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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 209 213 194
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -19
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 29 22 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.31% 0.26% 0.36%
As % of the Vendors category 0.65% 0.57% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 13 5
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £215 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £499 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £285 £338
% change year-on-year
+35.96% -15.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 11
Average hourly rate £59.00 £17.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+237.14% -53.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -46.66%
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
4469 3881 3586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.87% 46.64% 47.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2313 1911 1657
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £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 221 227 321
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 January 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
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 January 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
Berkshire +7 11 £438 -13.36% 1
Surrey 0 8 £331 -17.18% 7
West Sussex - 4 £400 - 2
Buckinghamshire -8 2 £350 -26.31%
Kent -11 1 £250 -16.66% 2
Hampshire -24 1 £338 +56.97% 7
Oxfordshire - - - -
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 41 (59.42%) Windows
2 39 (56.52%) Cisco
3 30 (43.48%) VMware
4 28 (40.58%) Active Directory
5 23 (33.33%) SCCM
6 21 (30.43%) SCOM
6 21 (30.43%) SAN
7 20 (28.99%) Firewall
8 16 (23.19%) Microsoft
8 16 (23.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (23.19%) MS Exchange
8 16 (23.19%) WAN
8 16 (23.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (23.19%) Riverbed
8 16 (23.19%) F5
9 15 (21.74%) TCP/IP
9 15 (21.74%) SQL
10 14 (20.29%) SQL Server
10 14 (20.29%) LAN
10 14 (20.29%) Citrix
10 14 (20.29%) DNS
10 14 (20.29%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (20.29%) Network Monitoring
11 13 (18.84%) Load Balancing
11 13 (18.84%) ITIL
12 12 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (17.39%) SolarWinds Orion
12 12 (17.39%) Hyper-V
13 11 (15.94%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (15.94%) VMware Infrastructure

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 16 (23.19%) MS Exchange
2 11 (15.94%) Lync
3 9 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.80%) SAS
4 4 (5.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.45%) Moodle
6 1 (1.45%) IIS
6 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (14.49%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.45%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (30.43%) SAN
2 20 (28.99%) Firewall
3 16 (23.19%) WAN
4 15 (21.74%) TCP/IP
5 14 (20.29%) LAN
5 14 (20.29%) DNS
6 11 (15.94%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (15.94%) DHCP
7 10 (14.49%) VoIP
8 8 (11.59%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (10.14%) VLAN
9 7 (10.14%) BGP
10 6 (8.70%) Wireshark
11 5 (7.25%) MPLS
11 5 (7.25%) OSPF
11 5 (7.25%) VPN
12 4 (5.80%) EIGRP
12 4 (5.80%) Multicast
12 4 (5.80%) NAS
12 4 (5.80%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.29%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.80%) Finance
3 3 (4.35%) Advertising
4 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (18.84%) Architect
1 13 (18.84%) Network Engineer
2 11 (15.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (14.49%) Cisco Engineer
4 9 (13.04%) Technical Architect
5 8 (11.59%) Analyst
6 7 (10.14%) Administrator
7 6 (8.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (7.25%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 5 (7.25%) Senior Network Engineer
8 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (5.80%) Consultant
9 4 (5.80%) Design Engineer
10 3 (4.35%) Senior Solutions Architect
10 3 (4.35%) Cisco Architect
10 3 (4.35%) Cisco Solutions Architect
10 3 (4.35%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 3 (4.35%) Senior Cisco Architect
10 3 (4.35%) Senior Cisco Solutions Architect
10 3 (4.35%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.45%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.80%) Clustering
2 3 (4.35%) Mathematics
2 3 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.90%) iSeries
3 2 (2.90%) AS400
4 1 (1.45%) Statistics
4 1 (1.45%) CMDB
4 1 (1.45%) User Experience
4 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 41 (59.42%) Windows
2 16 (23.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (11.59%) UNIX
5 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (5.80%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (4.35%) Linux
7 2 (2.90%) AIX
8 1 (1.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.29%) Network Monitoring
2 13 (18.84%) Load Balancing
2 13 (18.84%) ITIL
3 10 (14.49%) Incident Management
4 9 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (11.59%) Change Management
6 6 (8.70%) Network Design
6 6 (8.70%) Capacity Management
7 5 (7.25%) Problem Management
7 5 (7.25%) Network Architecture
8 4 (5.80%) CRM
8 4 (5.80%) Service Delivery
8 4 (5.80%) Document Management
8 4 (5.80%) Network Management
8 4 (5.80%) Network Load Balancing
8 4 (5.80%) Logistics
9 3 (4.35%) Business Continuity Management
9 3 (4.35%) Business Continuity
9 3 (4.35%) Service Management
10 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.74%) SQL
2 7 (10.14%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.80%) VBScript
3 4 (5.80%) VB
4 3 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (23.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (20.29%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (14.49%) CCNA
4 9 (13.04%) MCSE
5 8 (11.59%) CCNP
6 4 (5.80%) Degree
7 3 (4.35%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.90%) CCDP
8 2 (2.90%) CCIE
8 2 (2.90%) CCVP
8 2 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.45%) CISSP
9 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.45%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (40.58%) Active Directory
2 12 (17.39%) Hyper-V
3 11 (15.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (14.49%) ISA Server
4 10 (14.49%) Forefront TMG
4 10 (14.49%) UAG
5 8 (11.59%) XenDesktop
6 7 (10.14%) XenApp
7 5 (7.25%) vCloud
7 5 (7.25%) vSphere
8 4 (5.80%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.45%) Xen
9 1 (1.45%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.45%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 23 (33.33%) SCCM
2 21 (30.43%) SCOM
3 12 (17.39%) SolarWinds Orion
4 8 (11.59%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (10.14%) SCSM
6 6 (8.70%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (5.80%) BMC PATROL
7 4 (5.80%) Nagios
8 3 (4.35%) SCOrch
8 3 (4.35%) CiscoWorks
9 2 (2.90%) Control-M
9 2 (2.90%) Foglight
9 2 (2.90%) NetBackup
9 2 (2.90%) Cacti
10 1 (1.45%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 39 (56.52%) Cisco
2 30 (43.48%) VMware
3 16 (23.19%) Microsoft
3 16 (23.19%) Riverbed
3 16 (23.19%) F5
4 14 (20.29%) Citrix
5 10 (14.49%) HP
6 9 (13.04%) CheckPoint
7 7 (10.14%) Juniper
8 6 (8.70%) Blue Coat
9 5 (7.25%) Tufin
9 5 (7.25%) BMC
10 4 (5.80%) Avaya
10 4 (5.80%) NetApp
10 4 (5.80%) BT
10 4 (5.80%) Meraki
10 4 (5.80%) Infoblox
11 2 (2.90%) Intel
11 2 (2.90%) SunGard
11 2 (2.90%) CommVault
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