The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of McAfee 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 McAfee over the 3 months to 28 January 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 McAfee, Inc.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
McAfee
Rank 321 345 386
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +41
Contract jobs citing McAfee 280 220 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.56% 0.45% 0.32%
As % of the Vendors category 1.22% 0.98% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 112 80
Average daily rate
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£375 £335 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.02% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £160 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £328 £295
% change year-on-year
+12.80% +11.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 15 20
Average hourly rate £14.75 £14.35 £13.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.82% +5.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £31.50 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.87 £14.35 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-3.31% +6.25%

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
22941 22351 21486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.79% 45.76% 47.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13405 12390 11237
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 996 968 1337
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £39.31 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

McAfee
Jobs Demand Trend

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

McAfee Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

McAfee
Daily Rate Trend

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

McAfee Daily Rate Trend in the UK

McAfee
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing McAfee within the UK over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

McAfee Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

McAfee
Hourly Rate Trend

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

McAfee Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

McAfee
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing McAfee within the UK over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

McAfee Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

McAfee
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing McAfee within the UK over the 3 months to 28 January 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 +26 240 £370 +5.71% 39
South East +30 94 £350 +12.90% 14
London +28 61 £400 +6.66% 11
Hampshire +1 39 £370 +11.99% 3
East of England +8 31 £325 +136.36% 4
Scotland -6 27 £358 +8.50% 1
South West -6 25 £450 +50.00%
Berkshire -4 18 £300 -2.43% 6
Wiltshire +2 14 £465 +54.48%
Buckinghamshire - 14 £350 - 1
Milton Keynes - 13 £350 -
North West +9 11 £500 - 5
City of London +7 9 £360 -4.00% 4
Bracknell +4 9 - - 1
Reading +13 8 £300 +15.38% 4
Cheshire +10 8 £500 - 1
West Midlands -12 8 £267 -29.05% 2
West Sussex - 8 £290 -
Wales - 8 £450 - 3
South Wales - 8 £450 - 2
Essex +6 7 £313 +160.41%
Farnborough - 7 £388 -
Swindon -12 6 £465 +54.48%
Bridgend - 6 £450 - 2
Bristol -3 5 £450 -
East Sussex -6 5 - -
Warrington - 5 £500 - 1
Eastbourne - 5 - -
Surrey -1 4 £475 +40.74% 3
Yorkshire -24 4 £420 +10.16% 3

McAfee
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing McAfee 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 McAfee.

1 305 (62.37%) Windows
2 208 (42.54%) Microsoft
3 199 (40.70%) Security Cleared
4 174 (35.58%) Firewall
5 173 (35.38%) Cisco
6 155 (31.70%) VMware
7 146 (29.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 144 (29.45%) Active Directory
9 139 (28.43%) SC Cleared
10 121 (24.74%) ITIL
11 118 (24.13%) Windows 7
12 111 (22.70%) HP
13 107 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
14 101 (20.65%) McAfee ePO
15 95 (19.43%) Windows Server 2003
16 93 (19.02%) MS Exchange
17 89 (18.20%) MS Office
17 89 (18.20%) DNS
18 85 (17.38%) Microsoft Certification
19 82 (16.77%) Symantec
19 82 (16.77%) LAN
20 81 (16.56%) WAN
21 80 (16.36%) Juniper
22 79 (16.16%) VPN
23 75 (15.34%) MCSE
24 74 (15.13%) SQL
24 74 (15.13%) CheckPoint
25 70 (14.31%) Service Delivery
26 69 (14.11%) MS Excel
27 61 (12.47%) Citrix

McAfee
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing McAfee 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 McAfee. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 93 (19.02%) MS Exchange
2 47 (9.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (6.54%) Exchange Server 2003
4 30 (6.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 20 (4.09%) IIS
5 20 (4.09%) IBM Notes
6 19 (3.89%) SharePoint
7 14 (2.86%) Lync
8 9 (1.84%) Apache
9 8 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.82%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.82%) JBoss
12 3 (0.61%) Lotus Domino
12 3 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2000
13 1 (0.20%) SAS
13 1 (0.20%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.20%) Confluence
Applications
1 89 (18.20%) MS Office
2 69 (14.11%) MS Excel
3 19 (3.89%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.23%) MS Project
5 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.84%) assyst
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.43%) Office 365
2 6 (1.23%) SaaS
3 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 174 (35.58%) Firewall
2 89 (18.20%) DNS
3 82 (16.77%) LAN
4 81 (16.56%) WAN
5 79 (16.16%) VPN
6 55 (11.25%) DHCP
7 51 (10.43%) Cisco ASA
8 48 (9.82%) TCP/IP
9 47 (9.61%) Network Security
10 46 (9.41%) SAN
11 33 (6.75%) Wireless
12 29 (5.93%) SSL
13 24 (4.91%) VoIP
14 23 (4.70%) Cisco IOS
15 20 (4.09%) LDAP
15 20 (4.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 19 (3.89%) SMS
17 18 (3.68%) Internet
17 18 (3.68%) MPLS
18 15 (3.07%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.09%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (0.82%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.61%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (4.70%) MSI
2 15 (3.07%) WinRunner
2 15 (3.07%) TestDirector
2 15 (3.07%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (0.41%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.20%) JIRA
General
1 30 (6.13%) Finance
2 24 (4.91%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.07%) Legal
4 7 (1.43%) Military
5 6 (1.23%) Local Government
6 5 (1.02%) Banking
7 4 (0.82%) Retail
7 4 (0.82%) Law
7 4 (0.82%) Publishing
8 3 (0.61%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.41%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.20%) Advertising
10 1 (0.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 85 (17.38%) Analyst
2 60 (12.27%) Network Engineer
3 36 (7.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 30 (6.13%) Security Analyst
4 30 (6.13%) Architect
5 29 (5.93%) Consultant
6 26 (5.32%) Support Analyst
6 26 (5.32%) Support Engineer
7 25 (5.11%) 2nd Line Support
8 22 (4.50%) Security Architect
9 20 (4.09%) Service Analyst
9 20 (4.09%) Service Desk Analyst
10 17 (3.48%) Wintel Engineer
11 15 (3.07%) 3rd Line Support
11 15 (3.07%) 1st Line Support
11 15 (3.07%) Desktop Support
12 13 (2.66%) 1st Line Support Analyst
13 12 (2.45%) IT Support
13 12 (2.45%) Build Engineer
13 12 (2.45%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.43%) .NET
1 7 (1.43%) JSP
2 5 (1.02%) XML
2 5 (1.02%) Middleware
2 5 (1.02%) Application Packaging
3 4 (0.82%) HTML
3 4 (0.82%) CGI
4 3 (0.61%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.20%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 39 (7.98%) Blackberry
2 29 (5.93%) Clustering
3 22 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (3.68%) Cryptography
5 17 (3.48%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
6 14 (2.86%) PDA
7 11 (2.25%) CESG
8 9 (1.84%) Client/Server
8 9 (1.84%) Replication
9 8 (1.64%) PKI
9 8 (1.64%) SCADA
10 7 (1.43%) Open Source
10 7 (1.43%) iPhone
10 7 (1.43%) CESG CLAS
11 6 (1.23%) NHS
12 5 (1.02%) Computer Science
13 4 (0.82%) Statistics
13 4 (0.82%) CMDB
13 4 (0.82%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 305 (62.37%) Windows
2 146 (29.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 118 (24.13%) Windows 7
4 95 (19.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 60 (12.27%) Windows XP
6 59 (12.07%) Linux
7 41 (8.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 37 (7.57%) UNIX
9 26 (5.32%) Solaris
10 18 (3.68%) Windows Vista
10 18 (3.68%) Windows 8
11 16 (3.27%) AIX
12 13 (2.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.61%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.61%) Android
14 2 (0.41%) VMS
14 2 (0.41%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.20%) Windows CE
15 1 (0.20%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (24.74%) ITIL
2 70 (14.31%) Service Delivery
3 52 (10.63%) Service Management
4 45 (9.20%) Incident Management
5 39 (7.98%) Change Management
6 36 (7.36%) Information Security
7 31 (6.34%) Kalman Filter
8 30 (6.13%) Migration
9 26 (5.32%) Network Design
9 26 (5.32%) Disaster Recovery
10 25 (5.11%) Network Management
11 23 (4.70%) Software Deployment
11 23 (4.70%) SIEM
12 22 (4.50%) ITIL V3
13 20 (4.09%) Time Management
14 19 (3.89%) Network Monitoring
14 19 (3.89%) Penetration Testing
15 18 (3.68%) Load Balancing
15 18 (3.68%) Test Scripting
15 18 (3.68%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 74 (15.13%) SQL
2 47 (9.61%) PowerShell
3 35 (7.16%) Shell Script
4 21 (4.29%) Perl
5 18 (3.68%) VBScript
6 12 (2.45%) C++
6 12 (2.45%) Python
7 11 (2.25%) C
8 4 (0.82%) Java
8 4 (0.82%) PHP
9 3 (0.61%) Ruby
10 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.20%) C#
Qualifications
1 199 (40.70%) Security Cleared
2 139 (28.43%) SC Cleared
3 85 (17.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 75 (15.34%) MCSE
5 58 (11.86%) DV Cleared
6 55 (11.25%) Cisco Certification
7 49 (10.02%) MCP
8 44 (9.00%) CCNA
9 23 (4.70%) MCITP
10 21 (4.29%) CCNP
10 21 (4.29%) MCSA
10 21 (4.29%) MCTS
11 19 (3.89%) CISSP
12 14 (2.86%) Degree
12 14 (2.86%) ISTQB
13 13 (2.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (1.84%) MCDST
15 8 (1.64%) CEH
16 7 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
17 6 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.29%) QA
1 21 (4.29%) JSP 440
2 20 (4.09%) SLA
3 9 (1.84%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.61%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.20%) GPG13
6 1 (0.20%) COSO
6 1 (0.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 144 (29.45%) Active Directory
2 107 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (12.07%) Hyper-V
4 38 (7.77%) vSphere
5 32 (6.54%) VMware ESX
6 18 (3.68%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (3.68%) Firmware
7 14 (2.86%) XenApp
8 11 (2.25%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (1.84%) Terminal Services
9 9 (1.84%) Sendmail
10 6 (1.23%) XenDesktop
11 5 (1.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (1.02%) UAG
11 5 (1.02%) Squid
12 4 (0.82%) DFS Replication
12 4 (0.82%) vCloud
13 3 (0.61%) NFS
14 2 (0.41%) ProxySG
14 2 (0.41%) Snort
Systems Management
1 101 (20.65%) McAfee ePO
2 54 (11.04%) SCCM
3 39 (7.98%) Norton AntiVirus
4 36 (7.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 30 (6.13%) Backup Exec
6 27 (5.52%) SCOM
7 19 (3.89%) Netcool
7 19 (3.89%) WSUS
8 16 (3.27%) SCDPM
9 15 (3.07%) WhatsUp Gold
9 15 (3.07%) HP Quality Center
10 10 (2.04%) MAILsweeper
11 9 (1.84%) MIMEsweeper
12 8 (1.64%) Nessus
13 7 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 7 (1.43%) SCVMM
14 6 (1.23%) NetBackup
14 6 (1.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 5 (1.02%) FortiGate
15 5 (1.02%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 208 (42.54%) Microsoft
2 173 (35.38%) Cisco
3 155 (31.70%) VMware
4 111 (22.70%) HP
5 82 (16.77%) Symantec
6 80 (16.36%) Juniper
7 74 (15.13%) CheckPoint
8 61 (12.47%) Citrix
9 51 (10.43%) Blue Coat
10 50 (10.22%) F5
11 49 (10.02%) Lumension
12 47 (9.61%) Sophos
13 33 (6.75%) Oracle
14 28 (5.73%) EMC
15 25 (5.11%) IBM
16 22 (4.50%) Avaya
17 20 (4.09%) SolarWinds
17 20 (4.09%) Lotus
18 19 (3.89%) NetApp
18 19 (3.89%) Adobe
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