Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 864 891 874
Rank change year-on-year +27 -17 -20
Contract jobs citing Foundry 11 5 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.005% 0.016%
As % of the Vendors category 0.025% 0.011% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 15
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +4.23%
10th Percentile £390 £370 £330
90th Percentile £530 £430 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 - £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 43242 47490 49684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.64% 45.29% 43.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 26864 29037 29297
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £238 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1447 1703 2110
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.30% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.21 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.71% +6.06%

Foundry
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Foundry as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +28 11 £450 +12.50% 2
UK excluding London +32 9 £450 - 2
South East +13 7 - -
London -29 2 - -
North West - 2 £450 - 2
North of England - 2 £450 - 2

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 9 (81.82%) SNMP
1 9 (81.82%) Cisco
1 9 (81.82%) Firewall
1 9 (81.82%) Network Management
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco Nexus
2 7 (63.64%) Palo Alto
2 7 (63.64%) CCIE Service Provider
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (63.64%) CheckPoint
2 7 (63.64%) CCIE
2 7 (63.64%) CCSP
2 7 (63.64%) CCNP
3 6 (54.55%) Network Security
3 6 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (36.36%) MS Visio
5 2 (18.18%) Broadband
5 2 (18.18%) VoIP
5 2 (18.18%) Ethernet
5 2 (18.18%) Java
5 2 (18.18%) Perl
5 2 (18.18%) PHP
5 2 (18.18%) SQL
5 2 (18.18%) Python
5 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
5 2 (18.18%) IPv6
5 2 (18.18%) DNS
5 2 (18.18%) Nagios
5 2 (18.18%) MPLS
5 2 (18.18%) OSPF

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 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (36.36%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) Firewall
1 9 (81.82%) SNMP
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (54.55%) Network Security
4 2 (18.18%) Asterisk PBX
4 2 (18.18%) BGP
4 2 (18.18%) Broadband
4 2 (18.18%) DNS
4 2 (18.18%) HSRP
4 2 (18.18%) IPv6
4 2 (18.18%) Junos
4 2 (18.18%) LLU
4 2 (18.18%) MPLS
4 2 (18.18%) MRTG
4 2 (18.18%) OSPF
4 2 (18.18%) TACACS
4 2 (18.18%) VLAN
4 2 (18.18%) VoIP
4 2 (18.18%) VRRP
4 2 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Network Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Security Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Designer
3 2 (18.18%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Java Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Network Designer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Apache Spark Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Network Management
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
2 2 (18.18%) Network Planning
2 2 (18.18%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
1 2 (18.18%) Perl
1 2 (18.18%) PHP
1 2 (18.18%) Python
1 2 (18.18%) Scala
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) CCIE
1 7 (63.64%) CCIE Service Provider
1 7 (63.64%) CCNP
1 7 (63.64%) CCSP
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Cacti
1 2 (18.18%) Nagios
1 2 (18.18%) OpenNMS
1 2 (18.18%) Puppet
1 2 (18.18%) RANCID
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
1 2 (18.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Cisco
2 7 (63.64%) CheckPoint
2 7 (63.64%) Palo Alto
3 2 (18.18%) Brocade
3 2 (18.18%) Ericsson
3 2 (18.18%) Huawei
3 2 (18.18%) Juniper
3 2 (18.18%) ZyXEL