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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 455 440 451
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +11
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 129 113 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 0.55% 0.51% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 62 46
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£395 £300 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.66% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £182 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £285 £338
% change year-on-year
+35.96% -15.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 12
Average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% -53.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -46.66%

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
23359 22019 21063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.78% 45.72% 47.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13656 12210 10981
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1012 954 1305
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £39.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -8 114 £395 +31.66% 57
London +3 52 £425 +30.76% 24
South East +4 29 £381 +8.92% 20
City of London +15 14 £425 +17.24% 9
Berkshire +7 11 £438 -13.36% 1
East Midlands +16 8 £295 +51.28% 1
Surrey 0 8 £331 -17.18% 7
South West -18 7 £375 +66.66% 5
North West -8 6 £500 +70.21% 3
Scotland -11 6 £263 -17.32% 5
Slough - 6 £425 -
East of England +2 5 £375 - 2
Bristol -1 5 £363 +101.38%
Nottingham - 5 £308 -
Nottinghamshire - 5 £308 -
West Midlands -10 4 £388 +35.96% 2
Crawley - 4 £400 -
West Sussex - 4 £400 - 2
Essex +8 3 £375 - 1
Reading +7 3 £451 +28.71% 1
Manchester -3 3 £390 +32.76%
Birmingham - 3 £388 - 1
Buckinghamshire -8 2 £350 -26.31%
Milton Keynes - 2 £350 -
Northamptonshire - 2 - - 1
North East - 2 £400 -
Edinburgh -6 1 - - 3
West Yorkshire -7 1 £310 -
Devon -8 1 - - 2
Yorkshire -8 1 £310 -

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 214 (68.15%) Cisco
2 163 (51.91%) Firewall
3 116 (36.94%) Windows
4 102 (32.48%) Cisco Certification
5 91 (28.98%) WAN
6 84 (26.75%) LAN
7 80 (25.48%) ITIL
8 78 (24.84%) CheckPoint
9 76 (24.20%) F5
10 73 (23.25%) Cisco ASA
11 72 (22.93%) VMware
12 71 (22.61%) Active Directory
13 70 (22.29%) HP
14 69 (21.97%) CCNP
14 69 (21.97%) Cisco Nexus
15 68 (21.66%) Juniper
16 65 (20.70%) CCNA
16 65 (20.70%) BGP
17 64 (20.38%) Load Balancing
18 62 (19.75%) Network Monitoring
19 59 (18.79%) Microsoft
20 57 (18.15%) OSPF
21 54 (17.20%) Network Management
22 53 (16.88%) SAN
22 53 (16.88%) VPN
23 50 (15.92%) Windows Server 2008
24 46 (14.65%) MPLS
25 45 (14.33%) Finance
26 43 (13.69%) DNS
26 43 (13.69%) MS Exchange

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 43 (13.69%) MS Exchange
2 33 (10.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (6.37%) Lync
4 18 (5.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.27%) SAS
8 3 (0.96%) Apache
8 3 (0.96%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.64%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.64%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.64%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.64%) IIS
10 1 (0.32%) Moodle
Applications
1 18 (5.73%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.50%) MS Office
3 7 (2.23%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.23%) RMDS
2 6 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.18%) Office 365
2 7 (2.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 163 (51.91%) Firewall
2 91 (28.98%) WAN
3 84 (26.75%) LAN
4 73 (23.25%) Cisco ASA
5 69 (21.97%) Cisco Nexus
6 65 (20.70%) BGP
7 57 (18.15%) OSPF
8 53 (16.88%) SAN
8 53 (16.88%) VPN
9 46 (14.65%) MPLS
10 43 (13.69%) DNS
11 42 (13.38%) Wireless
12 41 (13.06%) VoIP
13 39 (12.42%) DHCP
14 38 (12.10%) TCP/IP
15 32 (10.19%) Network Security
16 31 (9.87%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 30 (9.55%) EIGRP
18 28 (8.92%) Wireshark
19 24 (7.64%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (11.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.32%) MySQL
4 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.64%) LoadRunner
2 2 (0.64%) Introscope
3 1 (0.32%) Subversion
3 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 45 (14.33%) Finance
2 18 (5.73%) Banking
3 15 (4.78%) Investment Banking
4 12 (3.82%) Law
5 7 (2.23%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.91%) Local Government
7 5 (1.59%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.27%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.96%) Advertising
9 3 (0.96%) Retail
10 2 (0.64%) Back Office
10 2 (0.64%) Games
11 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 77 (24.52%) Network Engineer
2 59 (18.79%) Analyst
3 27 (8.60%) Network Analyst
4 23 (7.32%) Consultant
5 22 (7.01%) Architect
6 18 (5.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (5.41%) Senior Network Engineer
7 17 (5.41%) Network Consultant
7 17 (5.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 17 (5.41%) Administrator
8 14 (4.46%) Technical Architect
8 14 (4.46%) Network Manager
9 13 (4.14%) Security Analyst
10 12 (3.82%) Cisco Engineer
10 12 (3.82%) Network Specialist
11 11 (3.50%) Monitoring Specialist
11 11 (3.50%) Windows Engineer
12 10 (3.18%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
12 10 (3.18%) Network Administrator
12 10 (3.18%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.10%) Middleware
2 10 (3.18%) CSS
3 7 (2.23%) Web Services
3 7 (2.23%) Rendezvous
4 4 (1.27%) XML
5 2 (0.64%) REST
5 2 (0.64%) XSLT
5 2 (0.64%) SOAP
5 2 (0.64%) WSDL
5 2 (0.64%) WAP
5 2 (0.64%) OLE
5 2 (0.64%) OLE DB
5 2 (0.64%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.32%) LAMP
6 1 (0.32%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.69%) User Experience
2 14 (4.46%) Blackberry
3 13 (4.14%) Visualisation
4 9 (2.87%) Enterprise Storage
5 8 (2.55%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.23%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.91%) Clustering
8 5 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.96%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.96%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.96%) Life Science
10 2 (0.64%) iSeries
10 2 (0.64%) DataPower
10 2 (0.64%) Online Games
10 2 (0.64%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.64%) AS400
10 2 (0.64%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.64%) Replication
11 1 (0.32%) Handset
11 1 (0.32%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 116 (36.94%) Windows
2 50 (15.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (10.19%) Linux
4 29 (9.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (7.01%) UNIX
6 18 (5.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (0.64%) Android
9 2 (0.64%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.64%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.64%) AIX
10 1 (0.32%) SUSE
10 1 (0.32%) Debian
10 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (25.48%) ITIL
2 64 (20.38%) Load Balancing
3 62 (19.75%) Network Monitoring
4 54 (17.20%) Network Management
5 24 (7.64%) Incident Management
6 23 (7.32%) Migration
7 22 (7.01%) Network Architecture
8 19 (6.05%) Change Management
9 17 (5.41%) Service Management
10 16 (5.10%) CRM
11 14 (4.46%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (4.14%) E-Commerce
12 13 (4.14%) Problem Management
13 12 (3.82%) Performance Tuning
13 12 (3.82%) Mentoring
14 11 (3.50%) SIEM
15 10 (3.18%) Network Load Balancing
15 10 (3.18%) Network Design
15 10 (3.18%) Project Management
16 9 (2.87%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (7.96%) SQL
2 12 (3.82%) Python
2 12 (3.82%) Perl
3 8 (2.55%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.91%) VB
5 5 (1.59%) VBScript
6 4 (1.27%) C
7 1 (0.32%) Java
7 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 102 (32.48%) Cisco Certification
2 69 (21.97%) CCNP
3 65 (20.70%) CCNA
4 24 (7.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (5.41%) CCIE
6 16 (5.10%) MCSE
6 16 (5.10%) Security Cleared
7 12 (3.82%) SC Cleared
7 12 (3.82%) CCDP
8 9 (2.87%) CCSA
9 8 (2.55%) CCVP
10 7 (2.23%) CISSP
11 5 (1.59%) MCSA
11 5 (1.59%) MCITP
11 5 (1.59%) Degree
12 4 (1.27%) CCSE
13 3 (0.96%) RHCE
13 3 (0.96%) IBM Certification
13 3 (0.96%) CCIP
13 3 (0.96%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.37%) SLA
2 5 (1.59%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.32%) QA
System Software
1 71 (22.61%) Active Directory
2 26 (8.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (5.73%) Hyper-V
4 17 (5.41%) UAG
5 12 (3.82%) ISA Server
6 11 (3.50%) Forefront TMG
7 10 (3.18%) XenApp
8 9 (2.87%) vSphere
8 9 (2.87%) XenDesktop
9 6 (1.91%) Squid
9 6 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.91%) Firmware
10 5 (1.59%) vCloud
11 4 (1.27%) VMware Server
11 4 (1.27%) ProxySG
11 4 (1.27%) VMware ESX
12 3 (0.96%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.64%) Xen
13 2 (0.64%) Snort
Systems Management
1 37 (11.78%) SolarWinds Orion
2 33 (10.51%) SCOM
3 30 (9.55%) SCCM
4 21 (6.69%) OPNET
5 20 (6.37%) Cisco Prime
6 16 (5.10%) CiscoWorks
7 14 (4.46%) Cisco CUCM
8 12 (3.82%) FortiGate
8 12 (3.82%) Nagios
9 9 (2.87%) Nessus
9 9 (2.87%) OpenView
9 9 (2.87%) MOM
10 7 (2.23%) HP SIM
10 7 (2.23%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (2.23%) SCSM
11 5 (1.59%) SCOrch
12 4 (1.27%) WhatsUp Gold
12 4 (1.27%) BMC PATROL
12 4 (1.27%) Control-M
12 4 (1.27%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 214 (68.15%) Cisco
2 78 (24.84%) CheckPoint
3 76 (24.20%) F5
4 72 (22.93%) VMware
5 70 (22.29%) HP
6 68 (21.66%) Juniper
7 59 (18.79%) Microsoft
8 43 (13.69%) Riverbed
9 34 (10.83%) Citrix
10 29 (9.24%) BMC
11 26 (8.28%) Nokia
12 24 (7.64%) Blue Coat
13 20 (6.37%) McAfee
14 17 (5.41%) IBM
15 16 (5.10%) Infoblox
16 15 (4.78%) Tufin
16 15 (4.78%) Splunk
17 14 (4.46%) Fortinet
17 14 (4.46%) Avaya
18 13 (4.14%) EMC
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