The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SolarWinds products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolarWinds over the 3 months to 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 374 472 493
Rank change year-on-year
+98 +21
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 256 116 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.21% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 1.01% 0.47% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 70 28
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£355 £354 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.35% +1.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £432 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 2
Average hourly rate £37.75 £27.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.27% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.35 £17.50 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.06 £49.50 £28.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £45.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +157.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25302 24592 22330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.38% 45.20% 46.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14411 13905 11822
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1114 1065 1197
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.38 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%

SolarWinds
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

SolarWinds Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SolarWinds
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SolarWinds within the UK.

SolarWinds Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SolarWinds
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

SolarWinds Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SolarWinds
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds within the UK.

SolarWinds Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SolarWinds
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

SolarWinds Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SolarWinds
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the UK over the 3 months to 4 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
England +112 246 £350 -1.40% 40
London +56 89 £350 -12.50% 17
South East +1 42 £375 +7.14% 12
Yorkshire +22 34 £425 +41.66% 1
Surrey +19 27 £375 +8.30% 3
West Yorkshire +12 26 £438 +45.83% 1
East of England +21 20 £225 -40.78% 1
West Midlands +3 20 £380 - 1
South West +6 18 £330 -6.38% 3
North West -13 15 £500 +112.76% 2
City of London +22 14 £406 +8.33% 3
Halifax - 13 £431 -
Manchester +1 11 £488 +143.75% 1
Birmingham - 10 £325 -
Wiltshire - 9 £281 - 3
Hertfordshire +12 8 £420 -
Essex +8 7 £208 -45.39% 1
Shropshire - 7 £450 -
South Yorkshire - 7 £240 -
Scotland +1 6 - - 1
Telford - 6 £450 -
Kent -2 5 - -
East Midlands - 5 £383 - 2
Bristol - 5 £360 -
Doncaster - 5 £180 -
Bedfordshire +6 4 £225 -
Berkshire -5 4 £413 - 3
Leeds -11 4 £385 +28.33% 1
West Lothian - 4 - -
Devon +8 3 £300 -

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 285 (72.34%) Cisco
2 232 (58.88%) Firewall
3 140 (35.53%) Cisco ASA
4 129 (32.74%) CheckPoint
5 110 (27.92%) Juniper
6 108 (27.41%) Cisco Certification
7 107 (27.16%) Windows
8 102 (25.89%) F5
9 101 (25.63%) BGP
10 100 (25.38%) Wireless
11 97 (24.62%) MPLS
12 96 (24.37%) LAN
13 92 (23.35%) Load Balancing
14 90 (22.84%) WAN
15 87 (22.08%) Cisco Nexus
16 83 (21.07%) ITIL
17 80 (20.30%) OSPF
18 79 (20.05%) VPN
18 79 (20.05%) DNS
19 74 (18.78%) VMware
20 71 (18.02%) CCNP
21 70 (17.77%) HP
21 70 (17.77%) Network Security
22 67 (17.01%) Finance
23 61 (15.48%) DHCP
24 60 (15.23%) Network Monitoring
25 59 (14.97%) TCP/IP
25 59 (14.97%) Network Management
26 57 (14.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
27 54 (13.71%) Blue Coat

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 18 (4.57%) MS Exchange
2 15 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (3.55%) Lync
4 13 (3.30%) IIS
5 8 (2.03%) Apache
5 8 (2.03%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.27%) Node.js
8 4 (1.02%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.51%) SAS
9 2 (0.51%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.51%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.25%) Confluence
10 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 12 (3.05%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.03%) MS Office
3 4 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (5.33%) RMDS
2 2 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.28%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.51%) Office 365
3 2 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.25%) IaaS
4 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 232 (58.88%) Firewall
2 140 (35.53%) Cisco ASA
3 101 (25.63%) BGP
4 100 (25.38%) Wireless
5 97 (24.62%) MPLS
6 96 (24.37%) LAN
7 90 (22.84%) WAN
8 87 (22.08%) Cisco Nexus
9 80 (20.30%) OSPF
10 79 (20.05%) VPN
10 79 (20.05%) DNS
11 70 (17.77%) Network Security
12 61 (15.48%) DHCP
13 59 (14.97%) TCP/IP
14 57 (14.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 54 (13.71%) EIGRP
16 50 (12.69%) SAN
17 45 (11.42%) VLAN
17 45 (11.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 41 (10.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (9.39%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.79%) MySQL
3 10 (2.54%) Relational Database
4 9 (2.28%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.52%) RDBMS
6 6 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.27%) Informix
8 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.76%) DTS
8 3 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.51%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.25%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (1.52%) JIRA
2 5 (1.27%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.51%) Introscope
3 2 (0.51%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.51%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.51%) Subversion
4 1 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.25%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
General
1 67 (17.01%) Finance
2 14 (3.55%) Multimedia
3 12 (3.05%) Banking
4 11 (2.79%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.28%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.28%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.27%) Retail
6 5 (1.27%) Law
7 3 (0.76%) Military
8 2 (0.51%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.51%) Back Office
8 2 (0.51%) Games
8 2 (0.51%) Legal
9 1 (0.25%) Marketing
9 1 (0.25%) Advertising
9 1 (0.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 145 (36.80%) Network Engineer
2 54 (13.71%) Analyst
3 43 (10.91%) Consultant
4 34 (8.63%) Architect
5 32 (8.12%) Network Consultant
6 29 (7.36%) Security Engineer
6 29 (7.36%) Network Security Engineer
7 25 (6.35%) Network Analyst
8 17 (4.31%) Senior Network Engineer
8 17 (4.31%) Cisco Engineer
9 14 (3.55%) Technical Architect
9 14 (3.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (3.30%) Firewall Consultant
10 13 (3.30%) Network Support
11 12 (3.05%) Support Engineer
11 12 (3.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 11 (2.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 11 (2.79%) Administrator
13 10 (2.54%) Support Analyst
13 10 (2.54%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.33%) Rendezvous
2 10 (2.54%) CSS
3 6 (1.52%) Middleware
4 5 (1.27%) XMPP
4 5 (1.27%) Web Services
5 4 (1.02%) SOAP
5 4 (1.02%) REST
6 3 (0.76%) .NET
7 2 (0.51%) LAMP
7 2 (0.51%) HTML
7 2 (0.51%) XML
7 2 (0.51%) XSLT
7 2 (0.51%) WSDL
7 2 (0.51%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.51%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.51%) WCF
8 1 (0.25%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (0.25%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.25%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.12%) Management Information System
2 15 (3.81%) PKI
3 12 (3.05%) Clustering
4 10 (2.54%) Replication
4 10 (2.54%) Video Conferencing
5 9 (2.28%) User Experience
6 8 (2.03%) Celerra
7 6 (1.52%) Enterprise Storage
7 6 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.27%) IBM XIV
9 4 (1.02%) NHS
9 4 (1.02%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.76%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.51%) DataPower
11 2 (0.51%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.51%) Statistics
11 2 (0.51%) Online Games
12 1 (0.25%) Fat Client
12 1 (0.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 107 (27.16%) Windows
2 42 (10.66%) Linux
3 34 (8.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (6.85%) UNIX
4 27 (6.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (6.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (2.79%) Solaris
6 8 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.27%) Ubuntu
8 4 (1.02%) CentOS
8 4 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (0.76%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.51%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.25%) AIX
11 1 (0.25%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.25%) SUSE
11 1 (0.25%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (23.35%) Load Balancing
2 83 (21.07%) ITIL
3 60 (15.23%) Network Monitoring
4 59 (14.97%) Network Management
5 41 (10.41%) Service Management
6 37 (9.39%) Change Management
7 35 (8.88%) Network Architecture
8 28 (7.11%) Migration
9 22 (5.58%) E-Commerce
10 21 (5.33%) Network Load Balancing
11 20 (5.08%) Incident Management
12 17 (4.31%) Performance Monitoring
13 15 (3.81%) CRM
14 14 (3.55%) Network Design
15 13 (3.30%) Disaster Recovery
15 13 (3.30%) Mentoring
16 12 (3.05%) Business Continuity
17 11 (2.79%) Service Delivery
18 10 (2.54%) Configuration Management
18 10 (2.54%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 34 (8.63%) SQL
2 18 (4.57%) PowerShell
3 14 (3.55%) Perl
4 13 (3.30%) Python
5 7 (1.78%) PHP
6 4 (1.02%) Java
7 3 (0.76%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.76%) VBScript
8 2 (0.51%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.51%) C#
8 2 (0.51%) Ruby
9 1 (0.25%) R
9 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.25%) VB
9 1 (0.25%) C
Qualifications
1 108 (27.41%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (18.02%) CCNP
3 54 (13.71%) CCNA
4 29 (7.36%) Security Cleared
5 22 (5.58%) Degree
6 21 (5.33%) SC Cleared
6 21 (5.33%) CISSP
7 15 (3.81%) CCIE
8 10 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (2.03%) MCSE
10 5 (1.27%) CCSA
11 4 (1.02%) MCSA
12 3 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.76%) MCITP
12 3 (0.76%) CCDP
13 2 (0.51%) CCVP
13 2 (0.51%) OCP
13 2 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.51%) CCSP
13 2 (0.51%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.60%) SLA
2 4 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.25%) BS25999
System Software
1 51 (12.94%) Active Directory
2 46 (11.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (4.82%) vSphere
3 19 (4.82%) Hyper-V
3 19 (4.82%) XenApp
4 13 (3.30%) VMware ESX
5 12 (3.05%) UAG
6 9 (2.28%) Squid
6 9 (2.28%) Terminal Services
7 8 (2.03%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 7 (1.78%) Firmware
9 6 (1.52%) XenDesktop
10 5 (1.27%) Samba
11 4 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (1.02%) ISA Server
11 4 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (1.02%) ProxySG
12 3 (0.76%) vCloud
12 3 (0.76%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.51%) NFS
Systems Management
1 36 (9.14%) SolarWinds Orion
2 34 (8.63%) CiscoWorks
3 26 (6.60%) SCCM
4 19 (4.82%) SCOM
5 18 (4.57%) OpenView
5 18 (4.57%) Cisco CUCM
6 17 (4.31%) FortiGate
6 17 (4.31%) RANCID
7 16 (4.06%) Nagios
8 14 (3.55%) Cisco Prime
9 12 (3.05%) OPNET
10 10 (2.54%) McAfee ePO
11 9 (2.28%) AirWatch
11 9 (2.28%) Cacti
11 9 (2.28%) Cisco UCCE
12 7 (1.78%) SCOrch
12 7 (1.78%) NetBackup
13 6 (1.52%) Backup Exec
13 6 (1.52%) EMC NetWorker
13 6 (1.52%) Opsview
Vendors
1 285 (72.34%) Cisco
2 129 (32.74%) CheckPoint
3 110 (27.92%) Juniper
4 102 (25.89%) F5
5 74 (18.78%) VMware
6 70 (17.77%) HP
7 54 (13.71%) Blue Coat
8 52 (13.20%) Citrix
9 40 (10.15%) Infoblox
10 39 (9.90%) Microsoft
11 35 (8.88%) Aruba
12 31 (7.87%) McAfee
13 29 (7.36%) Tufin
14 27 (6.85%) Riverbed
15 26 (6.60%) TippingPoint
16 25 (6.35%) NetScout
17 23 (5.84%) IBM
17 23 (5.84%) Nortel
18 21 (5.33%) Tradeweb
18 21 (5.33%) LogLogic
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Set2Recruit
Posted: 3 days ago
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Eaglecliff
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £250 to £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £340 per day + competitive
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Derby
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Rate: competitive
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