The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for knowledge and experience of SolarWinds products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SolarWinds over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SolarWinds
South East / Kent
Rank 41 54 40
Rank change year-on-year +13 -14  
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.42% 0.22% 0.76%
As % of the Vendors category 3.15% 0.52% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £338 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £384
% change year-on-year - -2.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year - +82.97%  

SolarWinds is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Kent.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 127 194 128
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 45.04% 42.08% 48.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 150 78
Median daily rate £350 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £470 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Median hourly rate £27.38 - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing SolarWinds as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for SolarWinds in Kent

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SolarWinds in Kent.

Contractor daily rate trend for SolarWinds in Kent

SolarWinds
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 11 (100.00%) MCP
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) MCSE
1 11 (100.00%) MCSA
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 11 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 11 (100.00%) Finance
1 11 (100.00%) VMware
1 11 (100.00%) Nessus
1 11 (100.00%) MCITP
1 11 (100.00%) LANDesk
1 11 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 11 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (45.45%) Server Patching

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

General
1 11 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Systems Engineer
1 11 (100.00%) Windows Engineer
1 11 (100.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Server Engineer
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 11 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 11 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Server Patching
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) MCITP
1 11 (100.00%) MCP
1 11 (100.00%) MCSA
1 11 (100.00%) MCSE
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 11 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (100.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) LANDesk
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 11 (100.00%) VMware