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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds
Rank 448 479 511
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +32
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 127 81 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.55% 0.36% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 32 35
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£300 £331 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £238 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £448 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 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 £46.50 £17.00 £68.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £17.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+164.70% -39.28%
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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
23192 22746 24950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 46.11% 46.64% 46.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 13297 12926 13098
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 1015 1045 1274
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.93 £42.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.59% +2.52%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +35 62 £275 -12.69% 17
South East +4 30 £325 -18.75% 9
East of England -15 10 £293 -16.42% 6
West Midlands -5 8 - - 2
North West -11 8 £175 -
Yorkshire +9 4 £275 -18.51% 3
South West -32 2 £488 - 2
East Midlands -2 1 £300 -
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SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 107 (45.34%) Cisco
2 102 (43.22%) Microsoft
3 97 (41.10%) Windows
4 88 (37.29%) Firewall
5 86 (36.44%) Active Directory
6 68 (28.81%) WAN
7 66 (27.97%) VMware
8 65 (27.54%) LAN
9 61 (25.85%) ITIL
10 60 (25.42%) Cisco Certification
11 51 (21.61%) MS Exchange
12 48 (20.34%) SCOM
13 44 (18.64%) DNS
13 44 (18.64%) HP
14 42 (17.80%) VMware Infrastructure
15 40 (16.95%) SAN
15 40 (16.95%) MS Excel
16 39 (16.53%) Security Cleared
16 39 (16.53%) Exchange Server 2010
17 38 (16.10%) Finance
18 37 (15.68%) Windows Server 2008
19 36 (15.25%) Microsoft Certification
20 34 (14.41%) CCNP
20 34 (14.41%) CCNA
20 34 (14.41%) TCP/IP
20 34 (14.41%) VoIP
20 34 (14.41%) DHCP
20 34 (14.41%) SQL
20 34 (14.41%) Capacity Management
21 33 (13.98%) VPN

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 51 (21.61%) MS Exchange
2 39 (16.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (11.44%) Exchange Server 2007
4 24 (10.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 14 (5.93%) SharePoint
6 10 (4.24%) IIS
7 6 (2.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (2.12%) Tomcat
8 5 (2.12%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.69%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.85%) SAS
11 2 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.85%) Lync
12 1 (0.42%) Drupal
12 1 (0.42%) Moodle
Applications
1 40 (16.95%) MS Excel
2 16 (6.78%) MS Office
3 3 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.54%) WebTrends
2 4 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 88 (37.29%) Firewall
2 68 (28.81%) WAN
3 65 (27.54%) LAN
4 44 (18.64%) DNS
5 40 (16.95%) SAN
6 34 (14.41%) TCP/IP
6 34 (14.41%) VoIP
6 34 (14.41%) DHCP
7 33 (13.98%) VPN
8 27 (11.44%) Wireless
9 26 (11.02%) MPLS
10 22 (9.32%) Cisco ASA
11 19 (8.05%) Cisco Nexus
12 18 (7.63%) BGP
13 17 (7.20%) Cisco IPT
14 16 (6.78%) OSPF
15 15 (6.36%) IP Telephony
16 14 (5.93%) Wireshark
16 14 (5.93%) VLAN
17 13 (5.51%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.90%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.12%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.69%) MySQL
4 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.12%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.42%) ProC
General
1 38 (16.10%) Finance
2 20 (8.47%) Advertising
3 14 (5.93%) Marketing
3 14 (5.93%) Mandarin Language
3 14 (5.93%) French Language
3 14 (5.93%) Spanish Language
4 12 (5.08%) Financial Institution
5 11 (4.66%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.97%) Local Government
7 6 (2.54%) Retail
7 6 (2.54%) Law
7 6 (2.54%) Legal
8 5 (2.12%) Banking
9 2 (0.85%) Back Office
10 1 (0.42%) Publishing
10 1 (0.42%) Games
Job Titles
1 46 (19.49%) Analyst
2 37 (15.68%) Network Engineer
3 34 (14.41%) Administrator
4 21 (8.90%) Network Administrator
5 19 (8.05%) Systems Engineer
6 16 (6.78%) Operations Analyst
7 15 (6.36%) Network Support
8 14 (5.93%) Support Engineer
9 11 (4.66%) Architect
10 10 (4.24%) Consultant
10 10 (4.24%) Network Manager
11 9 (3.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (3.81%) Project Manager
11 9 (3.81%) Business Analyst
11 9 (3.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 9 (3.81%) 2nd Line Support
11 9 (3.81%) Cisco Support
12 8 (3.39%) Technical Support
12 8 (3.39%) Technical Architect
12 8 (3.39%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.75%) Web Services
2 14 (5.93%) Middleware
3 12 (5.08%) XMPP
4 6 (2.54%) .NET
5 4 (1.69%) CSS
6 2 (0.85%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.85%) XSLT
6 2 (0.85%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.85%) WCF
6 2 (0.85%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.32%) CMDB
2 13 (5.51%) Hedge funds
3 10 (4.24%) Clustering
3 10 (4.24%) GIS
4 9 (3.81%) Replication
5 8 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.97%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.69%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.69%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.69%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.27%) iSeries
8 3 (1.27%) CESG
9 2 (0.85%) PKI
9 2 (0.85%) Statistics
9 2 (0.85%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.42%) FMCG
10 1 (0.42%) iPhone
10 1 (0.42%) iPad
10 1 (0.42%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 97 (41.10%) Windows
2 37 (15.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (13.14%) UNIX
4 26 (11.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (5.51%) Linux
7 12 (5.08%) Windows 7
8 10 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (3.39%) Windows XP
10 5 (2.12%) AIX
11 1 (0.42%) HPUX
11 1 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.42%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (25.85%) ITIL
2 34 (14.41%) Capacity Management
3 30 (12.71%) Network Monitoring
4 27 (11.44%) Service Delivery
5 26 (11.02%) User Acceptance Testing
6 23 (9.75%) Load Balancing
7 22 (9.32%) Asset Management
7 22 (9.32%) Disaster Recovery
7 22 (9.32%) Operations Management
8 20 (8.47%) Portfolio Management
9 18 (7.63%) Network Management
10 15 (6.36%) Project Management
11 14 (5.93%) Incident Management
11 14 (5.93%) WAN Optimisation
12 11 (4.66%) Test Scripting
13 10 (4.24%) Test Management
13 10 (4.24%) PRINCE2
14 9 (3.81%) Performance Tuning
15 8 (3.39%) Test Strategy
16 7 (2.97%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 34 (14.41%) SQL
2 14 (5.93%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.39%) VB
4 7 (2.97%) VBScript
4 7 (2.97%) C
5 4 (1.69%) Java
6 2 (0.85%) C#
7 1 (0.42%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.42%) Perl
7 1 (0.42%) PHP
Qualifications
1 60 (25.42%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (16.53%) Security Cleared
3 36 (15.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (14.41%) CCNP
4 34 (14.41%) CCNA
5 28 (11.86%) SC Cleared
6 25 (10.59%) MCSE
7 22 (9.32%) Degree
8 17 (7.20%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (3.81%) CCIE
10 7 (2.97%) MCITP
11 6 (2.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (2.12%) CCDP
12 5 (2.12%) ISEB
12 5 (2.12%) CCVP
13 4 (1.69%) CCSA
14 2 (0.85%) DV Cleared
15 1 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 1 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 1 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.63%) SLA
2 9 (3.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 86 (36.44%) Active Directory
2 42 (17.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (7.63%) ISA Server
4 16 (6.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 16 (6.78%) Hyper-V
5 9 (3.81%) Forefront TMG
5 9 (3.81%) UAG
6 8 (3.39%) vSphere
7 5 (2.12%) VMware Server
7 5 (2.12%) XenApp
8 4 (1.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (1.69%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 4 (1.69%) DFS Replication
9 3 (1.27%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.85%) vCloud
10 2 (0.85%) NFS
11 1 (0.42%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.42%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 48 (20.34%) SCOM
2 28 (11.86%) SCCM
3 23 (9.75%) Cisco CUCM
4 21 (8.90%) SolarWinds Orion
5 20 (8.47%) Nagios
6 19 (8.05%) OPNET
7 14 (5.93%) NetBackup
8 13 (5.51%) Control-M
9 10 (4.24%) SCSM
10 8 (3.39%) BMC PATROL
11 7 (2.97%) Tivoli
11 7 (2.97%) Backup Exec
12 6 (2.54%) Cisco Prime
13 5 (2.12%) OpenView
13 5 (2.12%) CiscoWorks
14 4 (1.69%) FortiGate
14 4 (1.69%) SCOrch
15 3 (1.27%) AppManager
15 3 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
16 2 (0.85%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 107 (45.34%) Cisco
2 102 (43.22%) Microsoft
3 66 (27.97%) VMware
4 44 (18.64%) HP
5 29 (12.29%) Citrix
5 29 (12.29%) BMC
6 27 (11.44%) F5
7 21 (8.90%) Riverbed
8 19 (8.05%) CheckPoint
9 18 (7.63%) Juniper
10 13 (5.51%) Intel
11 12 (5.08%) Oracle
11 12 (5.08%) SAP
11 12 (5.08%) NetApp
11 12 (5.08%) Veritas
11 12 (5.08%) Altiris
12 10 (4.24%) Red Hat
12 10 (4.24%) IBM
13 8 (3.39%) Dell
13 8 (3.39%) Kaspersky
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