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 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds
Rank 431 432 443
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +11
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 149 120 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.26% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.66% 0.56% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 66 49
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£360 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £175 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 12
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.76% -54.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.00 £17.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+237.14% -53.33%
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
22556 21567 20997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.50% 46.05% 47.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13730 12523 11265
Average daily rate £388 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.27% +4.66%
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 £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1073 1022 1287
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 £38.00 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +24 68 £425 +41.66% 17
South East -15 32 £350 +3.70% 6
East Midlands +18 12 £320 +88.23% 1
North West -5 9 £360 +33.95% 3
East of England -5 9 £424 -10.78% 1
South West -25 7 £250 +11.11% 2
West Midlands -19 6 £410 +9.33%
Yorkshire -13 3 £238 -34.02%
North East -27 3 £305 -
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SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 185 (61.87%) Cisco
2 141 (47.16%) Firewall
3 129 (43.14%) Windows
4 95 (31.77%) WAN
4 95 (31.77%) Cisco Certification
5 84 (28.09%) VMware
6 81 (27.09%) LAN
7 80 (26.76%) Active Directory
8 77 (25.75%) ITIL
9 70 (23.41%) Microsoft
10 67 (22.41%) CCNP
10 67 (22.41%) F5
11 64 (21.40%) HP
12 61 (20.40%) CheckPoint
13 60 (20.07%) Network Monitoring
13 60 (20.07%) Windows Server 2008
14 58 (19.40%) CCNA
15 57 (19.06%) BGP
16 56 (18.73%) Juniper
16 56 (18.73%) SAN
17 55 (18.39%) Cisco Nexus
18 54 (18.06%) MS Exchange
19 53 (17.73%) Load Balancing
20 52 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
21 50 (16.72%) Network Management
21 50 (16.72%) OSPF
22 49 (16.39%) VPN
23 46 (15.38%) VoIP
24 44 (14.72%) Riverbed
25 43 (14.38%) Exchange Server 2010

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 54 (18.06%) MS Exchange
2 43 (14.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (6.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 17 (5.69%) Lync
5 16 (5.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (2.34%) Tomcat
9 6 (2.01%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.34%) JBoss
10 4 (1.34%) SharePoint
10 4 (1.34%) SAS
11 3 (1.00%) Apache
11 3 (1.00%) IIS
11 3 (1.00%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.33%) Moodle
Applications
1 24 (8.03%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.68%) MS Office
3 7 (2.34%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.34%) Office 365
2 6 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 141 (47.16%) Firewall
2 95 (31.77%) WAN
3 81 (27.09%) LAN
4 57 (19.06%) BGP
5 56 (18.73%) SAN
6 55 (18.39%) Cisco Nexus
7 52 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
8 50 (16.72%) OSPF
9 49 (16.39%) VPN
10 46 (15.38%) VoIP
11 41 (13.71%) DNS
12 37 (12.37%) MPLS
13 36 (12.04%) TCP/IP
14 33 (11.04%) DHCP
14 33 (11.04%) Wireless
15 26 (8.70%) EIGRP
16 25 (8.36%) Network Security
17 23 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 21 (7.02%) VLAN
18 21 (7.02%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (11.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.34%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.67%) MySQL
4 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (1.67%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.67%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.67%) Introscope
4 1 (0.33%) Subversion
4 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (12.71%) Finance
2 13 (4.35%) Law
2 13 (4.35%) Banking
3 11 (3.68%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.34%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.01%) Advertising
5 6 (2.01%) Local Government
6 4 (1.34%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.00%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.00%) Marketing
7 3 (1.00%) Mandarin Language
7 3 (1.00%) French Language
7 3 (1.00%) Spanish Language
7 3 (1.00%) Retail
8 2 (0.67%) Back Office
8 2 (0.67%) Legal
9 1 (0.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 69 (23.08%) Network Engineer
2 56 (18.73%) Analyst
3 21 (7.02%) Network Analyst
4 20 (6.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 20 (6.69%) Administrator
5 19 (6.35%) Architect
6 18 (6.02%) Senior Network Engineer
7 17 (5.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 15 (5.02%) Network Manager
9 14 (4.68%) 3rd Line Support
9 14 (4.68%) Consultant
10 13 (4.35%) Network Specialist
11 12 (4.01%) Network Administrator
11 12 (4.01%) Cisco Engineer
11 12 (4.01%) Technical Architect
11 12 (4.01%) Monitoring Specialist
12 11 (3.68%) Windows Engineer
12 11 (3.68%) Systems Engineer
12 11 (3.68%) Support Engineer
12 11 (3.68%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.35%) Middleware
2 12 (4.01%) CSS
3 10 (3.34%) Web Services
4 4 (1.34%) XML
5 2 (0.67%) XSLT
5 2 (0.67%) WAP
5 2 (0.67%) WSDL
5 2 (0.67%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (0.67%) SOAP
5 2 (0.67%) OLE
5 2 (0.67%) OLE DB
5 2 (0.67%) REST
6 1 (0.33%) LAMP
6 1 (0.33%) HTML
6 1 (0.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.69%) User Experience
2 17 (5.69%) Blackberry
3 15 (5.02%) Visualisation
4 9 (3.01%) Enterprise Storage
5 8 (2.68%) Clustering
6 6 (2.01%) Replication
7 5 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.00%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.00%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.00%) Life Science
9 2 (0.67%) CESG
9 2 (0.67%) PKI
9 2 (0.67%) Statistics
9 2 (0.67%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.67%) AS400
9 2 (0.67%) DataPower
9 2 (0.67%) iSeries
9 2 (0.67%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 129 (43.14%) Windows
2 60 (20.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (12.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (10.37%) Linux
5 26 (8.70%) UNIX
6 24 (8.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (4.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (2.34%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.67%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.34%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.67%) Android
11 2 (0.67%) AIX
12 1 (0.33%) SUSE
12 1 (0.33%) Debian
12 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (25.75%) ITIL
2 60 (20.07%) Network Monitoring
3 53 (17.73%) Load Balancing
4 50 (16.72%) Network Management
5 21 (7.02%) Migration
6 19 (6.35%) Incident Management
7 17 (5.69%) Network Architecture
8 14 (4.68%) Performance Tuning
8 14 (4.68%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (4.35%) CRM
10 11 (3.68%) Change Management
10 11 (3.68%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (3.68%) WAN Optimisation
10 11 (3.68%) SIEM
11 10 (3.34%) Problem Management
11 10 (3.34%) Performance Monitoring
11 10 (3.34%) Network Design
12 9 (3.01%) Project Management
12 9 (3.01%) Service Management
13 8 (2.68%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (12.04%) SQL
2 9 (3.01%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.68%) Python
3 8 (2.68%) Perl
4 6 (2.01%) VB
5 5 (1.67%) VBScript
6 3 (1.00%) C
6 3 (1.00%) Java
7 1 (0.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 95 (31.77%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (22.41%) CCNP
3 58 (19.40%) CCNA
4 34 (11.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (8.03%) MCSE
6 19 (6.35%) Security Cleared
7 15 (5.02%) CCIE
8 13 (4.35%) SC Cleared
8 13 (4.35%) CCDP
9 9 (3.01%) MCITP
9 9 (3.01%) CCSA
9 9 (3.01%) CCVP
10 8 (2.68%) Degree
11 6 (2.01%) MCSA
12 3 (1.00%) CCIP
12 3 (1.00%) CCSE
12 3 (1.00%) RHCE
12 3 (1.00%) IBM Certification
12 3 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.00%) ACSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.02%) SLA
2 5 (1.67%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.33%) QA
System Software
1 80 (26.76%) Active Directory
2 38 (12.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (6.02%) Hyper-V
4 17 (5.69%) ISA Server
5 12 (4.01%) Forefront TMG
5 12 (4.01%) UAG
6 10 (3.34%) XenApp
7 9 (3.01%) XenDesktop
8 7 (2.34%) vSphere
9 6 (2.01%) VMware Server
9 6 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (1.67%) vCloud
10 5 (1.67%) DFS Replication
10 5 (1.67%) Firmware
11 4 (1.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (1.00%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.67%) ProxySG
13 2 (0.67%) Xen
14 1 (0.33%) NFS
14 1 (0.33%) Snort
Systems Management
1 40 (13.38%) SCOM
2 39 (13.04%) SolarWinds Orion
3 32 (10.70%) SCCM
4 23 (7.69%) OPNET
5 17 (5.69%) Cisco Prime
6 15 (5.02%) CiscoWorks
7 14 (4.68%) Cisco CUCM
8 12 (4.01%) Nagios
9 9 (3.01%) MOM
9 9 (3.01%) OpenView
9 9 (3.01%) FortiGate
10 7 (2.34%) SCSM
10 7 (2.34%) HP SIM
10 7 (2.34%) Nessus
11 6 (2.01%) Backup Exec
12 5 (1.67%) SCOrch
13 4 (1.34%) WhatsUp Gold
13 4 (1.34%) BMC PATROL
13 4 (1.34%) Control-M
13 4 (1.34%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 185 (61.87%) Cisco
2 84 (28.09%) VMware
3 70 (23.41%) Microsoft
4 67 (22.41%) F5
5 64 (21.40%) HP
6 61 (20.40%) CheckPoint
7 56 (18.73%) Juniper
8 44 (14.72%) Riverbed
9 35 (11.71%) Citrix
10 30 (10.03%) BMC
11 25 (8.36%) Nokia
12 15 (5.02%) IBM
13 14 (4.68%) Red Hat
13 14 (4.68%) McAfee
14 13 (4.35%) NetApp
14 13 (4.35%) Infoblox
14 13 (4.35%) Fortinet
15 11 (3.68%) Blue Coat
15 11 (3.68%) Dell
15 11 (3.68%) EMC
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