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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 387 447 451
Rank change year-on-year
+60 +4
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 167 101 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.35% 0.22% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.77% 0.48% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 48 37
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£400 £339 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.08% -9.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £219 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 2
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.54% -22.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £17.50 £31.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.40 £48.25 £39.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £27.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year
-15.45% -32.92%
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
21697 21002 19019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.49% 45.54% 46.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 12640 11746 10308
Average daily rate £400 £393 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £221 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 895 927 1159
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.95
% change year-on-year
- -7.65%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015. 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
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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 +5 52 £400 +7.38% 20
South East -10 45 £375 +11.11% 15
North West -3 17 £488 +50.00% 1
West Midlands -3 16 £375 +45.63% 7
East of England +15 13 £250 -34.21% 5
South West -2 9 £400 - 3
Yorkshire -10 8 £438 - 3
East Midlands +5 5 £463 +137.17% 1
North East - 2 £400 -
SolarWinds
UK

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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.

1 229 (69.18%) Cisco
2 180 (54.38%) Firewall
3 111 (33.53%) Cisco Certification
4 108 (32.63%) Windows
5 101 (30.51%) WAN
6 94 (28.40%) CheckPoint
7 85 (25.68%) Cisco Nexus
8 84 (25.38%) Juniper
8 84 (25.38%) LAN
9 83 (25.08%) F5
10 79 (23.87%) Cisco ASA
11 78 (23.56%) BGP
12 74 (22.36%) ITIL
13 71 (21.45%) OSPF
14 69 (20.85%) CCNP
14 69 (20.85%) CCNA
15 64 (19.34%) HP
15 64 (19.34%) Load Balancing
16 63 (19.03%) Network Monitoring
17 62 (18.73%) VMware
18 59 (17.82%) MPLS
19 58 (17.52%) Active Directory
20 54 (16.31%) Microsoft
20 54 (16.31%) VPN
20 54 (16.31%) Wireless
20 54 (16.31%) Windows Server 2008
21 52 (15.71%) Network Management
22 47 (14.20%) Finance
23 45 (13.60%) SAN
24 44 (13.29%) DNS

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 32 (9.67%) MS Exchange
2 26 (7.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (5.74%) Lync
4 16 (4.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 11 (3.32%) IIS
6 8 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.91%) Apache
8 3 (0.91%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.91%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.60%) SAS
9 2 (0.60%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.60%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 17 (5.14%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.42%) MS Office
3 6 (1.81%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (3.02%) RMDS
2 4 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.72%) Office 365
2 7 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.51%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 180 (54.38%) Firewall
2 101 (30.51%) WAN
3 85 (25.68%) Cisco Nexus
4 84 (25.38%) LAN
5 79 (23.87%) Cisco ASA
6 78 (23.56%) BGP
7 71 (21.45%) OSPF
8 59 (17.82%) MPLS
9 54 (16.31%) VPN
9 54 (16.31%) Wireless
10 45 (13.60%) SAN
11 44 (13.29%) DNS
11 44 (13.29%) Network Security
12 43 (12.99%) TCP/IP
13 41 (12.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 40 (12.08%) VoIP
14 40 (12.08%) DHCP
15 39 (11.78%) EIGRP
16 31 (9.37%) Wireshark
17 25 (7.55%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (11.18%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.42%) Oracle Database
3 6 (1.81%) MySQL
4 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.30%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.60%) Introscope
2 2 (0.60%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.30%) Subversion
General
1 47 (14.20%) Finance
2 18 (5.44%) Banking
3 15 (4.53%) Investment Banking
4 12 (3.63%) Law
5 9 (2.72%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.72%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.21%) Retail
6 4 (1.21%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.91%) Local Government
8 2 (0.60%) Games
9 1 (0.30%) Marketing
9 1 (0.30%) Back Office
9 1 (0.30%) Electronics
9 1 (0.30%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 96 (29.00%) Network Engineer
2 64 (19.34%) Analyst
3 30 (9.06%) Architect
4 28 (8.46%) Network Analyst
5 26 (7.85%) Consultant
6 20 (6.04%) Network Consultant
7 19 (5.74%) Senior Network Engineer
8 18 (5.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (4.83%) Technical Architect
9 16 (4.83%) Network Security Engineer
9 16 (4.83%) Security Engineer
10 15 (4.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 14 (4.23%) Cisco Engineer
11 14 (4.23%) Security Analyst
12 13 (3.93%) Network Specialist
13 11 (3.32%) Windows Engineer
14 10 (3.02%) Senior Analyst
14 10 (3.02%) Support Engineer
14 10 (3.02%) 3rd Line Support
14 10 (3.02%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.53%) CSS
2 14 (4.23%) Middleware
3 10 (3.02%) Rendezvous
4 7 (2.11%) Web Services
5 4 (1.21%) XML
5 4 (1.21%) SOAP
5 4 (1.21%) REST
6 2 (0.60%) LAMP
6 2 (0.60%) OLE
6 2 (0.60%) OLE DB
6 2 (0.60%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.60%) WSDL
6 2 (0.60%) WAP
6 2 (0.60%) XSLT
6 2 (0.60%) .NET
6 2 (0.60%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.60%) WCF
7 1 (0.30%) XMPP
7 1 (0.30%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.30%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.04%) User Experience
2 14 (4.23%) Management Information System
2 14 (4.23%) Visualisation
3 12 (3.63%) Blackberry
4 11 (3.32%) Clustering
5 10 (3.02%) Replication
6 9 (2.72%) Enterprise Storage
7 8 (2.42%) Celerra
8 7 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (1.21%) Life Science
9 4 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.60%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.60%) Statistics
10 2 (0.60%) DataPower
10 2 (0.60%) Online Games
11 1 (0.30%) PKI
11 1 (0.30%) SecurID
11 1 (0.30%) Freedom of Information
11 1 (0.30%) CMDB
11 1 (0.30%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 108 (32.63%) Windows
2 54 (16.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (10.27%) Linux
4 28 (8.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (7.85%) UNIX
6 17 (5.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (2.72%) Solaris
8 5 (1.51%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.51%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (1.21%) CentOS
10 3 (0.91%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (0.91%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.91%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.60%) Android
11 2 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.30%) AIX
12 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.30%) SUSE
12 1 (0.30%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (22.36%) ITIL
2 64 (19.34%) Load Balancing
3 63 (19.03%) Network Monitoring
4 52 (15.71%) Network Management
5 42 (12.69%) Migration
6 31 (9.37%) Network Architecture
7 23 (6.95%) Change Management
8 22 (6.65%) Service Management
9 20 (6.04%) Incident Management
10 17 (5.14%) CRM
11 15 (4.53%) Continuous Improvement
11 15 (4.53%) E-Commerce
12 14 (4.23%) Performance Monitoring
13 13 (3.93%) Mentoring
14 12 (3.63%) Network Load Balancing
15 11 (3.32%) Network Design
15 11 (3.32%) SIEM
15 11 (3.32%) Disaster Recovery
16 10 (3.02%) Configuration Management
17 9 (2.72%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 27 (8.16%) SQL
2 14 (4.23%) Perl
2 14 (4.23%) Python
3 9 (2.72%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.21%) VB
5 3 (0.91%) VBScript
5 3 (0.91%) Java
6 2 (0.60%) C
6 2 (0.60%) PHP
6 2 (0.60%) Ruby
7 1 (0.30%) R
7 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 111 (33.53%) Cisco Certification
2 69 (20.85%) CCNP
2 69 (20.85%) CCNA
3 21 (6.34%) CCIE
4 19 (5.74%) Security Cleared
5 17 (5.14%) VCP4
6 16 (4.83%) SC Cleared
7 14 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (3.32%) MCSE
9 10 (3.02%) CISSP
10 8 (2.42%) CCDP
11 6 (1.81%) CCSA
12 5 (1.51%) MCITP
12 5 (1.51%) MCSA
13 4 (1.21%) CCVP
13 4 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (1.21%) CCSE
14 3 (0.91%) MCDST
14 3 (0.91%) MCTS
14 3 (0.91%) ACSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.34%) SLA
2 5 (1.51%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.30%) QA
System Software
1 58 (17.52%) Active Directory
2 28 (8.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (6.34%) Hyper-V
4 19 (5.74%) XenApp
5 13 (3.93%) VMware ESX
6 10 (3.02%) vSphere
7 8 (2.42%) Terminal Services
7 8 (2.42%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 7 (2.11%) Firmware
9 6 (1.81%) ISA Server
9 6 (1.81%) XenDesktop
10 5 (1.51%) ProxySG
10 5 (1.51%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (1.51%) UAG
11 4 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (1.21%) DFS Replication
12 3 (0.91%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.91%) vCloud
12 3 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.60%) Xen
Systems Management
1 41 (12.39%) SolarWinds Orion
2 24 (7.25%) SCCM
3 23 (6.95%) Cisco Prime
3 23 (6.95%) SCOM
4 21 (6.34%) OPNET
5 20 (6.04%) CiscoWorks
6 10 (3.02%) Nagios
7 9 (2.72%) Nessus
7 9 (2.72%) Cisco CUCM
7 9 (2.72%) FortiGate
7 9 (2.72%) MOM
8 8 (2.42%) HP SIM
9 7 (2.11%) SCOrch
9 7 (2.11%) OpenView
10 6 (1.81%) Backup Exec
11 5 (1.51%) SCSM
12 4 (1.21%) RANCID
12 4 (1.21%) CORE IMPACT
12 4 (1.21%) Puppet
12 4 (1.21%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 229 (69.18%) Cisco
2 94 (28.40%) CheckPoint
3 84 (25.38%) Juniper
4 83 (25.08%) F5
5 64 (19.34%) HP
6 62 (18.73%) VMware
7 54 (16.31%) Microsoft
8 39 (11.78%) Riverbed
9 36 (10.88%) Citrix
10 33 (9.97%) Blue Coat
11 30 (9.06%) BMC
12 26 (7.85%) Nokia
13 21 (6.34%) Nortel
14 20 (6.04%) Splunk
15 19 (5.74%) IBM
16 18 (5.44%) McAfee
16 18 (5.44%) Tufin
17 17 (5.14%) Infoblox
17 17 (5.14%) Fortinet
17 17 (5.14%) Oracle
Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £50.44 per hour
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £410 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Richmond, Surrey
LEXSTRA
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £475 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £370 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £55000 - £75000 per annum + benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Nakama
Rate: From £450 to £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £340 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Bedford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 14 days ago
Telford
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Leatherhead
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 days ago