The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SolarWinds products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolarWinds over the 3 months to 27 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 64 - 47
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 6 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.68% - 0.58%
As % of the Vendors category 2.13% - 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£360 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.06% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +200.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Vendors Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
282 326 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 31.97% 39.28% 39.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 214 122
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £295 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 11
Average hourly rate £20.75 £17.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.28% +27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £11.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.90 £27.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

SolarWinds
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

SolarWinds Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

SolarWinds
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

SolarWinds Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

SolarWinds
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SolarWinds across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

SolarWinds Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 8 (88.89%) Cisco
1 8 (88.89%) Firewall
2 5 (55.56%) VPN
2 5 (55.56%) Network Load Balancing
2 5 (55.56%) IronPort
2 5 (55.56%) IP Telephony
2 5 (55.56%) Blue Coat
2 5 (55.56%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (55.56%) Wireless
2 5 (55.56%) IBM
2 5 (55.56%) HP
2 5 (55.56%) CiscoWorks
2 5 (55.56%) CA
2 5 (55.56%) Nokia
2 5 (55.56%) CheckPoint
2 5 (55.56%) MPLS
2 5 (55.56%) OSPF
2 5 (55.56%) BGP
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (55.56%) Network Management
2 5 (55.56%) Unified Communications
2 5 (55.56%) FWSM
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco IPT
2 5 (55.56%) Spanning Tree
2 5 (55.56%) Data Centre
3 3 (33.33%) Network Security
3 3 (33.33%) Computer Security
3 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) Firewall
2 5 (55.56%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (55.56%) Wireless
2 5 (55.56%) IP Telephony
2 5 (55.56%) VPN
2 5 (55.56%) MPLS
2 5 (55.56%) OSPF
2 5 (55.56%) BGP
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (55.56%) Unified Communications
2 5 (55.56%) FWSM
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (55.56%) Spanning Tree
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco IPT
3 3 (33.33%) Network Security
3 3 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 3 (33.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Analyst
1 8 (88.89%) Network Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Senior Network Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Network Security Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Security Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Network Load Balancing
1 5 (55.56%) Network Management
2 3 (33.33%) SIEM
2 3 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (33.33%) Computer Security
2 3 (33.33%) Web Design
2 3 (33.33%) Computer Forensics
2 3 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
1 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) IBM
2 5 (55.56%) HP
2 5 (55.56%) CA
2 5 (55.56%) Nokia
2 5 (55.56%) CheckPoint
2 5 (55.56%) Blue Coat
2 5 (55.56%) IronPort
3 3 (33.33%) ArcSight
3 3 (33.33%) Juniper