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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 427 452 488
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +36
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 161 132 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.26% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 0.68% 0.57% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 61 31
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£375 £311 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.48% -4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £140 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £325 £341
% change year-on-year
+2.69% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 1
Average hourly rate £39.00 £45.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +164.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £45.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +164.70%
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
23573 23274 22511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 43.84% 45.49% 46.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14262 13334 12783
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1009 1042 1040
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -4.14%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 68 £425 +39.45% 20
South East -4 47 £344 +5.76% 18
Yorkshire -13 19 £325 +18.18% 6
South West +6 9 £258 -47.17% 4
West Midlands +3 6 £330 - 8
East of England -1 4 £313 +6.83% 5
North East - 4 - -
East Midlands -3 2 - - 2
North West -35 2 £300 +71.42% 5
SolarWinds
UK

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 260 (68.60%) Cisco
2 216 (56.99%) Firewall
3 132 (34.83%) Cisco ASA
4 130 (34.30%) Windows
5 115 (30.34%) WAN
6 113 (29.82%) Cisco Certification
7 111 (29.29%) Wireless
8 109 (28.76%) BGP
9 108 (28.50%) VMware
10 106 (27.97%) MPLS
11 100 (26.39%) CheckPoint
12 98 (25.86%) ITIL
13 95 (25.07%) VPN
14 93 (24.54%) CCNP
15 89 (23.48%) OSPF
16 88 (23.22%) LAN
17 87 (22.96%) Data Centre
18 85 (22.43%) Network Security
19 78 (20.58%) F5
20 77 (20.32%) VoIP
20 77 (20.32%) Juniper
21 73 (19.26%) VLAN
22 71 (18.73%) HP
23 69 (18.21%) Linux
24 66 (17.41%) DNS
25 64 (16.89%) Load Balancing
26 63 (16.62%) EIGRP
27 61 (16.09%) TCP/IP
28 60 (15.83%) Citrix
28 60 (15.83%) Cisco Nexus

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 33 (8.71%) MS Exchange
2 25 (6.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (5.54%) Exchange Server 2013
4 20 (5.28%) Exchange Server 2007
5 19 (5.01%) SharePoint
6 15 (3.96%) IIS
7 13 (3.43%) Lync
8 7 (1.85%) Node.js
8 7 (1.85%) Apache
8 7 (1.85%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.32%) WorkSite
9 5 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.26%) Confluence
11 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 34 (8.97%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.11%) MS Office
3 5 (1.32%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.58%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.32%) RMDS
3 2 (0.53%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 26 (6.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (3.69%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.06%) PaaS
4 2 (0.53%) Office 365
5 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 216 (56.99%) Firewall
2 132 (34.83%) Cisco ASA
3 115 (30.34%) WAN
4 111 (29.29%) Wireless
5 109 (28.76%) BGP
6 106 (27.97%) MPLS
7 95 (25.07%) VPN
8 89 (23.48%) OSPF
9 88 (23.22%) LAN
10 85 (22.43%) Network Security
11 77 (20.32%) VoIP
12 73 (19.26%) VLAN
13 66 (17.41%) DNS
14 63 (16.62%) EIGRP
15 61 (16.09%) TCP/IP
16 60 (15.83%) Cisco Nexus
17 58 (15.30%) IPsec
18 45 (11.87%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 45 (11.87%) SAN
19 42 (11.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (3.69%) Oracle Database
3 14 (3.69%) Relational Database
4 13 (3.43%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (2.64%) Oracle Database 12c
5 10 (2.64%) RDBMS
6 8 (2.11%) MySQL
7 7 (1.85%) Informix
8 6 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.32%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.79%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.79%) DTS
11 3 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 8 (2.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 8 (2.11%) JIRA
2 7 (1.85%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.85%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.32%) InstallShield
4 3 (0.79%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.53%) Subversion
6 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.26%) GCC
6 1 (0.26%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 55 (14.51%) Finance
2 20 (5.28%) Multimedia
3 14 (3.69%) Law
4 11 (2.90%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.64%) Legal
6 8 (2.11%) Military
7 4 (1.06%) Banking
8 3 (0.79%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.79%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.53%) Games
9 2 (0.53%) Front Office
9 2 (0.53%) Back Office
10 1 (0.26%) Advertising
10 1 (0.26%) Local Government
10 1 (0.26%) German Language
10 1 (0.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 154 (40.63%) Network Engineer
2 40 (10.55%) Analyst
3 33 (8.71%) Senior Network Engineer
4 26 (6.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 24 (6.33%) Consultant
5 24 (6.33%) Security Engineer
6 23 (6.07%) Network Security Engineer
7 17 (4.49%) Cisco Engineer
8 16 (4.22%) Network Analyst
9 13 (3.43%) Administrator
9 13 (3.43%) Support Engineer
9 13 (3.43%) 3rd Line Support
9 13 (3.43%) DBA
9 13 (3.43%) Network Support
9 13 (3.43%) Monitoring Specialist
10 12 (3.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 11 (2.90%) Support Analyst
11 11 (2.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 10 (2.64%) Network Consultant
12 10 (2.64%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (8.71%) 802.1X
2 10 (2.64%) CSS
3 7 (1.85%) Middleware
4 6 (1.58%) XMPP
5 5 (1.32%) Rendezvous
5 5 (1.32%) Software Packaging
6 3 (0.79%) OLE
6 3 (0.79%) OLE DB
6 3 (0.79%) XML
7 1 (0.26%) HTML
7 1 (0.26%) .NET
7 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.26%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.26%) HTML5
7 1 (0.26%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.26%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 87 (22.96%) Data Centre
2 28 (7.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 22 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (5.54%) PKI
5 11 (2.90%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.37%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (2.11%) Clustering
8 7 (1.85%) NHS
8 7 (1.85%) Enterprise Storage
8 7 (1.85%) IBM XIV
9 4 (1.06%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.06%) CMDB
10 3 (0.79%) Mobile Computing
10 3 (0.79%) Replication
10 3 (0.79%) User Experience
10 3 (0.79%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.53%) EMC VNX
11 2 (0.53%) HP StoreVirtual
11 2 (0.53%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.53%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 130 (34.30%) Windows
2 69 (18.21%) Linux
3 58 (15.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (11.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (9.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 28 (7.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 23 (6.07%) UNIX
8 4 (1.06%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.79%) FreeBSD
9 3 (0.79%) AIX
10 2 (0.53%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (25.86%) ITIL
2 64 (16.89%) Load Balancing
3 55 (14.51%) Network Management
4 53 (13.98%) Network Monitoring
5 29 (7.65%) Capacity Planning
6 28 (7.39%) Service Management
7 24 (6.33%) Change Management
7 24 (6.33%) WAN Optimisation
8 23 (6.07%) Service Delivery
8 23 (6.07%) DDoS Mitigation
9 21 (5.54%) Project Management
10 20 (5.28%) Network Design
11 18 (4.75%) Kalman Filter
12 12 (3.17%) Scrum
12 12 (3.17%) Kanban
13 11 (2.90%) Network Architecture
13 11 (2.90%) E-Commerce
14 10 (2.64%) Disaster Recovery
14 10 (2.64%) Business Continuity
14 10 (2.64%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 48 (12.66%) SQL
2 40 (10.55%) PowerShell
3 14 (3.69%) Bash Shell
4 12 (3.17%) VB
4 12 (3.17%) Perl
5 11 (2.90%) PHP
6 10 (2.64%) PL/SQL
7 9 (2.37%) T-SQL
8 6 (1.58%) VBScript
8 6 (1.58%) Java
8 6 (1.58%) JavaScript
8 6 (1.58%) Python
9 5 (1.32%) VBA
10 4 (1.06%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.06%) C#
11 3 (0.79%) C
Qualifications
1 113 (29.82%) Cisco Certification
2 93 (24.54%) CCNP
3 42 (11.08%) CCNA
4 37 (9.76%) Security Cleared
5 35 (9.23%) Degree
6 22 (5.80%) SC Cleared
7 19 (5.01%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (4.75%) MCSE
9 13 (3.43%) CCIE
10 9 (2.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.32%) CISSP
12 5 (1.32%) CCSA
13 4 (1.06%) CCSE
13 4 (1.06%) JNCIA
13 4 (1.06%) MCITP
14 3 (0.79%) RHCSA
14 3 (0.79%) CCENT
14 3 (0.79%) CCDP
14 3 (0.79%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.12%) SLA
2 4 (1.06%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.26%) QA
3 1 (0.26%) BS25999
System Software
1 60 (15.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (11.87%) Active Directory
3 36 (9.50%) vSphere
4 25 (6.60%) XenApp
5 22 (5.80%) VMware ESX
6 17 (4.49%) XenDesktop
7 10 (2.64%) DFS Replication
7 10 (2.64%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (1.85%) ISA Server
9 6 (1.58%) Hyper-V
9 6 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.58%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.79%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.79%) Samba
11 2 (0.53%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.53%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.26%) Firmware
12 1 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 54 (14.25%) SolarWinds Orion
2 28 (7.39%) CiscoWorks
3 23 (6.07%) SCCM
3 23 (6.07%) Cisco CUCM
4 22 (5.80%) Nagios
5 19 (5.01%) SCOM
5 19 (5.01%) Cacti
5 19 (5.01%) RANCID
6 17 (4.49%) OpenView
7 13 (3.43%) NetBackup
8 10 (2.64%) Oracle RMAN
8 10 (2.64%) HP SIM
8 10 (2.64%) AirWatch
9 9 (2.37%) Graphite
9 9 (2.37%) Opsview
10 8 (2.11%) Cisco UCCE
10 8 (2.11%) WSUS
10 8 (2.11%) Cisco UCCX
10 8 (2.11%) Foglight
10 8 (2.11%) OPNET
Vendors
1 260 (68.60%) Cisco
2 108 (28.50%) VMware
3 100 (26.39%) CheckPoint
4 78 (20.58%) F5
5 77 (20.32%) Juniper
6 71 (18.73%) HP
7 60 (15.83%) Citrix
8 57 (15.04%) Microsoft
9 48 (12.66%) Aruba
10 47 (12.40%) Infoblox
11 38 (10.03%) Blue Coat
11 38 (10.03%) Red Hat
12 30 (7.92%) NetApp
13 27 (7.12%) Riverbed
14 25 (6.60%) Websense
15 23 (6.07%) McAfee
16 20 (5.28%) IBM
16 20 (5.28%) BMC
17 15 (3.96%) EMC
18 14 (3.69%) CA
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
OCC Computer personnel
Rate: £50 per hour + overtime
Posted: Yesterday
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Spinnaker Red
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 13 days ago