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 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 - 38
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 2 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.86% - 2.54%
As % of the Vendors category 1.60% - 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £373 - £500
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 - £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 - £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -66.25%  

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 125 119 111
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 53.88% 37.54% 40.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 190 150
Median daily rate £375 £400 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -17.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £185 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 5
Median hourly rate £22.52 £55.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.05% +243.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £6.13 £21.20 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £57.50 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +16.66%  

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
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 3 months to 29 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £370 -
SolarWinds
South East

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
2 4 (66.67%) Server Patching
2 4 (66.67%) MCITP
2 4 (66.67%) LANDesk
2 4 (66.67%) Nessus
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) MCP
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) MCSE
2 4 (66.67%) MCSA
3 2 (33.33%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) IIS
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) CRM
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (16.67%) LAN
4 1 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (16.67%) DHCP
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) VPN
4 1 (16.67%) DNS
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) BIG-IP
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco IPT
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) MPLS
1 1 (16.67%) Network Security
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
1 1 (16.67%) VPN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
1 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (16.67%) Wireless
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Server Engineer
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Systems Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix Server Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Operations Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Server Patching
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) ITSM
2 1 (16.67%) Network Management
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Server Building
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) MCITP
1 4 (66.67%) MCP
1 4 (66.67%) MCSA
1 4 (66.67%) MCSE
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) Nessus
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) LANDesk
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
4 1 (16.67%) CA
4 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) F5
4 1 (16.67%) IBM
4 1 (16.67%) IronPort