The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SolarWinds products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolarWinds over the 3 months to 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SolarWinds
Rank 115 114 121
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 6 20 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.30% 0.70% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.62% 1.72% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 1
Median daily rate £325 £400 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +52.38%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £14.50 £59.00
% change year-on-year
+151.72% -75.42%
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 Scotland region.

Vendors Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
963 1163 1070
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 48.86% 40.57% 37.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 597 561
Median daily rate £345 £350 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £489 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 20
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -32.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.63 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.70 £44.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

SolarWinds
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

SolarWinds Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

SolarWinds
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

SolarWinds Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

SolarWinds
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

SolarWinds Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

SolarWinds
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 8 December 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
Aberdeen - 2 - -
Edinburgh +22 1 - -
Highlands +7 1 - -
Fife 0 1 £325 -59.37%
Lanarkshire - 1 - -
SolarWinds
UK

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 8 (80.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (70.00%) Wireless
3 6 (60.00%) Firewall
3 6 (60.00%) WAN
3 6 (60.00%) LAN
4 5 (50.00%) CCIE
4 5 (50.00%) CCNP
4 5 (50.00%) Degree
5 4 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (40.00%) CCNA
5 4 (40.00%) WLAN
5 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (40.00%) VPN
6 3 (30.00%) ITIL
6 3 (30.00%) Windows
6 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (30.00%) OSPF
6 3 (30.00%) EIGRP
6 3 (30.00%) TACACS
6 3 (30.00%) Service Management
6 3 (30.00%) Network Security
6 3 (30.00%) Network Management
6 3 (30.00%) F5
7 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
7 2 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (20.00%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
7 2 (20.00%) Cisco Wireless

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) Wireless
2 6 (60.00%) Firewall
2 6 (60.00%) LAN
2 6 (60.00%) WAN
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (40.00%) VPN
3 4 (40.00%) WLAN
4 3 (30.00%) EIGRP
4 3 (30.00%) Network Security
4 3 (30.00%) OSPF
4 3 (30.00%) TACACS
5 2 (20.00%) BGP
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (20.00%) DHCP
5 2 (20.00%) DNS
5 2 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (20.00%) SSL
5 2 (20.00%) VoIP
5 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Network Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Security Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Help Desk Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) IT Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Check Point Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Security Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Firewall Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Juniper Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
1 3 (30.00%) Network Management
1 3 (30.00%) Service Management
2 2 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (10.00%) Fault Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (50.00%) CCIE
2 5 (50.00%) CCNP
2 5 (50.00%) Degree
3 4 (40.00%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (10.00%) Cacti
2 1 (10.00%) Nagios
2 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (30.00%) F5
3 2 (20.00%) Brocade
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) Intel Security
3 2 (20.00%) Juniper
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Fortinet
4 1 (10.00%) Riverbed