The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Aruba products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Aruba over the 3 months to 26 June 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 Aruba Networks.

Aruba
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 548 564 564
Rank change year-on-year +16 0  
Contract jobs citing Aruba 59 87 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.29% 0.36% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 54 48
Median daily rate £450 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.12% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £272 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £568 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £325 £322
% change year-on-year +38.46% +0.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 0 0
Median hourly rate £31.85 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.85 - -

Aruba 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.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20598 23854 24877
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.81% 44.94% 44.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 12496 14691 14551
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £572 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 715 814 1114
Median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +5.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

Aruba
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Aruba in the UK

Aruba
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Aruba in the UK

Aruba
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Aruba over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Aruba in the UK

Aruba
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Aruba in the UK

Aruba
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Aruba over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Aruba in the UK

Aruba
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Aruba within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 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
England -1 44 £450 +20.00% 10
Scotland +47 15 £375 +7.14%
Aberdeen - 15 £375 -
South East +27 11 £460 +26.89% 3
London -40 9 £425 -5.55% 2
West Midlands +21 7 £363 -34.09%
Hampshire +12 6 £460 -
Birmingham +24 5 £325 -
Hook - 5 £460 -
East of England -4 4 £550 +100.00% 4
Yorkshire - 4 £190 - 1
Leeds - 4 £190 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £190 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +79 3 £369 -
Tyne and Wear +76 3 £369 -
North East +71 3 £369 -
East Midlands - 3 £313 -
Berkshire +19 2 £313 -32.79%
Surrey +5 2 £513 +65.32%
South West +3 2 £365 +32.72%
Hertfordshire -5 2 £550 +100.00% 4
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Shropshire - 2 £450 -
Leicestershire - 2 - -
Telford - 2 £450 -
Cambridge - 2 - -
North West +19 1 - -
Manchester +10 1 - -
Wiltshire +6 1 £365 -
City of London -11 1 £525 +5.00%

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Aruba also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Aruba.

1 98 (74.81%) Cisco
2 97 (74.05%) Firewall
2 97 (74.05%) Wireless
3 90 (68.70%) WAN
4 79 (60.31%) CheckPoint
5 76 (58.02%) Cisco Certification
6 74 (56.49%) LAN
7 72 (54.96%) F5
8 71 (54.20%) CCNP
9 67 (51.15%) HP
10 63 (48.09%) Juniper
10 63 (48.09%) Security Cleared
11 62 (47.33%) Fortinet
12 61 (46.56%) Riverbed
13 59 (45.04%) BIG-IP
14 57 (43.51%) SC Cleared
15 54 (41.22%) Network Design
16 48 (36.64%) CCDP
16 48 (36.64%) CCIE
17 47 (35.88%) CCIP
17 47 (35.88%) FortiGate
18 46 (35.11%) JNCIA
18 46 (35.11%) CCSE
18 46 (35.11%) CCSA
19 45 (34.35%) ITIL
19 45 (34.35%) JNCIE
20 43 (32.82%) HP ASE
20 43 (32.82%) HP MASE
20 43 (32.82%) ITSM
20 43 (32.82%) Service Management

Aruba
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (3.05%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.29%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (4.58%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.53%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.76%) G Suite
3 1 (0.76%) Office 365
3 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 97 (74.05%) Firewall
1 97 (74.05%) Wireless
2 90 (68.70%) WAN
3 74 (56.49%) LAN
4 59 (45.04%) BIG-IP
5 23 (17.56%) Cisco ASA
5 23 (17.56%) VPN
6 17 (12.98%) DNS
7 16 (12.21%) BGP
7 16 (12.21%) MPLS
8 13 (9.92%) OSPF
8 13 (9.92%) Wi-Fi
9 12 (9.16%) TCP/IP
10 11 (8.40%) EIGRP
11 10 (7.63%) VoIP
12 9 (6.87%) DHCP
12 9 (6.87%) VLAN
13 8 (6.11%) Cisco IOS
13 8 (6.11%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (6.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 39 (29.77%) Telecoms
2 15 (11.45%) Finance
3 8 (6.11%) Multimedia
4 6 (4.58%) Banking
4 6 (4.58%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.29%) Retail
6 1 (0.76%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 84 (64.12%) Network Engineer
2 18 (13.74%) Consultant
3 10 (7.63%) Cisco Engineer
3 10 (7.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 10 (7.63%) Senior Network Engineer
4 8 (6.11%) Design Engineer
4 8 (6.11%) Network Design Engineer
4 8 (6.11%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 8 (6.11%) Security Engineer
5 7 (5.34%) Architect
5 7 (5.34%) Network Consultant
6 6 (4.58%) Analyst
7 5 (3.82%) Information Security Engineer
8 4 (3.05%) Firewall Engineer
8 4 (3.05%) Help Desk Support
8 4 (3.05%) LAN Engineer
8 4 (3.05%) Network Analyst
8 4 (3.05%) Network Architect
8 4 (3.05%) Principal Consultant
8 4 (3.05%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.05%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 41 (31.30%) Computer Science
2 12 (9.16%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.58%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.82%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (3.05%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.29%) PKI
6 3 (2.29%) Streaming Video
7 2 (1.53%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.76%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.76%) CMDB
8 1 (0.76%) DataPower
8 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.69%) Windows
2 8 (6.11%) Linux
3 5 (3.82%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.05%) Unix
4 4 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.76%) Android
5 1 (0.76%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (41.22%) Network Design
2 45 (34.35%) ITIL
3 43 (32.82%) ITSM
3 43 (32.82%) Service Management
4 11 (8.40%) Load Balancing
4 11 (8.40%) Migration
5 9 (6.87%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (6.87%) Project Management
6 8 (6.11%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (5.34%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (4.58%) Data Encryption
8 6 (4.58%) Information Security
8 6 (4.58%) Information Security Management
8 6 (4.58%) ISMS
8 6 (4.58%) Network Segmentation
8 6 (4.58%) Security Architecture
8 6 (4.58%) Security Management
8 6 (4.58%) SIEM
9 5 (3.82%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 4 (3.05%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.05%) SQL
2 2 (1.53%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.53%) VBScript
3 1 (0.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 76 (58.02%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (54.20%) CCNP
3 63 (48.09%) Security Cleared
4 57 (43.51%) SC Cleared
5 48 (36.64%) CCDP
5 48 (36.64%) CCIE
6 47 (35.88%) CCIP
7 46 (35.11%) CCSA
7 46 (35.11%) CCSE
7 46 (35.11%) JNCIA
8 45 (34.35%) JNCIE
9 43 (32.82%) HP ASE
9 43 (32.82%) HP MASE
10 41 (31.30%) Computer Science Degree
10 41 (31.30%) Degree
11 9 (6.87%) CCNA
12 6 (4.58%) SANS
13 3 (2.29%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.76%) CISSP
14 1 (0.76%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.53%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.76%) GPG13
3 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (6.87%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.05%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.76%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 47 (35.88%) FortiGate
2 7 (5.34%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.53%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.53%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.76%) HP UCMDB
4 1 (0.76%) Nagios
4 1 (0.76%) OPNET
Vendors
1 98 (74.81%) Cisco
2 79 (60.31%) CheckPoint
3 72 (54.96%) F5
4 67 (51.15%) HP
5 63 (48.09%) Juniper
6 62 (47.33%) Fortinet
7 61 (46.56%) Riverbed
8 14 (10.69%) Citrix
8 14 (10.69%) Microsoft
9 12 (9.16%) Palo Alto
10 10 (7.63%) SolarWinds
11 9 (6.87%) VMware
12 8 (6.11%) McAfee
13 7 (5.34%) Blue Coat
14 6 (4.58%) Dell
14 6 (4.58%) Infoblox
15 5 (3.82%) TippingPoint
16 4 (3.05%) Brocade
16 4 (3.05%) Meraki
17 3 (2.29%) Meru Networks