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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SolarWinds
UK
Rank 440 467 471
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +4
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 162 163 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.31% 0.30%
As % of the Vendors category 0.81% 0.72% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 101 91
Median daily rate £364 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £241 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £480 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
- -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 6
Median hourly rate £38.50 £50.00 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.00% +115.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £38.90 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £65.00 £50.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £44.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +89.24%

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
19927 22517 23888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.51% 43.30% 45.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 12360 13480 13683
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 738 840 973
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +17.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +44 161 £365 -2.66% 40
London +15 69 £380 -5.00% 18
South East +7 26 £425 +6.25% 7
South West +6 25 £370 +5.71% 1
North West +32 16 £325 +44.44% 2
Merseyside +11 12 £325 +62.50%
Bristol +5 11 £378 +0.66% 1
City of London +13 10 £425 +7.93% 3
Southport - 10 £325 -
Yorkshire +26 9 £338 -14.28%
Wiltshire 0 9 £338 +3.84%
West Midlands - 7 £375 - 6
Surrey +5 6 £425 -22.72%
East of England +5 6 £255 -32.00% 6
Hampshire -11 6 £463 +8.94% 4
West Yorkshire +17 5 £356 -10.93%
Kent +9 5 £350 -
Oxfordshire -1 4 £488 +105.26%
Birmingham - 4 £375 - 4
Salisbury - 4 - -
Reading +15 3 £406 - 1
Berkshire +9 3 £406 - 1
East Midlands +8 3 £313 +4.16%
Oxford +1 3 £500 +110.52%
Rickmansworth - 3 £275 -
Croydon - 3 £450 -
Guildford - 3 £425 -
Ipswich - 3 £255 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £275 - 2
Suffolk - 3 £255 -

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 155 (52.19%) Cisco
2 111 (37.37%) Firewall
3 98 (33.00%) Cisco Certification
4 83 (27.95%) LAN
5 79 (26.60%) VMware
6 78 (26.26%) Wireless
7 77 (25.93%) Windows
8 75 (25.25%) Cisco ASA
9 74 (24.92%) WAN
10 71 (23.91%) CheckPoint
11 68 (22.90%) Cisco Nexus
12 67 (22.56%) Microsoft
13 64 (21.55%) Security Cleared
14 58 (19.53%) CCNP
14 58 (19.53%) ITIL
15 56 (18.86%) Data Centre
16 55 (18.52%) Active Directory
17 54 (18.18%) CCNA
18 51 (17.17%) SC Cleared
19 49 (16.50%) F5
20 47 (15.82%) Network Management
21 45 (15.15%) HP
22 43 (14.48%) Linux
23 42 (14.14%) VMware Infrastructure
24 41 (13.80%) Palo Alto
25 39 (13.13%) Windows Server
26 38 (12.79%) BGP
27 35 (11.78%) Microsoft Certification
27 35 (11.78%) VPN
27 35 (11.78%) DNS

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 16 (5.39%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (3.03%) Skype for Business
4 8 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (2.69%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.35%) Apache
5 4 (1.35%) Confluence
5 4 (1.35%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.01%) ArcGIS
6 3 (1.01%) GlassFish
6 3 (1.01%) IIS
6 3 (1.01%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.34%) JBoss
8 1 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 11 (3.70%) MS Office
2 5 (1.68%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.04%) Office 365
3 10 (3.37%) IaaS
4 7 (2.36%) Akamai
5 6 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (2.02%) OneDrive
5 6 (2.02%) Yammer
6 5 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (1.68%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.67%) GitHub
7 2 (0.67%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.34%) PaaS
8 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 111 (37.37%) Firewall
2 83 (27.95%) LAN
3 78 (26.26%) Wireless
4 75 (25.25%) Cisco ASA
5 74 (24.92%) WAN
6 68 (22.90%) Cisco Nexus
7 38 (12.79%) BGP
8 35 (11.78%) DNS
8 35 (11.78%) VPN
9 33 (11.11%) OSPF
10 32 (10.77%) MPLS
11 30 (10.10%) Unified Communications
12 29 (9.76%) TCP/IP
13 27 (9.09%) DHCP
14 26 (8.75%) Cisco IOS
15 19 (6.40%) Network Security
16 18 (6.06%) SAN
17 15 (5.05%) IP Telephony
18 14 (4.71%) VLAN
18 14 (4.71%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.08%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.35%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.01%) MySQL
6 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.34%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (2.02%) JIRA
2 4 (1.35%) Bitbucket
2 4 (1.35%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.67%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.34%) MSI
4 1 (0.34%) Selenium
General
1 34 (11.45%) Finance
2 6 (2.02%) Back Office
2 6 (2.02%) Law
3 5 (1.68%) Retail
4 3 (1.01%) Legal
4 3 (1.01%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.01%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.67%) Banking
5 2 (0.67%) Billing
5 2 (0.67%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.34%) Electronics
6 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.34%) Marketing
6 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 87 (29.29%) Network Engineer
2 29 (9.76%) Cisco Engineer
3 27 (9.09%) Analyst
4 24 (8.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 23 (7.74%) Senior Network Engineer
5 23 (7.74%) Systems Engineer
6 22 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 19 (6.40%) Consultant
8 17 (5.72%) Network Analyst
9 16 (5.39%) Architect
10 15 (5.05%) Windows Engineer
11 14 (4.71%) Windows Systems Engineer
12 13 (4.38%) Linux Engineer
13 11 (3.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 11 (3.70%) Network Security Engineer
13 11 (3.70%) Security Engineer
14 10 (3.37%) Cisco Analyst
14 10 (3.37%) Cisco Network Analyst
14 10 (3.37%) Unix Engineer
14 10 (3.37%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.05%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.35%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (1.35%) Middleware
2 4 (1.35%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.34%) .NET
3 1 (0.34%) CSS
3 1 (0.34%) WAP
3 1 (0.34%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 56 (18.86%) Data Centre
2 25 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (6.06%) CMDB
4 11 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.37%) PKI
6 9 (3.03%) Clustering
7 7 (2.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.01%) PMI
8 3 (1.01%) User Experience
9 2 (0.67%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.67%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.67%) Life Science
9 2 (0.67%) NHS
9 2 (0.67%) RSA SecurID
9 2 (0.67%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.34%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.34%) Replication
10 1 (0.34%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 77 (25.93%) Windows
2 43 (14.48%) Linux
3 39 (13.13%) Windows Server
4 27 (9.09%) Unix
5 23 (7.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (4.38%) Solaris
8 9 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (2.02%) CentOS
11 4 (1.35%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.67%) Android
12 2 (0.67%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (19.53%) ITIL
2 47 (15.82%) Network Management
3 33 (11.11%) Service Management
4 27 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
5 26 (8.75%) Migration
6 25 (8.42%) Change Management
7 23 (7.74%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (6.73%) Load Balancing
9 16 (5.39%) Project Management
10 14 (4.71%) ITIL V3
11 13 (4.38%) Performance Monitoring
12 12 (4.04%) Configuration Management
12 12 (4.04%) High Availability
13 11 (3.70%) Security Hardening
14 10 (3.37%) SIEM
15 9 (3.03%) ITSM
15 9 (3.03%) Penetration Testing
15 9 (3.03%) Scrum
15 9 (3.03%) Security Management
15 9 (3.03%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.40%) PowerShell
2 18 (6.06%) SQL
3 16 (5.39%) Python
4 12 (4.04%) C
5 8 (2.69%) Java
6 7 (2.36%) Perl
7 6 (2.02%) C#
8 5 (1.68%) PHP
8 5 (1.68%) VBScript
9 4 (1.35%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.35%) Ruby
10 2 (0.67%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.67%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.67%) VB
10 2 (0.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 98 (33.00%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (21.55%) Security Cleared
3 58 (19.53%) CCNP
4 54 (18.18%) CCNA
5 51 (17.17%) SC Cleared
6 35 (11.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 25 (8.42%) MCSE
8 18 (6.06%) CCIE
8 18 (6.06%) MCITP
8 18 (6.06%) MCP
9 12 (4.04%) MCSA
10 8 (2.69%) Degree
11 7 (2.36%) DV Cleared
11 7 (2.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (1.35%) CCSA
12 4 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.01%) CCDP
13 3 (1.01%) PMI Certification
13 3 (1.01%) PMP
14 2 (0.67%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.72%) SLA
2 12 (4.04%) Data Quality
3 11 (3.70%) PCI DSS
4 8 (2.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.67%) PMO
System Software
1 55 (18.52%) Active Directory
2 42 (14.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.39%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.03%) ProxySG
5 8 (2.69%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.02%) Docker
7 4 (1.35%) VMware ESX
8 3 (1.01%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (1.01%) vCloud
8 3 (1.01%) XenApp
8 3 (1.01%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.67%) BIND 9
9 2 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.67%) VMware GSX
9 2 (0.67%) XenServer
10 1 (0.34%) Firmware
10 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 34 (11.45%) Nagios
2 33 (11.11%) Cisco Prime
3 23 (7.74%) SCOM
4 16 (5.39%) SolarWinds Orion
5 13 (4.38%) SCCM
6 12 (4.04%) Nessus
7 11 (3.70%) Kibana
8 9 (3.03%) Backup Exec
8 9 (3.03%) Cisco CUCM
8 9 (3.03%) FortiGate
8 9 (3.03%) OPNET
8 9 (3.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 8 (2.69%) Cisco UCCX
9 8 (2.69%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (2.69%) Puppet
10 7 (2.36%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (2.36%) SQL Sentry
11 6 (2.02%) CA Spectrum
11 6 (2.02%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (2.02%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 155 (52.19%) Cisco
2 79 (26.60%) VMware
3 71 (23.91%) CheckPoint
4 67 (22.56%) Microsoft
5 49 (16.50%) F5
6 45 (15.15%) HP
7 41 (13.80%) Palo Alto
8 34 (11.45%) Juniper
9 31 (10.44%) Citrix
10 24 (8.08%) Intel Security
11 20 (6.73%) Red Hat
11 20 (6.73%) Splunk
12 19 (6.40%) Blue Coat
12 19 (6.40%) Riverbed
12 19 (6.40%) Symantec
13 18 (6.06%) CA
14 17 (5.72%) LANDesk
15 14 (4.71%) Forcepoint
16 13 (4.38%) BMC
16 13 (4.38%) Oracle
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