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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SolarWinds
UK / England
Rank 404 458 465
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +7
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 166 155 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.32% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 0.89% 0.76% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 96 81
Median daily rate £370 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
- -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 5
Median hourly rate £38.00 £50.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +117.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £38.90 £19.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £65.00 £44.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £44.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-21.02% +89.24%

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
18552 20482 21459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.35% 42.94% 45.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 11656 12435 12578
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 672 793 895
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.05 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.70 £55.00 £41.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +22.85%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +16 69 £393 -1.87% 18
South East +11 28 £425 +9.67% 9
South West +12 26 £370 +5.71%
North West +28 16 £325 +27.45% 1
Yorkshire +25 11 £338 -15.62% 1
West Midlands - 7 £375 - 7
East of England +7 6 £255 -32.00% 6
East Midlands +1 3 £313 +4.16%
SolarWinds
UK

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 147 (50.87%) Cisco
2 103 (35.64%) Firewall
3 89 (30.80%) Cisco Certification
4 77 (26.64%) LAN
5 76 (26.30%) VMware
6 73 (25.26%) Windows
7 71 (24.57%) Wireless
7 71 (24.57%) Cisco ASA
8 68 (23.53%) WAN
8 68 (23.53%) CheckPoint
9 65 (22.49%) Security Cleared
9 65 (22.49%) Cisco Nexus
10 64 (22.15%) Microsoft
11 52 (17.99%) ITIL
11 52 (17.99%) Active Directory
11 52 (17.99%) SC Cleared
12 51 (17.65%) CCNP
13 50 (17.30%) Data Centre
14 49 (16.96%) CCNA
15 47 (16.26%) F5
16 41 (14.19%) HP
16 41 (14.19%) Linux
17 40 (13.84%) Network Management
17 40 (13.84%) VMware Infrastructure
18 39 (13.49%) Palo Alto
19 37 (12.80%) Windows Server
20 36 (12.46%) DNS
21 35 (12.11%) BGP
22 33 (11.42%) Nagios
22 33 (11.42%) Microsoft Certification

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 (5.19%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.81%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (3.11%) Skype for Business
4 8 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (2.42%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.38%) Apache
6 4 (1.38%) Confluence
6 4 (1.38%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.04%) ArcGIS
7 3 (1.04%) GlassFish
7 3 (1.04%) IIS
7 3 (1.04%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.69%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.35%) JBoss
9 1 (0.35%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (3.81%) MS Excel
1 11 (3.81%) MS Office
2 5 (1.73%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.15%) Office 365
3 9 (3.11%) IaaS
4 7 (2.42%) Akamai
5 6 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (2.08%) OneDrive
5 6 (2.08%) Yammer
6 5 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (1.73%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.69%) GitHub
7 2 (0.69%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.35%) PaaS
8 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 103 (35.64%) Firewall
2 77 (26.64%) LAN
3 71 (24.57%) Cisco ASA
3 71 (24.57%) Wireless
4 68 (23.53%) WAN
5 65 (22.49%) Cisco Nexus
6 36 (12.46%) DNS
7 35 (12.11%) BGP
8 31 (10.73%) MPLS
8 31 (10.73%) VPN
9 30 (10.38%) Unified Communications
10 29 (10.03%) OSPF
11 27 (9.34%) TCP/IP
12 26 (9.00%) DHCP
13 23 (7.96%) Cisco IOS
14 17 (5.88%) Network Security
15 16 (5.54%) SAN
16 14 (4.84%) IP Telephony
17 13 (4.50%) FWSM
17 13 (4.50%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.61%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.38%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.04%) MySQL
5 3 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (2.08%) JIRA
2 4 (1.38%) Bitbucket
2 4 (1.38%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.69%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.69%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.35%) MSI
4 1 (0.35%) Selenium
General
1 32 (11.07%) Finance
2 6 (2.08%) Back Office
3 5 (1.73%) Retail
4 4 (1.38%) Law
5 3 (1.04%) Legal
5 3 (1.04%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.04%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.69%) Banking
6 2 (0.69%) Billing
6 2 (0.69%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.35%) Electronics
7 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.35%) Marketing
7 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 86 (29.76%) Network Engineer
2 29 (10.03%) Cisco Engineer
3 24 (8.30%) Analyst
3 24 (8.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 23 (7.96%) Senior Network Engineer
4 23 (7.96%) Systems Engineer
5 20 (6.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 18 (6.23%) Consultant
7 17 (5.88%) Network Analyst
8 16 (5.54%) Architect
9 15 (5.19%) Windows Engineer
10 14 (4.84%) Windows Systems Engineer
11 13 (4.50%) Linux Engineer
12 11 (3.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 10 (3.46%) Network Security Engineer
13 10 (3.46%) Security Engineer
13 10 (3.46%) Unix Engineer
13 10 (3.46%) Unix Linux Engineer
14 9 (3.11%) Administrator
14 9 (3.11%) Monitoring Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.19%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.38%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (1.38%) Middleware
2 4 (1.38%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.35%) .NET
3 1 (0.35%) CSS
3 1 (0.35%) WAP
3 1 (0.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 50 (17.30%) Data Centre
2 25 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.54%) CMDB
4 12 (4.15%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.46%) PKI
6 7 (2.42%) Clustering
6 7 (2.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.04%) PMI
7 3 (1.04%) User Experience
8 2 (0.69%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.69%) Life Science
8 2 (0.69%) NHS
8 2 (0.69%) RSA SecurID
8 2 (0.69%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.35%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.35%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.35%) Semantic Web
9 1 (0.35%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 73 (25.26%) Windows
2 41 (14.19%) Linux
3 37 (12.80%) Windows Server
4 27 (9.34%) Unix
5 21 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (6.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (4.50%) Solaris
8 9 (3.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.38%) CentOS
10 4 (1.38%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.69%) Android
11 2 (0.69%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (17.99%) ITIL
2 40 (13.84%) Network Management
3 28 (9.69%) Network Monitoring
4 27 (9.34%) Service Management
5 25 (8.65%) Change Management
6 22 (7.61%) Migration
7 21 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (6.57%) Load Balancing
9 16 (5.54%) Project Management
10 13 (4.50%) Performance Monitoring
11 12 (4.15%) High Availability
11 12 (4.15%) ITIL V3
12 11 (3.81%) Configuration Management
13 9 (3.11%) DevOps
13 9 (3.11%) Security Hardening
14 8 (2.77%) Kalman Filter
14 8 (2.77%) Network Design
14 8 (2.77%) Patch Management
14 8 (2.77%) Risk Management
14 8 (2.77%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 18 (6.23%) SQL
2 17 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 14 (4.84%) Python
4 12 (4.15%) C
5 8 (2.77%) Java
6 7 (2.42%) Perl
7 5 (1.73%) PHP
7 5 (1.73%) VBScript
8 4 (1.38%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.38%) C#
8 4 (1.38%) Ruby
9 2 (0.69%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.69%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.69%) VB
9 2 (0.69%) VB6
Qualifications
1 89 (30.80%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (22.49%) Security Cleared
3 52 (17.99%) SC Cleared
4 51 (17.65%) CCNP
5 49 (16.96%) CCNA
6 33 (11.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 25 (8.65%) MCSE
8 18 (6.23%) MCITP
9 16 (5.54%) MCP
10 14 (4.84%) CCIE
11 12 (4.15%) MCSA
12 7 (2.42%) DV Cleared
13 5 (1.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (1.38%) CCSA
14 4 (1.38%) Degree
14 4 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (1.04%) CCDP
15 3 (1.04%) PMI Certification
15 3 (1.04%) PMP
16 2 (0.69%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.88%) SLA
2 12 (4.15%) Data Quality
3 11 (3.81%) PCI DSS
4 8 (2.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 52 (17.99%) Active Directory
2 40 (13.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.84%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.11%) ProxySG
5 8 (2.77%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.08%) Docker
7 4 (1.38%) VMware ESX
8 3 (1.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (1.04%) vCloud
8 3 (1.04%) XenApp
9 2 (0.69%) BIND 9
9 2 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.69%) VMware GSX
9 2 (0.69%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.69%) XenServer
10 1 (0.35%) Firmware
10 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (11.42%) Nagios
2 32 (11.07%) Cisco Prime
3 23 (7.96%) SCOM
4 15 (5.19%) SolarWinds Orion
5 13 (4.50%) SCCM
6 12 (4.15%) Nessus
7 11 (3.81%) Kibana
8 9 (3.11%) Backup Exec
8 9 (3.11%) Cisco CUCM
8 9 (3.11%) FortiGate
8 9 (3.11%) OPNET
9 8 (2.77%) Cisco UCCX
9 8 (2.77%) Puppet
10 7 (2.42%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (2.42%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (2.42%) SQL Sentry
10 7 (2.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 6 (2.08%) CA Spectrum
12 5 (1.73%) Cacti
12 5 (1.73%) WSUS
Vendors
1 147 (50.87%) Cisco
2 76 (26.30%) VMware
3 68 (23.53%) CheckPoint
4 64 (22.15%) Microsoft
5 47 (16.26%) F5
6 41 (14.19%) HP
7 39 (13.49%) Palo Alto
8 32 (11.07%) Juniper
9 30 (10.38%) Citrix
10 22 (7.61%) Intel Security
11 21 (7.27%) Blue Coat
12 19 (6.57%) Riverbed
13 18 (6.23%) Red Hat
14 17 (5.88%) LANDesk
15 16 (5.54%) CA
16 15 (5.19%) Splunk
16 15 (5.19%) Symantec
17 14 (4.84%) Forcepoint
18 13 (4.50%) Aruba
18 13 (4.50%) Oracle
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