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 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SolarWinds
Rank 490 503 487
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -16
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 160 167 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.29% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 0.68% 0.67% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 103 74
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £290 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 13
Median hourly rate £14.00 £33.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.57% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £19.20 £19.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £49.80 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £41.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-66.06% -8.33%

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
23687 25089 26232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.78% 43.27% 45.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 14486 14832 14791
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
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 838 1090 1173
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £18.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.61% -5.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.15 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.93 £17.77 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+6.49% -1.27%

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 September 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 25 September 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 +14 154 £400 +6.66% 35
London +2 67 £450 +5.88% 9
South East +4 31 £394 +16.66% 4
West Midlands -4 22 £400 +26.98% 8
East Midlands - 12 £300 - 1
City of London +16 11 £450 +5.88% 2
Surrey +14 11 £400 +18.51%
Hampshire +7 10 £368 +11.36%
Shropshire -17 8 £600 +100.00% 1
Telford -21 8 £600 -
North West +20 7 £288 -32.35% 4
Staines - 6 £400 -
Scotland - 6 £300 -
Berkshire +12 5 £490 +8.88% 1
East of England +12 5 £375 -4.15% 2
North East -22 5 £225 - 2
Derbyshire - 5 £250 -
Cheshire +13 4 £288 -4.16%
Solihull - 4 - - 4
Birmingham - 4 £400 - 2
Northampton - 4 £338 - 1
Northamptonshire - 4 £338 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 4 £225 - 2
South West +11 3 £350 +35.92% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £225 - 2
Buckinghamshire +22 2 £333 -
Wiltshire +10 2 £350 +35.92%
Manchester -5 2 £210 -50.58% 4
Yorkshire -6 2 - - 2
Oxfordshire -13 2 £300 -20.00% 1

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 225 (65.79%) Cisco
2 173 (50.58%) Firewall
3 106 (30.99%) Juniper
4 102 (29.82%) Cisco Nexus
5 99 (28.95%) Cisco Certification
6 95 (27.78%) ITIL
7 94 (27.49%) CheckPoint
7 94 (27.49%) Wireless
7 94 (27.49%) F5
8 86 (25.15%) Data Centre
9 83 (24.27%) Cisco ASA
10 76 (22.22%) Microsoft
11 75 (21.93%) CCNP
11 75 (21.93%) Windows
12 70 (20.47%) WAN
12 70 (20.47%) Security Cleared
12 70 (20.47%) Riverbed
13 68 (19.88%) VMware
14 65 (19.01%) Network Monitoring
15 64 (18.71%) LAN
16 63 (18.42%) HP
17 61 (17.84%) Load Balancing
18 59 (17.25%) DNS
19 57 (16.67%) OSPF
19 57 (16.67%) BGP
20 54 (15.79%) Nagios
20 54 (15.79%) CCNA
21 53 (15.50%) Palo Alto
22 51 (14.91%) Network Management
23 48 (14.04%) SAN

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 24 (7.02%) MS Exchange
2 14 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (3.22%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (3.22%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (2.63%) OpenStack
5 8 (2.34%) Skype for Business
6 6 (1.75%) IIS
7 5 (1.46%) Apache
8 4 (1.17%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.29%) SAS
11 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 31 (9.06%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.68%) MS Office
2 16 (4.68%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.63%) Office 365
2 8 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (0.88%) OneDrive
4 2 (0.58%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.29%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 173 (50.58%) Firewall
2 102 (29.82%) Cisco Nexus
3 94 (27.49%) Wireless
4 83 (24.27%) Cisco ASA
5 70 (20.47%) WAN
6 64 (18.71%) LAN
7 59 (17.25%) DNS
8 57 (16.67%) BGP
8 57 (16.67%) OSPF
9 48 (14.04%) SAN
10 46 (13.45%) DHCP
10 46 (13.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 44 (12.87%) BIG-IP
11 44 (12.87%) TCP/IP
12 37 (10.82%) Network Security
13 33 (9.65%) VPN
14 32 (9.36%) VLAN
15 30 (8.77%) MPLS
16 27 (7.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 25 (7.31%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.22%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.75%) MySQL
2 6 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (1.46%) Big Data
3 5 (1.46%) Hadoop
3 5 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.58%) EDRMS
5 2 (0.58%) IDOL
5 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.29%) GIS
6 1 (0.29%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (4.39%) JIRA
2 7 (2.05%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (1.17%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.29%) Hudson
5 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.29%) MSI
5 1 (0.29%) Subversion
General
1 45 (13.16%) Finance
2 13 (3.80%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.51%) Retail
4 10 (2.92%) Banking
5 3 (0.88%) Billing
5 3 (0.88%) Law
5 3 (0.88%) Legal
6 2 (0.58%) Games
6 2 (0.58%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 131 (38.30%) Network Engineer
2 51 (14.91%) Senior Network Engineer
3 33 (9.65%) Cisco Engineer
4 32 (9.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 29 (8.48%) Analyst
6 28 (8.19%) Architect
7 26 (7.60%) Network Security Engineer
7 26 (7.60%) Security Engineer
8 25 (7.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 22 (6.43%) Administrator
10 20 (5.85%) Monitoring Specialist
11 18 (5.26%) Consultant
12 16 (4.68%) Network Specialist
13 14 (4.09%) Senior Network Security Engineer
13 14 (4.09%) Senior Security Engineer
13 14 (4.09%) Systems Administrator
14 13 (3.80%) Network Analyst
15 12 (3.51%) Monitoring Engineer
16 11 (3.22%) Network Monitoring Specialist
17 10 (2.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.43%) 802.1X
2 19 (5.56%) CSS
3 9 (2.63%) Middleware
4 5 (1.46%) LAMP
5 1 (0.29%) .NET
5 1 (0.29%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.29%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 86 (25.15%) Data Centre
2 22 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.97%) Management Information System
3 17 (4.97%) User Experience
4 13 (3.80%) Replication
5 12 (3.51%) CMDB
5 12 (3.51%) Visualisation
6 6 (1.75%) PKI
7 4 (1.17%) FlexPod
7 4 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.88%) Clustering
8 3 (0.88%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.58%) CLARiiON
9 2 (0.58%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.58%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.58%) Statistics
9 2 (0.58%) Streaming Video
9 2 (0.58%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.29%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.29%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 75 (21.93%) Windows
2 37 (10.82%) Linux
3 36 (10.53%) Windows Server
4 25 (7.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (7.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (4.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (3.80%) Unix
7 11 (3.22%) Solaris
8 5 (1.46%) CentOS
8 5 (1.46%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.17%) VMS
9 4 (1.17%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.58%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.29%) HPUX
12 1 (0.29%) Mandriva Linux
12 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (27.78%) ITIL
2 65 (19.01%) Network Monitoring
3 61 (17.84%) Load Balancing
4 51 (14.91%) Network Management
5 41 (11.99%) Network Architecture
6 38 (11.11%) Change Control
7 33 (9.65%) Change Management
7 33 (9.65%) ITIL V3
8 29 (8.48%) Service Management
9 24 (7.02%) Configuration Management
10 23 (6.73%) Network Design
11 21 (6.14%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (6.14%) Project Management
12 18 (5.26%) Incident Management
12 18 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
13 16 (4.68%) Continuous Improvement
13 16 (4.68%) Migration
13 16 (4.68%) Open Source
14 15 (4.39%) High Availability
15 13 (3.80%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 25 (7.31%) SQL
2 22 (6.43%) Shell Script
3 16 (4.68%) PowerShell
4 11 (3.22%) Python
5 10 (2.92%) PL/SQL
6 7 (2.05%) Perl
7 5 (1.46%) PHP
7 5 (1.46%) Ruby
8 4 (1.17%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.88%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.88%) C
9 3 (0.88%) VB
10 2 (0.58%) Java
10 2 (0.58%) VBScript
11 1 (0.29%) Korn
11 1 (0.29%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 99 (28.95%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (21.93%) CCNP
3 70 (20.47%) Security Cleared
4 54 (15.79%) CCNA
5 41 (11.99%) SC Cleared
6 33 (9.65%) CCIE
7 20 (5.85%) Degree
8 19 (5.56%) DV Cleared
9 11 (3.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (2.63%) MCSE
10 9 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (1.75%) MCITP
12 5 (1.46%) CCDP
12 5 (1.46%) CCSE
12 5 (1.46%) JNCIP
12 5 (1.46%) MCDST
12 5 (1.46%) MCTS
13 4 (1.17%) CCSA
14 2 (0.58%) CCSP
15 1 (0.29%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.43%) PCI DSS
2 20 (5.85%) SLA
3 18 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.29%) QA
System Software
1 46 (13.45%) Active Directory
2 42 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (4.68%) XenApp
5 15 (4.39%) iptables
6 14 (4.09%) vSphere
6 14 (4.09%) XenDesktop
7 11 (3.22%) VMware ESX
8 10 (2.92%) DFS Replication
8 10 (2.92%) Postfix
8 10 (2.92%) Sendmail
9 8 (2.34%) VMware Server
10 5 (1.46%) Hyper-V
10 5 (1.46%) ISA Server
10 5 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (1.46%) Xen
11 4 (1.17%) Firmware
11 4 (1.17%) Forefront TMG
11 4 (1.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 54 (15.79%) Nagios
2 44 (12.87%) SolarWinds Orion
3 35 (10.23%) OPNET
4 34 (9.94%) Cisco Prime
5 29 (8.48%) SCCM
6 26 (7.60%) SCOM
7 22 (6.43%) Cacti
8 17 (4.97%) Puppet
9 16 (4.68%) FortiGate
10 11 (3.22%) CA Spectrum
10 11 (3.22%) Cobbler
10 11 (3.22%) OSSEC
11 10 (2.92%) SmokePing
12 9 (2.63%) AppManager
12 9 (2.63%) SCVMM
13 8 (2.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 7 (2.05%) Cisco CUCM
14 7 (2.05%) Kibana
15 6 (1.75%) Ansible
15 6 (1.75%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 225 (65.79%) Cisco
2 106 (30.99%) Juniper
3 94 (27.49%) CheckPoint
3 94 (27.49%) F5
4 76 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 70 (20.47%) Riverbed
6 68 (19.88%) VMware
7 63 (18.42%) HP
8 53 (15.50%) Palo Alto
9 41 (11.99%) Fortinet
10 37 (10.82%) EMC
11 34 (9.94%) TippingPoint
12 29 (8.48%) BMC
13 28 (8.19%) Aruba
13 28 (8.19%) Citrix
14 26 (7.60%) CA
14 26 (7.60%) Nokia
15 22 (6.43%) Blue Coat
16 21 (6.14%) NetApp
16 21 (6.14%) Tufin
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