The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for knowledge and experience of IronPort products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IronPort 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within IronPort Systems.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IronPort
England / North West
Rank 122 142 141
Rank change year-on-year +20 -1  
Contract jobs citing IronPort 6 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.23% 0.47% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.56% 1.08% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 1
Median daily rate £345 £300 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -47.82%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £395 £360
% change year-on-year -14.55% +9.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

IronPort is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1077 1660 1612
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 42.10% 43.24% 46.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 902 788
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 115 87
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -0.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £13.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £47.33 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £17.11
% change year-on-year -17.50% +16.89%  

IronPort
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing IronPort as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for IronPort in the North West

IronPort
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IronPort in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for IronPort in the North West

IronPort
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IronPort in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IronPort in the North West

IronPort
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IronPort within the North West 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
Manchester +10 6 £345 +15.00% 1
IronPort
England

IronPort
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IronPort 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 North West region with a requirement for IronPort.

1 8 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 8 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (100.00%) Office 365
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
3 6 (75.00%) Windows
3 6 (75.00%) MS Excel
3 6 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (62.50%) RightFax
4 5 (62.50%) Intel
4 5 (62.50%) DNS
5 4 (50.00%) Change Management
6 3 (37.50%) Finance
7 2 (25.00%) Migration
7 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
7 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity
7 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (25.00%) SLA
7 2 (25.00%) Sophos
7 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
7 2 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (25.00%) MAILsweeper
7 2 (25.00%) SMTP
7 2 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (25.00%) Customer Requirements

IronPort
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 8 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (75.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) SMTP
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Messaging Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Messaging Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Migration Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Office 365 Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Office 365 Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
1 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 2 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (12.50%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Intel
2 5 (62.50%) RightFax
3 2 (25.00%) Sophos
3 2 (25.00%) Trend Micro