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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 141 138 105
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -33
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 9 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.27% 0.063% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.65% 0.16% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£258 £488 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.17% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £341
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £45.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-12.22% +164.70%
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
1387 1281 891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.46% 40.51% 40.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 804 528
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £202 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 67 67
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.03 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.84% +8.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £42.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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
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 28 August 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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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
Wiltshire - 5 £258 -
Bristol - 2 - - 3
Devon - 2 - -
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 25 (96.15%) Cisco
2 22 (84.62%) Firewall
3 18 (69.23%) Network Monitoring
4 15 (57.69%) CheckPoint
5 13 (50.00%) Juniper
6 12 (46.15%) Wireless
7 10 (38.46%) Network Security
7 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
8 9 (34.62%) Network Load Balancing
9 8 (30.77%) VLAN
9 8 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (30.77%) LAN
9 8 (30.77%) WAN
10 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
11 6 (23.08%) CCNA
12 5 (19.23%) CiscoWorks
12 5 (19.23%) ITIL
12 5 (19.23%) Military
12 5 (19.23%) Degree
12 5 (19.23%) Computer Security
12 5 (19.23%) Web Design
12 5 (19.23%) Computer Forensics
12 5 (19.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 5 (19.23%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
12 5 (19.23%) ArcSight
12 5 (19.23%) SIEM
13 4 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
13 4 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (15.38%) HP

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 22 (84.62%) Firewall
2 12 (46.15%) Wireless
3 10 (38.46%) Network Security
4 8 (30.77%) VLAN
4 8 (30.77%) LAN
4 8 (30.77%) WAN
5 5 (19.23%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (15.38%) MPLS
6 4 (15.38%) OSPF
6 4 (15.38%) BGP
6 4 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (11.54%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (7.69%) Spanning Tree
8 2 (7.69%) Unified Communications
8 2 (7.69%) FWSM
8 2 (7.69%) Cisco IPT
8 2 (7.69%) IP Telephony
8 2 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (7.69%) VPN
General
1 5 (19.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Analyst
1 13 (50.00%) Network Analyst
2 8 (30.77%) Network Engineer
3 7 (26.92%) Network Support
4 6 (23.08%) Support Analyst
4 6 (23.08%) Network Support Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Security Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Network Security Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Voice Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Senior Network Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Cisco Voice Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Avaya Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) VoIP Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Junior Cisco Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Junior
8 1 (3.85%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.54%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (69.23%) Network Monitoring
2 9 (34.62%) Network Load Balancing
3 5 (19.23%) Computer Security
3 5 (19.23%) ITIL
3 5 (19.23%) Web Design
3 5 (19.23%) Computer Forensics
3 5 (19.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 5 (19.23%) SIEM
4 3 (11.54%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (7.69%) Network Management
5 2 (7.69%) ITIL V3
5 2 (7.69%) People Management
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 8 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
4 6 (23.08%) CCNA
5 5 (19.23%) Degree
6 3 (11.54%) CCSA
7 2 (7.69%) CCNP
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (11.54%) SCOM
2 3 (11.54%) OpenView
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 25 (96.15%) Cisco
2 15 (57.69%) CheckPoint
3 13 (50.00%) Juniper
4 5 (19.23%) ArcSight
5 4 (15.38%) HP
6 3 (11.54%) Avaya
7 2 (7.69%) IBM
7 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
7 2 (7.69%) Blue Coat
7 2 (7.69%) IronPort
7 2 (7.69%) ProCurve
7 2 (7.69%) Barracuda Networks
7 2 (7.69%) Aruba
7 2 (7.69%) CA
7 2 (7.69%) Nokia