Period
to 15 December 2018

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 15 December 2018 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 855 851 826
Rank change year-on-year -4 -25 -8
Contract jobs citing IronPort 48 39 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.038% 0.063%
As % of the Vendors category 0.11% 0.089% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 33
UK median daily rate £450 £370 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.62% -9.76% -8.89%
10th Percentile £315 £325 £311
90th Percentile £534 £473 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £370 £383
% change year-on-year +21.62% -3.27% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
UK median hourly rate £20.50 - £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 - £60.00

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 44,054 43,603 46,590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.28% 42.24% 45.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,401 27,332 28,513
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £256 £234 £240
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,621 1,401 1,701
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -5.71%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.71 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £16.78 £16.50
% change year-on-year -0.16% +1.68% -2.94%

IronPort
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IronPort in the UK

IronPort
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 15 December 2018.

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 9 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 15 December 2018. 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 -8 47 £450 +21.62% 8
UK excluding London -13 42 £450 +21.62% 5
North of England -12 25 £500 +37.93% 1
South East -8 17 £450 +5.88% 2
North West -2 15 £425 -7.10% 1
Yorkshire -5 10 £500 +73.91%
London - 6 £410 - 3
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Midlands - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing IronPort also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for IronPort.

1 35 (72.92%) Cisco
2 19 (39.58%) Skype for Business
3 17 (35.42%) Windows
3 17 (35.42%) Office 365
3 17 (35.42%) Skype
4 15 (31.25%) Security Cleared
5 14 (29.17%) DNS
5 14 (29.17%) Firewall
6 13 (27.08%) CheckPoint
6 13 (27.08%) Active Directory
7 12 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 11 (22.92%) SSL
8 11 (22.92%) SharePoint
9 10 (20.83%) SMTP
9 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
9 10 (20.83%) SAN
9 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
9 10 (20.83%) Migration
9 10 (20.83%) SIEM
10 9 (18.75%) PowerShell
10 9 (18.75%) Symantec
10 9 (18.75%) TCP/IP
11 8 (16.67%) ITIL
11 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
11 8 (16.67%) MCSE
11 8 (16.67%) MS Visio
11 8 (16.67%) MS Exchange
11 8 (16.67%) Veritas
11 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (16.67%) Citrix

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 19 (39.58%) Skype for Business
2 11 (22.92%) SharePoint
3 8 (16.67%) MS Exchange
4 7 (14.58%) IIS
5 5 (10.42%) Apache
5 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (10.42%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (2.08%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
1 8 (16.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (35.42%) Office 365
2 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (6.25%) OneDrive
4 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.08%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 17 (35.42%) Skype
2 14 (29.17%) DNS
2 14 (29.17%) Firewall
3 11 (22.92%) SSL
4 10 (20.83%) SAN
4 10 (20.83%) SMTP
5 9 (18.75%) TCP/IP
6 8 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
7 7 (14.58%) DHCP
7 7 (14.58%) HTTP
8 6 (12.50%) NetScaler
9 5 (10.42%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (10.42%) FTP
9 5 (10.42%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (10.42%) Sourcefire
9 5 (10.42%) VPN
10 4 (8.33%) LAN
10 4 (8.33%) NAS
10 4 (8.33%) WAN
11 3 (6.25%) Cisco Firepower
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (10.42%) Retail
2 3 (6.25%) Banking
2 3 (6.25%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Legal
3 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (25.00%) Consultant
2 7 (14.58%) Cisco Consultant
3 6 (12.50%) Firewall Engineer
3 6 (12.50%) Security Consultant
4 5 (10.42%) IronPort Consultant
5 3 (6.25%) Cisco Security Consultant
5 3 (6.25%) Office 365 Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Cisco Specialist
6 2 (4.17%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Email Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Operations Consultant
6 2 (4.17%) Security Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (2.08%) Associate Consultant
7 1 (2.08%) Senior Exchange Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) LDAP
1 2 (4.17%) Regular Expression
2 1 (2.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) PKI
2 6 (12.50%) DataPower
3 5 (10.42%) Data Centre
3 5 (10.42%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (6.25%) User Experience
5 2 (4.17%) EFT
5 2 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 17 (35.42%) Windows
2 8 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 7 (14.58%) Unix
3 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (12.50%) Linux
4 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (10.42%) Check Point GAiA
5 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.83%) Migration
1 10 (20.83%) SIEM
2 8 (16.67%) ITIL
2 8 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (16.67%) Threat Management
2 8 (16.67%) Time Management
3 6 (12.50%) Data Loss Prevention
4 5 (10.42%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (10.42%) Decision-Making
4 5 (10.42%) ITSM
4 5 (10.42%) Load Balancing
4 5 (10.42%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (10.42%) Problem Management
4 5 (10.42%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (10.42%) Security Operations
5 4 (8.33%) Antivirus Management
5 4 (8.33%) Patch Management
5 4 (8.33%) Performance Management
5 4 (8.33%) Proactive Monitoring
5 4 (8.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 12 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (16.67%) CCSE
3 8 (16.67%) MCSE
3 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (12.50%) MCP
4 6 (12.50%) MCSA
5 5 (10.42%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (10.42%) MCITP
5 5 (10.42%) MCTS
6 4 (8.33%) CEH
6 4 (8.33%) CISSP
7 3 (6.25%) CCNA
7 3 (6.25%) CCNP
7 3 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (6.25%) CREST Certified
8 2 (4.17%) CCSA
9 1 (2.08%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (2.08%) GIAC
9 1 (2.08%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (6.25%) COBIT
2 3 (6.25%) COSO
2 3 (6.25%) PMO
3 1 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (27.08%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 8 (16.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 7 (14.58%) SCCM
2 7 (14.58%) SCOM
3 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (8.33%) vCenter Server
5 3 (6.25%) QRadar
5 3 (6.25%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (6.25%) Stealthwatch
6 1 (2.08%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 35 (72.92%) Cisco
2 13 (27.08%) CheckPoint
3 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
4 9 (18.75%) Symantec
5 8 (16.67%) Citrix
5 8 (16.67%) Veritas
6 7 (14.58%) Forcepoint
6 7 (14.58%) IBM
7 6 (12.50%) VMware
8 5 (10.42%) McAfee
9 3 (6.25%) Palo Alto
9 3 (6.25%) Sophos
10 2 (4.17%) Blue Coat
10 2 (4.17%) F5
10 2 (4.17%) Meraki
10 2 (4.17%) Nimble Storage
10 2 (4.17%) Polycom
10 2 (4.17%) Proofpoint
10 2 (4.17%) SolarWinds
10 2 (4.17%) Splunk