The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SonicWALL 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 SonicWALL over the 3 months to 2 September 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 SonicWALL, Inc.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SonicWALL
Rank 589 569 569
Rank change year-on-year
-20 0
Contract jobs citing SonicWALL 22 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.026% 0.033%
As % of the Vendors category 0.084% 0.056% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 8
Average daily rate
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£290 £320 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £154 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £342 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
-9.76% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Average hourly rate £8.50 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £8.50 - £15.50

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
26091 25084 26860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.21% 46.92% 46.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 14644 13917 13650
Average daily rate £386 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.21% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £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 1121 1122 1341
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.46% +2.52%

SonicWALL
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SonicWALL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SonicWALL
Daily Rate Trend

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

SonicWALL Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SonicWALL
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SonicWALL within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

SonicWALL Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SonicWALL
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SonicWALL Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SonicWALL
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 SonicWALL within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 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 -10 19 £288 -10.15% 27
London +16 4 £400 - 2
Yorkshire - 4 £275 - 1
Birmingham -1 3 £320 - 5
West Midlands -22 3 £320 - 6
Wales - 3 £500 -
South East -2 2 £288 -23.33% 5
East of England -21 2 £220 -
South Wales - 2 £500 -
South West - 2 - - 3
North West - 2 - - 10
Surrey - 2 £288 - 3
Wiltshire - 2 - - 1
City of London +35 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Luton - 1 £220 -
Leeds - 1 - - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 £220 -
Malmesbury - 1 - -
Manchester - - - - 5
New Malden - - - -
Ossett - - - -
Poole - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Reigate - - - - 1
Rochester - - - -
Shoreham-by-Sea - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Telford - - - -

SonicWALL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SonicWALL 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 SonicWALL.

1 30 (69.77%) Firewall
2 28 (65.12%) Cisco
3 25 (58.14%) Windows
4 24 (55.81%) VMware
5 20 (46.51%) Microsoft
6 18 (41.86%) Dell
7 16 (37.21%) VPN
7 16 (37.21%) CheckPoint
8 15 (34.88%) SAN
9 14 (32.56%) Citrix
10 13 (30.23%) WAN
10 13 (30.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (30.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (27.91%) Linux
11 12 (27.91%) Active Directory
11 12 (27.91%) HP
11 12 (27.91%) TCP/IP
12 11 (25.58%) SQL
12 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
12 11 (25.58%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (25.58%) Wireless
12 11 (25.58%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (23.26%) Windows 7
14 9 (20.93%) Blue Coat
14 9 (20.93%) Nokia
14 9 (20.93%) Ethernet
15 8 (18.60%) DNS
15 8 (18.60%) Sophos
16 7 (16.28%) Configuration Management
16 7 (16.28%) Windows XP

SonicWALL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SonicWALL 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 SonicWALL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (16.28%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (13.95%) IIS
3 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (9.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.33%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Office
1 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (69.77%) Firewall
2 16 (37.21%) VPN
3 15 (34.88%) SAN
4 13 (30.23%) WAN
5 12 (27.91%) TCP/IP
6 11 (25.58%) Wireless
6 11 (25.58%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (20.93%) Ethernet
8 8 (18.60%) DNS
9 6 (13.95%) LAN
9 6 (13.95%) VoIP
9 6 (13.95%) NAS
9 6 (13.95%) Network Security
9 6 (13.95%) VLAN
10 5 (11.63%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (9.30%) Internet
11 4 (9.30%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (9.30%) IP Telephony
12 3 (6.98%) DHCP
13 2 (4.65%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.33%) Couchbase
3 1 (2.33%) MySQL
General
1 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.65%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Network Engineer
2 9 (20.93%) Consultant
3 8 (18.60%) Network Consultant
4 7 (16.28%) Analyst
5 6 (13.95%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Support Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Security Consultant
6 4 (9.30%) Support Technician
6 4 (9.30%) Network Security Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Service Manager
8 2 (4.65%) Support Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Network Manager
8 2 (4.65%) Help Desk Support
8 2 (4.65%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Change Consultant
8 2 (4.65%) Telecoms Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Security Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Blackberry
1 6 (13.95%) Clustering
2 5 (11.63%) EqualLogic
3 4 (9.30%) Economics
3 4 (9.30%) Psychology
4 3 (6.98%) CESG
5 2 (4.65%) iPhone
6 1 (2.33%) iPad
6 1 (2.33%) Replication
6 1 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.33%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 25 (58.14%) Windows
2 13 (30.23%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (30.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (27.91%) Linux
4 10 (23.26%) Windows 7
5 7 (16.28%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.65%) Android
6 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.33%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.33%) CentOS
7 1 (2.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.28%) Configuration Management
2 6 (13.95%) Market Research
2 6 (13.95%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (11.63%) Migration
4 4 (9.30%) ITIL
5 3 (6.98%) Change Control
6 2 (4.65%) WAN Optimisation
6 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (4.65%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.65%) SIEM
6 2 (4.65%) Data Security
7 1 (2.33%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.33%) Protective Monitoring
7 1 (2.33%) DevOps
7 1 (2.33%) Demand Forecasting
7 1 (2.33%) CAD
7 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.33%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.33%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (2.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.58%) SQL
2 1 (2.33%) C
2 1 (2.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (25.58%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (13.95%) CCNA
3 5 (11.63%) MCSE
3 5 (11.63%) CCNP
3 5 (11.63%) MCITP
3 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.98%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.65%) CCSE
5 2 (4.65%) CCDA
6 1 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (27.91%) Active Directory
2 7 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (16.28%) Hyper-V
2 7 (16.28%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (6.98%) vSphere
4 2 (4.65%) UAG
4 2 (4.65%) ProxySG
5 1 (2.33%) KVM
5 1 (2.33%) RHEV
5 1 (2.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (2.33%) DFS Replication
5 1 (2.33%) MetaFrame
5 1 (2.33%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.65%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (4.65%) WSUS
3 1 (2.33%) SCCM
3 1 (2.33%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (2.33%) Puppet
3 1 (2.33%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (2.33%) Nagios
3 1 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.33%) logstash
3 1 (2.33%) Kibana
Vendors
1 28 (65.12%) Cisco
2 24 (55.81%) VMware
3 20 (46.51%) Microsoft
4 18 (41.86%) Dell
5 16 (37.21%) CheckPoint
6 14 (32.56%) Citrix
7 12 (27.91%) HP
8 9 (20.93%) Nokia
8 9 (20.93%) Blue Coat
9 8 (18.60%) Sophos
10 7 (16.28%) F5
11 6 (13.95%) Draytek
11 6 (13.95%) NETGEAR
11 6 (13.95%) Juniper
12 5 (11.63%) McAfee
12 5 (11.63%) Avaya
13 4 (9.30%) Nortel
14 2 (4.65%) Symantec
14 2 (4.65%) Radware
14 2 (4.65%) Mitel
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