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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds
Rank 452 458 511
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +53
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 114 81 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.17% 0.10%
As % of the Vendors category 0.51% 0.37% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 34 32
Average daily rate
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£320 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Average hourly rate £45.00 £17.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+164.70% -41.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £14.75 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+205.08% -50.42%
Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22496 21802 24502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.51% 46.80% 46.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 12762 12179 12830
Average daily rate £388 £389 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.39% +2.44%
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 1002 1111 1284
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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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 31 July 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
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 31 July 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 +63 73 £275 -15.38% 8
South East -12 15 £363 +13.72% 9
North West -4 7 £235 - 5
East of England -19 6 £343 -2.14% 4
South West -26 4 £400 +33.33% 4
West Midlands -22 3 - - 1
Yorkshire +1 1 - - 3
East Midlands -3 1 £300 -14.28%
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SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 96 (43.64%) Cisco
2 90 (40.91%) Microsoft
3 87 (39.55%) Windows
4 84 (38.18%) Firewall
5 71 (32.27%) Active Directory
6 70 (31.82%) WAN
7 63 (28.64%) LAN
8 54 (24.55%) Cisco Certification
9 51 (23.18%) VMware
10 49 (22.27%) ITIL
11 44 (20.00%) MS Exchange
11 44 (20.00%) SCOM
12 42 (19.09%) Finance
13 41 (18.64%) Windows Server 2008
14 40 (18.18%) MS Excel
15 38 (17.27%) DNS
15 38 (17.27%) VMware Infrastructure
16 37 (16.82%) Security Cleared
16 37 (16.82%) Exchange Server 2010
17 35 (15.91%) TCP/IP
17 35 (15.91%) UNIX
18 33 (15.00%) Capacity Management
19 32 (14.55%) VPN
20 31 (14.09%) VoIP
20 31 (14.09%) CCNP
21 30 (13.64%) CCNA
21 30 (13.64%) HP
21 30 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
21 30 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2007
22 29 (13.18%) DHCP

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 44 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 37 (16.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 25 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2003
5 13 (5.91%) SharePoint
6 10 (4.55%) IIS
7 5 (2.27%) WebLogic
7 5 (2.27%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.82%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.36%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.91%) Node.js
10 2 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.91%) Apache
11 1 (0.45%) Lync
11 1 (0.45%) Drupal
Applications
1 40 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 20 (9.09%) MS Office
3 2 (0.91%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.73%) WebTrends
2 2 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 84 (38.18%) Firewall
2 70 (31.82%) WAN
3 63 (28.64%) LAN
4 38 (17.27%) DNS
5 35 (15.91%) TCP/IP
6 32 (14.55%) VPN
7 31 (14.09%) VoIP
8 29 (13.18%) DHCP
9 27 (12.27%) SAN
9 27 (12.27%) MPLS
10 24 (10.91%) Wireless
11 22 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
12 19 (8.64%) BGP
13 17 (7.73%) Cisco Nexus
14 16 (7.27%) Cisco IPT
14 16 (7.27%) EIGRP
15 14 (6.36%) OSPF
15 14 (6.36%) IP Telephony
16 12 (5.45%) Internet
17 11 (5.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.73%) MySQL
3 5 (2.27%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.91%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.27%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.91%) Subversion
3 2 (0.91%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.91%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.91%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.45%) ProC
General
1 42 (19.09%) Finance
2 21 (9.55%) Advertising
3 17 (7.73%) Marketing
3 17 (7.73%) Mandarin Language
3 17 (7.73%) French Language
3 17 (7.73%) Spanish Language
4 15 (6.82%) Telecoms
5 12 (5.45%) Financial Institution
6 7 (3.18%) Legal
6 7 (3.18%) Retail
6 7 (3.18%) Local Government
7 6 (2.73%) Law
8 5 (2.27%) Banking
9 1 (0.45%) Publishing
9 1 (0.45%) Games
9 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (21.82%) Analyst
2 38 (17.27%) Network Engineer
3 28 (12.73%) Administrator
4 18 (8.18%) Network Administrator
4 18 (8.18%) Operations Analyst
5 17 (7.73%) Systems Engineer
6 15 (6.82%) Network Support
7 12 (5.45%) Support Engineer
8 10 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 10 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
9 9 (4.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 9 (4.09%) Cisco Support
9 9 (4.09%) 2nd Line Support
9 9 (4.09%) Project Manager
9 9 (4.09%) Business Analyst
10 8 (3.64%) Architect
10 8 (3.64%) Technical Support
10 8 (3.64%) Cisco Administrator
11 7 (3.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (2.73%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.36%) Web Services
2 13 (5.91%) XMPP
3 12 (5.45%) Middleware
4 6 (2.73%) .NET
5 5 (2.27%) CSS
6 2 (0.91%) HTML
6 2 (0.91%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.91%) XML
6 2 (0.91%) XSLT
6 2 (0.91%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.91%) JSON
6 2 (0.91%) WCF
6 2 (0.91%) jQuery
6 2 (0.91%) HTML5
6 2 (0.91%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.91%) REST
6 2 (0.91%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.00%) CMDB
2 13 (5.91%) Hedge funds
3 10 (4.55%) GIS
4 9 (4.09%) Replication
5 8 (3.64%) Clustering
5 8 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.27%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.36%) AS400
7 3 (1.36%) CESG
7 3 (1.36%) Statistics
7 3 (1.36%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.91%) iSeries
8 2 (0.91%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.91%) Open Source
8 2 (0.91%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.91%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.45%) Handset
9 1 (0.45%) NHS
9 1 (0.45%) AVVID
9 1 (0.45%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 87 (39.55%) Windows
2 41 (18.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (15.91%) UNIX
4 26 (11.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (7.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (4.55%) Windows 7
6 10 (4.55%) AIX
7 9 (4.09%) Linux
8 8 (3.64%) Windows XP
9 5 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.45%) HPUX
10 1 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.45%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (22.27%) ITIL
2 33 (15.00%) Capacity Management
3 26 (11.82%) User Acceptance Testing
4 25 (11.36%) Service Delivery
5 22 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 22 (10.00%) Asset Management
5 22 (10.00%) Operations Management
6 21 (9.55%) Network Monitoring
7 20 (9.09%) Portfolio Management
8 16 (7.27%) Network Management
9 14 (6.36%) Incident Management
10 13 (5.91%) Load Balancing
10 13 (5.91%) WAN Optimisation
11 12 (5.45%) Project Management
12 11 (5.00%) Test Scripting
13 10 (4.55%) Test Management
13 10 (4.55%) PRINCE2
14 8 (3.64%) Test Strategy
15 7 (3.18%) UML
15 7 (3.18%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (12.73%) SQL
2 10 (4.55%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.18%) VB
4 6 (2.73%) VBScript
4 6 (2.73%) Java
5 5 (2.27%) C
6 4 (1.82%) C#
6 4 (1.82%) Perl
7 3 (1.36%) PHP
7 3 (1.36%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.91%) C++
8 2 (0.91%) AWK
8 2 (0.91%) Ruby
8 2 (0.91%) sed
Qualifications
1 54 (24.55%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (16.82%) Security Cleared
3 31 (14.09%) CCNP
4 30 (13.64%) CCNA
4 30 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (12.73%) SC Cleared
6 25 (11.36%) MCSE
7 22 (10.00%) Degree
8 18 (8.18%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (2.73%) CCIE
9 6 (2.73%) MCITP
9 6 (2.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (2.27%) ISEB
11 3 (1.36%) CCDP
11 3 (1.36%) CCSA
11 3 (1.36%) CCVP
12 2 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.91%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.73%) SLA
2 9 (4.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 71 (32.27%) Active Directory
2 38 (17.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (7.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 13 (5.91%) Hyper-V
5 12 (5.45%) ISA Server
6 10 (4.55%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 6 (2.73%) vSphere
8 4 (1.82%) VMware Server
8 4 (1.82%) DFS Replication
9 3 (1.36%) XenApp
9 3 (1.36%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (1.36%) UAG
10 2 (0.91%) NFS
10 2 (0.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.45%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.45%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 44 (20.00%) SCOM
2 21 (9.55%) Cisco CUCM
3 18 (8.18%) SolarWinds Orion
3 18 (8.18%) SCCM
4 16 (7.27%) OPNET
4 16 (7.27%) NetBackup
5 15 (6.82%) Nagios
6 13 (5.91%) Tivoli
7 12 (5.45%) Control-M
8 8 (3.64%) BMC PATROL
8 8 (3.64%) SCSM
9 7 (3.18%) Cisco Prime
9 7 (3.18%) Backup Exec
10 5 (2.27%) CiscoWorks
11 4 (1.82%) FortiGate
12 3 (1.36%) OpenView
12 3 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
13 2 (0.91%) AppManager
13 2 (0.91%) HP SIM
13 2 (0.91%) Puppet
Vendors
1 96 (43.64%) Cisco
2 90 (40.91%) Microsoft
3 51 (23.18%) VMware
4 30 (13.64%) HP
5 26 (11.82%) BMC
6 22 (10.00%) Citrix
7 19 (8.64%) CheckPoint
8 16 (7.27%) Juniper
8 16 (7.27%) Riverbed
9 15 (6.82%) F5
10 13 (5.91%) NetApp
11 12 (5.45%) Veritas
11 12 (5.45%) Intel
11 12 (5.45%) IBM
11 12 (5.45%) Oracle
11 12 (5.45%) SAP
11 12 (5.45%) Altiris
12 8 (3.64%) Kaspersky
13 7 (3.18%) Dell
14 6 (2.73%) Mitel
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