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 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 226 238 216
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -22
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 35 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.37% 0.14% 0.22%
As % of the Vendors category 0.77% 0.30% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 4
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£350 £363 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +13.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £195 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £450 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £313
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £49.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +205.08%
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
4518 4289 4132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.39% 46.63% 48.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2556 2129 2041
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 236 314
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.42 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 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 31 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 31 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 12 £500 +29.87% 5
Kent +2 8 £500 +33.33% 3
Hampshire -6 4 - - 3
Oxfordshire - 4 £325 - 3
Buckinghamshire - 3 - - 3
West Sussex - 3 £338 - 1
Berkshire - 2 £320 - 3
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 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 50 (62.50%) Firewall
2 45 (56.25%) Cisco
3 36 (45.00%) Windows
4 31 (38.75%) ITIL
5 28 (35.00%) VMware
6 27 (33.75%) DNS
7 26 (32.50%) Active Directory
7 26 (32.50%) Juniper
7 26 (32.50%) CheckPoint
8 25 (31.25%) TCP/IP
9 24 (30.00%) DHCP
9 24 (30.00%) F5
10 22 (27.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (27.50%) LAN
10 22 (27.50%) Finance
11 21 (26.25%) WAN
11 21 (26.25%) Blue Coat
12 20 (25.00%) Wireshark
13 19 (23.75%) SolarWinds Orion
13 19 (23.75%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (22.50%) MS Exchange
14 18 (22.50%) Linux
14 18 (22.50%) Management Information System
14 18 (22.50%) Service Management
14 18 (22.50%) Load Balancing
14 18 (22.50%) NetScout
14 18 (22.50%) Lancope
15 16 (20.00%) Network Security
15 16 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 16 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 18 (22.50%) MS Exchange
2 14 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 14 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 14 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (6.25%) Lync
4 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.75%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.25%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.50%) MS Office
4 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (17.50%) RMDS
2 3 (3.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (62.50%) Firewall
2 27 (33.75%) DNS
3 25 (31.25%) TCP/IP
4 24 (30.00%) DHCP
5 22 (27.50%) LAN
6 21 (26.25%) WAN
7 20 (25.00%) Wireshark
8 16 (20.00%) Network Security
8 16 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 16 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 14 (17.50%) Multicast
9 14 (17.50%) BGP
10 13 (16.25%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (13.75%) OSPF
12 10 (12.50%) SAN
13 9 (11.25%) MPLS
13 9 (11.25%) VLAN
14 8 (10.00%) VPN
15 7 (8.75%) SNMP
16 6 (7.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.25%) MySQL
1 5 (6.25%) Hadoop
2 4 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.75%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (3.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (3.75%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (2.50%) Subversion
General
1 22 (27.50%) Finance
2 6 (7.50%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.75%) Military
4 1 (1.25%) German Language
4 1 (1.25%) Back Office
4 1 (1.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (22.50%) Consultant
2 17 (21.25%) Network Engineer
3 14 (17.50%) Network Consultant
4 11 (13.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (8.75%) Security Consultant
5 7 (8.75%) Network Security Consultant
6 6 (7.50%) Firewall Consultant
6 6 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) Security Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (5.00%) Administrator
8 4 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Development Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) Senior Development Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) OSS Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.50%) Rendezvous
2 2 (2.50%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.25%) WCF
3 1 (1.25%) REST
3 1 (1.25%) .NET
3 1 (1.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (22.50%) Management Information System
2 14 (17.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 13 (16.25%) Data Centre
4 7 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.00%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.50%) EMC VNX
6 2 (2.50%) Clustering
6 2 (2.50%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.50%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.25%) Online Games
7 1 (1.25%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 36 (45.00%) Windows
2 22 (27.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (22.50%) Linux
4 15 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (13.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.75%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (3.75%) Ubuntu
7 3 (3.75%) Windows 2000
7 3 (3.75%) CentOS
8 2 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (38.75%) ITIL
2 18 (22.50%) Service Management
2 18 (22.50%) Load Balancing
3 15 (18.75%) Change Management
4 14 (17.50%) Network Architecture
5 8 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 6 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (7.50%) Migration
6 6 (7.50%) Requirements Management
7 5 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (6.25%) SIEM
7 5 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (5.00%) Patch Management
8 4 (5.00%) Business Continuity
9 3 (3.75%) BPEL
9 3 (3.75%) System Testing
9 3 (3.75%) Network Management
9 3 (3.75%) BPMN
9 3 (3.75%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.75%) PowerShell
2 9 (11.25%) SQL
3 5 (6.25%) Perl
3 5 (6.25%) PHP
4 4 (5.00%) Java
5 3 (3.75%) C#
5 3 (3.75%) VBScript
6 2 (2.50%) C
7 1 (1.25%) Python
7 1 (1.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (23.75%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (16.25%) CISSP
3 12 (15.00%) CCNP
3 12 (15.00%) MCSE
3 12 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (13.75%) CCNA
5 6 (7.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (6.25%) Degree
6 5 (6.25%) SC Cleared
6 5 (6.25%) Security Cleared
7 4 (5.00%) CCIE
8 3 (3.75%) MCITP
9 2 (2.50%) CCSE
9 2 (2.50%) JNCIA
9 2 (2.50%) MCSA
9 2 (2.50%) HNC
9 2 (2.50%) HND
9 2 (2.50%) CCENT
10 1 (1.25%) PMP
10 1 (1.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (32.50%) Active Directory
2 15 (18.75%) vSphere
3 14 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (17.50%) XenApp
3 14 (17.50%) XenDesktop
4 6 (7.50%) Terminal Services
5 5 (6.25%) VMware ESX
6 4 (5.00%) Hyper-V
7 3 (3.75%) DFS Replication
7 3 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.75%) Samba
8 2 (2.50%) VirtualBox
8 2 (2.50%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 19 (23.75%) SolarWinds Orion
2 10 (12.50%) SCCM
3 9 (11.25%) Nagios
4 7 (8.75%) Cacti
5 5 (6.25%) SCOrch
5 5 (6.25%) Icinga
6 4 (5.00%) SCSM
6 4 (5.00%) Foglight
7 3 (3.75%) NetBackup
7 3 (3.75%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (3.75%) WhatsUp Gold
7 3 (3.75%) SCOM
7 3 (3.75%) HP SIM
7 3 (3.75%) Hyperic
8 2 (2.50%) CiscoWorks
8 2 (2.50%) WSUS
8 2 (2.50%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (1.25%) AppManager
9 1 (1.25%) Puppet
9 1 (1.25%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 45 (56.25%) Cisco
2 28 (35.00%) VMware
3 26 (32.50%) Juniper
3 26 (32.50%) CheckPoint
4 24 (30.00%) F5
5 21 (26.25%) Blue Coat
6 18 (22.50%) NetScout
6 18 (22.50%) Lancope
7 15 (18.75%) Microsoft
8 14 (17.50%) TIBCO
8 14 (17.50%) Bloomberg
8 14 (17.50%) TippingPoint
8 14 (17.50%) Tufin
8 14 (17.50%) LogLogic
9 13 (16.25%) Tradeweb
9 13 (16.25%) Radianz
9 13 (16.25%) Citrix
10 12 (15.00%) HP
11 8 (10.00%) Red Hat
12 7 (8.75%) BMC
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