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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 120 122 118
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 3 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.11% 0.26% 0.040%
As % of the Vendors category 0.22% 0.51% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
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£425 - £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £344 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £31.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +78.57%
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
1374 1362 1205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 48.60% 50.06% 48.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 646 453
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £190 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 60 71
Average hourly rate £18.55 £17.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £11.25 £12.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £33.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 April 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
Slough - 3 £425 - 1
SolarWinds
South East

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 14 (93.33%) Cisco
2 9 (60.00%) Lync
3 7 (46.67%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (40.00%) Riverbed
4 6 (40.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (40.00%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (33.33%) Change Management
6 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
6 4 (26.67%) Citrix
6 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
6 4 (26.67%) VPN
6 4 (26.67%) WAN
6 4 (26.67%) Windows
6 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
6 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (26.67%) VLAN
6 4 (26.67%) VMware
6 4 (26.67%) Network Design
6 4 (26.67%) Structured Cabling
6 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (26.67%) Infoblox
6 4 (26.67%) Tufin
6 4 (26.67%) Network Architecture
6 4 (26.67%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (20.00%) 3PAR
7 3 (20.00%) vSphere
7 3 (20.00%) Fibre Channel

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 9 (60.00%) Lync
2 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
3 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (26.67%) VLAN
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (26.67%) Structured Cabling
2 4 (26.67%) WAN
2 4 (26.67%) VPN
3 3 (20.00%) DNS
3 3 (20.00%) SAN
3 3 (20.00%) Firewall
3 3 (20.00%) DHCP
3 3 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (20.00%) LAN
3 3 (20.00%) SNMP
4 1 (6.67%) xDSL
4 1 (6.67%) MRTG
4 1 (6.67%) PPP
4 1 (6.67%) ATM
4 1 (6.67%) ISDN
4 1 (6.67%) FDDI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Network Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Design Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco Solutions Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Cisco Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Cisco Solutions Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Network Design Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Network Design Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Design Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Statistics
2 1 (6.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
1 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Change Management
2 4 (26.67%) Network Design
2 4 (26.67%) Network Architecture
3 2 (13.33%) Network Management
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) MCSE
1 2 (13.33%) MCSA
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (26.67%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (20.00%) XenApp
2 3 (20.00%) XenDesktop
2 3 (20.00%) vSphere
2 3 (20.00%) Samba
3 1 (6.67%) vCloud
3 1 (6.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (20.00%) SCCM
3 1 (6.67%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (6.67%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) Riverbed
3 4 (26.67%) Infoblox
3 4 (26.67%) Tufin
3 4 (26.67%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) Citrix
3 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
4 3 (20.00%) HP
4 3 (20.00%) BT
4 3 (20.00%) Blue Coat
4 3 (20.00%) Brocade
4 3 (20.00%) ProCurve
4 3 (20.00%) 3PAR
5 1 (6.67%) Remedy
5 1 (6.67%) NetApp
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft