Period
to 24 January 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 24 January 2018 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
England > East of England
6 months to
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 188 184 189
Rank change year-on-year -4 +5 -3
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 14 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.30% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 0.65% 0.32% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 5
East of England median daily rate £300 £255 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -36.25% -
10th Percentile £285 £207 £350
90th Percentile £340 £369 £511
England median daily rate £350 £373 £375
% change year-on-year -6.04% -0.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £32.50 £46.75 £43.00
% change year-on-year -30.48% +8.72% +14.67%

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 the East of England.

All Vendors
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,149 2,178 2,377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 45.29% 48.05% 46.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,213 1,202 1,259
East of England median daily rate £425 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £210 £206
90th Percentile £594 £538 £588
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 176 253
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -14.29% +5.00%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.25 £43.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.19 £17.77
% change year-on-year +1.83% -3.29% +7.70%

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing SolarWinds as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for SolarWinds in the East of England

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SolarWinds in the East of England

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SolarWinds in the East of England over the 6 months to 24 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SolarWinds in the East of England

SolarWinds
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SolarWinds in the East of England

SolarWinds
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the East of England region over the 6 months to 24 January 2018. 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
Bedfordshire -3 9 £300 -27.71% 2
Hertfordshire -8 2 £375 +36.36%
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Norfolk - 1 £151 - 1
SolarWinds
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 14 (100.00%) ITIL
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (92.86%) VMware
2 13 (92.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (78.57%) Hyper-V
3 11 (78.57%) SCCM
3 11 (78.57%) SQL Server
3 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
3 11 (78.57%) Citrix
4 10 (71.43%) HP
4 10 (71.43%) SAN
4 10 (71.43%) NetApp
4 10 (71.43%) DHCP
4 10 (71.43%) DNS
4 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 10 (71.43%) SCOM
5 9 (64.29%) HP Data Protector
5 9 (64.29%) iSCSI
5 9 (64.29%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (64.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (64.29%) NAS
5 9 (64.29%) PowerShell
5 9 (64.29%) Clustering
5 9 (64.29%) NetBackup
5 9 (64.29%) Backup Exec
5 9 (64.29%) IBM
5 9 (64.29%) Replication
5 9 (64.29%) TCP/IP
5 9 (64.29%) SQL
5 9 (64.29%) VBScript

SolarWinds
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 9 (64.29%) MS Exchange
1 9 (64.29%) SharePoint
1 9 (64.29%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) DHCP
1 10 (71.43%) DNS
1 10 (71.43%) SAN
2 9 (64.29%) Fibre Channel
2 9 (64.29%) iSCSI
2 9 (64.29%) NAS
2 9 (64.29%) TCP/IP
3 2 (14.29%) Firewall
3 2 (14.29%) SNMP
4 1 (7.14%) WAN
4 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (78.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
General
1 1 (7.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Analyst
1 8 (57.14%) Storage Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Monitoring Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Platform Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Technician
3 1 (7.14%) Nagios Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Storage Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (64.29%) Clustering
1 9 (64.29%) Replication
2 8 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) ITIL
2 8 (57.14%) Problem Management
3 3 (21.43%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Network Virtualisation
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
4 1 (7.14%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) PowerShell
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
1 9 (64.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) MCSA
1 9 (64.29%) MCSE
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (64.29%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
1 9 (64.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 8 (57.14%) Degree
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (7.14%) CCNA
4 1 (7.14%) CCNP
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (7.14%) DBS Check
4 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (92.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 11 (78.57%) Hyper-V
3 9 (64.29%) Terminal Services
3 9 (64.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (78.57%) SCCM
2 10 (71.43%) SCOM
3 9 (64.29%) Backup Exec
3 9 (64.29%) HP Data Protector
3 9 (64.29%) Microsoft Clustering
3 9 (64.29%) NetBackup
3 9 (64.29%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (14.29%) Nagios
4 2 (14.29%) WMI
5 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) VMware
2 11 (78.57%) Citrix
3 10 (71.43%) HP
3 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 10 (71.43%) NetApp
4 9 (64.29%) 3PAR
4 9 (64.29%) CommVault
4 9 (64.29%) Dell
4 9 (64.29%) EqualLogic
4 9 (64.29%) IBM
4 9 (64.29%) Symantec
4 9 (64.29%) Veritas
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco