The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank - 52 53
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - 0.21% 0.87%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.40% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £500 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +42.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £313
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +205.08%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Vendors Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
277 252 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 44.39% 52.17% 46.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 127 76
Average daily rate £363 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 41 50
Average hourly rate £19.00 £24.12 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.22% -3.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.35 £15.00 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.30 £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 6 (85.71%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) Websense
3 3 (42.86%) Citrix
3 3 (42.86%) NetApp
3 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (42.86%) Barracuda Networks
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (28.57%) Aruba
4 2 (28.57%) F5
4 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
4 2 (28.57%) Wireless
5 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 1 (14.29%) NetIQ
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) IBM
5 1 (14.29%) CCNP
5 1 (14.29%) CCNA
5 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
5 1 (14.29%) Information Security
5 1 (14.29%) Qualys
5 1 (14.29%) Network Security
5 1 (14.29%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (14.29%) Mitel
5 1 (14.29%) Altiris

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) Wireless
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (14.29%) VLAN
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security
General
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Technical Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Security Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Security Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Junior Network Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Cyber Security Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Junior
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 1 (14.29%) SIEM
2 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (14.29%) Cyber Security
2 1 (14.29%) Patch Management
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCNP
1 1 (14.29%) CCNA
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Nessus
1 1 (14.29%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) Websense
2 3 (42.86%) Barracuda Networks
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) NetApp
3 2 (28.57%) Aruba
3 2 (28.57%) F5
4 1 (14.29%) Splunk
4 1 (14.29%) ArcSight
4 1 (14.29%) Rapid7
4 1 (14.29%) IBM
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 1 (14.29%) NetIQ
4 1 (14.29%) Mitel
4 1 (14.29%) Altiris
4 1 (14.29%) Tripwire
4 1 (14.29%) Qualys