Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 834 826 853
Rank change year-on-year -8 +27 +14
Contract jobs citing Red Box 25 28 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.027% 0.030% 0.022%
As % of the Vendors category 0.063% 0.069% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 9
England median daily rate £400 £475 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +43.94% -17.50%
10th Percentile £322 £401 £255
90th Percentile £444 £513 £438
UK median daily rate £400 £475 £330
% change year-on-year -15.79% +43.94% -18.77%
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 39,760 40,522 44,497
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.16% 42.86% 45.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,967 25,380 27,492
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £245
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £420
% change year-on-year +4.65% +2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,501 1,360 1,569
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.45% +4.55% -5.71%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.66 £10.22
90th Percentile £47.00 £45.03 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.72% +5.30% -5.71%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -2 17 £400 -15.79% 2
South East - 4 £413 -
North of England - 2 £438 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £438 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £338 -
Midlands - 2 £338 -
Red Box
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 20 (80.00%) Cisco
2 14 (56.00%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (48.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 11 (44.00%) Cisco UCCX
4 11 (44.00%) CCNP
5 8 (32.00%) OSPF
5 8 (32.00%) BGP
6 7 (28.00%) Firewall
6 7 (28.00%) VoIP
7 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (24.00%) DHCP
7 6 (24.00%) Ethernet
7 6 (24.00%) DNS
7 6 (24.00%) MGCP
7 6 (24.00%) RTP
7 6 (24.00%) SCCP
7 6 (24.00%) H.323
7 6 (24.00%) Finance
7 6 (24.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (24.00%) Speakerbus
7 6 (24.00%) Problem Management
7 6 (24.00%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (24.00%) CCNP Voice
8 5 (20.00%) Handset
8 5 (20.00%) Banking
8 5 (20.00%) Avaya
8 5 (20.00%) CCNA
9 4 (16.00%) LAN
9 4 (16.00%) WAN
9 4 (16.00%) BT

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) BGP
1 8 (32.00%) OSPF
2 7 (28.00%) Firewall
2 7 (28.00%) VoIP
3 6 (24.00%) DHCP
3 6 (24.00%) DNS
3 6 (24.00%) Ethernet
3 6 (24.00%) H.323
3 6 (24.00%) MGCP
3 6 (24.00%) RTP
3 6 (24.00%) SCCP
4 4 (16.00%) LAN
4 4 (16.00%) Skype
4 4 (16.00%) VLAN
4 4 (16.00%) WAN
5 3 (12.00%) Wireshark
6 2 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (8.00%) iSCSI
6 2 (8.00%) VPN
6 2 (8.00%) WebEx
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (8.00%) JIRA
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Voice Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Project Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Voice Project Manager
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco Specialist
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco Support
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Consultant
5 3 (12.00%) VoIP Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Network Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Project Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) SAN Specialist
6 2 (8.00%) Server Specialist
6 2 (8.00%) Server Support
6 2 (8.00%) Server Support Specialist
6 2 (8.00%) Support Specialist
6 2 (8.00%) Unified Communications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (20.00%) Handset
3 2 (8.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
1 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Problem Management
1 6 (24.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
2 4 (16.00%) Process Improvement
2 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (12.00%) CAD
4 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (8.00%) Presales
5 1 (4.00%) B2C
5 1 (4.00%) CRM
5 1 (4.00%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) C
1 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (56.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (44.00%) CCNP
3 6 (24.00%) CCNP Voice
4 5 (20.00%) CCNA
5 2 (8.00%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) GDPR
1 4 (16.00%) MiFID
2 2 (8.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (48.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 11 (44.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (8.00%) Backup Exec
4 2 (8.00%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (8.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (80.00%) Cisco
2 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) Speakerbus
3 5 (20.00%) Avaya
4 4 (16.00%) BT
4 4 (16.00%) Mitel
4 4 (16.00%) Verint
5 2 (8.00%) Adobe
5 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (8.00%) Dell
5 2 (8.00%) EqualLogic
5 2 (8.00%) Juniper
5 2 (8.00%) Meraki
5 2 (8.00%) NICE Systems
5 2 (8.00%) ShoreTel
5 2 (8.00%) Veeam
6 1 (4.00%) Citrix