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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 356 479 472
Rank change year-on-year
+123 -7
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 240 103 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.47% 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 1.05% 0.45% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 60 26
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£350 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.35% +0.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £425 £559
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £344 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 3
Average hourly rate £37.75 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.27% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.35 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.06 £49.00 £38.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £17.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+88.57% -40.17%
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
22947 22934 20258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.41% 45.61% 46.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 13292 13172 11100
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £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 996 1016 1130
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.00 £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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +49 82 £350 -12.50% 20
South East +9 44 £356 +1.78% 13
Yorkshire +13 32 £431 +43.75%
West Midlands +6 21 £378 - 1
South West +3 18 £330 -5.71% 6
East of England +34 17 £225 -40.78% 1
North West -9 17 £475 +95.87% 4
East Midlands - 5 £419 - 1
North East - 4 £400 -
SolarWinds
UK

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 264 (73.33%) Cisco
2 208 (57.78%) Firewall
3 127 (35.28%) Cisco ASA
4 110 (30.56%) CheckPoint
5 108 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
6 100 (27.78%) Juniper
7 99 (27.50%) Wireless
8 97 (26.94%) BGP
8 97 (26.94%) Windows
9 92 (25.56%) MPLS
9 92 (25.56%) F5
10 91 (25.28%) LAN
11 90 (25.00%) WAN
12 84 (23.33%) Cisco Nexus
13 81 (22.50%) Load Balancing
14 76 (21.11%) OSPF
15 75 (20.83%) VPN
16 71 (19.72%) VMware
17 70 (19.44%) CCNP
18 69 (19.17%) HP
19 68 (18.89%) ITIL
19 68 (18.89%) Network Security
20 65 (18.06%) DNS
21 58 (16.11%) Network Monitoring
22 56 (15.56%) Finance
23 55 (15.28%) CCNA
23 55 (15.28%) Network Management
24 52 (14.44%) EIGRP
25 50 (13.89%) TCP/IP
25 50 (13.89%) Citrix

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 20 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 17 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (4.17%) Lync
4 11 (3.06%) IIS
5 8 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (1.94%) Apache
6 7 (1.94%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.11%) Node.js
8 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.56%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.56%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.56%) SAS
8 2 (0.56%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.28%) Confluence
9 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (2.50%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.67%) MS Office
3 4 (1.11%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (3.89%) RMDS
2 2 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.83%) Office 365
4 2 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.28%) SaaS
5 1 (0.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 208 (57.78%) Firewall
2 127 (35.28%) Cisco ASA
3 99 (27.50%) Wireless
4 97 (26.94%) BGP
5 92 (25.56%) MPLS
6 91 (25.28%) LAN
7 90 (25.00%) WAN
8 84 (23.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 76 (21.11%) OSPF
10 75 (20.83%) VPN
11 68 (18.89%) Network Security
12 65 (18.06%) DNS
13 52 (14.44%) EIGRP
14 50 (13.89%) TCP/IP
14 50 (13.89%) DHCP
15 48 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 43 (11.94%) VoIP
16 43 (11.94%) VLAN
17 42 (11.67%) SAN
18 36 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (9.72%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.78%) MySQL
3 8 (2.22%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.39%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.11%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.11%) Informix
8 3 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.28%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (1.39%) JIRA
2 4 (1.11%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.56%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.56%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.56%) Introscope
4 1 (0.28%) Subversion
4 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.28%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.28%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 56 (15.56%) Finance
2 13 (3.61%) Multimedia
3 12 (3.33%) Banking
3 12 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.50%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.22%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.39%) Law
7 4 (1.11%) Retail
8 3 (0.83%) Military
9 2 (0.56%) Games
9 2 (0.56%) Back Office
9 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.56%) Legal
10 1 (0.28%) Electronics
10 1 (0.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 136 (37.78%) Network Engineer
2 56 (15.56%) Analyst
3 34 (9.44%) Architect
3 34 (9.44%) Consultant
4 28 (7.78%) Network Security Engineer
4 28 (7.78%) Security Engineer
5 25 (6.94%) Network Consultant
5 25 (6.94%) Network Analyst
6 18 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
7 16 (4.44%) Senior Network Engineer
8 14 (3.89%) Technical Architect
9 13 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (3.33%) Security Analyst
10 12 (3.33%) Network Support
10 12 (3.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 11 (3.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 11 (3.06%) Support Engineer
11 11 (3.06%) Senior Analyst
12 10 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
12 10 (2.78%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.89%) Rendezvous
2 10 (2.78%) CSS
3 5 (1.39%) Web Services
3 5 (1.39%) Middleware
4 4 (1.11%) REST
4 4 (1.11%) XMPP
4 4 (1.11%) SOAP
5 3 (0.83%) .NET
5 3 (0.83%) XML
6 2 (0.56%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.56%) WCF
6 2 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.56%) XSLT
6 2 (0.56%) HTML
6 2 (0.56%) WSDL
6 2 (0.56%) LAMP
7 1 (0.28%) OLE
7 1 (0.28%) OLE DB
7 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.28%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.39%) Management Information System
2 14 (3.89%) PKI
3 11 (3.06%) Clustering
4 9 (2.50%) Replication
4 9 (2.50%) User Experience
5 8 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (2.22%) Celerra
6 6 (1.67%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.11%) IBM XIV
8 4 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.11%) Visualisation
8 4 (1.11%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.83%) NHS
9 3 (0.83%) Statistics
10 2 (0.56%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.56%) Online Games
10 2 (0.56%) DataPower
11 1 (0.28%) DTV
11 1 (0.28%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 97 (26.94%) Windows
2 38 (10.56%) Linux
3 34 (9.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (7.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (6.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (6.67%) UNIX
7 9 (2.50%) Solaris
8 6 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.39%) Ubuntu
9 5 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (1.11%) CentOS
11 3 (0.83%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.56%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.28%) SUSE
13 1 (0.28%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (22.50%) Load Balancing
2 68 (18.89%) ITIL
3 58 (16.11%) Network Monitoring
4 55 (15.28%) Network Management
5 32 (8.89%) Service Management
6 28 (7.78%) Network Architecture
6 28 (7.78%) Migration
7 27 (7.50%) Change Management
8 22 (6.11%) E-Commerce
9 21 (5.83%) Network Load Balancing
10 20 (5.56%) Incident Management
11 17 (4.72%) Performance Monitoring
12 15 (4.17%) CRM
13 14 (3.89%) Network Design
14 13 (3.61%) Mentoring
15 12 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
16 11 (3.06%) Service Delivery
17 10 (2.78%) SIEM
17 10 (2.78%) Use Case
17 10 (2.78%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 26 (7.22%) SQL
2 17 (4.72%) PowerShell
3 13 (3.61%) Perl
3 13 (3.61%) Python
4 6 (1.67%) PHP
5 4 (1.11%) Java
6 2 (0.56%) Ruby
6 2 (0.56%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.56%) C#
6 2 (0.56%) VBScript
7 1 (0.28%) VB
7 1 (0.28%) C
7 1 (0.28%) R
Qualifications
1 108 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (19.44%) CCNP
3 55 (15.28%) CCNA
4 28 (7.78%) Security Cleared
5 20 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 18 (5.00%) Degree
7 16 (4.44%) CCIE
8 14 (3.89%) CISSP
9 9 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (1.94%) MCSE
11 4 (1.11%) MCSA
11 4 (1.11%) CCSA
12 3 (0.83%) CCDP
13 2 (0.56%) MCITP
13 2 (0.56%) JNCIA
13 2 (0.56%) CCSP
13 2 (0.56%) Check Point Certification
13 2 (0.56%) CCVP
14 1 (0.28%) HNC
14 1 (0.28%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.39%) SLA
2 3 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.28%) BS25999
3 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (12.22%) Active Directory
2 42 (11.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 18 (5.00%) XenApp
4 16 (4.44%) vSphere
5 11 (3.06%) VMware ESX
6 8 (2.22%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 8 (2.22%) Firmware
6 8 (2.22%) Terminal Services
7 6 (1.67%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.11%) ProxySG
8 4 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.83%) Samba
9 3 (0.83%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.83%) DFS Replication
9 3 (0.83%) vCloud
10 2 (0.56%) UAG
10 2 (0.56%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.28%) Snort
Systems Management
1 35 (9.72%) CiscoWorks
2 34 (9.44%) SolarWinds Orion
3 25 (6.94%) SCCM
4 20 (5.56%) SCOM
5 17 (4.72%) OpenView
5 17 (4.72%) RANCID
6 15 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
7 14 (3.89%) Nagios
7 14 (3.89%) Cisco Prime
8 12 (3.33%) OPNET
9 9 (2.50%) Cisco UCCE
9 9 (2.50%) AirWatch
10 8 (2.22%) SCOrch
11 7 (1.94%) FortiGate
11 7 (1.94%) Cacti
12 6 (1.67%) SCSM
12 6 (1.67%) Backup Exec
13 5 (1.39%) NetBackup
13 5 (1.39%) Cisco UCCX
14 4 (1.11%) Salt
Vendors
1 264 (73.33%) Cisco
2 110 (30.56%) CheckPoint
3 100 (27.78%) Juniper
4 92 (25.56%) F5
5 71 (19.72%) VMware
6 69 (19.17%) HP
7 50 (13.89%) Citrix
8 45 (12.50%) Blue Coat
9 39 (10.83%) Infoblox
10 38 (10.56%) Microsoft
11 34 (9.44%) Aruba
12 28 (7.78%) Riverbed
13 22 (6.11%) IBM
13 22 (6.11%) Nortel
13 22 (6.11%) Nokia
13 22 (6.11%) McAfee
13 22 (6.11%) Tufin
14 19 (5.28%) TippingPoint
15 18 (5.00%) NetScout
15 18 (5.00%) BMC
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £340 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Eaglecliff
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago