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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
Rank 599 573 588
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +15
Contract jobs citing WhatsUp Gold 7 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.011% 0.005%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.16% 0.16% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
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£409 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% +18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £338 £275
% change year-on-year
+23.70% +22.72%
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 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
4318 3818 3795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.63% 7.24% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2550 2217 1968
Average daily rate £391 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £211 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 152 176
Average hourly rate £19.50 £21.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.07 £12.99 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.35 £40.11 £35.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.30% +11.11%

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 August 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 8 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 August 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 -17 7 £409 +25.76% 1
London +16 1 £250 -15.96%
West Midlands - 1 - -
Coventry - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
North West - - - -

WhatsUp Gold
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 20 (90.91%) Cisco
2 15 (68.18%) HP
3 14 (63.64%) WAN
3 14 (63.64%) Network Management
4 13 (59.09%) LAN
5 12 (54.55%) CheckPoint
5 12 (54.55%) Service Management
5 12 (54.55%) Security Cleared
6 11 (50.00%) Network Security
6 11 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
6 11 (50.00%) Firewall
6 11 (50.00%) ITIL
7 10 (45.45%) Windows
7 10 (45.45%) Service Delivery
8 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (40.91%) MS Office
8 9 (40.91%) SC Cleared
8 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (36.36%) Hyper-V
9 8 (36.36%) Incident Management
9 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
9 8 (36.36%) SNMP
10 7 (31.82%) DNS
10 7 (31.82%) Juniper
10 7 (31.82%) SAN
10 7 (31.82%) MPLS
10 7 (31.82%) QA
10 7 (31.82%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (31.82%) F5
11 6 (27.27%) ITIL V3

WhatsUp Gold
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (13.64%) MS Exchange
1 3 (13.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.55%) Lync
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (40.91%) MS Office
2 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (63.64%) WAN
2 13 (59.09%) LAN
3 11 (50.00%) Firewall
3 11 (50.00%) Network Security
4 8 (36.36%) SNMP
5 7 (31.82%) DNS
5 7 (31.82%) SAN
5 7 (31.82%) MPLS
6 6 (27.27%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (22.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (22.73%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 5 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (22.73%) SSL
8 4 (18.18%) VPN
8 4 (18.18%) Junos
9 3 (13.64%) BIG-IP
9 3 (13.64%) NAS
9 3 (13.64%) Wireless
9 3 (13.64%) DSL
9 3 (13.64%) ATM
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Network Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Network Architect
2 3 (13.64%) Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Monitoring Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Network Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Data Network Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Network Monitoring Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Monitoring Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Network Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Cryptography
2 3 (13.64%) Fat Client
2 3 (13.64%) EqualLogic
2 3 (13.64%) Thin Client
2 3 (13.64%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.55%) Replication
3 1 (4.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Network Management
2 12 (54.55%) Service Management
3 11 (50.00%) ITIL
3 11 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
4 10 (45.45%) Service Delivery
5 8 (36.36%) Incident Management
6 6 (27.27%) ITIL V3
7 5 (22.73%) Network Design
8 4 (18.18%) Load Balancing
9 3 (13.64%) Network Load Balancing
9 3 (13.64%) Time Management
10 1 (4.55%) Migration
10 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 9 (40.91%) SC Cleared
3 4 (18.18%) DV Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) CCNA
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.55%) MCSE
5 1 (4.55%) MCSA
5 1 (4.55%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) QA
2 4 (18.18%) JSP 440
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) Hyper-V
2 7 (31.82%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
5 4 (18.18%) vSphere
6 3 (13.64%) Xen
6 3 (13.64%) NLBS
7 2 (9.09%) DFS Replication
8 1 (4.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (18.18%) WSUS
2 4 (18.18%) HP UCMDB
3 3 (13.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (4.55%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (4.55%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 20 (90.91%) Cisco
2 15 (68.18%) HP
3 12 (54.55%) CheckPoint
4 7 (31.82%) Juniper
4 7 (31.82%) F5
5 6 (27.27%) McAfee
5 6 (27.27%) VMware
6 4 (18.18%) Symantec
6 4 (18.18%) TippingPoint
6 4 (18.18%) EMC
6 4 (18.18%) Citrix
6 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 4 (18.18%) 3PAR
7 3 (13.64%) Riverbed
7 3 (13.64%) NetApp
7 3 (13.64%) Crossbeam
8 2 (9.09%) Veeam
8 2 (9.09%) Dell
9 1 (4.55%) Veritas
9 1 (4.55%) Remedy
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