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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SolarWinds
UK / England
Rank 431 464 467
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +3
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 134 142 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.31% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 0.72% 0.71% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 82 96
Median daily rate £350 £375 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £466 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 5
Median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +132.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £44.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +91.30%

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
18740 19973 21191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.24% 42.91% 45.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 11637 11888 12684
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 664 810 945
Median hourly rate £19.63 £22.50 £17.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.77% +29.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.42 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.63 £38.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.65%

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 19 January 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SolarWinds across the England region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

SolarWinds Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 January 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
London +9 60 £400 - 16
South East +16 27 £350 +22.80% 12
South West +11 16 £370 +5.71% 1
North West +34 14 £325 +46.06% 3
Yorkshire +14 7 £350 +16.66% 3
West Midlands -3 5 £460 - 4
East of England +6 4 £345 -13.75%
North East - 1 - -
SolarWinds
UK

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 England region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 136 (51.91%) Cisco
2 107 (40.84%) Firewall
3 79 (30.15%) Cisco Certification
4 64 (24.43%) LAN
5 62 (23.66%) Windows
6 60 (22.90%) VMware
7 59 (22.52%) Wireless
7 59 (22.52%) WAN
7 59 (22.52%) Cisco Nexus
8 57 (21.76%) CheckPoint
9 56 (21.37%) Microsoft
10 55 (20.99%) Cisco ASA
11 52 (19.85%) CCNA
12 46 (17.56%) CCNP
12 46 (17.56%) Security Cleared
13 43 (16.41%) Data Centre
14 42 (16.03%) F5
14 42 (16.03%) Active Directory
14 42 (16.03%) ITIL
15 38 (14.50%) Network Monitoring
16 37 (14.12%) SC Cleared
16 37 (14.12%) Juniper
16 37 (14.12%) Finance
17 32 (12.21%) Windows Server
18 31 (11.83%) HP
19 30 (11.45%) Nagios
19 30 (11.45%) Palo Alto
20 29 (11.07%) BGP
20 29 (11.07%) DNS
20 29 (11.07%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (5.73%) MS Exchange
2 10 (3.82%) Skype for Business
3 8 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (3.05%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.15%) IIS
6 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.38%) Confluence
7 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.38%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.38%) SAS
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (4.58%) MS Office
2 11 (4.20%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.82%) Office 365
3 7 (2.67%) Akamai
3 7 (2.67%) OneDrive
4 6 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (2.29%) IaaS
4 6 (2.29%) Yammer
5 2 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.76%) GitHub
5 2 (0.76%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.76%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 107 (40.84%) Firewall
2 64 (24.43%) LAN
3 59 (22.52%) Cisco Nexus
3 59 (22.52%) WAN
3 59 (22.52%) Wireless
4 55 (20.99%) Cisco ASA
5 29 (11.07%) BGP
5 29 (11.07%) DNS
6 27 (10.31%) DHCP
7 25 (9.54%) VPN
8 24 (9.16%) OSPF
9 19 (7.25%) Cisco IOS
9 19 (7.25%) Network Security
10 18 (6.87%) Unified Communications
11 17 (6.49%) TCP/IP
12 16 (6.11%) Cisco Wireless
12 16 (6.11%) SAN
13 15 (5.73%) NX-OS
14 14 (5.34%) BIG-IP
14 14 (5.34%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.11%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.76%) MySQL
5 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.38%) GIS
6 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.91%) JIRA
2 4 (1.53%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.76%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.76%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.38%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.38%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.38%) MSI
4 1 (0.38%) Selenium
4 1 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 37 (14.12%) Finance
2 5 (1.91%) Back Office
2 5 (1.91%) Banking
2 5 (1.91%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.53%) Retail
4 1 (0.38%) Billing
4 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.38%) Law
4 1 (0.38%) Legal
4 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 83 (31.68%) Network Engineer
2 27 (10.31%) Cisco Engineer
3 25 (9.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 25 (9.54%) Senior Network Engineer
4 17 (6.49%) Analyst
4 17 (6.49%) Consultant
5 16 (6.11%) Systems Engineer
6 15 (5.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (5.73%) Monitoring Specialist
7 12 (4.58%) Architect
8 11 (4.20%) Windows Engineer
8 11 (4.20%) Windows Systems Engineer
9 10 (3.82%) Administrator
9 10 (3.82%) Network Specialist
10 9 (3.44%) Network Security Engineer
10 9 (3.44%) Security Engineer
11 8 (3.05%) Network Analyst
12 6 (2.29%) Applications Support
12 6 (2.29%) Hardware Specialist
12 6 (2.29%) Storage Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.67%) Middleware
2 6 (2.29%) 802.1X
2 6 (2.29%) CSS
3 1 (0.38%) .NET
3 1 (0.38%) ELK Stack
3 1 (0.38%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 43 (16.41%) Data Centre
2 17 (6.49%) CMDB
3 15 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.20%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.44%) PKI
6 7 (2.67%) User Experience
7 5 (1.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (1.91%) Statistics
8 4 (1.53%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.76%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.76%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.76%) NHS
10 2 (0.76%) Replication
10 2 (0.76%) RSA SecurID
10 2 (0.76%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.38%) CLARiiON
11 1 (0.38%) Cyber Defence
11 1 (0.38%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 62 (23.66%) Windows
2 32 (12.21%) Windows Server
3 23 (8.78%) Linux
4 18 (6.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (6.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (5.73%) Unix
6 13 (4.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.53%) Solaris
8 3 (1.15%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.76%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.38%) Android
10 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.38%) Mandriva Linux
10 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (16.03%) ITIL
2 38 (14.50%) Network Monitoring
3 29 (11.07%) Network Management
4 26 (9.92%) Change Management
4 26 (9.92%) Load Balancing
5 24 (9.16%) Service Management
6 18 (6.87%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (6.87%) Migration
6 18 (6.87%) Performance Monitoring
6 18 (6.87%) Project Management
7 9 (3.44%) Capacity Management
7 9 (3.44%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (3.44%) High Availability
7 9 (3.44%) Kalman Filter
7 9 (3.44%) Security Hardening
8 8 (3.05%) Configuration Management
8 8 (3.05%) Network Design
8 8 (3.05%) Patch Management
8 8 (3.05%) Risk Management
8 8 (3.05%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 17 (6.49%) SQL
2 12 (4.58%) C
3 11 (4.20%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.29%) Python
5 4 (1.53%) Java
5 4 (1.53%) VBScript
6 3 (1.15%) Perl
6 3 (1.15%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.76%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.76%) PHP
7 2 (0.76%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.76%) VB
7 2 (0.76%) VB6
8 1 (0.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 79 (30.15%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (19.85%) CCNA
3 46 (17.56%) CCNP
3 46 (17.56%) Security Cleared
4 37 (14.12%) SC Cleared
5 26 (9.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (8.02%) MCSE
7 17 (6.49%) MCITP
8 14 (5.34%) CCIE
9 11 (4.20%) MCP
9 11 (4.20%) MCSA
10 5 (1.91%) CCDP
10 5 (1.91%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.53%) CCSA
12 3 (1.15%) Degree
13 2 (0.76%) CCSE
13 2 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.76%) JNCIA
13 2 (0.76%) MCDST
13 2 (0.76%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.96%) SLA
2 11 (4.20%) PCI DSS
3 7 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 42 (16.03%) Active Directory
2 29 (11.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.44%) Hyper-V
3 9 (3.44%) ProxySG
4 5 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.53%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.53%) XenApp
6 3 (1.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (1.15%) Docker
6 3 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.76%) BIND 9
7 2 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.76%) VMware GSX
7 2 (0.76%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.76%) XenServer
8 1 (0.38%) Firmware
8 1 (0.38%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.38%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (11.45%) Nagios
2 23 (8.78%) SolarWinds Orion
3 20 (7.63%) SCOM
4 18 (6.87%) OPNET
5 17 (6.49%) Cisco Prime
6 11 (4.20%) Nessus
7 10 (3.82%) SCCM
8 9 (3.44%) Cisco UCCX
9 8 (3.05%) AppManager
9 8 (3.05%) Kibana
9 8 (3.05%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (2.67%) Backup Exec
11 6 (2.29%) CA Spectrum
11 6 (2.29%) Cacti
11 6 (2.29%) Cisco CUCM
11 6 (2.29%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (1.91%) FortiGate
12 5 (1.91%) Puppet
13 4 (1.53%) WSUS
14 3 (1.15%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 136 (51.91%) Cisco
2 60 (22.90%) VMware
3 57 (21.76%) CheckPoint
4 56 (21.37%) Microsoft
5 42 (16.03%) F5
6 37 (14.12%) Juniper
7 31 (11.83%) HP
8 30 (11.45%) Palo Alto
9 29 (11.07%) Riverbed
10 24 (9.16%) Citrix
11 22 (8.40%) Blue Coat
12 20 (7.63%) Intel Security
13 18 (6.87%) BMC
14 13 (4.96%) Forcepoint
14 13 (4.96%) Fortinet
14 13 (4.96%) LANDesk
15 12 (4.58%) Aruba
15 12 (4.58%) NetApp
16 11 (4.20%) CA
16 11 (4.20%) Splunk
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