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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SolarWinds
Rank 476 493 513
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +20
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 163 164 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.28% 0.23%
As % of the Vendors category 0.68% 0.64% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 98 59
Median daily rate £400 £375 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +24.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £287 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £330 £323
% change year-on-year
+15.53% +2.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £41.25 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.06% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £31.95 £19.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £60.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-65.00% -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
24055 25705 25836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.12% 44.08% 45.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14703 15197 14415
Median daily rate £405 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 818 1098 1100
Median hourly rate £19.44 £18.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 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 -2 158 £406 +8.33% 40
London -2 68 £450 +5.88% 9
South East -10 26 £400 +18.51% 7
West Midlands -7 25 £475 +43.93% 2
City of London +40 12 £463 +8.82%
East of England +25 12 £358 +14.40% 3
Surrey +8 10 £400 +14.28%
Shropshire -14 10 £600 -
Telford -14 10 £600 -
East Midlands +7 9 £294 +3.07% 2
North West +13 8 £300 - 9
Hampshire +9 8 £430 +28.83% 1
Bedfordshire +9 8 £365 +16.80% 3
Bedford - 7 £280 - 2
Berkshire +15 5 £490 +8.88% 1
North East -19 5 £225 - 4
Staines - 5 £400 -
Cheshire +11 4 £288 -4.16% 1
Tyne and Wear - 4 £225 - 4
Scotland - 4 £300 -
Cambridgeshire +27 3 £340 -
Cambridge +24 3 £340 -
Reading +18 3 £450 -
Derbyshire +5 3 £268 -6.14%
Yorkshire -10 3 £78 -76.15% 1
Solihull - 3 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £225 - 4
Leicestershire - 3 £276 - 1
Buckinghamshire +10 2 £333 -
South West +3 2 - - 3

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 229 (68.77%) Cisco
2 183 (54.95%) Firewall
3 102 (30.63%) Juniper
4 97 (29.13%) Cisco Certification
4 97 (29.13%) Cisco Nexus
5 93 (27.93%) Wireless
6 92 (27.63%) CheckPoint
6 92 (27.63%) ITIL
7 90 (27.03%) F5
7 90 (27.03%) Data Centre
8 83 (24.92%) Cisco ASA
9 77 (23.12%) Microsoft
9 77 (23.12%) WAN
10 76 (22.82%) CCNP
11 74 (22.22%) Riverbed
12 71 (21.32%) Windows
13 70 (21.02%) Security Cleared
14 68 (20.42%) LAN
14 68 (20.42%) VMware
15 66 (19.82%) HP
16 65 (19.52%) Load Balancing
16 65 (19.52%) Network Monitoring
17 63 (18.92%) DNS
18 61 (18.32%) OSPF
18 61 (18.32%) BGP
19 60 (18.02%) Network Management
20 51 (15.32%) CCNA
21 50 (15.02%) DHCP
22 49 (14.71%) SAN
22 49 (14.71%) Palo Alto

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 26 (7.81%) MS Exchange
2 19 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (3.60%) Skype for Business
4 10 (3.00%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (2.70%) OpenStack
6 8 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (1.80%) IIS
8 5 (1.50%) Apache
9 4 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 42 (12.61%) MS Excel
2 17 (5.11%) MS Visio
3 16 (4.80%) MS Office
4 3 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.80%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.70%) Office 365
2 7 (2.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (0.90%) IaaS
3 3 (0.90%) OneDrive
4 2 (0.60%) PaaS
4 2 (0.60%) SaaS
5 1 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 183 (54.95%) Firewall
2 97 (29.13%) Cisco Nexus
3 93 (27.93%) Wireless
4 83 (24.92%) Cisco ASA
5 77 (23.12%) WAN
6 68 (20.42%) LAN
7 63 (18.92%) DNS
8 61 (18.32%) BGP
8 61 (18.32%) OSPF
9 50 (15.02%) DHCP
10 49 (14.71%) SAN
11 48 (14.41%) TCP/IP
12 45 (13.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 42 (12.61%) BIG-IP
14 38 (11.41%) Network Security
15 36 (10.81%) VPN
16 34 (10.21%) MPLS
17 33 (9.91%) VLAN
18 27 (8.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 27 (8.11%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.60%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.10%) EDRMS
2 7 (2.10%) IDOL
3 6 (1.80%) MySQL
4 5 (1.50%) Big Data
4 5 (1.50%) Hadoop
4 5 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.30%) GIS
6 1 (0.30%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (3.90%) JIRA
2 7 (2.10%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.30%) Hudson
5 1 (0.30%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.30%) Subversion
5 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 42 (12.61%) Finance
2 17 (5.11%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.30%) Banking
4 10 (3.00%) Retail
5 4 (1.20%) Law
5 4 (1.20%) Legal
6 3 (0.90%) Billing
6 3 (0.90%) Games
7 2 (0.60%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 129 (38.74%) Network Engineer
2 49 (14.71%) Senior Network Engineer
3 31 (9.31%) Cisco Engineer
3 31 (9.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 29 (8.71%) Analyst
5 24 (7.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 23 (6.91%) Administrator
7 22 (6.61%) Architect
7 22 (6.61%) Network Security Engineer
7 22 (6.61%) Security Engineer
8 18 (5.41%) Network Specialist
9 16 (4.80%) Monitoring Specialist
10 15 (4.50%) Consultant
10 15 (4.50%) Network Analyst
11 14 (4.20%) Systems Administrator
12 13 (3.90%) Senior Network Security Engineer
12 13 (3.90%) Senior Security Engineer
13 12 (3.60%) Monitoring Engineer
14 11 (3.30%) Network Monitoring Specialist
14 11 (3.30%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.61%) 802.1X
2 19 (5.71%) CSS
3 9 (2.70%) Middleware
4 5 (1.50%) LAMP
5 1 (0.30%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.30%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 90 (27.03%) Data Centre
2 26 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.11%) User Experience
4 16 (4.80%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.90%) Replication
6 12 (3.60%) CMDB
6 12 (3.60%) Visualisation
7 6 (1.80%) PKI
8 4 (1.20%) FlexPod
8 4 (1.20%) Statistics
8 4 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.90%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.90%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.60%) Clustering
10 2 (0.60%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.60%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.30%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.30%) CLARiiON
11 1 (0.30%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.30%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 71 (21.32%) Windows
2 42 (12.61%) Linux
3 35 (10.51%) Windows Server
4 27 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (7.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (4.50%) Unix
7 14 (4.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (3.30%) Solaris
10 5 (1.50%) CentOS
10 5 (1.50%) Ubuntu
11 4 (1.20%) VMS
11 4 (1.20%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.60%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.30%) Android
13 1 (0.30%) Mandriva Linux
13 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (27.63%) ITIL
2 65 (19.52%) Load Balancing
2 65 (19.52%) Network Monitoring
3 60 (18.02%) Network Management
4 41 (12.31%) Network Architecture
5 37 (11.11%) Change Control
6 34 (10.21%) Change Management
7 32 (9.61%) ITIL V3
8 28 (8.41%) Configuration Management
8 28 (8.41%) Service Management
9 23 (6.91%) Project Management
10 20 (6.01%) Network Design
11 19 (5.71%) Kalman Filter
11 19 (5.71%) Migration
12 17 (5.11%) Incident Management
13 16 (4.80%) Continuous Improvement
13 16 (4.80%) High Availability
13 16 (4.80%) Open Source
14 15 (4.50%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 22 (6.61%) Shell Script
2 19 (5.71%) SQL
3 17 (5.11%) PowerShell
4 16 (4.80%) Python
5 14 (4.20%) Perl
6 11 (3.30%) VB
7 10 (3.00%) PL/SQL
8 7 (2.10%) Tcl
9 6 (1.80%) C
10 5 (1.50%) PHP
10 5 (1.50%) Ruby
11 4 (1.20%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.90%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.60%) Java
13 2 (0.60%) VBScript
14 1 (0.30%) Korn
Qualifications
1 97 (29.13%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (22.82%) CCNP
3 70 (21.02%) Security Cleared
4 51 (15.32%) CCNA
5 41 (12.31%) SC Cleared
6 29 (8.71%) CCIE
7 20 (6.01%) Degree
8 18 (5.41%) DV Cleared
9 10 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (2.70%) MCSE
10 9 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (1.80%) MCITP
12 5 (1.50%) CCSE
12 5 (1.50%) JNCIP
12 5 (1.50%) MCDST
12 5 (1.50%) MCTS
13 4 (1.20%) CCDP
14 2 (0.60%) CCSA
14 2 (0.60%) CCSP
15 1 (0.30%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.71%) SLA
2 18 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (5.41%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.30%) QA
System Software
1 43 (12.91%) Active Directory
2 41 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (6.01%) Virtual Machines
4 15 (4.50%) iptables
4 15 (4.50%) VMware ESX
4 15 (4.50%) XenApp
5 14 (4.20%) vSphere
6 12 (3.60%) XenDesktop
7 10 (3.00%) DFS Replication
7 10 (3.00%) Postfix
7 10 (3.00%) Sendmail
8 8 (2.40%) VMware Server
9 7 (2.10%) UAG
10 5 (1.50%) Hyper-V
10 5 (1.50%) ISA Server
10 5 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.50%) Xen
11 4 (1.20%) Firmware
11 4 (1.20%) Forefront TMG
11 4 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 46 (13.81%) Nagios
2 41 (12.31%) SolarWinds Orion
3 35 (10.51%) OPNET
4 32 (9.61%) Cisco Prime
5 30 (9.01%) SCCM
6 21 (6.31%) Cacti
7 19 (5.71%) SCOM
8 17 (5.11%) Puppet
9 14 (4.20%) FortiGate
10 11 (3.30%) CA Spectrum
10 11 (3.30%) Cobbler
10 11 (3.30%) OSSEC
11 10 (3.00%) SmokePing
12 9 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
12 9 (2.70%) SCVMM
13 8 (2.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 6 (1.80%) AppManager
14 6 (1.80%) Cisco CUCM
15 5 (1.50%) Backup Exec
15 5 (1.50%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 229 (68.77%) Cisco
2 102 (30.63%) Juniper
3 92 (27.63%) CheckPoint
4 90 (27.03%) F5
5 77 (23.12%) Microsoft
6 74 (22.22%) Riverbed
7 68 (20.42%) VMware
8 66 (19.82%) HP
9 49 (14.71%) Palo Alto
10 40 (12.01%) Fortinet
11 36 (10.81%) EMC
12 34 (10.21%) TippingPoint
13 30 (9.01%) Aruba
14 29 (8.71%) BMC
15 27 (8.11%) Citrix
16 26 (7.81%) CA
16 26 (7.81%) Nokia
17 24 (7.21%) Blue Coat
18 21 (6.31%) Splunk
18 21 (6.31%) Tufin
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