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 3 May 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SolarWinds
Rank 78 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.29% - -
As % of the Vendors category 0.54% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £500 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £33.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-32.57% -26.66%
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
556 473 542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 54.19% 48.91% 51.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 245 248
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 14
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +53.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.05 £17.50 £9.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.40 £21.65 £20.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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 5 (83.33%) Cisco
1 5 (83.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (66.67%) Riverbed
2 4 (66.67%) Network Architecture
2 4 (66.67%) Network Management
2 4 (66.67%) Change Management
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) OPNET
2 4 (66.67%) Network Design
3 3 (50.00%) Wireless
3 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (50.00%) WAN
3 3 (50.00%) Blue Coat
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Process Improvement
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (16.67%) WSUS
5 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
5 1 (16.67%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (16.67%) SCCM
5 1 (16.67%) SCOM
5 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) DHCP
5 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (16.67%) Internet

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 (66.67%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless
2 3 (50.00%) WAN
2 3 (50.00%) Wireless
3 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 1 (16.67%) BGP
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (16.67%) DHCP
4 1 (16.67%) HSRP
4 1 (16.67%) Internet
4 1 (16.67%) MPLS
4 1 (16.67%) OSPF
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Designer
2 2 (33.33%) Network Designer
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Support
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Change Management
1 4 (66.67%) Network Architecture
1 4 (66.67%) Network Design
1 4 (66.67%) Network Management
2 2 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) CCNP
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) OPNET
2 1 (16.67%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (16.67%) HP SIM
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) SCOM
2 1 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) Riverbed
3 3 (50.00%) Blue Coat
3 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (16.67%) ArcSight
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) Lumension
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto
4 1 (16.67%) Tufin
4 1 (16.67%) VMware