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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TippingPoint over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
TippingPoint
Rank 613 626 614
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -12
Contract jobs citing TippingPoint 48 37 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.065% 0.044%
As % of the Vendors category 0.20% 0.15% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 22 17
Median daily rate £375 £320 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -7.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £284 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £316 £347
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -9.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Median hourly rate £42.00 £24.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £24.00 -
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -

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
24291 25039 24680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.12% 43.87% 45.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 14900 14758 13631
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 811 1074 1081
Median hourly rate £19.44 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.97% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.17 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

TippingPoint
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing TippingPoint as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 July 2016.

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 26 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TippingPoint within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +25 40 £378 +17.96% 1
London +7 13 £500 +25.54%
South West +10 8 £330 +164.00%
Scotland +6 8 £286 -
South East +5 7 £350 +9.37%
East of England - 7 £350 - 1
Gloucestershire - 7 £330 -
Cambridge - 7 £350 -
Cheltenham - 7 £330 -
Cambridgeshire - 7 £350 -
City of London +54 6 £500 +55.52%
Renfrewshire -11 6 £310 -
Erskine -16 6 £310 -
Yorkshire +1 5 £413 +47.32%
Milton Keynes - 4 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £450 -
Reading +7 3 £325 -
Berkshire -12 3 £325 +3.17%
North Yorkshire - 3 £425 -
Glasgow +5 2 £263 -
West Yorkshire +3 2 £400 +42.85%
Leeds -1 2 £400 +42.85%
Swindon - 1 £325 -
Wiltshire - 1 £325 -
Coventry - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

TippingPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing TippingPoint also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for TippingPoint.

1 74 (94.87%) Firewall
2 65 (83.33%) Cisco
2 65 (83.33%) F5
3 63 (80.77%) Juniper
4 49 (62.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 48 (61.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 48 (61.54%) CheckPoint
6 46 (58.97%) HP
7 45 (57.69%) Load Balancing
8 35 (44.87%) Fortinet
8 35 (44.87%) Cisco Certification
9 34 (43.59%) CCNP
9 34 (43.59%) SolarWinds
10 32 (41.03%) ITIL
11 30 (38.46%) Internet
11 30 (38.46%) Blue Coat
12 27 (34.62%) Network Security
13 25 (32.05%) CCNA
14 24 (30.77%) DNS
15 23 (29.49%) Cisco ASA
15 23 (29.49%) Capacity Planning
15 23 (29.49%) Network Management
16 22 (28.21%) Wireless
17 21 (26.92%) Finance
17 21 (26.92%) OpenStack
18 20 (25.64%) FireEye
18 20 (25.64%) DHCP
18 20 (25.64%) TCP/IP
18 20 (25.64%) SC Cleared
18 20 (25.64%) Security Cleared

TippingPoint
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (26.92%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (94.87%) Firewall
2 49 (62.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 48 (61.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 30 (38.46%) Internet
5 27 (34.62%) Network Security
6 24 (30.77%) DNS
7 23 (29.49%) Cisco ASA
8 22 (28.21%) Wireless
9 20 (25.64%) DHCP
9 20 (25.64%) TCP/IP
10 16 (20.51%) Cisco Nexus
11 15 (19.23%) VPN
11 15 (19.23%) Wireshark
12 13 (16.67%) BIG-IP
12 13 (16.67%) WAAS
13 12 (15.38%) SAN
14 11 (14.10%) SSL
15 6 (7.69%) BGP
15 6 (7.69%) EIGRP
16 4 (5.13%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (12.82%) JIRA
2 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
General
1 21 (26.92%) Finance
2 5 (6.41%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.13%) Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 11 (14.10%) Administrator
3 10 (12.82%) Systems Administrator
4 8 (10.26%) Linux Administrator
5 7 (8.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 7 (8.97%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 7 (8.97%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 7 (8.97%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 7 (8.97%) Security Specialist
6 6 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) Consultant
8 4 (5.13%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Information Security Specialist
8 4 (5.13%) Information Specialist
8 4 (5.13%) Network Consultant
8 4 (5.13%) Unix Administrator
8 4 (5.13%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.85%) Network Security Specialist
9 3 (3.85%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.97%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.41%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.85%) PKI
4 2 (2.56%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 18 (23.08%) Unix
2 17 (21.79%) Windows
3 12 (15.38%) Linux
3 12 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (15.38%) Solaris
4 1 (1.28%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (57.69%) Load Balancing
2 32 (41.03%) ITIL
3 23 (29.49%) Capacity Planning
3 23 (29.49%) Network Management
4 16 (20.51%) Data Privacy
5 14 (17.95%) Change Management
6 12 (15.38%) High Availability
6 12 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
6 12 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
6 12 (15.38%) Open Source
7 11 (14.10%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (14.10%) ITIL V3
7 11 (14.10%) Network Architecture
7 11 (14.10%) Service Management
7 11 (14.10%) Virtual Environments
8 10 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (12.82%) Change Control
8 10 (12.82%) Configuration Management
8 10 (12.82%) Incident Management
8 10 (12.82%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.38%) Shell Script
2 11 (14.10%) PL/SQL
2 11 (14.10%) SQL
3 1 (1.28%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 35 (44.87%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (43.59%) CCNP
3 25 (32.05%) CCNA
4 20 (25.64%) SC Cleared
4 20 (25.64%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.13%) CCIE
6 2 (2.56%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (15.38%) iptables
2 10 (12.82%) Postfix
2 10 (12.82%) Sendmail
2 10 (12.82%) Virtual Machines
2 10 (12.82%) vSphere
3 8 (10.26%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 12 (15.38%) OSSEC
2 11 (14.10%) CA Spectrum
2 11 (14.10%) Nagios
2 11 (14.10%) Puppet
3 10 (12.82%) Cobbler
4 7 (8.97%) Nexpose
5 3 (3.85%) OPNET
6 2 (2.56%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 65 (83.33%) Cisco
1 65 (83.33%) F5
2 63 (80.77%) Juniper
3 48 (61.54%) CheckPoint
4 46 (58.97%) HP
5 35 (44.87%) Fortinet
6 34 (43.59%) SolarWinds
7 30 (38.46%) Blue Coat
8 20 (25.64%) FireEye
9 19 (24.36%) LogRhythm
10 13 (16.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 13 (16.67%) Aruba
10 13 (16.67%) Palo Alto
10 13 (16.67%) Riverbed
11 12 (15.38%) EMC
11 12 (15.38%) LogLogic
11 12 (15.38%) Red Hat
11 12 (15.38%) Splunk
11 12 (15.38%) Tufin
12 11 (14.10%) CA