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 2 July 2015 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 418 433 473
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +40
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 170 138 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.34% 0.28% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.75% 0.63% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 84 36
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£350 £353 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.70% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £235 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £450 £554
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.38% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +260.00%
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
22519 21955 20957
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.03% 45.17% 46.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13512 12591 11521
Average daily rate £398 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.58% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1010 985 1150
Average hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.47 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -12.82%

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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 2015. 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 +2 73 £350 -2.77% 18
South East -8 35 £450 +27.65% 26
Yorkshire -3 18 £258 -14.16% 4
West Midlands +11 13 £316 - 5
East of England -1 10 £313 -37.50% 6
East Midlands - 9 £285 - 2
South West -12 8 £330 -6.38% 7
North West -21 3 - - 13
North East - 1 - - 1
SolarWinds
UK

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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.

1 273 (70.18%) Cisco
2 230 (59.13%) Firewall
3 133 (34.19%) Cisco ASA
4 117 (30.08%) Cisco Certification
5 116 (29.82%) CheckPoint
6 110 (28.28%) Windows
7 107 (27.51%) MPLS
7 107 (27.51%) BGP
8 106 (27.25%) Wireless
9 105 (26.99%) WAN
10 102 (26.22%) F5
11 98 (25.19%) Data Centre
12 97 (24.94%) Juniper
13 93 (23.91%) LAN
13 93 (23.91%) VMware
14 89 (22.88%) Network Security
15 87 (22.37%) VPN
15 87 (22.37%) ITIL
16 83 (21.34%) CCNP
16 83 (21.34%) OSPF
16 83 (21.34%) Load Balancing
17 73 (18.77%) Cisco Nexus
17 73 (18.77%) DNS
18 72 (18.51%) HP
19 64 (16.45%) Finance
20 61 (15.68%) TCP/IP
21 60 (15.42%) Network Monitoring
22 59 (15.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
22 59 (15.17%) VLAN
23 58 (14.91%) EIGRP

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 22 (5.66%) IIS
2 19 (4.88%) MS Exchange
3 18 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (2.83%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.06%) Lync
7 7 (1.80%) Node.js
7 7 (1.80%) Apache
7 7 (1.80%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.26%) Confluence
9 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 20 (5.14%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.29%) MS Office
3 3 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (3.86%) RMDS
2 2 (0.51%) WebTrends
2 2 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.26%) SaaS
3 1 (0.26%) Office 365
3 1 (0.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 230 (59.13%) Firewall
2 133 (34.19%) Cisco ASA
3 107 (27.51%) MPLS
3 107 (27.51%) BGP
4 106 (27.25%) Wireless
5 105 (26.99%) WAN
6 93 (23.91%) LAN
7 89 (22.88%) Network Security
8 87 (22.37%) VPN
9 83 (21.34%) OSPF
10 73 (18.77%) DNS
10 73 (18.77%) Cisco Nexus
11 61 (15.68%) TCP/IP
12 59 (15.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 59 (15.17%) VLAN
13 58 (14.91%) EIGRP
14 54 (13.88%) SAN
15 49 (12.60%) DHCP
15 49 (12.60%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 46 (11.83%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (10.28%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.60%) Oracle Database
2 14 (3.60%) Relational Database
3 13 (3.34%) MySQL
4 10 (2.57%) RDBMS
4 10 (2.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (1.80%) Informix
6 6 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.29%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.77%) DTS
9 3 (0.77%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (2.06%) JIRA
2 7 (1.80%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.51%) Subversion
4 2 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.26%) GCC
5 1 (0.26%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 64 (16.45%) Finance
2 20 (5.14%) Multimedia
3 8 (2.06%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.80%) Manufacturing
4 7 (1.80%) Military
4 7 (1.80%) Banking
5 5 (1.29%) Law
5 5 (1.29%) Legal
6 4 (1.03%) Retail
6 4 (1.03%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.51%) Back Office
7 2 (0.51%) Games
8 1 (0.26%) Advertising
8 1 (0.26%) Electronics
8 1 (0.26%) Local Government
8 1 (0.26%) Marketing
8 1 (0.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 151 (38.82%) Network Engineer
2 44 (11.31%) Analyst
3 41 (10.54%) Consultant
4 30 (7.71%) Security Engineer
5 29 (7.46%) Network Security Engineer
6 25 (6.43%) Network Consultant
6 25 (6.43%) Architect
7 22 (5.66%) Network Analyst
8 19 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 19 (4.88%) Senior Network Engineer
9 17 (4.37%) Network Support
10 15 (3.86%) Support Engineer
11 13 (3.34%) Administrator
12 12 (3.08%) Support Analyst
12 12 (3.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 12 (3.08%) Cisco Engineer
13 10 (2.57%) Server Engineer
13 10 (2.57%) Technical Architect
14 9 (2.31%) Network Support Engineer
14 9 (2.31%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.11%) CSS
2 15 (3.86%) Rendezvous
3 6 (1.54%) XMPP
4 4 (1.03%) Middleware
5 3 (0.77%) .NET
6 2 (0.51%) SOAP
6 2 (0.51%) REST
6 2 (0.51%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.51%) WCF
7 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.26%) HTML5
7 1 (0.26%) HTML
7 1 (0.26%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.26%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.26%) LAMP
7 1 (0.26%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 98 (25.19%) Data Centre
2 35 (9.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 24 (6.17%) Management Information System
4 22 (5.66%) PKI
5 14 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.57%) EMC VNX
7 9 (2.31%) Replication
7 9 (2.31%) Clustering
8 8 (2.06%) Celerra
8 8 (2.06%) User Experience
9 7 (1.80%) Enterprise Storage
9 7 (1.80%) IBM XIV
9 7 (1.80%) NHS
10 6 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (1.03%) Visualisation
11 4 (1.03%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.51%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.51%) Online Games
12 2 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.51%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 110 (28.28%) Windows
2 51 (13.11%) Linux
3 41 (10.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (7.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (6.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (6.17%) UNIX
7 19 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (2.31%) Solaris
9 4 (1.03%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.03%) CentOS
10 3 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (0.77%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.77%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.77%) FreeBSD
10 3 (0.77%) AIX
11 2 (0.51%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.51%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (22.37%) ITIL
2 83 (21.34%) Load Balancing
3 60 (15.42%) Network Monitoring
4 57 (14.65%) Network Management
5 34 (8.74%) Service Management
6 30 (7.71%) Migration
7 27 (6.94%) Change Management
8 25 (6.43%) Network Architecture
9 20 (5.14%) DDoS Mitigation
10 19 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
11 18 (4.63%) Service Delivery
12 17 (4.37%) Disaster Recovery
12 17 (4.37%) E-Commerce
12 17 (4.37%) Business Continuity
13 16 (4.11%) Network Load Balancing
13 16 (4.11%) WAN Optimisation
13 16 (4.11%) Performance Monitoring
14 15 (3.86%) Incident Management
15 14 (3.60%) Change Control
16 13 (3.34%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 34 (8.74%) SQL
2 25 (6.43%) PowerShell
3 13 (3.34%) PHP
4 12 (3.08%) Perl
5 7 (1.80%) VB
5 7 (1.80%) Python
6 4 (1.03%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.03%) Java
7 3 (0.77%) C
7 3 (0.77%) C#
7 3 (0.77%) VBScript
7 3 (0.77%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.51%) Ruby
9 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.26%) R
9 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 117 (30.08%) Cisco Certification
2 83 (21.34%) CCNP
3 50 (12.85%) CCNA
4 40 (10.28%) Security Cleared
5 27 (6.94%) Degree
5 27 (6.94%) SC Cleared
6 16 (4.11%) CCIE
7 14 (3.60%) CISSP
8 12 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (2.83%) MCSE
10 5 (1.29%) CCSA
10 5 (1.29%) MCITP
11 3 (0.77%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.77%) CCDP
12 2 (0.51%) CCSE
12 2 (0.51%) MCSA
12 2 (0.51%) CCSP
12 2 (0.51%) CCDA
12 2 (0.51%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.43%) SLA
2 3 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.26%) BS25999
System Software
1 50 (12.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (11.05%) Active Directory
3 28 (7.20%) vSphere
4 26 (6.68%) XenApp
5 24 (6.17%) VMware ESX
6 14 (3.60%) Hyper-V
7 11 (2.83%) XenDesktop
8 10 (2.57%) Terminal Services
9 8 (2.06%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 8 (2.06%) DFS Replication
10 7 (1.80%) ISA Server
11 4 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (1.03%) ProxySG
12 3 (0.77%) Samba
12 3 (0.77%) Firmware
12 3 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.77%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.51%) UAG
14 1 (0.26%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 40 (10.28%) SolarWinds Orion
2 34 (8.74%) CiscoWorks
3 24 (6.17%) SCCM
4 21 (5.40%) Nagios
5 19 (4.88%) OpenView
6 17 (4.37%) SCOM
6 17 (4.37%) RANCID
7 16 (4.11%) Cisco CUCM
8 15 (3.86%) Cacti
9 12 (3.08%) OPNET
10 11 (2.83%) NetBackup
11 10 (2.57%) AirWatch
11 10 (2.57%) Cisco Prime
12 9 (2.31%) Cisco UCCE
13 8 (2.06%) Opsview
13 8 (2.06%) Graphite
14 7 (1.80%) Salt
14 7 (1.80%) SCOrch
14 7 (1.80%) FortiGate
14 7 (1.80%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 273 (70.18%) Cisco
2 116 (29.82%) CheckPoint
3 102 (26.22%) F5
4 97 (24.94%) Juniper
5 93 (23.91%) VMware
6 72 (18.51%) HP
7 54 (13.88%) Citrix
8 51 (13.11%) Blue Coat
9 43 (11.05%) Aruba
10 40 (10.28%) Infoblox
10 40 (10.28%) Microsoft
11 28 (7.20%) IBM
12 25 (6.43%) BMC
13 24 (6.17%) NetApp
13 24 (6.17%) Riverbed
14 23 (5.91%) Websense
15 22 (5.66%) Red Hat
15 22 (5.66%) Nortel
16 21 (5.40%) McAfee
16 21 (5.40%) NetScout
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum + NEG
Posted: 23 days ago