The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of SonicWALL products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SonicWALL over the 3 months to 28 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 SonicWALL, Inc.

SonicWALL
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 592 639 628
Rank change year-on-year +47 -11  
Contract jobs citing SonicWALL 18 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.022% 0.031%
As % of the Vendors category 0.087% 0.050% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 14
Median daily rate £300 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £269 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £450 £389
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £400 £300
% change year-on-year -21.87% +33.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £162.50 - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £162.50 - -

SonicWALL 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 20653 24174 24550
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.84% 44.89% 44.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12505 14854 14365
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 £590 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 718 831 1087
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.31% +7.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £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 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.66% +13.51%  

SonicWALL
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SonicWALL in the UK

SonicWALL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SonicWALL in the UK

SonicWALL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SonicWALL over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SonicWALL in the UK

SonicWALL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SonicWALL in the UK

SonicWALL
Top 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SonicWALL within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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 +42 17 £300 -25.00% 16
London +15 6 £275 -31.25% 6
North West - 5 £250 - 2
Manchester - 3 - -
Stockport - 3 - -
Bradford - 2 £313 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £313 -
Yorkshire - 2 £313 -
South East - 2 £475 - 4
West Midlands - 1 £310 - 3
East of England - 1 £375 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £475 -
Hampshire - 1 - - 1
Cardiff - 1 £325 -
South Wales - 1 £325 -
Birmingham - 1 £310 -
Liverpool - 1 £250 -
Lancashire - 1 £250 -
Merseyside - 1 £250 -
Southampton - 1 - -
Watford - 1 £375 -
Preston - 1 £250 -
Wales - 1 £325 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £375 -

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SonicWALL 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 SonicWALL.

1 16 (69.57%) Firewall
2 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Cisco
2 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
3 11 (47.83%) HP
4 10 (43.48%) Dell
4 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
4 10 (43.48%) Wireless
4 10 (43.48%) MPLS
4 10 (43.48%) VMware
4 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (43.48%) Windows Server
5 9 (39.13%) Hyper-V
5 9 (39.13%) VPN
6 8 (34.78%) DNS
6 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (34.78%) DHCP
6 8 (34.78%) VLAN
6 8 (34.78%) Office 365
7 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
7 7 (30.43%) LAN
7 7 (30.43%) Avaya
8 6 (26.09%) Migration
8 6 (26.09%) OSPF
8 6 (26.09%) BGP
8 6 (26.09%) DSL
8 6 (26.09%) Internet
8 6 (26.09%) Juniper
8 6 (26.09%) CCNP

SonicWALL
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 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
2 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (13.04%) SAS
4 1 (4.35%) CMS
4 1 (4.35%) Confluence
4 1 (4.35%) IIS
4 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (34.78%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (69.57%) Firewall
2 10 (43.48%) MPLS
2 10 (43.48%) Wireless
3 9 (39.13%) VPN
4 8 (34.78%) DHCP
4 8 (34.78%) DNS
4 8 (34.78%) VLAN
5 7 (30.43%) LAN
6 6 (26.09%) BGP
6 6 (26.09%) DSL
6 6 (26.09%) Internet
6 6 (26.09%) OSPF
6 6 (26.09%) WAN
7 5 (21.74%) iSCSI
7 5 (21.74%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (17.39%) IPv4
8 4 (17.39%) IPv6
8 4 (17.39%) PABX
8 4 (17.39%) SNMP
8 4 (17.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Network Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Support Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (17.39%) Network Support
4 4 (17.39%) Network Support Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Senior Support Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
5 3 (13.04%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Senior Network Support
5 3 (13.04%) Senior Network Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Support Manager
6 2 (8.70%) IT Support
6 2 (8.70%) IT Technician
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Licensing
1 3 (13.04%) Replication
2 2 (8.70%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) PKI
3 1 (4.35%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Windows Server
2 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (26.09%) Windows 7
5 5 (21.74%) Linux
6 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
7 3 (13.04%) CentOS
8 2 (8.70%) Windows 8
9 1 (4.35%) Unix
9 1 (4.35%) VyOS
9 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Migration
2 3 (13.04%) CRM
2 3 (13.04%) Software Licensing
3 2 (8.70%) Business Continuity
3 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.35%) Break/Fix
4 1 (4.35%) Change Management
4 1 (4.35%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 1 (4.35%) Customer-Centric Approach
4 1 (4.35%) Data Security
4 1 (4.35%) Kanban
4 1 (4.35%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (26.09%) CCNP
3 3 (13.04%) Degree
4 2 (8.70%) CCNA
4 2 (8.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (4.35%) APMP
5 1 (4.35%) CCIE
5 1 (4.35%) DBS Check
5 1 (4.35%) MCSE
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 9 (39.13%) Hyper-V
3 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.35%) VMware Server
4 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (13.04%) vMotion
3 2 (8.70%) WSUS
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (4.35%) Nagios
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Cisco
1 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 11 (47.83%) HP
3 10 (43.48%) Dell
3 10 (43.48%) VMware
4 7 (30.43%) Avaya
5 6 (26.09%) Juniper
5 6 (26.09%) Meraki
6 5 (21.74%) Fortinet
6 5 (21.74%) Veeam
7 3 (13.04%) Aerohive Networks
7 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
7 3 (13.04%) Citrix
7 3 (13.04%) Cyberoam
7 3 (13.04%) Draytek
7 3 (13.04%) NETGEAR
7 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
7 3 (13.04%) Synology
7 3 (13.04%) WatchGuard
8 2 (8.70%) EqualLogic