The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SolarWinds Orion skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SolarWinds Orion over the 3 months to 27 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.

SolarWinds Orion
UK / England
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 588 618 588
Rank change year-on-year +30 -30  
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds Orion 4 8 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.009% 0.016% 0.047%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.093% 0.15% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 10
Median daily rate £400 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £332 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £450 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £111 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -70.53% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SolarWinds Orion is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 4298 5212 4286
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 10.02% 10.14% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2868 3356 2620
Median daily rate £475 £450 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +8.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 114 191
Median hourly rate £24.50 £20.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.51% +1.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £48.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year -15.55% +11.46%  

SolarWinds Orion
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SolarWinds Orion in England

SolarWinds Orion
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SolarWinds Orion in England

SolarWinds Orion
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SolarWinds Orion in England over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SolarWinds Orion in England

SolarWinds Orion
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SolarWinds Orion in England

SolarWinds Orion
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds Orion within the England region over the 3 months to 27 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
London +32 3 £400 -11.11%
South West - 1 £111 -
SolarWinds Orion
UK

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds Orion 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 England region with a requirement for SolarWinds Orion.

1 8 (100.00%) SolarWinds
2 5 (62.50%) LAN
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco
3 4 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) Wireless
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
4 3 (37.50%) NetScaler
4 3 (37.50%) Cacti
4 3 (37.50%) HP
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) CCIE
4 3 (37.50%) CCNP
4 3 (37.50%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (25.00%) OpenView
5 2 (25.00%) WLAN
5 2 (25.00%) WAN
5 2 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (25.00%) Juniper
5 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (25.00%) OSPF
5 2 (25.00%) Wireshark
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (25.00%) IP Telephony

SolarWinds Orion
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 2 (25.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) LAN
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) Wireless
3 3 (37.50%) DNS
3 3 (37.50%) NetScaler
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
4 2 (25.00%) IP Telephony
4 2 (25.00%) OSPF
4 2 (25.00%) Skype
4 2 (25.00%) WAN
4 2 (25.00%) Wireshark
4 2 (25.00%) WLAN
5 1 (12.50%) BIG-IP
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (12.50%) NAS
5 1 (12.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Installations Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Wireless Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Wireless Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (12.50%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (25.00%) BYOD
3 1 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (25.00%) High Availability
2 2 (25.00%) Network Design
3 1 (12.50%) Adaptive Security
3 1 (12.50%) Change Control
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (12.50%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) CCIE
2 3 (37.50%) CCNP
3 1 (12.50%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) ProxySG
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
2 1 (12.50%) XenApp
2 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Cacti
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (25.00%) OpenView
2 2 (25.00%) QRadar
3 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
3 1 (12.50%) DameWare
3 1 (12.50%) Nagios
3 1 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (12.50%) SCCM
3 1 (12.50%) SCOM
3 1 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (12.50%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) SolarWinds
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) HP
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) Juniper
4 2 (25.00%) Palo Alto
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
5 1 (12.50%) AlienVault
5 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
5 1 (12.50%) EMC
5 1 (12.50%) EqualLogic
5 1 (12.50%) F5
5 1 (12.50%) Mitel
5 1 (12.50%) NetApp
5 1 (12.50%) Sophos
5 1 (12.50%) Symantec
5 1 (12.50%) Veeam