The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SolarWinds products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolarWinds over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SolarWinds
Rank 462 469 463
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 140 122 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.26% 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 0.69% 0.57% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 88 56
Average daily rate £350 £400 £307
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +30.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £525 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £381 £290
% change year-on-year
-10.81% +31.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 12
Average hourly rate £50.00 £21.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+132.55% +14.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £17.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £44.60 £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £23.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+86.95% +22.66%
SolarWinds
UK

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

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
20185 21463 20154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 42.77% 45.74% 45.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12222 12712 11398
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 813 916 900
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.43 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% +5.45%

SolarWinds
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

SolarWinds Jobs Demand Trend in England

SolarWinds
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

SolarWinds Daily Rate Trend in England

SolarWinds
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SolarWinds across the England region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

SolarWinds Daily Rate Histogram in England

SolarWinds
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

SolarWinds Hourly Rate Trend in England

SolarWinds
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SolarWinds across the England region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

SolarWinds Hourly Rate Histogram in England

SolarWinds
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 8 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
London +21 64 £375 -11.76% 20
South East +9 38 £330 -8.96% 11
South West +14 18 £333 -11.33% 2
Yorkshire -9 7 £350 +12.90% 5
North West -20 6 £255 -43.33% 2
East Midlands -14 4 £300 -2.43% 3
East of England +2 3 £388 +3.33% 1
SolarWinds
UK

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 187 (64.04%) Cisco
2 120 (41.10%) Firewall
3 91 (31.16%) WAN
4 90 (30.82%) Cisco Certification
5 87 (29.79%) Windows
6 83 (28.42%) VMware
7 81 (27.74%) ITIL
8 69 (23.63%) HP
8 69 (23.63%) Microsoft
9 67 (22.95%) LAN
10 66 (22.60%) Cisco Nexus
11 64 (21.92%) CCNP
12 62 (21.23%) DNS
12 62 (21.23%) Wireless
13 60 (20.55%) Data Centre
14 58 (19.86%) Cisco ASA
15 55 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
15 55 (18.84%) Active Directory
16 54 (18.49%) VPN
17 52 (17.81%) DHCP
18 51 (17.47%) BGP
19 48 (16.44%) Juniper
19 48 (16.44%) OSPF
19 48 (16.44%) Security Cleared
20 44 (15.07%) CheckPoint
20 44 (15.07%) Linux
21 43 (14.73%) Windows Server 2012
22 41 (14.04%) Windows Server
22 41 (14.04%) CCNA
22 41 (14.04%) Finance

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 30 (10.27%) MS Exchange
2 26 (8.90%) SharePoint
3 17 (5.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (3.42%) Skype for Business
6 9 (3.08%) Apache
7 8 (2.74%) IIS
8 6 (2.05%) Confluence
9 5 (1.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 38 (13.01%) MS Excel
2 18 (6.16%) MS Visio
3 16 (5.48%) MS Office
4 7 (2.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.71%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.71%) Office 365
3 4 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (1.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 120 (41.10%) Firewall
2 91 (31.16%) WAN
3 67 (22.95%) LAN
4 66 (22.60%) Cisco Nexus
5 62 (21.23%) DNS
5 62 (21.23%) Wireless
6 58 (19.86%) Cisco ASA
7 54 (18.49%) VPN
8 52 (17.81%) DHCP
9 51 (17.47%) BGP
10 48 (16.44%) OSPF
11 38 (13.01%) VoIP
12 37 (12.67%) MPLS
13 35 (11.99%) EIGRP
14 34 (11.64%) TCP/IP
15 33 (11.30%) Network Security
16 31 (10.62%) SAN
17 24 (8.22%) VLAN
18 21 (7.19%) Cisco Wireless
18 21 (7.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.56%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.77%) MySQL
3 10 (3.42%) Oracle Database
3 10 (3.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.71%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (1.37%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.68%) Informix
7 2 (0.68%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.68%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.68%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.68%) Redis
8 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (3.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (2.74%) JIRA
3 7 (2.40%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.71%) InstallShield
5 3 (1.03%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.68%) Hudson
6 2 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.68%) Subversion
7 1 (0.34%) Metasploit
General
1 41 (14.04%) Finance
2 15 (5.14%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.77%) Front Office
4 10 (3.42%) Law
5 6 (2.05%) Banking
5 6 (2.05%) Legal
5 6 (2.05%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.05%) Retail
6 5 (1.71%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.03%) Billing
7 3 (1.03%) Games
7 3 (1.03%) Publishing
8 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.34%) Automotive
9 1 (0.34%) Military
9 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 95 (32.53%) Network Engineer
2 39 (13.36%) Cisco Engineer
3 37 (12.67%) Analyst
4 32 (10.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 31 (10.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 27 (9.25%) Senior Network Engineer
7 19 (6.51%) Architect
8 17 (5.82%) 3rd Line Support
9 16 (5.48%) Support Engineer
10 14 (4.79%) Network Analyst
10 14 (4.79%) Network Architect
11 13 (4.45%) IT Engineer
12 11 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 11 (3.77%) Security Engineer
13 10 (3.42%) Firewall Engineer
13 10 (3.42%) Voice Engineer
14 9 (3.08%) Linux Specialist
14 9 (3.08%) Network Security Engineer
14 9 (3.08%) VMware Engineer
15 8 (2.74%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.77%) Middleware
2 5 (1.71%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.71%) Software Packaging
3 4 (1.37%) Web Services
4 3 (1.03%) WAP
5 2 (0.68%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (0.68%) CSS
5 2 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.34%) .NET
6 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.34%) HTML
6 1 (0.34%) JDBC
6 1 (0.34%) OLE
6 1 (0.34%) OLE DB
6 1 (0.34%) REST
6 1 (0.34%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 60 (20.55%) Data Centre
2 30 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.14%) Computer Science
4 14 (4.79%) Video Conferencing
5 10 (3.42%) Replication
6 9 (3.08%) Clustering
6 9 (3.08%) EMC VNX
6 9 (3.08%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.74%) Mobile Computing
8 5 (1.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (1.37%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.37%) Life Science
9 4 (1.37%) New Media
9 4 (1.37%) NHS
9 4 (1.37%) Wiki
10 3 (1.03%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.03%) e-Health
10 3 (1.03%) PKI
11 2 (0.68%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.68%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 87 (29.79%) Windows
2 44 (15.07%) Linux
3 43 (14.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (14.04%) Windows Server
5 35 (11.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (7.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (6.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (4.79%) Windows 7
9 12 (4.11%) Unix
10 10 (3.42%) Solaris
11 6 (2.05%) Android
11 6 (2.05%) SUSE
12 5 (1.71%) CatOS
13 2 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.68%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (27.74%) ITIL
2 34 (11.64%) Network Management
3 29 (9.93%) Migration
4 23 (7.88%) Network Monitoring
5 22 (7.53%) Project Management
6 21 (7.19%) Configuration Management
6 21 (7.19%) Load Balancing
7 19 (6.51%) Network Design
8 16 (5.48%) Change Management
9 15 (5.14%) Network Architecture
9 15 (5.14%) Service Management
10 14 (4.79%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (3.77%) ITIL V3
11 11 (3.77%) WAN Optimisation
12 10 (3.42%) PRINCE2
13 9 (3.08%) Information Security
13 9 (3.08%) Patch Management
14 8 (2.74%) Capacity Planning
14 8 (2.74%) Low Latency
14 8 (2.74%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 35 (11.99%) SQL
2 19 (6.51%) Bash Shell
3 18 (6.16%) PowerShell
4 11 (3.77%) Shell Script
5 10 (3.42%) Perl
6 9 (3.08%) VBA
7 8 (2.74%) Python
8 6 (2.05%) Java
9 5 (1.71%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.71%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.37%) VB
11 3 (1.03%) PHP
12 2 (0.68%) C
12 2 (0.68%) Tcl
12 2 (0.68%) VBScript
13 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 90 (30.82%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (21.92%) CCNP
3 48 (16.44%) Security Cleared
4 41 (14.04%) CCNA
5 36 (12.33%) SC Cleared
6 21 (7.19%) Degree
7 18 (6.16%) MCSE
7 18 (6.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (4.79%) CCIE
8 14 (4.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (3.77%) MCITP
9 11 (3.77%) RHCE
10 10 (3.42%) RHCSA
11 8 (2.74%) CCDP
11 8 (2.74%) JNCIA
11 8 (2.74%) JNCIP
12 7 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (2.05%) CCDA
13 6 (2.05%) CISSP
13 6 (2.05%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.14%) PCI DSS
2 7 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.40%) SLA
3 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 55 (18.84%) Active Directory
1 55 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (5.82%) vSphere
3 9 (3.08%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 9 (3.08%) XenApp
4 8 (2.74%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.74%) VMware ESX
5 7 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.71%) DFS Replication
6 5 (1.71%) Squid
6 5 (1.71%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.37%) Firmware
8 3 (1.03%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.68%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.68%) vCloud
9 2 (0.68%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.68%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.34%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.34%) Snort
Systems Management
1 36 (12.33%) SolarWinds Orion
2 27 (9.25%) SCOM
3 18 (6.16%) Nagios
3 18 (6.16%) NetBackup
4 16 (5.48%) CiscoWorks
4 16 (5.48%) WSUS
5 15 (5.14%) SCCM
6 14 (4.79%) McAfee ePO
7 10 (3.42%) Cisco CUCM
8 9 (3.08%) FortiGate
8 9 (3.08%) Netcool
9 8 (2.74%) Ansible
9 8 (2.74%) Cobbler
10 7 (2.40%) Cacti
10 7 (2.40%) HP SIM
10 7 (2.40%) Puppet
10 7 (2.40%) WhatsUp Gold
11 6 (2.05%) Backup Exec
12 5 (1.71%) EMC NetWorker
12 5 (1.71%) OPNET
Vendors
1 187 (64.04%) Cisco
2 83 (28.42%) VMware
3 69 (23.63%) HP
3 69 (23.63%) Microsoft
4 48 (16.44%) Juniper
5 44 (15.07%) CheckPoint
6 36 (12.33%) EMC
7 30 (10.27%) Palo Alto
8 28 (9.59%) Red Hat
9 27 (9.25%) Riverbed
10 25 (8.56%) F5
11 24 (8.22%) Splunk
12 22 (7.53%) Intel Security
13 21 (7.19%) IBM
14 17 (5.82%) Avaya
14 17 (5.82%) Citrix
15 16 (5.48%) Oracle
16 15 (5.14%) Blue Coat
17 14 (4.79%) Aruba
18 13 (4.45%) CA
City, London
Dome Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £400 - 460 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
South West London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Posted: 19 days ago
Oxford
Spectrum IT
Rate: £29000 - £39000 per annum + 9mth FTC
Posted: 20 days ago