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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 462 484 502
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +18
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 164 134 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.24% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.64% 0.53% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 61 35
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£375 £311 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.48% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £140 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £341
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +164.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £45.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-12.22% +164.70%

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
25732 25448 24415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.93% 45.76% 46.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15200 14185 13493
Average daily rate £400 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £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 1100 1086 1100
Average hourly rate £18.75 £18.46 £19.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.57% -5.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £39.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +20 162 £375 +25.00% 56
London +21 66 £425 +54.54% 20
South East -4 45 £338 +3.84% 12
Yorkshire -13 20 £325 +18.18% 5
West Yorkshire -6 19 £325 - 4
Leeds -12 18 £325 - 4
Hampshire +1 12 £334 +71.15% 1
South West -3 9 £258 -47.17% 3
City of London +1 8 £425 +11.84% 5
Surrey -14 8 £350 +12.44% 2
Kent +10 7 £394 -1.56%
West Midlands -1 7 £330 - 5
Oxfordshire - 6 £350 - 4
Winchester - 6 £334 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 - - 2
Wiltshire - 5 £258 -
Reigate +1 4 £350 +268.42%
East of England -3 4 £313 +6.83% 4
North West -35 4 £300 +71.42% 6
North East - 4 - -
West Sussex - 4 £338 -
Durham - 4 - -
East Midlands -5 3 £285 -5.00% 1
Shropshire -9 3 - -
Telford -9 3 - -
Crawley - 3 £338 -
Swindon - 3 £258 -
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £394 -
Hammersmith - 3 £400 -
Marlow - 3 - - 1

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 278 (69.15%) Cisco
2 235 (58.46%) Firewall
3 141 (35.07%) Cisco ASA
4 135 (33.58%) Windows
5 122 (30.35%) Cisco Certification
6 120 (29.85%) WAN
7 116 (28.86%) BGP
8 113 (28.11%) MPLS
8 113 (28.11%) Wireless
9 111 (27.61%) CheckPoint
10 108 (26.87%) VMware
11 103 (25.62%) ITIL
12 102 (25.37%) CCNP
13 100 (24.88%) VPN
14 98 (24.38%) LAN
15 95 (23.63%) OSPF
16 92 (22.89%) Data Centre
17 88 (21.89%) Juniper
17 88 (21.89%) F5
18 87 (21.64%) Network Security
19 78 (19.40%) VoIP
20 75 (18.66%) HP
20 75 (18.66%) VLAN
21 74 (18.41%) Load Balancing
22 71 (17.66%) DNS
22 71 (17.66%) Linux
23 66 (16.42%) Cisco Nexus
24 65 (16.17%) EIGRP
25 63 (15.67%) TCP/IP
26 61 (15.17%) Citrix

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (8.21%) MS Exchange
2 25 (6.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 20 (4.98%) Exchange Server 2007
5 19 (4.73%) SharePoint
6 15 (3.73%) IIS
7 13 (3.23%) Lync
8 7 (1.74%) Node.js
8 7 (1.74%) Apache
8 7 (1.74%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.24%) WorkSite
9 5 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.25%) Confluence
11 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 34 (8.46%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.99%) MS Office
3 5 (1.24%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.74%) RMDS
2 6 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.50%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 27 (6.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.00%) PaaS
4 2 (0.50%) Office 365
5 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 235 (58.46%) Firewall
2 141 (35.07%) Cisco ASA
3 120 (29.85%) WAN
4 116 (28.86%) BGP
5 113 (28.11%) MPLS
5 113 (28.11%) Wireless
6 100 (24.88%) VPN
7 98 (24.38%) LAN
8 95 (23.63%) OSPF
9 87 (21.64%) Network Security
10 78 (19.40%) VoIP
11 75 (18.66%) VLAN
12 71 (17.66%) DNS
13 66 (16.42%) Cisco Nexus
14 65 (16.17%) EIGRP
15 63 (15.67%) TCP/IP
16 59 (14.68%) IPsec
17 53 (13.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 49 (12.19%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 46 (11.44%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (8.71%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.48%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (3.48%) Oracle Database
3 14 (3.48%) Relational Database
4 13 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (2.49%) Oracle Database 12c
5 10 (2.49%) RDBMS
6 8 (1.99%) MySQL
7 7 (1.74%) Informix
8 6 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.24%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.75%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.75%) DTS
11 3 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.25%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 10 (2.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (1.99%) JIRA
3 7 (1.74%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.74%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.24%) InstallShield
5 3 (0.75%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.50%) Subversion
7 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.25%) GCC
7 1 (0.25%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 56 (13.93%) Finance
2 20 (4.98%) Multimedia
3 14 (3.48%) Law
4 11 (2.74%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.49%) Legal
6 8 (1.99%) Military
7 4 (1.00%) Banking
8 3 (0.75%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.75%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.50%) Games
9 2 (0.50%) Front Office
9 2 (0.50%) Back Office
10 1 (0.25%) Advertising
10 1 (0.25%) Local Government
10 1 (0.25%) German Language
10 1 (0.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 167 (41.54%) Network Engineer
2 42 (10.45%) Analyst
3 33 (8.21%) Senior Network Engineer
4 28 (6.97%) Consultant
5 26 (6.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 23 (5.72%) Security Engineer
7 22 (5.47%) Network Security Engineer
8 20 (4.98%) Cisco Engineer
9 18 (4.48%) Network Analyst
10 15 (3.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 14 (3.48%) Network Support
12 13 (3.23%) DBA
12 13 (3.23%) Administrator
12 13 (3.23%) Monitoring Specialist
13 12 (2.99%) Support Engineer
13 12 (2.99%) 3rd Line Support
13 12 (2.99%) Support Analyst
13 12 (2.99%) Network Consultant
14 11 (2.74%) Architect
14 11 (2.74%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (8.71%) 802.1X
2 13 (3.23%) CSS
3 7 (1.74%) Rendezvous
3 7 (1.74%) Middleware
3 7 (1.74%) XMPP
4 5 (1.24%) Software Packaging
5 3 (0.75%) OLE
5 3 (0.75%) OLE DB
5 3 (0.75%) XML
6 1 (0.25%) HTML
6 1 (0.25%) .NET
6 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.25%) HTML5
6 1 (0.25%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.25%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (0.25%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.25%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 92 (22.89%) Data Centre
2 31 (7.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 23 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (5.22%) PKI
5 14 (3.48%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (1.99%) Clustering
8 7 (1.74%) NHS
8 7 (1.74%) Enterprise Storage
8 7 (1.74%) IBM XIV
9 4 (1.00%) User Experience
9 4 (1.00%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.00%) CMDB
10 3 (0.75%) Replication
10 3 (0.75%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.75%) Mobile Computing
11 2 (0.50%) EMC VNX
11 2 (0.50%) HP StoreVirtual
11 2 (0.50%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 135 (33.58%) Windows
2 71 (17.66%) Linux
3 57 (14.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (10.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (8.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (7.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (6.22%) UNIX
8 4 (1.00%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.75%) FreeBSD
9 3 (0.75%) AIX
10 2 (0.50%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (25.62%) ITIL
2 74 (18.41%) Load Balancing
3 57 (14.18%) Network Management
4 56 (13.93%) Network Monitoring
5 30 (7.46%) Service Management
6 29 (7.21%) Capacity Planning
7 26 (6.47%) WAN Optimisation
8 25 (6.22%) Change Management
9 24 (5.97%) DDoS Mitigation
10 23 (5.72%) Service Delivery
10 23 (5.72%) Project Management
11 19 (4.73%) Network Design
12 18 (4.48%) Network Architecture
12 18 (4.48%) Kalman Filter
13 12 (2.99%) Root Cause Analysis
13 12 (2.99%) Kanban
13 12 (2.99%) Scrum
14 11 (2.74%) Migration
14 11 (2.74%) E-Commerce
15 10 (2.49%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 48 (11.94%) SQL
2 41 (10.20%) PowerShell
3 14 (3.48%) Bash Shell
4 12 (2.99%) VB
4 12 (2.99%) Perl
5 11 (2.74%) PHP
6 10 (2.49%) PL/SQL
7 9 (2.24%) T-SQL
8 6 (1.49%) VBScript
8 6 (1.49%) Java
8 6 (1.49%) JavaScript
8 6 (1.49%) Python
9 5 (1.24%) VBA
10 4 (1.00%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.00%) C#
11 3 (0.75%) C
Qualifications
1 122 (30.35%) Cisco Certification
2 102 (25.37%) CCNP
3 44 (10.95%) CCNA
3 44 (10.95%) Security Cleared
4 37 (9.20%) Degree
5 28 (6.97%) SC Cleared
6 19 (4.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (4.48%) MCSE
8 13 (3.23%) CCIE
9 9 (2.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (1.74%) CISSP
10 7 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.24%) CCSA
12 4 (1.00%) CCSE
12 4 (1.00%) JNCIA
12 4 (1.00%) MCITP
13 3 (0.75%) RHCSA
13 3 (0.75%) CCENT
13 3 (0.75%) CCDP
13 3 (0.75%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.97%) SLA
2 2 (0.50%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.25%) QA
3 1 (0.25%) BS25999
System Software
1 60 (14.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (11.94%) Active Directory
3 36 (8.96%) vSphere
4 25 (6.22%) XenApp
5 22 (5.47%) VMware ESX
6 17 (4.23%) XenDesktop
7 10 (2.49%) DFS Replication
7 10 (2.49%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (1.74%) ISA Server
9 6 (1.49%) Terminal Services
9 6 (1.49%) Hyper-V
9 6 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (1.00%) UAG
11 3 (0.75%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.75%) Squid
11 3 (0.75%) Samba
12 2 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.50%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.50%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 55 (13.68%) SolarWinds Orion
2 31 (7.71%) CiscoWorks
3 26 (6.47%) Cisco CUCM
4 24 (5.97%) SCCM
5 22 (5.47%) Nagios
6 20 (4.98%) RANCID
7 19 (4.73%) SCOM
7 19 (4.73%) Cacti
8 17 (4.23%) OpenView
9 12 (2.99%) NetBackup
10 10 (2.49%) Oracle RMAN
10 10 (2.49%) HP SIM
10 10 (2.49%) OPNET
10 10 (2.49%) AirWatch
11 9 (2.24%) Graphite
11 9 (2.24%) Opsview
11 9 (2.24%) Cisco UCCE
12 8 (1.99%) FortiGate
12 8 (1.99%) Cisco UCCX
12 8 (1.99%) Foglight
Vendors
1 278 (69.15%) Cisco
2 111 (27.61%) CheckPoint
3 108 (26.87%) VMware
4 88 (21.89%) Juniper
4 88 (21.89%) F5
5 75 (18.66%) HP
6 61 (15.17%) Citrix
7 56 (13.93%) Microsoft
8 49 (12.19%) Aruba
9 46 (11.44%) Infoblox
10 43 (10.70%) Blue Coat
11 38 (9.45%) Red Hat
12 31 (7.71%) NetApp
13 29 (7.21%) Riverbed
14 28 (6.97%) McAfee
15 25 (6.22%) Websense
16 23 (5.72%) IBM
16 23 (5.72%) BMC
17 17 (4.23%) Fortinet
18 15 (3.73%) CA
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £21 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Spinnaker Red
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago