Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 842 844 812
Rank change year-on-year +2 -32 +15
Contract jobs citing IronPort 43 37 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.037% 0.083%
As % of the Vendors category 0.100% 0.087% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 49
UK median daily rate £375 £370 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -9.76% -8.89%
10th Percentile £296 £326 £310
90th Percentile £532 £473 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £378
% change year-on-year +2.70% -1.99% -13.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £20.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 - -

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 43,028 42,681 47,996
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.04% 42.96% 45.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,633 26,376 29,360
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £242 £240
90th Percentile £625 £619 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,645 1,386 1,712
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £17.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.43% +2.34% -2.29%
10th Percentile £10.78 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.77 £45.22 £44.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.84 £16.50
% change year-on-year -1.99% +2.03% -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

IronPort
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IronPort over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

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 12 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 20 October 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 -2 43 £375 +1.35% 11
UK excluding London -13 41 £380 +2.70% 8
North of England -24 18 £380 +5.12% 3
North West -3 16 £375 -19.35% 2
South East -1 14 £450 +1.12% 3
South West -24 4 £368 -0.68%
Midlands - 4 £463 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £550 -
London -13 2 £295 - 3
Yorkshire -22 2 £385 +33.91%
East Midlands - 1 £375 - 1
East of England - 1 £300 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 32 (74.42%) Cisco
2 16 (37.21%) Windows
3 12 (27.91%) DNS
4 11 (25.58%) CheckPoint
4 11 (25.58%) SIEM
5 10 (23.26%) Office 365
5 10 (23.26%) Citrix
5 10 (23.26%) SSL
6 9 (20.93%) SMTP
6 9 (20.93%) Linux
6 9 (20.93%) Unix
6 9 (20.93%) Firewall
7 8 (18.60%) TCP/IP
7 8 (18.60%) MS Exchange
7 8 (18.60%) Active Directory
7 8 (18.60%) Migration
8 7 (16.28%) CCSE
8 7 (16.28%) PKI
8 7 (16.28%) IBM
8 7 (16.28%) McAfee
8 7 (16.28%) Forcepoint
9 6 (13.95%) HTTP
9 6 (13.95%) SMS
9 6 (13.95%) DHCP
9 6 (13.95%) IIS
9 6 (13.95%) Time Management
9 6 (13.95%) SCCM
9 6 (13.95%) SCOM
9 6 (13.95%) Finance
9 6 (13.95%) Skype for Business

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 8 (18.60%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.95%) IIS
2 6 (13.95%) Skype for Business
3 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (9.30%) Apache
5 1 (2.33%) IBM Domino
5 1 (2.33%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (23.26%) Office 365
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.33%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.91%) DNS
2 10 (23.26%) SSL
3 9 (20.93%) Firewall
3 9 (20.93%) SMTP
4 8 (18.60%) TCP/IP
5 6 (13.95%) DHCP
5 6 (13.95%) HTTP
5 6 (13.95%) SMS
6 5 (11.63%) NetScaler
7 4 (9.30%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (9.30%) FTP
7 4 (9.30%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (9.30%) NAS
7 4 (9.30%) Skype
7 4 (9.30%) Sourcefire
7 4 (9.30%) VPN
7 4 (9.30%) WAN
8 3 (6.98%) SAN
9 2 (4.65%) Internet
9 2 (4.65%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (13.95%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Retail
3 2 (4.65%) Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (20.93%) Consultant
2 6 (13.95%) Cisco Consultant
2 6 (13.95%) Firewall Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) IronPort Consultant
3 5 (11.63%) Messaging Specialist
3 5 (11.63%) Office 365 Specialist
4 4 (9.30%) Exchange Specialist
4 4 (9.30%) Security Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) Architect
5 3 (6.98%) Security Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Cisco Security Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) Cisco Specialist
6 2 (4.65%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Email Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Security Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) LDAP
2 2 (4.65%) Regular Expression
3 1 (2.33%) OAuth
3 1 (2.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) PKI
2 5 (11.63%) DataPower
3 4 (9.30%) Data Centre
3 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.98%) N-Tier
5 2 (4.65%) Blackberry
5 2 (4.65%) EFT
5 2 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (37.21%) Windows
2 9 (20.93%) Linux
2 9 (20.93%) Unix
3 6 (13.95%) Windows Server
4 4 (9.30%) Check Point GAiA
5 2 (4.65%) SUSE
5 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.33%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.58%) SIEM
2 8 (18.60%) Migration
3 6 (13.95%) Time Management
4 5 (11.63%) Data Loss Prevention
4 5 (11.63%) Email Migration
4 5 (11.63%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (9.30%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (9.30%) ITIL
5 4 (9.30%) Load Balancing
5 4 (9.30%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (9.30%) Privileged Access Management
5 4 (9.30%) Security Operations
6 3 (6.98%) Email Filtering
6 3 (6.98%) Network Design
6 3 (6.98%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (4.65%) Anomaly Detection
7 2 (4.65%) Change Control
7 2 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.65%) Malware Analysis
7 2 (4.65%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) CCSE
2 4 (9.30%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (6.98%) CEH
3 3 (6.98%) CISSP
3 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.65%) CCNA
4 2 (4.65%) CCNP
4 2 (4.65%) CCSA
4 2 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.65%) CREST Certified
4 2 (4.65%) MCSE
4 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.33%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (2.33%) GIAC
5 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.33%) OSCP
5 1 (2.33%) SANS
5 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.65%) COBIT
2 2 (4.65%) COSO
2 2 (4.65%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (18.60%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.65%) Xen
4 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) SCCM
1 6 (13.95%) SCOM
2 2 (4.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (4.65%) QRadar
2 2 (4.65%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (4.65%) Stealthwatch
3 1 (2.33%) Nessus
3 1 (2.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 32 (74.42%) Cisco
2 11 (25.58%) CheckPoint
3 10 (23.26%) Citrix
4 7 (16.28%) Forcepoint
4 7 (16.28%) IBM
4 7 (16.28%) McAfee
5 5 (11.63%) RightFax
5 5 (11.63%) SAP
5 5 (11.63%) VMware
6 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
6 4 (9.30%) Symantec
7 3 (6.98%) BeyondTrust
7 3 (6.98%) Blue Coat
7 3 (6.98%) CA
7 3 (6.98%) Clearswift
7 3 (6.98%) CyberArk
7 3 (6.98%) HP
7 3 (6.98%) NetApp
7 3 (6.98%) Oracle
8 2 (4.65%) Nimble Storage