The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SolarWinds products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolarWinds over the 3 months to 29 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SolarWinds
Rank 222 237 230
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -7
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 49 35 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.54% 0.37% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 1.12% 0.79% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 20 14
Median daily rate £380 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% +18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £325 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £353
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £41.72 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £45.22 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-67.93% +0.48%
SolarWinds
England

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

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4370 4430 4284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.96% 46.38% 47.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2592 2404 2144
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £369 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 250 251
Median hourly rate £20.25 £19.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.34%

SolarWinds
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

SolarWinds Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SolarWinds
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

SolarWinds Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SolarWinds
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SolarWinds across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

SolarWinds Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

SolarWinds
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

SolarWinds Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

SolarWinds
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +26 25 £375 - 1
West Sussex -17 8 £408 +16.42%
Berkshire -8 5 £500 +21.21%
Surrey -21 5 £380 -24.00% 4
Oxfordshire +11 4 £340 +13.33%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £405 -
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 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 South East region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 77 (83.70%) Cisco
2 39 (42.39%) Security Cleared
3 38 (41.30%) Firewall
4 33 (35.87%) WAN
4 33 (35.87%) Juniper
5 25 (27.17%) DNS
6 24 (26.09%) DHCP
6 24 (26.09%) EMC
6 24 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (26.09%) Data Centre
7 22 (23.91%) LAN
8 21 (22.83%) MPLS
8 21 (22.83%) BGP
8 21 (22.83%) Wireless
8 21 (22.83%) Network Management
8 21 (22.83%) Cisco Nexus
9 19 (20.65%) Riverbed
9 19 (20.65%) Load Balancing
10 18 (19.57%) DV Cleared
10 18 (19.57%) Migration
10 18 (19.57%) ITIL
11 17 (18.48%) Palo Alto
12 16 (17.39%) OSPF
13 15 (16.30%) Microsoft
13 15 (16.30%) Blue Coat
13 15 (16.30%) SC Cleared
13 15 (16.30%) Network Design
14 14 (15.22%) SolarWinds Orion
14 14 (15.22%) SSL
15 13 (14.13%) Windows

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.26%) IIS
2 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.17%) MS Office
3 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 38 (41.30%) Firewall
2 33 (35.87%) WAN
3 25 (27.17%) DNS
4 24 (26.09%) DHCP
5 22 (23.91%) LAN
6 21 (22.83%) BGP
6 21 (22.83%) Cisco Nexus
6 21 (22.83%) MPLS
6 21 (22.83%) Wireless
7 16 (17.39%) OSPF
8 14 (15.22%) SSL
9 12 (13.04%) IPsec
9 12 (13.04%) TACACS
9 12 (13.04%) TCP/IP
9 12 (13.04%) VPN
10 11 (11.96%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (11.96%) DDNS
10 11 (11.96%) DSL
10 11 (11.96%) Ethernet
11 9 (9.78%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.61%) SQL Server
1 7 (7.61%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (5.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (14.13%) Telecoms
2 7 (7.61%) Finance
3 6 (6.52%) Billing
Job Titles
1 37 (40.22%) Network Engineer
2 25 (27.17%) Architect
3 14 (15.22%) Senior Network Engineer
4 10 (10.87%) Network Architect
5 8 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
6 7 (7.61%) Analyst
6 7 (7.61%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Network Analyst
7 5 (5.43%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) IT Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) Network Security Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) OSS Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) Security Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) Senior Security Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.26%) Technical Architect
10 2 (2.17%) Network Support Analyst
10 2 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (2.17%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 24 (26.09%) Data Centre
2 12 (13.04%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.52%) PKI
4 5 (5.43%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.26%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.26%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.17%) Smart Meter
6 2 (2.17%) VCE vBlock
7 1 (1.09%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.13%) Windows
2 10 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (7.61%) Linux
3 7 (7.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.35%) Unix
5 3 (3.26%) CatOS
6 1 (1.09%) HPUX
6 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.09%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.83%) Network Management
2 19 (20.65%) Load Balancing
3 18 (19.57%) ITIL
3 18 (19.57%) Migration
4 15 (16.30%) Network Design
5 11 (11.96%) Information Management
6 10 (10.87%) Change Management
6 10 (10.87%) Network Architecture
6 10 (10.87%) WAN Optimisation
7 9 (9.78%) Change Control
7 9 (9.78%) Configuration Management
7 9 (9.78%) Operations Management
8 5 (5.43%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Management
10 3 (3.26%) Asset Management
10 3 (3.26%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (3.26%) Project Management
11 2 (2.17%) Penetration Testing
11 2 (2.17%) Service Management
11 2 (2.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.87%) Perl
2 9 (9.78%) Tcl
3 8 (8.70%) PowerShell
4 7 (7.61%) C
4 7 (7.61%) VB
5 3 (3.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 39 (42.39%) Security Cleared
2 24 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (19.57%) DV Cleared
4 15 (16.30%) SC Cleared
5 10 (10.87%) CCNP
6 5 (5.43%) Degree
7 4 (4.35%) CCIE
8 3 (3.26%) CCNA
9 2 (2.17%) HND
10 1 (1.09%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.70%) SLA
2 3 (3.26%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.35%) Forefront TMG
2 4 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.09%) Firmware
4 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.09%) vCloud
4 1 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (15.22%) SolarWinds Orion
2 12 (13.04%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (7.61%) Netcool
3 7 (7.61%) Tivoli
4 6 (6.52%) OPNET
5 5 (5.43%) SCOM
5 5 (5.43%) WhatsUp Gold
6 3 (3.26%) OpenNMS
6 3 (3.26%) OpenView
7 2 (2.17%) Check_MK
7 2 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (2.17%) Nagios
7 2 (2.17%) SCCM
8 1 (1.09%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (1.09%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (1.09%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (1.09%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (1.09%) HP SIM
8 1 (1.09%) vRealize
8 1 (1.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 77 (83.70%) Cisco
2 33 (35.87%) Juniper
3 24 (26.09%) EMC
4 19 (20.65%) Riverbed
5 17 (18.48%) Palo Alto
6 15 (16.30%) Blue Coat
6 15 (16.30%) Microsoft
7 12 (13.04%) F5
8 11 (11.96%) HP
8 11 (11.96%) VMware
9 9 (9.78%) Aruba
10 7 (7.61%) Barracuda Networks
10 7 (7.61%) IBM
10 7 (7.61%) Splunk
11 6 (6.52%) CA
11 6 (6.52%) CheckPoint
12 5 (5.43%) Infoblox
13 4 (4.35%) 3Com
13 4 (4.35%) Meraki
14 3 (3.26%) Forcepoint