Period
to 18 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of SolarWinds products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SolarWinds over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

SolarWinds
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 160 176
Rank change year-on-year +32 +16 +5
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 33 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.81% 0.28% 0.059%
As % of the Vendors category 1.64% 0.55% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 3
Berkshire median daily rate £269 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.77% +4.44% +28.57%
10th Percentile £244 £149 £333
90th Percentile £413 £502 £470
South East median daily rate £350 £381 £338
% change year-on-year -8.20% +12.96% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - £55.00 -
South East median hourly rate - £55.00 £49.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +4.21%

SolarWinds is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Berkshire.

All Vendors
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2013 2191 2537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 49.37% 51.13% 50.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1029 1134 1299
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £225
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 129 134
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -42.00% +23.14%
10th Percentile £10.73 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £39.88 £43.62 £46.65
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +9.68% -13.89% +14.43%

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing SolarWinds as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for SolarWinds in Berkshire

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SolarWinds in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SolarWinds in Berkshire

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SolarWinds in Berkshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SolarWinds in Berkshire

SolarWinds
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SolarWinds in Berkshire

SolarWinds
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell +24 22 £260 -35.00%
Slough - 4 £330 -
Reading +1 1 £425 +1.49%
SolarWinds
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 28 (84.85%) Security Cleared
2 25 (75.76%) SCOM
3 23 (69.70%) SC Cleared
4 21 (63.64%) SCCM
5 18 (54.55%) Cisco
5 18 (54.55%) Firewall
6 17 (51.52%) SCSM
7 14 (42.42%) SQL
7 14 (42.42%) Cisco ISE
8 13 (39.39%) Network Management
9 12 (36.36%) Windows
10 11 (33.33%) VMware
11 10 (30.30%) Active Directory
11 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (30.30%) DevOps
12 9 (27.27%) DV Cleared
13 7 (21.21%) VMware Workstation
13 7 (21.21%) SLA
13 7 (21.21%) IaaS
13 7 (21.21%) Remote Desktop
14 6 (18.18%) SCVMM
14 6 (18.18%) PKI
14 6 (18.18%) VMware Server
15 5 (15.15%) HP
15 5 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
16 4 (12.12%) IPsec
16 4 (12.12%) Thin Client
16 4 (12.12%) CCNP
16 4 (12.12%) DNS
16 4 (12.12%) DHCP

SolarWinds
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.21%) IaaS
2 2 (6.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (54.55%) Firewall
2 14 (42.42%) Cisco ISE
3 7 (21.21%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (12.12%) DHCP
4 4 (12.12%) DNS
4 4 (12.12%) IPsec
4 4 (12.12%) Network Security
5 3 (9.09%) Junos
5 3 (9.09%) SSL
6 2 (6.06%) SAN
7 1 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (3.03%) Internet
7 1 (3.03%) NetScaler
7 1 (3.03%) SNMP
7 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
7 1 (3.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Sisense
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
1 1 (3.03%) French Language
1 1 (3.03%) Legal
1 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 10 (30.30%) Support Engineer
3 8 (24.24%) Network Support
4 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 5 (15.15%) Network Specialist
5 5 (15.15%) Network Support Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) Server Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) Server Support
6 4 (12.12%) Server Support Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Architect
7 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (9.09%) Network Security Specialist
7 3 (9.09%) Security Specialist
8 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
9 1 (3.03%) Administrator
9 1 (3.03%) Delivery Manager
9 1 (3.03%) Network Support Specialist
9 1 (3.03%) Services Delivery Manager
9 1 (3.03%) Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) PKI
2 4 (12.12%) Fat Client
2 4 (12.12%) Thin Client
3 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.03%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 12 (36.36%) Windows
2 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Network Management
2 10 (30.30%) DevOps
3 3 (9.09%) Configuration Management
3 3 (9.09%) ITIL
3 3 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (6.06%) Project Management
5 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.03%) Change Management
5 1 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.03%) Dashboard Development
5 1 (3.03%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.03%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.03%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.03%) Service Management
5 1 (3.03%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (42.42%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (84.85%) Security Cleared
2 23 (69.70%) SC Cleared
3 9 (27.27%) DV Cleared
4 5 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (12.12%) CCNP
6 3 (9.09%) HNC
7 1 (3.03%) CCNA
7 1 (3.03%) Degree
7 1 (3.03%) MCSE
7 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.21%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (30.30%) Active Directory
2 7 (21.21%) VMware Workstation
3 6 (18.18%) VMware Server
4 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (75.76%) SCOM
2 21 (63.64%) SCCM
3 17 (51.52%) SCSM
4 6 (18.18%) SCVMM
5 3 (9.09%) QRadar
6 2 (6.06%) vCenter Server
7 1 (3.03%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (3.03%) PowerCLI
7 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (54.55%) Cisco
2 11 (33.33%) VMware
3 5 (15.15%) HP
4 3 (9.09%) BT
4 3 (9.09%) Juniper
5 2 (6.06%) Fujitsu
5 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.06%) Veeam
6 1 (3.03%) Avaya
6 1 (3.03%) CA
6 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.03%) Citrix
6 1 (3.03%) CommVault
6 1 (3.03%) Dell
6 1 (3.03%) EMC
6 1 (3.03%) Kaspersky
6 1 (3.03%) Lumension
6 1 (3.03%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (3.03%) Palo Alto
6 1 (3.03%) Splunk