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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
TippingPoint
Rank 565 568 558
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Contract jobs citing TippingPoint 36 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.017% 0.021%
As % of the Vendors category 0.14% 0.038% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £388 £475
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -18.42%
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
25367 23941 25022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.57% 46.20% 47.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 14960 13609 12893
Average daily rate £388 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £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 1244 1183 1385
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.67 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
-2.84% -5.86%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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 -11 35 £450 - 3
South East -20 7 £463 +2.77%
London +4 5 £506 +12.50%
Surrey -1 5 £456 -3.94%
Kent - 2 £500 -
Harrow - - - -
Staines - - - -

TippingPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 48 (76.19%) Cisco
2 42 (66.67%) HP
3 40 (63.49%) Cisco ASA
4 39 (61.90%) Firewall
4 39 (61.90%) F5
5 34 (53.97%) CheckPoint
6 31 (49.21%) Cisco Certification
7 30 (47.62%) CCNP
8 27 (42.86%) Network Design
8 27 (42.86%) Network Security
9 25 (39.68%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 24 (38.10%) Juniper
11 22 (34.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 21 (33.33%) Junos
12 21 (33.33%) Blue Coat
13 19 (30.16%) WLAN
13 19 (30.16%) BMC
14 18 (28.57%) WAN
14 18 (28.57%) LAN
15 16 (25.40%) Windows
15 16 (25.40%) CCDP
15 16 (25.40%) BGP
15 16 (25.40%) Cisco Nexus
16 15 (23.81%) McAfee
16 15 (23.81%) DMZ
16 15 (23.81%) Load Balancing
16 15 (23.81%) QA
17 13 (20.63%) DNS
18 12 (19.05%) ITIL
18 12 (19.05%) Service Management

TippingPoint
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 9 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (63.49%) Cisco ASA
2 39 (61.90%) Firewall
3 27 (42.86%) Network Security
4 25 (39.68%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 22 (34.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 21 (33.33%) Junos
7 19 (30.16%) WLAN
8 18 (28.57%) WAN
8 18 (28.57%) LAN
9 16 (25.40%) BGP
9 16 (25.40%) Cisco Nexus
10 15 (23.81%) DMZ
11 13 (20.63%) DNS
12 11 (17.46%) EIGRP
12 11 (17.46%) Cisco IOS
13 10 (15.87%) SSL
13 10 (15.87%) SAN
14 9 (14.29%) TCP/IP
15 7 (11.11%) NetScreen
16 6 (9.52%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 11 (17.46%) Retail
2 9 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 37 (58.73%) Network Engineer
2 13 (20.63%) Consultant
3 10 (15.87%) Design Engineer
3 10 (15.87%) Network Design Engineer
4 9 (14.29%) Network Consultant
5 8 (12.70%) Security Engineer
6 7 (11.11%) Security Consultant
7 6 (9.52%) Analyst
8 5 (7.94%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (7.94%) Network Specialist
8 5 (7.94%) Network Security Consultant
8 5 (7.94%) Network Analyst
8 5 (7.94%) Security Analyst
8 5 (7.94%) Network Security Analyst
9 4 (6.35%) Project Manager
10 2 (3.17%) Network Support Engineer
10 2 (3.17%) Network Support
10 2 (3.17%) Information Manager
10 2 (3.17%) Information Security Manager
10 2 (3.17%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) Cryptography
2 5 (7.94%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 16 (25.40%) Windows
2 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (7.94%) Solaris
3 5 (7.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (42.86%) Network Design
2 15 (23.81%) Load Balancing
3 12 (19.05%) ITIL
3 12 (19.05%) Service Management
4 11 (17.46%) Network Management
4 11 (17.46%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 9 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
6 8 (12.70%) Network Architecture
7 7 (11.11%) Service Delivery
7 7 (11.11%) Project Management
7 7 (11.11%) Time Management
8 6 (9.52%) Information Security
9 5 (7.94%) Change Management
9 5 (7.94%) Validation
9 5 (7.94%) GAP Analysis
9 5 (7.94%) Workflow
10 4 (6.35%) Network Load Balancing
10 4 (6.35%) Project Planning
10 4 (6.35%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.46%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 31 (49.21%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (47.62%) CCNP
3 16 (25.40%) CCDP
4 9 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 8 (12.70%) SC Cleared
5 8 (12.70%) CISSP
6 7 (11.11%) CCNA
7 6 (9.52%) CISM
8 3 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (4.76%) PMP
8 3 (4.76%) PMI Certification
8 3 (4.76%) Degree
9 2 (3.17%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (23.81%) QA
2 10 (15.87%) JSP 440
3 3 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (15.87%) VMware ESXi
1 10 (15.87%) vSphere
1 10 (15.87%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.76%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (14.29%) WhatsUp Gold
1 9 (14.29%) OPNET
2 6 (9.52%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (7.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (6.35%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 48 (76.19%) Cisco
2 42 (66.67%) HP
3 39 (61.90%) F5
4 34 (53.97%) CheckPoint
5 24 (38.10%) Juniper
6 21 (33.33%) Blue Coat
7 19 (30.16%) BMC
8 15 (23.81%) McAfee
9 10 (15.87%) 3PAR
9 10 (15.87%) Nokia
9 10 (15.87%) EMC
10 7 (11.11%) Motorola
10 7 (11.11%) Tufin
11 5 (7.94%) Fortinet
11 5 (7.94%) Riverbed
11 5 (7.94%) Crossbeam
12 4 (6.35%) Symantec
12 4 (6.35%) ArcSight
13 3 (4.76%) Splunk
13 3 (4.76%) Cyber-Ark
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