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 24 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 SonicWALL, Inc.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SonicWALL
Rank 585 561 572
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +11
Contract jobs citing SonicWALL 28 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.031% 0.029%
As % of the Vendors category 0.11% 0.066% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 9
Average daily rate
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£288 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £224 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £321 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £225 £388
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -41.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £13.75 £12.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.55 £10.75 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £14.25 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £12.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -19.35%

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
26282 24246 25665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.03% 46.23% 47.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15364 13731 13222
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 1242 1169 1321
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
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 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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 24 October 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 24 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 -15 28 £288 +15.00% 19
Yorkshire +4 8 £300 +33.33% 3
London -6 7 £394 +43.18% 6
West Yorkshire -6 5 £328 +45.55% 3
East of England -11 5 £270 - 1
South West - 4 £250 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £270 -
City of London +14 2 £200 - 2
North West -8 2 £275 - 2
South East - 2 £288 - 7
Somerset - 2 £250 -
Surrey - 2 £288 - 3
Street - 2 £250 -
Cheshire +4 1 - -
Leeds -6 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 £200 -
Luton - 1 £270 -
Malmesbury - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £275 - 2
Milton Keynes - - - - 2
Northwich - - - -
Poole - - - -
Reading - - - -
Redhill - - - - 1
Reigate - - - - 1
Rochester - - - -
Shoreham-by-Sea - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Aberdeen - - - - 2

SonicWALL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 32 (65.31%) Firewall
2 28 (57.14%) Windows
2 28 (57.14%) Cisco
3 23 (46.94%) VMware
4 21 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 18 (36.73%) VPN
5 18 (36.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (34.69%) Dell
6 17 (34.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (30.61%) Active Directory
7 15 (30.61%) Linux
8 14 (28.57%) TCP/IP
8 14 (28.57%) HP
9 13 (26.53%) DNS
10 12 (24.49%) Windows XP
10 12 (24.49%) SAN
10 12 (24.49%) CheckPoint
10 12 (24.49%) Windows 7
11 11 (22.45%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (22.45%) WAN
11 11 (22.45%) Wireless
12 10 (20.41%) SQL
12 10 (20.41%) Sophos
13 8 (16.33%) Nokia
13 8 (16.33%) Citrix
13 8 (16.33%) LAN
13 8 (16.33%) DHCP
13 8 (16.33%) Ethernet
13 8 (16.33%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (14.29%) Blue Coat

SonicWALL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 6 (12.24%) IIS
2 4 (8.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (6.12%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.04%) Lync
5 1 (2.04%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 7 (14.29%) MS Office
2 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Office 365
2 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (65.31%) Firewall
2 18 (36.73%) VPN
3 14 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 13 (26.53%) DNS
5 12 (24.49%) SAN
6 11 (22.45%) WAN
6 11 (22.45%) Wireless
7 8 (16.33%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (16.33%) DHCP
7 8 (16.33%) Ethernet
7 8 (16.33%) LAN
8 7 (14.29%) Internet
8 7 (14.29%) IP Telephony
9 6 (12.24%) VLAN
9 6 (12.24%) NAS
10 5 (10.20%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (10.20%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (10.20%) VoIP
11 4 (8.16%) Network Security
12 3 (6.12%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.04%) Couchbase
3 1 (2.04%) MySQL
General
1 4 (8.16%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.08%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Back Office
3 1 (2.04%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (26.53%) Network Engineer
2 11 (22.45%) Analyst
3 6 (12.24%) Consultant
3 6 (12.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Network Consultant
5 4 (8.16%) Support Technician
5 4 (8.16%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (6.12%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Firewall Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) Telecoms Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Security Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) 1st Line Support Technician
7 2 (4.08%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) IT Support Assistant
7 2 (4.08%) IT Assistant
7 2 (4.08%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) Web Services
2 1 (2.04%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.12%) CESG
2 3 (6.12%) iPad
3 2 (4.08%) Psychology
3 2 (4.08%) Economics
3 2 (4.08%) Streaming Video
4 1 (2.04%) Replication
4 1 (2.04%) Clustering
4 1 (2.04%) SecurID
4 1 (2.04%) PDA
4 1 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.04%) iPhone
4 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 28 (57.14%) Windows
2 18 (36.73%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (34.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (30.61%) Linux
5 12 (24.49%) Windows XP
5 12 (24.49%) Windows 7
6 4 (8.16%) Apple iOS
6 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (8.16%) Android
7 3 (6.12%) Mac OS X
8 2 (4.08%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (2.04%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.04%) CentOS
9 1 (2.04%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.24%) Configuration Management
1 6 (12.24%) ITIL
1 6 (12.24%) Kalman Filter
2 5 (10.20%) Market Research
3 4 (8.16%) Software Licensing
3 4 (8.16%) Migration
4 3 (6.12%) Change Control
5 2 (4.08%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.08%) SIEM
5 2 (4.08%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (4.08%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.08%) Data Security
5 2 (4.08%) Project Management
6 1 (2.04%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.04%) Change Management
6 1 (2.04%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.04%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.04%) CAD
6 1 (2.04%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.41%) SQL
2 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.04%) C
3 1 (2.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (22.45%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (12.24%) CCNA
3 5 (10.20%) CCNP
4 3 (6.12%) DV Cleared
4 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.08%) MCP
5 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.08%) CCSE
6 1 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.04%) Degree
6 1 (2.04%) MCSE
6 1 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.08%) QA
2 2 (4.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (30.61%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (10.20%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.08%) Terminal Services
5 2 (4.08%) ProxySG
5 2 (4.08%) Kerio MailServer
5 2 (4.08%) vSphere
5 2 (4.08%) UAG
6 1 (2.04%) ISA Server
6 1 (2.04%) MetaFrame
6 1 (2.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (2.04%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Nagios
1 3 (6.12%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.08%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (4.08%) NetBackup
2 2 (4.08%) WSUS
3 1 (2.04%) SCCM
3 1 (2.04%) SCOM
3 1 (2.04%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (2.04%) Puppet
3 1 (2.04%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.04%) logstash
3 1 (2.04%) Kibana
Vendors
1 28 (57.14%) Cisco
2 23 (46.94%) VMware
3 21 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 17 (34.69%) Dell
5 14 (28.57%) HP
6 12 (24.49%) CheckPoint
7 10 (20.41%) Sophos
8 8 (16.33%) Nokia
8 8 (16.33%) Citrix
9 7 (14.29%) Blue Coat
10 6 (12.24%) Draytek
10 6 (12.24%) F5
10 6 (12.24%) Avaya
11 5 (10.20%) Juniper
11 5 (10.20%) Apple
11 5 (10.20%) NETGEAR
12 4 (8.16%) Mitel
13 3 (6.12%) ProCurve
13 3 (6.12%) Nortel
13 3 (6.12%) Symantec