The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SolarWinds products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolarWinds over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SolarWinds
South East / Berkshire
Rank 102 114 109
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -5
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 7 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.36% 0.12% 0.48%
As % of the Vendors category 0.70% 0.24% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 10
Median daily rate £269 - £394
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 - £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £63.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.69% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £44.00 £40.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +9.31%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Vendors Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1006 1225 1206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 51.30% 49.70% 48.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 580 621
Median daily rate £425 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 73 24
Median hourly rate £30.00 £27.00 £17.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +57.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +34.32%

SolarWinds
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing SolarWinds as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

SolarWinds Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

SolarWinds
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

SolarWinds Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

SolarWinds
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SolarWinds across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

SolarWinds Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

SolarWinds
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds across the Berkshire region.

SolarWinds Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

SolarWinds
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 January 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
Reading +16 7 £269 - 1
SolarWinds
South East

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 6 (60.00%) Cisco
1 6 (60.00%) Network Monitoring
2 5 (50.00%) Network Management
2 5 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (40.00%) CCNA
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (40.00%) WAN
3 4 (40.00%) SNMP
3 4 (40.00%) MRTG
3 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (30.00%) Palo Alto
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco Wireless
4 3 (30.00%) NetScaler
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (30.00%) Process Improvement
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (30.00%) Change Management
4 3 (30.00%) Riverbed
4 3 (30.00%) Blue Coat
4 3 (30.00%) ProxySG
4 3 (30.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (30.00%) CMDB
4 3 (30.00%) VPN
4 3 (30.00%) LAN
4 3 (30.00%) Juniper
4 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (30.00%) Wireless
4 3 (30.00%) OPNET
4 3 (30.00%) Citrix
4 3 (30.00%) Project Management

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (40.00%) MRTG
2 4 (40.00%) SNMP
2 4 (40.00%) WAN
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco Wireless
3 3 (30.00%) LAN
3 3 (30.00%) NetScaler
3 3 (30.00%) VPN
3 3 (30.00%) Wireless
4 2 (20.00%) ICMP
4 2 (20.00%) Junos
5 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
5 1 (10.00%) MPLS
5 1 (10.00%) Network Security
5 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
5 1 (10.00%) VLAN
5 1 (10.00%) VoIP
5 1 (10.00%) Wireshark
General
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Network Engineer
1 6 (60.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Network Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Data Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Network Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Network Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Voice Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (30.00%) CMDB
3 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (20.00%) Statistics
4 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (10.00%) Streaming Video
4 1 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Network Monitoring
2 5 (50.00%) Network Management
3 3 (30.00%) Change Management
3 3 (30.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (30.00%) Process Improvement
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Change Control
5 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (10.00%) Dashboard Development
5 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (10.00%) Network Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) CCNA
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) JNCIA
3 1 (10.00%) CCIE
3 1 (10.00%) CCNP
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) HNC
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) OPNET
2 2 (20.00%) Nagios
2 2 (20.00%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) Blue Coat
2 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (30.00%) Citrix
2 3 (30.00%) Juniper
2 3 (30.00%) Palo Alto
2 3 (30.00%) Riverbed
3 2 (20.00%) Aruba
3 2 (20.00%) Avaya
3 2 (20.00%) Clearswift
3 2 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Ipanema Technologies