Period
to 19 May 2019

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 May 2019 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 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 771 873 797
Rank change year-on-year +102 -76 -17
Contract jobs citing IronPort 69 36 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.035% 0.029%
As % of the Vendors category 0.18% 0.086% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 19 20
UK median daily rate £488 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.88% +15.94% -16.06%
10th Percentile £411 £313 £318
90th Percentile £675 £550 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £345
% change year-on-year +20.00% +8.70% -15.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 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 38,617 42,018 40,188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.45% 41.37% 44.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,032 26,161 24,661
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £263 £245 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,301 1,474 1,413
UK median hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -7.89%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.36
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.86 £16.96
% change year-on-year +10.34% -6.46% -5.81%

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

IronPort
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IronPort over the 6 months to 19 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IronPort in the UK

IronPort
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

IronPort
Top 11 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 May 2019. 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 +88 67 £488 +24.20% 1
UK excluding London +36 52 £450 +20.00% 1
North of England +27 27 £494 +29.93%
South East +28 19 £450 +38.46% 1
London +59 14 £550 -
North West +21 14 £525 +40.00%
Yorkshire +23 13 £488 +16.77%
Midlands +15 4 £275 -
East Midlands - 3 - -
East of England - 2 £300 -
West Midlands +8 1 £275 -

For the 6 months to 19 May 2019, 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 59 (85.51%) Cisco
2 44 (63.77%) Office 365
3 38 (55.07%) Skype for Business
4 36 (52.17%) Skype
5 31 (44.93%) PowerShell
6 29 (42.03%) Security Cleared
7 28 (40.58%) Active Directory
8 26 (37.68%) MS Exchange
8 26 (37.68%) Migration
9 25 (36.23%) SharePoint
10 22 (31.88%) SC Cleared
11 21 (30.43%) Microsoft
12 18 (26.09%) Symantec
12 18 (26.09%) SMTP
12 18 (26.09%) Firewall
13 17 (24.64%) Microsoft Azure
13 17 (24.64%) DKIM
13 17 (24.64%) DMARC
14 16 (23.19%) DNS
14 16 (23.19%) SAN
15 15 (21.74%) Veritas
15 15 (21.74%) MS Visio
15 15 (21.74%) Microsoft Project
15 15 (21.74%) NetBackup
15 15 (21.74%) Threat Management
15 15 (21.74%) Cisco IOS
15 15 (21.74%) OneDrive
15 15 (21.74%) Azure Active Directory
15 15 (21.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 15 (21.74%) Kalman Filter

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 38 (55.07%) Skype for Business
2 26 (37.68%) MS Exchange
3 25 (36.23%) SharePoint
4 12 (17.39%) IBM Domino
5 6 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.90%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.45%) Apache
7 1 (1.45%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.45%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (21.74%) Microsoft Project
1 15 (21.74%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 44 (63.77%) Office 365
2 17 (24.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (21.74%) Azure Active Directory
3 15 (21.74%) OneDrive
4 10 (14.49%) G Suite
5 3 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 36 (52.17%) Skype
2 18 (26.09%) Firewall
2 18 (26.09%) SMTP
3 17 (24.64%) DKIM
3 17 (24.64%) DMARC
4 16 (23.19%) DNS
4 16 (23.19%) SAN
5 15 (21.74%) Cisco IOS
6 14 (20.29%) SSL
7 10 (14.49%) Network Security
8 7 (10.14%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (7.25%) Cisco Firepower
9 5 (7.25%) Sourcefire
9 5 (7.25%) TCP/IP
10 4 (5.80%) LAN
11 3 (4.35%) Cisco ISE
11 3 (4.35%) WAN
12 2 (2.90%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (2.90%) Cisco Wireless
12 2 (2.90%) NetScaler
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Metasploit
General
1 9 (13.04%) Finance
2 8 (11.59%) Retail
3 3 (4.35%) Banking
3 3 (4.35%) German Language
4 2 (2.90%) Billing
4 2 (2.90%) French Language
4 2 (2.90%) Italian Language
4 2 (2.90%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Legal
5 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (24.64%) Consultant
2 16 (23.19%) Cisco Engineer
3 14 (20.29%) Office 365 Engineer
4 12 (17.39%) Messaging Engineer
5 10 (14.49%) Security Consultant
6 9 (13.04%) IronPort Engineer
7 8 (11.59%) Cisco Consultant
7 8 (11.59%) Security Engineer
8 7 (10.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 7 (10.14%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 7 (10.14%) Exchange Engineer
8 7 (10.14%) Network Engineer
9 6 (8.70%) Cisco Security Consultant
10 5 (7.25%) Network Security Engineer
11 4 (5.80%) Senior Messaging Engineer
12 3 (4.35%) Azure Engineer
12 3 (4.35%) Messaging Consultant
12 3 (4.35%) Office 365 Consultant
12 3 (4.35%) Senior Consultant
12 3 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.84%) LDAP
1 13 (18.84%) Regular Expression
2 3 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.94%) User Experience
2 6 (8.70%) Blackberry
3 5 (7.25%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.35%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (2.90%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.45%) DataPower
6 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.49%) Windows
2 5 (7.25%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.35%) Android
4 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.45%) Check Point GAiA
6 1 (1.45%) Linux
6 1 (1.45%) Unix
6 1 (1.45%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (37.68%) Migration
2 15 (21.74%) Kalman Filter
2 15 (21.74%) Threat Management
3 13 (18.84%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (18.84%) Security Patching
4 5 (7.25%) ITIL
5 4 (5.80%) Presales
6 3 (4.35%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (4.35%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 2 (2.90%) Change Management
7 2 (2.90%) DNA
7 2 (2.90%) High Availability
7 2 (2.90%) Identity Access Management
7 2 (2.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 2 (2.90%) Problem Management
7 2 (2.90%) Security Management
7 2 (2.90%) SIEM
7 2 (2.90%) Time Management
8 1 (1.45%) Performance Management
8 1 (1.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (44.93%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (42.03%) Security Cleared
2 22 (31.88%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (5.80%) MCP
4 4 (5.80%) MCSA
4 4 (5.80%) MCSE
5 3 (4.35%) CCNA
5 3 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.90%) CCNP
6 2 (2.90%) CISSP
6 2 (2.90%) MCITP
7 1 (1.45%) CCSA
7 1 (1.45%) CCSE
7 1 (1.45%) CEH
7 1 (1.45%) CISM
7 1 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.45%) GIAC
7 1 (1.45%) MCTS
7 1 (1.45%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.45%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) COBIT
1 1 (1.45%) COSO
1 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.45%) PMO
System Software
1 28 (40.58%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.35%) ProxySG
3 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.45%) vSphere
4 1 (1.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (21.74%) NetBackup
1 15 (21.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 11 (15.94%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (4.35%) Nessus
5 2 (2.90%) AirWatch
5 2 (2.90%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (2.90%) Stealthwatch
6 1 (1.45%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.45%) QRadar
6 1 (1.45%) SCCM
6 1 (1.45%) SCOM
6 1 (1.45%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 59 (85.51%) Cisco
2 21 (30.43%) Microsoft
3 18 (26.09%) Symantec
4 15 (21.74%) Veritas
5 12 (17.39%) IBM
6 7 (10.14%) Palo Alto
7 6 (8.70%) CheckPoint
8 5 (7.25%) F5
8 5 (7.25%) McAfee
9 4 (5.80%) Blue Coat
9 4 (5.80%) FireEye
9 4 (5.80%) Fortinet
9 4 (5.80%) Juniper
10 3 (4.35%) Citrix
10 3 (4.35%) Google
10 3 (4.35%) Qualys
10 3 (4.35%) Zscaler
11 2 (2.90%) Forcepoint
11 2 (2.90%) Sophos
11 2 (2.90%) VMware