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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds
Rank 140 115 112
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -3
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 7 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.21% 0.21% 0.60%
As % of the Vendors category 0.51% 0.51% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 10
Average daily rate
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£250 £225 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -37.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £189 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £265 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.00 £17.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+237.14% -53.33%
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
1367 980 1215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.84% 41.54% 45.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 859 582 665
Average daily rate £375 £330 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £479 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 78 79
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.30 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.17% -10.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £10.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £30.96 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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
Devon - 4 £218 - 1
Bristol -13 2 £400 +122.22% 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 11 (100.00%) Firewall
2 10 (90.91%) VPN
2 10 (90.91%) Cisco
3 9 (81.82%) HP
3 9 (81.82%) CheckPoint
4 8 (72.73%) Nokia
4 8 (72.73%) WAN
5 7 (63.64%) Network Security
5 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (63.64%) CCNA
5 7 (63.64%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (54.55%) VoIP
6 6 (54.55%) ITIL
6 6 (54.55%) Cisco PIX
6 6 (54.55%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (27.27%) Wireless
7 3 (27.27%) Network Management
7 3 (27.27%) IBM
8 2 (18.18%) DNS
8 2 (18.18%) LAN
8 2 (18.18%) Windows
8 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
8 2 (18.18%) CiscoWorks
8 2 (18.18%) CA
8 2 (18.18%) MPLS
8 2 (18.18%) OSPF
8 2 (18.18%) BGP
8 2 (18.18%) Unified Communications
8 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
8 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) Firewall
2 10 (90.91%) VPN
3 8 (72.73%) WAN
4 7 (63.64%) Network Security
5 6 (54.55%) Fibre Channel
5 6 (54.55%) VoIP
5 6 (54.55%) Cisco PIX
6 3 (27.27%) Wireless
7 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
7 2 (18.18%) IP Telephony
7 2 (18.18%) Cisco IPT
7 2 (18.18%) LAN
7 2 (18.18%) DNS
7 2 (18.18%) MPLS
7 2 (18.18%) OSPF
7 2 (18.18%) BGP
7 2 (18.18%) FWSM
7 2 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (18.18%) Unified Communications
7 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Analyst
2 6 (54.55%) Systems Analyst
2 6 (54.55%) Cisco Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Network Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Network Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) CESG
2 1 (9.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Network Monitoring
2 6 (54.55%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) Network Management
4 1 (9.09%) Network Design
4 1 (9.09%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (9.09%) System Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) CCNA
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) CCDA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) NFS
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (9.09%) OpenView
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Cisco
2 9 (81.82%) HP
2 9 (81.82%) CheckPoint
3 8 (72.73%) Nokia
4 3 (27.27%) IBM
5 2 (18.18%) CA
5 2 (18.18%) Blue Coat
5 2 (18.18%) IronPort
6 1 (9.09%) F5
6 1 (9.09%) Oracle
6 1 (9.09%) VMware
6 1 (9.09%) Dell
6 1 (9.09%) Juniper