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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds
Rank 452 493 526
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +33
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 160 93 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.61% 0.38% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 40 46
Average daily rate
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£350 £316 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.67% -9.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £238 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £451 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.22% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 7
Average hourly rate £45.00 £22.25 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.24% -23.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.91 £18.05 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £26.45 £68.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £22.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+102.24% -20.53%

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
26411 24620 26895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.85% 46.66% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14970 13786 13658
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
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 1179 1110 1356
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 +58 155 £350 +12.00% 46
London +56 66 £350 +12.00% 18
South East +24 34 £325 -5.10% 14
West Midlands -8 23 £800 +114.04% 4
Surrey +12 21 £326 +24.88% 6
North West -7 14 £275 - 1
City of London +38 12 £413 - 2
East of England -10 11 £400 - 4
Hertfordshire - 9 £400 - 1
Manchester -14 8 £275 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 7 £400 -
Kent 0 6 £363 -9.37% 4
Yorkshire -1 3 £275 +46.66% 4
South West -43 3 £425 - 1
West Yorkshire +5 2 - - 4
Leeds 0 2 - - 4
Birmingham -4 2 £800 +131.88%
Wales -20 2 £400 -
South Wales - 2 £400 -
Hampshire - 2 £208 - 2
Watford - 2 £185 -
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Coventry - 2 - - 2
Reigate +5 1 £95 - 3
East Midlands +1 1 £300 +20.00%
Cumbria -7 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £300 -
Nottingham - 1 £300 -
Maidenhead - - - -
Salford - - - -

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 146 (50.17%) Cisco
2 119 (40.89%) Microsoft
3 118 (40.55%) Firewall
4 115 (39.52%) Windows
5 96 (32.99%) Active Directory
6 90 (30.93%) WAN
7 83 (28.52%) ITIL
8 82 (28.18%) LAN
8 82 (28.18%) Cisco Certification
9 75 (25.77%) VMware
10 59 (20.27%) MS Exchange
11 57 (19.59%) CCNP
12 55 (18.90%) HP
12 55 (18.90%) DNS
13 54 (18.56%) SCOM
14 52 (17.87%) CCNA
15 49 (16.84%) Network Monitoring
16 47 (16.15%) SAN
17 46 (15.81%) VPN
17 46 (15.81%) Exchange Server 2010
17 46 (15.81%) F5
17 46 (15.81%) Windows Server 2008
18 45 (15.46%) VMware Infrastructure
19 44 (15.12%) Security Cleared
19 44 (15.12%) Finance
20 43 (14.78%) DHCP
20 43 (14.78%) MS Excel
20 43 (14.78%) BMC
21 42 (14.43%) VoIP
21 42 (14.43%) TCP/IP

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 59 (20.27%) MS Exchange
2 46 (15.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (9.97%) Exchange Server 2007
4 24 (8.25%) Exchange Server 2003
5 16 (5.50%) SharePoint
6 10 (3.44%) IIS
7 9 (3.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (1.72%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.72%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.37%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.37%) Lync
10 3 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.69%) SAS
12 1 (0.34%) Moodle
12 1 (0.34%) Drupal
Applications
1 43 (14.78%) MS Excel
2 17 (5.84%) MS Office
3 3 (1.03%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (2.06%) WebTrends
2 2 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.03%) Office 365
3 2 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 118 (40.55%) Firewall
2 90 (30.93%) WAN
3 82 (28.18%) LAN
4 55 (18.90%) DNS
5 47 (16.15%) SAN
6 46 (15.81%) VPN
7 43 (14.78%) DHCP
8 42 (14.43%) VoIP
8 42 (14.43%) TCP/IP
9 32 (11.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 32 (11.00%) OSPF
9 32 (11.00%) BGP
10 31 (10.65%) MPLS
10 31 (10.65%) Wireless
11 27 (9.28%) Cisco ASA
12 19 (6.53%) Wireshark
12 19 (6.53%) VLAN
13 18 (6.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 17 (5.84%) Cisco IOS
14 17 (5.84%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.28%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.72%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.37%) MySQL
4 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.72%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.34%) ProC
General
1 44 (15.12%) Finance
2 20 (6.87%) Advertising
3 14 (4.81%) Mandarin Language
3 14 (4.81%) French Language
3 14 (4.81%) Spanish Language
3 14 (4.81%) Marketing
4 13 (4.47%) Law
5 12 (4.12%) Financial Institution
6 11 (3.78%) Telecoms
6 11 (3.78%) Local Government
7 7 (2.41%) Legal
7 7 (2.41%) Banking
8 6 (2.06%) Retail
9 2 (0.69%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.69%) Back Office
10 1 (0.34%) Games
10 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 58 (19.93%) Analyst
2 52 (17.87%) Network Engineer
3 37 (12.71%) Administrator
4 23 (7.90%) Network Administrator
5 21 (7.22%) Systems Engineer
6 18 (6.19%) Network Manager
7 17 (5.84%) Operations Analyst
8 15 (5.15%) Network Analyst
9 13 (4.47%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 13 (4.47%) Support Engineer
9 13 (4.47%) Architect
9 13 (4.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (4.47%) Network Support
9 13 (4.47%) Monitoring Specialist
10 12 (4.12%) Consultant
11 11 (3.78%) Network Specialist
12 10 (3.44%) Technical Architect
13 9 (3.09%) Business Analyst
13 9 (3.09%) 2nd Line Support
13 9 (3.09%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (8.59%) Web Services
2 22 (7.56%) Middleware
3 11 (3.78%) CSS
4 9 (3.09%) XMPP
5 6 (2.06%) .NET
6 2 (0.69%) WCF
6 2 (0.69%) REST
6 2 (0.69%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.69%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.69%) XSLT
6 2 (0.69%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.69%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.56%) CMDB
2 17 (5.84%) User Experience
3 14 (4.81%) Visualisation
4 12 (4.12%) Hedge funds
5 10 (3.44%) Clustering
5 10 (3.44%) Replication
5 10 (3.44%) GIS
6 9 (3.09%) Blackberry
7 8 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (1.37%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.37%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.37%) iSeries
10 3 (1.03%) CESG
11 2 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.69%) Statistics
11 2 (0.69%) PKI
11 2 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.69%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.69%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 115 (39.52%) Windows
2 46 (15.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (11.68%) UNIX
4 33 (11.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (7.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (6.19%) Linux
7 13 (4.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (4.12%) Windows 7
9 9 (3.09%) Windows XP
10 6 (2.06%) AIX
11 2 (0.69%) Android
12 1 (0.34%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (28.52%) ITIL
2 49 (16.84%) Network Monitoring
3 40 (13.75%) Load Balancing
4 36 (12.37%) Network Management
5 35 (12.03%) Capacity Management
6 29 (9.97%) Service Delivery
7 26 (8.93%) User Acceptance Testing
8 22 (7.56%) Asset Management
8 22 (7.56%) Operations Management
9 21 (7.22%) Disaster Recovery
10 20 (6.87%) Portfolio Management
11 18 (6.19%) Incident Management
11 18 (6.19%) Project Management
12 17 (5.84%) WAN Optimisation
13 15 (5.15%) Network Architecture
14 11 (3.78%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (3.78%) PRINCE2
14 11 (3.78%) Performance Tuning
14 11 (3.78%) Test Scripting
15 10 (3.44%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (12.71%) SQL
2 16 (5.50%) PowerShell
3 11 (3.78%) VB
4 8 (2.75%) VBScript
4 8 (2.75%) C
5 4 (1.37%) Java
6 3 (1.03%) Perl
7 2 (0.69%) C#
7 2 (0.69%) Python
8 1 (0.34%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.34%) PHP
Qualifications
1 82 (28.18%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (19.59%) CCNP
3 52 (17.87%) CCNA
4 44 (15.12%) Security Cleared
5 40 (13.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 33 (11.34%) SC Cleared
7 28 (9.62%) MCSE
8 21 (7.22%) Degree
9 16 (5.50%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (4.47%) CCIE
11 10 (3.44%) MCITP
11 10 (3.44%) CCDP
12 7 (2.41%) CCSA
12 7 (2.41%) CCVP
13 6 (2.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 5 (1.72%) ISEB
15 4 (1.37%) MCSA
16 3 (1.03%) CCIP
16 3 (1.03%) IBM Certification
16 3 (1.03%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.56%) SLA
2 7 (2.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.37%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.34%) QA
System Software
1 96 (32.99%) Active Directory
2 45 (15.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (6.87%) ISA Server
4 18 (6.19%) Hyper-V
5 16 (5.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 11 (3.78%) UAG
6 11 (3.78%) Forefront TMG
7 8 (2.75%) vSphere
8 7 (2.41%) XenApp
9 6 (2.06%) VMware Server
10 5 (1.72%) XenDesktop
10 5 (1.72%) DFS Replication
11 4 (1.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (1.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 3 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.69%) vCloud
13 2 (0.69%) NFS
14 1 (0.34%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 54 (18.56%) SCOM
2 32 (11.00%) SCCM
2 32 (11.00%) SolarWinds Orion
3 28 (9.62%) OPNET
4 23 (7.90%) Cisco CUCM
5 22 (7.56%) Nagios
6 16 (5.50%) NetBackup
7 14 (4.81%) Control-M
8 11 (3.78%) SCSM
9 9 (3.09%) BMC PATROL
10 8 (2.75%) FortiGate
10 8 (2.75%) Backup Exec
11 7 (2.41%) Tivoli
12 6 (2.06%) OpenView
13 5 (1.72%) CiscoWorks
13 5 (1.72%) Cisco Prime
14 4 (1.37%) HP SIM
14 4 (1.37%) SCOrch
14 4 (1.37%) MOM
15 3 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 146 (50.17%) Cisco
2 119 (40.89%) Microsoft
3 75 (25.77%) VMware
4 55 (18.90%) HP
5 46 (15.81%) F5
6 43 (14.78%) BMC
7 38 (13.06%) Juniper
8 37 (12.71%) Riverbed
9 35 (12.03%) Citrix
10 32 (11.00%) CheckPoint
11 16 (5.50%) Nokia
12 15 (5.15%) Red Hat
13 14 (4.81%) NetApp
13 14 (4.81%) Intel
14 13 (4.47%) IBM
14 13 (4.47%) Fortinet
15 12 (4.12%) Veritas
15 12 (4.12%) Dell
15 12 (4.12%) SAP
15 12 (4.12%) Altiris
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