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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank - - 46
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - - 0.88%
As % of the Vendors category - - 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £341
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £45.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-12.22% +164.70%
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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
276 224 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 42.79% 46.86% 43.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 105 59
Average daily rate £375 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £238 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £494 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 38 45
Average hourly rate £26.00 £28.50 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.77% +25.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.80 £9.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.37 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 21 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (83.33%) Cisco
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) Barracuda Networks
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) NetApp
2 3 (50.00%) Websense
3 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 2 (33.33%) Aruba
3 2 (33.33%) F5
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (33.33%) Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) Network Security
4 1 (16.67%) Mitel
4 1 (16.67%) VLAN
4 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (16.67%) CCNP
4 1 (16.67%) CCNA

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) Wireless
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (16.67%) VLAN
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Technical Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Security Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Security Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Junior Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Junior
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Barracuda Networks
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) NetApp
2 3 (50.00%) Websense
3 2 (33.33%) Aruba
3 2 (33.33%) F5
4 1 (16.67%) Mitel
4 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint