Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for WhatsUp Gold skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WhatsUp Gold over the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 848 852 848
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 -28
Contract jobs citing WhatsUp Gold 7 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.007% 0.020% 0.016%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.065% 0.18% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 9
England median daily rate £381 £344 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.91% +5.77% -6.61%
10th Percentile £318 £231 £263
90th Percentile £459 £419 £369
UK median daily rate £325 £344 £325
% change year-on-year -5.45% +5.77% -6.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
England median hourly rate - £35.50 -
UK median hourly rate £46.89 £35.50 -
% change year-on-year +32.09% - -

WhatsUp Gold is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 10752 10807 8977
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.34% 11.11% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7365 6954 5555
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.77%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £240
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £442 £400
% change year-on-year +7.47% +10.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 245 309
England median hourly rate £17.00 £20.73 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.99% +3.65% +0.45%
10th Percentile £10.88 £12.85 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.50 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.73 £19.03
% change year-on-year -15.58% +8.93% -4.42%

WhatsUp Gold
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing WhatsUp Gold as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for WhatsUp Gold in England

WhatsUp Gold
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WhatsUp Gold in England

WhatsUp Gold
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WhatsUp Gold in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WhatsUp Gold in England

WhatsUp Gold
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WhatsUp Gold in England

WhatsUp Gold
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 WhatsUp Gold within the England region over the 6 months to 21 November 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
South East -5 2 - -
East of England -9 2 - -
South West -8 1 - -
London -22 1 £450 -
East Midlands - 1 £313 -
Midlands - 1 £313 -
WhatsUp Gold
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WhatsUp Gold 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 WhatsUp Gold.

1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) Wireless
3 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 4 (57.14%) LAN
3 4 (57.14%) VPN
3 4 (57.14%) WAN
3 4 (57.14%) F5
3 4 (57.14%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (42.86%) Palo Alto
4 3 (42.86%) SolarWinds
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (42.86%) Juniper
4 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
4 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) Blue Coat
4 3 (42.86%) Network Security
5 2 (28.57%) ProxySG
5 2 (28.57%) e-Health
5 2 (28.57%) Aruba
5 2 (28.57%) CCSA
5 2 (28.57%) Network Design
5 2 (28.57%) BIG-IP
5 2 (28.57%) TACACS
5 2 (28.57%) DNS
5 2 (28.57%) CCNA
5 2 (28.57%) IronPort
5 2 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (28.57%) PuTTY

WhatsUp Gold
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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) Wireless
3 4 (57.14%) LAN
3 4 (57.14%) VPN
3 4 (57.14%) WAN
4 3 (42.86%) Network Security
5 2 (28.57%) BIG-IP
5 2 (28.57%) DNS
5 2 (28.57%) PuTTY
5 2 (28.57%) TACACS
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (14.29%) FCoE
6 1 (14.29%) Gigabit Ethernet
6 1 (14.29%) HSRP
6 1 (14.29%) Junos
6 1 (14.29%) Multicast
6 1 (14.29%) NetScaler
6 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
6 1 (14.29%) VRRP
6 1 (14.29%) WAAS
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Network Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Network Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) e-Health
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (28.57%) Network Design
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Thinking
3 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Network Management
3 1 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) CCNA
3 2 (28.57%) CCSA
4 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) JNCIA
4 1 (14.29%) JNCIE
4 1 (14.29%) JNCIP
4 1 (14.29%) JNCIS
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) ProxySG
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (14.29%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) F5
3 3 (42.86%) Blue Coat
3 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
3 3 (42.86%) Juniper
3 3 (42.86%) Palo Alto
3 3 (42.86%) SolarWinds
4 2 (28.57%) Aruba
4 2 (28.57%) IronPort
4 2 (28.57%) Thales
5 1 (14.29%) Bloomberg
5 1 (14.29%) Brocade
5 1 (14.29%) Fortinet
5 1 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) Remedy
5 1 (14.29%) Reuters
5 1 (14.29%) RightFax
5 1 (14.29%) Riverbed