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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SolarWinds
Rank 468 453 486
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +33
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 177 184 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.33% 0.25%
As % of the Vendors category 0.73% 0.74% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 121 83
Median daily rate £400 £350 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £245 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £498 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Median hourly rate £13.50 £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.25% -11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-66.25% -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
24094 24945 23735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.86% 44.52% 44.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 14800 14628 13358
Median daily rate £400 £390 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 828 1106 1006
Median hourly rate £20.39 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.74% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.17 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.46 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.83% +8.58%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -26 160 £400 +14.28% 40
London -17 53 £450 +28.57% 15
South East +3 41 £400 -5.88% 8
West Midlands -15 24 £380 +20.15% 4
East of England +24 21 £340 -0.42% 1
Hampshire +20 16 £388 - 4
Scotland - 14 £303 -
Cambridge +30 10 £340 -
Cambridgeshire +26 10 £340 -
Worcestershire - 9 £375 -
Bedfordshire +13 8 £365 +16.80% 1
South West -4 8 £360 +9.09%
Telford -30 8 £388 - 2
Shropshire -31 8 £388 +24.00% 2
Basingstoke - 8 - -
Erskine - 8 £303 -
Renfrewshire - 8 £303 -
West Sussex -8 7 £365 +4.28%
Bedford - 7 £280 - 1
Bristol +7 6 £365 -27.00%
Berkshire +1 6 £500 +21.21%
Yorkshire -14 6 £413 +42.24% 3
Reading - 6 £500 -
Surrey -12 5 £388 -24.01% 1
Malvern - 5 £380 -
City of London +38 4 £500 +42.85% 4
Oxfordshire +10 4 £340 +13.33% 2
Gatwick - 4 £350 -
Hertfordshire +11 3 £425 +1.14%
East Midlands +1 3 £290 +1.75% 4

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 239 (71.99%) Cisco
2 190 (57.23%) Firewall
3 103 (31.02%) ITIL
4 102 (30.72%) Juniper
5 100 (30.12%) CheckPoint
6 94 (28.31%) Data Centre
7 89 (26.81%) Cisco Certification
7 89 (26.81%) Security Cleared
8 88 (26.51%) Cisco Nexus
9 85 (25.60%) WAN
10 84 (25.30%) Wireless
11 79 (23.80%) Windows
12 73 (21.99%) HP
13 72 (21.69%) Cisco ASA
13 72 (21.69%) F5
13 72 (21.69%) Load Balancing
14 68 (20.48%) LAN
15 67 (20.18%) CCNP
15 67 (20.18%) BGP
15 67 (20.18%) Network Monitoring
16 66 (19.88%) DNS
17 65 (19.58%) OSPF
18 62 (18.67%) Microsoft
18 62 (18.67%) VMware
19 60 (18.07%) Network Management
20 58 (17.47%) SC Cleared
21 56 (16.87%) Riverbed
22 54 (16.27%) DHCP
23 53 (15.96%) MPLS
24 49 (14.76%) VPN

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 25 (7.53%) MS Exchange
2 18 (5.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (2.41%) OpenStack
4 7 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (2.11%) Skype for Business
5 6 (1.81%) IIS
6 5 (1.51%) Apache
6 5 (1.51%) Confluence
6 5 (1.51%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 41 (12.35%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.82%) MS Office
3 15 (4.52%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.41%) IaaS
2 7 (2.11%) PaaS
2 7 (2.11%) SaaS
3 4 (1.20%) Office 365
4 3 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.30%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 190 (57.23%) Firewall
2 88 (26.51%) Cisco Nexus
3 85 (25.60%) WAN
4 84 (25.30%) Wireless
5 72 (21.69%) Cisco ASA
6 68 (20.48%) LAN
7 67 (20.18%) BGP
8 66 (19.88%) DNS
9 65 (19.58%) OSPF
10 54 (16.27%) DHCP
11 53 (15.96%) MPLS
12 49 (14.76%) VPN
13 46 (13.86%) SAN
14 42 (12.65%) TCP/IP
15 39 (11.75%) Network Security
16 33 (9.94%) VLAN
17 29 (8.73%) IP Telephony
18 28 (8.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 24 (7.23%) HSRP
20 23 (6.93%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.22%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.11%) EDRMS
3 7 (2.11%) IDOL
3 7 (2.11%) MySQL
4 4 (1.20%) Big Data
4 4 (1.20%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.60%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.60%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.30%) Informix
7 1 (0.30%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.30%) Redis
7 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (4.82%) JIRA
2 8 (2.41%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.90%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.60%) Hudson
5 2 (0.60%) Subversion
6 1 (0.30%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (8.73%) Finance
2 23 (6.93%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.01%) Retail
4 6 (1.81%) Banking
4 6 (1.81%) Billing
5 4 (1.20%) Front Office
5 4 (1.20%) Games
6 3 (0.90%) Legal
7 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.60%) Law
8 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 136 (40.96%) Network Engineer
2 47 (14.16%) Senior Network Engineer
3 42 (12.65%) Analyst
4 30 (9.04%) Cisco Engineer
5 29 (8.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 28 (8.43%) Architect
7 22 (6.63%) Network Analyst
8 19 (5.72%) Network Security Engineer
8 19 (5.72%) Security Engineer
9 17 (5.12%) Administrator
10 15 (4.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 15 (4.52%) Network Specialist
11 13 (3.92%) Senior Network Security Engineer
11 13 (3.92%) Senior Security Engineer
11 13 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
12 12 (3.61%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 11 (3.31%) Support Analyst
14 10 (3.01%) Monitoring Engineer
14 10 (3.01%) Network Architect
14 10 (3.01%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.12%) 802.1X
2 12 (3.61%) CSS
3 5 (1.51%) LAMP
3 5 (1.51%) Middleware
4 2 (0.60%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (0.60%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (0.60%) WAP
5 1 (0.30%) JDBC
5 1 (0.30%) REST
5 1 (0.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 94 (28.31%) Data Centre
2 27 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.42%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.31%) PKI
4 11 (3.31%) User Experience
5 9 (2.71%) CMDB
5 9 (2.71%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.71%) Replication
6 7 (2.11%) Visualisation
7 6 (1.81%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (0.90%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.90%) Clustering
9 3 (0.90%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.90%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.90%) Statistics
10 2 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.60%) FlexPod
10 2 (0.60%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.60%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 79 (23.80%) Windows
2 49 (14.76%) Linux
3 43 (12.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (9.34%) Windows Server
5 26 (7.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (6.93%) Unix
7 22 (6.63%) Windows 7
8 17 (5.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (4.52%) Windows 8
10 12 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (3.01%) Solaris
12 5 (1.51%) CentOS
13 4 (1.20%) Ubuntu
13 4 (1.20%) VMS
14 2 (0.60%) CatOS
15 1 (0.30%) Android
15 1 (0.30%) HPUX
15 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (31.02%) ITIL
2 72 (21.69%) Load Balancing
3 67 (20.18%) Network Monitoring
4 60 (18.07%) Network Management
5 35 (10.54%) Change Control
6 34 (10.24%) Network Architecture
7 32 (9.64%) ITIL V3
8 29 (8.73%) Configuration Management
9 27 (8.13%) Network Design
10 26 (7.83%) Migration
11 25 (7.53%) Change Management
12 20 (6.02%) Project Management
13 19 (5.72%) Kalman Filter
14 17 (5.12%) High Availability
15 16 (4.82%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (4.82%) Open Source
16 14 (4.22%) Disaster Recovery
17 13 (3.92%) Infrastructure Management
17 13 (3.92%) Service Management
18 12 (3.61%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 24 (7.23%) Perl
2 22 (6.63%) SQL
3 21 (6.33%) Python
4 19 (5.72%) Shell Script
5 16 (4.82%) Tcl
6 15 (4.52%) PowerShell
6 15 (4.52%) VB
7 10 (3.01%) PL/SQL
8 7 (2.11%) C
9 6 (1.81%) PHP
10 5 (1.51%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.51%) Ruby
11 4 (1.20%) JavaScript
11 4 (1.20%) VBA
12 2 (0.60%) Java
13 1 (0.30%) Korn
13 1 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 89 (26.81%) Cisco Certification
1 89 (26.81%) Security Cleared
2 67 (20.18%) CCNP
3 58 (17.47%) SC Cleared
4 36 (10.84%) CCNA
5 24 (7.23%) CCIE
6 22 (6.63%) Degree
7 21 (6.33%) DV Cleared
8 10 (3.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.51%) MCSE
11 4 (1.20%) CCDP
11 4 (1.20%) CCSE
11 4 (1.20%) JNCIP
12 3 (0.90%) CCSP
12 3 (0.90%) CISSP
12 3 (0.90%) JNCIA
12 3 (0.90%) MCDST
12 3 (0.90%) MCITP
12 3 (0.90%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.93%) SLA
2 11 (3.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.20%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.30%) QA
System Software
1 44 (13.25%) Active Directory
2 33 (9.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (5.42%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (4.82%) VMware ESX
5 14 (4.22%) iptables
6 13 (3.92%) vSphere
6 13 (3.92%) XenApp
7 11 (3.31%) DFS Replication
7 11 (3.31%) XenDesktop
8 9 (2.71%) Postfix
8 9 (2.71%) Sendmail
8 9 (2.71%) UAG
9 7 (2.11%) VMware Server
10 6 (1.81%) Hyper-V
11 5 (1.51%) Firmware
11 5 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (1.51%) Xen
12 4 (1.20%) Forefront TMG
12 4 (1.20%) Squid
13 3 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 41 (12.35%) Nagios
2 36 (10.84%) Cisco Prime
3 31 (9.34%) SolarWinds Orion
4 26 (7.83%) OPNET
5 24 (7.23%) SCCM
6 20 (6.02%) SCOM
7 17 (5.12%) FortiGate
8 16 (4.82%) Cacti
8 16 (4.82%) Puppet
9 12 (3.61%) CA Spectrum
10 10 (3.01%) Cobbler
10 10 (3.01%) OSSEC
11 9 (2.71%) SCVMM
12 8 (2.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 7 (2.11%) Netcool
13 7 (2.11%) Norton AntiVirus
13 7 (2.11%) SmokePing
13 7 (2.11%) Tivoli
14 6 (1.81%) Ansible
14 6 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 239 (71.99%) Cisco
2 102 (30.72%) Juniper
3 100 (30.12%) CheckPoint
4 73 (21.99%) HP
5 72 (21.69%) F5
6 62 (18.67%) Microsoft
6 62 (18.67%) VMware
7 56 (16.87%) Riverbed
8 40 (12.05%) Palo Alto
9 34 (10.24%) EMC
10 33 (9.94%) Fortinet
11 30 (9.04%) Intel Security
12 29 (8.73%) CA
13 24 (7.23%) Splunk
14 22 (6.63%) Citrix
14 22 (6.63%) Red Hat
14 22 (6.63%) TippingPoint
15 20 (6.02%) Blue Coat
15 20 (6.02%) Nokia
15 20 (6.02%) Oracle
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