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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SolarWinds
Rank 464 493 481
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -12
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 179 153 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.27% 0.23%
As % of the Vendors category 0.74% 0.61% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 103 70
Median daily rate £418 £350 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.28% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £257 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £496 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
Median hourly rate £12.50 £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.75% -11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-68.75% -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
24318 25098 23933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.94% 44.07% 45.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 14876 14729 13223
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 804 1084 1053
Median hourly rate £19.61 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.94% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +6 172 £420 +20.00% 35
London +18 77 £475 +35.71% 11
South East -5 30 £400 +14.28% 11
West Midlands -12 26 £400 +25.00% 6
East of England +25 16 £350 -5.49% 3
Hampshire +9 11 £415 - 2
Telford -23 11 £388 - 1
Shropshire -25 11 £388 +24.00% 1
City of London +45 9 £488 +18.18% 3
Bedfordshire +10 8 £365 +16.80%
South West +2 7 £360 +20.00% 1
North West -1 7 £300 - 2
Bedford - 7 £280 -
Cambridgeshire +21 6 £345 - 2
Cambridge +17 6 £345 -
Berkshire +7 6 £500 +68.06%
Scotland - 6 £300 - 1
Bristol 0 5 £360 - 1
Surrey -9 5 £388 -22.50%
Worcestershire - 5 £350 -
West Sussex -1 4 £350 +1.81%
East Midlands -2 4 £290 +1.75% 1
Renfrewshire - 4 - -
Reading - 4 £500 -
Gatwick - 4 £350 -
Erskine - 4 - -
Cheshire +4 3 £300 - 1
Yorkshire -15 3 £78 -76.15%
Malvern - 3 £350 -
Hertfordshire +9 2 £433 +16.77% 1

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 253 (71.27%) Cisco
2 199 (56.06%) Firewall
3 117 (32.96%) Juniper
4 112 (31.55%) ITIL
5 107 (30.14%) CheckPoint
6 100 (28.17%) Cisco Nexus
7 95 (26.76%) Cisco Certification
8 93 (26.20%) Data Centre
9 91 (25.63%) Security Cleared
10 90 (25.35%) Wireless
11 88 (24.79%) Cisco ASA
12 87 (24.51%) Windows
13 86 (24.23%) F5
14 77 (21.69%) WAN
15 76 (21.41%) CCNP
16 73 (20.56%) Microsoft
16 73 (20.56%) Network Monitoring
17 72 (20.28%) DNS
17 72 (20.28%) HP
17 72 (20.28%) Load Balancing
18 70 (19.72%) Riverbed
18 70 (19.72%) VMware
19 67 (18.87%) OSPF
19 67 (18.87%) BGP
19 67 (18.87%) LAN
20 62 (17.46%) SC Cleared
21 60 (16.90%) Network Management
22 57 (16.06%) DHCP
23 52 (14.65%) Palo Alto
24 51 (14.37%) TCP/IP

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 (6.76%) MS Exchange
2 18 (5.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (3.10%) Skype for Business
4 9 (2.54%) OpenStack
5 8 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (2.25%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (1.41%) Apache
7 5 (1.41%) IIS
8 4 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.85%) Confluence
9 3 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 45 (12.68%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.79%) MS Office
2 17 (4.79%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.97%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.25%) IaaS
1 8 (2.25%) Office 365
2 7 (1.97%) PaaS
2 7 (1.97%) SaaS
3 6 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.56%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 199 (56.06%) Firewall
2 100 (28.17%) Cisco Nexus
3 90 (25.35%) Wireless
4 88 (24.79%) Cisco ASA
5 77 (21.69%) WAN
6 72 (20.28%) DNS
7 67 (18.87%) BGP
7 67 (18.87%) LAN
7 67 (18.87%) OSPF
8 57 (16.06%) DHCP
9 51 (14.37%) TCP/IP
10 47 (13.24%) SAN
11 46 (12.96%) VPN
12 44 (12.39%) MPLS
13 41 (11.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 38 (10.70%) BIG-IP
15 36 (10.14%) Network Security
16 31 (8.73%) VLAN
17 29 (8.17%) IP Telephony
18 26 (7.32%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.51%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (1.97%) EDRMS
3 7 (1.97%) IDOL
3 7 (1.97%) MySQL
4 5 (1.41%) Big Data
4 5 (1.41%) Hadoop
4 5 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.56%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.56%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.28%) Redis
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (4.23%) JIRA
2 8 (2.25%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.85%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.56%) Hudson
5 2 (0.56%) Subversion
6 1 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 41 (11.55%) Finance
2 21 (5.92%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.10%) Retail
4 8 (2.25%) Banking
5 5 (1.41%) Legal
6 4 (1.13%) Games
6 4 (1.13%) Law
7 3 (0.85%) Billing
8 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.56%) Front Office
8 2 (0.56%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 141 (39.72%) Network Engineer
2 50 (14.08%) Senior Network Engineer
3 38 (10.70%) Analyst
4 30 (8.45%) Cisco Engineer
4 30 (8.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 26 (7.32%) Architect
6 22 (6.20%) Administrator
6 22 (6.20%) Network Security Engineer
6 22 (6.20%) Security Engineer
7 20 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 20 (5.63%) Network Analyst
8 17 (4.79%) Network Specialist
9 15 (4.23%) Consultant
10 14 (3.94%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 14 (3.94%) Senior Security Engineer
10 14 (3.94%) Systems Administrator
11 13 (3.66%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 11 (3.10%) Monitoring Engineer
12 11 (3.10%) Network Support
12 11 (3.10%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.35%) 802.1X
2 15 (4.23%) CSS
3 8 (2.25%) Middleware
4 5 (1.41%) LAMP
5 2 (0.56%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (0.56%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (0.56%) WAP
6 1 (0.28%) JDBC
6 1 (0.28%) REST
6 1 (0.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 93 (26.20%) Data Centre
2 28 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.23%) Management Information System
4 14 (3.94%) User Experience
5 12 (3.38%) Replication
6 11 (3.10%) CMDB
7 10 (2.82%) PKI
7 10 (2.82%) Visualisation
8 7 (1.97%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (0.85%) Clustering
11 3 (0.85%) FlexPod
11 3 (0.85%) Statistics
11 3 (0.85%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.56%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.56%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.56%) NHS
12 2 (0.56%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 87 (24.51%) Windows
2 47 (13.24%) Linux
3 43 (12.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (10.14%) Windows Server
5 27 (7.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (6.20%) Unix
7 20 (5.63%) Windows 7
8 16 (4.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (4.23%) Windows 8
10 13 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (3.10%) Solaris
12 5 (1.41%) CentOS
13 4 (1.13%) Ubuntu
13 4 (1.13%) VMS
14 1 (0.28%) Android
14 1 (0.28%) CatOS
14 1 (0.28%) HPUX
14 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (31.55%) ITIL
2 73 (20.56%) Network Monitoring
3 72 (20.28%) Load Balancing
4 60 (16.90%) Network Management
5 41 (11.55%) Network Architecture
6 37 (10.42%) Change Control
7 35 (9.86%) ITIL V3
8 31 (8.73%) Change Management
9 28 (7.89%) Configuration Management
10 27 (7.61%) Project Management
11 25 (7.04%) Service Management
12 21 (5.92%) Network Design
13 19 (5.35%) Kalman Filter
14 18 (5.07%) High Availability
14 18 (5.07%) Migration
15 17 (4.79%) Open Source
16 16 (4.51%) Incident Management
17 15 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
18 14 (3.94%) Disaster Recovery
18 14 (3.94%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 25 (7.04%) Perl
2 23 (6.48%) SQL
3 22 (6.20%) Python
3 22 (6.20%) Shell Script
4 18 (5.07%) PowerShell
5 16 (4.51%) Tcl
6 15 (4.23%) VB
7 11 (3.10%) PL/SQL
8 8 (2.25%) C
9 6 (1.69%) PHP
9 6 (1.69%) Ruby
10 5 (1.41%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.13%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.56%) Java
12 2 (0.56%) VBA
13 1 (0.28%) Korn
13 1 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 95 (26.76%) Cisco Certification
2 91 (25.63%) Security Cleared
3 76 (21.41%) CCNP
4 62 (17.46%) SC Cleared
5 44 (12.39%) CCNA
6 29 (8.17%) CCIE
7 27 (7.61%) Degree
8 19 (5.35%) DV Cleared
9 10 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (1.69%) MCSE
12 5 (1.41%) CCSE
12 5 (1.41%) JNCIP
13 4 (1.13%) CCDP
13 4 (1.13%) MCDST
13 4 (1.13%) MCITP
13 4 (1.13%) MCTS
14 3 (0.85%) CCSP
14 3 (0.85%) JNCIA
15 2 (0.56%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.61%) SLA
2 18 (5.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.56%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.28%) QA
System Software
1 43 (12.11%) Active Directory
2 39 (10.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (5.92%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (4.51%) VMware ESX
5 15 (4.23%) iptables
6 14 (3.94%) vSphere
6 14 (3.94%) XenApp
7 11 (3.10%) DFS Replication
7 11 (3.10%) XenDesktop
8 10 (2.82%) Postfix
8 10 (2.82%) Sendmail
9 9 (2.54%) UAG
10 7 (1.97%) VMware Server
11 5 (1.41%) Firmware
11 5 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (1.41%) Xen
12 4 (1.13%) Forefront TMG
12 4 (1.13%) Hyper-V
12 4 (1.13%) ISA Server
12 4 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 47 (13.24%) Nagios
2 35 (9.86%) SolarWinds Orion
3 33 (9.30%) Cisco Prime
4 28 (7.89%) OPNET
5 27 (7.61%) SCCM
6 20 (5.63%) Cacti
6 20 (5.63%) SCOM
7 18 (5.07%) Puppet
8 17 (4.79%) FortiGate
9 12 (3.38%) CA Spectrum
10 11 (3.10%) Cobbler
10 11 (3.10%) OSSEC
11 9 (2.54%) SCVMM
11 9 (2.54%) SmokePing
12 8 (2.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 8 (2.25%) Norton AntiVirus
13 7 (1.97%) Netcool
13 7 (1.97%) Tivoli
14 6 (1.69%) Ansible
14 6 (1.69%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 253 (71.27%) Cisco
2 117 (32.96%) Juniper
3 107 (30.14%) CheckPoint
4 86 (24.23%) F5
5 73 (20.56%) Microsoft
6 72 (20.28%) HP
7 70 (19.72%) Riverbed
7 70 (19.72%) VMware
8 52 (14.65%) Palo Alto
9 37 (10.42%) Fortinet
10 35 (9.86%) EMC
11 34 (9.58%) TippingPoint
12 31 (8.73%) Aruba
13 29 (8.17%) CA
13 29 (8.17%) Intel Security
14 27 (7.61%) Blue Coat
15 26 (7.32%) Splunk
16 24 (6.76%) BMC
16 24 (6.76%) Citrix
17 23 (6.48%) Nokia
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