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 21 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.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
Rank 594 570 561
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -9
Contract jobs citing WhatsUp Gold 13 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.015% 0.006%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.29% 0.22% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 1
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£348 £364 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.36% +3.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.36% +3.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
4541 3675 3311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.96% 7.07% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2799 2260 1767
Average daily rate £400 £380 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 157 176
Average hourly rate £21.69 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.27% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.19 £21.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.01% +8.75%

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 21 November 2014.

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 6 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 21 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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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 -14 13 £348 +1.60% 4
London 0 1 - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
North West - - - -
Knutsford - - - -

WhatsUp Gold
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 25 (100.00%) Cisco
2 19 (76.00%) WAN
2 19 (76.00%) Network Management
3 17 (68.00%) Service Management
3 17 (68.00%) LAN
4 16 (64.00%) HP
5 15 (60.00%) ITIL
5 15 (60.00%) Network Monitoring
5 15 (60.00%) Network Security
5 15 (60.00%) Security Cleared
6 14 (56.00%) CheckPoint
6 14 (56.00%) Firewall
7 13 (52.00%) Incident Management
7 13 (52.00%) Service Delivery
7 13 (52.00%) Juniper
7 13 (52.00%) SC Cleared
8 12 (48.00%) DNS
8 12 (48.00%) McAfee
8 12 (48.00%) Cisco IOS
9 11 (44.00%) QA
9 11 (44.00%) SSL
9 11 (44.00%) Windows
9 11 (44.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 11 (44.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 11 (44.00%) F5
9 11 (44.00%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (44.00%) Network Design
10 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (40.00%) Hyper-V
10 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003

WhatsUp Gold
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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.

Applications
1 9 (36.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (32.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (76.00%) WAN
2 17 (68.00%) LAN
3 15 (60.00%) Network Security
4 14 (56.00%) Firewall
5 12 (48.00%) DNS
5 12 (48.00%) Cisco IOS
6 11 (44.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 11 (44.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 11 (44.00%) SSL
7 9 (36.00%) SAN
7 9 (36.00%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (32.00%) Junos
9 7 (28.00%) SNMP
10 6 (24.00%) VPN
11 4 (16.00%) FDDI
12 3 (12.00%) SMS
12 3 (12.00%) ATM
13 2 (8.00%) Wireless
13 2 (8.00%) MPLS
14 1 (4.00%) TACACS
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (76.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Network Architect
2 3 (12.00%) Architect
2 3 (12.00%) Network Consultant
2 3 (12.00%) Consultant
3 2 (8.00%) Monitoring Specialist
4 1 (4.00%) Network Specialist
4 1 (4.00%) Network Monitoring Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Monitoring Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Cryptography
2 1 (4.00%) Statistics
2 1 (4.00%) Replication
2 1 (4.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Windows
2 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (76.00%) Network Management
2 17 (68.00%) Service Management
3 15 (60.00%) ITIL
3 15 (60.00%) Network Monitoring
4 13 (52.00%) Service Delivery
4 13 (52.00%) Incident Management
5 11 (44.00%) Network Design
6 10 (40.00%) Load Balancing
7 6 (24.00%) ITIL V3
7 6 (24.00%) Time Management
8 1 (4.00%) People Management
8 1 (4.00%) Network Load Balancing
8 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (52.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (16.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (12.00%) CCNP
4 3 (12.00%) CCNA
4 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (44.00%) QA
2 9 (36.00%) JSP 440
3 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (44.00%) VMware ESXi
2 10 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 9 (36.00%) vSphere
4 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (4.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (4.00%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (16.00%) HP UCMDB
4 2 (8.00%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (4.00%) NetBackup
5 1 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (100.00%) Cisco
2 16 (64.00%) HP
3 14 (56.00%) CheckPoint
4 13 (52.00%) Juniper
5 12 (48.00%) McAfee
6 11 (44.00%) F5
7 9 (36.00%) 3PAR
7 9 (36.00%) TippingPoint
7 9 (36.00%) EMC
8 4 (16.00%) SolarWinds
8 4 (16.00%) Remedy
9 2 (8.00%) Riverbed
9 2 (8.00%) VMware
9 2 (8.00%) Crossbeam
10 1 (4.00%) SonicWALL
10 1 (4.00%) Veeam
10 1 (4.00%) Symantec
10 1 (4.00%) Citrix
10 1 (4.00%) Veritas
10 1 (4.00%) Dell