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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SolarWinds
Rank 46 39 32
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.65% 0.36% 1.42%
As % of the Vendors category 1.60% 0.68% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate £263 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £381 £295
% change year-on-year
-10.81% +29.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £23.25 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+84.94% +24.00%
SolarWinds
South East

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
125 147 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 40.85% 53.45% 34.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 96 34
Average daily rate £340 £400 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +35.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £135 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £476 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 9
Average hourly rate £10.00 £11.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -25.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.38 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+27.85% +6.06%

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 9 February 2016, 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 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) HP
3 4 (66.67%) LAN
3 4 (66.67%) WAN
4 3 (50.00%) DMZ
4 3 (50.00%) Internet
4 3 (50.00%) DHCP
4 3 (50.00%) DNS
4 3 (50.00%) CiscoWorks
4 3 (50.00%) Wireless
4 3 (50.00%) Network Security
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 2 (33.33%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
5 2 (33.33%) XenApp
5 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (33.33%) F5
5 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (33.33%) BIG-IP
5 2 (33.33%) Citrix
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (33.33%) CCNP
5 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) LAN
2 4 (66.67%) WAN
3 3 (50.00%) DHCP
3 3 (50.00%) DMZ
3 3 (50.00%) DNS
3 3 (50.00%) Internet
3 3 (50.00%) Network Security
3 3 (50.00%) Wireless
4 2 (33.33%) BGP
4 2 (33.33%) BIG-IP
4 2 (33.33%) MPLS
4 2 (33.33%) OSPF
4 2 (33.33%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (16.67%) VLAN
5 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (16.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) LAN Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix Server Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix Support Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Exchange Support
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Exchange Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Senior IT Support
4 1 (16.67%) Switch Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Support Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Wireless Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Wireless Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CCNP
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) XenApp
1 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
2 1 (16.67%) DFS Replication
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (16.67%) Foglight
3 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) F5
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Riverbed