The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SurfControl 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 SurfControl over the 3 months to 24 April 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 SurfControl PLC.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SurfControl
Rank 592 594 553
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -41
Contract jobs citing SurfControl 2 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.011% 0.012%
As % of the Vendors category 0.008% 0.024% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Average daily rate
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£425 £275 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% +120.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £275 £125
% change year-on-year
+54.54% +120.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
25269 25137 22645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.35% 45.52% 46.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14362 14090 11990
Average daily rate £400 £392 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1091 1071 1207
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 £11.02 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £41.15 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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Jobs Demand Trend

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

SurfControl Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SurfControl
Daily Rate Trend

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

SurfControl Daily Rate Trend in the UK

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Hourly Rate Trend

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

SurfControl Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SurfControl
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SurfControl within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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 -5 2 £425 +54.54%
London - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £425 -
South East - 1 £425 -

SurfControl
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SurfControl 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 SurfControl.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) Citrix
3 4 (66.67%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 4 (66.67%) ISA Server
3 4 (66.67%) MIMEsweeper
3 4 (66.67%) Apache
3 4 (66.67%) SMTP
3 4 (66.67%) VPN
3 4 (66.67%) SSL
3 4 (66.67%) IIS
3 4 (66.67%) Information Security
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) Postini
4 2 (33.33%) Network Security
4 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (33.33%) Python
4 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (33.33%) Mimecast
5 1 (16.67%) Line Management
5 1 (16.67%) QA
5 1 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (16.67%) MCSE
5 1 (16.67%) ISO 9001
5 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V

SurfControl
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SurfControl 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 SurfControl. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (66.67%) Apache
1 4 (66.67%) IIS
2 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
1 4 (66.67%) SMTP
1 4 (66.67%) VPN
1 4 (66.67%) SSL
2 2 (33.33%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Security Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Network Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Messaging Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Network Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Support
2 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (16.67%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Information Security
2 2 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (16.67%) Line Management
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 2 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) MCTS
1 1 (16.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
1 1 (16.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) ISA Server
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Postini