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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 416 452 469
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +17
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 162 115 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.23% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.68% 0.50% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 54 36
Average daily rate
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£400 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £217 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £318 £338
% change year-on-year
+25.98% -5.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 4
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.54% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £17.50 £32.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.40 £48.25 £39.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £27.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.45% -26.66%

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
23958 22965 20967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.66% 45.69% 46.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13732 12512 10990
Average daily rate £400 £388 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £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 975 976 1254
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +27 152 £400 +18.51% 61
London -10 47 £400 +8.10% 21
South East -17 44 £350 +3.70% 17
Surrey +9 19 £331 -10.16% 8
North West -2 16 £500 +70.21% 2
City of London +20 15 £425 +17.24% 5
East of England +15 13 £250 -34.21% 2
Manchester +1 11 £400 +36.17% 1
West Midlands -5 11 £381 +48.05% 8
Berkshire -1 9 £451 - 3
South West -17 8 £400 - 3
Yorkshire -6 7 £444 - 2
Birmingham - 7 £350 - 2
West Yorkshire -9 6 £444 - 2
East Midlands +3 5 £463 +137.17% 4
Hampshire -12 5 £283 +31.39% 4
Slough - 5 £500 - 1
Essex +14 4 £400 +5.26%
West Sussex - 4 £400 - 1
Bedfordshire - 4 £225 - 1
Crawley - 4 £400 -
Reading +4 3 £451 - 1
Shropshire -7 3 £450 +52.54% 3
Buckinghamshire - 3 £288 - 1
Milton Keynes - 3 £288 -
Bristol - 3 £338 - 2
Hertfordshire +12 2 £420 - 1
Leatherhead +1 2 £338 - 1
Devon -5 2 - -
Leeds -6 2 - - 1

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 231 (68.75%) Cisco
2 183 (54.46%) Firewall
3 115 (34.23%) Windows
4 107 (31.85%) Cisco Certification
5 99 (29.46%) CheckPoint
6 98 (29.17%) WAN
7 84 (25.00%) F5
8 83 (24.70%) Juniper
9 82 (24.40%) LAN
10 81 (24.11%) ITIL
10 81 (24.11%) Cisco Nexus
11 80 (23.81%) Cisco ASA
12 76 (22.62%) BGP
13 68 (20.24%) OSPF
13 68 (20.24%) CCNA
13 68 (20.24%) Load Balancing
14 65 (19.35%) CCNP
15 64 (19.05%) Active Directory
15 64 (19.05%) HP
16 63 (18.75%) VMware
17 62 (18.45%) Network Monitoring
18 56 (16.67%) Microsoft
19 54 (16.07%) Windows Server 2008
20 53 (15.77%) Network Management
20 53 (15.77%) MPLS
20 53 (15.77%) Finance
21 52 (15.48%) VPN
22 50 (14.88%) Wireless
23 49 (14.58%) DNS
23 49 (14.58%) TCP/IP

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 33 (9.82%) MS Exchange
2 27 (8.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (5.65%) Lync
4 16 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 10 (2.98%) IIS
6 8 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.89%) Apache
8 3 (0.89%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.89%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.60%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.60%) SAS
9 2 (0.60%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (5.65%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.68%) MS Office
3 6 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (4.46%) RMDS
2 4 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.68%) Office 365
2 7 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 183 (54.46%) Firewall
2 98 (29.17%) WAN
3 82 (24.40%) LAN
4 81 (24.11%) Cisco Nexus
5 80 (23.81%) Cisco ASA
6 76 (22.62%) BGP
7 68 (20.24%) OSPF
8 53 (15.77%) MPLS
9 52 (15.48%) VPN
10 50 (14.88%) Wireless
11 49 (14.58%) DNS
11 49 (14.58%) TCP/IP
12 46 (13.69%) SAN
12 46 (13.69%) DHCP
13 43 (12.80%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 42 (12.50%) Network Security
15 38 (11.31%) EIGRP
16 37 (11.01%) VoIP
17 36 (10.71%) Wireshark
18 29 (8.63%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (11.01%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.08%) Oracle Database
3 6 (1.79%) MySQL
4 4 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.30%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.60%) LoadRunner
2 2 (0.60%) Introscope
3 1 (0.30%) Subversion
3 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 53 (15.77%) Finance
2 18 (5.36%) Banking
3 15 (4.46%) Investment Banking
4 12 (3.57%) Law
5 9 (2.68%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.68%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.19%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.19%) Local Government
6 4 (1.19%) Retail
7 2 (0.60%) Games
8 1 (0.30%) Back Office
8 1 (0.30%) Electronics
8 1 (0.30%) Advertising
8 1 (0.30%) Marketing
8 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 90 (26.79%) Network Engineer
2 62 (18.45%) Analyst
3 30 (8.93%) Consultant
4 29 (8.63%) Architect
5 27 (8.04%) Network Analyst
6 26 (7.74%) Network Consultant
7 19 (5.65%) Senior Network Engineer
8 18 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
9 16 (4.76%) Security Engineer
10 15 (4.46%) Technical Architect
10 15 (4.46%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 14 (4.17%) Security Analyst
12 13 (3.87%) Cisco Engineer
12 13 (3.87%) Network Specialist
13 11 (3.27%) Windows Engineer
13 11 (3.27%) Monitoring Specialist
14 10 (2.98%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
14 10 (2.98%) Firewall Consultant
14 10 (2.98%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.46%) Rendezvous
1 15 (4.46%) Middleware
2 12 (3.57%) CSS
3 7 (2.08%) Web Services
4 4 (1.19%) XML
4 4 (1.19%) SOAP
4 4 (1.19%) REST
5 2 (0.60%) WCF
5 2 (0.60%) OLE
5 2 (0.60%) OLE DB
5 2 (0.60%) LAMP
5 2 (0.60%) .NET
5 2 (0.60%) XSLT
5 2 (0.60%) WAP
5 2 (0.60%) WSDL
5 2 (0.60%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.30%) HTML
6 1 (0.30%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.30%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.25%) User Experience
2 18 (5.36%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.17%) Visualisation
4 12 (3.57%) Blackberry
5 11 (3.27%) Clustering
6 9 (2.68%) Replication
6 9 (2.68%) Enterprise Storage
7 8 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (2.08%) Celerra
9 4 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.19%) Life Science
10 2 (0.60%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.60%) Online Games
10 2 (0.60%) DataPower
10 2 (0.60%) Statistics
11 1 (0.30%) NHS
11 1 (0.30%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.30%) iSeries
11 1 (0.30%) IVR
11 1 (0.30%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 115 (34.23%) Windows
2 54 (16.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (10.12%) Linux
4 28 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (7.44%) UNIX
6 18 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (2.38%) Solaris
8 5 (1.49%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (1.19%) CentOS
10 3 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.89%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (0.89%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.89%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.60%) Android
12 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.30%) SUSE
12 1 (0.30%) Debian
12 1 (0.30%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (24.11%) ITIL
2 68 (20.24%) Load Balancing
3 62 (18.45%) Network Monitoring
4 53 (15.77%) Network Management
5 39 (11.61%) Migration
6 32 (9.52%) Network Architecture
7 28 (8.33%) Change Management
8 26 (7.74%) Service Management
9 20 (5.95%) Incident Management
10 16 (4.76%) CRM
11 15 (4.46%) E-Commerce
11 15 (4.46%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
13 12 (3.57%) Mentoring
14 11 (3.27%) SIEM
14 11 (3.27%) Network Load Balancing
14 11 (3.27%) Network Design
15 10 (2.98%) Disaster Recovery
15 10 (2.98%) Problem Management
16 9 (2.68%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (7.74%) SQL
2 15 (4.46%) Perl
2 15 (4.46%) Python
3 10 (2.98%) PowerShell
4 5 (1.49%) VB
5 4 (1.19%) VBScript
6 3 (0.89%) Java
7 2 (0.60%) PHP
7 2 (0.60%) C
7 2 (0.60%) Ruby
8 1 (0.30%) R
8 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 107 (31.85%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (20.24%) CCNA
3 65 (19.35%) CCNP
4 22 (6.55%) CCIE
5 15 (4.46%) CISSP
6 14 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (3.57%) Security Cleared
7 12 (3.57%) VCP4
8 11 (3.27%) SC Cleared
8 11 (3.27%) MCSE
9 9 (2.68%) CCDP
10 7 (2.08%) CCSA
11 5 (1.49%) CCVP
11 5 (1.49%) MCSA
11 5 (1.49%) MCITP
12 4 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (1.19%) CCSE
13 3 (0.89%) CCIP
13 3 (0.89%) ACSA
13 3 (0.89%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.55%) SLA
2 5 (1.49%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.30%) QA
System Software
1 64 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 27 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (5.95%) Hyper-V
4 18 (5.36%) XenApp
5 12 (3.57%) VMware ESX
6 11 (3.27%) UAG
7 10 (2.98%) vSphere
8 7 (2.08%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 7 (2.08%) Firmware
8 7 (2.08%) Terminal Services
9 6 (1.79%) ISA Server
9 6 (1.79%) Squid
9 6 (1.79%) XenDesktop
10 5 (1.49%) ProxySG
10 5 (1.49%) Forefront TMG
11 4 (1.19%) DFS Replication
11 4 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.89%) vCloud
12 3 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.89%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 40 (11.90%) SolarWinds Orion
2 24 (7.14%) SCCM
2 24 (7.14%) SCOM
3 23 (6.85%) Cisco Prime
4 21 (6.25%) OPNET
5 17 (5.06%) CiscoWorks
6 15 (4.46%) FortiGate
7 11 (3.27%) Nagios
8 10 (2.98%) Nessus
9 9 (2.68%) MOM
9 9 (2.68%) Cisco CUCM
10 8 (2.38%) HP SIM
10 8 (2.38%) OpenView
11 7 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
11 7 (2.08%) SCOrch
12 6 (1.79%) SCSM
12 6 (1.79%) Backup Exec
13 4 (1.19%) EMC NetWorker
13 4 (1.19%) CORE IMPACT
13 4 (1.19%) Puppet
Vendors
1 231 (68.75%) Cisco
2 99 (29.46%) CheckPoint
3 84 (25.00%) F5
4 83 (24.70%) Juniper
5 64 (19.05%) HP
6 63 (18.75%) VMware
7 56 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 39 (11.61%) Riverbed
9 36 (10.71%) Citrix
10 35 (10.42%) Blue Coat
11 30 (8.93%) BMC
12 26 (7.74%) Nokia
13 23 (6.85%) Tufin
14 20 (5.95%) Splunk
14 20 (5.95%) Nortel
14 20 (5.95%) McAfee
15 19 (5.65%) NetScout
16 18 (5.36%) Avaya
17 16 (4.76%) IBM
17 16 (4.76%) Oracle
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £475 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £370 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £55000 - £75000 per annum + benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Nakama
Rate: From £450 to £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £340 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Bedford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 11 days ago
Telford
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Leatherhead
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Nottingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago