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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolarWinds over the 3 months to 30 April 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SolarWinds
Rank 233 216 224
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +8
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 48 44 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.50% 0.44% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 1.02% 0.96% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 19 15
Average daily rate £400 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £268 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £504 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £344
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Average hourly rate £30.00 £41.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.09% +138.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £33.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-32.57% +5.60%
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
4705 4587 4404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 48.85% 46.07% 47.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2816 2446 2213
Average daily rate £400 £375 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 254 258
Average hourly rate £20.25 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.57% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.17 £11.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £44.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

SolarWinds
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +24 28 £375 +32.74% 5
Surrey -31 6 £248 -34.00% 3
West Sussex - 5 £450 -
Buckinghamshire +14 3 £405 +80.00%
Berkshire +6 3 £500 +17.64% 1
Oxfordshire +6 2 £385 +28.33% 2
Kent -31 1 £350 - 1
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 72 (85.71%) Cisco
2 36 (42.86%) Firewall
3 35 (41.67%) Security Cleared
4 32 (38.10%) WAN
5 30 (35.71%) Juniper
6 23 (27.38%) EMC
7 22 (26.19%) LAN
7 22 (26.19%) DNS
8 21 (25.00%) DHCP
8 21 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (22.62%) Wireless
9 19 (22.62%) Migration
10 18 (21.43%) BGP
10 18 (21.43%) DV Cleared
10 18 (21.43%) Network Management
11 17 (20.24%) Riverbed
12 16 (19.05%) Blue Coat
13 15 (17.86%) MPLS
13 15 (17.86%) Microsoft
13 15 (17.86%) Data Centre
14 14 (16.67%) Palo Alto
14 14 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
14 14 (16.67%) SC Cleared
15 13 (15.48%) Load Balancing
15 13 (15.48%) VPN
15 13 (15.48%) CCNP
16 12 (14.29%) Active Directory
16 12 (14.29%) HP
16 12 (14.29%) TCP/IP
16 12 (14.29%) ITIL

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.57%) IIS
2 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.19%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.76%) MS Office
3 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 36 (42.86%) Firewall
2 32 (38.10%) WAN
3 22 (26.19%) DNS
3 22 (26.19%) LAN
4 21 (25.00%) DHCP
5 19 (22.62%) Wireless
6 18 (21.43%) BGP
7 15 (17.86%) MPLS
8 14 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
9 13 (15.48%) VPN
10 12 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (14.29%) TCP/IP
11 11 (13.10%) OSPF
12 8 (9.52%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (9.52%) SSL
13 7 (8.33%) DMVPN
13 7 (8.33%) EIGRP
13 7 (8.33%) Network Security
13 7 (8.33%) VLAN
14 6 (7.14%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 7 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (10.71%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.14%) Billing
3 5 (5.95%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (35.71%) Network Engineer
2 25 (29.76%) Architect
3 11 (13.10%) Network Architect
4 10 (11.90%) Cisco Engineer
5 9 (10.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 8 (9.52%) Senior Network Engineer
7 6 (7.14%) Analyst
7 6 (7.14%) IT Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) Network Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) LAN Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) OSS Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Technical Architect
10 2 (2.38%) Cisco Network Analyst
10 2 (2.38%) Firewall Engineer
10 2 (2.38%) Implementation Engineer
10 2 (2.38%) LAN Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.86%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.57%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.57%) PKI
5 2 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.38%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.38%) Smart Meter
5 2 (2.38%) VCE vBlock
6 1 (1.19%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.19%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.10%) Windows
2 9 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (7.14%) Linux
5 4 (4.76%) Unix
6 3 (3.57%) CatOS
7 1 (1.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.62%) Migration
2 18 (21.43%) Network Management
3 13 (15.48%) Load Balancing
4 12 (14.29%) ITIL
5 9 (10.71%) Configuration Management
6 8 (9.52%) Change Management
6 8 (9.52%) Network Architecture
6 8 (9.52%) Network Design
7 7 (8.33%) WAN Optimisation
8 6 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (5.95%) Information Management
10 4 (4.76%) Change Control
10 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Management
10 4 (4.76%) Operations Management
11 3 (3.57%) Asset Management
11 3 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (3.57%) Project Management
12 2 (2.38%) Penetration Testing
12 2 (2.38%) Process Improvement
12 2 (2.38%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.90%) Perl
2 9 (10.71%) Tcl
3 8 (9.52%) PowerShell
4 7 (8.33%) C
4 7 (8.33%) VB
5 3 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 35 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 21 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (21.43%) DV Cleared
4 14 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 13 (15.48%) CCNP
6 4 (4.76%) CCIE
6 4 (4.76%) Degree
7 2 (2.38%) CCNA
7 2 (2.38%) HND
8 1 (1.19%) CCVP
8 1 (1.19%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.95%) SLA
2 3 (3.57%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.76%) Forefront TMG
2 4 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.19%) Firmware
4 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.19%) vCloud
4 1 (1.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (10.71%) CiscoWorks
2 7 (8.33%) Netcool
2 7 (8.33%) Tivoli
2 7 (8.33%) WhatsUp Gold
3 6 (7.14%) SolarWinds Orion
4 4 (4.76%) OPNET
5 3 (3.57%) OpenNMS
5 3 (3.57%) OpenView
5 3 (3.57%) SCOM
6 2 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.38%) SCCM
7 1 (1.19%) Check_MK
7 1 (1.19%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.19%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (1.19%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (1.19%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.19%) HP SIM
7 1 (1.19%) Nagios
7 1 (1.19%) vRealize
7 1 (1.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 72 (85.71%) Cisco
2 30 (35.71%) Juniper
3 23 (27.38%) EMC
4 17 (20.24%) Riverbed
5 16 (19.05%) Blue Coat
6 15 (17.86%) Microsoft
7 14 (16.67%) Palo Alto
8 12 (14.29%) HP
9 10 (11.90%) VMware
10 9 (10.71%) Aruba
10 9 (10.71%) F5
11 7 (8.33%) CheckPoint
11 7 (8.33%) IBM
11 7 (8.33%) Splunk
12 5 (5.95%) CA
12 5 (5.95%) Infoblox
13 4 (4.76%) 3Com
13 4 (4.76%) Barracuda Networks
13 4 (4.76%) Forcepoint
13 4 (4.76%) Meraki
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