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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 442 456 479
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +23
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 172 136 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.26% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.69% 0.57% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 82 40
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£350 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £235 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £450 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.38% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +260.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +260.00%

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
24953 23879 23168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.69% 45.12% 47.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 14638 13358 12319
Average daily rate £388 £380 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1098 1030 1236
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -11.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £10.95 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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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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 +4 170 £350 -1.40% 88
London -12 73 £350 -2.77% 18
South East +2 35 £450 +27.65% 25
Yorkshire -5 18 £258 -14.16% 7
West Midlands +9 13 £316 - 5
Surrey -3 13 £510 +43.66% 8
West Yorkshire -9 13 £338 +12.50% 6
City of London -7 12 £350 -6.66% 3
East of England +8 10 £313 -37.50% 6
East Midlands - 9 £285 - 3
Kent +3 8 £500 +42.85% 2
South West -19 8 £330 -6.38% 7
Leeds -20 8 £338 +12.50% 5
Coventry +12 6 - -
Bristol - 6 £500 - 2
Derbyshire - 6 £285 - 3
Shropshire - 6 £313 -
Hertfordshire -9 5 £370 - 4
Telford - 5 - -
Hampshire +1 4 - - 2
Oxfordshire -20 4 £325 -23.52%
South Yorkshire - 4 £180 -
Bromley - 4 £245 -
Chesterfield - 4 £285 - 1
Guildford - 4 £520 - 2
Essex -10 3 £208 -58.50% 1
North West -20 3 - - 15
Nottinghamshire - 3 £213 -
Berkshire - 3 £298 - 5
Buckinghamshire - 3 - - 8

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 286 (70.62%) Cisco
2 242 (59.75%) Firewall
3 140 (34.57%) Cisco ASA
4 126 (31.11%) CheckPoint
5 121 (29.88%) Cisco Certification
6 114 (28.15%) Windows
7 111 (27.41%) BGP
8 109 (26.91%) WAN
8 109 (26.91%) MPLS
8 109 (26.91%) F5
9 106 (26.17%) Wireless
10 104 (25.68%) Juniper
11 98 (24.20%) Data Centre
12 97 (23.95%) LAN
13 96 (23.70%) ITIL
14 95 (23.46%) VMware
15 90 (22.22%) Load Balancing
16 89 (21.98%) Network Security
16 89 (21.98%) VPN
17 87 (21.48%) CCNP
18 85 (20.99%) OSPF
19 82 (20.25%) DNS
20 75 (18.52%) Cisco Nexus
21 72 (17.78%) HP
22 69 (17.04%) Finance
23 66 (16.30%) TCP/IP
23 66 (16.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
24 60 (14.81%) Network Monitoring
24 60 (14.81%) EIGRP
25 59 (14.57%) Network Management

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 22 (5.43%) IIS
2 19 (4.69%) MS Exchange
3 18 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (2.72%) SharePoint
6 8 (1.98%) Lync
7 7 (1.73%) Node.js
7 7 (1.73%) Apache
7 7 (1.73%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.25%) Confluence
9 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 20 (4.94%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.23%) MS Office
3 3 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (4.94%) RMDS
2 2 (0.49%) WebTrends
2 2 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.25%) SaaS
3 1 (0.25%) Office 365
3 1 (0.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 242 (59.75%) Firewall
2 140 (34.57%) Cisco ASA
3 111 (27.41%) BGP
4 109 (26.91%) MPLS
4 109 (26.91%) WAN
5 106 (26.17%) Wireless
6 97 (23.95%) LAN
7 89 (21.98%) VPN
7 89 (21.98%) Network Security
8 85 (20.99%) OSPF
9 82 (20.25%) DNS
10 75 (18.52%) Cisco Nexus
11 66 (16.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 66 (16.30%) TCP/IP
12 60 (14.81%) EIGRP
13 59 (14.57%) VLAN
14 58 (14.32%) DHCP
15 56 (13.83%) SAN
15 56 (13.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 46 (11.36%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (9.88%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.46%) Oracle Database
2 14 (3.46%) Relational Database
3 13 (3.21%) MySQL
4 10 (2.47%) RDBMS
4 10 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (1.73%) Informix
6 6 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.23%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.74%) DTS
9 3 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.74%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (0.74%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.49%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.25%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (1.98%) JIRA
2 7 (1.73%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.49%) Subversion
4 2 (0.49%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.25%) GCC
5 1 (0.25%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 69 (17.04%) Finance
2 20 (4.94%) Multimedia
3 8 (1.98%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.73%) Manufacturing
4 7 (1.73%) Military
4 7 (1.73%) Banking
5 5 (1.23%) Law
5 5 (1.23%) Legal
6 4 (0.99%) Retail
6 4 (0.99%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.49%) Back Office
7 2 (0.49%) Games
8 1 (0.25%) Advertising
8 1 (0.25%) Electronics
8 1 (0.25%) Local Government
8 1 (0.25%) Marketing
8 1 (0.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 157 (38.77%) Network Engineer
2 47 (11.60%) Consultant
3 45 (11.11%) Analyst
4 30 (7.41%) Network Consultant
4 30 (7.41%) Security Engineer
5 29 (7.16%) Network Security Engineer
6 25 (6.17%) Architect
7 22 (5.43%) Network Analyst
8 21 (5.19%) Senior Network Engineer
9 19 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 17 (4.20%) Network Support
11 15 (3.70%) Support Engineer
12 14 (3.46%) Cisco Engineer
12 14 (3.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 13 (3.21%) Administrator
14 12 (2.96%) Support Analyst
15 11 (2.72%) Network Specialist
15 11 (2.72%) Firewall Consultant
16 10 (2.47%) Technical Architect
16 10 (2.47%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.94%) Rendezvous
2 16 (3.95%) CSS
3 6 (1.48%) XMPP
4 4 (0.99%) Middleware
5 3 (0.74%) .NET
6 2 (0.49%) SOAP
6 2 (0.49%) REST
6 2 (0.49%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.49%) WCF
7 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.25%) HTML5
7 1 (0.25%) HTML
7 1 (0.25%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.25%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.25%) LAMP
7 1 (0.25%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 98 (24.20%) Data Centre
2 40 (9.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 30 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 22 (5.43%) PKI
5 15 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.47%) EMC VNX
7 9 (2.22%) Replication
7 9 (2.22%) Clustering
8 8 (1.98%) Celerra
8 8 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (1.98%) User Experience
9 7 (1.73%) Enterprise Storage
9 7 (1.73%) IBM XIV
9 7 (1.73%) NHS
10 4 (0.99%) Visualisation
10 4 (0.99%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.49%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.49%) Online Games
11 2 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.49%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 114 (28.15%) Windows
2 53 (13.09%) Linux
3 41 (10.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (7.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (6.67%) UNIX
6 26 (6.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (4.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (2.72%) Solaris
9 4 (0.99%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.99%) CentOS
10 3 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (0.74%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.74%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.74%) FreeBSD
10 3 (0.74%) AIX
11 2 (0.49%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.49%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (23.70%) ITIL
2 90 (22.22%) Load Balancing
3 60 (14.81%) Network Monitoring
4 59 (14.57%) Network Management
5 41 (10.12%) Service Management
6 32 (7.90%) Change Management
6 32 (7.90%) Migration
7 30 (7.41%) Network Architecture
8 20 (4.94%) DDoS Mitigation
9 19 (4.69%) Capacity Planning
10 18 (4.44%) Service Delivery
11 17 (4.20%) Disaster Recovery
11 17 (4.20%) E-Commerce
11 17 (4.20%) Business Continuity
12 16 (3.95%) Network Load Balancing
12 16 (3.95%) Performance Monitoring
12 16 (3.95%) WAN Optimisation
13 15 (3.70%) Incident Management
14 14 (3.46%) Change Control
15 13 (3.21%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 36 (8.89%) SQL
2 25 (6.17%) PowerShell
3 13 (3.21%) PHP
4 12 (2.96%) Perl
5 7 (1.73%) VB
5 7 (1.73%) Python
6 4 (0.99%) T-SQL
6 4 (0.99%) Java
7 3 (0.74%) C
7 3 (0.74%) C#
7 3 (0.74%) VBScript
7 3 (0.74%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.49%) Ruby
9 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.25%) R
9 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 121 (29.88%) Cisco Certification
2 87 (21.48%) CCNP
3 50 (12.35%) CCNA
4 40 (9.88%) Security Cleared
5 30 (7.41%) Degree
6 27 (6.67%) SC Cleared
7 19 (4.69%) CISSP
8 16 (3.95%) CCIE
9 12 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (2.72%) MCSE
11 5 (1.23%) CCSA
11 5 (1.23%) MCITP
12 4 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.74%) CCDP
13 3 (0.74%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.49%) JNCIA
14 2 (0.49%) CCSE
14 2 (0.49%) MCSA
14 2 (0.49%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.67%) SLA
2 3 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.25%) BS25999
System Software
1 52 (12.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (11.36%) Active Directory
3 28 (6.91%) vSphere
4 26 (6.42%) XenApp
5 24 (5.93%) VMware ESX
6 14 (3.46%) Hyper-V
7 11 (2.72%) XenDesktop
8 10 (2.47%) Terminal Services
9 8 (1.98%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 8 (1.98%) DFS Replication
10 7 (1.73%) ISA Server
11 6 (1.48%) UAG
12 5 (1.23%) Samba
13 4 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.99%) ProxySG
14 3 (0.74%) Firmware
14 3 (0.74%) Squid
14 3 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 40 (9.88%) SolarWinds Orion
2 34 (8.40%) CiscoWorks
3 24 (5.93%) SCCM
4 21 (5.19%) Nagios
5 19 (4.69%) OpenView
6 18 (4.44%) Cisco CUCM
7 17 (4.20%) SCOM
7 17 (4.20%) RANCID
8 15 (3.70%) Cacti
9 12 (2.96%) OPNET
10 11 (2.72%) NetBackup
11 10 (2.47%) FortiGate
11 10 (2.47%) AirWatch
11 10 (2.47%) Cisco Prime
12 9 (2.22%) Cisco UCCE
13 8 (1.98%) EMC NetWorker
13 8 (1.98%) Opsview
13 8 (1.98%) Graphite
14 7 (1.73%) Salt
14 7 (1.73%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 286 (70.62%) Cisco
2 126 (31.11%) CheckPoint
3 109 (26.91%) F5
4 104 (25.68%) Juniper
5 95 (23.46%) VMware
6 72 (17.78%) HP
7 58 (14.32%) Blue Coat
8 54 (13.33%) Citrix
9 43 (10.62%) Aruba
10 40 (9.88%) Microsoft
10 40 (9.88%) Infoblox
11 28 (6.91%) IBM
12 26 (6.42%) NetApp
12 26 (6.42%) McAfee
12 26 (6.42%) NetScout
13 25 (6.17%) TippingPoint
13 25 (6.17%) BMC
13 25 (6.17%) Lancope
14 24 (5.93%) Riverbed
14 24 (5.93%) Red Hat
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum + NEG
Posted: 26 days ago