The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds Orion
Rank 576 534 576
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +42
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds Orion 11 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.021% 0.020%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.27% 0.32% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 4
Average daily rate £365 £325 £276
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £268 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £286
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £264
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +23.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 £41.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £41.00 -
% change year-on-year
+15.85% -
Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4115 3159 3757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.31% 6.62% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2371 1814 2011
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 158 161
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%

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 18 April 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
Top 25 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -83 11 £365 +12.30% 7
Surrey -4 6 £355 - 1
South East -9 6 £355 - 1
London - 5 £500 - 2
Leatherhead - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £275 -
East Midlands - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Derbyshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Chesterfield - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Corsham - - - - 2
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 2
Wales - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

SolarWinds Orion
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (78.95%) SolarWinds
2 11 (57.89%) Cisco
3 10 (52.63%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (52.63%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (42.11%) SCOM
4 8 (42.11%) Cisco IOS
4 8 (42.11%) CCNP
4 8 (42.11%) HP
5 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
6 6 (31.58%) Windows
6 6 (31.58%) Firewall
6 6 (31.58%) Network Security
7 5 (26.32%) SCSM
7 5 (26.32%) BMC
7 5 (26.32%) BGP
7 5 (26.32%) ITIL
7 5 (26.32%) CiscoWorks
7 5 (26.32%) OpenView
8 4 (21.05%) LAN
8 4 (21.05%) VBScript
8 4 (21.05%) WAN
8 4 (21.05%) EIGRP
8 4 (21.05%) BMC PATROL
8 4 (21.05%) CheckPoint
8 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
8 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
8 4 (21.05%) F5
8 4 (21.05%) Cacti
8 4 (21.05%) Capacity Management

SolarWinds Orion
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (42.11%) Cisco IOS
3 6 (31.58%) Firewall
3 6 (31.58%) Network Security
4 5 (26.32%) BGP
5 4 (21.05%) LAN
5 4 (21.05%) WAN
5 4 (21.05%) EIGRP
6 3 (15.79%) VLAN
6 3 (15.79%) OSPF
6 3 (15.79%) TACACS
6 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
7 2 (10.53%) VoIP
7 2 (10.53%) IPv4
7 2 (10.53%) VPN
7 2 (10.53%) DNS
7 2 (10.53%) MPLS
7 2 (10.53%) Internet
7 2 (10.53%) Wireless
7 2 (10.53%) NetScaler
General
1 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Consultant
2 5 (26.32%) Network Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Security Consultant
3 4 (21.05%) Administrator
3 4 (21.05%) Network Consultant
3 4 (21.05%) Network Security Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) IT Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) IT Security Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) CESG
1 1 (5.26%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.26%) UNIX
4 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (21.05%) Capacity Management
2 4 (21.05%) Incident Management
3 3 (15.79%) Network Management
3 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
4 2 (10.53%) WAN Optimisation
4 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
4 2 (10.53%) Logistics
5 1 (5.26%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (5.26%) Protective Monitoring
5 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (5.26%) Change Control
5 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Service Management
5 1 (5.26%) Information Security
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) VBScript
1 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.53%) VB
3 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (42.11%) CCNP
3 3 (15.79%) CCVP
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (15.79%) MCSE
3 3 (15.79%) CCNA
3 3 (15.79%) CCDP
4 2 (10.53%) CCSA
4 2 (10.53%) MCTS
5 1 (5.26%) GSEC
5 1 (5.26%) CCSE
5 1 (5.26%) CEH
5 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (5.26%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (5.26%) CCIE
5 1 (5.26%) CCSP
5 1 (5.26%) CCDA
5 1 (5.26%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.26%) vSphere
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) SCOM
2 5 (26.32%) SCSM
2 5 (26.32%) CiscoWorks
2 5 (26.32%) OpenView
3 4 (21.05%) BMC PATROL
3 4 (21.05%) Cacti
4 3 (15.79%) SCCM
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (15.79%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 15 (78.95%) SolarWinds
2 11 (57.89%) Cisco
3 8 (42.11%) HP
4 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
5 5 (26.32%) BMC
6 4 (21.05%) CheckPoint
6 4 (21.05%) F5
7 3 (15.79%) NetScout
7 3 (15.79%) Riverbed
8 2 (10.53%) Websense
8 2 (10.53%) Juniper
9 1 (5.26%) Brocade
9 1 (5.26%) SonicWALL
9 1 (5.26%) Aruba
9 1 (5.26%) Splunk
9 1 (5.26%) VMware
9 1 (5.26%) NetApp
9 1 (5.26%) McAfee
9 1 (5.26%) Sophos
9 1 (5.26%) Citrix
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