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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolarWinds over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 117 - 126
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.12% - 0.041%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% - 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£298 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £314
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +27.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +205.08%
SolarWinds
South East

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
1323 1177 1178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 51.56% 46.99% 48.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 669 516 442
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 35 48
Average hourly rate £21.55 £18.68 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.36% -20.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £31.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.25%

SolarWinds
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidenhead - 3 £298 - 1
SolarWinds
South East

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) DNS
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
1 6 (100.00%) VLAN
1 6 (100.00%) SCCM
1 6 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 6 (100.00%) vSphere
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) HP
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) SAN
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (83.33%) MCSE
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) VBScript
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (50.00%) LAN
3 3 (50.00%) WAN
3 3 (50.00%) DHCP
3 3 (50.00%) SNMP
3 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (50.00%) VPN
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Symantec

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (50.00%) Lync
1 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) VLAN
1 6 (100.00%) DNS
2 5 (83.33%) SAN
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (50.00%) Structured Cabling
3 3 (50.00%) LAN
3 3 (50.00%) WAN
3 3 (50.00%) DHCP
3 3 (50.00%) SNMP
3 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (50.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Subversion
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Technical Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Thin Client
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 2 (33.33%) Fat Client
1 2 (33.33%) EMC VNX
2 1 (16.67%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 3 (50.00%) Software Deployment
1 3 (50.00%) Malware Detection\Protection
2 2 (33.33%) Patch Management
2 2 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (33.33%) Line Management
2 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (33.33%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (50.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) MCSE
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) MCITP
2 3 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (100.00%) vSphere
2 3 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (50.00%) XenApp
2 3 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 3 (50.00%) Samba
2 3 (50.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (33.33%) Terminal Services
3 2 (33.33%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (100.00%) SCCM
2 3 (50.00%) HP SIM
2 3 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (50.00%) NetBackup
3 2 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) HP
3 3 (50.00%) EMC
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Brocade
3 3 (50.00%) ProCurve
3 3 (50.00%) 3PAR
3 3 (50.00%) Symantec
3 3 (50.00%) McAfee
4 2 (33.33%) Websense
4 2 (33.33%) Citrix