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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds Orion
Rank 572 566 581
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +15
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds Orion 24 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.030% 0.026%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.56% 0.42% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 11
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£400 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £293 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £344 £313
% change year-on-year
+16.36% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 £27.50 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -7.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.80 £27.50 £28.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £27.50 £31.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+72.72% -7.56%

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
4292 3786 3769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.57% 7.18% 6.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2559 2234 1976
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 154 170
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.63 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +27.02%

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 17 September 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 17 September 2014.

SolarWinds Orion Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SolarWinds Orion
Top 30 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 17 September 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 -10 22 £400 +18.51% 2
London +20 13 £400 - 1
South East - 8 £450 -
Surrey - 5 - -
City of London - 3 £363 - 1
Kent - 1 £450 -
Suffolk - - - -
North West - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Reigate - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Watford - - - -
Cumbria - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Barrow-in-Furness - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Kenilworth - - - -

SolarWinds Orion
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 32 (86.49%) SolarWinds
2 20 (54.05%) Cisco
3 15 (40.54%) Firewall
4 14 (37.84%) WAN
5 13 (35.14%) CCNP
5 13 (35.14%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (35.14%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (32.43%) PowerShell
6 12 (32.43%) Cisco IOS
6 12 (32.43%) TCP/IP
7 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
7 11 (29.73%) Incident Management
7 11 (29.73%) Capacity Management
7 11 (29.73%) SCSM
8 10 (27.03%) F5
8 10 (27.03%) SCOM
9 9 (24.32%) Network Security
9 9 (24.32%) Windows
9 9 (24.32%) LAN
9 9 (24.32%) BMC PATROL
9 9 (24.32%) BMC
10 8 (21.62%) VoIP
10 8 (21.62%) VBScript
10 8 (21.62%) Load Balancing
10 8 (21.62%) WAN Optimisation
10 8 (21.62%) Riverbed
11 7 (18.92%) Cisco CUCM
11 7 (18.92%) NetScaler
11 7 (18.92%) Wireshark
11 7 (18.92%) Cisco IPT

SolarWinds Orion
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (2.70%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (40.54%) Firewall
2 14 (37.84%) WAN
3 13 (35.14%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (32.43%) Cisco IOS
4 12 (32.43%) TCP/IP
5 9 (24.32%) Network Security
5 9 (24.32%) LAN
6 8 (21.62%) VoIP
7 7 (18.92%) NetScaler
7 7 (18.92%) Wireshark
7 7 (18.92%) Cisco IPT
7 7 (18.92%) OSPF
7 7 (18.92%) BGP
8 5 (13.51%) SSL
8 5 (13.51%) VPN
8 5 (13.51%) IPsec
9 4 (10.81%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (10.81%) Wireless
9 4 (10.81%) ADSL
9 4 (10.81%) LDAP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Retail
2 1 (2.70%) Advertising
2 1 (2.70%) Back Office
2 1 (2.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Administrator
2 9 (24.32%) Network Administrator
3 8 (21.62%) Network Engineer
4 7 (18.92%) Network Manager
5 4 (10.81%) IT Administrator
5 4 (10.81%) Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (8.11%) Network Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Security Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Security Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Network Security Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Monitoring Specialist
7 2 (5.41%) Service Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Systems Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Support Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Systems Support Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Systems Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Mathematics
1 4 (10.81%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.70%) Firmware
2 1 (2.70%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (2.70%) SecurID
2 1 (2.70%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) Windows
2 4 (10.81%) UNIX
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) Incident Management
1 11 (29.73%) Capacity Management
2 8 (21.62%) Load Balancing
2 8 (21.62%) WAN Optimisation
3 5 (13.51%) ITIL
3 5 (13.51%) Network Management
4 4 (10.81%) Logistics
5 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
5 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (8.11%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.41%) Project Management
7 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.70%) Change Management
7 1 (2.70%) Migration
7 1 (2.70%) Supplier Management
7 1 (2.70%) Business Transformation
7 1 (2.70%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.70%) SIEM
7 1 (2.70%) Demand Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (32.43%) PowerShell
2 8 (21.62%) VBScript
3 7 (18.92%) VB
4 1 (2.70%) C
4 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) CCNP
1 13 (35.14%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (18.92%) CCVP
2 7 (18.92%) CCDP
3 5 (13.51%) Degree
4 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.70%) CCIE
5 1 (2.70%) CCNA
5 1 (2.70%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) vSphere
2 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (29.73%) SCSM
2 10 (27.03%) SCOM
3 9 (24.32%) BMC PATROL
4 7 (18.92%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (10.81%) FortiGate
5 4 (10.81%) SCOrch
5 4 (10.81%) OpenView
6 3 (8.11%) CiscoWorks
6 3 (8.11%) Nessus
6 3 (8.11%) Cacti
7 2 (5.41%) SCCM
8 1 (2.70%) WMI
8 1 (2.70%) SCVMM
8 1 (2.70%) HP SIM
8 1 (2.70%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 32 (86.49%) SolarWinds
2 20 (54.05%) Cisco
3 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
4 10 (27.03%) F5
5 9 (24.32%) BMC
6 8 (21.62%) Riverbed
7 7 (18.92%) Websense
8 6 (16.22%) Juniper
9 5 (13.51%) HP
9 5 (13.51%) Aruba
10 4 (10.81%) 3Com
11 3 (8.11%) Dell
12 2 (5.41%) VMware
13 1 (2.70%) Citrix
13 1 (2.70%) Avaya
13 1 (2.70%) Symantec
13 1 (2.70%) NetApp
13 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
13 1 (2.70%) Blue Coat
13 1 (2.70%) Fortinet
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