The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SolarWinds products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolarWinds over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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 SolarWinds.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 39 48 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.27% 0.42% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.60% 1.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£313 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £325 £341
% change year-on-year
+2.69% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £45.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +164.70%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Vendors Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
166 200 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 44.27% 42.28% 48.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 146 65
Average daily rate £338 £360 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 3
Average hourly rate £31.25 £12.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £20.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £12.50 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

SolarWinds
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

SolarWinds Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

SolarWinds
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SolarWinds across the Bedfordshire region.

SolarWinds Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

SolarWinds
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing SolarWinds also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SolarWinds.

1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) SSL
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (100.00%) F5
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing SolarWinds also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SolarWinds. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) SSL
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) F5