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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds
Rank 38 33 43
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.03% 1.06% 0.28%
As % of the Vendors category 1.95% 2.17% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
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£425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.00 £17.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+242.02% -54.00%
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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
154 138 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 53.10% 48.59% 51.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 71 100
Average daily rate £388 £370 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% +48.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £260 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £575 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 41
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.35 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.63 £18.60 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SolarWinds across the Kent region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

SolarWinds Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 December 2014, 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 7 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
1 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (66.67%) VMware
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (55.56%) Citrix
3 5 (55.56%) MS Exchange
3 5 (55.56%) XenApp
3 5 (55.56%) vSphere
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco
4 4 (44.44%) ITIL
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (33.33%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (33.33%) SCCM
5 3 (33.33%) Advertising
5 3 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (22.22%) F5
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (22.22%) Service Management
6 2 (22.22%) Firewall
6 2 (22.22%) Data Security
6 2 (22.22%) AS400
6 2 (22.22%) Foglight
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 5 (55.56%) MS Exchange
2 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
1 2 (22.22%) BIG-IP
1 2 (22.22%) MPLS
1 2 (22.22%) OSPF
1 2 (22.22%) BGP
1 2 (22.22%) SAN
1 2 (22.22%) LAN
1 2 (22.22%) WAN
General
1 3 (33.33%) Advertising
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (22.22%) Computer Operator
3 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (22.22%) AS400
1 2 (22.22%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) UNIX
3 2 (22.22%) AIX
4 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (22.22%) Service Management
3 2 (22.22%) Data Security
3 2 (22.22%) Change Management
3 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
3 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
3 2 (22.22%) Network Management
3 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (22.22%) CCNP
2 2 (22.22%) CCNA
2 2 (22.22%) MCSE
3 1 (11.11%) MCSA
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) XenApp
2 5 (55.56%) vSphere
3 3 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
5 1 (11.11%) Xen
5 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SolarWinds Orion
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (22.22%) Foglight
2 2 (22.22%) NetBackup
2 2 (22.22%) SCOM
2 2 (22.22%) Control-M
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) VMware
2 5 (55.56%) Citrix
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) F5
5 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
5 2 (22.22%) SunGard
5 2 (22.22%) Intel
6 1 (11.11%) CommVault