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 3 months to 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
UK / England
Rank 566 614 577
Rank change year-on-year +48 -37  
Contract jobs citing WhatsUp Gold 4 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.010% 0.008% 0.021%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.098% 0.087% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Median daily rate £388 £260 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +49.03% -37.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £260 £416
% change year-on-year +49.03% -37.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £49.19 - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

WhatsUp Gold is in the systems management skills category. The next 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.

Systems Management Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 4085 4572 4030
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 9.96% 9.40% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2726 2929 2385
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £310 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 124 160
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +11.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £37.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £23.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year -16.12% +8.13%  

WhatsUp Gold
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing WhatsUp Gold as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 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 East +16 2 £388 +49.03%
London - 2 - -
WhatsUp Gold
UK

WhatsUp Gold
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 11 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (72.73%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (72.73%) MPLS
2 8 (72.73%) EIGRP
2 8 (72.73%) IPsec
2 8 (72.73%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (72.73%) 802.1X
3 7 (63.64%) OSPF
3 7 (63.64%) SNMP
4 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
4 6 (54.55%) CCNP
4 6 (54.55%) HP
4 6 (54.55%) Network Management
5 5 (45.45%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (45.45%) NAS
5 5 (45.45%) vSphere
5 5 (45.45%) Nessus
5 5 (45.45%) SSH
5 5 (45.45%) Network Design
5 5 (45.45%) iSCSI
5 5 (45.45%) Data Centre
5 5 (45.45%) Forefront TMG
5 5 (45.45%) Change Control
5 5 (45.45%) ICMP
5 5 (45.45%) L2TP
5 5 (45.45%) Firewall
5 5 (45.45%) BT
5 5 (45.45%) VMware
5 5 (45.45%) Active Directory

WhatsUp Gold
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:

Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Office
1 5 (45.45%) MS Visio
2 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco ASA
1 8 (72.73%) EIGRP
1 8 (72.73%) IPsec
1 8 (72.73%) MPLS
2 7 (63.64%) OSPF
2 7 (63.64%) SNMP
3 5 (45.45%) 802.11
3 5 (45.45%) ADSL
3 5 (45.45%) Firewall
3 5 (45.45%) ICMP
3 5 (45.45%) iSCSI
3 5 (45.45%) L2TP
3 5 (45.45%) NAS
3 5 (45.45%) RIP
3 5 (45.45%) SSH
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco ISE
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
4 3 (27.27%) VPN
4 3 (27.27%) WAN
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Financial Institution
2 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Network Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Network Support
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Data Network Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Unix Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) 802.1X
2 5 (45.45%) COM
3 2 (18.18%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Data Centre
2 3 (27.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (27.27%) RSA SecurID
3 2 (18.18%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) FreeBSD
1 4 (36.36%) Unix
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
1 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Network Management
2 5 (45.45%) Change Control
2 5 (45.45%) Network Design
3 3 (27.27%) DDoS Mitigation
3 3 (27.27%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 3 (27.27%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 2 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
5 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
5 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (9.09%) High Availability
5 1 (9.09%) Investment Management
5 1 (9.09%) Statistics
5 1 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (54.55%) CCNP
3 5 (45.45%) CCIE
4 4 (36.36%) CCDP
4 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
4 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
5 2 (18.18%) CCSA
5 2 (18.18%) CISSP
5 2 (18.18%) CLAS
5 2 (18.18%) DV Cleared
6 1 (9.09%) CCNA
6 1 (9.09%) Degree
6 1 (9.09%) JNCIA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
1 5 (45.45%) Forefront TMG
1 5 (45.45%) VMware ESXi
1 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (45.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) Nessus
2 3 (27.27%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (54.55%) HP
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) BT
3 5 (45.45%) VMware
4 4 (36.36%) CheckPoint
5 3 (27.27%) Splunk
6 1 (9.09%) Aruba
6 1 (9.09%) Avaya
6 1 (9.09%) Bloomberg
6 1 (9.09%) Charles River
6 1 (9.09%) Citrix
6 1 (9.09%) Clearswift
6 1 (9.09%) F5
6 1 (9.09%) Juniper
6 1 (9.09%) Nokia
6 1 (9.09%) Radianz
6 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds