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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 444 455 475
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +20
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 151 117 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.24% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 0.67% 0.53% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 69 34
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£350 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £158 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £313
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 1
Average hourly rate £41.25 £45.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +164.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +205.08%
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
22641 22172 21543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 43.94% 44.92% 46.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13646 12517 11993
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 990 998 1118
Average hourly rate £18.71 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.94% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.48 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 -20 57 £366 +33.18% 28
South East +12 35 £350 -3.44% 19
Yorkshire -3 21 £325 - 8
West Midlands +14 14 £320 - 5
East Midlands +6 7 £285 -5.00% 5
East of England 0 6 £341 -0.31% 6
South West -9 6 - - 5
North West -28 5 £300 +27.65% 5
SolarWinds
UK

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 274 (67.99%) Cisco
2 231 (57.32%) Firewall
3 133 (33.00%) Cisco ASA
4 130 (32.26%) Windows
5 121 (30.02%) CheckPoint
6 120 (29.78%) Cisco Certification
6 120 (29.78%) WAN
7 109 (27.05%) MPLS
7 109 (27.05%) BGP
8 107 (26.55%) Wireless
9 104 (25.81%) F5
10 98 (24.32%) VMware
11 97 (24.07%) ITIL
12 94 (23.33%) LAN
12 94 (23.33%) Network Security
13 92 (22.83%) Juniper
13 92 (22.83%) Data Centre
14 90 (22.33%) VPN
14 90 (22.33%) CCNP
15 89 (22.08%) OSPF
16 80 (19.85%) Load Balancing
17 76 (18.86%) DNS
18 68 (16.87%) HP
18 68 (16.87%) TCP/IP
19 67 (16.63%) VLAN
20 66 (16.38%) Cisco Nexus
21 64 (15.88%) Linux
21 64 (15.88%) EIGRP
22 63 (15.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
23 62 (15.38%) Network Monitoring

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 26 (6.45%) MS Exchange
2 23 (5.71%) IIS
3 20 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2007
4 19 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (3.47%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.74%) Apache
6 7 (1.74%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.74%) Lync
6 7 (1.74%) Node.js
7 3 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.25%) Confluence
9 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 25 (6.20%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.24%) MS Office
3 3 (0.74%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (3.47%) RMDS
2 3 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.50%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.25%) SaaS
3 1 (0.25%) Office 365
3 1 (0.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 231 (57.32%) Firewall
2 133 (33.00%) Cisco ASA
3 120 (29.78%) WAN
4 109 (27.05%) BGP
4 109 (27.05%) MPLS
5 107 (26.55%) Wireless
6 94 (23.33%) Network Security
6 94 (23.33%) LAN
7 90 (22.33%) VPN
8 89 (22.08%) OSPF
9 76 (18.86%) DNS
10 68 (16.87%) TCP/IP
11 67 (16.63%) VLAN
12 66 (16.38%) Cisco Nexus
13 64 (15.88%) EIGRP
14 63 (15.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 58 (14.39%) VoIP
16 53 (13.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 53 (13.15%) IPsec
17 52 (12.90%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (10.92%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.21%) Oracle Database
3 16 (3.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (3.47%) Relational Database
5 13 (3.23%) MySQL
5 13 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (2.48%) RDBMS
6 10 (2.48%) Oracle Database 12c
7 7 (1.74%) Informix
8 5 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.24%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.74%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.74%) DTS
11 2 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.99%) JIRA
2 7 (1.74%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.74%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.50%) Subversion
5 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.25%) GCC
5 1 (0.25%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 59 (14.64%) Finance
2 20 (4.96%) Multimedia
3 10 (2.48%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.99%) Military
5 7 (1.74%) Legal
6 6 (1.49%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.49%) Law
7 3 (0.74%) Banking
7 3 (0.74%) Retail
8 2 (0.50%) Back Office
9 1 (0.25%) Electronics
9 1 (0.25%) Advertising
9 1 (0.25%) Games
9 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Local Government
9 1 (0.25%) Marketing
9 1 (0.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 162 (40.20%) Network Engineer
2 39 (9.68%) Consultant
2 39 (9.68%) Analyst
3 32 (7.94%) Security Engineer
4 31 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
5 28 (6.95%) Senior Network Engineer
6 24 (5.96%) Architect
7 22 (5.46%) Network Consultant
8 21 (5.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 17 (4.22%) Network Analyst
10 16 (3.97%) Network Support
11 15 (3.72%) Cisco Engineer
11 15 (3.72%) Support Engineer
12 14 (3.47%) Administrator
13 13 (3.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 12 (2.98%) DBA
14 12 (2.98%) Support Analyst
15 11 (2.73%) Server Engineer
16 9 (2.23%) Oracle DBA
16 9 (2.23%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (8.19%) 802.1X
2 18 (4.47%) CSS
3 14 (3.47%) Rendezvous
4 7 (1.74%) XMPP
5 4 (0.99%) Middleware
6 3 (0.74%) .NET
7 2 (0.50%) SOAP
7 2 (0.50%) XML
7 2 (0.50%) OLE
7 2 (0.50%) OLE DB
7 2 (0.50%) WCF
7 2 (0.50%) REST
7 2 (0.50%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.25%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (0.25%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.25%) HTML5
8 1 (0.25%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.25%) LAMP
8 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 92 (22.83%) Data Centre
2 34 (8.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 23 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 22 (5.46%) PKI
5 16 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (3.47%) Clustering
7 10 (2.48%) EMC VNX
8 9 (2.23%) Replication
9 8 (1.99%) Celerra
9 8 (1.99%) User Experience
10 7 (1.74%) Enterprise Storage
10 7 (1.74%) IBM XIV
11 6 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (1.49%) NHS
12 4 (0.99%) Visualisation
12 4 (0.99%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.50%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.50%) HP Storage
13 2 (0.50%) Statistics
13 2 (0.50%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 130 (32.26%) Windows
2 64 (15.88%) Linux
3 52 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (8.19%) UNIX
5 32 (7.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (6.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (2.23%) Solaris
9 4 (0.99%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.99%) CentOS
10 3 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (0.74%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.74%) FreeBSD
10 3 (0.74%) AIX
11 2 (0.50%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.50%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.50%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (24.07%) ITIL
2 80 (19.85%) Load Balancing
3 62 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
4 55 (13.65%) Network Management
5 37 (9.18%) Service Management
6 28 (6.95%) Migration
7 27 (6.70%) Change Management
8 26 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
9 25 (6.20%) WAN Optimisation
10 24 (5.96%) Network Architecture
11 20 (4.96%) Service Delivery
11 20 (4.96%) DDoS Mitigation
12 18 (4.47%) Kalman Filter
13 17 (4.22%) Disaster Recovery
13 17 (4.22%) Business Continuity
14 16 (3.97%) Performance Monitoring
15 14 (3.47%) Change Control
16 13 (3.23%) Network Load Balancing
17 12 (2.98%) SIEM
18 11 (2.73%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (10.92%) SQL
2 29 (7.20%) PowerShell
3 13 (3.23%) PHP
4 12 (2.98%) VB
5 10 (2.48%) PL/SQL
6 8 (1.99%) Perl
7 5 (1.24%) VBScript
7 5 (1.24%) Java
8 4 (0.99%) C#
8 4 (0.99%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.74%) C
9 3 (0.74%) Python
10 2 (0.50%) Ruby
11 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.25%) R
11 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 120 (29.78%) Cisco Certification
2 90 (22.33%) CCNP
3 46 (11.41%) CCNA
4 39 (9.68%) Security Cleared
5 29 (7.20%) Degree
6 26 (6.45%) SC Cleared
7 16 (3.97%) CCIE
8 14 (3.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (3.23%) CISSP
9 13 (3.23%) MCSE
10 7 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (1.24%) MCITP
11 5 (1.24%) CCSA
12 4 (0.99%) JNCIA
13 3 (0.74%) CCSE
13 3 (0.74%) CCDP
14 2 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.50%) MCSA
14 2 (0.50%) HNC
14 2 (0.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.20%) SLA
2 2 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.25%) BS25999
System Software
1 53 (13.15%) Active Directory
2 52 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (7.44%) XenApp
3 30 (7.44%) vSphere
4 23 (5.71%) VMware ESX
5 15 (3.72%) Hyper-V
6 14 (3.47%) XenDesktop
6 14 (3.47%) Terminal Services
7 10 (2.48%) Oracle RAC
8 9 (2.23%) DFS Replication
9 8 (1.99%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 7 (1.74%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.74%) ProxySG
12 3 (0.74%) Samba
13 2 (0.50%) Firmware
13 2 (0.50%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.50%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.50%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 53 (13.15%) SolarWinds Orion
2 34 (8.44%) CiscoWorks
3 24 (5.96%) Cisco CUCM
4 21 (5.21%) SCCM
4 21 (5.21%) Nagios
5 18 (4.47%) OpenView
5 18 (4.47%) SCOM
6 17 (4.22%) Cacti
7 16 (3.97%) RANCID
8 12 (2.98%) OPNET
9 11 (2.73%) NetBackup
10 10 (2.48%) Oracle RMAN
10 10 (2.48%) AirWatch
11 9 (2.23%) SCOrch
11 9 (2.23%) Cisco UCCE
11 9 (2.23%) HP SIM
12 8 (1.99%) Cisco Prime
12 8 (1.99%) Opsview
12 8 (1.99%) Graphite
13 7 (1.74%) Salt
Vendors
1 274 (67.99%) Cisco
2 121 (30.02%) CheckPoint
3 104 (25.81%) F5
4 98 (24.32%) VMware
5 92 (22.83%) Juniper
6 68 (16.87%) HP
7 57 (14.14%) Citrix
8 49 (12.16%) Microsoft
9 47 (11.66%) Blue Coat
10 45 (11.17%) Aruba
11 37 (9.18%) Infoblox
12 29 (7.20%) Riverbed
12 29 (7.20%) Red Hat
13 28 (6.95%) BMC
14 27 (6.70%) NetApp
15 26 (6.45%) Oracle
16 24 (5.96%) IBM
16 24 (5.96%) Websense
17 22 (5.46%) Fortinet
17 22 (5.46%) Nortel
London
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £289.25 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £325 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum + Neg
Posted: 19 days ago
St. Albans
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Camberley
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £460.00 - £510.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 23 days ago