The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Bedfordshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds
Rank 44 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.23% 1.05% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.51% 2.20% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £188 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £350 £283
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +23.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £29.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-40.17% +67.14%
Vendors Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
198 91 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 45.00% 47.64% 37.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 56 50
Average daily rate £400 £325 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -12.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £168 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £19.30 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
SolarWinds
East of England

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
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 1 - -
SolarWinds
East of England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) MS Project
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Change Management
2 2 (66.67%) Altiris
2 2 (66.67%) Project Planning
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) SIEM
3 1 (33.33%) Business Transformation
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) VLAN
3 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Project
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) MPLS
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) DMZ
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Project Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Network Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) Project Planning
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 2 (66.67%) SIEM
2 1 (33.33%) Business Transformation
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) PMP
1 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Altiris
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft