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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 228 210 222
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +12
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 37 25 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.38% 0.28% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.82% 0.58% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 3
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£325 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +2.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.59% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 1
Average hourly rate £41.72 £17.50 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.40% -57.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £27.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-14.54% -5.98%
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
4502 4326 3773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 45.73% 47.82% 47.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2380 2105 1784
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £200
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 239 268 310
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.38 £19.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% -4.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.16 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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
Surrey +19 23 £325 -7.47% 6
Hampshire -7 5 £283 +31.39% 2
Kent -5 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £288 - 5
West Sussex - 2 £400 - 1
Berkshire -16 1 £500 - 12
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (72.46%) Cisco
2 37 (53.62%) Firewall
3 31 (44.93%) Windows
4 29 (42.03%) DNS
4 29 (42.03%) TCP/IP
5 27 (39.13%) DHCP
6 23 (33.33%) CheckPoint
7 22 (31.88%) Juniper
7 22 (31.88%) ITIL
7 22 (31.88%) F5
8 21 (30.43%) Blue Coat
9 20 (28.99%) Wireshark
9 20 (28.99%) Change Management
10 19 (27.54%) Finance
11 18 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (26.09%) NetScout
11 18 (26.09%) Tufin
11 18 (26.09%) Network Architecture
12 17 (24.64%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (24.64%) WAN
12 17 (24.64%) Management Information System
13 16 (23.19%) VMware
13 16 (23.19%) Active Directory
13 16 (23.19%) Load Balancing
13 16 (23.19%) Multicast
13 16 (23.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 16 (23.19%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 15 (21.74%) LAN
15 14 (20.29%) CISSP
15 14 (20.29%) TIBCO

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 10 (14.49%) MS Exchange
1 10 (14.49%) Lync
2 8 (11.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.90%) SAS
5 1 (1.45%) IIS
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (11.59%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.35%) MS Office
3 1 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (20.29%) RMDS
2 2 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 37 (53.62%) Firewall
2 29 (42.03%) TCP/IP
2 29 (42.03%) DNS
3 27 (39.13%) DHCP
4 20 (28.99%) Wireshark
5 17 (24.64%) WAN
6 16 (23.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 16 (23.19%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 16 (23.19%) Multicast
7 15 (21.74%) LAN
8 14 (20.29%) Network Security
9 9 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (11.59%) SAN
10 8 (11.59%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (8.70%) VPN
11 6 (8.70%) BGP
11 6 (8.70%) VoIP
11 6 (8.70%) VLAN
12 4 (5.80%) MPLS
12 4 (5.80%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.80%) MySQL
3 3 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Rational DOORS
General
1 19 (27.54%) Finance
2 8 (11.59%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.45%) Military
4 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (28.99%) Network Engineer
2 16 (23.19%) Consultant
2 16 (23.19%) Network Consultant
3 10 (14.49%) Cisco Engineer
4 8 (11.59%) Network Security Consultant
4 8 (11.59%) Security Consultant
4 8 (11.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Firewall Consultant
6 6 (8.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Security Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Senior Network Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Architect
8 4 (5.80%) Analyst
8 4 (5.80%) Design Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Cisco Architect
9 3 (4.35%) Cisco Solutions Architect
9 3 (4.35%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Senior Cisco Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.29%) Rendezvous
2 1 (1.45%) WCF
2 1 (1.45%) REST
2 1 (1.45%) .NET
2 1 (1.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (24.64%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.90%) Clustering
3 1 (1.45%) Statistics
3 1 (1.45%) CMDB
3 1 (1.45%) User Experience
3 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 31 (44.93%) Windows
2 17 (24.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (11.59%) Linux
5 6 (8.70%) Windows 2000 Server
6 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.35%) UNIX
7 3 (4.35%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (4.35%) CentOS
7 3 (4.35%) Windows 2000
7 3 (4.35%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (31.88%) ITIL
2 20 (28.99%) Change Management
3 18 (26.09%) Network Architecture
4 16 (23.19%) Load Balancing
5 14 (20.29%) Service Management
6 7 (10.14%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (8.70%) Network Design
8 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (4.35%) Incident Management
9 2 (2.90%) Project Planning
9 2 (2.90%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (2.90%) Network Load Balancing
9 2 (2.90%) Network Management
9 2 (2.90%) TOGAF
9 2 (2.90%) Document Management
9 2 (2.90%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (2.90%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.90%) CRM
9 2 (2.90%) E-Commerce
10 1 (1.45%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.59%) SQL
2 4 (5.80%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.90%) Java
4 1 (1.45%) Perl
4 1 (1.45%) PHP
4 1 (1.45%) C#
4 1 (1.45%) VBScript
4 1 (1.45%) VB
4 1 (1.45%) Python
4 1 (1.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (20.29%) CISSP
3 11 (15.94%) CCNA
4 9 (13.04%) CCNP
5 6 (8.70%) CCIE
6 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
7 4 (5.80%) MCSE
8 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.90%) Degree
10 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.45%) MCSA
10 1 (1.45%) HNC
10 1 (1.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (23.19%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.80%) XenApp
4 3 (4.35%) XenDesktop
4 3 (4.35%) vSphere
4 3 (4.35%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.35%) vCloud
5 1 (1.45%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.45%) UAG
5 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.45%) Firmware
5 1 (1.45%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (14.49%) SCCM
2 7 (10.14%) Nagios
3 6 (8.70%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (8.70%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (7.25%) SolarWinds Orion
4 5 (7.25%) SCOM
5 3 (4.35%) Cacti
5 3 (4.35%) CiscoWorks
5 3 (4.35%) Hyperic
5 3 (4.35%) SCOrch
5 3 (4.35%) SCSM
6 2 (2.90%) Foglight
6 2 (2.90%) vMotion
7 1 (1.45%) Icinga
7 1 (1.45%) Puppet
7 1 (1.45%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.45%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (1.45%) AppManager
7 1 (1.45%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 50 (72.46%) Cisco
2 23 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 22 (31.88%) Juniper
3 22 (31.88%) F5
4 21 (30.43%) Blue Coat
5 18 (26.09%) NetScout
5 18 (26.09%) Tufin
6 16 (23.19%) VMware
7 14 (20.29%) Radianz
7 14 (20.29%) TippingPoint
7 14 (20.29%) Tradeweb
7 14 (20.29%) Riverbed
7 14 (20.29%) LogLogic
7 14 (20.29%) TIBCO
7 14 (20.29%) Bloomberg
8 9 (13.04%) Citrix
8 9 (13.04%) Microsoft
9 5 (7.25%) HP
10 4 (5.80%) Oracle
10 4 (5.80%) Red Hat
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
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Posted: 4 days ago
Slough
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Rate: £400-£450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Middlesex
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 - £450 per day + NEG
Posted: 17 days ago