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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds Orion
Rank 591 602 573
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -29
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds Orion 34 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.025% 0.028%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.71% 0.31% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 4 9
Average daily rate
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£344 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £356 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year
-52.63% -

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
4785 4457 4006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.17% 8.01% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2928 2634 2312
Average daily rate £403 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.89% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 150 157
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £11.33 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.43 £40.00 £40.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.98% -0.45%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

SolarWinds Orion Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SolarWinds Orion
Top 19 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 28 August 2015. 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 +10 34 £344 -6.77% 3
South East -8 17 £350 -
London +21 8 £425 +6.25% 2
Yorkshire - 7 £300 - 1
West Yorkshire - 7 £300 - 1
Leeds - 6 £300 - 1
Winchester - 6 £334 -
Hampshire - 6 £334 -
Kent - 6 £394 -
Surrey -3 4 £350 -
Reigate - 4 £350 -
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £394 -
East of England - 2 £300 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £313 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £288 -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
St Albans - 1 £288 -
Sevenoaks - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £450 -

SolarWinds Orion
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 55 (100.00%) SolarWinds
2 38 (69.09%) Cisco
2 38 (69.09%) Firewall
3 34 (61.82%) Windows
4 29 (52.73%) VMware
5 24 (43.64%) vSphere
6 19 (34.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (34.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (34.55%) MS Exchange
6 19 (34.55%) WAN
6 19 (34.55%) Microsoft
7 18 (32.73%) Active Directory
7 18 (32.73%) BGP
8 17 (30.91%) OSPF
8 17 (30.91%) LAN
8 17 (30.91%) Linux
8 17 (30.91%) Data Centre
9 16 (29.09%) ITIL
10 15 (27.27%) VPN
10 15 (27.27%) Red Hat
10 15 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (23.64%) Exchange Server 2010
11 13 (23.64%) Exchange Server 2013
11 13 (23.64%) HP
11 13 (23.64%) Citrix
12 12 (21.82%) CheckPoint
12 12 (21.82%) MS Excel
12 12 (21.82%) XenApp
12 12 (21.82%) XenDesktop
12 12 (21.82%) Exchange Server 2007

SolarWinds Orion
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 19 (34.55%) MS Exchange
2 13 (23.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 13 (23.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (21.82%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (12.73%) Node.js
4 7 (12.73%) Apache
4 7 (12.73%) Tomcat
5 5 (9.09%) SharePoint
6 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (3.64%) Lync
8 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (21.82%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (69.09%) Firewall
2 19 (34.55%) WAN
3 18 (32.73%) BGP
4 17 (30.91%) LAN
4 17 (30.91%) OSPF
5 15 (27.27%) VPN
6 11 (20.00%) MPLS
6 11 (20.00%) SAN
6 11 (20.00%) SNMP
7 10 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (16.36%) VoIP
8 9 (16.36%) BIG-IP
9 8 (14.55%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (14.55%) EIGRP
9 8 (14.55%) Wireless
10 7 (12.73%) NAS
10 7 (12.73%) VLAN
10 7 (12.73%) TCP/IP
11 6 (10.91%) IPv4
11 6 (10.91%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.73%) MySQL
1 7 (12.73%) Informix
1 7 (12.73%) RDBMS
1 7 (12.73%) Relational Database
2 6 (10.91%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (12.73%) JIRA
1 7 (12.73%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.82%) GCC
General
1 2 (3.64%) Finance
1 2 (3.64%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.82%) Games
2 1 (1.82%) Banking
2 1 (1.82%) German Language
Job Titles
1 13 (23.64%) Network Engineer
2 8 (14.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (14.55%) Monitoring Specialist
3 7 (12.73%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (12.73%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (10.91%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 6 (10.91%) UNIX Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) Senior UNIX Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) OSS Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) OSS Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Administrator
7 2 (3.64%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Network Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) XML
1 2 (3.64%) OLE
1 2 (3.64%) OLE DB
2 1 (1.82%) XMPP
2 1 (1.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (30.91%) Data Centre
2 7 (12.73%) Enterprise Storage
2 7 (12.73%) IBM XIV
3 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (3.64%) Private Cloud
5 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.64%) Clustering
5 2 (3.64%) Life Science
6 1 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 34 (61.82%) Windows
2 19 (34.55%) Windows Server 2012
2 19 (34.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (30.91%) Linux
4 15 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (14.55%) UNIX
6 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) ITIL
2 9 (16.36%) Load Balancing
3 7 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (12.73%) Capacity Planning
3 7 (12.73%) Build Automation
3 7 (12.73%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (10.91%) Dependency Management
4 6 (10.91%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (10.91%) Dashboard Development
5 5 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 4 (7.27%) Data Management
6 4 (7.27%) Service Management
7 3 (5.45%) Programme Management
7 3 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.45%) DDoS Mitigation
8 2 (3.64%) WAN Optimisation
8 2 (3.64%) Migration
9 1 (1.82%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 8 (14.55%) Bash Shell
2 8 (14.55%) Perl
2 8 (14.55%) SQL
3 7 (12.73%) PHP
4 2 (3.64%) VBScript
4 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.82%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (18.18%) CCNP
1 10 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (12.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (12.73%) MCSE
3 6 (10.91%) CCNA
4 5 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.64%) Degree
6 1 (1.82%) JNCIA
6 1 (1.82%) JNCIS
6 1 (1.82%) CCIE
6 1 (1.82%) CCSP
6 1 (1.82%) CCDP
6 1 (1.82%) CISSP
6 1 (1.82%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (1.82%) CCSA
6 1 (1.82%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (43.64%) vSphere
2 18 (32.73%) Active Directory
3 12 (21.82%) XenApp
3 12 (21.82%) XenDesktop
4 11 (20.00%) VMware ESX
5 9 (16.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (7.27%) Hyper-V
6 4 (7.27%) DFS Replication
6 4 (7.27%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (18.18%) Cacti
2 9 (16.36%) Nagios
2 9 (16.36%) Opsview
2 9 (16.36%) Graphite
3 7 (12.73%) Salt
3 7 (12.73%) NetBackup
4 6 (10.91%) SCCM
5 4 (7.27%) SCOM
5 4 (7.27%) Foglight
5 4 (7.27%) SCOrch
6 2 (3.64%) SCSM
6 2 (3.64%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (3.64%) HP SIM
6 2 (3.64%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.82%) Puppet
7 1 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.82%) Cisco LMS
7 1 (1.82%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 55 (100.00%) SolarWinds
2 38 (69.09%) Cisco
3 29 (52.73%) VMware
4 19 (34.55%) Microsoft
5 15 (27.27%) Red Hat
6 13 (23.64%) HP
6 13 (23.64%) Citrix
7 12 (21.82%) CheckPoint
8 10 (18.18%) F5
9 7 (12.73%) Veritas
9 7 (12.73%) IBM
9 7 (12.73%) Juniper
10 6 (10.91%) ComArch
11 3 (5.45%) Brocade
11 3 (5.45%) BMC
11 3 (5.45%) NetApp
11 3 (5.45%) Riverbed
12 2 (3.64%) Meraki
12 2 (3.64%) Veeam
12 2 (3.64%) Blue Coat