The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds
Rank 489 444 534
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +90
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 101 59 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.14% 0.077%
As % of the Vendors category 0.43% 0.29% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 29 29
Average daily rate £350 £350 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £248 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £558 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £350 £283
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +23.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +71.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £29.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-40.17% +67.14%
Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
23526 20102 25414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.83% 46.65% 45.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13507 11052 13355
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £228
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 1049 1107 1255
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
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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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -4 37 £388 +10.71% 17
South East +7 27 £353 +11.90% 10
South West -13 18 £350 -2.37% 7
North West - 7 £243 - 5
East of England -24 6 £380 +102.66% 3
West Midlands -19 4 - - 2
Yorkshire -25 2 £300 -13.04% 3
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
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SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 105 (49.53%) Cisco
2 79 (37.26%) Firewall
3 76 (35.85%) Windows
4 73 (34.43%) Cisco Certification
5 69 (32.55%) Microsoft
6 62 (29.25%) WAN
7 56 (26.42%) LAN
8 52 (24.53%) ITIL
9 46 (21.70%) Active Directory
10 44 (20.75%) CCNP
10 44 (20.75%) VMware
11 40 (18.87%) Network Management
12 39 (18.40%) CCNA
13 37 (17.45%) MPLS
13 37 (17.45%) Windows Server 2008
14 35 (16.51%) CheckPoint
15 34 (16.04%) Cisco ASA
16 33 (15.57%) TCP/IP
17 32 (15.09%) Wireless
18 30 (14.15%) VPN
18 30 (14.15%) F5
19 29 (13.68%) VMware Infrastructure
19 29 (13.68%) VoIP
20 28 (13.21%) MS Excel
20 28 (13.21%) Finance
21 27 (12.74%) Windows Server 2003
21 27 (12.74%) Security Cleared
22 26 (12.26%) SC Cleared
22 26 (12.26%) SCOM
22 26 (12.26%) MS Exchange

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 26 (12.26%) MS Exchange
2 18 (8.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (6.60%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (4.25%) SharePoint
6 7 (3.30%) IIS
7 6 (2.83%) Lync
8 4 (1.89%) Drupal
9 3 (1.42%) Apache
10 2 (0.94%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.94%) FormScape
10 2 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.94%) Node.js
10 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.47%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 28 (13.21%) MS Excel
2 23 (10.85%) MS Office
3 5 (2.36%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.94%) MS Project
5 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.42%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.42%) Office 365
3 2 (0.94%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 79 (37.26%) Firewall
2 62 (29.25%) WAN
3 56 (26.42%) LAN
4 37 (17.45%) MPLS
5 34 (16.04%) Cisco ASA
6 33 (15.57%) TCP/IP
7 32 (15.09%) Wireless
8 30 (14.15%) VPN
9 29 (13.68%) VoIP
10 26 (12.26%) DNS
11 25 (11.79%) BGP
11 25 (11.79%) Cisco Nexus
12 22 (10.38%) DHCP
13 21 (9.91%) SAN
14 18 (8.49%) EIGRP
14 18 (8.49%) WLAN
15 17 (8.02%) OSPF
16 16 (7.55%) Cisco IOS
16 16 (7.55%) IP Telephony
17 15 (7.08%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.02%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.30%) MySQL
3 5 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.94%) QlikView
5 2 (0.94%) Big Data
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 6 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.94%) Subversion
2 2 (0.94%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.94%) Cucumber
2 2 (0.94%) Jenkins
General
1 28 (13.21%) Finance
2 19 (8.96%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.25%) Advertising
4 8 (3.77%) Legal
4 8 (3.77%) Local Government
5 7 (3.30%) Banking
5 7 (3.30%) Law
6 6 (2.83%) Retail
7 5 (2.36%) Mandarin Language
7 5 (2.36%) French Language
7 5 (2.36%) Spanish Language
7 5 (2.36%) Marketing
8 3 (1.42%) Publishing
9 2 (0.94%) Front Office
10 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.47%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 52 (24.53%) Network Engineer
2 35 (16.51%) Analyst
3 22 (10.38%) Administrator
4 16 (7.55%) Consultant
4 16 (7.55%) Cisco Engineer
5 13 (6.13%) Network Support
6 11 (5.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 11 (5.19%) Security Engineer
7 10 (4.72%) Network Administrator
8 8 (3.77%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (3.77%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (3.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 8 (3.77%) Network Security Engineer
9 7 (3.30%) Operations Engineer
9 7 (3.30%) Network Specialist
9 7 (3.30%) Support Analyst
9 7 (3.30%) Support Engineer
9 7 (3.30%) DBA
9 7 (3.30%) Project Manager
10 6 (2.83%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.66%) Web Services
2 9 (4.25%) CSS
3 8 (3.77%) XMPP
4 4 (1.89%) Middleware
4 4 (1.89%) HTML
4 4 (1.89%) XML
5 2 (0.94%) Flash
5 2 (0.94%) .NET
5 2 (0.94%) JSON
5 2 (0.94%) jQuery
5 2 (0.94%) HTML5
5 2 (0.94%) CSS3
6 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.47%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.13%) CMDB
2 8 (3.77%) Replication
3 7 (3.30%) Clustering
4 6 (2.83%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.36%) GIS
6 3 (1.42%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (1.42%) AS400
7 2 (0.94%) NHS
7 2 (0.94%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.94%) Statistics
7 2 (0.94%) e-Health
7 2 (0.94%) Data Extraction
7 2 (0.94%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.94%) Open Source
7 2 (0.94%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.47%) iPhone
8 1 (0.47%) iPad
8 1 (0.47%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.47%) Ergonomics
Operating Systems
1 76 (35.85%) Windows
2 37 (17.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (12.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (10.85%) UNIX
5 16 (7.55%) Linux
6 13 (6.13%) Windows 7
7 12 (5.66%) AIX
8 11 (5.19%) Windows XP
9 9 (4.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.89%) VMS
11 2 (0.94%) Solaris
11 2 (0.94%) Android
11 2 (0.94%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.47%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.47%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (24.53%) ITIL
2 40 (18.87%) Network Management
3 21 (9.91%) Incident Management
4 19 (8.96%) Capacity Management
4 19 (8.96%) Service Delivery
5 17 (8.02%) Asset Management
6 16 (7.55%) Change Management
7 15 (7.08%) Load Balancing
7 15 (7.08%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (6.60%) Network Monitoring
9 13 (6.13%) Operations Management
9 13 (6.13%) WAN Optimisation
10 12 (5.66%) Portfolio Management
10 12 (5.66%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (4.72%) Project Management
11 10 (4.72%) Change Control
12 9 (4.25%) PRINCE2
13 8 (3.77%) Root Cause Analysis
14 7 (3.30%) Time Management
14 7 (3.30%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (11.32%) SQL
2 9 (4.25%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.77%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.30%) VBScript
5 6 (2.83%) PHP
6 5 (2.36%) VB
7 4 (1.89%) Perl
8 3 (1.42%) C
9 2 (0.94%) AWK
9 2 (0.94%) C#
9 2 (0.94%) C++
9 2 (0.94%) Java
9 2 (0.94%) Ruby
9 2 (0.94%) sed
10 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 73 (34.43%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (20.75%) CCNP
3 39 (18.40%) CCNA
4 27 (12.74%) Security Cleared
5 26 (12.26%) SC Cleared
6 21 (9.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (7.55%) MCSE
8 11 (5.19%) Degree
8 11 (5.19%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (3.77%) MCITP
10 5 (2.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (2.36%) CCDP
10 5 (2.36%) ISEB
11 4 (1.89%) CCSA
11 4 (1.89%) Check Point Certification
11 4 (1.89%) VCDX
11 4 (1.89%) VCAP
12 3 (1.42%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.42%) CCSE
12 3 (1.42%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (1.89%) SLA
3 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 46 (21.70%) Active Directory
2 29 (13.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (6.60%) vSphere
4 12 (5.66%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 11 (5.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 9 (4.25%) Hyper-V
7 8 (3.77%) VMware ESX
8 5 (2.36%) XenApp
9 4 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (1.42%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.47%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.47%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.47%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 26 (12.26%) SCOM
2 19 (8.96%) CiscoWorks
3 17 (8.02%) SCCM
4 15 (7.08%) SolarWinds Orion
5 14 (6.60%) Tivoli
6 13 (6.13%) Cisco CUCM
7 10 (4.72%) Nagios
8 9 (4.25%) OpenView
9 7 (3.30%) SCSM
9 7 (3.30%) HP SIM
10 5 (2.36%) NetBackup
10 5 (2.36%) Backup Exec
11 4 (1.89%) BMC PATROL
12 3 (1.42%) WMI
13 2 (0.94%) Legato
13 2 (0.94%) HP Data Protector
13 2 (0.94%) Cacti
13 2 (0.94%) Munin
13 2 (0.94%) Puppet
13 2 (0.94%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 105 (49.53%) Cisco
2 69 (32.55%) Microsoft
3 44 (20.75%) VMware
4 35 (16.51%) CheckPoint
5 30 (14.15%) F5
6 25 (11.79%) HP
7 18 (8.49%) Riverbed
8 16 (7.55%) BMC
9 15 (7.08%) Citrix
10 14 (6.60%) OPNET
11 13 (6.13%) Blue Coat
11 13 (6.13%) Juniper
12 10 (4.72%) Remedy
12 10 (4.72%) NetApp
12 10 (4.72%) IBM
13 9 (4.25%) Fortinet
13 9 (4.25%) EMC
13 9 (4.25%) McAfee
14 8 (3.77%) SAP
14 8 (3.77%) Dell
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