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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 378 495 491
Rank change year-on-year
+117 -4
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 226 93 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.91% 0.38% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 45 30
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £228 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £422 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.59% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 3
Average hourly rate £28.25 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.72% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.25 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.47 £48.75 £38.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £27.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-14.54% -5.98%

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
24903 24255 21715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.32% 45.52% 46.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 14217 13367 11566
Average daily rate £400 £400 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £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 1069 1060 1196
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 31 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +116 212 £375 +1.35% 67
London +42 67 £350 -12.50% 18
South East -15 39 £325 -9.09% 31
Yorkshire - 25 £431 - 8
Surrey +19 23 £325 -7.47% 7
West Midlands +7 20 £380 +117.14% 1
North West -2 20 £488 +85.71% 1
West Yorkshire - 20 £438 - 4
South West +7 18 £340 - 3
East of England +23 16 £250 -34.21% 2
Manchester +2 14 £438 +66.66% 1
City of London +19 13 £438 +9.37% 6
Wiltshire +9 7 £275 - 2
Scotland -9 6 - - 2
Essex +9 5 £400 +5.26% 2
East Midlands 0 5 £419 +90.34%
Hampshire -3 5 £283 +31.39% 2
Shropshire - 5 £450 - 1
Bristol - 5 £355 - 1
Hertfordshire +6 4 £420 -
Devon -1 4 - -
Bedfordshire -2 4 £225 -
Telford - 4 £450 - 1
South Yorkshire - 4 £300 - 1
Leeds - 3 £375 - 1
Exeter - 3 - -
Bedford +1 2 £238 -
Leatherhead 0 2 £338 -
Kent -5 2 - - 1
Berkshire -6 2 £463 - 10

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 273 (71.28%) Cisco
2 223 (58.22%) Firewall
3 120 (31.33%) CheckPoint
4 119 (31.07%) Cisco ASA
5 112 (29.24%) Windows
6 110 (28.72%) Cisco Certification
7 103 (26.89%) Juniper
7 103 (26.89%) WAN
8 102 (26.63%) F5
9 98 (25.59%) LAN
10 93 (24.28%) BGP
11 88 (22.98%) Wireless
12 87 (22.72%) Cisco Nexus
13 85 (22.19%) MPLS
14 83 (21.67%) ITIL
14 83 (21.67%) Load Balancing
15 76 (19.84%) VPN
15 76 (19.84%) OSPF
16 69 (18.02%) VMware
17 68 (17.75%) HP
18 66 (17.23%) DNS
18 66 (17.23%) CCNP
19 64 (16.71%) Network Monitoring
20 63 (16.45%) Network Security
21 60 (15.67%) CCNA
21 60 (15.67%) Active Directory
21 60 (15.67%) Finance
22 57 (14.88%) TCP/IP
22 57 (14.88%) Network Management
23 56 (14.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (6.27%) MS Exchange
2 21 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (4.44%) Lync
4 13 (3.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 11 (2.87%) IIS
6 9 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.04%) Apache
8 4 (1.04%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.52%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.52%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.52%) SAS
9 2 (0.52%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.26%) Confluence
10 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.26%) Node.js
10 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 17 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.35%) MS Office
3 5 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (5.48%) RMDS
2 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.31%) Office 365
3 3 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.26%) SaaS
5 1 (0.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 223 (58.22%) Firewall
2 119 (31.07%) Cisco ASA
3 103 (26.89%) WAN
4 98 (25.59%) LAN
5 93 (24.28%) BGP
6 88 (22.98%) Wireless
7 87 (22.72%) Cisco Nexus
8 85 (22.19%) MPLS
9 76 (19.84%) OSPF
9 76 (19.84%) VPN
10 66 (17.23%) DNS
11 63 (16.45%) Network Security
12 57 (14.88%) TCP/IP
13 56 (14.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 52 (13.58%) DHCP
15 51 (13.32%) SAN
16 47 (12.27%) EIGRP
17 45 (11.75%) VoIP
18 41 (10.70%) Wireshark
18 41 (10.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (10.97%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
2 8 (2.09%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.83%) MySQL
4 5 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.52%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.52%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.26%) Informix
Development Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio
1 2 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (0.52%) LoadRunner
1 2 (0.52%) Introscope
1 2 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (0.52%) JIRA
2 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.26%) SpecFlow
2 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.26%) Subversion
General
1 60 (15.67%) Finance
2 16 (4.18%) Banking
3 13 (3.39%) Investment Banking
4 12 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.61%) Multimedia
6 9 (2.35%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.09%) Law
8 4 (1.04%) Retail
9 3 (0.78%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.52%) Back Office
10 2 (0.52%) Games
11 1 (0.26%) Military
11 1 (0.26%) Electronics
11 1 (0.26%) Legal
11 1 (0.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 122 (31.85%) Network Engineer
2 60 (15.67%) Analyst
3 45 (11.75%) Consultant
4 35 (9.14%) Network Consultant
5 34 (8.88%) Architect
6 24 (6.27%) Network Analyst
7 20 (5.22%) Cisco Engineer
8 19 (4.96%) Senior Network Engineer
9 18 (4.70%) Network Security Engineer
9 18 (4.70%) Security Engineer
10 17 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (3.66%) Technical Architect
11 14 (3.66%) Security Analyst
12 13 (3.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 13 (3.39%) Firewall Consultant
13 12 (3.13%) Network Specialist
13 12 (3.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 10 (2.61%) Senior Analyst
14 10 (2.61%) Solutions Architect
15 9 (2.35%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.48%) Rendezvous
2 9 (2.35%) CSS
3 8 (2.09%) Middleware
4 5 (1.31%) Web Services
5 4 (1.04%) SOAP
5 4 (1.04%) XMPP
5 4 (1.04%) REST
6 3 (0.78%) .NET
6 3 (0.78%) XML
7 2 (0.52%) XSLT
7 2 (0.52%) WSDL
7 2 (0.52%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.52%) HTML
7 2 (0.52%) LAMP
7 2 (0.52%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.52%) WCF
8 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.26%) HTML5
8 1 (0.26%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (0.26%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.83%) Management Information System
2 12 (3.13%) User Experience
3 11 (2.87%) Clustering
3 11 (2.87%) PKI
3 11 (2.87%) Video Conferencing
4 9 (2.35%) Replication
4 9 (2.35%) Blackberry
5 8 (2.09%) Celerra
6 6 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (1.57%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (1.31%) Visualisation
8 3 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (0.78%) Life Science
9 2 (0.52%) Statistics
9 2 (0.52%) Online Games
9 2 (0.52%) DataPower
9 2 (0.52%) NHS
9 2 (0.52%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.26%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.26%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 112 (29.24%) Windows
2 47 (12.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (10.18%) Linux
4 30 (7.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (7.05%) UNIX
6 24 (6.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (2.87%) Solaris
8 6 (1.57%) Windows 2000 Server
9 5 (1.31%) Ubuntu
10 4 (1.04%) CentOS
11 3 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.78%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.78%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.26%) SUSE
12 1 (0.26%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (21.67%) ITIL
1 83 (21.67%) Load Balancing
2 64 (16.71%) Network Monitoring
3 57 (14.88%) Network Management
4 39 (10.18%) Service Management
5 38 (9.92%) Migration
6 34 (8.88%) Change Management
6 34 (8.88%) Network Architecture
7 20 (5.22%) E-Commerce
8 19 (4.96%) Incident Management
8 19 (4.96%) Network Load Balancing
9 16 (4.18%) Performance Monitoring
10 15 (3.92%) CRM
11 14 (3.66%) Network Design
12 12 (3.13%) Mentoring
13 11 (2.87%) Business Continuity
13 11 (2.87%) Disaster Recovery
13 11 (2.87%) SIEM
14 10 (2.61%) Capacity Management
14 10 (2.61%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (8.36%) SQL
2 14 (3.66%) PowerShell
3 13 (3.39%) Python
3 13 (3.39%) Perl
4 4 (1.04%) Java
5 3 (0.78%) PHP
6 2 (0.52%) VBScript
6 2 (0.52%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.52%) C#
6 2 (0.52%) Ruby
7 1 (0.26%) R
7 1 (0.26%) C
7 1 (0.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 110 (28.72%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (17.23%) CCNP
3 60 (15.67%) CCNA
4 21 (5.48%) CISSP
4 21 (5.48%) Security Cleared
5 19 (4.96%) CCIE
6 16 (4.18%) SC Cleared
7 15 (3.92%) Degree
8 11 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (2.35%) MCSE
10 5 (1.31%) CCSA
11 4 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.78%) MCSA
13 2 (0.52%) CCSP
13 2 (0.52%) OCP
13 2 (0.52%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.52%) CCDP
13 2 (0.52%) Check Point Certification
13 2 (0.52%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.05%) SLA
2 3 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.26%) BS25999
3 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 60 (15.67%) Active Directory
2 36 (9.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (4.96%) Hyper-V
4 18 (4.70%) XenApp
5 13 (3.39%) VMware ESX
5 13 (3.39%) UAG
6 12 (3.13%) vSphere
7 9 (2.35%) Squid
8 8 (2.09%) Terminal Services
8 8 (2.09%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 7 (1.83%) Firmware
10 6 (1.57%) XenDesktop
11 5 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (1.31%) ProxySG
12 4 (1.04%) ISA Server
12 4 (1.04%) Samba
12 4 (1.04%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.78%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.78%) vCloud
13 3 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 33 (8.62%) SolarWinds Orion
2 26 (6.79%) SCCM
3 24 (6.27%) CiscoWorks
4 23 (6.01%) Cisco Prime
5 19 (4.96%) SCOM
6 17 (4.44%) Cisco CUCM
7 16 (4.18%) FortiGate
8 15 (3.92%) OPNET
9 13 (3.39%) RANCID
10 11 (2.87%) Nagios
10 11 (2.87%) OpenView
11 10 (2.61%) McAfee ePO
12 9 (2.35%) Cisco UCCE
13 6 (1.57%) HP SIM
13 6 (1.57%) EMC NetWorker
13 6 (1.57%) Backup Exec
13 6 (1.57%) Nessus
13 6 (1.57%) SCOrch
14 5 (1.31%) Cisco UCCX
14 5 (1.31%) MOM
Vendors
1 273 (71.28%) Cisco
2 120 (31.33%) CheckPoint
3 103 (26.89%) Juniper
4 102 (26.63%) F5
5 69 (18.02%) VMware
6 68 (17.75%) HP
7 51 (13.32%) Blue Coat
8 43 (11.23%) Microsoft
8 43 (11.23%) Citrix
9 33 (8.62%) McAfee
9 33 (8.62%) Infoblox
10 29 (7.57%) Tufin
11 28 (7.31%) Riverbed
11 28 (7.31%) Nortel
12 26 (6.79%) TippingPoint
13 25 (6.53%) NetScout
14 24 (6.27%) Nokia
15 22 (5.74%) Aruba
16 21 (5.48%) LogLogic
16 21 (5.48%) Tradeweb
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: c.£350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Elevate Direct
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £520 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
X4 Group
Rate: £275 - 300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
West Lothian
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Middlesex
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 - £450 per day + NEG
Posted: 19 days ago
Chelmsford
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 20 days ago
West Yorkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 25 days ago
Halifax
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 26 days ago