The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SolarWinds products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolarWinds over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 41 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.73% 1.60% -
As % of the Vendors category 1.36% 4.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £318 £338
% change year-on-year
+25.98% -5.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £27.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.45% -26.66%
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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 Kent region.

Vendors Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
147 75 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 53.45% 39.89% 46.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 34 74
Average daily rate £400 £335 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% +21.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 8
Average hourly rate £9.00 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% -15.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

SolarWinds
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

SolarWinds Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

SolarWinds
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

SolarWinds Daily Rate Trend in Kent

SolarWinds
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

SolarWinds Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) XenApp
3 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (37.50%) F5
3 3 (37.50%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (37.50%) vSphere
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (25.00%) Network Security
4 2 (25.00%) BIG-IP
4 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (25.00%) NetScout
4 2 (25.00%) Wireshark
4 2 (25.00%) Foglight
4 2 (25.00%) LAN
4 2 (25.00%) WAN

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
1 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) BIG-IP
2 2 (25.00%) Wireshark
2 2 (25.00%) Network Security
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) WAN
2 2 (25.00%) DHCP
2 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) SAN
2 2 (25.00%) MPLS
2 2 (25.00%) OSPF
2 2 (25.00%) BGP
3 1 (12.50%) Junos
3 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (12.50%) Computer Operator
4 1 (12.50%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) AS400
1 1 (12.50%) iSeries
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX
3 1 (12.50%) AIX
3 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (25.00%) MCSE
2 2 (25.00%) CCIE
2 2 (25.00%) CCNP
2 2 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) MCSA
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) XenApp
2 3 (37.50%) vSphere
3 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (12.50%) Xen
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (25.00%) Foglight
3 1 (12.50%) NetBackup
3 1 (12.50%) SCCM
3 1 (12.50%) SCOM
3 1 (12.50%) Control-M
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
2 3 (37.50%) F5
3 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (25.00%) NetScout
4 1 (12.50%) Juniper
4 1 (12.50%) CommVault
4 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) SunGard
4 1 (12.50%) Intel