The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SolarWinds products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolarWinds over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within SolarWinds.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SolarWinds
Rank 444 487 477
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -10
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 180 152 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.36% 0.29% 0.25%
As % of the Vendors category 0.80% 0.67% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 95 71
Median daily rate £415 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.57% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £259 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £493 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 2
Median hourly rate £12.50 £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.75% -11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-68.75% -11.11%
SolarWinds
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22381 22783 22248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.95% 44.06% 45.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 13945 13752 12569
Median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 738 986 1011
Median hourly rate £18.75 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

SolarWinds
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing SolarWinds as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

SolarWinds Jobs Demand Trend in England

SolarWinds
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

SolarWinds Daily Rate Trend in England

SolarWinds
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SolarWinds across the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

SolarWinds Daily Rate Histogram in England

SolarWinds
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

SolarWinds Hourly Rate Trend in England

SolarWinds
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London +23 79 £475 +34.27% 11
South East +9 30 £388 +10.71% 9
West Midlands -12 28 £400 +25.00% 2
East of England +30 16 £350 +2.50% 1
North West +3 8 £300 - 3
South West +6 7 £360 - 1
East Midlands -2 5 £295 +3.50%
North East - 4 £225 - 1
Yorkshire -20 3 £78 -76.15% 2
SolarWinds
UK

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, 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 England region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 229 (71.56%) Cisco
2 177 (55.31%) Firewall
3 106 (33.13%) Juniper
4 93 (29.06%) Cisco Nexus
5 92 (28.75%) CheckPoint
6 89 (27.81%) ITIL
7 88 (27.50%) Security Cleared
8 87 (27.19%) Cisco Certification
8 87 (27.19%) Wireless
9 84 (26.25%) Data Centre
10 80 (25.00%) Windows
11 76 (23.75%) WAN
12 75 (23.44%) F5
13 74 (23.13%) Cisco ASA
14 71 (22.19%) Riverbed
15 68 (21.25%) CCNP
16 66 (20.63%) LAN
17 65 (20.31%) Microsoft
17 65 (20.31%) DNS
17 65 (20.31%) Network Monitoring
18 62 (19.38%) Network Management
19 58 (18.13%) SC Cleared
20 57 (17.81%) OSPF
20 57 (17.81%) BGP
21 56 (17.50%) Load Balancing
22 55 (17.19%) HP
23 54 (16.88%) VMware
24 53 (16.56%) DHCP
25 51 (15.94%) Palo Alto
26 47 (14.69%) Nagios

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 15 (4.69%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2010
2 11 (3.44%) Skype for Business
3 8 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (2.19%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.56%) Apache
5 5 (1.56%) IIS
5 5 (1.56%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.63%) Confluence
9 1 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 37 (11.56%) MS Excel
2 17 (5.31%) MS Visio
3 16 (5.00%) MS Office
4 3 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.50%) Office 365
2 6 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (0.63%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.31%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 177 (55.31%) Firewall
2 93 (29.06%) Cisco Nexus
3 87 (27.19%) Wireless
4 76 (23.75%) WAN
5 74 (23.13%) Cisco ASA
6 66 (20.63%) LAN
7 65 (20.31%) DNS
8 57 (17.81%) BGP
8 57 (17.81%) OSPF
9 53 (16.56%) DHCP
10 45 (14.06%) TCP/IP
11 44 (13.75%) VPN
12 41 (12.81%) SAN
13 39 (12.19%) BIG-IP
14 36 (11.25%) Network Security
15 33 (10.31%) MPLS
16 32 (10.00%) VLAN
17 31 (9.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 27 (8.44%) IP Telephony
19 21 (6.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.31%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.19%) MySQL
4 6 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.56%) Big Data
5 5 (1.56%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.63%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.63%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.31%) GIS
8 1 (0.31%) Informix
8 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.31%) Redis
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (4.38%) JIRA
2 8 (2.50%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.94%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.63%) Hudson
5 2 (0.63%) Subversion
6 1 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 42 (13.13%) Finance
2 13 (4.06%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.13%) Retail
4 8 (2.50%) Banking
5 4 (1.25%) Games
5 4 (1.25%) Law
5 4 (1.25%) Legal
6 3 (0.94%) Billing
7 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.63%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.31%) Front Office
8 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.31%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 120 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 50 (15.63%) Senior Network Engineer
3 35 (10.94%) Analyst
4 26 (8.13%) Architect
5 24 (7.50%) Administrator
6 23 (7.19%) Cisco Engineer
6 23 (7.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 21 (6.56%) Network Security Engineer
7 21 (6.56%) Security Engineer
8 20 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 19 (5.94%) Network Analyst
10 14 (4.38%) Consultant
10 14 (4.38%) Network Specialist
10 14 (4.38%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 14 (4.38%) Senior Security Engineer
10 14 (4.38%) Systems Administrator
11 13 (4.06%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 11 (3.44%) Monitoring Engineer
12 11 (3.44%) Network Support
12 11 (3.44%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.94%) 802.1X
2 16 (5.00%) CSS
3 9 (2.81%) Middleware
4 5 (1.56%) LAMP
5 2 (0.63%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (0.63%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.31%) JDBC
6 1 (0.31%) REST
6 1 (0.31%) WAP
6 1 (0.31%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 84 (26.25%) Data Centre
2 20 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.69%) User Experience
4 13 (4.06%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.75%) Replication
6 11 (3.44%) CMDB
6 11 (3.44%) Visualisation
7 9 (2.81%) PKI
8 4 (1.25%) FlexPod
8 4 (1.25%) Statistics
8 4 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.94%) Clustering
9 3 (0.94%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.94%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.63%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.63%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.63%) NHS
10 2 (0.63%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.63%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 80 (25.00%) Windows
2 42 (13.13%) Linux
2 42 (13.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 26 (8.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (5.63%) Windows 7
6 17 (5.31%) Unix
7 16 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (4.69%) Windows 8
9 13 (4.06%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (3.44%) Solaris
11 5 (1.56%) CentOS
12 4 (1.25%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.25%) VMS
13 1 (0.31%) Android
13 1 (0.31%) HPUX
13 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (27.81%) ITIL
2 65 (20.31%) Network Monitoring
3 62 (19.38%) Network Management
4 56 (17.50%) Load Balancing
5 41 (12.81%) Network Architecture
6 36 (11.25%) Change Control
7 30 (9.38%) Change Management
8 28 (8.75%) Configuration Management
9 25 (7.81%) ITIL V3
10 24 (7.50%) Project Management
11 23 (7.19%) Service Management
12 20 (6.25%) Network Design
13 18 (5.63%) High Availability
13 18 (5.63%) Kalman Filter
14 17 (5.31%) Open Source
15 16 (5.00%) Incident Management
16 15 (4.69%) Continuous Improvement
17 14 (4.38%) Agile Software Development
17 14 (4.38%) Mentoring
18 13 (4.06%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 22 (6.88%) Shell Script
1 22 (6.88%) SQL
2 18 (5.63%) Perl
2 18 (5.63%) PowerShell
3 15 (4.69%) Python
4 11 (3.44%) PL/SQL
5 9 (2.81%) Tcl
6 8 (2.50%) VB
7 7 (2.19%) C
8 6 (1.88%) PHP
8 6 (1.88%) Ruby
9 5 (1.56%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.25%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.63%) Java
11 2 (0.63%) VBScript
12 1 (0.31%) Korn
12 1 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 88 (27.50%) Security Cleared
2 87 (27.19%) Cisco Certification
3 68 (21.25%) CCNP
4 58 (18.13%) SC Cleared
5 45 (14.06%) CCNA
6 27 (8.44%) CCIE
7 21 (6.56%) Degree
8 19 (5.94%) DV Cleared
9 10 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (2.19%) MCSE
12 5 (1.56%) CCSE
12 5 (1.56%) JNCIP
12 5 (1.56%) MCDST
12 5 (1.56%) MCITP
12 5 (1.56%) MCTS
13 4 (1.25%) CCDP
13 4 (1.25%) JNCIA
14 3 (0.94%) CCSP
15 2 (0.63%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.50%) SLA
2 18 (5.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.63%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.31%) QA
System Software
1 37 (11.56%) Active Directory
2 36 (11.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
4 15 (4.69%) iptables
5 14 (4.38%) vSphere
6 13 (4.06%) XenApp
7 11 (3.44%) DFS Replication
8 10 (3.13%) Postfix
8 10 (3.13%) Sendmail
8 10 (3.13%) XenDesktop
9 9 (2.81%) VMware ESX
10 7 (2.19%) VMware Server
11 5 (1.56%) Firmware
11 5 (1.56%) UAG
11 5 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (1.56%) Xen
12 4 (1.25%) Forefront TMG
12 4 (1.25%) Hyper-V
12 4 (1.25%) ISA Server
12 4 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 47 (14.69%) Nagios
2 36 (11.25%) SolarWinds Orion
3 31 (9.69%) Cisco Prime
3 31 (9.69%) OPNET
4 29 (9.06%) SCCM
5 20 (6.25%) Cacti
5 20 (6.25%) SCOM
6 18 (5.63%) Puppet
7 11 (3.44%) Cobbler
7 11 (3.44%) FortiGate
7 11 (3.44%) OSSEC
8 9 (2.81%) SCVMM
8 9 (2.81%) SmokePing
9 8 (2.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 7 (2.19%) Backup Exec
10 7 (2.19%) Netcool
10 7 (2.19%) Tivoli
11 6 (1.88%) Ansible
11 6 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (1.25%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 229 (71.56%) Cisco
2 106 (33.13%) Juniper
3 92 (28.75%) CheckPoint
4 75 (23.44%) F5
5 71 (22.19%) Riverbed
6 65 (20.31%) Microsoft
7 55 (17.19%) HP
8 54 (16.88%) VMware
9 51 (15.94%) Palo Alto
10 35 (10.94%) EMC
11 32 (10.00%) Aruba
12 28 (8.75%) Blue Coat
12 28 (8.75%) Fortinet
13 26 (8.13%) BMC
13 26 (8.13%) Splunk
14 25 (7.81%) Intel Security
15 24 (7.50%) Nokia
15 24 (7.50%) TippingPoint
16 22 (6.88%) Citrix
17 21 (6.56%) Tufin
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