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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SolarWinds
Rank 470 487 477
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -10
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 144 162 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.29% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 0.64% 0.69% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 91 111
Median daily rate £355 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £285 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £347 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.94% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 8
Median hourly rate £55.00 £34.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.42% -8.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £14.50 £59.00
% change year-on-year
+151.72% -75.42%

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
22568 23575 25234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.53% 42.87% 44.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13786 13840 14923
Median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 870 966 1216
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.80 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +17 136 £365 -8.75% 33
London -6 60 £458 +14.37% 10
South East +17 25 £358 +5.92% 6
North West +4 14 £325 -23.52% 4
West Midlands -7 13 £425 +9.67% 3
Birmingham +7 12 £425 -
Merseyside - 12 £325 -
South West +4 10 £378 +4.49% 3
Southport - 10 £325 -
Hampshire +25 9 £375 +23.96% 2
City of London -14 9 £525 +23.52% 1
Kent +7 7 £350 +45.83% 1
Bristol +8 6 £378 +2.37% 2
Scotland -8 6 £325 -18.75%
Berkshire - 6 £150 -
Reading - 5 £144 -
East Midlands - 5 £313 - 1
Yorkshire +20 4 £273 -9.16% 3
East of England +2 4 £238 -40.62% 3
Southampton +5 3 - -
Wiltshire -5 3 - - 1
Northampton - 3 £325 - 1
Northamptonshire - 3 £325 - 1
West Yorkshire +16 2 - - 1
Cheshire +16 2 £275 -
West Sussex +9 2 £374 +10.74%
Ipswich 0 2 £236 -40.93%
Suffolk -1 2 £236 -40.93%
Aberdeen - 2 - -
Gatwick - 2 £374 -

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 181 (58.39%) Cisco
2 141 (45.48%) Firewall
3 94 (30.32%) Cisco Certification
4 85 (27.42%) Cisco Nexus
5 83 (26.77%) Wireless
6 82 (26.45%) CheckPoint
7 81 (26.13%) VMware
7 81 (26.13%) Cisco ASA
8 75 (24.19%) LAN
8 75 (24.19%) Windows
9 74 (23.87%) WAN
10 68 (21.94%) Microsoft
11 67 (21.61%) ITIL
12 66 (21.29%) F5
13 63 (20.32%) Juniper
14 61 (19.68%) Riverbed
15 60 (19.35%) CCNP
16 59 (19.03%) CCNA
17 58 (18.71%) Active Directory
17 58 (18.71%) Data Centre
18 53 (17.10%) DNS
19 52 (16.77%) Security Cleared
20 49 (15.81%) Palo Alto
21 47 (15.16%) Network Monitoring
21 47 (15.16%) Finance
22 46 (14.84%) DHCP
22 46 (14.84%) VMware Infrastructure
23 45 (14.52%) HP
24 44 (14.19%) SC Cleared
25 42 (13.55%) 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 29 (9.35%) MS Exchange
2 16 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (4.84%) SharePoint
4 13 (4.19%) Skype for Business
5 11 (3.55%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.61%) IIS
8 4 (1.29%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.65%) Apache
10 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.32%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (5.81%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.84%) MS Office
3 7 (2.26%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (4.84%) Office 365
3 9 (2.90%) OneDrive
4 7 (2.26%) IaaS
5 6 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.94%) Yammer
6 4 (1.29%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.65%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 141 (45.48%) Firewall
2 85 (27.42%) Cisco Nexus
3 83 (26.77%) Wireless
4 81 (26.13%) Cisco ASA
5 75 (24.19%) LAN
6 74 (23.87%) WAN
7 53 (17.10%) DNS
8 46 (14.84%) DHCP
9 42 (13.55%) BGP
10 40 (12.90%) OSPF
11 39 (12.58%) BIG-IP
12 38 (12.26%) TCP/IP
13 34 (10.97%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 32 (10.32%) SAN
14 32 (10.32%) VPN
15 30 (9.68%) Network Security
16 25 (8.06%) Wireshark
17 23 (7.42%) VoIP
18 22 (7.10%) VLAN
19 21 (6.77%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.84%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (1.29%) Big Data
3 4 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.29%) Hadoop
3 4 (1.29%) MySQL
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.32%) GIS
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.26%) JIRA
2 4 (1.29%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.65%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.65%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.32%) MSI
General
1 47 (15.16%) Finance
2 8 (2.58%) Retail
3 6 (1.94%) Banking
3 6 (1.94%) Telecoms
4 3 (0.97%) Law
5 2 (0.65%) Legal
5 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.32%) Back Office
6 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 102 (32.90%) Network Engineer
2 39 (12.58%) Senior Network Engineer
3 29 (9.35%) Cisco Engineer
4 27 (8.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 27 (8.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 22 (7.10%) Analyst
5 22 (7.10%) Consultant
6 20 (6.45%) Network Security Engineer
6 20 (6.45%) Security Engineer
7 19 (6.13%) Monitoring Specialist
8 15 (4.84%) Administrator
9 13 (4.19%) Architect
9 13 (4.19%) Network Specialist
10 11 (3.55%) Network Analyst
10 11 (3.55%) Systems Engineer
10 11 (3.55%) Windows Engineer
11 8 (2.58%) Network Monitoring Specialist
11 8 (2.58%) Server Engineer
12 7 (2.26%) Network Consultant
12 7 (2.26%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.19%) CSS
2 10 (3.23%) 802.1X
3 9 (2.90%) Middleware
4 2 (0.65%) LAMP
5 1 (0.32%) .NET
5 1 (0.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 58 (18.71%) Data Centre
2 25 (8.06%) CMDB
3 18 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.52%) Management Information System
5 13 (4.19%) Replication
5 13 (4.19%) User Experience
6 10 (3.23%) PKI
7 9 (2.90%) Visualisation
8 5 (1.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (1.29%) FlexPod
9 4 (1.29%) Statistics
9 4 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.97%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.97%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.97%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.97%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.65%) RSA SecurID
11 2 (0.65%) Streaming Video
12 1 (0.32%) CLARiiON
12 1 (0.32%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 75 (24.19%) Windows
2 38 (12.26%) Windows Server
3 26 (8.39%) Linux
3 26 (8.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (8.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (5.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (2.58%) Unix
7 4 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.29%) Solaris
8 3 (0.97%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.97%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.97%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.65%) CentOS
9 2 (0.65%) VMS
9 2 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.32%) Mandriva Linux
10 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (21.61%) ITIL
2 47 (15.16%) Network Monitoring
3 39 (12.58%) Network Management
4 38 (12.26%) Load Balancing
5 37 (11.94%) Change Management
6 35 (11.29%) Service Management
7 30 (9.68%) Project Management
8 24 (7.74%) Network Architecture
9 23 (7.42%) Performance Monitoring
10 22 (7.10%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (5.48%) Change Control
12 16 (5.16%) Migration
13 15 (4.84%) ITIL V3
14 13 (4.19%) High Availability
15 12 (3.87%) Configuration Management
15 12 (3.87%) Continuous Improvement
15 12 (3.87%) Kalman Filter
15 12 (3.87%) Network Design
15 12 (3.87%) Patch Management
15 12 (3.87%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.13%) SQL
2 14 (4.52%) PowerShell
3 11 (3.55%) C
4 10 (3.23%) Shell Script
5 8 (2.58%) Python
6 5 (1.61%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.29%) Perl
7 4 (1.29%) PHP
7 4 (1.29%) Ruby
7 4 (1.29%) VBScript
8 2 (0.65%) Java
8 2 (0.65%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.65%) VB
8 2 (0.65%) VB6
Qualifications
1 94 (30.32%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (19.35%) CCNP
3 59 (19.03%) CCNA
4 52 (16.77%) Security Cleared
5 44 (14.19%) SC Cleared
6 25 (8.06%) CCIE
6 25 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (6.45%) MCSE
8 17 (5.48%) Degree
9 16 (5.16%) MCITP
10 8 (2.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (2.26%) MCP
11 7 (2.26%) MCSA
12 6 (1.94%) CCDP
12 6 (1.94%) CCSA
13 5 (1.61%) MCDST
13 5 (1.61%) MCTS
14 4 (1.29%) CCSE
15 2 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.65%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.45%) PCI DSS
2 18 (5.81%) SLA
3 17 (5.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 58 (18.71%) Active Directory
2 46 (14.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.16%) XenApp
4 13 (4.19%) XenDesktop
5 11 (3.55%) VMware ESX
6 9 (2.90%) Hyper-V
6 9 (2.90%) ProxySG
7 8 (2.58%) DFS Replication
7 8 (2.58%) VMware Server
7 8 (2.58%) vSphere
8 6 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (1.94%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (1.61%) iptables
9 5 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.61%) Xen
10 4 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.97%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.97%) Postfix
11 3 (0.97%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 38 (12.26%) Nagios
2 33 (10.65%) SolarWinds Orion
3 31 (10.00%) OPNET
4 27 (8.71%) SCOM
5 25 (8.06%) SCCM
6 19 (6.13%) Cisco Prime
7 15 (4.84%) Cacti
8 11 (3.55%) Cisco UCCX
9 10 (3.23%) Backup Exec
9 10 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
10 8 (2.58%) AppManager
10 8 (2.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 8 (2.58%) Puppet
10 8 (2.58%) SCVMM
11 7 (2.26%) Kibana
11 7 (2.26%) Nessus
12 6 (1.94%) CA Spectrum
12 6 (1.94%) Cisco CUCM
12 6 (1.94%) FortiGate
12 6 (1.94%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 181 (58.39%) Cisco
2 82 (26.45%) CheckPoint
3 81 (26.13%) VMware
4 68 (21.94%) Microsoft
5 66 (21.29%) F5
6 63 (20.32%) Juniper
7 61 (19.68%) Riverbed
8 49 (15.81%) Palo Alto
9 45 (14.52%) HP
10 37 (11.94%) Citrix
11 33 (10.65%) Blue Coat
12 30 (9.68%) BMC
13 28 (9.03%) Intel Security
14 25 (8.06%) NetApp
15 24 (7.74%) Aruba
16 21 (6.77%) Fortinet
17 19 (6.13%) TippingPoint
17 19 (6.13%) Tufin
18 17 (5.48%) Alcatel-Lucent
19 16 (5.16%) FireEye
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