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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SolarWinds
Rank 218 239 241
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +2
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 28 28 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.37% 0.29% 0.26%
As % of the Vendors category 0.75% 0.62% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 21
Median daily rate £375 £331 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £198 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £349 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.83% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 - £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £14.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+151.72% -61.84%
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
3727 4507 4752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 48.80% 47.36% 47.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2074 2467 2457
Median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 240 293
Median hourly rate £17.75 £21.55 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.63% +26.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.54 £11.19 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +30 9 £375 +108.33% 2
Kent +8 7 £350 +45.83% 1
Berkshire - 7 £275 -
Surrey +15 3 £425 +30.76% 1
West Sussex +12 2 £374 +10.74% 1
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 29 (52.73%) VMware
2 26 (47.27%) Cisco
3 20 (36.36%) Firewall
3 20 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (27.27%) ITIL
5 14 (25.45%) Microsoft
5 14 (25.45%) Service Management
6 13 (23.64%) CheckPoint
7 12 (21.82%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (21.82%) Data Centre
8 11 (20.00%) CMDB
8 11 (20.00%) HP
8 11 (20.00%) Finance
9 10 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (18.18%) BMC
10 9 (16.36%) Active Directory
10 9 (16.36%) Windows
10 9 (16.36%) LANDesk
10 9 (16.36%) Windows Server
10 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (14.55%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (14.55%) Palo Alto
11 8 (14.55%) Splunk
11 8 (14.55%) SNMP
11 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (14.55%) Symantec
11 8 (14.55%) Risk Management
12 7 (12.73%) Wireless
12 7 (12.73%) Scrum
12 7 (12.73%) Security Management

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 (5.45%) SharePoint
1 3 (5.45%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.64%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.27%) MS Office
3 3 (5.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.91%) IaaS
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (36.36%) Firewall
2 8 (14.55%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (14.55%) SNMP
3 7 (12.73%) Network Security
3 7 (12.73%) Wireless
4 6 (10.91%) VoIP
4 6 (10.91%) WAN
5 5 (9.09%) LAN
6 4 (7.27%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (7.27%) Cisco Wireless
6 4 (7.27%) Unified Communications
6 4 (7.27%) VPN
7 3 (5.45%) BGP
7 3 (5.45%) Junos
7 3 (5.45%) MPLS
7 3 (5.45%) MRTG
7 3 (5.45%) NetScaler
7 3 (5.45%) OSPF
7 3 (5.45%) Wireshark
8 2 (3.64%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.64%) Big Data
2 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.64%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.82%) GIS
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Retail
2 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 8 (14.55%) Monitoring Specialist
2 8 (14.55%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (12.73%) Systems Engineer
3 7 (12.73%) Windows Engineer
3 7 (12.73%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Support Specialist
5 3 (5.45%) Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) Architect
5 3 (5.45%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Network Architect
5 3 (5.45%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Security Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Administrator
6 2 (3.64%) Cisco Specialist
6 2 (3.64%) Network Administrator
6 2 (3.64%) Network Specialist
6 2 (3.64%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.82%) Data Centre
2 11 (20.00%) CMDB
3 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.45%) Virtual Team
5 2 (3.64%) PKI
5 2 (3.64%) Streaming Video
5 2 (3.64%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.82%) Life Science
6 1 (1.82%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.82%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.36%) Windows
1 9 (16.36%) Windows Server
1 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2012
2 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (5.45%) Linux
4 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.82%) Unix
5 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.27%) ITIL
2 14 (25.45%) Service Management
3 10 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (14.55%) Risk Management
5 7 (12.73%) Data Loss Prevention
5 7 (12.73%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (12.73%) Scrum
5 7 (12.73%) Security Hardening
5 7 (12.73%) Security Management
5 7 (12.73%) SIEM
5 7 (12.73%) Vulnerability Management
6 6 (10.91%) User Stories
7 5 (9.09%) Change Management
7 5 (9.09%) Incident Management
7 5 (9.09%) Load Balancing
7 5 (9.09%) Network Management
8 4 (7.27%) Capacity Management
8 4 (7.27%) Change Control
8 4 (7.27%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (7.27%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.64%) Perl
1 2 (3.64%) Python
1 2 (3.64%) Ruby
2 1 (1.82%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (21.82%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (12.73%) CCNA
2 7 (12.73%) CCNP
2 7 (12.73%) Degree
2 7 (12.73%) MCITP
2 7 (12.73%) MCP
2 7 (12.73%) MCSA
2 7 (12.73%) MCSE
2 7 (12.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
2 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.45%) CCIE
4 2 (3.64%) CCSA
4 2 (3.64%) CCSE
5 1 (1.82%) JNCIA
5 1 (1.82%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.64%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (16.36%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.45%) ProxySG
4 2 (3.64%) vSphere
5 1 (1.82%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.82%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (12.73%) AppManager
1 7 (12.73%) Nessus
1 7 (12.73%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (10.91%) SolarWinds Orion
3 4 (7.27%) CA Spectrum
3 4 (7.27%) OPNET
4 3 (5.45%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (5.45%) Nagios
5 2 (3.64%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (3.64%) FortiGate
5 2 (3.64%) HP SIM
5 2 (3.64%) SCCM
5 2 (3.64%) WSUS
6 1 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.82%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (1.82%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 29 (52.73%) VMware
2 26 (47.27%) Cisco
3 14 (25.45%) Microsoft
4 13 (23.64%) CheckPoint
5 11 (20.00%) HP
6 10 (18.18%) BMC
7 9 (16.36%) LANDesk
8 8 (14.55%) Palo Alto
8 8 (14.55%) Splunk
8 8 (14.55%) Symantec
9 7 (12.73%) ArcSight
9 7 (12.73%) CA
9 7 (12.73%) Intel Security
9 7 (12.73%) NetIQ
10 6 (10.91%) Riverbed
11 5 (9.09%) Citrix
12 4 (7.27%) F5
12 4 (7.27%) Juniper
13 3 (5.45%) EMC
13 3 (5.45%) Ipanema Technologies