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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 231 216 222
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +6
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 45 30 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.45% 0.33% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.93% 0.70% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 3
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £195 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £572
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £341
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £49.50 £19.91 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+148.61% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £45.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-12.22% +164.70%
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
4830 4256 4227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.95% 46.60% 48.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2758 2204 2135
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £215 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 232 262
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 31 August 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SolarWinds across the South East region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

SolarWinds Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 August 2015. 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
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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 0 12 £334 +71.15% 1
Surrey -14 8 £350 +12.44% 3
Kent +6 7 £394 -1.56%
Oxfordshire - 6 £350 - 4
Buckinghamshire - 5 - - 3
West Sussex - 4 £338 -
Berkshire - 3 £450 - 2
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 50 (62.50%) Firewall
2 46 (57.50%) Cisco
3 41 (51.25%) Windows
4 36 (45.00%) VMware
5 30 (37.50%) ITIL
6 26 (32.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (32.50%) SolarWinds Orion
7 25 (31.25%) LAN
7 25 (31.25%) WAN
7 25 (31.25%) Microsoft
7 25 (31.25%) Active Directory
8 23 (28.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (27.50%) vSphere
9 22 (27.50%) VMware Infrastructure
10 21 (26.25%) Linux
10 21 (26.25%) MS Exchange
10 21 (26.25%) CheckPoint
11 20 (25.00%) MS Excel
11 20 (25.00%) TCP/IP
11 20 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
12 19 (23.75%) PowerShell
12 19 (23.75%) BGP
13 18 (22.50%) Juniper
14 17 (21.25%) Citrix
14 17 (21.25%) DNS
14 17 (21.25%) XenApp
14 17 (21.25%) F5
15 16 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
15 16 (20.00%) Data Centre
15 16 (20.00%) XenDesktop

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 21 (26.25%) MS Exchange
2 16 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 16 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 16 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (11.25%) Lync
4 6 (7.50%) SharePoint
5 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.25%) IIS
Applications
1 20 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.25%) MS Office
2 5 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (8.75%) RMDS
2 6 (7.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (62.50%) Firewall
2 25 (31.25%) LAN
2 25 (31.25%) WAN
3 20 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 20 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 19 (23.75%) BGP
5 17 (21.25%) DNS
6 16 (20.00%) OSPF
7 15 (18.75%) SNMP
8 13 (16.25%) DHCP
9 12 (15.00%) Wireshark
10 11 (13.75%) SAN
10 11 (13.75%) MPLS
10 11 (13.75%) VLAN
11 10 (12.50%) VPN
12 9 (11.25%) Wireless
12 9 (11.25%) Network Security
13 7 (8.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 7 (8.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 7 (8.75%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.50%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (6.25%) Hadoop
3 4 (5.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.75%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.25%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (3.75%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (2.50%) Subversion
General
1 12 (15.00%) Finance
2 8 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.75%) Military
4 1 (1.25%) German Language
4 1 (1.25%) Law
4 1 (1.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 14 (17.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (13.75%) Consultant
4 7 (8.75%) Network Consultant
4 7 (8.75%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (7.50%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 6 (7.50%) Analyst
5 6 (7.50%) Monitoring Specialist
6 5 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) Administrator
7 4 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Development Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Senior Development Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Network Security Consultant
8 3 (3.75%) Test Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.75%) Rendezvous
2 5 (6.25%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 11 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (11.25%) Management Information System
4 7 (8.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (5.00%) Public Cloud
6 3 (3.75%) Clustering
7 2 (2.50%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.50%) Thin Client
7 2 (2.50%) EMC VNX
8 1 (1.25%) Online Games
8 1 (1.25%) e-Health
8 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.25%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 41 (51.25%) Windows
2 26 (32.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (28.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (26.25%) Linux
5 11 (13.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (8.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (37.50%) ITIL
2 12 (15.00%) Service Management
3 11 (13.75%) Load Balancing
4 9 (11.25%) Capacity Planning
4 9 (11.25%) Service Delivery
4 9 (11.25%) Change Management
5 7 (8.75%) Network Architecture
6 6 (7.50%) Technical Architecture
6 6 (7.50%) Requirements Management
6 6 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (7.50%) Migration
6 6 (7.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (7.50%) Dependency Management
6 6 (7.50%) Dashboard Development
7 5 (6.25%) SIEM
7 5 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (6.25%) Patch Management
8 4 (5.00%) Analytics
8 4 (5.00%) Business Continuity
8 4 (5.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 19 (23.75%) PowerShell
2 12 (15.00%) SQL
3 10 (12.50%) Perl
4 6 (7.50%) Bash Shell
5 4 (5.00%) PHP
6 3 (3.75%) C#
6 3 (3.75%) Java
6 3 (3.75%) VBScript
7 2 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (17.50%) CCNP
3 13 (16.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (16.25%) MCSE
4 11 (13.75%) CCNA
5 9 (11.25%) Security Cleared
6 8 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (10.00%) Degree
6 8 (10.00%) SC Cleared
7 6 (7.50%) CISSP
8 3 (3.75%) JNCIA
8 3 (3.75%) MCITP
8 3 (3.75%) CCSE
8 3 (3.75%) CCENT
9 2 (2.50%) MCSA
9 2 (2.50%) HNC
9 2 (2.50%) HND
10 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.25%) PMP
10 1 (1.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.25%) SLA
2 2 (2.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 22 (27.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (27.50%) vSphere
3 17 (21.25%) XenApp
4 16 (20.00%) XenDesktop
5 12 (15.00%) VMware ESX
6 6 (7.50%) Terminal Services
7 4 (5.00%) DFS Replication
7 4 (5.00%) Hyper-V
7 4 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.75%) VirtualBox
8 3 (3.75%) Samba
9 2 (2.50%) ISA Server
10 1 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 26 (32.50%) SolarWinds Orion
2 10 (12.50%) SCCM
3 8 (10.00%) Cacti
4 5 (6.25%) EMC NetWorker
4 5 (6.25%) Nagios
4 5 (6.25%) Foglight
4 5 (6.25%) Icinga
5 4 (5.00%) NetBackup
5 4 (5.00%) WSUS
6 3 (3.75%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (3.75%) SCOM
6 3 (3.75%) WhatsUp Gold
6 3 (3.75%) HP SIM
7 2 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (2.50%) CiscoWorks
7 2 (2.50%) SCOrch
7 2 (2.50%) SCSM
7 2 (2.50%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (1.25%) Puppet
8 1 (1.25%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 46 (57.50%) Cisco
2 36 (45.00%) VMware
3 25 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 21 (26.25%) CheckPoint
5 18 (22.50%) Juniper
6 17 (21.25%) Citrix
6 17 (21.25%) F5
7 15 (18.75%) HP
8 13 (16.25%) Blue Coat
9 11 (13.75%) Red Hat
10 9 (11.25%) EMC
11 8 (10.00%) BMC
11 8 (10.00%) Tufin
12 7 (8.75%) LogLogic
12 7 (8.75%) Lancope
12 7 (8.75%) CA
12 7 (8.75%) TIBCO
12 7 (8.75%) Bloomberg
12 7 (8.75%) NetScout
12 7 (8.75%) TippingPoint
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