The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of TippingPoint 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 TippingPoint over the 3 months to 30 September 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 TippingPoint Technologies, Inc.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
TippingPoint
Rank 575 578 585
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Contract jobs citing TippingPoint 29 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.017% 0.024%
As % of the Vendors category 0.11% 0.037% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 7 9
Average daily rate
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£351 £415 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.54% -7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £315 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £505 £740
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £415 £800
% change year-on-year
-16.26% -48.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £39.00

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
26430 24554 26984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.54% 46.51% 46.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 15045 13825 13737
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
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 1205 1104 1392
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.80 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -1.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
- -1.33%

TippingPoint
Jobs Demand Trend

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

TippingPoint Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

TippingPoint
Daily Rate Trend

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

TippingPoint Daily Rate Trend in the UK

TippingPoint
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TippingPoint within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

TippingPoint Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

TippingPoint
Hourly Rate Trend

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

TippingPoint Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

TippingPoint
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TippingPoint within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 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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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 -7 25 £450 +8.43% 1
London +16 7 £488 +31.75%
South East -13 3 £463 +11.44% 1
Surrey -1 1 £463 -2.63%
Kent - 1 £500 - 1
Harrow - - - -
Staines - - - -

TippingPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing TippingPoint 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 TippingPoint.

1 30 (81.08%) Cisco
2 28 (75.68%) HP
3 26 (70.27%) Firewall
3 26 (70.27%) F5
4 25 (67.57%) Cisco ASA
4 25 (67.57%) CheckPoint
5 22 (59.46%) Network Security
6 20 (54.05%) Junos
7 18 (48.65%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (48.65%) CCNP
8 17 (45.95%) LAN
8 17 (45.95%) WAN
8 17 (45.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 17 (45.95%) Network Design
9 15 (40.54%) Juniper
10 14 (37.84%) Windows
10 14 (37.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 12 (32.43%) Load Balancing
11 12 (32.43%) QA
11 12 (32.43%) Blue Coat
12 11 (29.73%) BGP
12 11 (29.73%) Service Management
12 11 (29.73%) BMC
12 11 (29.73%) DMZ
12 11 (29.73%) WLAN
12 11 (29.73%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (27.03%) Network Management
13 10 (27.03%) Cisco IOS
13 10 (27.03%) DNS
13 10 (27.03%) McAfee

TippingPoint
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing TippingPoint 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 TippingPoint. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 9 (24.32%) MS Office
1 9 (24.32%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 26 (70.27%) Firewall
2 25 (67.57%) Cisco ASA
3 22 (59.46%) Network Security
4 20 (54.05%) Junos
5 17 (45.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 17 (45.95%) LAN
5 17 (45.95%) WAN
6 14 (37.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 11 (29.73%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (29.73%) WLAN
7 11 (29.73%) DMZ
7 11 (29.73%) BGP
8 10 (27.03%) Cisco IOS
8 10 (27.03%) DNS
9 9 (24.32%) SAN
10 8 (21.62%) SSL
11 6 (16.22%) EIGRP
11 6 (16.22%) NetScreen
12 5 (13.51%) MPLS
12 5 (13.51%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
1 6 (16.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (64.86%) Network Engineer
2 6 (16.22%) Analyst
2 6 (16.22%) Network Consultant
2 6 (16.22%) Consultant
3 5 (13.51%) Network Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Security Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Network Security Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Network Specialist
4 4 (10.81%) Network Security Consultant
4 4 (10.81%) Security Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) Design Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Network Design Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Network Design Specialist
6 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Network Support
7 1 (2.70%) Security Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Data Centre Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Firewall Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Firewall Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Cryptography
2 5 (13.51%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 14 (37.84%) Windows
2 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (13.51%) Solaris
3 5 (13.51%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Network Design
2 12 (32.43%) Load Balancing
3 11 (29.73%) Service Management
4 10 (27.03%) Network Management
5 9 (24.32%) ITIL
6 8 (21.62%) Incident Management
6 8 (21.62%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (18.92%) Time Management
7 7 (18.92%) Service Delivery
8 6 (16.22%) Network Architecture
8 6 (16.22%) Network Load Balancing
9 5 (13.51%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (13.51%) Change Management
9 5 (13.51%) GAP Analysis
9 5 (13.51%) Workflow
9 5 (13.51%) Validation
10 3 (8.11%) Project Management
11 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
11 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 18 (48.65%) CCNP
1 18 (48.65%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
3 8 (21.62%) SC Cleared
3 8 (21.62%) CCDP
4 5 (13.51%) CISSP
4 5 (13.51%) CISM
5 3 (8.11%) CCNA
6 1 (2.70%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (32.43%) QA
2 9 (24.32%) JSP 440
3 3 (8.11%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (24.32%) Hyper-V
1 9 (24.32%) vSphere
1 9 (24.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) WhatsUp Gold
2 6 (16.22%) OPNET
3 4 (10.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (8.11%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 30 (81.08%) Cisco
2 28 (75.68%) HP
3 26 (70.27%) F5
4 25 (67.57%) CheckPoint
5 15 (40.54%) Juniper
6 12 (32.43%) Blue Coat
7 11 (29.73%) BMC
8 10 (27.03%) McAfee
9 9 (24.32%) EMC
9 9 (24.32%) 3PAR
10 6 (16.22%) Nokia
10 6 (16.22%) Crossbeam
10 6 (16.22%) Riverbed
11 5 (13.51%) Tufin
11 5 (13.51%) Fortinet
12 3 (8.11%) Motorola
13 1 (2.70%) Oracle
13 1 (2.70%) SAP