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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolarWinds over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SolarWinds
Rank 241 239 240
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 28 32 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.32% 0.33% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.65% 0.70% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 10
Median daily rate £400 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £312 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £532 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £39.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-68.75% -11.11%
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
4306 4565 4250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 48.53% 47.73% 46.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2514 2550 2097
Median daily rate £390 £376 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.86% +7.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 212 243
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.95 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.20 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

SolarWinds
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing SolarWinds as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +8 11 £415 - 1
Berkshire +2 6 £500 +68.06%
Surrey -9 5 £388 -22.50%
West Sussex -4 3 £365 +6.18%
Oxfordshire +6 2 £340 +4.61% 2
Middlesex - 1 £325 -
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 64 (82.05%) Cisco
2 39 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 28 (35.90%) Firewall
4 23 (29.49%) Juniper
5 22 (28.21%) WAN
6 21 (26.92%) SC Cleared
6 21 (26.92%) Data Centre
7 20 (25.64%) EMC
8 19 (24.36%) Microsoft
8 19 (24.36%) Network Management
9 17 (21.79%) Cisco Nexus
9 17 (21.79%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (20.51%) VMware
10 16 (20.51%) Riverbed
10 16 (20.51%) Load Balancing
11 15 (19.23%) LAN
11 15 (19.23%) DNS
12 14 (17.95%) DHCP
12 14 (17.95%) Wireless
12 14 (17.95%) DV Cleared
12 14 (17.95%) Palo Alto
13 13 (16.67%) SolarWinds Orion
13 13 (16.67%) BGP
13 13 (16.67%) Blue Coat
13 13 (16.67%) Network Design
13 13 (16.67%) Windows
14 12 (15.38%) MS Excel
14 12 (15.38%) Perl
14 12 (15.38%) MPLS
14 12 (15.38%) OSPF

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.85%) SharePoint
1 3 (3.85%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.56%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.56%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.69%) MS Office
3 3 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (35.90%) Firewall
2 22 (28.21%) WAN
3 17 (21.79%) Cisco Nexus
4 15 (19.23%) DNS
4 15 (19.23%) LAN
5 14 (17.95%) DHCP
5 14 (17.95%) Wireless
6 13 (16.67%) BGP
7 12 (15.38%) MPLS
7 12 (15.38%) OSPF
8 9 (11.54%) IPsec
8 9 (11.54%) TACACS
9 8 (10.26%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (10.26%) DDNS
9 8 (10.26%) DSL
9 8 (10.26%) Ethernet
9 8 (10.26%) SSL
10 7 (8.97%) Unified Communications
10 7 (8.97%) VPN
11 6 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.56%) Big Data
3 2 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.56%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (10.26%) Telecoms
2 7 (8.97%) Finance
3 3 (3.85%) Billing
4 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (43.59%) Network Engineer
2 21 (26.92%) Architect
3 14 (17.95%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (7.69%) Analyst
4 6 (7.69%) Network Architect
5 5 (6.41%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Technical Architect
6 4 (5.13%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Network Analyst
7 3 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) Monitoring Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) Security Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) Senior Security Engineer
8 2 (2.56%) Cisco Administrator
8 2 (2.56%) Implementation Engineer
8 2 (2.56%) LAN Administrator
8 2 (2.56%) OSS Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 21 (26.92%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.26%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.41%) PKI
4 4 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.13%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.85%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.56%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.56%) Smart Meter
6 2 (2.56%) VCE vBlock
7 1 (1.28%) CMDB
7 1 (1.28%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.28%) Life Science
7 1 (1.28%) Streaming Video
7 1 (1.28%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.67%) Windows
2 11 (14.10%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (14.10%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (10.26%) Linux
4 7 (8.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.85%) Unix
6 2 (2.56%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.56%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.28%) HPUX
7 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.36%) Network Management
2 16 (20.51%) Load Balancing
3 13 (16.67%) Network Design
4 11 (14.10%) ITIL
5 10 (12.82%) Network Architecture
6 9 (11.54%) WAN Optimisation
7 8 (10.26%) Change Control
7 8 (10.26%) Information Management
8 7 (8.97%) Change Management
8 7 (8.97%) Configuration Management
8 7 (8.97%) Operations Management
9 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (5.13%) Migration
9 4 (5.13%) Network Monitoring
10 2 (2.56%) Asset Management
10 2 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (2.56%) Patch Management
10 2 (2.56%) Service Delivery
10 2 (2.56%) Service Management
10 2 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.38%) Perl
2 9 (11.54%) Tcl
3 8 (10.26%) C
3 8 (10.26%) PowerShell
4 7 (8.97%) VB
5 5 (6.41%) Python
6 2 (2.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 39 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (26.92%) SC Cleared
3 17 (21.79%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (17.95%) DV Cleared
5 9 (11.54%) CCNP
5 9 (11.54%) Degree
6 4 (5.13%) CCNA
7 3 (3.85%) CCIE
8 2 (2.56%) HND
9 1 (1.28%) CCVP
9 1 (1.28%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (11.54%) Active Directory
1 9 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.13%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.56%) vSphere
5 1 (1.28%) Firmware
5 1 (1.28%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.28%) vCloud
5 1 (1.28%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (16.67%) SolarWinds Orion
2 9 (11.54%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (8.97%) Netcool
3 7 (8.97%) Tivoli
4 6 (7.69%) OPNET
5 3 (3.85%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (3.85%) Nagios
5 3 (3.85%) SCOM
6 2 (2.56%) Check_MK
6 2 (2.56%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (2.56%) OpenNMS
6 2 (2.56%) OpenView
7 1 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.28%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (1.28%) HP SIM
7 1 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.28%) SCCM
7 1 (1.28%) vRealize
7 1 (1.28%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (1.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 64 (82.05%) Cisco
2 23 (29.49%) Juniper
3 20 (25.64%) EMC
4 19 (24.36%) Microsoft
5 16 (20.51%) Riverbed
5 16 (20.51%) VMware
6 14 (17.95%) Palo Alto
7 13 (16.67%) Blue Coat
8 10 (12.82%) F5
8 10 (12.82%) HP
9 8 (10.26%) CA
9 8 (10.26%) Splunk
10 7 (8.97%) IBM
11 6 (7.69%) Aruba
11 6 (7.69%) Infoblox
12 5 (6.41%) Barracuda Networks
12 5 (6.41%) Tufin
13 4 (5.13%) 3Com
13 4 (5.13%) Meraki
14 3 (3.85%) Trustwave
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