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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds
Rank 472 488 525
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +37
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 127 85 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.49% 0.35% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 36 38
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£275 £316 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -6.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £238 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.52% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 8
Average hourly rate £45.00 £17.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+164.70% -41.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £17.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+164.70% -42.85%

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
26059 24621 26922
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.28% 46.93% 46.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14568 13594 13671
Average daily rate £385 £382 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.78% +1.86%
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 £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1103 1099 1368
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -0.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 21 August 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
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 21 August 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 +27 121 £275 -14.39% 44
London +45 64 £275 -12.00% 16
South East +10 24 £350 -12.50% 9
Surrey +10 16 £320 +34.73% 1
East of England -19 9 £185 -47.14% 6
City of London +30 8 £360 +20.00% 4
North West -5 8 £175 - 1
West Midlands -16 7 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 7 £185 - 2
Hemel Hempstead - 5 - -
Yorkshire +5 4 £275 +2.32% 7
Manchester -15 4 £175 - 1
Leeds +10 3 - - 7
West Yorkshire +8 3 - - 7
Hampshire - 3 £195 - 3
Kent -8 2 £413 +3.12% 1
Wales -13 2 £400 -
South West -38 2 £488 - 4
South Wales - 2 £400 -
Bedfordshire - 2 - - 2
Nottingham +14 1 £300 -17.24%
Nottinghamshire +10 1 £300 -17.24%
Reigate +5 1 £95 - 1
East Midlands 0 1 £300 -
Birmingham -3 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - -
Fareham - 1 £450 -
Watford - 1 £185 - 1
Woking - - - -
Reading - - - -

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 104 (43.70%) Cisco
2 102 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 92 (38.66%) Firewall
4 90 (37.82%) Windows
5 76 (31.93%) Active Directory
6 75 (31.51%) WAN
7 69 (28.99%) LAN
8 63 (26.47%) Cisco Certification
9 59 (24.79%) VMware
10 58 (24.37%) ITIL
11 46 (19.33%) SCOM
12 44 (18.49%) MS Exchange
13 42 (17.65%) MS Excel
13 42 (17.65%) DNS
14 40 (16.81%) Security Cleared
15 39 (16.39%) CCNP
15 39 (16.39%) HP
16 38 (15.97%) VMware Infrastructure
17 37 (15.55%) Windows Server 2008
18 36 (15.13%) VPN
19 35 (14.71%) Finance
20 34 (14.29%) VoIP
20 34 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
20 34 (14.29%) Capacity Management
21 33 (13.87%) TCP/IP
21 33 (13.87%) Microsoft Certification
22 32 (13.45%) UNIX
22 32 (13.45%) Citrix
22 32 (13.45%) SAN
22 32 (13.45%) Network Monitoring

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 44 (18.49%) MS Exchange
2 34 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 22 (9.24%) Exchange Server 2003
5 17 (7.14%) SharePoint
6 12 (5.04%) IIS
7 7 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (2.10%) Tomcat
8 5 (2.10%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.68%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.26%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.84%) Lync
12 1 (0.42%) Drupal
12 1 (0.42%) Moodle
Applications
1 42 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 17 (7.14%) MS Office
3 3 (1.26%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (3.36%) WebTrends
2 3 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 92 (38.66%) Firewall
2 75 (31.51%) WAN
3 69 (28.99%) LAN
4 42 (17.65%) DNS
5 36 (15.13%) VPN
6 34 (14.29%) VoIP
7 33 (13.87%) TCP/IP
8 32 (13.45%) SAN
9 31 (13.03%) Wireless
10 29 (12.18%) DHCP
11 28 (11.76%) MPLS
12 26 (10.92%) Cisco ASA
13 22 (9.24%) Cisco Nexus
14 18 (7.56%) BGP
15 17 (7.14%) Cisco IPT
16 16 (6.72%) OSPF
16 16 (6.72%) Internet
17 15 (6.30%) IP Telephony
18 14 (5.88%) Wireshark
18 14 (5.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.10%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.68%) MySQL
4 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.10%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.42%) ProC
General
1 35 (14.71%) Finance
2 20 (8.40%) Advertising
3 14 (5.88%) Marketing
3 14 (5.88%) Mandarin Language
3 14 (5.88%) French Language
3 14 (5.88%) Spanish Language
4 12 (5.04%) Financial Institution
5 11 (4.62%) Telecoms
6 8 (3.36%) Local Government
7 7 (2.94%) Law
7 7 (2.94%) Legal
8 6 (2.52%) Retail
9 5 (2.10%) Banking
10 2 (0.84%) Back Office
11 1 (0.42%) Publishing
11 1 (0.42%) Games
11 1 (0.42%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (18.91%) Analyst
2 43 (18.07%) Network Engineer
3 34 (14.29%) Administrator
4 23 (9.66%) Network Administrator
5 17 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
6 15 (6.30%) Network Support
7 14 (5.88%) Support Engineer
7 14 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
8 10 (4.20%) Network Manager
9 9 (3.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (3.78%) Consultant
9 9 (3.78%) Architect
9 9 (3.78%) Project Manager
9 9 (3.78%) Business Analyst
9 9 (3.78%) 2nd Line Support
9 9 (3.78%) Cisco Support
10 8 (3.36%) Technical Support
10 8 (3.36%) Cisco Engineer
10 8 (3.36%) Cisco Administrator
11 7 (2.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.66%) Web Services
2 14 (5.88%) Middleware
3 12 (5.04%) XMPP
4 6 (2.52%) .NET
5 5 (2.10%) CSS
6 2 (0.84%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.84%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.84%) XSLT
6 2 (0.84%) WCF
6 2 (0.84%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.84%) REST
7 1 (0.42%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.24%) CMDB
2 13 (5.46%) Hedge funds
3 10 (4.20%) GIS
4 9 (3.78%) Replication
5 8 (3.36%) Blackberry
5 8 (3.36%) Clustering
5 8 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.68%) Visualisation
6 4 (1.68%) Mathematics
6 4 (1.68%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.26%) CESG
8 2 (0.84%) PKI
8 2 (0.84%) Statistics
8 2 (0.84%) AVVID
8 2 (0.84%) Device Driver
8 2 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.84%) iSeries
8 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.42%) FMCG
9 1 (0.42%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 90 (37.82%) Windows
2 37 (15.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (13.45%) UNIX
4 25 (10.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (7.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (5.04%) Windows 7
7 8 (3.36%) Linux
7 8 (3.36%) Windows XP
8 5 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.68%) AIX
10 1 (0.42%) HPUX
10 1 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.42%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (24.37%) ITIL
2 34 (14.29%) Capacity Management
3 32 (13.45%) Network Monitoring
4 26 (10.92%) User Acceptance Testing
4 26 (10.92%) Service Delivery
5 22 (9.24%) Disaster Recovery
5 22 (9.24%) Asset Management
5 22 (9.24%) Operations Management
6 21 (8.82%) Load Balancing
6 21 (8.82%) Network Management
7 20 (8.40%) Portfolio Management
8 16 (6.72%) WAN Optimisation
9 14 (5.88%) Incident Management
10 11 (4.62%) Project Management
10 11 (4.62%) Test Scripting
11 10 (4.20%) Test Management
11 10 (4.20%) PRINCE2
12 8 (3.36%) Test Strategy
13 7 (2.94%) Performance Management
13 7 (2.94%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 29 (12.18%) SQL
2 14 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.36%) VB
4 7 (2.94%) VBScript
5 6 (2.52%) C
6 4 (1.68%) Java
7 2 (0.84%) C#
8 1 (0.42%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.42%) Perl
8 1 (0.42%) PHP
Qualifications
1 63 (26.47%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (16.81%) Security Cleared
3 39 (16.39%) CCNP
4 33 (13.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (13.03%) CCNA
6 30 (12.61%) SC Cleared
7 23 (9.66%) MCSE
7 23 (9.66%) Degree
8 17 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (4.20%) CCIE
10 6 (2.52%) MCITP
10 6 (2.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (2.10%) CCDP
11 5 (2.10%) ISEB
11 5 (2.10%) CCVP
12 4 (1.68%) CCSA
13 2 (0.84%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 1 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.98%) SLA
2 9 (3.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 76 (31.93%) Active Directory
2 38 (15.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (6.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 14 (5.88%) ISA Server
4 14 (5.88%) Hyper-V
5 8 (3.36%) vSphere
6 6 (2.52%) VMware Server
7 5 (2.10%) DFS Replication
7 5 (2.10%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (2.10%) UAG
7 5 (2.10%) XenApp
8 4 (1.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (1.68%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 2 (0.84%) NFS
9 2 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.42%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.42%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 46 (19.33%) SCOM
2 24 (10.08%) Cisco CUCM
3 23 (9.66%) SolarWinds Orion
4 22 (9.24%) SCCM
5 19 (7.98%) OPNET
6 15 (6.30%) NetBackup
7 13 (5.46%) Nagios
8 12 (5.04%) Control-M
9 10 (4.20%) SCSM
10 8 (3.36%) BMC PATROL
11 7 (2.94%) Tivoli
11 7 (2.94%) Backup Exec
12 6 (2.52%) CiscoWorks
12 6 (2.52%) Cisco Prime
13 5 (2.10%) OpenView
14 4 (1.68%) FortiGate
14 4 (1.68%) SCOrch
15 3 (1.26%) AppManager
15 3 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
16 2 (0.84%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 104 (43.70%) Cisco
2 102 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 59 (24.79%) VMware
4 39 (16.39%) HP
5 32 (13.45%) Citrix
6 31 (13.03%) BMC
7 24 (10.08%) F5
8 23 (9.66%) CheckPoint
9 22 (9.24%) Riverbed
10 18 (7.56%) Juniper
11 15 (6.30%) NetApp
12 12 (5.04%) Veritas
12 12 (5.04%) Intel
12 12 (5.04%) Oracle
12 12 (5.04%) SAP
12 12 (5.04%) Altiris
13 10 (4.20%) Mitel
13 10 (4.20%) IBM
13 10 (4.20%) Dell
14 9 (3.78%) Websense
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