The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 25 April 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
England / South East
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 275 266
Contract jobs citing WhatsUp Gold 0 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East - 0.021% 0.039%
As % of the Systems Management category - 0.19% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the South East with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 794 1063 1073
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 9.82% 10.91% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 634 591
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £290 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 35 39
Median hourly rate £14.93 £43.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.29% +86.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £16.15 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £51.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year -15.55% +11.46%  

WhatsUp Gold
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

WhatsUp Gold
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WhatsUp Gold in the South East

WhatsUp Gold
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WhatsUp Gold in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 South East region with a requirement for WhatsUp Gold.

1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Avaya
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) Clearswift
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) JNCIA
2 1 (50.00%) Statistics
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (50.00%) Aruba
2 1 (50.00%) Network Management
2 1 (50.00%) Junos
2 1 (50.00%) MRTG
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) SNMP

WhatsUp Gold
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) Junos
1 1 (50.00%) MRTG
1 1 (50.00%) SNMP
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Network Management
1 1 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (50.00%) Statistics
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) JNCIA
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Aruba
2 1 (50.00%) Avaya
2 1 (50.00%) Clearswift
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds