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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds
Rank 443 480 507
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +27
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 132 81 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.56% 0.36% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 31 36
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£311 £325 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.23% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £238 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 7
Average hourly rate £45.00 £17.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+164.70% -39.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.91 £17.00 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £17.00 £68.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £17.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+164.70% -39.28%
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
23513 22774 24625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.96% 46.70% 46.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13532 12973 12918
Average daily rate £390 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £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 1047 1044 1243
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -0.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.73% +1.57%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 +38 63 £305 -2.48% 19
South East +7 31 £325 -18.75% 14
North West -2 10 £175 - 1
East of England -17 10 £293 -16.42% 6
West Midlands -13 9 - - 2
Yorkshire +6 4 £275 -18.51% 9
South West -41 2 £488 - 2
East Midlands -1 1 £300 -
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SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 114 (46.91%) Cisco
2 105 (43.21%) Microsoft
3 99 (40.74%) Windows
4 93 (38.27%) Firewall
5 87 (35.80%) Active Directory
6 72 (29.63%) WAN
7 69 (28.40%) LAN
8 67 (27.57%) VMware
9 64 (26.34%) Cisco Certification
10 63 (25.93%) ITIL
11 53 (21.81%) MS Exchange
12 49 (20.16%) SCOM
13 47 (19.34%) DNS
14 46 (18.93%) HP
15 42 (17.28%) SAN
15 42 (17.28%) VMware Infrastructure
16 41 (16.87%) Exchange Server 2010
16 41 (16.87%) MS Excel
17 39 (16.05%) Finance
17 39 (16.05%) Security Cleared
18 38 (15.64%) CCNP
19 37 (15.23%) DHCP
19 37 (15.23%) Windows Server 2008
20 36 (14.81%) CCNA
20 36 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
21 35 (14.40%) VoIP
21 35 (14.40%) TCP/IP
21 35 (14.40%) Capacity Management
22 34 (13.99%) VPN
22 34 (13.99%) SQL

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 53 (21.81%) MS Exchange
2 41 (16.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 24 (9.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 14 (5.76%) SharePoint
6 10 (4.12%) IIS
7 6 (2.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (2.06%) Tomcat
8 5 (2.06%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.65%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.82%) SAS
11 2 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.82%) Lync
12 1 (0.41%) Drupal
12 1 (0.41%) Moodle
Applications
1 41 (16.87%) MS Excel
2 16 (6.58%) MS Office
3 3 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.47%) WebTrends
2 4 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 93 (38.27%) Firewall
2 72 (29.63%) WAN
3 69 (28.40%) LAN
4 47 (19.34%) DNS
5 42 (17.28%) SAN
6 37 (15.23%) DHCP
7 35 (14.40%) VoIP
7 35 (14.40%) TCP/IP
8 34 (13.99%) VPN
9 27 (11.11%) Wireless
10 26 (10.70%) MPLS
11 23 (9.47%) Cisco ASA
12 20 (8.23%) Cisco Nexus
13 19 (7.82%) BGP
14 18 (7.41%) Cisco IPT
15 17 (7.00%) OSPF
16 16 (6.58%) VLAN
17 15 (6.17%) Cisco IOS
17 15 (6.17%) Wireshark
17 15 (6.17%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.06%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.65%) MySQL
4 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (3.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.06%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.41%) ProC
General
1 39 (16.05%) Finance
2 20 (8.23%) Advertising
3 14 (5.76%) Marketing
3 14 (5.76%) Mandarin Language
3 14 (5.76%) French Language
3 14 (5.76%) Spanish Language
4 12 (4.94%) Financial Institution
5 11 (4.53%) Telecoms
6 9 (3.70%) Local Government
7 6 (2.47%) Law
7 6 (2.47%) Legal
7 6 (2.47%) Banking
7 6 (2.47%) Retail
8 2 (0.82%) Back Office
9 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.41%) Publishing
9 1 (0.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 46 (18.93%) Analyst
2 38 (15.64%) Network Engineer
3 35 (14.40%) Administrator
4 22 (9.05%) Network Administrator
5 20 (8.23%) Systems Engineer
6 16 (6.58%) Operations Analyst
7 15 (6.17%) Network Support
8 13 (5.35%) Support Engineer
9 12 (4.94%) Network Manager
10 11 (4.53%) Consultant
10 11 (4.53%) Architect
11 10 (4.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 9 (3.70%) Project Manager
12 9 (3.70%) Business Analyst
12 9 (3.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 9 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
12 9 (3.70%) Cisco Support
13 8 (3.29%) Technical Support
13 8 (3.29%) Technical Architect
13 8 (3.29%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.47%) Web Services
2 15 (6.17%) Middleware
3 12 (4.94%) XMPP
4 6 (2.47%) .NET
5 4 (1.65%) CSS
6 2 (0.82%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.82%) XSLT
6 2 (0.82%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.82%) WCF
6 2 (0.82%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.82%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.05%) CMDB
2 12 (4.94%) Hedge funds
3 10 (4.12%) Clustering
3 10 (4.12%) GIS
4 9 (3.70%) Replication
5 8 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.47%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.65%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.65%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.65%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.23%) iSeries
8 3 (1.23%) CESG
9 2 (0.82%) PKI
9 2 (0.82%) Statistics
9 2 (0.82%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.41%) FMCG
10 1 (0.41%) Handset
10 1 (0.41%) AVVID
10 1 (0.41%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 99 (40.74%) Windows
2 37 (15.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (12.76%) UNIX
4 26 (10.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (7.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (6.17%) Linux
7 12 (4.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (4.94%) Windows 7
8 8 (3.29%) Windows XP
9 5 (2.06%) AIX
10 1 (0.41%) HPUX
10 1 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.41%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (25.93%) ITIL
2 35 (14.40%) Capacity Management
3 31 (12.76%) Network Monitoring
4 27 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 26 (10.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 25 (10.29%) Load Balancing
7 22 (9.05%) Asset Management
7 22 (9.05%) Disaster Recovery
7 22 (9.05%) Operations Management
8 20 (8.23%) Portfolio Management
9 19 (7.82%) Network Management
10 17 (7.00%) Project Management
11 15 (6.17%) Incident Management
11 15 (6.17%) WAN Optimisation
12 11 (4.53%) Test Scripting
13 10 (4.12%) Test Management
13 10 (4.12%) PRINCE2
14 9 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
15 8 (3.29%) Test Strategy
15 8 (3.29%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 34 (13.99%) SQL
2 15 (6.17%) PowerShell
3 9 (3.70%) VB
4 8 (3.29%) VBScript
5 7 (2.88%) C
6 4 (1.65%) Java
7 2 (0.82%) C#
7 2 (0.82%) Perl
8 1 (0.41%) PHP
8 1 (0.41%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 64 (26.34%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (16.05%) Security Cleared
3 38 (15.64%) CCNP
4 36 (14.81%) CCNA
4 36 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (11.52%) SC Cleared
6 25 (10.29%) MCSE
7 22 (9.05%) Degree
8 17 (7.00%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (4.53%) CCIE
10 7 (2.88%) MCITP
10 7 (2.88%) CCSA
11 6 (2.47%) CCVP
11 6 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (2.47%) CCDP
12 5 (2.06%) ISEB
13 2 (0.82%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 1 (0.41%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.41%) SLA
2 9 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 87 (35.80%) Active Directory
2 42 (17.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (7.41%) ISA Server
4 16 (6.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 16 (6.58%) Hyper-V
5 9 (3.70%) Forefront TMG
5 9 (3.70%) UAG
6 8 (3.29%) vSphere
7 5 (2.06%) VMware Server
7 5 (2.06%) XenApp
8 4 (1.65%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 4 (1.65%) DFS Replication
8 4 (1.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (1.23%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.82%) NFS
10 2 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.82%) vCloud
11 1 (0.41%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.41%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 49 (20.16%) SCOM
2 28 (11.52%) SCCM
3 24 (9.88%) Cisco CUCM
4 23 (9.47%) SolarWinds Orion
5 21 (8.64%) Nagios
6 20 (8.23%) OPNET
7 14 (5.76%) NetBackup
8 13 (5.35%) Control-M
9 11 (4.53%) SCSM
10 9 (3.70%) BMC PATROL
11 7 (2.88%) Tivoli
11 7 (2.88%) Backup Exec
12 6 (2.47%) OpenView
12 6 (2.47%) Cisco Prime
13 5 (2.06%) CiscoWorks
14 4 (1.65%) FortiGate
14 4 (1.65%) SCOrch
15 3 (1.23%) AppManager
15 3 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
16 2 (0.82%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 114 (46.91%) Cisco
2 105 (43.21%) Microsoft
3 67 (27.57%) VMware
4 46 (18.93%) HP
5 31 (12.76%) Citrix
5 31 (12.76%) BMC
6 30 (12.35%) F5
7 22 (9.05%) Riverbed
8 20 (8.23%) CheckPoint
9 18 (7.41%) Juniper
10 13 (5.35%) Intel
11 12 (4.94%) Oracle
11 12 (4.94%) SAP
11 12 (4.94%) NetApp
11 12 (4.94%) Veritas
11 12 (4.94%) Red Hat
11 12 (4.94%) Altiris
12 10 (4.12%) IBM
13 8 (3.29%) Dell
13 8 (3.29%) Websense
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