.06%) IIS
7 3 (3.06%) IBM Notes
8 2 (2.04%) Documentum
9 1 (1.02%) Drupal
9 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 35 (35.71%) MS Office
2 20 (20.41%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.02%) MS Project
3 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.02%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.02%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.24%) SAN
2 10 (10.20%) Firewall
3 7 (7.14%) DNS
4 5 (5.10%) ICMP
4 5 (5.10%) SMTP
4 5 (5.10%) Internet
4 5 (5.10%) iSCSI
4 5 (5.10%) NAS
5 3 (3.06%) LAN
5 3 (3.06%) VoIP
5 3 (3.06%) WAN
6 2 (2.04%) VPN
7 1 (1.02%) IPsec
7 1 (1.02%) DHCP
7 1 (1.02%) VLAN
7 1 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.04%) StarTeam
2 1 (1.02%) MSI
2 1 (1.02%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 7 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.04%) Military
3 1 (1.02%) Law
3 1 (1.02%) Legal
3 1 (1.02%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (26.53%) Support Engineer
2 25 (25.51%) Desktop Support
3 21 (21.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 21 (21.43%) Desktop Engineer
4 7 (7.14%) Architect
5 6 (6.12%) Support Specialist
5 6 (6.12%) Integration Engineer
6 5 (5.10%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 5 (5.10%) Team Leader
6 5 (5.10%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (5.10%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (5.10%) Infrastructure Team Leader
7 4 (4.08%) Blackberry Support
7 4 (4.08%) Analyst
7 4 (4.08%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.08%) Security Engineer
7 4 (4.08%) Security Specialist
8 3 (3.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.06%) Technical Specialist
8 3 (3.06%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.12%) Software Packaging
2 5 (5.10%) JSP
3 2 (2.04%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.02%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 36 (36.73%) Blackberry
2 6 (6.12%) CESG
3 5 (5.10%) PKI
3 5 (5.10%) Cryptography
4 2 (2.04%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.04%) GIS
5 1 (1.02%) Clustering
5 1 (1.02%) Replication
5 1 (1.02%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 90 (91.84%) Windows
2 59 (60.20%) Windows 7
3 37 (37.76%) Windows Vista
4 35 (35.71%) Windows XP
5 30 (30.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (19.39%) UNIX
7 16 (16.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (14.29%) Linux
9 10 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (8.16%) Solaris
11 1 (1.02%) AIX
11 1 (1.02%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (30.61%) Software Deployment
2 25 (25.51%) ITIL
3 13 (13.27%) TQM
4 12 (12.24%) ITIL V3
4 12 (12.24%) Service Delivery
5 11 (11.22%) Service Management
6 10 (10.20%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (8.16%) Change Management
7 8 (8.16%) Information Security
8 7 (7.14%) Security Management
8 7 (7.14%) CRM
9 5 (5.10%) Compatibility Testing
9 5 (5.10%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 5 (5.10%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (5.10%) Software Distribution
10 4 (4.08%) Security Architecture
11 3 (3.06%) Incident Management
12 2 (2.04%) Project Management
12 2 (2.04%) Configuration Management
12 2 (2.04%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.31%) PowerShell
2 9 (9.18%) SQL
3 4 (4.08%) VBScript
4 2 (2.04%) Java
5 1 (1.02%) Perl
5 1 (1.02%) VB
5 1 (1.02%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.02%) Korn
5 1 (1.02%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 84 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 56 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 34 (34.69%) DV Cleared
4 9 (9.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (9.18%) MCSE
4 9 (9.18%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (33.67%) SLA
2 6 (6.12%) QA
3 5 (5.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (36.73%) Microsoft App-V
2 31 (31.63%) Active Directory
3 26 (26.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (13.27%) vSphere
5 10 (10.20%) Hyper-V
5 10 (10.20%) XenDesktop
6 6 (6.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.02%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.02%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.02%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 43 (43.88%) SCCM
2 22 (22.45%) McAfee ePO
3 12 (12.24%) Backup Exec
4 5 (5.10%) WSUS
4 5 (5.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (3.06%) MOM
5 3 (3.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (3.06%) DatAdvantage
6 2 (2.04%) SCDPM
6 2 (2.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (2.04%) SCOM
6 2 (2.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (1.02%) ARCserve
7 1 (1.02%) Unicenter
7 1 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.02%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.02%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (1.02%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 68 (69.39%) Microsoft
2 60 (61.22%) Citrix
3 41 (41.84%) VMware
4 39 (39.80%) AppSense
5 33 (33.67%) CA
6 27 (27.55%) Sophos
7 26 (26.53%) McAfee
8 12 (12.24%) Symantec
9 9 (9.18%) HP
10 8 (8.16%) Cisco
11 5 (5.10%) Sun
11 5 (5.10%) StorageTek
12 3 (3.06%) Lotus
12 3 (3.06%) Remedy
12 3 (3.06%) NetApp
12 3 (3.06%) Varonis
13 2 (2.04%) Juniper
13 2 (2.04%) Borland
13 2 (2.04%) Websense
13 2 (2.04%) CheckPoint