The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of NetScout 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 NetScout over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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 NetScout Systems, Inc.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
NetScout
Rank 652 591 612
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +21
Contract jobs citing NetScout 6 40 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.072% 0.011%
As % of the Vendors category 0.024% 0.16% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 0
Average daily rate £510 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+126.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £518 £188 -
% change year-on-year
+176.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
24677 25304 24663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.15% 45.31% 45.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15153 14374 13866
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 801 1113 1062
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.78 £11.08 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

NetScout
Jobs Demand Trend

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

NetScout Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

NetScout
Daily Rate Trend

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

NetScout Daily Rate Trend in the UK

NetScout
Hourly Rate Trend

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

NetScout Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

NetScout
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NetScout within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -61 6 £510 +126.66% 1
South East -42 5 £518 +12.50% 1
Berkshire - 5 £518 - 1
Slough - 4 £530 -
London -11 1 £510 +126.66%
Reading - 1 £475 - 1

NetScout
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing NetScout 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 NetScout.

1 9 (52.94%) BGP
1 9 (52.94%) TCP/IP
1 9 (52.94%) VPN
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco
1 9 (52.94%) Aruba
2 8 (47.06%) HP
2 8 (47.06%) OSPF
2 8 (47.06%) Wireless
3 6 (35.29%) IPsec
3 6 (35.29%) Avaya
3 6 (35.29%) IPv6
3 6 (35.29%) LAN
3 6 (35.29%) WLAN
3 6 (35.29%) WAN
3 6 (35.29%) Palo Alto
3 6 (35.29%) Brocade
3 6 (35.29%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (35.29%) Firewall
4 5 (29.41%) 4G
4 5 (29.41%) High Availability
4 5 (29.41%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (29.41%) VoLTE
4 5 (29.41%) VLAN
4 5 (29.41%) VoWiFi
4 5 (29.41%) 802.1X
4 5 (29.41%) SNMP
4 5 (29.41%) Empirix
4 5 (29.41%) Internet
4 5 (29.41%) 3G
4 5 (29.41%) 802.11

NetScout
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing NetScout 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 NetScout. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.88%) Apache
2 1 (5.88%) nginx
2 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) IaaS
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) BGP
1 9 (52.94%) TCP/IP
1 9 (52.94%) VPN
2 8 (47.06%) OSPF
2 8 (47.06%) Wireless
3 6 (35.29%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (35.29%) Firewall
3 6 (35.29%) IPsec
3 6 (35.29%) IPv6
3 6 (35.29%) LAN
3 6 (35.29%) WAN
3 6 (35.29%) WLAN
4 5 (29.41%) 2G
4 5 (29.41%) 4G
4 5 (29.41%) EIGRP
4 5 (29.41%) Internet
4 5 (29.41%) SNMP
4 5 (29.41%) VLAN
4 5 (29.41%) VoLTE
4 5 (29.41%) VoWiFi
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
1 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Network Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Designer
3 3 (17.65%) LAN Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Network Designer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Designer
3 3 (17.65%) WAN Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Applications Designer
4 2 (11.76%) WLAN Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Network Support
5 1 (5.88%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Designer
5 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) 802.1X
2 2 (11.76%) Middleware
2 2 (11.76%) SOAP
3 1 (5.88%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) CSS
3 1 (5.88%) LAMP
3 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) NGOSS
2 2 (11.76%) User Experience
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) CatOS
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Windows
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
3 1 (5.88%) Unix
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) High Availability
1 5 (29.41%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (17.65%) Change Management
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Migration
3 2 (11.76%) Time Management
4 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.88%) Network Design
4 1 (5.88%) Network Management
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.88%) Presales
4 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement
4 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
1 1 (5.88%) C#
1 1 (5.88%) C++
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.88%) VB
1 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) CCIE
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) MCSA
2 1 (5.88%) MCSD
2 1 (5.88%) MCSE
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP SiteScope
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Aruba
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco
2 8 (47.06%) HP
3 6 (35.29%) Avaya
3 6 (35.29%) Brocade
3 6 (35.29%) Palo Alto
4 5 (29.41%) Empirix
5 4 (23.53%) Tektronix
6 3 (17.65%) Juniper
6 3 (17.65%) Riverbed
6 3 (17.65%) SolarWinds
7 2 (11.76%) CA
7 2 (11.76%) EMC
7 2 (11.76%) Oracle
8 1 (5.88%) Micro Focus
8 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
8 1 (5.88%) Red Hat