The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Foundry products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Foundry over the 3 months to 27 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 Foundry Networks.

Foundry
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 605 650 637
Rank change year-on-year +45 -13  
Contract jobs citing Foundry 5 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.007% 0.009%
As % of the Vendors category 0.024% 0.016% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £750 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +138.09%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £750 £315
% change year-on-year - +138.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Foundry 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 20658 24248 24553
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.84% 44.91% 44.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12524 14933 14366
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
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 715 832 1088
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.45 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.06% +7.60%  
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 £20.92 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.32% +13.05%  

Foundry
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Foundry in the UK

Foundry
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Foundry in the UK

Foundry
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Foundry in the UK

Foundry
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Foundry within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 +23 5 - - 5
South East +17 4 - - 1
Hampshire - 4 - - 1
Havant - 3 - -
London +2 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Foundry 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 Foundry.

1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) CCNP
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (85.71%) CheckPoint
2 6 (85.71%) Firewall
3 5 (71.43%) Network Management
3 5 (71.43%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (71.43%) Palo Alto
3 5 (71.43%) CCIE Service Provider
3 5 (71.43%) CCIE
3 5 (71.43%) CCSP
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (71.43%) MS Visio
3 5 (71.43%) SNMP
4 4 (57.14%) Network Security
5 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (14.29%) JNCIP
6 1 (14.29%) Huawei
6 1 (14.29%) Brocade
6 1 (14.29%) VLAN
6 1 (14.29%) ZyXEL
6 1 (14.29%) IronPort
6 1 (14.29%) MPLS
6 1 (14.29%) OSPF
6 1 (14.29%) BGP
6 1 (14.29%) VRRP
6 1 (14.29%) Juniper
6 1 (14.29%) Ericsson
6 1 (14.29%) Citrix
6 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP

Foundry
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:

Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (71.43%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (71.43%) SNMP
3 4 (57.14%) Network Security
4 1 (14.29%) BGP
4 1 (14.29%) DNS
4 1 (14.29%) FTP
4 1 (14.29%) HSRP
4 1 (14.29%) IPv4
4 1 (14.29%) IPv6
4 1 (14.29%) MPLS
4 1 (14.29%) OSPF
4 1 (14.29%) SMTP
4 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 1 (14.29%) VLAN
4 1 (14.29%) VPN
4 1 (14.29%) VRRP
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Network Engineer
2 4 (57.14%) Security Engineer
3 3 (42.86%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (28.57%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Project Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Network Management
2 1 (14.29%) Data Loss Prevention
2 1 (14.29%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) CCNP
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (71.43%) CCIE
2 5 (71.43%) CCIE Service Provider
2 5 (71.43%) CCSP
3 1 (14.29%) CCSE
3 1 (14.29%) JNCIP
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) CheckPoint
3 5 (71.43%) Palo Alto
4 1 (14.29%) Brocade
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) Ericsson
4 1 (14.29%) Huawei
4 1 (14.29%) IBM
4 1 (14.29%) IronPort
4 1 (14.29%) Juniper
4 1 (14.29%) ZyXEL