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 27 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds
Rank 410 461 446
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -15
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 167 107 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 0.72% 0.50% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 57 51
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£350 £333 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £145 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 11
Average hourly rate £37.50 £17.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+117.39% -54.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £12.00 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £23.75 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £18.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+140.00% -50.00%
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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 England region.

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
23229 21548 22046
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.68% 46.16% 47.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13994 12580 11729
Average daily rate £388 £395 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1161 1077 1285
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £36.99 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 November 2014.

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 27 November 2014.

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 27 November 2014. 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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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 +11 71 £363 +22.88% 17
South East -7 24 £350 -26.31% 12
West Midlands -10 22 £625 +58.22% 4
North West +6 17 £360 +30.90% 2
East Midlands - 10 £391 - 3
East of England -11 9 £424 +27.44% 3
South West -30 9 £225 - 1
Yorkshire -14 3 £238 -4.52% 2
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SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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.

1 166 (56.27%) Cisco
2 138 (46.78%) Firewall
3 134 (45.42%) Windows
4 98 (33.22%) WAN
5 96 (32.54%) Active Directory
6 89 (30.17%) VMware
7 86 (29.15%) Cisco Certification
8 83 (28.14%) Microsoft
9 79 (26.78%) LAN
10 77 (26.10%) ITIL
11 71 (24.07%) HP
12 67 (22.71%) Network Monitoring
13 66 (22.37%) Windows Server 2008
14 64 (21.69%) CCNP
15 61 (20.68%) MS Exchange
16 60 (20.34%) F5
17 56 (18.98%) CheckPoint
18 55 (18.64%) SAN
19 52 (17.63%) OSPF
19 52 (17.63%) BGP
20 51 (17.29%) Exchange Server 2010
21 49 (16.61%) CCNA
21 49 (16.61%) VPN
22 47 (15.93%) Juniper
23 45 (15.25%) VoIP
23 45 (15.25%) Load Balancing
24 44 (14.92%) SCOM
24 44 (14.92%) DNS
25 43 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
26 41 (13.90%) Network Management

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 61 (20.68%) MS Exchange
2 51 (17.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (8.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 18 (6.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 16 (5.42%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (4.07%) Lync
7 9 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (2.71%) Tomcat
9 7 (2.37%) WebLogic
10 6 (2.03%) SharePoint
11 5 (1.69%) JBoss
12 4 (1.36%) WebSphere
13 3 (1.02%) Apache
14 2 (0.68%) SAS
15 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
15 1 (0.34%) Moodle
15 1 (0.34%) IIS
Applications
1 29 (9.83%) MS Excel
2 18 (6.10%) MS Office
3 6 (2.03%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.34%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.39%) Office 365
2 6 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.68%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 138 (46.78%) Firewall
2 98 (33.22%) WAN
3 79 (26.78%) LAN
4 55 (18.64%) SAN
5 52 (17.63%) OSPF
5 52 (17.63%) BGP
6 49 (16.61%) VPN
7 45 (15.25%) VoIP
8 44 (14.92%) DNS
9 39 (13.22%) TCP/IP
10 37 (12.54%) DHCP
10 37 (12.54%) Cisco ASA
10 37 (12.54%) Cisco Nexus
11 33 (11.19%) MPLS
12 32 (10.85%) Wireless
13 24 (8.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 23 (7.80%) Wireshark
15 22 (7.46%) Network Security
15 22 (7.46%) EIGRP
16 21 (7.12%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.69%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.36%) MySQL
4 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (1.69%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.68%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.68%) Introscope
4 1 (0.34%) Subversion
4 1 (0.34%) ProC
General
1 38 (12.88%) Finance
2 12 (4.07%) Law
3 10 (3.39%) Financial Institution
3 10 (3.39%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.05%) Banking
4 9 (3.05%) Advertising
5 6 (2.03%) Retail
5 6 (2.03%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.03%) Local Government
5 6 (2.03%) Marketing
5 6 (2.03%) Mandarin Language
5 6 (2.03%) French Language
5 6 (2.03%) Spanish Language
6 3 (1.02%) Legal
7 2 (0.68%) Back Office
8 1 (0.34%) Games
8 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 64 (21.69%) Analyst
1 64 (21.69%) Network Engineer
2 23 (7.80%) Network Analyst
3 21 (7.12%) Administrator
4 18 (6.10%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 16 (5.42%) Architect
6 15 (5.08%) 3rd Line Support
6 15 (5.08%) Network Manager
7 14 (4.75%) Network Specialist
7 14 (4.75%) Systems Engineer
7 14 (4.75%) Consultant
8 13 (4.41%) Senior Network Engineer
8 13 (4.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (4.07%) Network Administrator
9 12 (4.07%) Monitoring Specialist
10 11 (3.73%) Technical Architect
10 11 (3.73%) Support Engineer
11 10 (3.39%) Operations Analyst
11 10 (3.39%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 9 (3.05%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (8.14%) Middleware
2 12 (4.07%) CSS
3 11 (3.73%) Web Services
4 4 (1.36%) XML
5 2 (0.68%) WSDL
5 2 (0.68%) WAP
5 2 (0.68%) XSLT
5 2 (0.68%) .NET
5 2 (0.68%) SOAP
5 2 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (0.68%) OLE
5 2 (0.68%) OLE DB
5 2 (0.68%) REST
6 1 (0.34%) LAMP
6 1 (0.34%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.46%) User Experience
2 18 (6.10%) Blackberry
3 15 (5.08%) Visualisation
4 9 (3.05%) Enterprise Storage
4 9 (3.05%) Replication
5 8 (2.71%) Clustering
5 8 (2.71%) Hedge funds
6 7 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.03%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.02%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.02%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.02%) Life Science
9 3 (1.02%) CESG
10 2 (0.68%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.68%) Handset
10 2 (0.68%) AS400
10 2 (0.68%) iSeries
10 2 (0.68%) DataPower
10 2 (0.68%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 134 (45.42%) Windows
2 66 (22.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (12.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 37 (12.54%) UNIX
5 28 (9.49%) Linux
6 25 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (4.07%) Windows 7
9 9 (3.05%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.36%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.02%) AIX
12 2 (0.68%) Android
13 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.34%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.34%) SUSE
13 1 (0.34%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (26.10%) ITIL
2 67 (22.71%) Network Monitoring
3 45 (15.25%) Load Balancing
4 41 (13.90%) Network Management
5 19 (6.44%) Migration
6 14 (4.75%) Performance Tuning
6 14 (4.75%) WAN Optimisation
6 14 (4.75%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (4.75%) Network Architecture
7 12 (4.07%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (4.07%) Incident Management
8 11 (3.73%) SIEM
9 10 (3.39%) Performance Management
10 9 (3.05%) Problem Management
10 9 (3.05%) Performance Monitoring
10 9 (3.05%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (2.71%) Project Management
11 8 (2.71%) Coaching
11 8 (2.71%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (2.71%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (11.86%) SQL
2 8 (2.71%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.69%) VB
4 4 (1.36%) VBScript
4 4 (1.36%) Java
5 3 (1.02%) C
6 2 (0.68%) Python
6 2 (0.68%) Perl
7 1 (0.34%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 86 (29.15%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (21.69%) CCNP
3 49 (16.61%) CCNA
4 35 (11.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (9.15%) Security Cleared
6 24 (8.14%) MCSE
7 16 (5.42%) SC Cleared
8 13 (4.41%) CCIE
9 12 (4.07%) CCDP
9 12 (4.07%) Degree
10 10 (3.39%) MCITP
11 9 (3.05%) CCSA
11 9 (3.05%) CCVP
12 5 (1.69%) MCSA
13 3 (1.02%) MCTS
13 3 (1.02%) MCDST
13 3 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (1.02%) ACSA
13 3 (1.02%) ACSP
13 3 (1.02%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (8.47%) SLA
2 5 (1.69%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.34%) QA
System Software
1 96 (32.54%) Active Directory
2 43 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (5.76%) ISA Server
4 15 (5.08%) Hyper-V
5 12 (4.07%) Forefront TMG
5 12 (4.07%) UAG
6 10 (3.39%) XenApp
7 9 (3.05%) XenDesktop
8 7 (2.37%) VMware Server
8 7 (2.37%) vSphere
9 6 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (2.03%) DFS Replication
10 5 (1.69%) Firmware
11 4 (1.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (1.02%) vCloud
12 3 (1.02%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.68%) NFS
13 2 (0.68%) ProxySG
13 2 (0.68%) Xen
14 1 (0.34%) Snort
Systems Management
1 44 (14.92%) SCOM
2 37 (12.54%) SolarWinds Orion
3 31 (10.51%) SCCM
4 23 (7.80%) OPNET
5 18 (6.10%) Nagios
6 15 (5.08%) CiscoWorks
7 14 (4.75%) Cisco Prime
8 13 (4.41%) Cisco CUCM
9 12 (4.07%) Control-M
9 12 (4.07%) NetBackup
10 10 (3.39%) OpenView
11 9 (3.05%) FortiGate
11 9 (3.05%) MOM
12 8 (2.71%) HP SIM
13 7 (2.37%) Nessus
13 7 (2.37%) Backup Exec
14 6 (2.03%) SCSM
15 5 (1.69%) SCOrch
16 4 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
16 4 (1.36%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 166 (56.27%) Cisco
2 89 (30.17%) VMware
3 83 (28.14%) Microsoft
4 71 (24.07%) HP
5 60 (20.34%) F5
6 56 (18.98%) CheckPoint
7 47 (15.93%) Juniper
8 40 (13.56%) Riverbed
9 38 (12.88%) BMC
10 32 (10.85%) Citrix
11 26 (8.81%) Nokia
12 17 (5.76%) IBM
13 15 (5.08%) Red Hat
14 14 (4.75%) NetApp
15 13 (4.41%) Fortinet
16 12 (4.07%) Dell
16 12 (4.07%) Oracle
17 11 (3.73%) McAfee
17 11 (3.73%) EMC
18 10 (3.39%) Intel
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