The table below looks at the statistics for WhatsUp Gold skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WhatsUp Gold over the 3 months to 29 May 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.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
Rank 581 580 546
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -34
Contract jobs citing WhatsUp Gold 15 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.028% 0.017%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.36% 0.36% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 4
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£400 £338 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +16.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £290 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £350 £317
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £289
% change year-on-year
+18.51% +16.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4148 4110 3488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.78% 7.76% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2598 2426 1958
Average daily rate £400 £383 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 147 176
Average hourly rate £20.19 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.88% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-3.88% +5.00%

WhatsUp Gold
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WhatsUp Gold within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

WhatsUp Gold Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WhatsUp Gold
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WhatsUp Gold within the UK.

WhatsUp Gold Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WhatsUp Gold
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WhatsUp Gold within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

WhatsUp Gold Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

WhatsUp Gold
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WhatsUp Gold within the UK.

WhatsUp Gold Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WhatsUp Gold
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WhatsUp Gold within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 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 -27 10 £416 +23.25% 4
Scotland - 5 £267 -
Buckinghamshire -1 4 £400 +25.49%
South East -9 4 £400 +25.49%
Renfrewshire - 4 £267 -
Erskine - 4 £267 -
Milton Keynes +4 3 £400 +16.36%
North East -7 2 - -
Tyne and Wear -7 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £416 -
Northampton - 2 £416 -
Sunderland - 2 - -
Northamptonshire - 2 £416 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £450 -
Birmingham - 1 £400 -
West Midlands - 1 £400 -
East of England - 1 £450 -

WhatsUp Gold
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WhatsUp Gold 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 WhatsUp Gold.

1 16 (94.12%) Cisco
2 14 (82.35%) Network Management
3 13 (76.47%) HP
4 12 (70.59%) Service Management
4 12 (70.59%) Network Security
5 11 (64.71%) Security Cleared
5 11 (64.71%) ITIL
5 11 (64.71%) Network Monitoring
6 9 (52.94%) LAN
6 9 (52.94%) WAN
7 8 (47.06%) Service Delivery
7 8 (47.06%) CheckPoint
7 8 (47.06%) F5
8 7 (41.18%) ITIL V3
8 7 (41.18%) Cisco Prime
8 7 (41.18%) McAfee
8 7 (41.18%) Firewall
8 7 (41.18%) SNMP
8 7 (41.18%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (41.18%) Junos
8 7 (41.18%) TippingPoint
8 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
8 7 (41.18%) QA
8 7 (41.18%) Juniper
8 7 (41.18%) Cryptography
8 7 (41.18%) Incident Management
9 6 (35.29%) Crossbeam
9 6 (35.29%) Network Load Balancing
9 6 (35.29%) Riverbed
9 6 (35.29%) MS Office

WhatsUp Gold
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WhatsUp Gold 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 WhatsUp Gold. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) MS Office
1 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (70.59%) Network Security
2 9 (52.94%) LAN
2 9 (52.94%) WAN
3 7 (41.18%) Firewall
3 7 (41.18%) SNMP
3 7 (41.18%) Cisco IOS
3 7 (41.18%) Junos
4 5 (29.41%) SAN
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (5.88%) MPLS
6 1 (5.88%) Wireless
6 1 (5.88%) VPN
6 1 (5.88%) DNS
6 1 (5.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Network Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Network Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Monitoring Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Network Monitoring Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Support
3 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Network Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Network Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Cryptography
2 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
1 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Network Management
2 12 (70.59%) Service Management
3 11 (64.71%) ITIL
3 11 (64.71%) Network Monitoring
4 8 (47.06%) Service Delivery
5 7 (41.18%) ITIL V3
5 7 (41.18%) Incident Management
6 6 (35.29%) Network Load Balancing
7 5 (29.41%) Time Management
8 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
9 2 (11.76%) People Management
10 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
10 1 (5.88%) Network Design
10 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) Security Cleared
2 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
3 4 (23.53%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) HP ASE
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.88%) CCNP
4 1 (5.88%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) QA
2 4 (23.53%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) vSphere
2 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
2 4 (23.53%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (29.41%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (5.88%) ZABBIX
3 1 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
3 1 (5.88%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) Cisco
2 13 (76.47%) HP
3 8 (47.06%) CheckPoint
3 8 (47.06%) F5
4 7 (41.18%) McAfee
4 7 (41.18%) TippingPoint
4 7 (41.18%) Juniper
5 6 (35.29%) Crossbeam
5 6 (35.29%) Riverbed
6 4 (23.53%) 3PAR
6 4 (23.53%) EMC
7 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds
8 1 (5.88%) Spiceworks
8 1 (5.88%) SevOne
8 1 (5.88%) Remedy
8 1 (5.88%) VMware
8 1 (5.88%) Dell