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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SolarWinds
Rank 126 141 120
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -21
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 18 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.60% 0.25% 0.39%
As % of the Vendors category 1.49% 0.62% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 3
Average daily rate £333 £375 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.33% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £335 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £440 £265
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £381 £295
% change year-on-year
-12.78% +29.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £23.25 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+84.94% +24.00%
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
1207 1290 1063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 40.52% 40.01% 40.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 773 610
Average daily rate £356 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £215 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £535 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 75 62
Average hourly rate £19.00 £24.38 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.05% +54.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.53 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £45.00 £30.81
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 14 £325 - 1
Bristol -2 3 £375 +3.44% 1
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 17 (56.67%) Cisco
2 15 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 13 (43.33%) SC Cleared
4 9 (30.00%) Value-Added Service
4 9 (30.00%) Video Conferencing
4 9 (30.00%) Windows
4 9 (30.00%) Avaya
5 8 (26.67%) ITIL
6 7 (23.33%) CA
6 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (23.33%) Network Management
7 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
7 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (20.00%) BMC
7 6 (20.00%) PRINCE
7 6 (20.00%) HP
8 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
8 5 (16.67%) IBM
8 5 (16.67%) VPN
8 5 (16.67%) Nokia
8 5 (16.67%) CiscoWorks
8 5 (16.67%) CheckPoint
8 5 (16.67%) Firewall
8 5 (16.67%) Wireless
8 5 (16.67%) MPLS
8 5 (16.67%) IP Telephony
8 5 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (16.67%) Cisco IPT
8 5 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (16.67%) Unified Communications

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (10.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.33%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) Value-Added Service
2 5 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (16.67%) Cisco IPT
2 5 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (16.67%) Firewall
2 5 (16.67%) FWSM
2 5 (16.67%) IP Telephony
2 5 (16.67%) MPLS
2 5 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
2 5 (16.67%) Unified Communications
2 5 (16.67%) VPN
2 5 (16.67%) Wireless
3 4 (13.33%) Internet
4 3 (10.00%) Network Security
4 3 (10.00%) Skype
4 3 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (6.67%) SAN
5 2 (6.67%) VoIP
6 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
6 1 (3.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Military
2 1 (3.33%) Multimedia
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Analyst
1 6 (20.00%) Voice Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Network Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Senior Network Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Avaya Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Avaya Voice Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Designer
4 2 (6.67%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Cisco Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Systems Designer
4 2 (6.67%) Test Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Voice Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Replication
3 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Solaris
3 2 (6.67%) Android
3 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) ITIL
2 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (23.33%) Network Management
3 6 (20.00%) PRINCE
4 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
5 2 (6.67%) ITIL V3
5 2 (6.67%) ITSM
5 2 (6.67%) Migration
5 2 (6.67%) Service Management
6 1 (3.33%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.33%) DevOps
6 1 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (3.33%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (3.33%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.33%) Open Source
6 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.33%) Web Filtering
Qualifications
1 15 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (43.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) CCNA
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.67%) vSphere
4 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (6.67%) logstash
2 2 (6.67%) Nagios
2 2 (6.67%) NetBackup
2 2 (6.67%) Netcool
2 2 (6.67%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 2 (6.67%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (6.67%) ZABBIX
2 2 (6.67%) Zenoss
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (3.33%) OpenView
3 1 (3.33%) SCCM
3 1 (3.33%) SCOM
3 1 (3.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) Cisco
2 9 (30.00%) Avaya
3 7 (23.33%) CA
4 6 (20.00%) BMC
4 6 (20.00%) HP
5 5 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 5 (16.67%) IBM
5 5 (16.67%) Nokia
6 4 (13.33%) EMC
6 4 (13.33%) IronPort
6 4 (13.33%) VMware
7 3 (10.00%) Juniper
7 3 (10.00%) Oracle
8 2 (6.67%) ServiceNow
8 2 (6.67%) Splunk
9 1 (3.33%) Blue Coat
9 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
9 1 (3.33%) NetApp
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