The table below looks at the statistics for MAILsweeper skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MAILsweeper over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clearswift MAILsweeper
Rank 586 544 555
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +11
Contract jobs citing MAILsweeper 6 26 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.051% 0.012%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.13% 0.71% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 17 1
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£475 £324 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.60% +85.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £370 -
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £16.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +24.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4489 3666 3158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.28% 7.16% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2803 2203 1667
Average daily rate £415 £388 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.09% +3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £503 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 140 208
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.53 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.58% -10.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.02 £12.42 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.88 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-6.23% -14.68%

MAILsweeper
Jobs Demand Trend

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

MAILsweeper Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MAILsweeper
Daily Rate Trend

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

MAILsweeper Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MAILsweeper
Hourly Rate Trend

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

MAILsweeper Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MAILsweeper
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MAILsweeper within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -48 6 £475 +46.60%
South East - 6 £475 -
Surrey - 6 £475 -
Camberley - 5 £475 -
Coventry - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Plymouth - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

MAILsweeper
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MAILsweeper 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 MAILsweeper.

1 17 (94.44%) VMware
1 17 (94.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (88.89%) NetApp
2 16 (88.89%) MIMEsweeper
3 14 (77.78%) DNS
4 12 (66.67%) Windows
5 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
5 11 (61.11%) HP
5 11 (61.11%) MS Exchange
5 11 (61.11%) Citrix
5 11 (61.11%) XenApp
6 10 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (55.56%) Fibre Channel
6 10 (55.56%) iSCSI
6 10 (55.56%) Backup Exec
6 10 (55.56%) Replication
6 10 (55.56%) SAN
6 10 (55.56%) VMware ESX
6 10 (55.56%) Clustering
6 10 (55.56%) NFS
7 9 (50.00%) Firewall
8 8 (44.44%) DHCP
9 7 (38.89%) VPN
9 7 (38.89%) C
9 7 (38.89%) McAfee
10 6 (33.33%) Shell Script
10 6 (33.33%) Juniper
10 6 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (33.33%) Websense
10 6 (33.33%) C++

MAILsweeper
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MAILsweeper 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 MAILsweeper. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (61.11%) MS Exchange
2 10 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (16.67%) WebSphere
3 3 (16.67%) Tomcat
4 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
5 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (5.56%) Lync
5 1 (5.56%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (77.78%) DNS
2 10 (55.56%) SAN
2 10 (55.56%) iSCSI
2 10 (55.56%) Fibre Channel
3 9 (50.00%) Firewall
4 8 (44.44%) DHCP
5 7 (38.89%) VPN
6 6 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (33.33%) SSL
6 6 (33.33%) LDAP
6 6 (33.33%) LAN
6 6 (33.33%) WAN
6 6 (33.33%) SMTP
7 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 3 (16.67%) VLAN
8 2 (11.11%) Network Security
8 2 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) MySQL
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Security Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Integrator
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (55.56%) Replication
1 10 (55.56%) Clustering
2 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Solaris
2 6 (33.33%) UNIX
3 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
2 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 5 (27.78%) Incident Management
3 3 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (16.67%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) C
2 6 (33.33%) C++
2 6 (33.33%) Perl
2 6 (33.33%) Python
2 6 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 3 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (27.78%) RHCT
2 5 (27.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (27.78%) MCITP
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (27.78%) RHCE
2 5 (27.78%) MCSE
2 5 (27.78%) CCNA
3 3 (16.67%) NCDA
3 3 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (11.11%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.56%) MCP
5 1 (5.56%) CCNP
5 1 (5.56%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 17 (94.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 11 (61.11%) XenApp
3 10 (55.56%) NFS
3 10 (55.56%) VMware ESX
4 6 (33.33%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 16 (88.89%) MIMEsweeper
2 10 (55.56%) Backup Exec
3 3 (16.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 17 (94.44%) VMware
2 16 (88.89%) NetApp
3 11 (61.11%) HP
3 11 (61.11%) Citrix
4 7 (38.89%) McAfee
5 6 (33.33%) Blue Coat
5 6 (33.33%) Websense
5 6 (33.33%) Juniper
5 6 (33.33%) Cisco
6 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
7 3 (16.67%) Oracle
7 3 (16.67%) IBM
7 3 (16.67%) Sophos
7 3 (16.67%) Symantec
8 1 (5.56%) LANDesk
8 1 (5.56%) Dell