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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
TippingPoint
Rank 548 545 526
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -19
Contract jobs citing TippingPoint 35 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.017% 0.029%
As % of the Vendors category 0.15% 0.036% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 3 8
Average daily rate
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£500 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £334 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £430 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+47.05% +2.25%
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
23359 22019 21063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.78% 45.72% 47.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13656 12210 10981
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1012 954 1305
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £39.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 January 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 8 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 January 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 +2 24 £500 +11.11% 1
South East - 7 £516 -
Surrey - 6 £516 -
London -6 3 £450 - 1
Kent - 1 - -
Norfolk - - - -
Great Yarmouth - - - -
East of England - - - -

TippingPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 48 (75.00%) Firewall
2 47 (73.44%) Cisco
3 45 (70.31%) F5
4 41 (64.06%) CheckPoint
5 31 (48.44%) Juniper
6 30 (46.88%) HP
6 30 (46.88%) Blue Coat
7 29 (45.31%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 26 (40.63%) Cisco ASA
9 25 (39.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 23 (35.94%) Network Security
11 21 (32.81%) ITIL
12 20 (31.25%) Load Balancing
13 19 (29.69%) Finance
13 19 (29.69%) Service Management
13 19 (29.69%) McAfee
14 18 (28.13%) DNS
14 18 (28.13%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (28.13%) Junos
15 17 (26.56%) CCNP
15 17 (26.56%) Windows
16 16 (25.00%) LAN
16 16 (25.00%) WAN
16 16 (25.00%) TCP/IP
16 16 (25.00%) Network Design
16 16 (25.00%) Network Architecture
17 15 (23.44%) CISSP
18 14 (21.88%) QA
18 14 (21.88%) Network Monitoring
19 13 (20.31%) Tufin

TippingPoint
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Applications
1 9 (14.06%) MS Office
1 9 (14.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (15.63%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (75.00%) Firewall
2 29 (45.31%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 26 (40.63%) Cisco ASA
4 25 (39.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 23 (35.94%) Network Security
6 18 (28.13%) DNS
6 18 (28.13%) Junos
7 16 (25.00%) LAN
7 16 (25.00%) WAN
7 16 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 12 (18.75%) SAN
8 12 (18.75%) WLAN
8 12 (18.75%) Cisco IOS
9 11 (17.19%) BGP
9 11 (17.19%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (15.63%) Multicast
11 9 (14.06%) DMZ
11 9 (14.06%) EIGRP
12 8 (12.50%) DHCP
13 7 (10.94%) Wireshark
General
1 19 (29.69%) Finance
2 6 (9.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (45.31%) Network Engineer
2 22 (34.38%) Consultant
3 14 (21.88%) Network Consultant
4 11 (17.19%) Firewall Consultant
5 8 (12.50%) Design Engineer
5 8 (12.50%) Network Design Engineer
6 7 (10.94%) Security Engineer
6 7 (10.94%) Project Manager
7 6 (9.38%) Security Consultant
8 4 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Network Security Consultant
8 4 (6.25%) Security Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Network Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Network Security Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Designer
9 3 (4.69%) Architect
9 3 (4.69%) Network Designer
10 2 (3.13%) Security Manager
10 2 (3.13%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.63%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.19%) Cryptography
2 7 (10.94%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.25%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.56%) Windows
2 12 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (6.25%) UNIX
3 4 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (32.81%) ITIL
2 20 (31.25%) Load Balancing
3 19 (29.69%) Service Management
4 16 (25.00%) Network Design
4 16 (25.00%) Network Architecture
5 14 (21.88%) Network Monitoring
6 12 (18.75%) Network Management
6 12 (18.75%) Incident Management
7 11 (17.19%) Change Management
8 10 (15.63%) Service Delivery
8 10 (15.63%) Project Management
9 9 (14.06%) Information Security
10 8 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
10 8 (12.50%) Time Management
11 6 (9.38%) PRINCE2
11 6 (9.38%) Business Development
12 4 (6.25%) Project Planning
12 4 (6.25%) Workflow
12 4 (6.25%) GAP Analysis
12 4 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.06%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 18 (28.13%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (26.56%) CCNP
3 15 (23.44%) CISSP
4 12 (18.75%) CCDP
5 10 (15.63%) SC Cleared
5 10 (15.63%) Security Cleared
6 7 (10.94%) CCNA
7 6 (9.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (9.38%) PMP
7 6 (9.38%) PMI Certification
7 6 (9.38%) Degree
8 5 (7.81%) CISM
9 1 (1.56%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (21.88%) QA
2 12 (18.75%) JSP 440
3 3 (4.69%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (18.75%) vSphere
1 12 (18.75%) VMware ESXi
1 12 (18.75%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.69%) Snort
Systems Management
1 12 (18.75%) WhatsUp Gold
2 7 (10.94%) OPNET
3 5 (7.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 47 (73.44%) Cisco
2 45 (70.31%) F5
3 41 (64.06%) CheckPoint
4 31 (48.44%) Juniper
5 30 (46.88%) HP
5 30 (46.88%) Blue Coat
6 19 (29.69%) McAfee
7 13 (20.31%) Tufin
7 13 (20.31%) Nokia
8 12 (18.75%) EMC
8 12 (18.75%) BMC
8 12 (18.75%) 3PAR
9 10 (15.63%) TIBCO
9 10 (15.63%) Bloomberg
10 9 (14.06%) ArcSight
10 9 (14.06%) LogLogic
11 8 (12.50%) Radianz
11 8 (12.50%) Tradeweb
12 7 (10.94%) SolarWinds
12 7 (10.94%) NetScout