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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SolarWinds Orion
Rank 606 593 572
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -21
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds Orion 13 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.016% 0.014%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.30% 0.19% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 7
Average daily rate £375 £525 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £301 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £625 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £303 £400
% change year-on-year
+23.96% -24.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £43.00 £59.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £59.00 -
% change year-on-year
-27.11% -

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
4367 4284 3710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.49% 8.46% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2768 2550 2096
Average daily rate £430 £425 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +10.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £366 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.48% +7.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 138 140
Average hourly rate £27.75 £18.70 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.39% -1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.55 £46.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.39% +2.38%

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
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 17 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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +5 13 £375 -28.57% 6
West Yorkshire 0 5 £350 +12.90% 1
Yorkshire -5 5 £350 +12.90% 1
Leeds -12 5 £350 +12.90%
South East +5 4 - -
Surrey -1 4 - -
London -8 2 - - 5
Redhill - 2 - -
Reigate - 2 - -
East Midlands -8 1 £350 +18.64%
East of England - 1 £400 -
Suffolk - 1 £400 -
Derby - 1 £350 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 £400 -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £350 -

SolarWinds Orion
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 36 (100.00%) SolarWinds
2 30 (83.33%) Cisco
3 25 (69.44%) Firewall
4 20 (55.56%) WAN
4 20 (55.56%) LAN
5 18 (50.00%) Data Centre
6 17 (47.22%) Windows
6 17 (47.22%) HP
6 17 (47.22%) OSPF
7 15 (41.67%) BGP
7 15 (41.67%) Cisco Nexus
8 14 (38.89%) Juniper
8 14 (38.89%) Microsoft
8 14 (38.89%) Wireless
9 13 (36.11%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (36.11%) VPN
10 12 (33.33%) IPsec
11 10 (27.78%) EIGRP
11 10 (27.78%) Linux
11 10 (27.78%) Palo Alto
12 9 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
12 9 (25.00%) F5
12 9 (25.00%) VoIP
12 9 (25.00%) CCNP
12 9 (25.00%) MPLS
12 9 (25.00%) VMware
12 9 (25.00%) VLAN
13 8 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (22.22%) Network Design
13 8 (22.22%) DNS

SolarWinds Orion
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 8 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 6 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.78%) Apache
5 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.78%) Lync
5 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 7 (19.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (69.44%) Firewall
2 20 (55.56%) LAN
2 20 (55.56%) WAN
3 17 (47.22%) OSPF
4 15 (41.67%) BGP
4 15 (41.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 14 (38.89%) Wireless
6 13 (36.11%) VPN
7 12 (33.33%) IPsec
8 10 (27.78%) EIGRP
9 9 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
9 9 (25.00%) MPLS
9 9 (25.00%) VLAN
9 9 (25.00%) VoIP
10 8 (22.22%) DNS
10 8 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (19.44%) DHCP
11 7 (19.44%) Fibre Channel
11 7 (19.44%) Spanning Tree
12 6 (16.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (5.56%) Informix
2 2 (5.56%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.56%) MySQL
2 2 (5.56%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.56%) RDBMS
2 2 (5.56%) Redis
2 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.56%) Hudson
1 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
1 2 (5.56%) JIRA
1 2 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 3 (8.33%) Games
1 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
1 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (58.33%) Network Engineer
2 7 (19.44%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Design Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Designer
4 4 (11.11%) Implementation Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Network Design Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Systems Designer
5 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Monitoring Specialist
5 3 (8.33%) Network Designer
6 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) Network Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Network Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Solutions Designer
6 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (5.56%) Middleware
1 2 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (2.78%) OLE
2 1 (2.78%) OLE DB
2 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (13.89%) Management Information System
4 4 (11.11%) Clustering
5 3 (8.33%) Life Science
5 3 (8.33%) PKI
6 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
6 2 (5.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (5.56%) Mathematics
7 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (47.22%) Windows
2 10 (27.78%) Linux
3 8 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 6 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (11.11%) Solaris
7 3 (8.33%) Unix
7 3 (8.33%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) ITIL
1 8 (22.22%) Network Design
1 8 (22.22%) WAN Optimisation
2 7 (19.44%) Data Management
2 7 (19.44%) Load Balancing
2 7 (19.44%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (11.11%) Change Control
3 4 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 4 (11.11%) Information Management
4 3 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (8.33%) High Availability
4 3 (8.33%) Network Management
4 3 (8.33%) Operations Management
5 2 (5.56%) Build Automation
5 2 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (5.56%) DDoS Mitigation
5 2 (5.56%) Dependency Management
5 2 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (5.56%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) Bash Shell
1 6 (16.67%) Perl
2 5 (13.89%) SQL
3 4 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 3 (8.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.78%) PHP
5 1 (2.78%) Python
5 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (36.11%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (25.00%) CCNP
3 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
5 3 (8.33%) CCIE
5 3 (8.33%) CCNA
5 3 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (5.56%) CCSP
6 2 (5.56%) CISSP
6 2 (5.56%) Degree
7 1 (2.78%) CCDP
7 1 (2.78%) MCSE
7 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.78%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (16.67%) VMware ESX
3 3 (8.33%) vSphere
4 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.56%) Terminal Services
4 2 (5.56%) vCloud
4 2 (5.56%) XenApp
4 2 (5.56%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.78%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Cacti
1 4 (11.11%) CiscoWorks
1 4 (11.11%) Graphite
1 4 (11.11%) Nagios
1 4 (11.11%) Opsview
2 2 (5.56%) NetBackup
2 2 (5.56%) SCCM
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (2.78%) Foglight
3 1 (2.78%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.78%) HP SIM
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (2.78%) Netcool
3 1 (2.78%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.78%) SCOM
3 1 (2.78%) SCOrch
3 1 (2.78%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 36 (100.00%) SolarWinds
2 30 (83.33%) Cisco
3 17 (47.22%) HP
4 14 (38.89%) Juniper
4 14 (38.89%) Microsoft
5 10 (27.78%) Palo Alto
6 9 (25.00%) F5
6 9 (25.00%) VMware
7 6 (16.67%) Meraki
7 6 (16.67%) Red Hat
7 6 (16.67%) Riverbed
8 4 (11.11%) Oracle
9 3 (8.33%) Barracuda Networks
9 3 (8.33%) Remedy
9 3 (8.33%) Splunk
10 2 (5.56%) CheckPoint
10 2 (5.56%) ComArch
10 2 (5.56%) Fortinet
10 2 (5.56%) Veritas
10 2 (5.56%) Websense