Period
to 19 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 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 IronPort Systems.

IronPort
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 834 820 809
Rank change year-on-year -14 -11 -9
Contract jobs citing IronPort 41 76 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.072% 0.072%
As % of the Vendors category 0.095% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 37 40
UK median daily rate £370 £410 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.76% -8.89% +38.46%
10th Percentile £329 £312 £303
90th Percentile £473 £452 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £380 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% -15.56% +38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
UK median hourly rate - £60.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +87.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year - +87.50% -

IronPort 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%

IronPort
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IronPort in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IronPort in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IronPort over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IronPort in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IronPort in the UK

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Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IronPort 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
UK excluding London +12 40 £370 -2.63% 2
England -4 40 £370 -12.94% 2
North of England +60 23 £363 -9.09% 2
North West +21 11 £458 +14.73% 2
South East +15 11 £400 +5.26%
North East +70 8 £361 -13.07%
South West +9 5 £370 +0.68%
Yorkshire - 4 £288 -
Scotland -17 1 - -
London -50 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 with a requirement for IronPort.

1 22 (53.66%) Cisco
2 17 (41.46%) Office 365
3 14 (34.15%) Skype for Business
3 14 (34.15%) Microsoft
3 14 (34.15%) Active Directory
3 14 (34.15%) Windows
4 13 (31.71%) MS Exchange
4 13 (31.71%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (31.71%) Windows Server
5 12 (29.27%) Skype
5 12 (29.27%) Migration
6 11 (26.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (26.83%) Firewall
6 11 (26.83%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (24.39%) MCSE
7 10 (24.39%) Security Cleared
8 9 (21.95%) PowerShell
8 9 (21.95%) Blackberry
8 9 (21.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (19.51%) Brightmail
9 8 (19.51%) F5
9 8 (19.51%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (19.51%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (19.51%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (19.51%) DNS
9 8 (19.51%) Citrix
9 8 (19.51%) SharePoint
9 8 (19.51%) .NET
9 8 (19.51%) C#

IronPort
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 14 (34.15%) Skype for Business
2 13 (31.71%) Exchange Server 2013
2 13 (31.71%) MS Exchange
3 11 (26.83%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (26.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (19.51%) SharePoint
4 8 (19.51%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (19.51%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (17.07%) OpenStack
6 3 (7.32%) IBM Domino
7 2 (4.88%) IBM Notes
8 1 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (2.44%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (2.44%) Quickr
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (41.46%) Office 365
2 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.88%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.44%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 12 (29.27%) Skype
2 11 (26.83%) Firewall
3 8 (19.51%) DNS
4 6 (14.63%) BIG-IP
4 6 (14.63%) VPN
4 6 (14.63%) WAN
5 5 (12.20%) DHCP
5 5 (12.20%) LAN
5 5 (12.20%) Network Security
6 4 (9.76%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (9.76%) Cisco IPT
6 4 (9.76%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (9.76%) IP Telephony
6 4 (9.76%) MPLS
6 4 (9.76%) Unified Communications
6 4 (9.76%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (9.76%) Wireless
7 3 (7.32%) NetScaler
7 3 (7.32%) SMTP
8 2 (4.88%) TACACS
Development Applications
1 8 (19.51%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (19.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (12.20%) Banking
2 3 (7.32%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) German Language
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Analyst
2 8 (19.51%) Network Engineer
2 8 (19.51%) Security Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) Messaging Specialist
3 6 (14.63%) Operations Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) Security Operations Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (12.20%) Collaboration Specialist
5 4 (9.76%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 4 (9.76%) Messaging Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Network Operations Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Operations Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Technical Support
6 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
6 3 (7.32%) Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Exchange Specialist
6 3 (7.32%) Messaging Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Security Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Support Specialist
6 3 (7.32%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) .NET
1 8 (19.51%) XML
2 1 (2.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Blackberry
2 6 (14.63%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.32%) DataPower
4 2 (4.88%) e-Health
4 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (34.15%) Windows
2 13 (31.71%) Windows Server
3 9 (21.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (12.20%) Linux
5 4 (9.76%) SUSE
6 1 (2.44%) Android
6 1 (2.44%) Unix
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) Migration
2 8 (19.51%) ITIL
2 8 (19.51%) Load Balancing
3 7 (17.07%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (17.07%) SIEM
4 6 (14.63%) Incident Management
4 6 (14.63%) Network Management
4 6 (14.63%) Security Monitoring
4 6 (14.63%) Security Operations
4 6 (14.63%) Threat Intelligence
4 6 (14.63%) Vulnerability Management
5 5 (12.20%) Problem Management
6 4 (9.76%) Business Continuity
6 4 (9.76%) Capacity Management
6 4 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (9.76%) Email Filtering
6 4 (9.76%) Identity Management
6 4 (9.76%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (9.76%) Task Automation
7 3 (7.32%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) PowerShell
2 8 (19.51%) C#
2 8 (19.51%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.88%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.88%) Java
3 2 (4.88%) Python
4 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (24.39%) MCSE
1 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (24.39%) Security Cleared
2 8 (19.51%) SC Cleared
3 6 (14.63%) CISSP
4 3 (7.32%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (4.88%) CCSE
System Software
1 14 (34.15%) Active Directory
2 8 (19.51%) Brightmail
3 2 (4.88%) ProxySG
4 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.44%) Xen
4 1 (2.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 5 (12.20%) SCCM
2 4 (9.76%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (9.76%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (9.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 4 (9.76%) WSUS
3 2 (4.88%) Nagios
3 2 (4.88%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (2.44%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (53.66%) Cisco
2 14 (34.15%) Microsoft
3 8 (19.51%) Blue Coat
3 8 (19.51%) Citrix
3 8 (19.51%) F5
4 7 (17.07%) CheckPoint
4 7 (17.07%) IBM
5 6 (14.63%) McAfee
5 6 (14.63%) SolarWinds
6 5 (12.20%) HP
7 4 (9.76%) CA
7 4 (9.76%) Clearswift
7 4 (9.76%) Juniper
7 4 (9.76%) Lumension
7 4 (9.76%) Micro Focus
7 4 (9.76%) MobileIron
7 4 (9.76%) NetApp
7 4 (9.76%) Symantec
8 3 (7.32%) OpenText
9 2 (4.88%) Lotus