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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SonicWALL
Rank 609 594 575
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -19
Contract jobs citing SonicWALL 15 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.043% 0.022%
As % of the Vendors category 0.068% 0.093% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 6
Average daily rate £166 £250 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.50% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £168 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £425 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £163 £250 -
% change year-on-year
-35.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -12.50%

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
22102 23646 22499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 42.93% 45.78% 45.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 13177 13728 12376
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 856 998 981
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.43 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.38 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+27.85% +6.06%

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
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 18 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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -39 12 £180 -28.00% 23
South West -3 6 £180 -15.29%
Gloucestershire - 4 £168 -
London -4 3 £225 -10.00% 6
Cheltenham - 2 £168 -
Yorkshire -12 1 £150 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £135 - 1
South East - 1 £225 - 6
Bournemouth - 1 £180 -
Southampton - 1 £225 -
Daventry - 1 £135 -
Bath - 1 - -
Doncaster - 1 £150 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £150 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £135 - 1
Hampshire - 1 £225 - 2
Dorset - 1 £180 -
Somerset - 1 - -

SonicWALL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (88.89%) Firewall
2 23 (63.89%) Cisco
3 22 (61.11%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (52.78%) Windows
5 17 (47.22%) CCNA
5 17 (47.22%) VLAN
5 17 (47.22%) Windows Server
6 14 (38.89%) Active Directory
6 14 (38.89%) CCNP
7 13 (36.11%) Wi-Fi
7 13 (36.11%) VMware
8 12 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 12 (33.33%) Windows 7
9 11 (30.56%) Wireless
9 11 (30.56%) DNS
10 10 (27.78%) Data Centre
10 10 (27.78%) Capacity Management
11 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
11 9 (25.00%) Internet
11 9 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (22.22%) ITIL
13 7 (19.44%) HP
13 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (19.44%) Change Management
13 7 (19.44%) Skype for Business
13 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (19.44%) Aerohive Networks
14 6 (16.67%) Structured Cabling
14 6 (16.67%) QNAP
14 6 (16.67%) Skype

SonicWALL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (19.44%) Skype for Business
2 6 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 5 (13.89%) SharePoint
4 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (11.11%) IIS
5 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.78%) Apache
6 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.78%) JBoss
6 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Office 365
1 2 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (88.89%) Firewall
2 17 (47.22%) VLAN
3 13 (36.11%) Wi-Fi
4 11 (30.56%) DNS
4 11 (30.56%) Wireless
5 9 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (25.00%) Internet
6 6 (16.67%) Skype
6 6 (16.67%) Structured Cabling
6 6 (16.67%) WebEx
7 5 (13.89%) DHCP
7 5 (13.89%) Network Security
7 5 (13.89%) TCP/IP
7 5 (13.89%) VPN
8 4 (11.11%) Broadband
9 3 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (8.33%) iSCSI
9 3 (8.33%) LAN
9 3 (8.33%) MPLS
9 3 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 11 (30.56%) Support Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Security Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 3 (8.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Active Directory Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Active Directory Support
5 3 (8.33%) Active Directory Support Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Network Support
5 3 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) Data Centre
2 6 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 6 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (11.11%) CCTV
4 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.78%) iPhone
5 1 (2.78%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 19 (52.78%) Windows
2 17 (47.22%) Windows Server
3 12 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (13.89%) Linux
5 5 (13.89%) Windows 8
5 5 (13.89%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.78%) AIX
6 1 (2.78%) Android
6 1 (2.78%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) Capacity Management
2 8 (22.22%) ITIL
3 7 (19.44%) Change Management
4 6 (16.67%) Network Design
5 4 (11.11%) Business Continuity
5 4 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (11.11%) Network Optimisation
5 4 (11.11%) Project Management
5 4 (11.11%) Service Management
6 3 (8.33%) High Availability
6 3 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.56%) Kanban
7 2 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (5.56%) Problem Management
7 2 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (2.78%) Anti-Money Laundering
8 1 (2.78%) Change Control
8 1 (2.78%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (61.11%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (47.22%) CCNA
3 14 (38.89%) CCNP
4 6 (16.67%) MCSE
4 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (8.33%) CCSE
6 1 (2.78%) CCIE
6 1 (2.78%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (5.56%) QA
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 12 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (11.11%) Firmware
3 4 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.78%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) FortiGate
2 2 (5.56%) Nagios
3 1 (2.78%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 23 (63.89%) Cisco
2 13 (36.11%) VMware
3 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (19.44%) Aerohive Networks
4 7 (19.44%) HP
5 6 (16.67%) NetApp
5 6 (16.67%) Polycom
5 6 (16.67%) QNAP
5 6 (16.67%) Tandberg
5 6 (16.67%) WatchGuard
6 5 (13.89%) CheckPoint
6 5 (13.89%) Juniper
6 5 (13.89%) Spiceworks
7 4 (11.11%) Dell
8 3 (8.33%) Aruba
8 3 (8.33%) Citrix
8 3 (8.33%) Fortinet
8 3 (8.33%) Veeam
9 2 (5.56%) F5
9 2 (5.56%) Splunk