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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SolarWinds
UK
Rank 453 455 452
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 139 163 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.32% 0.28%
As % of the Vendors category 0.69% 0.74% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 91 98
Median daily rate £350 £375 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £468 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 5
Median hourly rate £55.00 £47.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +120.93%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £44.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +91.30%

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
20285 21980 23168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.35% 43.21% 45.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 12459 12911 13605
Median daily rate £420 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 762 875 1024
Median hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £17.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +29.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.65%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +33 134 £350 -6.66% 44
London +9 60 £400 - 16
South East +16 27 £350 +22.80% 12
South West +11 16 £370 +5.71% 1
North West +34 14 £325 +46.06% 3
Merseyside - 12 £325 -
City of London -3 10 £450 +9.09% 2
Southport - 10 £325 -
Hampshire +15 9 £400 -5.88% 2
Kent 0 8 £350 +45.83% 3
Berkshire +18 7 £269 - 2
Yorkshire +14 7 £350 +16.66% 3
Reading +11 7 £269 - 1
Wiltshire -6 7 - - 1
Bristol +4 6 £378 +2.37%
Birmingham +3 5 £460 -
West Midlands -3 5 £460 - 5
West Yorkshire +9 4 £375 +25.00% 2
East of England +6 4 £345 -13.75%
Salisbury - 4 - -
Surrey +15 3 £425 -22.72% 3
Scotland +11 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 3 £275 -
Southampton - 3 - -
Rickmansworth - 3 £275 -
South Yorkshire -2 2 £311 - 1
Bath - 2 £270 -
Warrington - 2 £275 -
Liverpool - 2 £345 -
Cheshire - 2 £275 -

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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.

1 142 (52.21%) Cisco
2 114 (41.91%) Firewall
3 84 (30.88%) Cisco Certification
4 69 (25.37%) LAN
5 65 (23.90%) Windows
6 64 (23.53%) WAN
6 64 (23.53%) Wireless
6 64 (23.53%) VMware
7 61 (22.43%) CheckPoint
8 59 (21.69%) Cisco Nexus
9 58 (21.32%) Cisco ASA
9 58 (21.32%) Microsoft
10 55 (20.22%) CCNA
11 50 (18.38%) CCNP
12 46 (16.91%) ITIL
12 46 (16.91%) Security Cleared
13 45 (16.54%) Data Centre
14 44 (16.18%) F5
14 44 (16.18%) Active Directory
15 39 (14.34%) Juniper
15 39 (14.34%) Network Monitoring
16 37 (13.60%) SC Cleared
16 37 (13.60%) Finance
17 33 (12.13%) HP
18 32 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
18 32 (11.76%) Network Management
18 32 (11.76%) Windows Server
19 31 (11.40%) Nagios
19 31 (11.40%) DNS
20 30 (11.03%) BGP

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 17 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 10 (3.68%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.68%) Skype for Business
3 8 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.10%) IIS
6 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.37%) Confluence
7 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.37%) SAS
7 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (4.41%) MS Office
2 11 (4.04%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.68%) Office 365
3 7 (2.57%) Akamai
3 7 (2.57%) IaaS
3 7 (2.57%) OneDrive
4 6 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (2.21%) Yammer
5 2 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.74%) GitHub
5 2 (0.74%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.74%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 114 (41.91%) Firewall
2 69 (25.37%) LAN
3 64 (23.53%) WAN
3 64 (23.53%) Wireless
4 59 (21.69%) Cisco Nexus
5 58 (21.32%) Cisco ASA
6 31 (11.40%) DNS
7 30 (11.03%) BGP
8 29 (10.66%) DHCP
9 28 (10.29%) VPN
10 26 (9.56%) OSPF
11 22 (8.09%) Network Security
12 20 (7.35%) Cisco IOS
12 20 (7.35%) TCP/IP
13 18 (6.62%) Cisco Wireless
13 18 (6.62%) Unified Communications
14 16 (5.88%) SAN
14 16 (5.88%) VoIP
15 15 (5.51%) BIG-IP
15 15 (5.51%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.74%) MySQL
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.37%) GIS
6 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.84%) JIRA
2 4 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.74%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.74%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.37%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.37%) MSI
4 1 (0.37%) Selenium
4 1 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 37 (13.60%) Finance
2 5 (1.84%) Back Office
2 5 (1.84%) Banking
2 5 (1.84%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.47%) Retail
4 1 (0.37%) Billing
4 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.37%) Law
4 1 (0.37%) Legal
4 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 86 (31.62%) Network Engineer
2 28 (10.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 26 (9.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 25 (9.19%) Senior Network Engineer
5 19 (6.99%) Analyst
6 18 (6.62%) Consultant
7 16 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
8 15 (5.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 15 (5.51%) Monitoring Specialist
9 12 (4.41%) Architect
10 11 (4.04%) Network Security Engineer
10 11 (4.04%) Security Engineer
10 11 (4.04%) Windows Engineer
10 11 (4.04%) Windows Systems Engineer
11 10 (3.68%) Administrator
11 10 (3.68%) Network Specialist
12 8 (2.94%) Network Analyst
13 6 (2.21%) Applications Support
13 6 (2.21%) Hardware Specialist
13 6 (2.21%) Storage Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.57%) Middleware
2 6 (2.21%) 802.1X
2 6 (2.21%) CSS
3 1 (0.37%) .NET
3 1 (0.37%) ELK Stack
3 1 (0.37%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 45 (16.54%) Data Centre
2 19 (6.99%) CMDB
3 15 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.41%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.31%) PKI
6 7 (2.57%) User Experience
7 5 (1.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (1.84%) Statistics
8 4 (1.47%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.74%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.74%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.74%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.74%) NHS
10 2 (0.74%) Replication
10 2 (0.74%) RSA SecurID
10 2 (0.74%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.37%) CLARiiON
11 1 (0.37%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 65 (23.90%) Windows
2 32 (11.76%) Windows Server
3 23 (8.46%) Linux
4 18 (6.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (6.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (5.51%) Unix
6 13 (4.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.47%) Solaris
8 3 (1.10%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.74%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.74%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.37%) Android
10 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.37%) Mandriva Linux
10 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (16.91%) ITIL
2 39 (14.34%) Network Monitoring
3 32 (11.76%) Network Management
4 28 (10.29%) Service Management
5 27 (9.93%) Load Balancing
6 26 (9.56%) Change Management
7 20 (7.35%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (6.62%) Migration
8 18 (6.62%) Performance Monitoring
8 18 (6.62%) Project Management
9 11 (4.04%) Security Hardening
10 10 (3.68%) SIEM
11 9 (3.31%) Capacity Management
11 9 (3.31%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (3.31%) Data Loss Prevention
11 9 (3.31%) Penetration Testing
11 9 (3.31%) Risk Management
11 9 (3.31%) Scrum
11 9 (3.31%) Security Management
11 9 (3.31%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (6.25%) SQL
2 12 (4.41%) C
3 11 (4.04%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.21%) Python
5 4 (1.47%) Java
5 4 (1.47%) VBScript
6 3 (1.10%) Perl
6 3 (1.10%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.74%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.74%) PHP
7 2 (0.74%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.74%) VB
7 2 (0.74%) VB6
8 1 (0.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 84 (30.88%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (20.22%) CCNA
3 50 (18.38%) CCNP
4 46 (16.91%) Security Cleared
5 37 (13.60%) SC Cleared
6 26 (9.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (7.72%) MCSE
8 18 (6.62%) CCIE
9 17 (6.25%) MCITP
10 11 (4.04%) MCP
10 11 (4.04%) MCSA
11 7 (2.57%) Degree
12 5 (1.84%) CCDP
12 5 (1.84%) DV Cleared
13 4 (1.47%) CCSA
14 2 (0.74%) CCSE
14 2 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.74%) JNCIA
14 2 (0.74%) MCDST
14 2 (0.74%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.78%) SLA
2 11 (4.04%) PCI DSS
3 7 (2.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.10%) Data Quality
System Software
1 44 (16.18%) Active Directory
2 32 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.31%) Hyper-V
3 9 (3.31%) ProxySG
4 5 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.47%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.47%) XenApp
5 4 (1.47%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (1.10%) Docker
6 3 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.74%) BIND 9
7 2 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.74%) VMware GSX
7 2 (0.74%) XenServer
8 1 (0.37%) Firmware
8 1 (0.37%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.37%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (11.40%) Nagios
2 24 (8.82%) SolarWinds Orion
3 20 (7.35%) SCOM
4 18 (6.62%) Cisco Prime
4 18 (6.62%) OPNET
5 11 (4.04%) Nessus
6 10 (3.68%) SCCM
7 9 (3.31%) Cisco UCCX
7 9 (3.31%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (2.94%) AppManager
8 8 (2.94%) Kibana
9 7 (2.57%) Backup Exec
9 7 (2.57%) Cacti
10 6 (2.21%) CA Spectrum
10 6 (2.21%) Cisco CUCM
10 6 (2.21%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (1.84%) FortiGate
11 5 (1.84%) Puppet
12 4 (1.47%) WSUS
13 3 (1.10%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 142 (52.21%) Cisco
2 64 (23.53%) VMware
3 61 (22.43%) CheckPoint
4 58 (21.32%) Microsoft
5 44 (16.18%) F5
6 39 (14.34%) Juniper
7 33 (12.13%) HP
8 30 (11.03%) Palo Alto
9 29 (10.66%) Riverbed
10 26 (9.56%) Citrix
11 23 (8.46%) Intel Security
12 22 (8.09%) Blue Coat
13 20 (7.35%) BMC
14 13 (4.78%) CA
14 13 (4.78%) Forcepoint
14 13 (4.78%) Fortinet
14 13 (4.78%) LANDesk
14 13 (4.78%) Splunk
15 12 (4.41%) Aruba
15 12 (4.41%) Symantec
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