The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Lumension products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Lumension over the 3 months to 24 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 Lumension Security, Inc.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lumension
UK
Rank 579 620 586
Rank change year-on-year +41 -34  
Contract jobs citing Lumension 17 22 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.042% 0.067%
As % of the Vendors category 0.085% 0.095% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 26
Median daily rate £358 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.66% -2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £404 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £505 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £488 £500
% change year-on-year -44.61% -2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -32.20%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -5.00% -32.20%  

Lumension 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 20011 23143 23796
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.18% 43.66% 45.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 12332 14008 13432
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 719 802 994
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 £10.99 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £51.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Lumension
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Lumension in the UK

Lumension
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lumension in the UK

Lumension
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lumension over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lumension in the UK

Lumension
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lumension in the UK

Lumension
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 Lumension within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 +29 16 £358 -28.50% 3
London +34 8 £365 -
South East +20 7 £270 -44.61%
Hampshire +6 5 £470 -3.58%
Hook +5 3 £470 -1.05%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £270 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £270 -
North West +28 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
Liverpool - 1 - - 1
Edinburgh - 1 - -

Lumension
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Lumension 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 Lumension.

1 36 (76.60%) Windows
1 36 (76.60%) Security Cleared
2 29 (61.70%) SC Cleared
2 29 (61.70%) Windows Server
3 27 (57.45%) Microsoft
3 27 (57.45%) Active Directory
4 24 (51.06%) Cisco
5 21 (44.68%) VMware
5 21 (44.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 21 (44.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (42.55%) ITIL
7 16 (34.04%) Linux
7 16 (34.04%) Firewall
8 15 (31.91%) Red Hat
8 15 (31.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (29.79%) Symantec
10 13 (27.66%) Law
10 13 (27.66%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (27.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 12 (25.53%) Intel Security
11 12 (25.53%) PowerShell
12 11 (23.40%) DV Cleared
12 11 (23.40%) Cisco IOS
12 11 (23.40%) Configuration Management
12 11 (23.40%) HP
12 11 (23.40%) MS Excel
12 11 (23.40%) Network Management
12 11 (23.40%) VMware ESXi
12 11 (23.40%) ITIL V3
13 10 (21.28%) Service Design

Lumension
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 4 (8.51%) Skype for Business
2 3 (6.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (23.40%) MS Excel
2 6 (12.77%) MS Office
3 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) Office 365
2 3 (6.38%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (34.04%) Firewall
2 13 (27.66%) Cisco Nexus
3 11 (23.40%) Cisco IOS
4 10 (21.28%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (14.89%) Internet
6 5 (10.64%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (10.64%) Network Security
7 4 (8.51%) Skype
8 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
9 1 (2.13%) DHCP
9 1 (2.13%) DNS
9 1 (2.13%) IPsec
9 1 (2.13%) NAS
9 1 (2.13%) NetScaler
9 1 (2.13%) SAN
9 1 (2.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.26%) GIS
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) MSI
General
1 13 (27.66%) Law
2 2 (4.26%) Banking
2 2 (4.26%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Military
3 1 (2.13%) Legal
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (21.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (17.02%) Administrator
3 7 (14.89%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (12.77%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 6 (12.77%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (12.77%) Network Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Security Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Firewall Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Windows Specialist
7 3 (6.38%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Server Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) VMware Specialist
7 3 (6.38%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) VMware Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Management Information System
2 6 (12.77%) Clustering
3 4 (8.51%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 36 (76.60%) Windows
2 29 (61.70%) Windows Server
3 21 (44.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (34.04%) Linux
5 15 (31.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (14.89%) Windows 7
8 6 (12.77%) CentOS
9 5 (10.64%) Windows Vista
10 3 (6.38%) Android
10 3 (6.38%) Apple iOS
10 3 (6.38%) Windows 10
11 2 (4.26%) Mac OS
12 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000
12 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
12 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (42.55%) ITIL
2 11 (23.40%) Configuration Management
2 11 (23.40%) ITIL V3
2 11 (23.40%) Network Management
3 10 (21.28%) Performance Management
3 10 (21.28%) Service Design
3 10 (21.28%) Service Management
4 8 (17.02%) Test Scripting
5 7 (14.89%) Change Management
5 7 (14.89%) Information Management
5 7 (14.89%) Problem Management
6 6 (12.77%) Information Security
6 6 (12.77%) ITSM
7 5 (10.64%) Data Protection
7 5 (10.64%) Disk Encryption
7 5 (10.64%) Migration
7 5 (10.64%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (8.51%) Time Management
9 3 (6.38%) Business Analysis
9 3 (6.38%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.53%) PowerShell
2 6 (12.77%) C#
2 6 (12.77%) Python
3 4 (8.51%) SQL
3 4 (8.51%) VBScript
4 3 (6.38%) Java
5 2 (4.26%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (76.60%) Security Cleared
2 29 (61.70%) SC Cleared
3 11 (23.40%) DV Cleared
4 9 (19.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (12.77%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (12.77%) MCP
5 6 (12.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (8.51%) MCSE
7 3 (6.38%) Degree
7 3 (6.38%) HND
7 3 (6.38%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) JSP 440
System Software
1 27 (57.45%) Active Directory
2 21 (44.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (23.40%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (12.77%) BitLocker
4 6 (12.77%) Hyper-V
5 4 (8.51%) ProxySG
6 2 (4.26%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (4.26%) vSphere
7 1 (2.13%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (27.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 10 (21.28%) SCCM
3 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (12.77%) PowerCLI
5 5 (10.64%) WSUS
6 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (6.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (4.26%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (2.13%) AirWatch
9 1 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 27 (57.45%) Microsoft
2 24 (51.06%) Cisco
3 21 (44.68%) VMware
4 15 (31.91%) Red Hat
5 14 (29.79%) Symantec
6 12 (25.53%) Intel Security
7 11 (23.40%) HP
8 8 (17.02%) Splunk
9 6 (12.77%) SolarWinds
9 6 (12.77%) Veeam
10 4 (8.51%) Blue Coat
10 4 (8.51%) Forcepoint
11 3 (6.38%) HEAT Software
12 2 (4.26%) Becrypt
12 2 (4.26%) LogRhythm
12 2 (4.26%) Oracle
13 1 (2.13%) Citrix
13 1 (2.13%) Sophos