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 3 months to 24 April 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
England / East of England
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 119 125
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6  
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 3 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.14% 0.31% 0.58%
As % of the Vendors category 0.32% 0.64% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 12
Median daily rate £255 £325 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.53% +44.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -1.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year - -9.09%  

SolarWinds is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 952 1244 1384
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 45.42% 47.52% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 690 740
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 92 120
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +1.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.90 £11.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.90 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.47% +8.57%  

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing SolarWinds as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 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 3 months to 24 April 2017. 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 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
Suffolk +12 3 £255 +2.00%
SolarWinds
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 East of England region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 4 (57.14%) WAN
1 4 (57.14%) LAN
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (57.14%) Wireless
2 3 (42.86%) Aruba
2 3 (42.86%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (42.86%) Skype for Business
2 3 (42.86%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (42.86%) Mimecast
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (42.86%) Intel Security
2 3 (42.86%) CCNP
2 3 (42.86%) CCNA
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) DNS
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) vCenter Server
3 2 (28.57%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (28.57%) Office 365
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) SCCM
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (14.29%) Riverbed
4 1 (14.29%) Network Management
4 1 (14.29%) IPsec

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 3 (42.86%) Skype for Business
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Mimecast
2 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) LAN
1 4 (57.14%) WAN
1 4 (57.14%) Wireless
2 3 (42.86%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (14.29%) DHCP
3 1 (14.29%) DMVPN
3 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) FTP
3 1 (14.29%) H.323
3 1 (14.29%) IPsec
3 1 (14.29%) IPv4
3 1 (14.29%) ISDN
3 1 (14.29%) SAN
3 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) VLAN
3 1 (14.29%) VoIP
3 1 (14.29%) VPN
3 1 (14.29%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Operations Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Systems Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) CCNA
2 3 (42.86%) CCNP
3 1 (14.29%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
1 3 (42.86%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
1 2 (28.57%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Aruba
1 3 (42.86%) Intel Security
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 1 (14.29%) F5
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Mitel
3 1 (14.29%) Riverbed