The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SolarWinds products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolarWinds over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SolarWinds
Rank 55 - 33
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.24% - 0.41%
As % of the Vendors category 0.62% - 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £381 £295
% change year-on-year
-12.78% +29.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £23.25 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+84.94% +24.00%
SolarWinds
South Wales

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

Vendors Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
162 162 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 38.21% 52.09% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 130 75
Average daily rate £325 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £17.13 £11.00 £53.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.68% -79.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.83 £11.00 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.43 £11.00 £90.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

SolarWinds
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

SolarWinds Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

SolarWinds
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

SolarWinds Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

SolarWinds
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

SolarWinds Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 (100.00%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Management
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (66.67%) ServiceNow
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (66.67%) BMC
2 2 (66.67%) CA
2 2 (66.67%) Remedy
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) CCDP
3 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (33.33%) Network Design
3 1 (33.33%) Statistics

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
1 1 (33.33%) VoIP
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) IT Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Transition Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity and Performance Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Network Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Project Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Management
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Monitoring
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Network Design
2 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCDP
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) BMC
2 2 (66.67%) CA
2 2 (66.67%) Remedy
2 2 (66.67%) ServiceNow
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco