Period
to 20 August 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Red Box products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Red Box over the 6 months to 20 August 2018 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 Red Box Recorders.

Red Box
UK > England
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 804 796 874
Rank change year-on-year -8 +78 -35
Contract jobs citing Red Box 34 31 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.036% 0.035% 0.008%
As % of the Vendors category 0.087% 0.080% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 4
England median daily rate £420 £475 £299
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.58% +59.00% -25.31%
10th Percentile £325 £406 £221
90th Percentile £475 £513 £331
UK median daily rate £420 £475 £299
% change year-on-year -11.58% +59.00% -25.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

Red Box is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 39,126 38,572 45,014
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.92% 43.73% 44.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,489 23,772 28,075
England median daily rate £450 £440 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% +4.70% +5.00%
10th Percentile £250 £260 £250
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,419 1,258 1,485
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -1.45% -1.43%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.40 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -

Red Box
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Red Box as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Red Box in England

Red Box
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Red Box in England

Red Box
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Red Box in England over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Red Box in England

Red Box
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 Red Box within the England region over the 6 months to 20 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -19 26 £420 -11.58% 4
South East - 4 £413 -
Yorkshire -14 2 £438 +4.48%
North of England -30 2 £438 +6.06%
East Midlands - 2 £338 -
Midlands - 2 £338 -
Red Box
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Red Box also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Red Box.

1 31 (91.18%) Cisco
2 25 (73.53%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (64.71%) CCNP
4 19 (55.88%) VoIP
5 17 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
6 16 (47.06%) Mitel
6 16 (47.06%) WAN
6 16 (47.06%) CCNA
7 14 (41.18%) LAN
7 14 (41.18%) Finance
7 14 (41.18%) Meraki
8 13 (38.24%) Cisco CUCM
9 12 (35.29%) Wi-Fi
9 12 (35.29%) BT
9 12 (35.29%) Juniper
9 12 (35.29%) MPLS
10 11 (32.35%) Cisco UCCX
10 11 (32.35%) Aastra
10 11 (32.35%) PABX
10 11 (32.35%) Polycom
11 10 (29.41%) Supplier Management
11 10 (29.41%) Ericsson
11 10 (29.41%) DNA
11 10 (29.41%) BCP
11 10 (29.41%) Project Management
11 10 (29.41%) MD110
12 9 (26.47%) VMware
12 9 (26.47%) ADSL
12 9 (26.47%) Tandberg
12 9 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure

Red Box
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (55.88%) VoIP
2 16 (47.06%) WAN
3 14 (41.18%) LAN
4 12 (35.29%) MPLS
4 12 (35.29%) Wi-Fi
5 11 (32.35%) PABX
6 10 (29.41%) MD110
7 9 (26.47%) ADSL
8 8 (23.53%) BGP
8 8 (23.53%) OSPF
9 7 (20.59%) Firewall
10 6 (17.65%) DHCP
10 6 (17.65%) DNS
10 6 (17.65%) Ethernet
10 6 (17.65%) H.323
10 6 (17.65%) MGCP
10 6 (17.65%) RTP
10 6 (17.65%) SCCP
11 4 (11.76%) VLAN
12 3 (8.82%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Eclipse
General
1 14 (41.18%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Cisco Engineer
2 8 (23.53%) Voice Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) Network Technician
4 5 (14.71%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) VoIP Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Consultant
6 3 (8.82%) Cisco Specialist
6 3 (8.82%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Network Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Cisco Support
7 2 (5.88%) Mitel Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Mitel Voice Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Project Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) SAN Specialist
7 2 (5.88%) SAN Support
7 2 (5.88%) Server Specialist
7 2 (5.88%) Unified Communications Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Unified Communications Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (14.71%) Handset
3 2 (5.88%) Clustering
4 1 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Windows
1 2 (5.88%) Windows Server
1 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) BCP
1 10 (29.41%) DNA
1 10 (29.41%) Project Management
1 10 (29.41%) Supplier Management
2 6 (17.65%) Problem Management
2 6 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
3 4 (11.76%) Process Improvement
4 3 (8.82%) CAD
5 2 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.88%) Presales
6 1 (2.94%) B2C
6 1 (2.94%) CRM
6 1 (2.94%) Network Architecture
6 1 (2.94%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (73.53%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (64.71%) CCNP
3 16 (47.06%) CCNA
4 6 (17.65%) CCNP Voice
5 2 (5.88%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (38.24%) Cisco CUCM
2 11 (32.35%) Cisco UCCX
3 9 (26.47%) AirWatch
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (5.88%) Backup Exec
5 2 (5.88%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 31 (91.18%) Cisco
2 16 (47.06%) Mitel
3 14 (41.18%) Meraki
4 12 (35.29%) BT
4 12 (35.29%) Juniper
5 11 (32.35%) Aastra
5 11 (32.35%) Polycom
6 10 (29.41%) Ericsson
7 9 (26.47%) Tandberg
7 9 (26.47%) VMware
8 3 (8.82%) Speakerbus
9 2 (5.88%) Adobe
9 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
9 2 (5.88%) Dell
9 2 (5.88%) EqualLogic
9 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
9 2 (5.88%) NICE Systems
9 2 (5.88%) ShoreTel
9 2 (5.88%) Veeam
10 1 (2.94%) Aruba