The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SolarWinds products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolarWinds over the 3 months to 24 May 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within SolarWinds.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SolarWinds
Rank 484 385 499
Rank change year-on-year
-99 +114
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 167 250 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.46% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.70% 1.03% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 165 75
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £254 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £353
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Median hourly rate £22.25 £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.37% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.05 £34.40 £34.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.45 £48.35 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-44.37% -11.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
23882 24271 23846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.60% 44.83% 44.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 14714 13999 13524
Median daily rate £405 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 793 1112 1055
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.14 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% +0.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.97 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.15 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £18.00 £17.56
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.53%

SolarWinds
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SolarWinds as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

SolarWinds Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SolarWinds
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SolarWinds within the UK.

SolarWinds Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SolarWinds
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the UK over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

SolarWinds Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SolarWinds
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds within the UK.

SolarWinds Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SolarWinds
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the UK over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

SolarWinds Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SolarWinds
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the UK over the 3 months to 24 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -94 140 £375 +7.14% 47
South East +8 51 £375 -9.09% 11
London -68 41 £450 +28.57% 16
Hampshire +26 24 £375 - 1
Scotland +3 14 £330 - 1
West Midlands -10 14 £375 +6.38% 7
East of England +2 12 £340 +51.11%
Basingstoke - 12 - -
Surrey -23 9 £275 -38.88% 5
Cambridgeshire +17 8 £333 +47.77%
Cambridge +9 8 £333 +47.77%
West Sussex - 8 £408 -
Worcestershire - 8 £375 -
South West -12 7 £360 +9.09% 3
Yorkshire -17 7 £425 +7.59% 3
Belfast - 7 - -
Erskine - 7 £303 -
County Antrim - 7 - -
Renfrewshire - 7 £303 -
Northern Ireland - 7 - -
City of London +23 6 £413 +11.11% 3
South Yorkshire -8 6 £431 +91.66% 1
Bristol -3 5 £360 - 3
East Midlands +16 4 £295 -19.72% 5
Oxfordshire +8 4 £340 +13.33% 1
Doncaster +8 4 £438 +143.05%
West Lothian +6 4 £350 -
Berkshire -7 4 £500 +21.21%
Crawley - 4 £450 -
Gatwick - 4 £350 -

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 240 (72.95%) Cisco
2 179 (54.41%) Firewall
3 102 (31.00%) ITIL
4 97 (29.48%) Cisco Certification
5 93 (28.27%) Security Cleared
6 90 (27.36%) Cisco Nexus
7 89 (27.05%) Data Centre
7 89 (27.05%) Windows
8 88 (26.75%) Juniper
9 87 (26.44%) WAN
10 86 (26.14%) CheckPoint
11 82 (24.92%) Wireless
12 71 (21.58%) LAN
13 69 (20.97%) Microsoft
13 69 (20.97%) Cisco ASA
14 67 (20.36%) VMware
15 66 (20.06%) HP
16 65 (19.76%) DNS
17 64 (19.45%) SC Cleared
18 63 (19.15%) CCNP
19 56 (17.02%) MPLS
20 55 (16.72%) BGP
21 54 (16.41%) DHCP
21 54 (16.41%) Load Balancing
21 54 (16.41%) Network Monitoring
22 53 (16.11%) VPN
23 52 (15.81%) OSPF
23 52 (15.81%) Network Management
23 52 (15.81%) F5
24 51 (15.50%) Active Directory

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (7.29%) MS Exchange
2 13 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (3.65%) SharePoint
4 10 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (2.43%) Skype for Business
6 7 (2.13%) IIS
7 5 (1.52%) Confluence
8 4 (1.22%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.91%) Apache
10 1 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 48 (14.59%) MS Excel
2 19 (5.78%) MS Office
3 18 (5.47%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.13%) IaaS
1 7 (2.13%) PaaS
1 7 (2.13%) SaaS
2 6 (1.82%) Office 365
3 2 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 179 (54.41%) Firewall
2 90 (27.36%) Cisco Nexus
3 87 (26.44%) WAN
4 82 (24.92%) Wireless
5 71 (21.58%) LAN
6 69 (20.97%) Cisco ASA
7 65 (19.76%) DNS
8 56 (17.02%) MPLS
9 55 (16.72%) BGP
10 54 (16.41%) DHCP
11 53 (16.11%) VPN
12 52 (15.81%) OSPF
13 42 (12.77%) SAN
14 41 (12.46%) TCP/IP
15 37 (11.25%) Network Security
16 28 (8.51%) IP Telephony
17 26 (7.90%) VLAN
18 25 (7.60%) Internet
18 25 (7.60%) SSL
19 24 (7.29%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.95%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.13%) EDRMS
3 7 (2.13%) IDOL
4 3 (0.91%) MySQL
4 3 (0.91%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.61%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.61%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.30%) Big Data
6 1 (0.30%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.30%) Informix
6 1 (0.30%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.30%) Redis
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (4.26%) JIRA
2 8 (2.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (1.22%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.91%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.61%) Hudson
5 2 (0.61%) Subversion
6 1 (0.30%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 33 (10.03%) Finance
2 25 (7.60%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.74%) Retail
4 6 (1.82%) Banking
4 6 (1.82%) Billing
5 4 (1.22%) Front Office
5 4 (1.22%) Games
6 3 (0.91%) Legal
7 2 (0.61%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.61%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.61%) Law
8 1 (0.30%) Military
8 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 124 (37.69%) Network Engineer
2 42 (12.77%) Analyst
3 39 (11.85%) Senior Network Engineer
4 30 (9.12%) Architect
5 28 (8.51%) Cisco Engineer
6 27 (8.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 23 (6.99%) Network Analyst
8 18 (5.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (4.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 14 (4.26%) Network Architect
9 14 (4.26%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 11 (3.34%) Administrator
10 11 (3.34%) Designer
10 11 (3.34%) Network Security Engineer
10 11 (3.34%) Network Support
10 11 (3.34%) Security Engineer
10 11 (3.34%) Support Analyst
11 9 (2.74%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
11 9 (2.74%) Network Specialist
11 9 (2.74%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.65%) 802.1X
2 3 (0.91%) Web Services
3 2 (0.61%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (0.61%) Middleware
3 2 (0.61%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (0.61%) WAP
4 1 (0.30%) .NET
4 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.30%) CSS
4 1 (0.30%) JDBC
4 1 (0.30%) LAMP
4 1 (0.30%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 89 (27.05%) Data Centre
2 35 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.86%) Computer Science
3 16 (4.86%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.34%) Replication
5 10 (3.04%) EMC VNX
5 10 (3.04%) PKI
6 8 (2.43%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (1.22%) New Media
7 4 (1.22%) Wiki
8 3 (0.91%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.91%) Clustering
8 3 (0.91%) Fat Client
8 3 (0.91%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.91%) Public Cloud
8 3 (0.91%) Statistics
8 3 (0.91%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.61%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 89 (27.05%) Windows
2 40 (12.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (11.85%) Linux
4 32 (9.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (8.51%) Windows Server
6 24 (7.29%) Unix
7 23 (6.99%) Windows 7
8 17 (5.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (4.86%) Windows 8
9 16 (4.86%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (2.43%) Solaris
11 3 (0.91%) CatOS
11 3 (0.91%) SUSE
12 2 (0.61%) Android
12 2 (0.61%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.30%) CentOS
13 1 (0.30%) HPUX
13 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (31.00%) ITIL
2 54 (16.41%) Load Balancing
2 54 (16.41%) Network Monitoring
3 52 (15.81%) Network Management
4 32 (9.73%) Migration
5 22 (6.69%) Configuration Management
6 21 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (6.38%) ITIL V3
6 21 (6.38%) Network Design
7 20 (6.08%) Change Control
7 20 (6.08%) Network Architecture
8 18 (5.47%) Change Management
8 18 (5.47%) Kalman Filter
9 17 (5.17%) Project Management
10 12 (3.65%) Incident Management
10 12 (3.65%) Service Management
11 11 (3.34%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (3.34%) Information Management
11 11 (3.34%) WAN Optimisation
11 11 (3.34%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 25 (7.60%) SQL
2 22 (6.69%) Perl
3 16 (4.86%) Tcl
3 16 (4.86%) VB
4 15 (4.56%) Python
5 12 (3.65%) Shell Script
6 11 (3.34%) PowerShell
7 8 (2.43%) PL/SQL
8 7 (2.13%) C
9 6 (1.82%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.22%) Java
10 4 (1.22%) VBA
11 2 (0.61%) PHP
11 2 (0.61%) Ruby
12 1 (0.30%) Korn
12 1 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 97 (29.48%) Cisco Certification
2 93 (28.27%) Security Cleared
3 64 (19.45%) SC Cleared
4 63 (19.15%) CCNP
5 42 (12.77%) CCNA
6 25 (7.60%) Degree
7 22 (6.69%) DV Cleared
8 21 (6.38%) CCIE
9 13 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (3.65%) MCSE
11 11 (3.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (2.43%) MCITP
13 6 (1.82%) JNCIA
13 6 (1.82%) JNCIP
14 4 (1.22%) CISSP
15 3 (0.91%) CCDA
15 3 (0.91%) CCDP
15 3 (0.91%) CCSE
15 3 (0.91%) CCSP
15 3 (0.91%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.69%) SLA
2 9 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.52%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.30%) QA
System Software
1 51 (15.50%) Active Directory
2 30 (9.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (6.38%) vSphere
4 10 (3.04%) VMware ESX
5 9 (2.74%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 9 (2.74%) UAG
6 8 (2.43%) iptables
6 8 (2.43%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (2.13%) Postfix
7 7 (2.13%) Sendmail
8 6 (1.82%) Hyper-V
9 4 (1.22%) Firmware
9 4 (1.22%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (1.22%) Squid
9 4 (1.22%) XenApp
10 3 (0.91%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.91%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.61%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.61%) vCloud
11 2 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 38 (11.55%) Cisco Prime
2 27 (8.21%) SolarWinds Orion
3 25 (7.60%) Nagios
3 25 (7.60%) SCOM
4 19 (5.78%) FortiGate
5 15 (4.56%) NetBackup
6 14 (4.26%) SCCM
7 11 (3.34%) CA Spectrum
8 10 (3.04%) Puppet
9 9 (2.74%) OPNET
10 8 (2.43%) Cobbler
10 8 (2.43%) Netcool
10 8 (2.43%) OSSEC
10 8 (2.43%) Tivoli
11 7 (2.13%) Cacti
11 7 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
13 5 (1.52%) Backup Exec
13 5 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
13 5 (1.52%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 240 (72.95%) Cisco
2 88 (26.75%) Juniper
3 86 (26.14%) CheckPoint
4 69 (20.97%) Microsoft
5 67 (20.36%) VMware
6 66 (20.06%) HP
7 52 (15.81%) F5
8 48 (14.59%) EMC
9 36 (10.94%) Riverbed
10 33 (10.03%) Palo Alto
11 27 (8.21%) CA
12 25 (7.60%) Intel Security
13 22 (6.69%) Splunk
14 21 (6.38%) Blue Coat
14 21 (6.38%) Red Hat
15 20 (6.08%) IBM
16 19 (5.78%) CommVault
16 19 (5.78%) Oracle
17 18 (5.47%) Fortinet
17 18 (5.47%) TippingPoint
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