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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 29 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 4 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.65% 2.19% -
As % of the Vendors category 3.70% 4.07% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +200.00%
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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
108 123 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 44.44% 53.95% 57.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 69 95
Average daily rate £466 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.00% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 14
Average hourly rate £16.00 £47.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.95% +193.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 22 May 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 (83.33%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (50.00%) NetScout
2 3 (50.00%) Wireshark
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) XenApp
2 3 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 3 (50.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (50.00%) vSphere
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Lancope
3 2 (33.33%) Juniper
3 2 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (33.33%) F5
3 2 (33.33%) Network Security
3 2 (33.33%) Blue Coat
3 2 (33.33%) DNS

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (50.00%) Wireshark
3 2 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (33.33%) Network Security
3 2 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) DHCP
3 2 (33.33%) MPLS
3 2 (33.33%) OSPF
3 2 (33.33%) BGP
4 1 (16.67%) Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) Junos
4 1 (16.67%) NetScaler
4 1 (16.67%) Multicast
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Security Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Service Management
1 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
1 1 (16.67%) Change Management
1 1 (16.67%) Project Management
1 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
1 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CCIE
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) PMP
3 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (50.00%) XenApp
1 3 (50.00%) XenDesktop
1 3 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
1 3 (50.00%) Citrix
1 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (50.00%) NetScout
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
1 3 (50.00%) Lancope
2 2 (33.33%) Juniper
2 2 (33.33%) F5
2 2 (33.33%) Blue Coat
3 1 (16.67%) TIBCO
3 1 (16.67%) Bloomberg
3 1 (16.67%) TippingPoint
3 1 (16.67%) Aruba
3 1 (16.67%) Tufin
3 1 (16.67%) LogLogic
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