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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
Rank 637 619 623
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +4
Contract jobs citing WhatsUp Gold 3 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.029% 0.005%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.055% 0.35% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 0
Average daily rate £425 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 -
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
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
5503 4568 4283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.85% 8.19% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3473 2765 2471
Average daily rate £450 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.42% +1.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 202 157
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.19 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.51% -10.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £36.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.19 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -19.26%

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
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 9 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 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -30 3 £425 +2.16%
South East -16 2 £425 +6.25%
Buckinghamshire +15 1 - -
East of England +9 1 - -
Bedfordshire 0 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £425 -
Luton - 1 - -
Marlow - 1 - -
Lewes - 1 £425 -

WhatsUp Gold
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 12 (92.31%) Cisco
1 12 (92.31%) Firewall
2 9 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (61.54%) LAN
3 8 (61.54%) WAN
3 8 (61.54%) BGP
3 8 (61.54%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (53.85%) EIGRP
4 7 (53.85%) Migration
4 7 (53.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (53.85%) CCNP
4 7 (53.85%) SolarWinds
4 7 (53.85%) DMVPN
4 7 (53.85%) Palo Alto
5 5 (38.46%) SNMP
6 4 (30.77%) Avaya
6 4 (30.77%) Juniper
6 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
6 4 (30.77%) Network Management
6 4 (30.77%) Junos
6 4 (30.77%) MRTG
7 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (23.08%) Driving Licence
7 3 (23.08%) Clearswift
7 3 (23.08%) Statistics
8 2 (15.38%) CCNA
8 2 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
9 1 (7.69%) Zenoss
9 1 (7.69%) XenApp
9 1 (7.69%) vSphere

WhatsUp Gold
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 12 (92.31%) Firewall
2 8 (61.54%) BGP
2 8 (61.54%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (61.54%) LAN
2 8 (61.54%) WAN
3 7 (53.85%) DMVPN
3 7 (53.85%) EIGRP
4 5 (38.46%) SNMP
5 4 (30.77%) Junos
5 4 (30.77%) MRTG
6 1 (7.69%) ADSL
6 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
6 1 (7.69%) ICMP
6 1 (7.69%) MPLS
6 1 (7.69%) OSPF
6 1 (7.69%) RIP
6 1 (7.69%) SAN
6 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications
6 1 (7.69%) VoIP
6 1 (7.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco Engineer
2 6 (46.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 6 (46.15%) IT Engineer
3 5 (38.46%) Network Engineer
4 4 (30.77%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Server Support
6 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Network Support
6 1 (7.69%) Server Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Server Support
6 1 (7.69%) Server Support Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Wintel Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Wintel Server Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Wintel Support
6 1 (7.69%) Wintel Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Driving Licence
1 3 (23.08%) Statistics
2 1 (7.69%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Migration
2 4 (30.77%) Network Management
3 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL
5 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (53.85%) CCNP
3 2 (15.38%) CCNA
4 1 (7.69%) CCENT
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (7.69%) MCITP
4 1 (7.69%) MCSA
4 1 (7.69%) MCSE
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) vSphere
1 1 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
1 1 (7.69%) FortiGate
1 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
1 1 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (7.69%) WMI
1 1 (7.69%) WSUS
1 1 (7.69%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Cisco
2 7 (53.85%) Palo Alto
2 7 (53.85%) SolarWinds
3 4 (30.77%) Avaya
3 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
3 4 (30.77%) Juniper
4 3 (23.08%) Clearswift
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix
5 1 (7.69%) IBM
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.69%) NetApp
5 1 (7.69%) Progress
5 1 (7.69%) Sophos
5 1 (7.69%) Symantec
5 1 (7.69%) VMware