The table below looks at the statistics for SolarWinds Orion skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolarWinds Orion over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds Orion
Rank 588 564 574
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +10
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds Orion 30 22 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.042% 0.021%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.65% 0.60% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 8
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£425 £319 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £222 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £319 £290
% change year-on-year
+29.41% +9.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year
+72.72% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4637 3682 3639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.96% 7.01% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2820 2232 1919
Average daily rate £400 £375 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 149 195
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.94 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.58 £40.00 £36.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+1.14% +14.47%

SolarWinds Orion
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SolarWinds Orion Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SolarWinds Orion
Daily Rate Trend

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

SolarWinds Orion Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SolarWinds Orion
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SolarWinds Orion within the UK over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

SolarWinds Orion Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SolarWinds Orion
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SolarWinds Orion Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SolarWinds Orion
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SolarWinds Orion within the UK over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

SolarWinds Orion Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SolarWinds Orion
Top 29 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. 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
England -19 29 £425 +41.66% 1
London -4 16 £438 +49.57%
South East - 11 £450 -
Surrey - 6 - -
Kent - 3 £450 -
City of London +21 1 £325 -
South Wales - 1 £400 - 1
Wales - 1 £400 - 1
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £450 -
Essex - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 1
Corsham - - - - 1
Crawley - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Kenilworth - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Leeds - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - -

SolarWinds Orion
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 38 (90.48%) SolarWinds
2 26 (61.90%) Cisco
3 19 (45.24%) Firewall
4 17 (40.48%) CCNP
4 17 (40.48%) WAN
4 17 (40.48%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (33.33%) Windows
5 14 (33.33%) F5
6 12 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 12 (28.57%) OSPF
6 12 (28.57%) BGP
7 11 (26.19%) LAN
7 11 (26.19%) PowerShell
8 10 (23.81%) Capacity Management
8 10 (23.81%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (21.43%) SCOM
9 9 (21.43%) Network Security
9 9 (21.43%) Incident Management
9 9 (21.43%) MS Excel
9 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
9 9 (21.43%) SCSM
10 8 (19.05%) WAN Optimisation
10 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (19.05%) VoIP
10 8 (19.05%) ITIL
10 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (19.05%) Load Balancing
11 7 (16.67%) Cisco IPT
11 7 (16.67%) Wireshark

SolarWinds Orion
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (9.52%) MS Exchange
1 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (21.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (45.24%) Firewall
2 17 (40.48%) WAN
3 12 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 12 (28.57%) OSPF
3 12 (28.57%) BGP
3 12 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (26.19%) LAN
5 10 (23.81%) Cisco IOS
6 9 (21.43%) Network Security
7 8 (19.05%) VoIP
8 7 (16.67%) Cisco IPT
8 7 (16.67%) Wireshark
8 7 (16.67%) NetScaler
9 5 (11.90%) BIG-IP
9 5 (11.90%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (11.90%) IPsec
9 5 (11.90%) VPN
9 5 (11.90%) SSL
9 5 (11.90%) LDAP
9 5 (11.90%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (9.52%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.76%) Banking
2 2 (4.76%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Local Government
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Back Office
3 1 (2.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (38.10%) Administrator
2 10 (23.81%) Network Engineer
2 10 (23.81%) Network Administrator
3 7 (16.67%) Network Manager
4 5 (11.90%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) IT Administrator
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Security Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Network Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Systems Support
7 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (4.76%) Security Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Service Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Systems Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Systems Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) XML
1 1 (2.38%) OLE
1 1 (2.38%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Mathematics
1 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.38%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (2.38%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 14 (33.33%) Windows
2 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (9.52%) UNIX
4 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) Capacity Management
2 9 (21.43%) Incident Management
3 8 (19.05%) Load Balancing
3 8 (19.05%) WAN Optimisation
3 8 (19.05%) ITIL
4 7 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (11.90%) Network Management
6 3 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 3 (7.14%) Logistics
7 2 (4.76%) Project Management
7 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (2.38%) SIEM
8 1 (2.38%) Demand Management
8 1 (2.38%) Business Transformation
8 1 (2.38%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (2.38%) Supplier Management
8 1 (2.38%) Change Management
8 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.38%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.19%) PowerShell
2 7 (16.67%) VBScript
3 6 (14.29%) VB
4 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (40.48%) CCNP
1 17 (40.48%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (16.67%) CCVP
3 7 (16.67%) CCDP
4 5 (11.90%) Degree
5 4 (9.52%) CCNA
5 4 (9.52%) MCSE
6 3 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (4.76%) CCIE
8 1 (2.38%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (11.90%) vSphere
2 4 (9.52%) XenApp
2 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
3 3 (7.14%) XenDesktop
3 3 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.76%) VMware ESX
4 2 (4.76%) Xen
5 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.38%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (21.43%) SCOM
1 9 (21.43%) SCSM
2 7 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (16.67%) BMC PATROL
3 5 (11.90%) FortiGate
3 5 (11.90%) SCOrch
4 4 (9.52%) HP SIM
4 4 (9.52%) Nessus
5 3 (7.14%) Foglight
6 2 (4.76%) OpenView
6 2 (4.76%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (4.76%) Cisco LMS
6 2 (4.76%) SCCM
6 2 (4.76%) Cacti
7 1 (2.38%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (2.38%) WMI
7 1 (2.38%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 38 (90.48%) SolarWinds
2 26 (61.90%) Cisco
3 14 (33.33%) F5
4 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 7 (16.67%) HP
5 7 (16.67%) Juniper
5 7 (16.67%) BMC
5 7 (16.67%) Websense
5 7 (16.67%) VMware
5 7 (16.67%) Riverbed
6 5 (11.90%) Aruba
6 5 (11.90%) 3Com
7 4 (9.52%) CheckPoint
7 4 (9.52%) Dell
7 4 (9.52%) Citrix
8 1 (2.38%) Avaya
8 1 (2.38%) Symantec
8 1 (2.38%) NetApp
8 1 (2.38%) Tufin
8 1 (2.38%) Blue Coat