The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds
Rank 485 488 546
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +58
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 118 64 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.13% 0.076%
As % of the Vendors category 0.45% 0.28% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 31 31
Average daily rate £353 £350 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +14.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £558 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £283
% change year-on-year
- +23.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +71.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £29.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-40.17% +67.14%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
26367 22927 27784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.87% 47.18% 45.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14733 12208 14165
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1107 1212 1343
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +4 102 £363 +3.57% 59
London -15 41 £375 -6.25% 19
South East +8 27 £353 +11.90% 15
South West -7 17 £350 -2.37% 8
City of London -8 11 £375 -16.66% 6
Surrey -8 9 £346 -1.07% 5
Somerset - 9 £350 - 1
Berkshire -2 8 - - 2
Scotland - 7 £250 -
North West - 6 £250 - 5
Taunton - 6 £350 - 1
East of England -31 5 £380 +102.66% 5
West Midlands -10 4 - - 2
Devon -11 4 - - 1
Northern Ireland +18 3 £325 -
County Antrim +14 3 £325 -
Belfast +14 3 £325 -
Cardiff - 3 £375 - 3
Cheshire - 3 - - 1
Wales - 3 £375 - 3
South Wales - 3 £375 - 3
Hertfordshire -7 2 - - 3
West Yorkshire -16 2 £300 -14.28% 3
Leeds -17 2 £300 -14.28% 3
Yorkshire -22 2 £300 -13.04% 4
Wiltshire - 2 - - 4
Kent - 2 £331 - 1
Essex - 2 £380 -
Hampshire - 2 £175 - 5
Portsmouth - 2 £175 - 1

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 117 (50.00%) Cisco
2 95 (40.60%) Firewall
3 89 (38.03%) Windows
4 83 (35.47%) Cisco Certification
5 73 (31.20%) Microsoft
6 69 (29.49%) WAN
7 61 (26.07%) LAN
8 56 (23.93%) ITIL
9 55 (23.50%) Active Directory
10 54 (23.08%) CCNP
11 48 (20.51%) CheckPoint
12 46 (19.66%) VMware
13 45 (19.23%) Cisco ASA
14 41 (17.52%) Network Management
15 40 (17.09%) CCNA
16 39 (16.67%) VPN
17 38 (16.24%) MPLS
18 37 (15.81%) Windows Server 2008
19 35 (14.96%) Wireless
20 33 (14.10%) TCP/IP
21 31 (13.25%) Finance
21 31 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
21 31 (13.25%) F5
22 30 (12.82%) MS Exchange
23 29 (12.39%) VoIP
23 29 (12.39%) HP
23 29 (12.39%) Cisco Nexus
24 28 (11.97%) Security Cleared
24 28 (11.97%) DNS
24 28 (11.97%) UNIX

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 30 (12.82%) MS Exchange
2 19 (8.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2003
4 13 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (5.56%) SharePoint
5 10 (4.27%) IIS
6 6 (2.56%) Lync
7 4 (1.71%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (1.71%) Drupal
8 3 (1.28%) Apache
9 2 (0.85%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.85%) Node.js
9 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.85%) FormScape
10 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.43%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 26 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 25 (10.68%) MS Office
3 6 (2.56%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.85%) MS Project
5 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (3.85%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (2.56%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.71%) Google Apps
3 3 (1.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 95 (40.60%) Firewall
2 69 (29.49%) WAN
3 61 (26.07%) LAN
4 45 (19.23%) Cisco ASA
5 39 (16.67%) VPN
6 38 (16.24%) MPLS
7 35 (14.96%) Wireless
8 33 (14.10%) TCP/IP
9 29 (12.39%) VoIP
9 29 (12.39%) Cisco Nexus
10 28 (11.97%) DNS
11 26 (11.11%) BGP
12 22 (9.40%) DHCP
13 21 (8.97%) WLAN
13 21 (8.97%) SAN
14 18 (7.69%) EIGRP
14 18 (7.69%) OSPF
15 17 (7.26%) Network Security
16 16 (6.84%) SNMP
16 16 (6.84%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.26%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.99%) MySQL
3 5 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (0.85%) Big Data
5 2 (0.85%) QlikView
5 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 5 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.85%) Cucumber
2 2 (0.85%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.85%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.85%) Subversion
General
1 31 (13.25%) Finance
2 18 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.85%) Advertising
4 8 (3.42%) Legal
4 8 (3.42%) Local Government
5 7 (2.99%) Retail
5 7 (2.99%) Law
6 6 (2.56%) Banking
7 5 (2.14%) Marketing
7 5 (2.14%) Mandarin Language
7 5 (2.14%) French Language
7 5 (2.14%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.85%) Front Office
8 2 (0.85%) Publishing
9 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.43%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 64 (27.35%) Network Engineer
2 35 (14.96%) Analyst
3 22 (9.40%) Administrator
4 18 (7.69%) Consultant
5 17 (7.26%) Cisco Engineer
6 13 (5.56%) Security Engineer
6 13 (5.56%) Network Support
7 11 (4.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 10 (4.27%) Network Security Engineer
8 10 (4.27%) Network Administrator
8 10 (4.27%) Network Specialist
9 9 (3.85%) Support Analyst
9 9 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
10 8 (3.42%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 8 (3.42%) Systems Engineer
11 7 (2.99%) Operations Engineer
11 7 (2.99%) DBA
11 7 (2.99%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (2.99%) Support Engineer
11 7 (2.99%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.56%) Web Services
2 10 (4.27%) CSS
3 8 (3.42%) XMPP
4 4 (1.71%) Middleware
4 4 (1.71%) HTML
4 4 (1.71%) XML
5 2 (0.85%) .NET
5 2 (0.85%) EDI
5 2 (0.85%) Flash
5 2 (0.85%) HTML5
5 2 (0.85%) CSS3
5 2 (0.85%) jQuery
5 2 (0.85%) JSON
6 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.43%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.13%) CMDB
2 9 (3.85%) Replication
3 7 (2.99%) Clustering
4 6 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.14%) GIS
6 4 (1.71%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.71%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.28%) Statistics
7 3 (1.28%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.28%) AS400
8 2 (0.85%) NHS
8 2 (0.85%) Open Source
8 2 (0.85%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.85%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.85%) e-Health
9 1 (0.43%) CESG
9 1 (0.43%) Ergonomics
9 1 (0.43%) FMCG
9 1 (0.43%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 89 (38.03%) Windows
2 37 (15.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (11.97%) UNIX
4 27 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (6.84%) Linux
6 15 (6.41%) Windows 7
7 13 (5.56%) Windows XP
8 11 (4.70%) AIX
9 9 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.71%) VMS
10 4 (1.71%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.71%) Android
11 2 (0.85%) Solaris
11 2 (0.85%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.43%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.43%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (23.93%) ITIL
2 41 (17.52%) Network Management
3 21 (8.97%) Incident Management
3 21 (8.97%) Network Monitoring
4 19 (8.12%) Service Delivery
5 18 (7.69%) Change Management
6 16 (6.84%) Load Balancing
6 16 (6.84%) Asset Management
6 16 (6.84%) Capacity Management
7 15 (6.41%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (5.98%) WAN Optimisation
9 12 (5.13%) Operations Management
10 11 (4.70%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (4.70%) Portfolio Management
11 10 (4.27%) Change Control
12 9 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
12 9 (3.85%) PRINCE2
12 9 (3.85%) Project Management
13 7 (2.99%) Time Management
13 7 (2.99%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (10.26%) SQL
2 8 (3.42%) JavaScript
2 8 (3.42%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.56%) PHP
3 6 (2.56%) VBScript
4 4 (1.71%) Perl
4 4 (1.71%) VB
5 3 (1.28%) C
6 2 (0.85%) AWK
6 2 (0.85%) C#
6 2 (0.85%) C++
6 2 (0.85%) Java
6 2 (0.85%) sed
6 2 (0.85%) Ruby
7 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 83 (35.47%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (23.08%) CCNP
3 40 (17.09%) CCNA
4 28 (11.97%) Security Cleared
5 27 (11.54%) SC Cleared
6 23 (9.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (6.84%) MCSE
8 13 (5.56%) Degree
8 13 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (3.42%) MCITP
10 5 (2.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (2.14%) CCDP
10 5 (2.14%) CCIE
11 4 (1.71%) CCSA
11 4 (1.71%) ISEB
11 4 (1.71%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (1.71%) Check Point Certification
11 4 (1.71%) VCDX
11 4 (1.71%) VCAP
12 3 (1.28%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.14%) SLA
1 5 (2.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 55 (23.50%) Active Directory
2 31 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.98%) vSphere
4 11 (4.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 10 (4.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 9 (3.85%) Hyper-V
7 8 (3.42%) VMware ESX
7 8 (3.42%) XenApp
8 5 (2.14%) Squid
9 4 (1.71%) ISA Server
9 4 (1.71%) UAG
9 4 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.43%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.43%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.43%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 27 (11.54%) SCOM
2 21 (8.97%) CiscoWorks
3 19 (8.12%) SCCM
4 14 (5.98%) SolarWinds Orion
5 13 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
5 13 (5.56%) Tivoli
6 10 (4.27%) Nagios
7 9 (3.85%) OpenView
8 7 (2.99%) HP SIM
8 7 (2.99%) Backup Exec
9 6 (2.56%) SCSM
10 5 (2.14%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (2.14%) NetBackup
11 3 (1.28%) WMI
11 3 (1.28%) BMC PATROL
12 2 (0.85%) Legato
12 2 (0.85%) Puppet
12 2 (0.85%) Cacti
12 2 (0.85%) Munin
12 2 (0.85%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 117 (50.00%) Cisco
2 73 (31.20%) Microsoft
3 48 (20.51%) CheckPoint
4 46 (19.66%) VMware
5 31 (13.25%) F5
6 29 (12.39%) HP
7 21 (8.97%) Citrix
8 18 (7.69%) Juniper
8 18 (7.69%) Riverbed
9 17 (7.26%) BMC
10 15 (6.41%) Blue Coat
10 15 (6.41%) McAfee
11 14 (5.98%) OPNET
12 12 (5.13%) Remedy
12 12 (5.13%) IBM
13 11 (4.70%) Websense
14 10 (4.27%) NetApp
15 9 (3.85%) Fortinet
15 9 (3.85%) EMC
16 8 (3.42%) Dell
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