The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Proofpoint 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 Proofpoint over the 3 months to 23 October 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Proofpoint, Inc.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Proofpoint
Rank 605 - 575
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Proofpoint 7 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% - 0.007%
As % of the Vendors category 0.027% - 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£351 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - -
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
26296 23879 25674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.02% 46.26% 47.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15352 13520 13230
Average daily rate £388 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1245 1147 1320
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.85 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -6.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.03 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -5.10%

Proofpoint
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Proofpoint Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Proofpoint
Daily Rate Trend

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

Proofpoint Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Proofpoint
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Proofpoint Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Proofpoint
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Proofpoint within the UK over the 3 months to 23 October 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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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 - 7 £351 -
London - 2 £400 -
City of London - 1 £351 -

Proofpoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Proofpoint 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 Proofpoint.

1 21 (80.77%) MS Exchange
2 20 (76.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (73.08%) Windows
4 17 (65.38%) Blackberry
5 16 (61.54%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
7 4 (15.38%) Cisco
7 4 (15.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (15.38%) Juniper
7 4 (15.38%) SMTP
7 4 (15.38%) Clearswift
8 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (11.54%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
8 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
8 3 (11.54%) ITIL
8 3 (11.54%) Project Management
8 3 (11.54%) SSL
9 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (7.69%) IBM
9 2 (7.69%) CCNP
9 2 (7.69%) DSL
9 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
9 2 (7.69%) Extranet
9 2 (7.69%) Business Objects
9 2 (7.69%) MS Project
9 2 (7.69%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
9 2 (7.69%) VPN

Proofpoint
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Proofpoint 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 Proofpoint. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (80.77%) MS Exchange
2 20 (76.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (61.54%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (15.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (7.69%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (3.85%) Apache
7 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) SMTP
2 3 (11.54%) SSL
3 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.69%) VPN
3 2 (7.69%) LDAP
3 2 (7.69%) ISDN
3 2 (7.69%) LAN
3 2 (7.69%) WAN
3 2 (7.69%) Extranet
3 2 (7.69%) DSL
3 2 (7.69%) Firewall
3 2 (7.69%) Wireless
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.85%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (3.85%) IP Telephony
4 1 (3.85%) IMAP
4 1 (3.85%) Network Security
4 1 (3.85%) S/MIME
4 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Data Mining
1 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
General
1 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Exchange Specialist
2 7 (26.92%) Consultant
3 4 (15.38%) Messaging Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Messaging Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Performance Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Exchange Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) UNIX Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Exchange Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Network Team Leader
6 1 (3.85%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 17 (65.38%) Blackberry
2 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.69%) SecurID
4 1 (3.85%) PKI
4 1 (3.85%) Statistics
4 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.85%) Applied Mathematics
4 1 (3.85%) Open Source
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (3.85%) Neural Network
Operating Systems
1 19 (73.08%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.85%) UNIX
3 1 (3.85%) Solaris
3 1 (3.85%) Linux
3 1 (3.85%) SUSE
3 1 (3.85%) Android
3 1 (3.85%) CentOS
3 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.54%) Project Management
1 3 (11.54%) ITIL
1 3 (11.54%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (7.69%) ERP
2 2 (7.69%) Service Management
2 2 (7.69%) Network Management
3 1 (3.85%) Change Management
3 1 (3.85%) Workflow
3 1 (3.85%) Migration
3 1 (3.85%) Performance Management
3 1 (3.85%) Pattern Recognition
3 1 (3.85%) Time Series Analysis
3 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) Perl
1 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) CCNP
1 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.85%) CCIE
2 1 (3.85%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) Sendmail
3 1 (3.85%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) NetBackup
1 2 (7.69%) SCOM
2 1 (3.85%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Cisco
1 4 (15.38%) Juniper
1 4 (15.38%) Clearswift
2 2 (7.69%) Business Objects
2 2 (7.69%) Blue Coat
2 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
2 2 (7.69%) IBM
3 1 (3.85%) Remedy
3 1 (3.85%) TOWER Software