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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds
Rank 67 86 83
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -3
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 4 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.44% 0.27% 0.34%
As % of the Vendors category 0.96% 0.53% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.35% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.00 £17.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+242.02% -54.00%
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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
418 565 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 46.19% 51.22% 56.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 316 219
Average daily rate £375 £370 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +17.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 36
Average hourly rate £18.00 £12.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.99 £11.20 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.60 £15.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 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 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Change Management
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (75.00%) Blue Coat
2 3 (75.00%) Network Design
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) Infoblox
2 3 (75.00%) Tufin
2 3 (75.00%) Network Architecture
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (25.00%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (25.00%) Network Management
3 1 (25.00%) MRTG
3 1 (25.00%) xDSL
3 1 (25.00%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (25.00%) VLAN
3 1 (25.00%) Statistics
3 1 (25.00%) CMDB
3 1 (25.00%) Remedy
3 1 (25.00%) ATM
3 1 (25.00%) ISDN
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) PPP
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) SLA
3 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (25.00%) FDDI
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) CiscoWorks

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (25.00%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (25.00%) MRTG
2 1 (25.00%) xDSL
2 1 (25.00%) VLAN
2 1 (25.00%) ATM
2 1 (25.00%) ISDN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) PPP
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) FDDI
General
1 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (75.00%) Design Engineer
2 3 (75.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 3 (75.00%) Network Design Engineer
2 3 (75.00%) Senior Network Design Engineer
2 3 (75.00%) Senior Design Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Network Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Statistics
1 1 (25.00%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Change Management
1 3 (75.00%) Network Design
1 3 (75.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Network Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (25.00%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (75.00%) Blue Coat
2 3 (75.00%) Infoblox
2 3 (75.00%) Tufin
3 1 (25.00%) Remedy