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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds Orion
Rank 589 579 543
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -36
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds Orion 24 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.025% 0.028%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.53% 0.31% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 8
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£373 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.87% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £348 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.26% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
4546 4148 3787
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.14% 7.84% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2802 2401 2115
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £514 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 127 170
Average hourly rate £20.75 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £10.50 £12.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £34.10 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%

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 3 July 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
Top 15 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 3 July 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 -18 24 £373 -3.55% 5
South East -9 10 £520 +46.47% 3
West Yorkshire - 9 £395 -
Yorkshire - 9 £395 -
Kent - 6 - -
London -12 4 £350 -30.00% 1
Leeds - 4 £395 -
Surrey -10 2 £520 +46.47% 1
Redhill - 2 £520 - 1
Sevenoaks - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £313 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £350 -
Haywards Heath - 1 £350 -
East of England - 1 £313 -

SolarWinds Orion
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 40 (100.00%) SolarWinds
2 26 (65.00%) Cisco
3 19 (47.50%) Firewall
4 17 (42.50%) VMware
4 17 (42.50%) Windows
5 15 (37.50%) vSphere
6 12 (30.00%) SAN
7 9 (22.50%) CheckPoint
7 9 (22.50%) Linux
7 9 (22.50%) MS Exchange
7 9 (22.50%) Active Directory
7 9 (22.50%) VPN
7 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (20.00%) Cacti
8 8 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (20.00%) Opsview
8 8 (20.00%) Graphite
8 8 (20.00%) Data Centre
8 8 (20.00%) WAN
8 8 (20.00%) Citrix
8 8 (20.00%) Nagios
8 8 (20.00%) Red Hat
8 8 (20.00%) Load Balancing
8 8 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (17.50%) JIRA
9 7 (17.50%) Migration

SolarWinds Orion
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 9 (22.50%) MS Exchange
2 8 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 8 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (17.50%) Node.js
3 7 (17.50%) Apache
3 7 (17.50%) Tomcat
4 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (47.50%) Firewall
2 12 (30.00%) SAN
3 9 (22.50%) VPN
4 8 (20.00%) WAN
5 7 (17.50%) MPLS
5 7 (17.50%) BGP
5 7 (17.50%) NAS
6 6 (15.00%) OSPF
6 6 (15.00%) LAN
6 6 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (12.50%) BIG-IP
8 4 (10.00%) DMZ
9 3 (7.50%) Internet
9 3 (7.50%) SSL
9 3 (7.50%) IP Telephony
10 2 (5.00%) Wireless
10 2 (5.00%) IPsec
10 2 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (5.00%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) MySQL
1 7 (17.50%) Informix
1 7 (17.50%) RDBMS
1 7 (17.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (17.50%) JIRA
1 7 (17.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.50%) GCC
General
1 2 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Banking
2 1 (2.50%) German Language
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (15.00%) UNIX Engineer
2 6 (15.00%) Senior UNIX Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Consultant
3 5 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (10.00%) OSS Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Administrator
5 3 (7.50%) Project Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Systems Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (17.50%) Enterprise Storage
2 7 (17.50%) IBM XIV
3 3 (7.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.50%) Clustering
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (42.50%) Windows
2 9 (22.50%) Linux
2 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (15.00%) UNIX
5 1 (2.50%) Solaris
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 7 (17.50%) Migration
2 7 (17.50%) Build Automation
2 7 (17.50%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (15.00%) ITIL
4 5 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 5 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (7.50%) CRM
6 3 (7.50%) DDoS Mitigation
7 2 (5.00%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.50%) Performance Management
8 1 (2.50%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (2.50%) BCP
8 1 (2.50%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.50%) Project Management
8 1 (2.50%) Data Security
8 1 (2.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) PHP
2 5 (12.50%) SQL
2 5 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.50%) R
3 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (15.00%) CCNP
2 4 (10.00%) MCSE
2 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (7.50%) CCNA
4 1 (2.50%) CCDP
4 1 (2.50%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (2.50%) CCSA
4 1 (2.50%) CCSE
4 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.50%) JNCIA
4 1 (2.50%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (37.50%) vSphere
2 9 (22.50%) Active Directory
3 7 (17.50%) XenApp
3 7 (17.50%) XenDesktop
4 3 (7.50%) DFS Replication
4 3 (7.50%) VMware ESX
5 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) Nagios
1 8 (20.00%) Cacti
1 8 (20.00%) Opsview
1 8 (20.00%) Graphite
2 7 (17.50%) Salt
2 7 (17.50%) NetBackup
3 5 (12.50%) SCOrch
3 5 (12.50%) SCSM
4 3 (7.50%) SCCM
4 3 (7.50%) SCOM
5 2 (5.00%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (2.50%) OpenView
6 1 (2.50%) Foglight
6 1 (2.50%) ZABBIX
6 1 (2.50%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco LMS
6 1 (2.50%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 40 (100.00%) SolarWinds
2 26 (65.00%) Cisco
3 17 (42.50%) VMware
4 9 (22.50%) CheckPoint
5 8 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 8 (20.00%) Citrix
6 7 (17.50%) IBM
6 7 (17.50%) Veritas
6 7 (17.50%) F5
7 5 (12.50%) BMC
8 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
8 4 (10.00%) HP
9 3 (7.50%) NetApp
9 3 (7.50%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (7.50%) Brocade
10 2 (5.00%) Blue Coat
10 2 (5.00%) Juniper
11 1 (2.50%) Dell
11 1 (2.50%) Sun
11 1 (2.50%) Websense