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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolarWinds over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SolarWinds
England / South West
Rank 113 123 139
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +16
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 17 20 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.67% 0.68% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 1.65% 1.65% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 5
Median daily rate £370 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £274 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £470 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £361
% change year-on-year
- -3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £44.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +91.30%

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
1030 1209 1226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 40.60% 41.33% 40.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 798 738
Median daily rate £365 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £180 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 72 91
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +17.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.55 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%

SolarWinds
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing SolarWinds as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the South West region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 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
Wiltshire -4 8 - -
Bristol +3 6 £378 +0.66%
Somerset - 2 £270 -
Devon - 1 - -
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 West region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 8 (42.11%) Cisco
2 7 (36.84%) CheckPoint
2 7 (36.84%) Data Centre
3 6 (31.58%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (31.58%) Unified Communications
3 6 (31.58%) F5
3 6 (31.58%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
4 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
4 5 (26.32%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (26.32%) High Availability
4 5 (26.32%) FWSM
4 5 (26.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (21.05%) Firewall
6 3 (15.79%) CCNA
6 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
6 3 (15.79%) SLA
6 3 (15.79%) Windows
7 2 (10.53%) Solaris
7 2 (10.53%) Linux
7 2 (10.53%) LAN
7 2 (10.53%) WAN
7 2 (10.53%) Unix
7 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
7 2 (10.53%) HP
7 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
7 2 (10.53%) Nagios
7 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (31.58%) Cisco Nexus
1 6 (31.58%) Unified Communications
2 5 (26.32%) FWSM
2 5 (26.32%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (21.05%) Firewall
4 2 (10.53%) LAN
4 2 (10.53%) Network Security
4 2 (10.53%) WAN
5 1 (5.26%) ATM
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (5.26%) DHCP
5 1 (5.26%) Ethernet
5 1 (5.26%) IP Telephony
5 1 (5.26%) MPLS
5 1 (5.26%) SNMP
5 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.26%) VLAN
5 1 (5.26%) VPN
5 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Selenium
General
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Data Centre Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Data Network Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Unix Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Unix Linux Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Operations Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Operations Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Data Centre
2 5 (26.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Solaris
2 2 (10.53%) Unix
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) High Availability
2 2 (10.53%) Migration
2 2 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (5.26%) Business Process Improvement
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 1 (5.26%) Network Management
3 1 (5.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.79%) CCNA
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.26%) CCNP
4 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) MCITP
4 1 (5.26%) MCSE
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
2 2 (10.53%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Nagios
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (5.26%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Cisco
2 7 (36.84%) CheckPoint
3 6 (31.58%) F5
4 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.53%) HP
5 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
5 2 (10.53%) VMware
6 1 (5.26%) Avaya
6 1 (5.26%) CA
6 1 (5.26%) IBM
6 1 (5.26%) IronPort
6 1 (5.26%) Juniper
6 1 (5.26%) Nokia
6 1 (5.26%) Palo Alto