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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IronPort
UK
Rank 575 588 607
Rank change year-on-year +13 +19  
Contract jobs citing IronPort 18 56 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.11% 0.032%
As % of the Vendors category 0.090% 0.24% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 37 8
Median daily rate £338 £405 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +6.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £460 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £405 £360
% change year-on-year -16.66% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

IronPort 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 20016 23252 23937
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.19% 43.70% 45.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 12337 14081 13513
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 719 804 1001
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

IronPort
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 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 +5 18 £338 -13.46% 2
Bristol +7 8 £338 -6.25%
South West +7 8 £338 +2.27%
North West +14 6 £345 +15.00%
Manchester +10 6 £345 +15.00%
Bolton - 5 £345 -
South East +7 3 £325 -27.85%
Hampshire +2 3 £325 -22.61%
Havant -3 3 £325 -20.73%

IronPort
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 18 (52.94%) Data Centre
2 17 (50.00%) DNS
3 15 (44.12%) Windows
4 14 (41.18%) MS Exchange
4 14 (41.18%) Cisco
4 14 (41.18%) Active Directory
5 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
5 13 (38.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (38.24%) Office 365
6 12 (35.29%) Finance
7 11 (32.35%) MS Excel
7 11 (32.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (32.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (32.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (32.35%) Windows Server
8 10 (29.41%) RightFax
8 10 (29.41%) VPN
8 10 (29.41%) Intel
8 10 (29.41%) Firewall
8 10 (29.41%) CheckPoint
9 9 (26.47%) MPLS
9 9 (26.47%) Wireless
9 9 (26.47%) SLA
9 9 (26.47%) Network Management
10 8 (23.53%) HP
10 8 (23.53%) Change Management
11 6 (17.65%) IBM
11 6 (17.65%) DHCP
11 6 (17.65%) Blue Coat
12 5 (14.71%) Business Continuity

IronPort
Top Related 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 (41.18%) MS Exchange
2 13 (38.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (32.35%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (5.88%) IIS
5 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (32.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (38.24%) Office 365
2 1 (2.94%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (50.00%) DNS
2 10 (29.41%) Firewall
2 10 (29.41%) VPN
3 9 (26.47%) MPLS
3 9 (26.47%) Wireless
4 6 (17.65%) DHCP
5 5 (14.71%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (14.71%) Cisco IPT
5 5 (14.71%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (14.71%) FWSM
5 5 (14.71%) IP Telephony
5 5 (14.71%) Unified Communications
6 4 (11.76%) DWDM
6 4 (11.76%) SMTP
6 4 (11.76%) SSL
6 4 (11.76%) Structured Cabling
6 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
7 2 (5.88%) Network Security
7 2 (5.88%) OSPF
7 2 (5.88%) PPP
General
1 12 (35.29%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Analyst
2 9 (26.47%) Senior Analyst
3 8 (23.53%) Messaging Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Consultant
4 5 (14.71%) IronPort Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) Security Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Blue Coat Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Network Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Network Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Senior Network Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (8.82%) Active Directory Consultant
6 3 (8.82%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Exchange Consultant
6 3 (8.82%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Messaging Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Active Directory Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 18 (52.94%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (11.76%) RSA SecurID
3 3 (8.82%) Blackberry
3 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.88%) Clustering
5 1 (2.94%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 15 (44.12%) Windows
2 11 (32.35%) Windows Server
2 11 (32.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (32.35%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.88%) Linux
4 1 (2.94%) Unix
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) Network Management
2 8 (23.53%) Change Management
3 5 (14.71%) Business Continuity
3 5 (14.71%) Customer Requirements
3 5 (14.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (11.76%) Information Security
5 3 (8.82%) ITIL
6 2 (5.88%) Migration
6 2 (5.88%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (5.88%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.94%) Data Loss Prevention
7 1 (2.94%) Patch Management
7 1 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.94%) Security Monitoring
7 1 (2.94%) SIEM
7 1 (2.94%) Time Management
7 1 (2.94%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) Perl
1 4 (11.76%) Python
2 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) JNCIE
1 4 (11.76%) JNCIP
2 1 (2.94%) CCSE
2 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (26.47%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.76%) ProxySG
3 3 (8.82%) Firmware
3 3 (8.82%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (8.82%) XenApp
4 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (5.88%) Terminal Services
4 2 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.94%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (11.76%) FortiGate
2 4 (11.76%) Nagios
2 4 (11.76%) SCCM
3 3 (8.82%) EdgeSight
3 3 (8.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (5.88%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (2.94%) AirWatch
5 1 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.94%) SafeCom
5 1 (2.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 14 (41.18%) Cisco
2 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
3 10 (29.41%) CheckPoint
3 10 (29.41%) Intel
3 10 (29.41%) RightFax
4 8 (23.53%) HP
5 6 (17.65%) Blue Coat
5 6 (17.65%) IBM
6 5 (14.71%) CA
6 5 (14.71%) Nokia
6 5 (14.71%) SolarWinds
7 4 (11.76%) Aruba
7 4 (11.76%) Citrix
7 4 (11.76%) FireEye
7 4 (11.76%) Fortinet
7 4 (11.76%) Juniper
7 4 (11.76%) Radware
7 4 (11.76%) Riverbed
7 4 (11.76%) SevOne
7 4 (11.76%) Sourcefire