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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SolarWinds
Rank 53 46 58
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +12
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.20% 0.68% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.46% 1.42% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £375 £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £388 £305
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +27.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £23.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+84.94% +32.85%
SolarWinds
East of England

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
216 212 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 42.52% 48.18% 45.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 98 153
Average daily rate £350 £280 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 27 24
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.50 £15.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 13 February 2016, 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 3 (75.00%) Cisco
1 3 (75.00%) ArcSight
1 3 (75.00%) QRadar
2 2 (50.00%) Rapid7
2 2 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 2 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (50.00%) SIEM
2 2 (50.00%) Nessus
2 2 (50.00%) CEH
2 2 (50.00%) Sourcefire
2 2 (50.00%) Splunk
2 2 (50.00%) EnCase
2 2 (50.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (50.00%) IntruShield
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) NetIQ
2 2 (50.00%) Intel Security
3 1 (25.00%) H.323
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec
3 1 (25.00%) CISSP
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (25.00%) RHCE
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) Windows

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 2 (50.00%) IntruShield
1 2 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (25.00%) H.323
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security
2 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (25.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Security Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Security Operations Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Voice Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (50.00%) Information Security
1 2 (50.00%) SIEM
1 2 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Forensics
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (25.00%) Security Operations
2 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CEH
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CISM
2 1 (25.00%) CISSP
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) RHCE
2 1 (25.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Snort
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) QRadar
2 2 (50.00%) EnCase
2 2 (50.00%) Nessus
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) ArcSight
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (50.00%) Intel Security
2 2 (50.00%) NetIQ
2 2 (50.00%) Rapid7
2 2 (50.00%) Sourcefire
2 2 (50.00%) Splunk
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Polycom
3 1 (25.00%) Qualys
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec
3 1 (25.00%) Tripwire
3 1 (25.00%) Verint
3 1 (25.00%) VMware