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 29 June 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 TippingPoint Technologies, Inc.

Location
3 months to
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
TippingPoint
Rank 559 592 562
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -30
Contract jobs citing TippingPoint 41 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.011% 0.021%
As % of the Vendors category 0.16% 0.025% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 4
Average daily rate
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£335 £350 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.36% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £350 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 - -

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
25051 24219 22825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.67% 44.97% 47.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14707 13653 12131
Average daily rate £389 £380 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.30% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1106 1021 1223
Average hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.95 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.90 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 29 June 2015.

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 20 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 29 June 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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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 -6 29 £343 -1.86%
Scotland - 12 £267 -
Tyne and Wear -9 10 £347 +2.95%
North East -9 10 £347 +2.95%
South East - 10 £320 -
Renfrewshire - 10 £267 -
Erskine - 10 £267 -
Berkshire - 9 £318 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 8 £347 +2.95%
West Yorkshire -14 6 £350 -
Leeds -21 6 £350 -
Yorkshire -23 6 £350 -
Slough - 6 £318 -
London - 3 £475 -
Bracknell - 3 - -
Glasgow - 2 - -
Sunderland - 2 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £500 -
Surrey - 1 £500 -

TippingPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, 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 64 (82.05%) Firewall
2 61 (78.21%) Cisco
3 59 (75.64%) CheckPoint
4 56 (71.79%) F5
5 54 (69.23%) Juniper
6 41 (52.56%) Blue Coat
7 34 (43.59%) HP
7 34 (43.59%) ITIL
7 34 (43.59%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 31 (39.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 30 (38.46%) Network Security
10 29 (37.18%) Service Management
11 25 (32.05%) SolarWinds
11 25 (32.05%) Finance
12 22 (28.21%) Tufin
12 22 (28.21%) LogLogic
13 21 (26.92%) Network Architecture
13 21 (26.92%) Change Management
13 21 (26.92%) Management Information System
13 21 (26.92%) CISSP
14 20 (25.64%) Cisco Certification
14 20 (25.64%) LAN
14 20 (25.64%) DNS
14 20 (25.64%) WAN
14 20 (25.64%) TCP/IP
14 20 (25.64%) TIBCO
14 20 (25.64%) Rendezvous
14 20 (25.64%) Bloomberg
14 20 (25.64%) McAfee
14 20 (25.64%) Cisco ASA

TippingPoint
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.28%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (12.82%) MS Office
1 10 (12.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 20 (25.64%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (82.05%) Firewall
2 34 (43.59%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 31 (39.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 30 (38.46%) Network Security
5 20 (25.64%) Cisco ASA
5 20 (25.64%) Wireshark
5 20 (25.64%) Multicast
5 20 (25.64%) LAN
5 20 (25.64%) WAN
5 20 (25.64%) TCP/IP
5 20 (25.64%) DNS
6 19 (24.36%) DHCP
6 19 (24.36%) Cisco Nexus
7 18 (23.08%) BGP
8 13 (16.67%) EIGRP
9 11 (14.10%) Junos
9 11 (14.10%) Cisco IOS
9 11 (14.10%) WLAN
10 9 (11.54%) MPLS
10 9 (11.54%) VPN
General
1 25 (32.05%) Finance
2 7 (8.97%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (44.87%) Network Engineer
2 21 (26.92%) Consultant
3 19 (24.36%) Network Consultant
4 12 (15.38%) Security Engineer
4 12 (15.38%) Firewall Consultant
5 8 (10.26%) Network Security Consultant
5 8 (10.26%) Security Consultant
6 6 (7.69%) Design Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) Network Design Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Designer
7 4 (5.13%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.13%) Network Designer
7 4 (5.13%) Network Security Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Operations Engineer
9 2 (2.56%) Information Security Project Manager
9 2 (2.56%) Security Manager
9 2 (2.56%) Security Project Manager
9 2 (2.56%) Technical Specialist
9 2 (2.56%) Information Manager
9 2 (2.56%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (25.64%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 21 (26.92%) Management Information System
2 20 (25.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 11 (14.10%) Data Centre
4 8 (10.26%) Cryptography
5 5 (6.41%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.28%) DataPower
6 1 (1.28%) IBM XIV
6 1 (1.28%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.28%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.97%) Windows
1 7 (8.97%) Windows Server 2003
1 7 (8.97%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.28%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (43.59%) ITIL
2 29 (37.18%) Service Management
3 21 (26.92%) Change Management
3 21 (26.92%) Network Architecture
4 20 (25.64%) Load Balancing
5 12 (15.38%) Network Management
6 10 (12.82%) Network Load Balancing
7 7 (8.97%) Network Design
7 7 (8.97%) Incident Management
7 7 (8.97%) Service Delivery
7 7 (8.97%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (7.69%) Change Control
8 6 (7.69%) Time Management
9 5 (6.41%) QMS
9 5 (6.41%) Quality Management
9 5 (6.41%) PRINCE2
9 5 (6.41%) Project Management
10 4 (5.13%) Information Security
10 4 (5.13%) Business Development
11 3 (3.85%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.38%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 21 (26.92%) CISSP
2 20 (25.64%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (20.51%) CCNP
4 15 (19.23%) CCNA
5 14 (17.95%) Security Cleared
6 9 (11.54%) SC Cleared
6 9 (11.54%) CCDP
7 6 (7.69%) CCSA
7 6 (7.69%) CCSE
7 6 (7.69%) JNCIS
8 5 (6.41%) PMP
8 5 (6.41%) PMI Certification
9 4 (5.13%) Degree
9 4 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.26%) QA
2 7 (8.97%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (10.26%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (8.97%) Hyper-V
2 7 (8.97%) vSphere
3 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.28%) XenServer
3 1 (1.28%) KVM
Systems Management
1 12 (15.38%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (12.82%) OPNET
3 7 (8.97%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (3.85%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 61 (78.21%) Cisco
2 59 (75.64%) CheckPoint
3 56 (71.79%) F5
4 54 (69.23%) Juniper
5 41 (52.56%) Blue Coat
6 34 (43.59%) HP
7 25 (32.05%) SolarWinds
8 22 (28.21%) Tufin
8 22 (28.21%) LogLogic
9 20 (25.64%) NetScout
9 20 (25.64%) TIBCO
9 20 (25.64%) Bloomberg
9 20 (25.64%) McAfee
9 20 (25.64%) Lancope
10 19 (24.36%) Radianz
10 19 (24.36%) Tradeweb
11 11 (14.10%) BMC
12 10 (12.82%) Riverbed
12 10 (12.82%) Crossbeam
13 9 (11.54%) Nokia