The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of NetScout products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NetScout over the 3 months to 25 June 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 NetScout Systems, Inc.

NetScout
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 581 650 612
Rank change year-on-year +69 -38  
Contract jobs citing NetScout 6 2 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.004% 0.043%
As % of the Vendors category 0.030% 0.008% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 15
Median daily rate £488 £263 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +85.71% -34.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £253 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £273 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £250 £400
% change year-on-year +55.00% -37.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

NetScout 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 20268 23841 24920
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.79% 44.93% 44.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 12304 14686 14597
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 703 813 1122
Median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +5.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

NetScout
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for NetScout in the UK

NetScout
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NetScout in the UK

NetScout
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NetScout over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NetScout in the UK

NetScout
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NetScout in the UK

NetScout
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NetScout within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 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 +51 6 £488 +85.71% 1
London +10 5 £500 +81.81%
City of London +3 1 £500 +81.81%
Bristol - 1 £388 -
South West - 1 £388 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NetScout 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 NetScout.

1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 7 (53.85%) OSPF
2 7 (53.85%) BGP
2 7 (53.85%) Wireshark
2 7 (53.85%) Cacti
3 6 (46.15%) Multicast
3 6 (46.15%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (46.15%) Data Centre
3 6 (46.15%) EIGRP
3 6 (46.15%) Firewall
3 6 (46.15%) Perl
4 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
4 5 (38.46%) Finance
4 5 (38.46%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (30.77%) Network Management
5 4 (30.77%) Junos
5 4 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (30.77%) Wireless
5 4 (30.77%) MPLS
5 4 (30.77%) Change Management
5 4 (30.77%) CCNP
5 4 (30.77%) Nagios
5 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (30.77%) Juniper
5 4 (30.77%) LAN
6 3 (23.08%) VoIP
6 3 (23.08%) WLAN
6 3 (23.08%) ITIL
6 3 (23.08%) Ethernet

NetScout
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:

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) BGP
1 7 (53.85%) OSPF
1 7 (53.85%) Wireshark
2 6 (46.15%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (46.15%) EIGRP
2 6 (46.15%) Firewall
2 6 (46.15%) Multicast
3 5 (38.46%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (30.77%) Junos
4 4 (30.77%) LAN
4 4 (30.77%) MPLS
4 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
4 4 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (30.77%) Wireless
5 3 (23.08%) DMZ
5 3 (23.08%) Ethernet
5 3 (23.08%) SNMP
5 3 (23.08%) VLAN
5 3 (23.08%) VoIP
5 3 (23.08%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Network Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Support Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Network Support
3 3 (23.08%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Capacity Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Capacity and Performance Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Capacity Management Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Network Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Network Performance Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Juniper Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Unix
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Change Management
1 4 (30.77%) Network Management
2 3 (23.08%) Algorithmic Trading
2 3 (23.08%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Low Latency
3 2 (15.38%) Capacity Management
3 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
3 2 (15.38%) Network Optimisation
3 2 (15.38%) Open Source
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (15.38%) Programme Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (7.69%) High Availability
4 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (7.69%) Line Management
4 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Perl
2 3 (23.08%) Bash Shell
2 3 (23.08%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) CCNP
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) CCIE
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) Cacti
2 4 (30.77%) Nagios
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (15.38%) Puppet
4 2 (15.38%) ZABBIX
5 1 (7.69%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (7.69%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
3 4 (30.77%) Juniper
4 3 (23.08%) Citrix
4 3 (23.08%) Fortinet
5 2 (15.38%) Aruba
5 2 (15.38%) Blue Coat
5 2 (15.38%) F5
5 2 (15.38%) Nokia
5 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
6 1 (7.69%) Bloomberg
6 1 (7.69%) CA
6 1 (7.69%) Ericsson
6 1 (7.69%) Huawei
6 1 (7.69%) Meraki
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle
6 1 (7.69%) Redknee
6 1 (7.69%) Remedy
6 1 (7.69%) Reuters
6 1 (7.69%) SevOne