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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 223 225 217
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 35 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.37% 0.22% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.78% 0.47% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 2
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£450 £353 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.65% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £185 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £450 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.38% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +260.00%
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
4482 4273 4181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.90% 47.71% 50.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2462 2116 2048
Average daily rate £388 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £203 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 244 345
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -18.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.19 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -3 13 £510 +43.66% 8
Kent +3 8 £500 +42.85% 2
Hampshire +1 4 - - 1
Oxfordshire -20 4 £325 -23.52%
Berkshire - 3 £298 - 5
Buckinghamshire - 3 - - 7
West Sussex - 1 £350 -
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 47 (62.67%) Firewall
2 41 (54.67%) Cisco
3 30 (40.00%) Windows
4 27 (36.00%) DNS
5 26 (34.67%) Juniper
6 25 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 24 (32.00%) DHCP
7 24 (32.00%) ITIL
8 23 (30.67%) CheckPoint
8 23 (30.67%) Finance
8 23 (30.67%) VMware
8 23 (30.67%) F5
9 22 (29.33%) Blue Coat
10 21 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 20 (26.67%) Wireshark
12 19 (25.33%) Load Balancing
12 19 (25.33%) NetScout
12 19 (25.33%) Lancope
12 19 (25.33%) Management Information System
12 19 (25.33%) Active Directory
13 18 (24.00%) Network Security
14 17 (22.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 17 (22.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 17 (22.67%) LAN
15 16 (21.33%) WAN
15 16 (21.33%) Change Management
15 16 (21.33%) Multicast
16 15 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 15 (20.00%) LogLogic
16 15 (20.00%) Tufin

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 14 (18.67%) MS Exchange
1 14 (18.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 11 (14.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 11 (14.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (9.33%) Lync
4 3 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.33%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (17.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.67%) MS Office
4 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (20.00%) RMDS
2 2 (2.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (62.67%) Firewall
2 27 (36.00%) DNS
3 25 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 24 (32.00%) DHCP
5 20 (26.67%) Wireshark
6 18 (24.00%) Network Security
7 17 (22.67%) LAN
7 17 (22.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 17 (22.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 16 (21.33%) Multicast
8 16 (21.33%) WAN
9 10 (13.33%) SAN
9 10 (13.33%) BGP
10 9 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (10.67%) VLAN
12 7 (9.33%) OSPF
12 7 (9.33%) VPN
13 6 (8.00%) MPLS
14 5 (6.67%) Wireless
15 4 (5.33%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.67%) Hadoop
2 5 (6.67%) MySQL
3 3 (4.00%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (2.67%) Subversion
2 2 (2.67%) Rational DOORS
General
1 23 (30.67%) Finance
2 4 (5.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.67%) Military
4 1 (1.33%) German Language
4 1 (1.33%) Back Office
4 1 (1.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (24.00%) Consultant
2 15 (20.00%) Network Consultant
3 13 (17.33%) Network Engineer
4 11 (14.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (10.67%) Security Consultant
5 8 (10.67%) Network Security Consultant
6 6 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (8.00%) Firewall Consultant
7 5 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Security Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (5.33%) Administrator
8 4 (5.33%) Development Engineer
9 3 (4.00%) Senior Development Engineer
9 3 (4.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 3 (4.00%) Support Analyst
9 3 (4.00%) Cisco Engineer
10 2 (2.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.00%) Rendezvous
2 1 (1.33%) WCF
2 1 (1.33%) REST
2 1 (1.33%) .NET
2 1 (1.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.33%) Management Information System
2 15 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 14 (18.67%) Data Centre
4 7 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.33%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.67%) EMC VNX
6 2 (2.67%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.67%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.33%) Online Games
7 1 (1.33%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 30 (40.00%) Windows
2 21 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (20.00%) Linux
4 12 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (14.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.00%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (4.00%) Ubuntu
7 3 (4.00%) Windows 2000
7 3 (4.00%) CentOS
8 2 (2.67%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.00%) ITIL
2 19 (25.33%) Load Balancing
3 16 (21.33%) Change Management
4 15 (20.00%) Service Management
4 15 (20.00%) Network Architecture
5 8 (10.67%) Service Delivery
6 6 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (8.00%) Migration
6 6 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (6.67%) SIEM
7 5 (6.67%) Requirements Management
7 5 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (5.33%) Business Continuity
9 3 (4.00%) BPEL
9 3 (4.00%) SysML
9 3 (4.00%) Incident Management
9 3 (4.00%) System Testing
9 3 (4.00%) Network Management
9 3 (4.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 9 (12.00%) SQL
3 5 (6.67%) Perl
3 5 (6.67%) PHP
4 3 (4.00%) VBScript
4 3 (4.00%) Java
5 2 (2.67%) C
5 2 (2.67%) C#
6 1 (1.33%) Python
6 1 (1.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (18.67%) CISSP
3 10 (13.33%) MCSE
3 10 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (10.67%) CCNP
5 7 (9.33%) CCNA
6 6 (8.00%) Security Cleared
7 5 (6.67%) SC Cleared
8 4 (5.33%) CCIE
8 4 (5.33%) Degree
9 3 (4.00%) MCITP
10 2 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (2.67%) MCSA
11 1 (1.33%) HNC
11 1 (1.33%) HND
11 1 (1.33%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.33%) PMP
11 1 (1.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (25.33%) Active Directory
2 12 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (16.00%) XenApp
2 12 (16.00%) vSphere
3 11 (14.67%) XenDesktop
4 5 (6.67%) VMware ESX
5 3 (4.00%) DFS Replication
5 3 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (4.00%) Samba
6 2 (2.67%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.67%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (16.00%) SCCM
1 12 (16.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 9 (12.00%) Nagios
3 6 (8.00%) Cacti
4 5 (6.67%) SCOrch
4 5 (6.67%) Icinga
5 4 (5.33%) SCSM
6 3 (4.00%) WhatsUp Gold
6 3 (4.00%) Hyperic
6 3 (4.00%) HP SIM
6 3 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (4.00%) SCOM
6 3 (4.00%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.67%) WSUS
7 2 (2.67%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (2.67%) Foglight
7 2 (2.67%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (1.33%) Puppet
8 1 (1.33%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 41 (54.67%) Cisco
2 26 (34.67%) Juniper
3 23 (30.67%) CheckPoint
3 23 (30.67%) VMware
3 23 (30.67%) F5
4 22 (29.33%) Blue Coat
5 19 (25.33%) NetScout
5 19 (25.33%) Lancope
6 15 (20.00%) LogLogic
6 15 (20.00%) Tufin
6 15 (20.00%) TippingPoint
6 15 (20.00%) TIBCO
6 15 (20.00%) Bloomberg
7 14 (18.67%) Tradeweb
7 14 (18.67%) Radianz
8 13 (17.33%) Microsoft
9 12 (16.00%) HP
10 11 (14.67%) Citrix
11 8 (10.67%) Red Hat
12 7 (9.33%) CA