The table below looks at the statistics for SolarWinds Orion skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolarWinds Orion over the 3 months to 28 January 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds Orion
Rank 548 531 490
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -41
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds Orion 9 8 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.020% 0.018% 0.078%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.24% 0.25% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 20
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£525 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £303 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
-24.37% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £59.00 - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.00 - £39.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Systems Management Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
3760 3255 2739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.25% 7.30% 6.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2307 1921 1507
Average daily rate £425 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £219 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 133 203
Average hourly rate £20.06 £19.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -21.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.55 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £33.98 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -16.00%

SolarWinds Orion
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds Orion across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

SolarWinds Orion Jobs Demand Trend in England

SolarWinds Orion
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SolarWinds Orion across the England region.

SolarWinds Orion Daily Rate Trend in England

SolarWinds Orion
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SolarWinds Orion across the England region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

SolarWinds Orion Daily Rate Histogram in England

SolarWinds Orion
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

SolarWinds Orion Hourly Rate Trend in England

SolarWinds Orion
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds Orion within the England region over the 3 months to 28 January 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
London +15 5 £625 +56.25% 2
East Midlands - 2 £295 -
South East -15 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £310 -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
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SolarWinds Orion
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing SolarWinds Orion 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 Orion.

1 37 (97.37%) SolarWinds
2 27 (71.05%) Cisco
3 20 (52.63%) Firewall
4 17 (44.74%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (42.11%) CCNP
6 15 (39.47%) OSPF
7 14 (36.84%) WAN
7 14 (36.84%) F5
8 13 (34.21%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (34.21%) TCP/IP
8 13 (34.21%) Windows
8 13 (34.21%) BGP
9 11 (28.95%) SCOM
10 10 (26.32%) LAN
11 9 (23.68%) MS Excel
11 9 (23.68%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (21.05%) Wireshark
12 8 (21.05%) Load Balancing
12 8 (21.05%) CCVP
12 8 (21.05%) VoIP
12 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
12 8 (21.05%) Riverbed
13 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (18.42%) Network Monitoring
13 7 (18.42%) SCSM
13 7 (18.42%) VPN
13 7 (18.42%) ITIL
13 7 (18.42%) CCDP
13 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (18.42%) Juniper

SolarWinds Orion
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing SolarWinds Orion 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 Orion. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.53%) MS Exchange
1 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.26%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.26%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.26%) Apache
3 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (23.68%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (52.63%) Firewall
2 15 (39.47%) OSPF
3 14 (36.84%) WAN
4 13 (34.21%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (34.21%) TCP/IP
4 13 (34.21%) BGP
5 10 (26.32%) LAN
6 9 (23.68%) Cisco IOS
7 8 (21.05%) Wireshark
7 8 (21.05%) VoIP
8 7 (18.42%) VPN
8 7 (18.42%) Network Security
9 6 (15.79%) Cisco IPT
9 6 (15.79%) NetScaler
9 6 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (13.16%) ADSL
10 5 (13.16%) SSL
10 5 (13.16%) LDAP
10 5 (13.16%) IPsec
10 5 (13.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (5.26%) Introscope
General
1 2 (5.26%) Finance
1 2 (5.26%) Banking
1 2 (5.26%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Local Government
2 1 (2.63%) Advertising
2 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Administrator
2 10 (26.32%) Network Engineer
3 7 (18.42%) Network Administrator
4 6 (15.79%) Network Manager
5 4 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Architect
6 3 (7.89%) IT Administrator
6 3 (7.89%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Security Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (5.26%) Network Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Network Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Consultant
7 2 (5.26%) Middleware Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Monitoring Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) Web Services
1 4 (10.53%) XML
2 2 (5.26%) SOAP
2 2 (5.26%) XSLT
2 2 (5.26%) WSDL
2 2 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (5.26%) Middleware
2 2 (5.26%) OLE
2 2 (5.26%) OLE DB
2 2 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Mathematics
1 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.26%) DataPower
3 1 (2.63%) SecurID
3 1 (2.63%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Windows
2 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (13.16%) UNIX
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.26%) Linux
6 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) Load Balancing
2 7 (18.42%) Network Monitoring
2 7 (18.42%) ITIL
3 6 (15.79%) Incident Management
3 6 (15.79%) Capacity Management
3 6 (15.79%) WAN Optimisation
4 4 (10.53%) Logistics
5 3 (7.89%) Network Management
6 2 (5.26%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (5.26%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (5.26%) SOA
6 2 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.63%) Business Transformation
7 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.63%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.42%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.53%) VBScript
2 4 (10.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (44.74%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (42.11%) CCNP
3 8 (21.05%) CCVP
4 7 (18.42%) CCDP
4 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (10.53%) MCSE
5 4 (10.53%) CCNA
6 3 (7.89%) Degree
6 3 (7.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (5.26%) CCSA
7 2 (5.26%) CCIE
7 2 (5.26%) CCSP
7 2 (5.26%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) Active Directory
1 4 (10.53%) vSphere
1 4 (10.53%) XenApp
2 3 (7.89%) XenDesktop
2 3 (7.89%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (5.26%) VMware ESX
3 2 (5.26%) Xen
3 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (28.95%) SCOM
2 7 (18.42%) SCSM
3 6 (15.79%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (13.16%) SCOrch
4 5 (13.16%) FortiGate
5 4 (10.53%) Nessus
5 4 (10.53%) BMC PATROL
5 4 (10.53%) HP SIM
6 3 (7.89%) CiscoWorks
6 3 (7.89%) Foglight
7 2 (5.26%) CA Wily
7 2 (5.26%) Cisco LMS
8 1 (2.63%) Cacti
8 1 (2.63%) OpenView
8 1 (2.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 37 (97.37%) SolarWinds
2 27 (71.05%) Cisco
3 14 (36.84%) F5
4 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 8 (21.05%) Riverbed
5 7 (18.42%) Juniper
6 6 (15.79%) VMware
6 6 (15.79%) CheckPoint
6 6 (15.79%) Websense
7 5 (13.16%) Aruba
7 5 (13.16%) HP
7 5 (13.16%) 3Com
8 4 (10.53%) Dell
8 4 (10.53%) BMC
8 4 (10.53%) Citrix
9 2 (5.26%) CA
10 1 (2.63%) IPFX
10 1 (2.63%) Fortinet