Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 880 867 872
Rank change year-on-year -13 +5 -22
Contract jobs citing WhatsUp Gold 16 19 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.018% 0.019%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.14% 0.16% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 12
UK median daily rate £325 £344 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +5.77% -6.74%
10th Percentile £269 £231 £263
90th Percentile £416 £419 £366
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% -6.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
UK median hourly rate £46.89 £35.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.09% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.50 -

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

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 11655 11610 9836
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.31% 11.06% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7885 7436 6009
UK median daily rate £475 £445 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% +11.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £231
90th Percentile £625 £588 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 287 269 337
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.73 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.58% +8.93% -3.43%
10th Percentile £10.97 £12.50 £11.10
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.28 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £19.03
% change year-on-year -25.58% +12.98% -5.13%

WhatsUp Gold
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing WhatsUp Gold as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WhatsUp Gold over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 9 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
UK excluding London +31 13 £325 -3.70%
England -19 7 £381 +10.91%
Wales - 7 £325 -
South East -1 2 - -
East of England -5 2 - -
South West -3 1 - -
London -12 1 £450 -
East Midlands - 1 £313 -
Midlands - 1 £313 -

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 (62.50%) Cisco
2 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 9 (56.25%) HP
2 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
3 8 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 7 (43.75%) Network Management
4 7 (43.75%) SQL
4 7 (43.75%) Firewall
5 6 (37.50%) Unified Process
5 6 (37.50%) Project Management
5 6 (37.50%) Configuration Management
5 6 (37.50%) BMC
5 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (37.50%) PRINCE2
5 6 (37.50%) RUP
5 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
5 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (37.50%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (37.50%) Defect Management
5 6 (37.50%) Test Management
5 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
5 6 (37.50%) VLAN
5 6 (37.50%) Romanian Language
5 6 (37.50%) Wireless
5 6 (37.50%) Software Engineering
6 5 (31.25%) Software Testing
6 5 (31.25%) F5
6 5 (31.25%) LAN
6 5 (31.25%) Oracle
6 5 (31.25%) ISEB

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 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) Firewall
2 6 (37.50%) VLAN
2 6 (37.50%) Wireless
3 5 (31.25%) LAN
3 5 (31.25%) WAN
4 4 (25.00%) VPN
5 3 (18.75%) EIGRP
5 3 (18.75%) IPsec
5 3 (18.75%) MPLS
5 3 (18.75%) Multicast
5 3 (18.75%) Network Security
5 3 (18.75%) OSPF
5 3 (18.75%) RIP
5 3 (18.75%) SNMP
6 2 (12.50%) BIG-IP
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (12.50%) IGMP
6 2 (12.50%) NAS
6 2 (12.50%) PuTTY
6 2 (12.50%) SSH
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (37.50%) Romanian Language
2 2 (12.50%) Military
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) Test Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) IP Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) IP Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Network Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Network Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Network Support
3 2 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Network Systems Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Rendezvous
2 1 (6.25%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) e-Health
2 2 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (12.50%) PKI
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) FreeBSD
1 2 (12.50%) Unix
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Network Management
2 6 (37.50%) Configuration Management
2 6 (37.50%) Defect Management
2 6 (37.50%) Performance Monitoring
2 6 (37.50%) PRINCE2
2 6 (37.50%) Project Management
2 6 (37.50%) RUP
2 6 (37.50%) Software Engineering
2 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 6 (37.50%) Test Management
2 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 6 (37.50%) Unified Process
3 5 (31.25%) Software Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Network Design
4 4 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (18.75%) Change Control
6 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (12.50%) Information Assurance
7 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (6.25%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 8 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (31.25%) ISEB
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (18.75%) CCNA
5 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
6 2 (12.50%) CCSA
7 1 (6.25%) JNCIA
7 1 (6.25%) JNCIE
7 1 (6.25%) JNCIP
7 1 (6.25%) JNCIS
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) NFS
2 2 (12.50%) ProxySG
2 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (12.50%) Nessus
4 1 (6.25%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Cisco
2 9 (56.25%) HP
2 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
3 6 (37.50%) BMC
4 5 (31.25%) F5
4 5 (31.25%) Oracle
5 4 (25.00%) Blue Coat
5 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (25.00%) SolarWinds
6 3 (18.75%) Juniper
6 3 (18.75%) Palo Alto
7 2 (12.50%) Aruba
7 2 (12.50%) BT
7 2 (12.50%) IronPort
7 2 (12.50%) Thales
7 2 (12.50%) VMware
8 1 (6.25%) Brocade
8 1 (6.25%) Fortinet
8 1 (6.25%) RightFax
8 1 (6.25%) Riverbed