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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds Orion
Rank 576 567 525
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -42
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds Orion 19 15 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.029% 0.064%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.42% 0.40% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 19
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£425 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £211 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £396 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £275 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.81% -21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £59.00 - £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.00 - £38.75

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
4554 3718 3220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.25% 7.20% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2860 2242 1697
Average daily rate £415 £388 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.09% +3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 139 211
Average hourly rate £20.75 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.41% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £12.42 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £38.71 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.28 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-3.42% -6.66%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 2014.

SolarWinds Orion Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SolarWinds Orion
Top 24 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 19 December 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
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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 -26 19 £425 +30.76% 2
London +13 10 £450 +38.46% 1
South East - 4 £438 -
East Midlands - 2 £295 -
Nottingham - 2 £295 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £295 -
Surrey - 2 - -
Leeds -5 1 £310 -13.88%
Yorkshire -9 1 £310 -13.88%
West Yorkshire -10 1 £310 -13.88%
Wiltshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Corsham - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Wales - - - -

SolarWinds Orion
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 41 (97.62%) SolarWinds
2 27 (64.29%) Cisco
3 20 (47.62%) Firewall
4 18 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (40.48%) CCNP
6 15 (35.71%) WAN
7 14 (33.33%) Windows
7 14 (33.33%) OSPF
7 14 (33.33%) F5
8 13 (30.95%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (30.95%) BGP
8 13 (30.95%) TCP/IP
9 11 (26.19%) LAN
10 10 (23.81%) SCOM
11 9 (21.43%) Cisco IOS
11 9 (21.43%) CCVP
11 9 (21.43%) VoIP
11 9 (21.43%) MS Excel
11 9 (21.43%) Network Monitoring
12 8 (19.05%) PowerShell
12 8 (19.05%) Riverbed
12 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
12 8 (19.05%) CCDP
12 8 (19.05%) Wireshark
12 8 (19.05%) Load Balancing
13 7 (16.67%) Cisco IPT
13 7 (16.67%) Network Security
13 7 (16.67%) VMware
13 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (16.67%) Websense

SolarWinds Orion
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.76%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.76%) Apache
3 2 (4.76%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (21.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (47.62%) Firewall
2 15 (35.71%) WAN
3 14 (33.33%) OSPF
4 13 (30.95%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (30.95%) BGP
4 13 (30.95%) TCP/IP
5 11 (26.19%) LAN
6 9 (21.43%) Cisco IOS
6 9 (21.43%) VoIP
7 8 (19.05%) Wireshark
8 7 (16.67%) Cisco IPT
8 7 (16.67%) Network Security
8 7 (16.67%) VPN
8 7 (16.67%) NetScaler
9 5 (11.90%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (11.90%) IPsec
9 5 (11.90%) SSL
9 5 (11.90%) LDAP
9 5 (11.90%) ADSL
9 5 (11.90%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (4.76%) Introscope
General
1 4 (9.52%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Banking
2 2 (4.76%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Local Government
3 1 (2.38%) Advertising
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Administrator
2 10 (23.81%) Network Engineer
2 10 (23.81%) Network Administrator
3 7 (16.67%) Network Manager
4 6 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (9.52%) Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) IT Administrator
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Security Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Middleware Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Monitoring Specialist
7 2 (4.76%) Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Architect
7 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (4.76%) Network Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Firewall Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.38%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) XML
2 3 (7.14%) Web Services
3 2 (4.76%) REST
3 2 (4.76%) XSLT
3 2 (4.76%) SOAP
3 2 (4.76%) WSDL
3 2 (4.76%) OLE
3 2 (4.76%) OLE DB
3 2 (4.76%) Middleware
3 2 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Mathematics
1 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.76%) DataPower
3 1 (2.38%) SecurID
3 1 (2.38%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 14 (33.33%) Windows
2 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (11.90%) UNIX
4 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.76%) Linux
6 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) Network Monitoring
2 8 (19.05%) Load Balancing
3 7 (16.67%) ITIL
3 7 (16.67%) Capacity Management
3 7 (16.67%) WAN Optimisation
4 6 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 5 (11.90%) Network Management
6 4 (9.52%) Logistics
7 2 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (4.76%) SOA
7 2 (4.76%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.76%) Network Load Balancing
8 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.38%) Data Security
8 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.38%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (2.38%) SIEM
8 1 (2.38%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.05%) PowerShell
2 4 (9.52%) VBScript
2 4 (9.52%) VB
3 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (40.48%) CCNP
3 9 (21.43%) CCVP
4 8 (19.05%) CCDP
5 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (9.52%) MCSE
6 4 (9.52%) CCNA
7 3 (7.14%) Degree
7 3 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (4.76%) CCIE
8 2 (4.76%) CCSP
8 2 (4.76%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (4.76%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) vSphere
1 4 (9.52%) XenApp
1 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.14%) XenDesktop
2 3 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (4.76%) VMware ESX
3 2 (4.76%) Xen
4 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (23.81%) SCOM
2 7 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (16.67%) SCSM
3 5 (11.90%) SCOrch
3 5 (11.90%) FortiGate
4 4 (9.52%) HP SIM
4 4 (9.52%) BMC PATROL
4 4 (9.52%) Nessus
5 3 (7.14%) Foglight
5 3 (7.14%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (4.76%) CA Wily
6 2 (4.76%) Cisco LMS
7 1 (2.38%) SCCM
7 1 (2.38%) WMI
7 1 (2.38%) OpenView
7 1 (2.38%) Cacti
Vendors
1 41 (97.62%) SolarWinds
2 27 (64.29%) Cisco
3 14 (33.33%) F5
4 8 (19.05%) Riverbed
4 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
5 7 (16.67%) VMware
5 7 (16.67%) Websense
6 6 (14.29%) Juniper
6 6 (14.29%) CheckPoint
7 5 (11.90%) 3Com
7 5 (11.90%) HP
7 5 (11.90%) Aruba
8 4 (9.52%) Dell
8 4 (9.52%) BMC
8 4 (9.52%) Citrix
9 2 (4.76%) CA
10 1 (2.38%) Fortinet
10 1 (2.38%) LogRhythm
10 1 (2.38%) IPFX