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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds
Rank 36 36 27
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 6 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.07% 1.02% 1.81%
As % of the Vendors category 3.85% 2.33% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£363 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £326 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.27% +0.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £73.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £22.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+102.24% -20.53%
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
156 129 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 53.79% 43.73% 42.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 71 59
Average daily rate £350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 10
Average hourly rate £17.50 £11.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -63.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.70 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £11.00 £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 18 September 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
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the Kent region over the 3 months to 18 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Tunbridge Wells - - - - 1
West Malling - - - - 2
SolarWinds
South East

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (70.00%) Windows
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (70.00%) VMware
2 6 (60.00%) Advertising
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco
4 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (40.00%) Citrix
4 4 (40.00%) XenApp
4 4 (40.00%) Change Management
4 4 (40.00%) Firewall
4 4 (40.00%) Finance
5 3 (30.00%) DNS
5 3 (30.00%) SCCM
5 3 (30.00%) vSphere
5 3 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (30.00%) LAN
5 3 (30.00%) WAN
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) CCNP
5 3 (30.00%) CCNA
5 3 (30.00%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (20.00%) AIX
6 2 (20.00%) UNIX

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) LAN
2 3 (30.00%) WAN
2 3 (30.00%) DNS
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (10.00%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (10.00%) NAS
4 1 (10.00%) SAN
4 1 (10.00%) DMZ
4 1 (10.00%) Internet
4 1 (10.00%) DHCP
4 1 (10.00%) Wireless
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security
General
1 6 (60.00%) Advertising
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (20.00%) Network Support
4 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Computer Operator
4 2 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Network Administrator
5 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Junior
5 1 (10.00%) Administrator
5 1 (10.00%) Junior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) AS400
1 2 (20.00%) iSeries
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (20.00%) UNIX
4 2 (20.00%) AIX
5 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Change Management
2 3 (30.00%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (20.00%) Data Security
3 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (20.00%) Network Management
3 2 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) CCNP
1 3 (30.00%) CCNA
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) XenApp
3 3 (30.00%) vSphere
3 3 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
2 2 (20.00%) SCOM
2 2 (20.00%) Control-M
2 2 (20.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (10.00%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco
3 4 (40.00%) Citrix
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) SunGard
5 2 (20.00%) Intel
5 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (10.00%) CommVault
6 1 (10.00%) HP