The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Reading region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds
Rank - - 76
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading - - 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category - - 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £350 £283
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +23.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £29.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-40.17% +67.14%
Vendors Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
559 389 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 52.05% 50.39% 55.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 149 217
Average daily rate £365 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £185 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 32 28
Average hourly rate £14.67 £28.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.60% +93.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £14.55 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £32.50 £17.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
SolarWinds
Berkshire

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 27 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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%) UNIX
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) AIX
1 2 (66.67%) FTP
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) Tivoli
1 2 (66.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) MRTG
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (33.33%) HSRP
2 1 (33.33%) OPNET
2 1 (33.33%) IPsec
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) VRRP
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) FTP
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (33.33%) MRTG
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (33.33%) HSRP
2 1 (33.33%) IPsec
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) VRRP
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Administrator
1 2 (66.67%) AIX Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Operations Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) UNIX
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) AIX
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) OPNET
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) IBM