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 31 July 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 NetScout Systems, Inc.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
NetScout
Rank 607 602 576
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -26
Contract jobs citing NetScout 13 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.016% 0.006%
As % of the Vendors category 0.052% 0.037% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 1
Average daily rate
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£420 £150 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+180.00% -57.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £150 -
% change year-on-year
+166.66% -
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
24887 24619 23745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.77% 45.05% 46.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 14650 13583 12848
Average daily rate £400 £375 £387
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1077 1070 1201
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.55 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 2015.

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 9 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 31 July 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 -21 13 £420 +180.00% 3
South East - 10 £400 - 3
Hampshire - 6 £400 -
London -2 3 £450 -10.00%
Berkshire - 3 £400 - 1
Basingstoke - 2 £415 -
City of London -11 1 £450 -10.00%
Kent - 1 £500 -
Surrey - 1 £500 -

NetScout
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 48 (90.57%) Cisco
2 36 (67.92%) Firewall
3 27 (50.94%) Change Management
4 26 (49.06%) Finance
5 25 (47.17%) TCP/IP
6 23 (43.40%) ITIL
6 23 (43.40%) Wireshark
7 22 (41.51%) F5
7 22 (41.51%) DNS
7 22 (41.51%) DHCP
7 22 (41.51%) CheckPoint
8 21 (39.62%) SolarWinds
8 21 (39.62%) Management Information System
9 20 (37.74%) Service Management
10 19 (35.85%) Juniper
10 19 (35.85%) Network Security
10 19 (35.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 19 (35.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 19 (35.85%) Lancope
11 17 (32.08%) Multicast
11 17 (32.08%) Wireless
11 17 (32.08%) Blue Coat
11 17 (32.08%) Bloomberg
12 16 (30.19%) Cisco Certification
13 15 (28.30%) TIBCO
13 15 (28.30%) Rendezvous
13 15 (28.30%) RMDS
13 15 (28.30%) TippingPoint
13 15 (28.30%) LogLogic
13 15 (28.30%) Tufin

NetScout
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 11 (20.75%) MS Visio
2 9 (16.98%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (28.30%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (67.92%) Firewall
2 25 (47.17%) TCP/IP
3 23 (43.40%) Wireshark
4 22 (41.51%) DNS
4 22 (41.51%) DHCP
5 19 (35.85%) Network Security
5 19 (35.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 19 (35.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 17 (32.08%) Multicast
6 17 (32.08%) Wireless
7 12 (22.64%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (16.98%) LAN
8 9 (16.98%) WAN
9 7 (13.21%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (13.21%) Cisco IPT
10 6 (11.32%) SNMP
11 4 (7.55%) SMTP
11 4 (7.55%) Ethernet
11 4 (7.55%) Internet
11 4 (7.55%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
General
1 26 (49.06%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Banking
2 2 (3.77%) Investment Banking
2 2 (3.77%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (3.77%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (28.30%) Consultant
2 14 (26.42%) Network Consultant
3 12 (22.64%) Network Engineer
4 11 (20.75%) Security Engineer
5 7 (13.21%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (13.21%) Security Consultant
5 7 (13.21%) Network Security Consultant
5 7 (13.21%) Firewall Consultant
6 6 (11.32%) Service Manager
7 5 (9.43%) Technical Services Manager
7 5 (9.43%) Support Engineer
7 5 (9.43%) Technical Manager
8 3 (5.66%) Network Specialist
9 2 (3.77%) Operations Manager
9 2 (3.77%) Operations Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) Network Operations Engineer
10 1 (1.89%) Cisco Support Engineer
10 1 (1.89%) Cyber Security Engineer
10 1 (1.89%) Network Support
10 1 (1.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (28.30%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 21 (39.62%) Management Information System
2 15 (28.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 12 (22.64%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.66%) CMDB
5 2 (3.77%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.75%) Linux
2 10 (18.87%) Windows
3 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.77%) UNIX
4 2 (3.77%) AIX
4 2 (3.77%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (50.94%) Change Management
2 23 (43.40%) ITIL
3 20 (37.74%) Service Management
4 15 (28.30%) Network Architecture
5 14 (26.42%) Load Balancing
6 13 (24.53%) Network Management
6 13 (24.53%) Network Monitoring
7 9 (16.98%) Performance Management
7 9 (16.98%) Service Delivery
8 8 (15.09%) Information Assurance
9 7 (13.21%) Performance Monitoring
10 6 (11.32%) Cyber Security
10 6 (11.32%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (11.32%) Business Process Improvement
10 6 (11.32%) Business Continuity
11 5 (9.43%) Network Design
11 5 (9.43%) Configuration Management
11 5 (9.43%) Capacity Management
12 4 (7.55%) Change Control
13 3 (5.66%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.43%) Perl
2 2 (3.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (30.19%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (26.42%) CISSP
3 10 (18.87%) CCNA
3 10 (18.87%) Security Cleared
4 8 (15.09%) SC Cleared
5 7 (13.21%) CCIE
6 5 (9.43%) CCNP
7 3 (5.66%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.89%) PMP
8 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (24.53%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) VMware ESX
1 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) HP NNM
2 2 (3.77%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 48 (90.57%) Cisco
2 22 (41.51%) CheckPoint
2 22 (41.51%) F5
3 21 (39.62%) SolarWinds
4 19 (35.85%) Lancope
4 19 (35.85%) Juniper
5 17 (32.08%) Bloomberg
5 17 (32.08%) Blue Coat
6 15 (28.30%) TIBCO
6 15 (28.30%) Tufin
6 15 (28.30%) TippingPoint
6 15 (28.30%) LogLogic
7 14 (26.42%) Tradeweb
7 14 (26.42%) Radianz
8 13 (24.53%) HP
9 10 (18.87%) Microsoft
9 10 (18.87%) Imperva
9 10 (18.87%) McAfee
10 8 (15.09%) NetApp
11 7 (13.21%) Nokia