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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
Rank 601 571 584
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +13
Contract jobs citing WhatsUp Gold 12 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.011% 0.007%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.26% 0.16% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 2
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£349 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.23% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £291 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £457 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.23% +4.00%
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
4615 3683 3516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.91% 7.02% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2813 2243 1854
Average daily rate £400 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 155 193
Average hourly rate £21.94 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.30 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.88 £40.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £23.20 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +20.51%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -20 12 £349 +14.73% 2
London -6 1 - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
North West - - - -
Knutsford - - - -

WhatsUp Gold
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 27 (96.43%) Cisco
2 22 (78.57%) WAN
3 21 (75.00%) LAN
4 20 (71.43%) Network Management
5 18 (64.29%) Service Management
6 17 (60.71%) Firewall
6 17 (60.71%) CheckPoint
6 17 (60.71%) HP
7 16 (57.14%) ITIL
7 16 (57.14%) Network Monitoring
7 16 (57.14%) Network Security
8 15 (53.57%) Security Cleared
9 14 (50.00%) Incident Management
9 14 (50.00%) Windows
9 14 (50.00%) Service Delivery
10 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (46.43%) Juniper
10 13 (46.43%) SC Cleared
10 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (46.43%) Hyper-V
11 12 (42.86%) F5
11 12 (42.86%) Cisco IOS
11 12 (42.86%) SAN
11 12 (42.86%) DNS
11 12 (42.86%) MS Office
11 12 (42.86%) McAfee
12 11 (39.29%) QA
12 11 (39.29%) VMware ESXi
13 10 (35.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 10 (35.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

WhatsUp Gold
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
1 3 (10.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (42.86%) MS Office
2 10 (35.71%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (78.57%) WAN
2 21 (75.00%) LAN
3 17 (60.71%) Firewall
4 16 (57.14%) Network Security
5 12 (42.86%) Cisco IOS
5 12 (42.86%) DNS
5 12 (42.86%) SAN
6 10 (35.71%) SSL
6 10 (35.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 10 (35.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 9 (32.14%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (32.14%) Junos
8 7 (25.00%) SNMP
9 5 (17.86%) MPLS
9 5 (17.86%) VPN
10 3 (10.71%) FDDI
10 3 (10.71%) BIG-IP
10 3 (10.71%) NAS
10 3 (10.71%) DSL
10 3 (10.71%) SMS
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (71.43%) Network Engineer
2 3 (10.71%) Network Architect
2 3 (10.71%) Architect
3 2 (7.14%) Network Consultant
3 2 (7.14%) Consultant
3 2 (7.14%) Monitoring Specialist
4 1 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.57%) Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Network Specialist
4 1 (3.57%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Data Network Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Network Monitoring Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Monitoring Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Administrator
4 1 (3.57%) Network Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Cryptography
2 3 (10.71%) Fat Client
2 3 (10.71%) EqualLogic
2 3 (10.71%) Thin Client
2 3 (10.71%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.57%) Replication
3 1 (3.57%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (50.00%) Windows
2 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (71.43%) Network Management
2 18 (64.29%) Service Management
3 16 (57.14%) ITIL
3 16 (57.14%) Network Monitoring
4 14 (50.00%) Service Delivery
4 14 (50.00%) Incident Management
5 10 (35.71%) Network Design
6 9 (32.14%) Load Balancing
7 6 (21.43%) Time Management
7 6 (21.43%) ITIL V3
8 3 (10.71%) Network Load Balancing
9 1 (3.57%) Migration
9 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
9 1 (3.57%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (53.57%) Security Cleared
2 13 (46.43%) SC Cleared
3 4 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 4 (14.29%) CCNA
3 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (10.71%) CCNP
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.57%) MCSE
5 1 (3.57%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (39.29%) QA
2 9 (32.14%) JSP 440
System Software
1 13 (46.43%) Hyper-V
2 11 (39.29%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (32.14%) vSphere
4 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
6 3 (10.71%) Xen
6 3 (10.71%) NLBS
7 2 (7.14%) DFS Replication
8 1 (3.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (14.29%) WSUS
2 4 (14.29%) HP UCMDB
3 3 (10.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.57%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 27 (96.43%) Cisco
2 17 (60.71%) HP
2 17 (60.71%) CheckPoint
3 13 (46.43%) Juniper
4 12 (42.86%) McAfee
4 12 (42.86%) F5
5 9 (32.14%) 3PAR
5 9 (32.14%) TippingPoint
5 9 (32.14%) EMC
6 5 (17.86%) VMware
7 4 (14.29%) Symantec
7 4 (14.29%) Citrix
7 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 3 (10.71%) NetApp
8 3 (10.71%) Remedy
8 3 (10.71%) Crossbeam
8 3 (10.71%) Riverbed
8 3 (10.71%) SolarWinds
9 2 (7.14%) Veeam
10 1 (3.57%) SonicWALL
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