The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SolarWinds products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolarWinds over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds
Rank 141 105 -
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.062% 0.14% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.15% 0.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£488 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £17.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+164.70% -39.28%
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 West region.

Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1331 914 1240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.25% 41.30% 39.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 845 547 654
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £494 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 69 97
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.60 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

SolarWinds
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

SolarWinds Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

SolarWinds
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SolarWinds across the South West region.

SolarWinds Daily Rate Trend in the South West

SolarWinds
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SolarWinds across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

SolarWinds Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

SolarWinds
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds across the South West region.

SolarWinds Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

SolarWinds
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Bristol - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 2
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 22 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 21 (87.50%) Service Delivery
2 21 (87.50%) Asset Management
2 21 (87.50%) Operations Management
2 21 (87.50%) CMDB
2 21 (87.50%) Capacity Management
3 19 (79.17%) Portfolio Management
4 18 (75.00%) SC Cleared
4 18 (75.00%) Security Cleared
5 16 (66.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 14 (58.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (58.33%) Web Services
6 14 (58.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 12 (50.00%) SAP
8 10 (41.67%) GIS
9 8 (33.33%) PRINCE2
9 8 (33.33%) Test Strategy
10 7 (29.17%) Project Management
10 7 (29.17%) UML
11 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
11 6 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (25.00%) Test Management
11 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
11 6 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (16.67%) ISEB
12 4 (16.67%) C
13 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
14 2 (8.33%) Clustering
14 2 (8.33%) Firewall
14 2 (8.33%) SQL

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 1 (4.17%) Drupal
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (58.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) NAS
2 1 (4.17%) SAN
2 1 (4.17%) LAN
2 1 (4.17%) WAN
2 1 (4.17%) HTTP
2 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.17%) VPN
2 1 (4.17%) DNS
2 1 (4.17%) IPsec
2 1 (4.17%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Analyst
2 9 (37.50%) Business Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Project Manager
4 4 (16.67%) Test Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Team Leader
5 3 (12.50%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (4.17%) Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Business Process Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Process Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (58.33%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (87.50%) CMDB
2 10 (41.67%) GIS
3 2 (8.33%) Clustering
4 1 (4.17%) Replication
4 1 (4.17%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (87.50%) Service Delivery
1 21 (87.50%) Asset Management
1 21 (87.50%) Operations Management
1 21 (87.50%) Capacity Management
2 19 (79.17%) Portfolio Management
3 14 (58.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 8 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 7 (29.17%) Project Management
5 7 (29.17%) UML
6 6 (25.00%) Test Management
6 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
8 2 (8.33%) ITIL
8 2 (8.33%) Information Assurance
9 1 (4.17%) Use Case
9 1 (4.17%) Change Control
9 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity Planning
9 1 (4.17%) Data Modelling
9 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) C
2 2 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 18 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (16.67%) ISEB
4 2 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
System Software
1 16 (66.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) OpenView
1 1 (4.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 12 (50.00%) SAP
3 1 (4.17%) F5
3 1 (4.17%) Juniper
3 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.17%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) Dell
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco
3 1 (4.17%) IBM
3 1 (4.17%) VMware