The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SolarWinds products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolarWinds over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds
Rank 55 - 76
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.29% - 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.54% - 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£424 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.00 £17.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+237.14% -53.33%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Vendors Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
369 318 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 54.42% 49.69% 40.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 162 179
Average daily rate £400 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £176 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 28
Average hourly rate £15.29 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £10.56 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.20 £34.90 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

SolarWinds
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

SolarWinds Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

SolarWinds
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

SolarWinds Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

SolarWinds
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
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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
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £424 -
Letchworth - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
SolarWinds
East of England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 9 (90.00%) Cisco
1 9 (90.00%) Firewall
2 7 (70.00%) Coaching
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (70.00%) SC Cleared
2 7 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (70.00%) CCNP
2 7 (70.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) WAP
3 1 (10.00%) VPN
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) SLA
3 1 (10.00%) OpenView
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (10.00%) IPsec
3 1 (10.00%) Mitel
3 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (10.00%) BIG-IP
3 1 (10.00%) VLAN
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Infoblox
3 1 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (10.00%) F5

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (10.00%) IPsec
2 1 (10.00%) BIG-IP
2 1 (10.00%) VLAN
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (70.00%) Lead Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Change Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Business Change Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support
3 1 (10.00%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) WAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
1 7 (70.00%) Coaching
2 1 (10.00%) Benchmarking
2 1 (10.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) CCNP
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (70.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (70.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Juniper
2 1 (10.00%) Mitel
2 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (10.00%) Infoblox
2 1 (10.00%) F5