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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds
Rank 427 485 499
Rank change year-on-year
+58 +14
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 155 84 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.65% 0.37% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 33 43
Average daily rate
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£350 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £238 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £446 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.22% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 7
Average hourly rate £45.00 £22.25 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.24% -23.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.91 £18.05 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £26.45 £68.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £22.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+102.24% -20.53%
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
23881 22408 24568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.70% 46.46% 46.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 13824 12877 12857
Average daily rate £399 £388 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.96% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1099 1030 1248
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +56 66 £350 +12.00% 18
South East +24 34 £325 -5.10% 14
West Midlands -8 23 £800 +114.04% 4
North West -7 14 £275 - 1
East of England -10 11 £400 - 4
Yorkshire -1 3 £275 +46.66% 4
South West -43 3 £425 - 1
East Midlands +1 1 £300 +20.00%
SolarWinds
UK

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 141 (49.82%) Cisco
2 116 (40.99%) Microsoft
3 114 (40.28%) Windows
3 114 (40.28%) Firewall
4 95 (33.57%) Active Directory
5 87 (30.74%) WAN
6 81 (28.62%) Cisco Certification
7 80 (28.27%) ITIL
8 78 (27.56%) LAN
9 73 (25.80%) VMware
10 58 (20.49%) MS Exchange
11 56 (19.79%) CCNP
12 53 (18.73%) HP
13 52 (18.37%) CCNA
13 52 (18.37%) SCOM
14 51 (18.02%) DNS
15 47 (16.61%) Network Monitoring
16 46 (16.25%) F5
16 46 (16.25%) SAN
17 45 (15.90%) Exchange Server 2010
17 45 (15.90%) Windows Server 2008
18 44 (15.55%) Finance
19 43 (15.19%) VPN
19 43 (15.19%) VMware Infrastructure
20 42 (14.84%) Security Cleared
20 42 (14.84%) TCP/IP
20 42 (14.84%) DHCP
20 42 (14.84%) BMC
21 41 (14.49%) MS Excel
22 40 (14.13%) VoIP

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 58 (20.49%) MS Exchange
2 45 (15.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (9.89%) Exchange Server 2007
4 24 (8.48%) Exchange Server 2003
5 15 (5.30%) SharePoint
6 10 (3.53%) IIS
7 8 (2.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (1.77%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.77%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.41%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.41%) Lync
9 4 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.71%) SAS
11 2 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.35%) Moodle
12 1 (0.35%) Drupal
Applications
1 41 (14.49%) MS Excel
2 16 (5.65%) MS Office
3 3 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.12%) WebTrends
1 6 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.06%) Office 365
3 2 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 114 (40.28%) Firewall
2 87 (30.74%) WAN
3 78 (27.56%) LAN
4 51 (18.02%) DNS
5 46 (16.25%) SAN
6 43 (15.19%) VPN
7 42 (14.84%) TCP/IP
7 42 (14.84%) DHCP
8 40 (14.13%) VoIP
9 32 (11.31%) OSPF
9 32 (11.31%) BGP
10 30 (10.60%) Cisco Nexus
10 30 (10.60%) MPLS
11 27 (9.54%) Wireless
12 24 (8.48%) Cisco ASA
13 19 (6.71%) Wireshark
14 18 (6.36%) VLAN
14 18 (6.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 17 (6.01%) Cisco IPT
15 17 (6.01%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (9.19%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.77%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.41%) MySQL
4 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.77%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.35%) ProC
General
1 44 (15.55%) Finance
2 20 (7.07%) Advertising
3 14 (4.95%) Marketing
3 14 (4.95%) Mandarin Language
3 14 (4.95%) French Language
3 14 (4.95%) Spanish Language
4 12 (4.24%) Financial Institution
4 12 (4.24%) Law
5 11 (3.89%) Local Government
5 11 (3.89%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.47%) Banking
7 6 (2.12%) Retail
7 6 (2.12%) Legal
8 2 (0.71%) Back Office
8 2 (0.71%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Publishing
9 1 (0.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 57 (20.14%) Analyst
2 48 (16.96%) Network Engineer
3 35 (12.37%) Administrator
4 21 (7.42%) Network Administrator
4 21 (7.42%) Systems Engineer
5 18 (6.36%) Network Manager
6 16 (5.65%) Operations Analyst
7 15 (5.30%) Network Analyst
8 13 (4.59%) Monitoring Specialist
8 13 (4.59%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 13 (4.59%) Support Engineer
8 13 (4.59%) Architect
8 13 (4.59%) Network Support
8 13 (4.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (3.89%) Consultant
9 11 (3.89%) Network Specialist
10 10 (3.53%) Technical Architect
11 9 (3.18%) Cisco Support
11 9 (3.18%) 3rd Line Support
11 9 (3.18%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (8.83%) Web Services
2 22 (7.77%) Middleware
3 11 (3.89%) CSS
4 9 (3.18%) XMPP
5 6 (2.12%) .NET
6 2 (0.71%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.71%) XSLT
6 2 (0.71%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.71%) WAP
6 2 (0.71%) WCF
6 2 (0.71%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.71%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.77%) CMDB
2 17 (6.01%) User Experience
3 14 (4.95%) Visualisation
4 12 (4.24%) Hedge funds
5 10 (3.53%) Clustering
5 10 (3.53%) Replication
5 10 (3.53%) GIS
6 8 (2.83%) Blackberry
6 8 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.41%) iSeries
7 4 (1.41%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.41%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.06%) CESG
9 2 (0.71%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.71%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.71%) AS400
9 2 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.71%) PKI
9 2 (0.71%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 114 (40.28%) Windows
2 45 (15.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (12.01%) UNIX
4 32 (11.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (7.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (6.36%) Linux
7 13 (4.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (4.24%) Windows 7
9 9 (3.18%) Windows XP
10 6 (2.12%) AIX
11 2 (0.71%) Android
12 1 (0.35%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (28.27%) ITIL
2 47 (16.61%) Network Monitoring
3 39 (13.78%) Load Balancing
4 35 (12.37%) Capacity Management
5 34 (12.01%) Network Management
6 28 (9.89%) Service Delivery
7 26 (9.19%) User Acceptance Testing
8 22 (7.77%) Operations Management
8 22 (7.77%) Asset Management
9 21 (7.42%) Disaster Recovery
10 20 (7.07%) Portfolio Management
11 18 (6.36%) Project Management
12 17 (6.01%) Incident Management
13 16 (5.65%) WAN Optimisation
14 14 (4.95%) Network Architecture
15 11 (3.89%) Performance Tuning
15 11 (3.89%) Test Scripting
15 11 (3.89%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (3.89%) PRINCE2
16 10 (3.53%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (12.72%) SQL
2 16 (5.65%) PowerShell
3 11 (3.89%) VB
4 8 (2.83%) VBScript
4 8 (2.83%) C
5 4 (1.41%) Java
6 3 (1.06%) Perl
7 2 (0.71%) C#
7 2 (0.71%) Python
8 1 (0.35%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 81 (28.62%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (19.79%) CCNP
3 52 (18.37%) CCNA
4 42 (14.84%) Security Cleared
5 40 (14.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 31 (10.95%) SC Cleared
7 28 (9.89%) MCSE
8 21 (7.42%) Degree
9 15 (5.30%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (4.24%) CCIE
11 10 (3.53%) CCDP
11 10 (3.53%) MCITP
12 7 (2.47%) CCSA
12 7 (2.47%) CCVP
13 6 (2.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 5 (1.77%) ISEB
15 4 (1.41%) MCSA
16 3 (1.06%) MCDST
16 3 (1.06%) MCTS
16 3 (1.06%) ACSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.42%) SLA
2 7 (2.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.41%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 95 (33.57%) Active Directory
2 43 (15.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (7.07%) ISA Server
4 18 (6.36%) Hyper-V
5 16 (5.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 11 (3.89%) UAG
6 11 (3.89%) Forefront TMG
7 8 (2.83%) vSphere
8 7 (2.47%) XenApp
9 5 (1.77%) VMware Server
9 5 (1.77%) XenDesktop
10 4 (1.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 4 (1.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (1.41%) DFS Replication
11 3 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.71%) NFS
12 2 (0.71%) vCloud
13 1 (0.35%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 52 (18.37%) SCOM
2 32 (11.31%) SCCM
3 30 (10.60%) SolarWinds Orion
4 28 (9.89%) OPNET
5 22 (7.77%) Cisco CUCM
5 22 (7.77%) Nagios
6 16 (5.65%) NetBackup
7 14 (4.95%) Control-M
8 11 (3.89%) SCSM
9 9 (3.18%) BMC PATROL
10 8 (2.83%) Backup Exec
10 8 (2.83%) FortiGate
11 7 (2.47%) Tivoli
12 6 (2.12%) OpenView
13 5 (1.77%) Cisco Prime
13 5 (1.77%) CiscoWorks
14 4 (1.41%) MOM
14 4 (1.41%) HP SIM
14 4 (1.41%) SCOrch
15 3 (1.06%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 141 (49.82%) Cisco
2 116 (40.99%) Microsoft
3 73 (25.80%) VMware
4 53 (18.73%) HP
5 46 (16.25%) F5
6 42 (14.84%) BMC
7 36 (12.72%) Riverbed
8 35 (12.37%) Juniper
9 32 (11.31%) Citrix
10 28 (9.89%) CheckPoint
11 15 (5.30%) Red Hat
11 15 (5.30%) Nokia
12 14 (4.95%) Intel
13 13 (4.59%) Fortinet
13 13 (4.59%) NetApp
13 13 (4.59%) IBM
14 12 (4.24%) Dell
14 12 (4.24%) Veritas
14 12 (4.24%) SAP
14 12 (4.24%) Altiris
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