The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SolarWinds products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolarWinds over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SolarWinds
Rank 116 116 136
Rank change year-on-year
0 +20
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 8 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.32% 0.64% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.68% 1.28% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 1
Average daily rate £325 £225 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -40.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £23.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £33.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-32.57% +5.60%
SolarWinds
England

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

Vendors Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1185 1323 1450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 46.71% 49.68% 47.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 701 720
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £190 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £547 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 113 89
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

SolarWinds
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

SolarWinds Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

SolarWinds
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

SolarWinds Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

SolarWinds
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SolarWinds across the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

SolarWinds Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

SolarWinds
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

SolarWinds Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

SolarWinds
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Cambridgeshire +13 5 £325 +44.44% 1
Hertfordshire +5 2 £425 -4.49%
Suffolk +3 1 £250 -
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (72.73%) Splunk
2 7 (63.64%) Unix
2 7 (63.64%) Linux
2 7 (63.64%) Firewall
3 6 (54.55%) Oracle
3 6 (54.55%) Solaris
3 6 (54.55%) Red Hat
3 6 (54.55%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (45.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (45.45%) Open Source
4 5 (45.45%) OSSEC
4 5 (45.45%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (45.45%) iptables
4 5 (45.45%) Shell Script
4 5 (45.45%) ITIL
4 5 (45.45%) SQL
4 5 (45.45%) Cisco
4 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (45.45%) Load Balancing
4 5 (45.45%) Configuration Management
5 4 (36.36%) JIRA
5 4 (36.36%) TippingPoint
5 4 (36.36%) Incident Management
5 4 (36.36%) PL/SQL
5 4 (36.36%) Windows
5 4 (36.36%) Nagios
5 4 (36.36%) SAN
5 4 (36.36%) DNS
5 4 (36.36%) HP
5 4 (36.36%) EMC

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 7 (63.64%) Firewall
2 4 (36.36%) DNS
2 4 (36.36%) SAN
3 3 (27.27%) LAN
3 3 (27.27%) Wireless
3 3 (27.27%) Wireshark
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (18.18%) SSL
4 2 (18.18%) VLAN
4 2 (18.18%) WAN
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (9.09%) H.323
5 1 (9.09%) Network Security
5 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 1 (9.09%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (18.18%) Banking
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Administrator
2 4 (36.36%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (36.36%) Unix Administrator
2 4 (36.36%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 3 (27.27%) Network Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (9.09%) Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco Voice Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Designer
5 1 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (9.09%) Network Designer
5 1 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Security Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Security Operations Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Solaris Administrator
5 1 (9.09%) Systems Designer
5 1 (9.09%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (9.09%) Voice Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Linux
1 7 (63.64%) Unix
2 6 (54.55%) Solaris
3 5 (45.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (36.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Configuration Management
2 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 5 (45.45%) Kalman Filter
2 5 (45.45%) Load Balancing
2 5 (45.45%) Open Source
3 4 (36.36%) Change Control
3 4 (36.36%) High Availability
3 4 (36.36%) Incident Management
4 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
4 1 (9.09%) Information Security
4 1 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (9.09%) Security Operations
4 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Shell Script
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) CCNA
1 1 (9.09%) CEH
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (9.09%) CISM
1 1 (9.09%) CISSP
1 1 (9.09%) MCSE
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (9.09%) RHCE
1 1 (9.09%) SANS
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) iptables
2 4 (36.36%) Postfix
2 4 (36.36%) Sendmail
2 4 (36.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) OSSEC
2 4 (36.36%) Cobbler
2 4 (36.36%) Nagios
2 4 (36.36%) Puppet
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (9.09%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (9.09%) Nessus
3 1 (9.09%) QRadar
3 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (9.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Splunk
2 6 (54.55%) Oracle
2 6 (54.55%) Red Hat
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco
4 4 (36.36%) EMC
4 4 (36.36%) HP
4 4 (36.36%) LogRhythm
4 4 (36.36%) ServiceNow
4 4 (36.36%) TippingPoint
5 2 (18.18%) F5
5 2 (18.18%) Palo Alto
6 1 (9.09%) ArcSight
6 1 (9.09%) IBM
6 1 (9.09%) Juniper
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 1 (9.09%) Polycom
6 1 (9.09%) Remedy
6 1 (9.09%) Symantec
6 1 (9.09%) Verint