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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
TippingPoint
Rank 592 583 575
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -8
Contract jobs citing TippingPoint 41 27 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.048% 0.023%
As % of the Vendors category 0.16% 0.11% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 9
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£333 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% -6.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £323 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -9.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 - -

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
25561 25504 24091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.74% 45.65% 46.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 15156 14276 13340
Average daily rate £400 £383 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £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 1096 1113 1095
Average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

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 4 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TippingPoint within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

TippingPoint Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

TippingPoint
Top 22 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 4 September 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 +9 36 £331 -17.23% 1
South East -4 23 £350 -22.22%
Oxfordshire - 14 £350 -
Bristol - 9 £125 -
Berkshire - 9 £318 -
South West - 9 £125 -
Slough - 6 £318 -
Oxford - 5 £316 -
London +4 3 £322 -34.05% 1
Bracknell - 3 - -
Scotland -12 2 - -
City of London +8 1 £322 -37.26%
Erskine +7 1 - -
Renfrewshire +4 1 - -
West Yorkshire -36 1 - -
Leeds -37 1 - -
Yorkshire -37 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Newport - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -

TippingPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 75 (89.29%) Firewall
2 68 (80.95%) CheckPoint
3 56 (66.67%) Cisco
4 53 (63.10%) Juniper
5 50 (59.52%) F5
6 42 (50.00%) Network Security
7 37 (44.05%) WAN
8 35 (41.67%) HP
8 35 (41.67%) McAfee
9 33 (39.29%) ITIL
10 32 (38.10%) Blue Coat
11 28 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
12 27 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
12 27 (32.14%) Cisco Nexus
13 26 (30.95%) CCNA
14 25 (29.76%) LAN
14 25 (29.76%) VPN
14 25 (29.76%) Data Centre
15 23 (27.38%) CCNP
16 21 (25.00%) Nokia
16 21 (25.00%) Tufin
17 20 (23.81%) CISSP
18 19 (22.62%) CCSA
18 19 (22.62%) CCSE
18 19 (22.62%) Load Balancing
19 17 (20.24%) CCDP
20 16 (19.05%) Service Management
20 16 (19.05%) Security Cleared
21 15 (17.86%) Fortinet
21 15 (17.86%) SSL

TippingPoint
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (1.19%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (15.48%) MS Office
1 13 (15.48%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.95%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (89.29%) Firewall
2 42 (50.00%) Network Security
3 37 (44.05%) WAN
4 28 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
5 27 (32.14%) Cisco Nexus
6 25 (29.76%) LAN
6 25 (29.76%) VPN
7 15 (17.86%) SSL
8 14 (16.67%) Junos
8 14 (16.67%) NX-OS
8 14 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (15.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 12 (14.29%) BGP
10 12 (14.29%) SMS
11 10 (11.90%) SAN
11 10 (11.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 8 (9.52%) MPLS
13 7 (8.33%) EIGRP
13 7 (8.33%) TCP/IP
14 6 (7.14%) WLAN
General
1 12 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 8 (9.52%) Finance
3 3 (3.57%) Retail
4 1 (1.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (47.62%) Network Engineer
2 24 (28.57%) Security Engineer
3 13 (15.48%) Consultant
4 10 (11.90%) Operations Engineer
5 6 (7.14%) Data Centre Engineer
5 6 (7.14%) Network Consultant
6 5 (5.95%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Security Consultant
7 4 (4.76%) Network Security Consultant
8 3 (3.57%) Network Designer
8 3 (3.57%) Designer
9 2 (2.38%) Information Security Project Manager
9 2 (2.38%) Security Project Manager
9 2 (2.38%) Security Manager
9 2 (2.38%) Firewall Consultant
9 2 (2.38%) Project Manager
9 2 (2.38%) Technical Specialist
9 2 (2.38%) Information Manager
9 2 (2.38%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.95%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 25 (29.76%) Data Centre
2 11 (13.10%) Cryptography
3 6 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.95%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (5.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.19%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.19%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (1.19%) DataPower
6 1 (1.19%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.10%) Windows
2 9 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.38%) UNIX
4 1 (1.19%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (39.29%) ITIL
2 19 (22.62%) Load Balancing
3 16 (19.05%) Service Management
4 15 (17.86%) Network Management
5 13 (15.48%) Network Load Balancing
6 12 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
6 12 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
7 10 (11.90%) Network Monitoring
7 10 (11.90%) Incident Management
7 10 (11.90%) Service Delivery
8 8 (9.52%) Time Management
9 6 (7.14%) Change Control
10 5 (5.95%) QMS
10 5 (5.95%) Network Architecture
10 5 (5.95%) Change Management
10 5 (5.95%) Quality Management
11 3 (3.57%) PRINCE2
11 3 (3.57%) Project Management
11 3 (3.57%) Network Design
11 3 (3.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.14%) Lisp
2 2 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (30.95%) CCNA
3 23 (27.38%) CCNP
4 20 (23.81%) CISSP
5 19 (22.62%) CCSA
5 19 (22.62%) CCSE
6 17 (20.24%) CCDP
7 16 (19.05%) Security Cleared
8 13 (15.48%) CCSP
9 11 (13.10%) SC Cleared
10 6 (7.14%) JNCIS
11 3 (3.57%) Degree
11 3 (3.57%) PMP
11 3 (3.57%) PMI Certification
12 2 (2.38%) GIAC
12 2 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (2.38%) CEH
12 2 (2.38%) GCIA
12 2 (2.38%) GCIH
12 2 (2.38%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 12 (14.29%) HIPAA
2 11 (13.10%) QA
3 9 (10.71%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (16.67%) ProxySG
2 10 (11.90%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (10.71%) vSphere
3 9 (10.71%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.19%) XenServer
4 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.19%) KVM
Systems Management
1 12 (14.29%) FortiGate
2 10 (11.90%) WhatsUp Gold
3 8 (9.52%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (5.95%) OPNET
5 1 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 68 (80.95%) CheckPoint
2 56 (66.67%) Cisco
3 53 (63.10%) Juniper
4 50 (59.52%) F5
5 35 (41.67%) HP
5 35 (41.67%) McAfee
6 32 (38.10%) Blue Coat
7 21 (25.00%) Tufin
7 21 (25.00%) Nokia
8 15 (17.86%) Fortinet
9 13 (15.48%) Crossbeam
9 13 (15.48%) Riverbed
10 10 (11.90%) SolarWinds
10 10 (11.90%) 3PAR
10 10 (11.90%) EMC
11 7 (8.33%) LogLogic
12 6 (7.14%) BMC
13 5 (5.95%) Nortel
13 5 (5.95%) TIBCO
13 5 (5.95%) Bloomberg