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 5 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SolarWinds
Rank 479 396 500
Rank change year-on-year
-83 +104
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 175 256 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.46% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.71% 1.01% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 154 70
Median daily rate £389 £355 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.50% +0.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £253 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £456 £432
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 13
Median hourly rate £22.25 £37.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.05% +37.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.05 £26.35 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.45 £48.06 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £33.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-32.57% -26.66%

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
24648 25247 24438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.38% 45.25% 44.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 15158 14364 13802
Median daily rate £403 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 792 1121 1057
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.99 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 5 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 5 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 5 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 -118 146 £400 +14.28% 44
London -34 53 £450 +28.57% 15
South East -7 49 £388 +3.33% 16
Hampshire +27 27 £375 +56.25% 6
Scotland -10 14 £303 - 1
Basingstoke - 12 - - 2
City of London +31 9 £450 +10.76% 2
East of England -5 9 £325 +44.44%
West Midlands -20 9 £375 -1.31% 2
Yorkshire -23 9 £420 -1.17% 3
South Yorkshire -10 7 £425 +77.08%
South West -14 7 £404 +22.34% 2
Surrey -26 7 £250 -33.33% 4
Belfast - 7 - -
County Antrim - 7 - -
Northern Ireland - 7 - -
Cambridgeshire +17 6 £325 +44.44%
West Lothian +8 6 £313 -
Cambridge +5 6 £325 +44.44%
Bristol +4 6 £438 +21.52% 1
North West -16 6 £250 -50.00% 2
West Sussex - 6 £450 -
Livingston +9 5 £313 -
Doncaster +7 5 £438 +143.05%
Erskine - 5 £303 -
Renfrewshire - 5 £303 -
Worcestershire - 5 £378 - 1
Manchester -17 4 £325 -33.33% 1
Crawley - 4 £450 -
Buckinghamshire +11 3 £405 +80.00%

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 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.

1 236 (71.95%) Cisco
2 171 (52.13%) Firewall
3 100 (30.49%) Cisco Certification
4 97 (29.57%) ITIL
5 94 (28.66%) WAN
6 87 (26.52%) Windows
7 83 (25.30%) Security Cleared
8 82 (25.00%) Juniper
9 80 (24.39%) LAN
10 78 (23.78%) CheckPoint
11 77 (23.48%) Cisco Nexus
12 76 (23.17%) VMware
12 76 (23.17%) Data Centre
13 71 (21.65%) Wireless
14 67 (20.43%) CCNP
15 65 (19.82%) Microsoft
15 65 (19.82%) DNS
15 65 (19.82%) Cisco ASA
16 64 (19.51%) HP
17 60 (18.29%) SC Cleared
18 56 (17.07%) DHCP
19 55 (16.77%) Network Monitoring
20 51 (15.55%) Active Directory
21 50 (15.24%) BGP
21 50 (15.24%) VPN
21 50 (15.24%) Linux
22 48 (14.63%) MPLS
23 47 (14.33%) OSPF
24 46 (14.02%) EMC
24 46 (14.02%) Load Balancing

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 (7.93%) MS Exchange
2 16 (4.88%) SharePoint
3 13 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (2.74%) Skype for Business
6 8 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (1.83%) Confluence
7 6 (1.83%) IIS
8 4 (1.22%) Apache
9 2 (0.61%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.61%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 45 (13.72%) MS Excel
2 19 (5.79%) MS Office
3 16 (4.88%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.13%) IaaS
1 7 (2.13%) Office 365
1 7 (2.13%) PaaS
1 7 (2.13%) SaaS
2 3 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 171 (52.13%) Firewall
2 94 (28.66%) WAN
3 80 (24.39%) LAN
4 77 (23.48%) Cisco Nexus
5 71 (21.65%) Wireless
6 65 (19.82%) Cisco ASA
6 65 (19.82%) DNS
7 56 (17.07%) DHCP
8 50 (15.24%) BGP
8 50 (15.24%) VPN
9 48 (14.63%) MPLS
10 47 (14.33%) OSPF
11 44 (13.41%) TCP/IP
12 43 (13.11%) SAN
13 38 (11.59%) Network Security
14 29 (8.84%) Internet
15 24 (7.32%) IP Telephony
16 23 (7.01%) VLAN
17 20 (6.10%) SNMP
18 19 (5.79%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.27%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.13%) EDRMS
3 7 (2.13%) IDOL
4 4 (1.22%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.91%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.91%) MySQL
5 3 (0.91%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.61%) Informix
6 2 (0.61%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.61%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.61%) Redis
7 1 (0.30%) Big Data
7 1 (0.30%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (4.27%) JIRA
2 9 (2.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (1.22%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.22%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.91%) Hudson
4 3 (0.91%) Subversion
5 2 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.30%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 34 (10.37%) Finance
2 22 (6.71%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.83%) Billing
3 6 (1.83%) Retail
4 5 (1.52%) Banking
4 5 (1.52%) Games
5 4 (1.22%) Front Office
5 4 (1.22%) Legal
6 3 (0.91%) Law
7 2 (0.61%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.61%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.30%) Military
8 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 117 (35.67%) Network Engineer
2 38 (11.59%) Analyst
3 35 (10.67%) Senior Network Engineer
4 33 (10.06%) Architect
5 32 (9.76%) Cisco Engineer
6 30 (9.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 20 (6.10%) Network Analyst
8 18 (5.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 15 (4.57%) Network Architect
10 13 (3.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 12 (3.66%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 11 (3.35%) Designer
12 11 (3.35%) Network Support
12 11 (3.35%) Support Analyst
13 10 (3.05%) Network Specialist
14 9 (2.74%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
14 9 (2.74%) Administrator
14 9 (2.74%) IT Engineer
15 8 (2.44%) Network Security Engineer
15 8 (2.44%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.74%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.22%) Web Services
3 3 (0.91%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (0.91%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (0.61%) Middleware
4 2 (0.61%) WAP
5 1 (0.30%) .NET
5 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.30%) JDBC
5 1 (0.30%) LAMP
5 1 (0.30%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 76 (23.17%) Data Centre
2 32 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.88%) Computer Science
4 11 (3.35%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.05%) EMC VNX
5 10 (3.05%) Replication
5 10 (3.05%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (2.44%) PKI
7 5 (1.52%) Clustering
7 5 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (1.52%) Statistics
8 4 (1.22%) New Media
8 4 (1.22%) Wiki
9 3 (0.91%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (0.91%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.91%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.91%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.91%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 87 (26.52%) Windows
2 50 (15.24%) Linux
3 40 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (9.45%) Unix
6 27 (8.23%) Windows Server
7 23 (7.01%) Windows 7
8 19 (5.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (4.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (4.57%) Windows 8
10 7 (2.13%) Solaris
11 6 (1.83%) SUSE
12 3 (0.91%) CatOS
13 2 (0.61%) Android
13 2 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.61%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (29.57%) ITIL
2 55 (16.77%) Network Monitoring
3 46 (14.02%) Load Balancing
4 43 (13.11%) Network Management
5 33 (10.06%) Migration
6 21 (6.40%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (6.40%) Configuration Management
6 21 (6.40%) Network Architecture
7 19 (5.79%) ITIL V3
7 19 (5.79%) Network Design
8 18 (5.49%) Change Management
9 17 (5.18%) Kalman Filter
9 17 (5.18%) Project Management
10 14 (4.27%) Service Management
11 12 (3.66%) Change Control
12 11 (3.35%) WAN Optimisation
13 10 (3.05%) Incident Management
13 10 (3.05%) Time Management
13 10 (3.05%) Web Filtering
13 10 (3.05%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 27 (8.23%) SQL
2 24 (7.32%) Perl
3 16 (4.88%) Tcl
3 16 (4.88%) VB
4 15 (4.57%) Python
5 10 (3.05%) PowerShell
5 10 (3.05%) Shell Script
6 8 (2.44%) Bash Shell
7 7 (2.13%) C
8 6 (1.83%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.22%) Java
9 4 (1.22%) VBA
10 3 (0.91%) PHP
11 2 (0.61%) Ruby
12 1 (0.30%) Korn
12 1 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 100 (30.49%) Cisco Certification
2 83 (25.30%) Security Cleared
3 67 (20.43%) CCNP
4 60 (18.29%) SC Cleared
5 44 (13.41%) CCNA
6 25 (7.62%) Degree
7 19 (5.79%) CCIE
8 18 (5.49%) DV Cleared
9 13 (3.96%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (3.66%) MCSE
11 11 (3.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (2.74%) JNCIA
13 8 (2.44%) JNCIP
13 8 (2.44%) MCITP
14 6 (1.83%) CCDA
14 6 (1.83%) JNCIS
15 4 (1.22%) CCDP
15 4 (1.22%) CISSP
16 3 (0.91%) CCSE
16 3 (0.91%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.18%) SLA
2 7 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.52%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.30%) QA
System Software
1 51 (15.55%) Active Directory
2 36 (10.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (5.79%) vSphere
4 11 (3.35%) VMware ESX
5 10 (3.05%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (2.74%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 9 (2.74%) UAG
7 6 (1.83%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.83%) iptables
8 5 (1.52%) Firmware
8 5 (1.52%) Postfix
8 5 (1.52%) Sendmail
9 4 (1.22%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (1.22%) Squid
9 4 (1.22%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.91%) DFS Replication
10 3 (0.91%) vCloud
10 3 (0.91%) XenApp
11 2 (0.61%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 24 (7.32%) SolarWinds Orion
2 23 (7.01%) SCOM
3 22 (6.71%) CiscoWorks
4 21 (6.40%) Nagios
5 20 (6.10%) FortiGate
6 16 (4.88%) NetBackup
7 11 (3.35%) SCCM
8 10 (3.05%) Netcool
9 9 (2.74%) CA Spectrum
9 9 (2.74%) Cisco Prime
10 8 (2.44%) Puppet
10 8 (2.44%) Tivoli
11 7 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
11 7 (2.13%) OPNET
11 7 (2.13%) WhatsUp Gold
12 6 (1.83%) Cacti
12 6 (1.83%) Cisco CUCM
12 6 (1.83%) Cobbler
12 6 (1.83%) OSSEC
13 5 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 236 (71.95%) Cisco
2 82 (25.00%) Juniper
3 78 (23.78%) CheckPoint
4 76 (23.17%) VMware
5 65 (19.82%) Microsoft
6 64 (19.51%) HP
7 46 (14.02%) EMC
8 44 (13.41%) F5
9 35 (10.67%) Riverbed
10 33 (10.06%) Palo Alto
11 29 (8.84%) Oracle
12 24 (7.32%) CA
13 23 (7.01%) Intel Security
13 23 (7.01%) Red Hat
13 23 (7.01%) Splunk
14 21 (6.40%) Blue Coat
15 19 (5.79%) CommVault
16 18 (5.49%) Dell
17 17 (5.18%) Avaya
17 17 (5.18%) IBM
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