The table below looks at the statistics for SolarWinds Orion skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolarWinds Orion over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SolarWinds Orion
UK
Rank 592 607 594
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -13
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds Orion 5 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.030% 0.020%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.11% 0.34% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 6
Median daily rate £273 £400 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.87% -13.51%
UK excluding London median daily rate £273 £400 £303
% change year-on-year
-31.87% +32.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £14.50 £44.00 £59.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.04% -25.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £44.00 £59.00
% change year-on-year
-67.04% -25.42%

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
4662 4452 4479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.42% 8.76% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3067 2756 2687
Median daily rate £475 £435 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.19% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 142 144
Median hourly rate £34.81 £24.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.04% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £53.58 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £21.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+9.19% -3.33%

SolarWinds Orion
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SolarWinds Orion as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds Orion within the UK over the 3 months to 20 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
England +20 5 £273 -31.87% 2
Yorkshire +7 3 £273 -9.16%
London +11 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire +10 2 - -
South Yorkshire -3 1 £273 -
Rotherham - 1 £273 -

SolarWinds Orion
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds Orion also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SolarWinds Orion.

1 24 (100.00%) SolarWinds
2 16 (66.67%) Cisco
3 12 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (45.83%) Wireless
5 10 (41.67%) CCNP
6 9 (37.50%) CCIE
6 9 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (29.17%) Firewall
8 7 (29.17%) IP Telephony
9 6 (25.00%) OSPF
9 6 (25.00%) Juniper
9 6 (25.00%) CCNA
9 6 (25.00%) Windows
9 6 (25.00%) Windows Server
9 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
9 6 (25.00%) Unified Communications
10 5 (20.83%) F5
10 5 (20.83%) Cisco CUCM
10 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (20.83%) CCDP
10 5 (20.83%) VMware
11 4 (16.67%) VLAN
11 4 (16.67%) Degree
11 4 (16.67%) JIRA
11 4 (16.67%) Load Balancing
11 4 (16.67%) Finance
11 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 4 (16.67%) WAN

SolarWinds Orion
Top Related IT Skills 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 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (45.83%) Wireless
2 9 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (29.17%) Firewall
3 7 (29.17%) IP Telephony
4 6 (25.00%) OSPF
4 6 (25.00%) Unified Communications
5 4 (16.67%) BGP
5 4 (16.67%) DHCP
5 4 (16.67%) LAN
5 4 (16.67%) SAN
5 4 (16.67%) VLAN
5 4 (16.67%) WAN
6 3 (12.50%) Cisco IPT
6 3 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
6 3 (12.50%) DNS
6 3 (12.50%) Ethernet
6 3 (12.50%) IPsec
6 3 (12.50%) TACACS
6 3 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) JIRA
1 4 (16.67%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Voice Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Installations Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Monitoring Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Network Communications Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Voice Network Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Network Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Network Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Security Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Security Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Server Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.33%) PKI
2 2 (8.33%) User Experience
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) FlexPod
3 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.17%) Replication
3 1 (4.17%) Streaming Video
3 1 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
1 6 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.17%) Mandriva Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
3 1 (4.17%) Unix
3 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 3 (12.50%) Change Control
3 3 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (8.33%) Information Management
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 2 (8.33%) ITIL
4 2 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (8.33%) Network Design
4 2 (8.33%) Operations Management
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (8.33%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (8.33%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (4.17%) Change Management
5 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (41.67%) CCNP
3 9 (37.50%) CCIE
4 6 (25.00%) CCNA
5 5 (20.83%) CCDP
6 4 (16.67%) Degree
7 1 (4.17%) MCDST
7 1 (4.17%) MCITP
7 1 (4.17%) MCSE
7 1 (4.17%) MCTS
7 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.17%) ProxySG
3 1 (4.17%) Terminal Services
3 1 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Server
3 1 (4.17%) vSphere
3 1 (4.17%) XenApp
3 1 (4.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (12.50%) Cacti
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (8.33%) Backup Exec
4 2 (8.33%) Nagios
4 2 (8.33%) SCCM
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco CME
5 1 (4.17%) DameWare
5 1 (4.17%) FortiGate
5 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (4.17%) SCOM
5 1 (4.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (4.17%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) SolarWinds
2 16 (66.67%) Cisco
3 6 (25.00%) Juniper
4 5 (20.83%) F5
4 5 (20.83%) VMware
5 4 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 2 (8.33%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (8.33%) Citrix
6 2 (8.33%) HP
6 2 (8.33%) NetApp
6 2 (8.33%) Oracle
6 2 (8.33%) Palo Alto
7 1 (4.17%) AlienVault
7 1 (4.17%) Bloomberg
7 1 (4.17%) EqualLogic
7 1 (4.17%) Ipanema Technologies
7 1 (4.17%) Reuters
7 1 (4.17%) Symantec
7 1 (4.17%) Veeam