Period
to 14 December 2017

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 14 December 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 Red Box Recorders.

Red Box
UK > England
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 839 825 850
Rank change year-on-year -14 +25 -20
Contract jobs citing Red Box 25 24 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.026% 0.025% 0.017%
As % of the Vendors category 0.062% 0.056% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 9
England median daily rate £475 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.67% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £375 £269 £300
90th Percentile £513 £479 £490
UK median daily rate £475 £375 £394
% change year-on-year +26.67% -4.76% +23.53%
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 40365 43193 44651
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.48% 45.08% 43.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 25530 26701 26788
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £241 £245 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1303 1550 1903
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.48% -4.29% +5.33%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.20 £45.00 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% +6.03%

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 14 December 2017.

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 14 December 2017. 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 -10 24 £475 +43.94%
South West - 1 - -
Red Box
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Red Box 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 Red Box.

1 23 (92.00%) Cisco
2 18 (72.00%) Finance
2 18 (72.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 15 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (48.00%) CCNP
5 11 (44.00%) CCNA
5 11 (44.00%) Banking
6 9 (36.00%) Cisco UCCE
6 9 (36.00%) Cisco UCCX
7 8 (32.00%) XMPP
7 8 (32.00%) CCVP
7 8 (32.00%) EIGRP
8 7 (28.00%) VoIP
8 7 (28.00%) MPLS
8 7 (28.00%) OSPF
8 7 (28.00%) BGP
8 7 (28.00%) VLAN
9 6 (24.00%) Speakerbus
9 6 (24.00%) Asset Management
9 6 (24.00%) MS Visio
9 6 (24.00%) Firewall
9 6 (24.00%) BT
9 6 (24.00%) Etrali
10 5 (20.00%) Telepresence
10 5 (20.00%) Hedge funds
10 5 (20.00%) ITIL
11 4 (16.00%) CheckPoint
11 4 (16.00%) LAN
11 4 (16.00%) WAN
11 4 (16.00%) Investment Banking

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 4 (16.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) EIGRP
2 7 (28.00%) BGP
2 7 (28.00%) MPLS
2 7 (28.00%) OSPF
2 7 (28.00%) VLAN
2 7 (28.00%) VoIP
3 6 (24.00%) Firewall
4 5 (20.00%) Telepresence
5 4 (16.00%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (16.00%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (16.00%) LAN
5 4 (16.00%) OpenScape
5 4 (16.00%) Skype
5 4 (16.00%) WAN
6 3 (12.00%) Unified Communications
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (4.00%) Junos
7 1 (4.00%) NetScaler
7 1 (4.00%) Software-Defined Networking
General
1 18 (72.00%) Finance
2 11 (44.00%) Banking
3 4 (16.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Legal
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (64.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 16 (64.00%) Voice Engineer
2 12 (48.00%) Cisco Voice Engineer
2 12 (48.00%) Network Engineer
3 10 (40.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 8 (32.00%) Voice Network Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Network Support
6 2 (8.00%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Cisco Support
6 2 (8.00%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Firewall Support
6 2 (8.00%) LAN Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Hedge funds
2 3 (12.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.00%) Handset
4 1 (4.00%) Digital Signage
4 1 (4.00%) IPTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Asset Management
2 5 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (8.00%) Migration
4 1 (4.00%) CAD
4 1 (4.00%) Change Management
4 1 (4.00%) High Availability
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 15 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (48.00%) CCNP
3 11 (44.00%) CCNA
4 8 (32.00%) CCVP
5 3 (12.00%) CCIE
6 2 (8.00%) CCIE Collaboration
7 1 (4.00%) CCNP Voice
Systems Management
1 18 (72.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (36.00%) Cisco UCCE
2 9 (36.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 23 (92.00%) Cisco
2 6 (24.00%) BT
2 6 (24.00%) Etrali
2 6 (24.00%) Speakerbus
3 4 (16.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (16.00%) NICE Systems
4 3 (12.00%) Palo Alto
5 2 (8.00%) Polycom
6 1 (4.00%) Citrix
6 1 (4.00%) Forcepoint
6 1 (4.00%) Juniper
6 1 (4.00%) Meraki
6 1 (4.00%) Mitel