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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 388 460 499
Rank change year-on-year
+72 +39
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 224 117 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.22% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.93% 0.50% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 76 32
Average daily rate
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£350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £557
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.06% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +200.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £31.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.18 £45.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +200.00%

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
24131 23508 21489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.03% 44.95% 46.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 14085 13312 11404
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 £225 £220 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1092 1044 1167
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £37.49 £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

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 2 June 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 +80 218 £350 -2.77% 24
London +45 92 £350 -6.66% 3
South East +4 33 £425 +18.05% 12
Yorkshire +10 32 £375 +25.00% 5
West Yorkshire +4 23 £425 +41.66% 2
Surrey +14 18 £500 +36.98% 2
City of London +13 16 £350 -6.66% 1
West Midlands +5 15 £380 - 2
South West -8 15 £300 -14.89%
East of England +15 14 £310 -38.00%
Halifax - 9 £431 -
East Midlands - 8 £285 -
Hertfordshire 0 7 £370 -
South Yorkshire - 7 £180 -
Wiltshire - 7 £281 -
Kent +4 6 £500 +42.85%
Essex +4 6 £198 -60.50%
Coventry +2 6 - -
North West -17 6 - - 1
Derbyshire - 6 £285 -
Leeds -10 5 £375 +25.00% 2
Doncaster - 5 £180 -
Bristol - 5 £430 -
Berkshire - 5 £413 - 1
Shropshire - 5 £313 -
Manchester -6 4 - -
Scotland -8 4 - -
West Lothian - 4 - -
Telford - 4 - -
Chesterfield - 4 £285 -

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 293 (72.35%) Cisco
2 228 (56.30%) Firewall
3 137 (33.83%) Cisco ASA
4 123 (30.37%) CheckPoint
5 112 (27.65%) Cisco Certification
5 112 (27.65%) Juniper
6 108 (26.67%) F5
7 105 (25.93%) Wireless
8 104 (25.68%) MPLS
8 104 (25.68%) Windows
9 103 (25.43%) BGP
10 95 (23.46%) LAN
11 93 (22.96%) WAN
12 92 (22.72%) ITIL
12 92 (22.72%) Data Centre
13 91 (22.47%) Load Balancing
14 87 (21.48%) VMware
15 86 (21.23%) Cisco Nexus
16 83 (20.49%) DNS
17 80 (19.75%) VPN
18 79 (19.51%) OSPF
19 78 (19.26%) Finance
20 77 (19.01%) Network Security
21 74 (18.27%) CCNP
22 72 (17.78%) HP
23 63 (15.56%) TCP/IP
24 62 (15.31%) Network Management
24 62 (15.31%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
25 61 (15.06%) DHCP
26 60 (14.81%) Network Monitoring

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 24 (5.93%) IIS
2 19 (4.69%) MS Exchange
3 16 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (2.96%) Lync
5 11 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (2.22%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.73%) Node.js
7 7 (1.73%) Apache
7 7 (1.73%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.49%) SAS
10 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.25%) Confluence
10 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 17 (4.20%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.99%) MS Office
3 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (5.43%) RMDS
2 2 (0.49%) WebTrends
2 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.25%) IaaS
3 1 (0.25%) Office 365
3 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 228 (56.30%) Firewall
2 137 (33.83%) Cisco ASA
3 105 (25.93%) Wireless
4 104 (25.68%) MPLS
5 103 (25.43%) BGP
6 95 (23.46%) LAN
7 93 (22.96%) WAN
8 86 (21.23%) Cisco Nexus
9 83 (20.49%) DNS
10 80 (19.75%) VPN
11 79 (19.51%) OSPF
12 77 (19.01%) Network Security
13 63 (15.56%) TCP/IP
14 62 (15.31%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 61 (15.06%) DHCP
16 54 (13.33%) EIGRP
17 53 (13.09%) VLAN
18 51 (12.59%) SAN
18 51 (12.59%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 41 (10.12%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (10.37%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.21%) Relational Database
3 12 (2.96%) MySQL
4 11 (2.72%) Oracle Database
5 9 (2.22%) RDBMS
6 7 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (1.73%) Informix
7 6 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.99%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.74%) DTS
10 2 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.49%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.49%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.98%) JIRA
2 7 (1.73%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.49%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.49%) Subversion
3 2 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.25%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 78 (19.26%) Finance
2 19 (4.69%) Multimedia
3 12 (2.96%) Banking
4 9 (2.22%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.98%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.73%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.23%) Retail
7 5 (1.23%) Law
8 4 (0.99%) Legal
8 4 (0.99%) Military
9 2 (0.49%) Games
9 2 (0.49%) Back Office
9 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.25%) Local Government
10 1 (0.25%) German Language
10 1 (0.25%) Marketing
10 1 (0.25%) Electronics
10 1 (0.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 149 (36.79%) Network Engineer
2 50 (12.35%) Consultant
3 41 (10.12%) Analyst
4 32 (7.90%) Network Consultant
5 31 (7.65%) Security Engineer
6 30 (7.41%) Architect
6 30 (7.41%) Network Security Engineer
7 20 (4.94%) Network Analyst
8 17 (4.20%) Network Support
8 17 (4.20%) Senior Network Engineer
9 16 (3.95%) Support Engineer
10 15 (3.70%) Cisco Engineer
11 13 (3.21%) Firewall Consultant
11 13 (3.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (2.96%) Administrator
12 12 (2.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 11 (2.72%) Network Specialist
13 11 (2.72%) Technical Architect
13 11 (2.72%) Support Analyst
14 10 (2.47%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.43%) Rendezvous
2 14 (3.46%) CSS
3 5 (1.23%) XMPP
4 4 (0.99%) Middleware
5 3 (0.74%) .NET
6 2 (0.49%) SOAP
6 2 (0.49%) WCF
6 2 (0.49%) REST
6 2 (0.49%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.25%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.25%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.25%) HTML5
7 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.25%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.25%) LAMP
7 1 (0.25%) HTML
7 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 92 (22.72%) Data Centre
2 42 (10.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 32 (7.90%) Management Information System
4 21 (5.19%) PKI
5 12 (2.96%) Clustering
6 9 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (2.22%) Replication
7 8 (1.98%) Celerra
7 8 (1.98%) User Experience
8 7 (1.73%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (1.73%) IBM XIV
8 7 (1.73%) Enterprise Storage
9 6 (1.48%) NHS
10 4 (0.99%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.49%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.49%) Statistics
12 2 (0.49%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.49%) Online Games
12 2 (0.49%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 104 (25.68%) Windows
2 43 (10.62%) Linux
3 37 (9.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (7.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (4.94%) UNIX
7 12 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (2.72%) Solaris
9 4 (0.99%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.99%) CentOS
10 3 (0.74%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (0.74%) AIX
10 3 (0.74%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.49%) FreeBSD
11 2 (0.49%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (22.72%) ITIL
2 91 (22.47%) Load Balancing
3 62 (15.31%) Network Management
4 60 (14.81%) Network Monitoring
5 43 (10.62%) Service Management
6 37 (9.14%) Change Management
7 36 (8.89%) Network Architecture
8 28 (6.91%) Migration
9 23 (5.68%) E-Commerce
10 22 (5.43%) Incident Management
11 20 (4.94%) DDoS Mitigation
12 18 (4.44%) Network Load Balancing
13 17 (4.20%) Service Delivery
14 16 (3.95%) Performance Monitoring
15 15 (3.70%) Mentoring
15 15 (3.70%) CRM
15 15 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
16 14 (3.46%) Business Continuity
17 13 (3.21%) Capacity Planning
18 12 (2.96%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 34 (8.40%) SQL
2 19 (4.69%) PowerShell
3 14 (3.46%) Perl
4 13 (3.21%) Python
5 9 (2.22%) PHP
6 3 (0.74%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.74%) VBScript
6 3 (0.74%) VB
6 3 (0.74%) Java
7 2 (0.49%) C
7 2 (0.49%) C#
7 2 (0.49%) Ruby
8 1 (0.25%) R
8 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 112 (27.65%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (18.27%) CCNP
3 54 (13.33%) CCNA
4 34 (8.40%) Security Cleared
5 26 (6.42%) Degree
6 23 (5.68%) SC Cleared
7 21 (5.19%) CISSP
8 13 (3.21%) CCIE
9 12 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (2.72%) MCSE
11 4 (0.99%) CCSA
11 4 (0.99%) MCITP
12 3 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.74%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.74%) MCSA
13 2 (0.49%) CCDP
13 2 (0.49%) CCSP
13 2 (0.49%) OCP
13 2 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.49%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.42%) SLA
2 4 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.25%) BS25999
3 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 46 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (10.86%) Active Directory
3 24 (5.93%) vSphere
4 23 (5.68%) VMware ESX
5 22 (5.43%) XenApp
6 16 (3.95%) Hyper-V
7 10 (2.47%) Terminal Services
8 9 (2.22%) XenDesktop
9 8 (1.98%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 7 (1.73%) ISA Server
11 6 (1.48%) DFS Replication
11 6 (1.48%) UAG
12 5 (1.23%) Samba
13 4 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (0.74%) ProxySG
14 3 (0.74%) Squid
14 3 (0.74%) Firmware
15 2 (0.49%) NFS
Systems Management
1 39 (9.63%) SolarWinds Orion
2 33 (8.15%) CiscoWorks
3 27 (6.67%) SCCM
4 22 (5.43%) SCOM
5 19 (4.69%) Nagios
5 19 (4.69%) OpenView
6 18 (4.44%) RANCID
7 16 (3.95%) Cisco CUCM
8 12 (2.96%) OPNET
9 11 (2.72%) Cacti
9 11 (2.72%) Cisco Prime
10 10 (2.47%) FortiGate
10 10 (2.47%) AirWatch
10 10 (2.47%) NetBackup
11 9 (2.22%) Cisco UCCE
12 8 (1.98%) Opsview
12 8 (1.98%) Graphite
13 7 (1.73%) Salt
13 7 (1.73%) SCOrch
13 7 (1.73%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 293 (72.35%) Cisco
2 123 (30.37%) CheckPoint
3 112 (27.65%) Juniper
4 108 (26.67%) F5
5 87 (21.48%) VMware
6 72 (17.78%) HP
7 59 (14.57%) Blue Coat
8 58 (14.32%) Citrix
9 47 (11.60%) Infoblox
10 42 (10.37%) Aruba
11 40 (9.88%) Microsoft
12 30 (7.41%) Tufin
13 29 (7.16%) Lancope
14 28 (6.91%) NetScout
15 27 (6.67%) TippingPoint
16 26 (6.42%) McAfee
16 26 (6.42%) IBM
17 24 (5.93%) NetApp
18 23 (5.68%) Riverbed
19 22 (5.43%) Websense
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