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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
NetScout
Rank 608 579 567
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -12
Contract jobs citing NetScout 11 22 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.043% 0.025%
As % of the Vendors category 0.050% 0.095% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 7
Average daily rate £465 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% +3.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
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
22182 23145 22099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.13% 45.68% 45.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13227 13479 12168
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 875 970 963
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.29 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NetScout within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

NetScout Daily Rate Histogram 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 10 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 5 February 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
South East +11 11 £380 - 1
England -4 11 £465 +12.72% 1
Berkshire - 6 £338 - 1
Newbury - 4 £313 -
Surrey -3 3 £550 -
Aldershot - 2 £600 -
Hampshire - 2 £600 -
London -7 1 £600 +33.33%
Hayes - 1 £600 -
Reading - 1 £338 - 1

NetScout
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 11 (78.57%) Cisco
2 10 (71.43%) TCP/IP
3 9 (64.29%) Aruba
4 8 (57.14%) OSPF
4 8 (57.14%) BGP
4 8 (57.14%) Wireless
4 8 (57.14%) VPN
4 8 (57.14%) HP
5 6 (42.86%) Avaya
5 6 (42.86%) LAN
5 6 (42.86%) WLAN
5 6 (42.86%) WAN
5 6 (42.86%) ITIL
5 6 (42.86%) Brocade
5 6 (42.86%) Firewall
5 6 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (42.86%) Palo Alto
6 5 (35.71%) High Availability
6 5 (35.71%) 802.1X
6 5 (35.71%) EIGRP
6 5 (35.71%) VLAN
6 5 (35.71%) IPsec
6 5 (35.71%) DHCP
6 5 (35.71%) DNS
6 5 (35.71%) Internet
6 5 (35.71%) 802.11
6 5 (35.71%) IPv6
6 5 (35.71%) SNMP
7 4 (28.57%) EMC
8 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification

NetScout
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.14%) Apache
2 1 (7.14%) nginx
2 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) TCP/IP
2 8 (57.14%) BGP
2 8 (57.14%) OSPF
2 8 (57.14%) VPN
2 8 (57.14%) Wireless
3 6 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (42.86%) Firewall
3 6 (42.86%) LAN
3 6 (42.86%) WAN
3 6 (42.86%) WLAN
4 5 (35.71%) 802.11
4 5 (35.71%) DHCP
4 5 (35.71%) DNS
4 5 (35.71%) EIGRP
4 5 (35.71%) Internet
4 5 (35.71%) IPsec
4 5 (35.71%) IPv6
4 5 (35.71%) SNMP
4 5 (35.71%) VLAN
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Network Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) LAN Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) WAN Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Designer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Support
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Applications Designer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Designer
3 2 (14.29%) WLAN Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) 802.1X
2 2 (14.29%) Middleware
2 2 (14.29%) SOAP
3 1 (7.14%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) CMDB
2 2 (14.29%) NGOSS
2 2 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) CatOS
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Unix
3 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) High Availability
3 3 (21.43%) Change Management
3 3 (21.43%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Capacity Management
4 2 (14.29%) eTOM
4 2 (14.29%) Network Management
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
4 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 2 (14.29%) Time Management
4 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) CCIE
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) HP SiteScope
1 2 (14.29%) Ionix
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Cisco
2 9 (64.29%) Aruba
3 8 (57.14%) HP
4 6 (42.86%) Avaya
4 6 (42.86%) Brocade
4 6 (42.86%) Palo Alto
5 4 (28.57%) EMC
6 3 (21.43%) Juniper
6 3 (21.43%) Riverbed
6 3 (21.43%) SolarWinds
7 2 (14.29%) CA
7 2 (14.29%) Infoblox
7 2 (14.29%) Oracle
7 2 (14.29%) VMware
8 1 (7.14%) Micro Focus