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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
TippingPoint
Rank - 569 594
Contract jobs citing TippingPoint 0 36 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.070% 0.010%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.15% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 18 2
Average daily rate - £500 £479
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £500 £508
% change year-on-year
- -1.47%
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
22070 23365 22368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 42.80% 45.66% 45.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 13153 13548 12236
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 839 982 965
Average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £17.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% +0.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+23.56% +5.45%

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
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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 13 (92.86%) Firewall
2 11 (78.57%) CheckPoint
3 6 (42.86%) SMS
3 6 (42.86%) FortiGate
4 5 (35.71%) F5
4 5 (35.71%) ITIL V3
4 5 (35.71%) Security Operations
4 5 (35.71%) WAN
4 5 (35.71%) ITIL
4 5 (35.71%) Cisco
4 5 (35.71%) Juniper
4 5 (35.71%) Intel Security
4 5 (35.71%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (35.71%) Network Security
5 4 (28.57%) HIPAA
5 4 (28.57%) Strategic Planning
5 4 (28.57%) Fortinet
5 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
5 4 (28.57%) CCSA
5 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
5 4 (28.57%) Blue Coat
5 4 (28.57%) ProxySG
5 4 (28.57%) CCSE
5 4 (28.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (28.57%) Nokia
5 4 (28.57%) CISSP
5 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (28.57%) VPN
5 4 (28.57%) SSL
5 4 (28.57%) CCSP

TippingPoint
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (92.86%) Firewall
2 6 (42.86%) SMS
3 5 (35.71%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (35.71%) Network Security
3 5 (35.71%) WAN
4 4 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (28.57%) NX-OS
4 4 (28.57%) SSL
4 4 (28.57%) VPN
5 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 1 (7.14%) Junos
6 1 (7.14%) LAN
6 1 (7.14%) SAN
General
1 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Security Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Operations Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Data Centre Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Consultant
4 3 (21.43%) Data Centre Consultant
4 3 (21.43%) Data Consultant
4 3 (21.43%) Network Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Application Security Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Applications Support
6 1 (7.14%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Data Network Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Security Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Unix
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) ITIL
1 5 (35.71%) ITIL V3
1 5 (35.71%) Security Operations
2 4 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 4 (28.57%) Strategic Planning
2 4 (28.57%) Web Filtering
3 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.14%) Investment Management
3 1 (7.14%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (7.14%) Network Management
3 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) SIEM
3 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) CCDP
1 4 (28.57%) CCNA
1 4 (28.57%) CCNP
1 4 (28.57%) CCSA
1 4 (28.57%) CCSE
1 4 (28.57%) CCSP
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (28.57%) CISSP
2 2 (14.29%) CEH
2 2 (14.29%) GCFA
2 2 (14.29%) GCIA
2 2 (14.29%) GCIH
2 2 (14.29%) GIAC
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) HIPAA
1 4 (28.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (7.14%) JSP 440
2 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) ProxySG
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) NDS
2 1 (7.14%) Novell eDirectory
2 1 (7.14%) Snort
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) FortiGate
2 1 (7.14%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) CheckPoint
2 5 (35.71%) Cisco
2 5 (35.71%) F5
2 5 (35.71%) Intel Security
2 5 (35.71%) Juniper
3 4 (28.57%) Blue Coat
3 4 (28.57%) Fortinet
3 4 (28.57%) Nokia
3 4 (28.57%) Palo Alto
3 4 (28.57%) Tufin
4 2 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) 3PAR
5 1 (7.14%) Crossbeam
5 1 (7.14%) EMC
5 1 (7.14%) NetIQ
5 1 (7.14%) Riverbed
5 1 (7.14%) Splunk
5 1 (7.14%) Sun
5 1 (7.14%) Symantec
5 1 (7.14%) Tripwire