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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds
Rank 438 458 458
Rank change year-on-year
+20 0
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 159 124 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.24% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 0.63% 0.52% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 63 54
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£355 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £172 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 12
Average hourly rate £37.50 £17.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.58% -54.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.00 £17.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+242.02% -54.00%

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
25051 23888 23758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.40% 46.29% 47.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14924 13568 12329
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1174 1118 1406
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.41 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 +3 149 £355 +18.33% 39
London +24 66 £425 +41.66% 22
South East +1 32 £350 -28.57% 10
City of London +13 14 £425 +30.76% 9
East Midlands +12 12 £320 +88.23% 1
Berkshire +8 11 £350 -30.69%
Surrey - 11 £338 - 2
North West -3 9 £360 +33.95% 1
East of England -14 9 £424 +27.44% 1
Manchester -3 8 £360 +37.14% 1
South West -19 8 £238 +5.55% 3
West Midlands -28 7 £410 +9.33% 1
Scotland -2 6 £263 -20.45% 1
Essex -4 6 £438 +130.26%
Nottinghamshire - 6 £295 -
Devon - 5 £225 - 1
Nottingham - 5 £308 -
Slough - 5 £350 -
Exeter - 5 £225 - 1
Reading +19 4 £400 +14.35%
Shropshire -14 4 £410 +3.79%
Northamptonshire - 4 £500 - 1
Kent -5 3 £425 -
Yorkshire -11 3 £238 -34.02%
Telford -14 3 - -
North East -25 3 £305 -
Hampshire - 3 £331 - 1
Buckinghamshire -12 2 - - 3
Milton Keynes -12 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 £424 - 1

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 194 (60.82%) Cisco
2 151 (47.34%) Firewall
3 140 (43.89%) Windows
4 101 (31.66%) WAN
5 93 (29.15%) Cisco Certification
6 89 (27.90%) Active Directory
6 89 (27.90%) VMware
7 86 (26.96%) LAN
8 83 (26.02%) ITIL
9 75 (23.51%) Microsoft
10 72 (22.57%) CheckPoint
11 68 (21.32%) CCNP
12 65 (20.38%) F5
13 64 (20.06%) Windows Server 2008
14 63 (19.75%) HP
15 61 (19.12%) Network Monitoring
16 57 (17.87%) Cisco ASA
16 57 (17.87%) SAN
16 57 (17.87%) BGP
16 57 (17.87%) MS Exchange
17 54 (16.93%) Juniper
17 54 (16.93%) CCNA
18 52 (16.30%) VPN
18 52 (16.30%) Load Balancing
18 52 (16.30%) Cisco Nexus
19 51 (15.99%) Network Management
19 51 (15.99%) OSPF
20 47 (14.73%) Exchange Server 2010
21 46 (14.42%) VoIP
22 45 (14.11%) Riverbed

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 57 (17.87%) MS Exchange
2 47 (14.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (6.27%) Exchange Server 2007
4 19 (5.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 17 (5.33%) Lync
6 12 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (2.51%) Tomcat
9 7 (2.19%) WebLogic
10 6 (1.88%) SharePoint
11 5 (1.57%) JBoss
12 4 (1.25%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.94%) Apache
13 3 (0.94%) IIS
14 2 (0.63%) SAS
15 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
15 1 (0.31%) Moodle
Applications
1 29 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 18 (5.64%) MS Office
3 7 (2.19%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.31%) RMDS
2 1 (0.31%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.13%) Office 365
2 6 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 151 (47.34%) Firewall
2 101 (31.66%) WAN
3 86 (26.96%) LAN
4 57 (17.87%) Cisco ASA
4 57 (17.87%) SAN
4 57 (17.87%) BGP
5 52 (16.30%) VPN
5 52 (16.30%) Cisco Nexus
6 51 (15.99%) OSPF
7 46 (14.42%) VoIP
8 44 (13.79%) DNS
9 38 (11.91%) TCP/IP
10 36 (11.29%) MPLS
11 34 (10.66%) DHCP
11 34 (10.66%) Wireless
12 27 (8.46%) Network Security
13 26 (8.15%) EIGRP
14 24 (7.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 23 (7.21%) Wireshark
16 21 (6.58%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (10.97%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.57%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.94%) MySQL
5 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (1.88%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.63%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.63%) Introscope
4 1 (0.31%) Subversion
4 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 39 (12.23%) Finance
2 13 (4.08%) Law
3 12 (3.76%) Banking
4 10 (3.13%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.19%) Advertising
5 7 (2.19%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.88%) Local Government
7 5 (1.57%) Retail
8 4 (1.25%) French Language
8 4 (1.25%) Spanish Language
8 4 (1.25%) Mandarin Language
8 4 (1.25%) Marketing
8 4 (1.25%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.94%) Legal
9 3 (0.94%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.63%) Back Office
11 1 (0.31%) Games
11 1 (0.31%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 73 (22.88%) Network Engineer
2 56 (17.55%) Analyst
3 22 (6.90%) Administrator
3 22 (6.90%) Network Analyst
4 20 (6.27%) Architect
5 19 (5.96%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 18 (5.64%) Senior Network Engineer
7 17 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 16 (5.02%) Consultant
9 15 (4.70%) Network Manager
10 14 (4.39%) Network Administrator
10 14 (4.39%) Network Specialist
10 14 (4.39%) 3rd Line Support
11 13 (4.08%) Technical Architect
12 12 (3.76%) Systems Engineer
12 12 (3.76%) Cisco Engineer
12 12 (3.76%) Monitoring Specialist
13 11 (3.45%) Security Analyst
13 11 (3.45%) Support Engineer
13 11 (3.45%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.02%) Middleware
2 12 (3.76%) CSS
3 11 (3.45%) Web Services
4 4 (1.25%) XML
5 2 (0.63%) REST
5 2 (0.63%) .NET
5 2 (0.63%) SOAP
5 2 (0.63%) XSLT
5 2 (0.63%) WSDL
5 2 (0.63%) WAP
5 2 (0.63%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (0.63%) OLE
5 2 (0.63%) OLE DB
6 1 (0.31%) LAMP
6 1 (0.31%) Rendezvous
6 1 (0.31%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.21%) User Experience
2 17 (5.33%) Blackberry
3 15 (4.70%) Visualisation
4 9 (2.82%) Clustering
4 9 (2.82%) Enterprise Storage
5 7 (2.19%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.19%) Replication
6 6 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.94%) CESG
8 3 (0.94%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.94%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.94%) Life Science
9 2 (0.63%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.63%) iSeries
9 2 (0.63%) DataPower
9 2 (0.63%) Statistics
9 2 (0.63%) PKI
9 2 (0.63%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 140 (43.89%) Windows
2 64 (20.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (11.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (9.40%) Linux
5 27 (8.46%) UNIX
6 26 (8.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (2.82%) Windows 7
9 7 (2.19%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.63%) Android
11 2 (0.63%) AIX
12 1 (0.31%) SUSE
12 1 (0.31%) Debian
12 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (26.02%) ITIL
2 61 (19.12%) Network Monitoring
3 52 (16.30%) Load Balancing
4 51 (15.99%) Network Management
5 21 (6.58%) Migration
6 20 (6.27%) Network Architecture
7 18 (5.64%) Incident Management
8 14 (4.39%) Problem Management
8 14 (4.39%) Continuous Improvement
8 14 (4.39%) Performance Tuning
9 13 (4.08%) Change Management
10 12 (3.76%) Network Design
10 12 (3.76%) WAN Optimisation
11 11 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (3.45%) SIEM
12 10 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
12 10 (3.13%) Service Management
13 9 (2.82%) Project Management
13 9 (2.82%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (2.82%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 37 (11.60%) SQL
2 9 (2.82%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.88%) Perl
3 6 (1.88%) VB
3 6 (1.88%) Python
4 5 (1.57%) VBScript
5 4 (1.25%) Java
6 3 (0.94%) C
7 1 (0.31%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 93 (29.15%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (21.32%) CCNP
3 54 (16.93%) CCNA
4 33 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (7.84%) Security Cleared
6 23 (7.21%) MCSE
7 17 (5.33%) SC Cleared
8 16 (5.02%) CCIE
9 13 (4.08%) CCDP
10 9 (2.82%) CCSA
10 9 (2.82%) CCVP
10 9 (2.82%) MCITP
10 9 (2.82%) Degree
11 6 (1.88%) MCSA
12 3 (0.94%) RHCSA
12 3 (0.94%) CCSE
12 3 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.94%) IBM Certification
12 3 (0.94%) RHCE
12 3 (0.94%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.58%) SLA
2 5 (1.57%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.31%) QA
System Software
1 89 (27.90%) Active Directory
2 42 (13.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (5.64%) Hyper-V
3 18 (5.64%) UAG
4 17 (5.33%) ISA Server
5 12 (3.76%) Forefront TMG
6 10 (3.13%) XenApp
7 9 (2.82%) XenDesktop
8 7 (2.19%) VMware Server
8 7 (2.19%) vSphere
9 6 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.88%) DFS Replication
9 6 (1.88%) Squid
10 5 (1.57%) Firmware
11 4 (1.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.94%) VMware ESX
12 3 (0.94%) vCloud
13 2 (0.63%) Xen
13 2 (0.63%) NFS
13 2 (0.63%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 41 (12.85%) SCOM
1 41 (12.85%) SolarWinds Orion
2 33 (10.34%) SCCM
3 23 (7.21%) OPNET
4 17 (5.33%) Cisco Prime
5 15 (4.70%) CiscoWorks
5 15 (4.70%) FortiGate
5 15 (4.70%) Cisco CUCM
6 10 (3.13%) OpenView
6 10 (3.13%) Nagios
7 9 (2.82%) MOM
8 8 (2.51%) Nessus
9 7 (2.19%) SCSM
9 7 (2.19%) HP SIM
9 7 (2.19%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (1.88%) Backup Exec
11 5 (1.57%) SCOrch
12 4 (1.25%) WhatsUp Gold
12 4 (1.25%) BMC PATROL
12 4 (1.25%) Control-M
Vendors
1 194 (60.82%) Cisco
2 89 (27.90%) VMware
3 75 (23.51%) Microsoft
4 72 (22.57%) CheckPoint
5 65 (20.38%) F5
6 63 (19.75%) HP
7 54 (16.93%) Juniper
8 45 (14.11%) Riverbed
9 39 (12.23%) Citrix
10 32 (10.03%) BMC
11 26 (8.15%) Nokia
12 20 (6.27%) McAfee
13 16 (5.02%) IBM
14 15 (4.70%) Red Hat
14 15 (4.70%) Fortinet
15 14 (4.39%) NetApp
16 13 (4.08%) Avaya
16 13 (4.08%) Infoblox
17 12 (3.76%) Dell
17 12 (3.76%) Blue Coat
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