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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SonicWALL
Rank 561 555 545
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -10
Contract jobs citing SonicWALL 31 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.029% 0.033%
As % of the Vendors category 0.13% 0.063% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 10
Average daily rate
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£280 £253 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.89% -30.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £221 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £345 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £265 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.88% -29.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £22.00 £16.25 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.38% +3.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £13.25 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £19.25 £17.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £16.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+35.38% +3.17%

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
24605 23641 23338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.36% 46.18% 47.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14694 13385 12165
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
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 £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1147 1102 1371
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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 December 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 -13 30 £270 +6.93% 7
London +19 13 £349 +46.07% 3
South West -23 8 £250 -
East of England - 5 £270 - 2
West Yorkshire - 4 £328 - 1
Yorkshire - 4 £328 - 1
Somerset -9 2 £250 -
Suffolk - 2 - - 1
Ipswich - 2 - - 1
Street - 2 £250 -
City of London +2 1 £200 -11.11% 2
Wales - 1 £300 - 1
South Wales - 1 £300 - 1
Bridgend - 1 £300 -
Brighton - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Burgess Hill - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 1
Cheltenham - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Egham - - - -
Hayes - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newport - - - -
Poole - - - -

SonicWALL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 39 (73.58%) Firewall
2 33 (62.26%) Windows
3 32 (60.38%) Cisco
4 25 (47.17%) Microsoft
5 22 (41.51%) VPN
5 22 (41.51%) VMware
6 20 (37.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (37.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (33.96%) Wireless
8 17 (32.08%) Dell
9 14 (26.42%) Active Directory
9 14 (26.42%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (24.53%) CheckPoint
10 13 (24.53%) DNS
10 13 (24.53%) Linux
11 12 (22.64%) DHCP
11 12 (22.64%) HP
11 12 (22.64%) Internet
11 12 (22.64%) McAfee
12 11 (20.75%) Blackberry
12 11 (20.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 11 (20.75%) SAN
12 11 (20.75%) TCP/IP
12 11 (20.75%) WAN
12 11 (20.75%) Windows XP
12 11 (20.75%) IP Telephony
12 11 (20.75%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (18.87%) VLAN
13 10 (18.87%) LAN
13 10 (18.87%) SQL

SonicWALL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 11 (20.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 8 (15.09%) MS Exchange
3 7 (13.21%) IIS
4 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.77%) Lync
6 1 (1.89%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (16.98%) MS Office
2 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) Office 365
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (73.58%) Firewall
2 22 (41.51%) VPN
3 18 (33.96%) Wireless
4 13 (24.53%) DNS
5 12 (22.64%) DHCP
5 12 (22.64%) Internet
6 11 (20.75%) TCP/IP
6 11 (20.75%) SAN
6 11 (20.75%) IP Telephony
6 11 (20.75%) WAN
7 10 (18.87%) LAN
7 10 (18.87%) VLAN
8 9 (16.98%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (16.98%) VoIP
9 7 (13.21%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (11.32%) Ethernet
10 6 (11.32%) MPLS
11 5 (9.43%) WLAN
12 4 (7.55%) BIG-IP
12 4 (7.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.98%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.89%) Couchbase
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.89%) MySQL
General
1 9 (16.98%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.77%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Back Office
3 1 (1.89%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (32.08%) Network Engineer
2 11 (20.75%) Analyst
3 7 (13.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Support Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Support Technician
5 4 (7.55%) Network Consultant
5 4 (7.55%) Consultant
5 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Firewall Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Firewall Consultant
5 4 (7.55%) IT Support
6 3 (5.66%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.77%) IT Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Support Assistant
7 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (3.77%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) IT Support Assistant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) Web Services
2 1 (1.89%) Flash
2 1 (1.89%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (1.89%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.75%) Blackberry
2 5 (9.43%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (5.66%) iPad
3 3 (5.66%) Handset
3 3 (5.66%) CESG
4 2 (3.77%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.89%) SecurID
5 1 (1.89%) PDA
5 1 (1.89%) Kindle
5 1 (1.89%) iPhone
5 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 33 (62.26%) Windows
2 20 (37.74%) Windows Server 2003
2 20 (37.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (24.53%) Linux
4 11 (20.75%) Windows XP
4 11 (20.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (13.21%) Windows 7
6 5 (9.43%) Android
7 3 (5.66%) Apple iOS
7 3 (5.66%) Mac OS X
8 2 (3.77%) Mac OS X Server
8 2 (3.77%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.89%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (1.89%) CentOS
9 1 (1.89%) UNIX
9 1 (1.89%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.89%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.21%) ITIL
2 6 (11.32%) SIEM
3 5 (9.43%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (9.43%) Service Delivery
4 4 (7.55%) Configuration Management
4 4 (7.55%) Data Security
4 4 (7.55%) Software Licensing
5 3 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (5.66%) Change Control
5 3 (5.66%) Market Research
6 2 (3.77%) Cyber Security
6 2 (3.77%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (3.77%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (3.77%) Project Management
6 2 (3.77%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (3.77%) Network Design
6 2 (3.77%) Project Planning
6 2 (3.77%) Load Balancing
7 1 (1.89%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.89%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.87%) SQL
2 3 (5.66%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (26.42%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (18.87%) CCNA
3 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (11.32%) MCSE
5 4 (7.55%) CCNP
5 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.66%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.77%) MCP
8 1 (1.89%) MCSA
8 1 (1.89%) CCSE
8 1 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.89%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.89%) Degree
8 1 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) QA
1 4 (7.55%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.89%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (26.42%) Active Directory
2 7 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (11.32%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.55%) vSphere
5 2 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.77%) Kerio MailServer
5 2 (3.77%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.77%) ProxySG
5 2 (3.77%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.89%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.89%) MetaFrame
6 1 (1.89%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.89%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) Backup Exec
2 3 (5.66%) Nagios
2 3 (5.66%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.77%) SCCM
3 2 (3.77%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (3.77%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.89%) logstash
4 1 (1.89%) Kibana
4 1 (1.89%) SCOM
4 1 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.89%) Puppet
4 1 (1.89%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 32 (60.38%) Cisco
2 25 (47.17%) Microsoft
3 22 (41.51%) VMware
4 17 (32.08%) Dell
5 13 (24.53%) CheckPoint
6 12 (22.64%) HP
6 12 (22.64%) McAfee
7 10 (18.87%) Avaya
8 9 (16.98%) Juniper
8 9 (16.98%) F5
9 8 (15.09%) Nokia
9 8 (15.09%) Blue Coat
10 6 (11.32%) Symantec
10 6 (11.32%) Sophos
11 5 (9.43%) Citrix
11 5 (9.43%) Mitel
11 5 (9.43%) Apple
12 4 (7.55%) Veeam
12 4 (7.55%) WatchGuard
12 4 (7.55%) Polycom