The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SolarWinds products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolarWinds over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SolarWinds
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 60 83 69
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -14
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.43% 0.29% 0.33%
As % of the Vendors category 0.87% 0.55% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £406 - £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
- -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £63.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.69% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £43.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
+27.90% +84.94%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Vendors Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
344 548 410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 49.14% 53.88% 44.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 296 220
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £233 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £532 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 34 9
Median hourly rate £30.91 £55.55 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.35% +146.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

SolarWinds
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing SolarWinds as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

SolarWinds Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

SolarWinds
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

SolarWinds Daily Rate Trend in Reading

SolarWinds
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

SolarWinds Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 4 (57.14%) WAN
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
1 4 (57.14%) Firewall
1 4 (57.14%) Network Management
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
1 4 (57.14%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (42.86%) Arista
2 3 (42.86%) Palo Alto
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Wireless
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (42.86%) MRTG
2 3 (42.86%) Process Improvement
2 3 (42.86%) NetScaler
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (42.86%) CMDB
2 3 (42.86%) Riverbed
2 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
2 3 (42.86%) Blue Coat
2 3 (42.86%) ProxySG
2 3 (42.86%) Wireless
2 3 (42.86%) Change Management
2 3 (42.86%) OPNET
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) SNMP
2 3 (42.86%) VPN
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
3 2 (28.57%) Nagios
3 2 (28.57%) ICMP

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Firewall
1 4 (57.14%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Wireless
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) MRTG
2 3 (42.86%) NetScaler
2 3 (42.86%) SNMP
2 3 (42.86%) VPN
2 3 (42.86%) Wireless
3 2 (28.57%) ICMP
4 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
4 1 (14.29%) Junos
4 1 (14.29%) Network Security
4 1 (14.29%) VLAN
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Network Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Network Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 3 (42.86%) CMDB
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Network Management
1 4 (57.14%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (42.86%) Change Management
2 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
2 3 (42.86%) Process Improvement
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 1 (14.29%) Network Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CCNA
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) HNC
2 1 (14.29%) JNCIA
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) OPNET
2 2 (28.57%) Nagios
3 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (14.29%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) Arista
2 3 (42.86%) Blue Coat
2 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) Palo Alto
2 3 (42.86%) Riverbed
3 2 (28.57%) Juniper
4 1 (14.29%) Aruba
4 1 (14.29%) Avaya
4 1 (14.29%) Clearswift
4 1 (14.29%) HP