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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolarWinds over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SolarWinds
Rank 73 69 75
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.30% 0.34% 0.30%
As % of the Vendors category 0.60% 0.78% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £451 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £381 £295
% change year-on-year
-12.78% +29.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £63.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £23.25 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+84.94% +24.00%
SolarWinds
Berkshire

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
503 384 507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 51.07% 43.84% 50.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 211 248
Average daily rate £375 £375 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 8 15
Average hourly rate £45.00 £55.65 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.13% +122.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

SolarWinds
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) Wireless
1 2 (66.67%) OPNET
1 2 (66.67%) Blue Coat
1 2 (66.67%) Network Design
1 2 (66.67%) Riverbed
1 2 (66.67%) Network Architecture
1 2 (66.67%) Process Improvement
1 2 (66.67%) Network Management
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) ArcSight
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Lumension
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) HP SIM
2 1 (33.33%) WSUS
2 1 (33.33%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) SCOM
2 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Wireless
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Designer
1 2 (66.67%) Network Designer
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Support
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) Network Architecture
1 2 (66.67%) Network Design
1 2 (66.67%) Network Management
1 2 (66.67%) Process Improvement
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) OPNET
2 1 (33.33%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (33.33%) HP SIM
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) SCOM
2 1 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Blue Coat
1 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Riverbed
2 1 (33.33%) ArcSight
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Lumension
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft