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 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SonicWALL
Rank 586 573 538
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -35
Contract jobs citing SonicWALL 11 20 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.037% 0.015%
As % of the Vendors category 0.045% 0.082% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £248 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £144 -
% change year-on-year
+82.60% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 -

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
24719 24319 22176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.89% 44.88% 46.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14380 13814 11818
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1117 1081 1194
Average hourly rate £18.46 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.48% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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 28 May 2015.

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 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 28 May 2015. 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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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 -26 10 £250 +1.01% 19
London +9 3 £275 -7.17% 8
West Yorkshire - 3 - -
Yorkshire - 3 - -
Bradford - 3 - -
East of England +10 2 £294 +95.83%
South Wales +4 1 £300 -
Wales -4 1 £300 -
North West -14 1 - - 1
South East -17 1 £190 - 1
Newport - 1 £300 -
Norwich - 1 £225 -
Essex - 1 £363 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 £225 -
Surrey - 1 £190 -
Bromley - 1 £173 -
Chorley - 1 - -

SonicWALL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 21 (75.00%) Cisco
2 20 (71.43%) Firewall
3 19 (67.86%) Windows
4 14 (50.00%) VPN
5 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
5 13 (46.43%) VMware
6 11 (39.29%) WAN
7 10 (35.71%) LAN
7 10 (35.71%) SQL
7 10 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (32.14%) CheckPoint
8 9 (32.14%) Linux
8 9 (32.14%) DNS
8 9 (32.14%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (28.57%) MS Exchange
9 8 (28.57%) Wireless
10 7 (25.00%) VLAN
10 7 (25.00%) IIS
10 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (25.00%) PowerShell
11 6 (21.43%) .NET
11 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
11 6 (21.43%) CCNP
11 6 (21.43%) VoIP
11 6 (21.43%) DHCP
11 6 (21.43%) Juniper
11 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
11 6 (21.43%) Avaya
12 5 (17.86%) McAfee
12 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP

SonicWALL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 8 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 7 (25.00%) IIS
3 3 (10.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.57%) CMS
5 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Office
2 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Office 365
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (71.43%) Firewall
2 14 (50.00%) VPN
3 11 (39.29%) WAN
4 10 (35.71%) LAN
5 9 (32.14%) DNS
5 9 (32.14%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (28.57%) Wireless
7 7 (25.00%) VLAN
8 6 (21.43%) VoIP
8 6 (21.43%) DHCP
9 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
10 4 (14.29%) Internet
10 4 (14.29%) BGP
10 4 (14.29%) MPLS
10 4 (14.29%) OSPF
11 3 (10.71%) EIGRP
11 3 (10.71%) SAN
11 3 (10.71%) SSL
11 3 (10.71%) Ethernet
11 3 (10.71%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Network Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Windows Systems Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (14.29%) Administrator
3 4 (14.29%) Windows Administrator
3 4 (14.29%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 3 (10.71%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Security Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Network Specialist
6 1 (3.57%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (7.14%) Clustering
2 2 (7.14%) IVR
2 2 (7.14%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.57%) CCTV
3 1 (3.57%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 19 (67.86%) Windows
2 9 (32.14%) Linux
3 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) DevOps
2 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (10.71%) Data Security
2 3 (10.71%) SIEM
3 2 (7.14%) Cyber Security
3 2 (7.14%) Performance Management
3 2 (7.14%) Business Continuity
3 2 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (3.57%) BCP
4 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.57%) ITIL
4 1 (3.57%) Information Security
4 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.57%) Network Design
4 1 (3.57%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.57%) Time Management
4 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.57%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) SQL
2 7 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (21.43%) CCNP
3 5 (17.86%) CCNA
4 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (10.71%) MCSE
5 1 (3.57%) Avaya Certification
5 1 (3.57%) CCSE
5 1 (3.57%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) SLA
1 3 (10.71%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.57%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.57%) BS25999
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.71%) vSphere
3 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.57%) Firmware
4 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Backup Exec
2 2 (7.14%) NetCrunch
2 2 (7.14%) SCCM
3 1 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.57%) SCOM
3 1 (3.57%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 21 (75.00%) Cisco
2 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
2 13 (46.43%) VMware
3 9 (32.14%) CheckPoint
4 6 (21.43%) Juniper
4 6 (21.43%) Avaya
5 5 (17.86%) McAfee
5 5 (17.86%) WatchGuard
5 5 (17.86%) F5
6 4 (14.29%) Veeam
6 4 (14.29%) Blue Coat
6 4 (14.29%) HP
6 4 (14.29%) Dell
7 3 (10.71%) Citrix
7 3 (10.71%) SolarWinds
7 3 (10.71%) Stonesoft
8 2 (7.14%) Polycom
8 2 (7.14%) NETGEAR
8 2 (7.14%) Draytek
8 2 (7.14%) Fortinet