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 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 118 125 110
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -15
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 16 22 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.53% 0.74% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 1.41% 1.73% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 2
Average daily rate
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£315 £353 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% -17.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.06% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.22 £45.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.48% +200.00%
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
1136 1275 875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.78% 43.03% 42.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 665 843 512
Average daily rate £363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 74 54
Average hourly rate £20.19 £17.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.01% +27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.35 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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 29 May 2015.

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 May 2015. 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
Wiltshire - 7 £281 -
Bristol - 6 £360 -
Devon -2 3 £300 -
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 21 (84.00%) Cisco
2 20 (80.00%) Firewall
3 17 (68.00%) CheckPoint
4 14 (56.00%) Network Monitoring
5 13 (52.00%) Wireless
6 12 (48.00%) Network Load Balancing
7 11 (44.00%) Juniper
8 9 (36.00%) VLAN
8 9 (36.00%) Data Centre
9 8 (32.00%) LAN
9 8 (32.00%) WAN
9 8 (32.00%) CiscoWorks
9 8 (32.00%) OSPF
10 7 (28.00%) BGP
10 7 (28.00%) HP
10 7 (28.00%) MPLS
11 6 (24.00%) Network Security
11 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
12 5 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (20.00%) SCOM
12 5 (20.00%) IronPort
12 5 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
12 5 (20.00%) FWSM
12 5 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (20.00%) Network Management
12 5 (20.00%) Unified Communications
12 5 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
12 5 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (20.00%) IP Telephony
12 5 (20.00%) Blue Coat

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 20 (80.00%) Firewall
2 13 (52.00%) Wireless
3 9 (36.00%) VLAN
4 8 (32.00%) LAN
4 8 (32.00%) WAN
4 8 (32.00%) OSPF
5 7 (28.00%) BGP
5 7 (28.00%) MPLS
6 6 (24.00%) Network Security
7 5 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
7 5 (20.00%) FWSM
7 5 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (20.00%) Unified Communications
7 5 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
7 5 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (20.00%) IP Telephony
7 5 (20.00%) VPN
8 3 (12.00%) Cisco PIX
8 3 (12.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (4.00%) MySQL
General
1 3 (12.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Analyst
1 14 (56.00%) Network Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Network Support
2 7 (28.00%) Network Engineer
3 6 (24.00%) Support Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) Network Support Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Network Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Security Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Network Security Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Server Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) REST
1 1 (4.00%) WCF
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) Network Monitoring
2 12 (48.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 5 (20.00%) Network Management
4 4 (16.00%) ITIL
5 3 (12.00%) SIEM
5 3 (12.00%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (12.00%) Computer Security
5 3 (12.00%) Web Design
5 3 (12.00%) Computer Forensics
5 3 (12.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (8.00%) People Management
7 1 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (4.00%) DevOps
7 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
7 1 (4.00%) Workflow
7 1 (4.00%) Web Development
7 1 (4.00%) Supplier Management
7 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.00%) Ruby
1 1 (4.00%) Python
1 1 (4.00%) Java
1 1 (4.00%) Perl
1 1 (4.00%) PHP
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.00%) CCNA
2 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.00%) Degree
3 3 (12.00%) CCSA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) ISA Server
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (8.00%) Forefront TMG
1 2 (8.00%) UAG
2 1 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) CiscoWorks
2 5 (20.00%) SCOM
3 3 (12.00%) SCCM
3 3 (12.00%) OpenView
4 1 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (4.00%) SCOrch
4 1 (4.00%) Puppet
4 1 (4.00%) Nagios
4 1 (4.00%) AppManager
Vendors
1 21 (84.00%) Cisco
2 17 (68.00%) CheckPoint
3 11 (44.00%) Juniper
4 7 (28.00%) HP
5 5 (20.00%) IronPort
5 5 (20.00%) Blue Coat
5 5 (20.00%) CA
5 5 (20.00%) Nokia
5 5 (20.00%) IBM
6 3 (12.00%) ArcSight
7 2 (8.00%) Aruba
8 1 (4.00%) ProCurve
8 1 (4.00%) VMware
8 1 (4.00%) NetIQ
8 1 (4.00%) Oracle