The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SolarWinds
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 62 79 -
Rank change year-on-year +17 -  
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.15% 0.40% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.30% 0.73% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £388 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £388
% change year-on-year - -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £63.00 -
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 Reading.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 330 551 454
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 49.33% 54.66% 46.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 284 242
Median daily rate £400 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 29 10
Median hourly rate £15.00 £55.55 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.99% +158.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £63.00 £55.65
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 Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SolarWinds in Reading

SolarWinds
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SolarWinds in Reading

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 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 Reading region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 4 (57.14%) WAN
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
1 4 (57.14%) Firewall
1 4 (57.14%) Network Management
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
1 4 (57.14%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (42.86%) Arista
2 3 (42.86%) Palo Alto
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Wireless
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (42.86%) MRTG
2 3 (42.86%) Process Improvement
2 3 (42.86%) NetScaler
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (42.86%) CMDB
2 3 (42.86%) Riverbed
2 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
2 3 (42.86%) Blue Coat
2 3 (42.86%) ProxySG
2 3 (42.86%) Wireless
2 3 (42.86%) Change Management
2 3 (42.86%) OPNET
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) SNMP
2 3 (42.86%) VPN
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
3 2 (28.57%) Nagios
3 2 (28.57%) ICMP

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Firewall
1 4 (57.14%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Wireless
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) MRTG
2 3 (42.86%) NetScaler
2 3 (42.86%) SNMP
2 3 (42.86%) VPN
2 3 (42.86%) Wireless
3 2 (28.57%) ICMP
4 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
4 1 (14.29%) Junos
4 1 (14.29%) Network Security
4 1 (14.29%) VLAN
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Network Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Network Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 3 (42.86%) CMDB
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Network Management
1 4 (57.14%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (42.86%) Change Management
2 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
2 3 (42.86%) Process Improvement
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 1 (14.29%) Network Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CCNA
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) HNC
2 1 (14.29%) JNCIA
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) OPNET
2 2 (28.57%) Nagios
3 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (14.29%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) Arista
2 3 (42.86%) Blue Coat
2 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) Palo Alto
2 3 (42.86%) Riverbed
3 2 (28.57%) Juniper
4 1 (14.29%) Aruba
4 1 (14.29%) Avaya
4 1 (14.29%) Clearswift
4 1 (14.29%) HP