The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for knowledge and experience of IronPort products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IronPort over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within IronPort Systems.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IronPort
UK / England
Rank 567 572 580
Rank change year-on-year +5 +8  
Contract jobs citing IronPort 18 43 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.043% 0.088% 0.035%
As % of the Vendors category 0.098% 0.20% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 27 8
Median daily rate £338 £390 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.46% +2.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £278 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £460 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £405 £360
% change year-on-year -16.66% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

IronPort is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 18341 21404 21797
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.88% 43.64% 45.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11404 13147 12563
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 640 762 922
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.71 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.20% +12.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.52 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.23 £51.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

IronPort
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing IronPort as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for IronPort in England

IronPort
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IronPort in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for IronPort in England

IronPort
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IronPort in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IronPort in England

IronPort
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IronPort within the England region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West +7 8 £338 +2.27%
North West +14 6 £345 +15.00%
South East +7 3 £325 -27.85%
IronPort
UK

IronPort
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IronPort also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for IronPort.

1 15 (50.00%) Windows
2 14 (46.67%) MS Exchange
2 14 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 14 (46.67%) Data Centre
3 13 (43.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (43.33%) Office 365
3 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
3 13 (43.33%) DNS
4 11 (36.67%) MS Excel
4 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (36.67%) Windows Server
4 11 (36.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (33.33%) RightFax
5 10 (33.33%) Cisco
5 10 (33.33%) Intel
6 9 (30.00%) SLA
7 8 (26.67%) Finance
7 8 (26.67%) Change Management
7 8 (26.67%) HP
8 6 (20.00%) IBM
8 6 (20.00%) CheckPoint
8 6 (20.00%) VPN
8 6 (20.00%) Firewall
9 5 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (16.67%) MPLS
9 5 (16.67%) Wireless
9 5 (16.67%) CA
9 5 (16.67%) Nokia
9 5 (16.67%) Cisco Prime

IronPort
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (46.67%) MS Exchange
2 13 (43.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (36.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (6.67%) IIS
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (36.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (43.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (43.33%) DNS
2 6 (20.00%) Firewall
2 6 (20.00%) VPN
3 5 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (16.67%) Cisco IPT
3 5 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (16.67%) FWSM
3 5 (16.67%) IP Telephony
3 5 (16.67%) MPLS
3 5 (16.67%) Unified Communications
3 5 (16.67%) Wireless
4 4 (13.33%) SMTP
4 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (6.67%) BGP
5 2 (6.67%) DHCP
5 2 (6.67%) Network Security
5 2 (6.67%) OSPF
5 2 (6.67%) PPP
5 2 (6.67%) Spanning Tree
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco ISE
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Analyst
2 9 (30.00%) Senior Analyst
3 8 (26.67%) Messaging Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Consultant
4 5 (16.67%) IronPort Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Network Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Network Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Senior Network Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (10.00%) Active Directory Consultant
6 3 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Exchange Consultant
6 3 (10.00%) Messaging Consultant
7 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Active Directory Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) IronPort Consultant
7 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Migration Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 14 (46.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.67%) Clustering
4 1 (3.33%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 15 (50.00%) Windows
2 11 (36.67%) Windows Server
2 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (6.67%) Linux
4 1 (3.33%) Unix
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Change Management
2 5 (16.67%) Business Continuity
2 5 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
2 5 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (16.67%) Network Management
3 3 (10.00%) ITIL
4 2 (6.67%) Migration
4 2 (6.67%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (6.67%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.33%) Data Loss Prevention
5 1 (3.33%) Patch Management
5 1 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.33%) SIEM
5 1 (3.33%) Time Management
5 1 (3.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
1 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) CCSE
1 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (30.00%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.00%) Firmware
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (10.00%) XenApp
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (6.67%) Terminal Services
3 2 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (13.33%) SCCM
3 3 (10.00%) EdgeSight
3 3 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (6.67%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (3.33%) AirWatch
5 1 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (3.33%) SafeCom
5 1 (3.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (33.33%) Cisco
2 10 (33.33%) Intel
2 10 (33.33%) RightFax
3 8 (26.67%) HP
4 6 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 6 (20.00%) IBM
5 5 (16.67%) CA
5 5 (16.67%) Nokia
5 5 (16.67%) SolarWinds
6 4 (13.33%) Citrix
7 3 (10.00%) BT
8 2 (6.67%) Blue Coat
8 2 (6.67%) Sophos
8 2 (6.67%) Symantec
8 2 (6.67%) Trend Micro
9 1 (3.33%) F5
9 1 (3.33%) Foundry
9 1 (3.33%) VMware