The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for WhatsUp Gold skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WhatsUp Gold over the 3 months to 30 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.

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 596 637 615
Rank change year-on-year +41 -22  
Contract jobs citing WhatsUp Gold 4 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.006% 0.019%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.087% 0.060% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Median daily rate £388 £260 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +49.03% -37.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £260 £416
% change year-on-year +49.03% -37.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £49.19 - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

WhatsUp Gold is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 4575 5041 4500
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.05% 9.31% 8.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3071 3209 2691
Median daily rate £468 £450 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +7.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 132 175
Median hourly rate £23.38 £22.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +12.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £37.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year -15.55% +11.46%  

WhatsUp Gold
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing WhatsUp Gold as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for WhatsUp Gold in the UK

WhatsUp Gold
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WhatsUp Gold in the UK

WhatsUp Gold
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WhatsUp Gold in the UK

WhatsUp Gold
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WhatsUp Gold within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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 +49 4 £388 +49.03%
South East +19 2 £388 +49.03%
London - 2 - -
New Malden - 2 - -
Reading - 1 £388 -
Gosport - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £388 -
Hampshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WhatsUp Gold 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 WhatsUp Gold.

1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (70.00%) MPLS
2 7 (70.00%) IPsec
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (70.00%) 802.1X
3 6 (60.00%) OSPF
3 6 (60.00%) EIGRP
3 6 (60.00%) SNMP
4 5 (50.00%) Firewall
5 4 (40.00%) Finance
5 4 (40.00%) ICMP
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (40.00%) VPN
5 4 (40.00%) CCNP
5 4 (40.00%) HP
5 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (40.00%) ADSL
5 4 (40.00%) WAN
5 4 (40.00%) RIP
5 4 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (40.00%) Network Management
6 3 (30.00%) RSA SecurID
6 3 (30.00%) Nessus
6 3 (30.00%) SSH
6 3 (30.00%) Network Design
6 3 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (30.00%) iSCSI

WhatsUp Gold
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 3 (30.00%) MS Office
1 3 (30.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco ASA
1 7 (70.00%) IPsec
1 7 (70.00%) MPLS
2 6 (60.00%) EIGRP
2 6 (60.00%) OSPF
2 6 (60.00%) SNMP
3 5 (50.00%) Firewall
4 4 (40.00%) ADSL
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (40.00%) ICMP
4 4 (40.00%) RIP
4 4 (40.00%) VPN
4 4 (40.00%) WAN
5 3 (30.00%) 802.11
5 3 (30.00%) BGP
5 3 (30.00%) iSCSI
5 3 (30.00%) L2TP
5 3 (30.00%) NAS
5 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (30.00%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Network Support
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Support
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Network Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Network Support Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Wireless Network Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Wireless Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) 802.1X
2 3 (30.00%) COM
3 2 (20.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (30.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 3 (30.00%) RSA SecurID
2 2 (20.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) FreeBSD
1 2 (20.00%) Unix
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Network Management
2 3 (30.00%) Change Control
2 3 (30.00%) DDoS Mitigation
2 3 (30.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 3 (30.00%) Network Design
2 3 (30.00%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (30.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) High Availability
3 1 (10.00%) Investment Management
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (10.00%) Statistics
3 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (40.00%) CCNP
3 3 (30.00%) CCIE
3 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) CCDP
4 2 (20.00%) CCNA
4 2 (20.00%) CCSA
5 1 (10.00%) CCENT
5 1 (10.00%) CISSP
5 1 (10.00%) CLAS
5 1 (10.00%) Degree
5 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) JNCIA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (30.00%) Forefront TMG
1 3 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (30.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Nessus
1 3 (30.00%) Pingdom
2 1 (10.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (10.00%) WMI
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (40.00%) HP
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) BT
3 3 (30.00%) Splunk
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Aruba
4 1 (10.00%) Avaya
4 1 (10.00%) Bloomberg
4 1 (10.00%) Charles River
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) Clearswift
4 1 (10.00%) F5
4 1 (10.00%) Juniper
4 1 (10.00%) Nokia
4 1 (10.00%) Progress
4 1 (10.00%) Radianz
4 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds