Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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.

SolarWinds
South East > Kent
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 46 49
Rank change year-on-year -14 +3 +6
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 5 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.94% 1.40% 2.15%
As % of the Vendors category 2.12% 3.33% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 4
Kent median daily rate £370 £350 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +16.18% -24.69%
10th Percentile £350 £350 £230
90th Percentile £538 £350 £417
South East median daily rate £350 £385 £338
% change year-on-year -9.09% +14.07% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £55.00 £49.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +4.21%

SolarWinds is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Kent.

All Vendors
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 236 210 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 44.44% 42.08% 37.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 140 147
Kent median daily rate £350 £336 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.09% -0.37% -3.57%
10th Percentile £260 £168 £200
90th Percentile £538 £475 £488
South East median daily rate £418 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +4.38% +3.23% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 6
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £17.64 £16.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.63% +7.73% -27.22%
10th Percentile £19.35 £10.98 £12.25
90th Percentile £88.22 £32.48 £25.50
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -13.51% +19.35%

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing SolarWinds as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SolarWinds in Kent over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SolarWinds in Kent

SolarWinds
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the Kent region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £370 -
SolarWinds
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 5 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Wireless
2 3 (60.00%) BIG-IP
2 3 (60.00%) Blue Coat
2 3 (60.00%) Network Security
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (60.00%) F5
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Server Patching
3 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (40.00%) Network Management
3 2 (40.00%) Unified Communications
3 2 (40.00%) LANDesk
3 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (40.00%) IronPort
3 2 (40.00%) MCITP
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (40.00%) CA
3 2 (40.00%) IBM
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) MCP

SolarWinds
Co-occurring 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) BIG-IP
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
1 3 (60.00%) Network Security
1 3 (60.00%) Wireless
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (40.00%) IP Telephony
2 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) MPLS
2 2 (40.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (40.00%) VPN
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (20.00%) Multicast
3 1 (20.00%) WAAS
3 1 (20.00%) Wireshark
General
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (40.00%) Network Operations Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Operations Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Capacity Management
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Network Management
1 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (40.00%) Server Patching
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) MCITP
1 2 (40.00%) MCP
1 2 (40.00%) MCSA
1 2 (40.00%) MCSE
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Blue Coat
1 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) F5
2 2 (40.00%) CA
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) IronPort
2 2 (40.00%) LANDesk
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (20.00%) AlgoSec
3 1 (20.00%) Aruba
3 1 (20.00%) Bloomberg
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper
3 1 (20.00%) LogLogic
3 1 (20.00%) Riverbed
3 1 (20.00%) TIBCO
3 1 (20.00%) TippingPoint