The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of SolarWinds products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Essex 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 Essex 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 64 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.26% - -
As % of the Vendors category 0.56% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £380 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £350 £283
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +23.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £29.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-40.17% +67.14%
Vendors Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
357 190 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 47.16% 46.23% 49.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 90 95
Average daily rate £400 £256 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.09% +22.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £103 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £423 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 45 28
Average hourly rate £19.00 £27.50 £26.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.90% +4.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.30 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £37.50 £41.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
SolarWinds
East of England

SolarWinds
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

SolarWinds Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

SolarWinds
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SolarWinds across the Essex region.

SolarWinds Daily Rate Trend in Essex

SolarWinds
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds across the Essex region.

SolarWinds Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

SolarWinds
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the Essex 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
Brentwood - 1 £380 -
Chelmsford - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Basildon - - - -
SolarWinds
East of England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
1 2 (50.00%) Time Management
1 2 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) FWSM
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Network Management
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VBScript
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (25.00%) Business Objects
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) OSPF
2 1 (25.00%) BGP
2 1 (25.00%) ArcGIS
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) VMware

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 1 (25.00%) ArcGIS
1 1 (25.00%) FormScape
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) FWSM
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (25.00%) OSPF
2 1 (25.00%) BGP
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (25.00%) LDAP
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) FTP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (25.00%) QlikView
1 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Time Management
1 2 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Network Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) MetaFrame
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Business Objects
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Northgate
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper