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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SolarWinds
Rank 118 116 125
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 5 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.20% 0.38% 0.30%
As % of the Vendors category 0.40% 0.79% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 3
Average daily rate - £444 £505
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £388 £290
% change year-on-year
-12.25% +33.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £63.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £23.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+86.95% +22.66%
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
1250 1261 1273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 49.19% 47.64% 48.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 608 613
Average daily rate £380 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 31 63
Average hourly rate £27.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £42.50 £28.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Reading -12 3 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
SolarWinds
South East

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (50.00%) WAN
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
1 3 (50.00%) Wireless
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) Network Management
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) Riverbed
2 2 (33.33%) OPNET
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Network Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Blue Coat
2 2 (33.33%) Network Design
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) OSPF
3 1 (16.67%) BGP
3 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) VPN

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
1 3 (50.00%) WAN
1 3 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (16.67%) BGP
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
2 1 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (16.67%) IPsec
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) OSPF
2 1 (16.67%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) VLAN
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Designer
1 2 (33.33%) Network Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Support
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Coordinator
2 1 (16.67%) Data Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Data Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Voice Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Voice Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Voice Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Capacity Management
1 2 (33.33%) Change Management
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
1 2 (33.33%) Network Architecture
1 2 (33.33%) Network Design
1 2 (33.33%) Network Management
1 2 (33.33%) Process Improvement
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Data Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) OPNET
2 1 (16.67%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (16.67%) HP SIM
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) SCOM
2 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Blue Coat
2 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Riverbed
3 1 (16.67%) ArcSight
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) Lumension