Period
to 23 October 2017

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 6 months to 23 October 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
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 815 811 796
Rank change year-on-year -4 -15 +10
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds Orion 23 44 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.025% 0.045% 0.055%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.22% 0.41% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 32 28
England median daily rate £425 £373 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.09% +10.37% -20.59%
10th Percentile £216 £218 £250
90th Percentile £573 £471 £438
UK median daily rate £425 £373 £338
% change year-on-year +14.09% +10.37% -19.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
England median hourly rate - £17.13 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -59.94% -5.00%
UK median hourly rate - £17.13 £42.75
% change year-on-year - -59.94% -5.00%

SolarWinds Orion is in the Systems Management category. The following 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.

All Systems Management Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 10264 10856 8956
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.14% 11.12% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6945 6998 5539
England median daily rate £475 £445 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% +11.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £565
UK median daily rate £475 £435 £400
% change year-on-year +9.20% +8.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 236 306
England median hourly rate £17.50 £21.63 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.08% +2.98% +7.69%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.75 £11.38
90th Percentile £47.76 £43.52 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £22.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year -19.10% +11.25% -

SolarWinds Orion
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 23 October 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 6 months to 23 October 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
London +4 17 £450 +7.14% 1
West Midlands +34 3 £213 -
Midlands +26 3 £213 -15.00%
South East -7 2 £275 -27.63%
South West - 1 £240 -
SolarWinds Orion
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 23 (100.00%) SolarWinds
2 15 (65.22%) Cisco
2 15 (65.22%) Firewall
3 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
4 12 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (52.17%) Network Monitoring
5 11 (47.83%) Palo Alto
6 10 (43.48%) CCNP
6 10 (43.48%) HP
7 9 (39.13%) Network Design
8 8 (34.78%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (34.78%) Citrix
8 8 (34.78%) DNS
8 8 (34.78%) LAN
8 8 (34.78%) Data Centre
9 7 (30.43%) CCIE
9 7 (30.43%) High Availability
10 6 (26.09%) Wireless
10 6 (26.09%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (26.09%) Cacti
10 6 (26.09%) WLAN
10 6 (26.09%) Cisco Prime
10 6 (26.09%) Windows
10 6 (26.09%) 802.1X
10 6 (26.09%) Cisco Wireless
11 5 (21.74%) Skype
11 5 (21.74%) BYOD
11 5 (21.74%) QRadar
11 5 (21.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 5 (21.74%) OpenView

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 5 (21.74%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) G Suite
2 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (65.22%) Firewall
2 8 (34.78%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (34.78%) DNS
2 8 (34.78%) LAN
3 6 (26.09%) Cisco IOS
3 6 (26.09%) Cisco Wireless
3 6 (26.09%) Wireless
3 6 (26.09%) WLAN
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco ISE
4 5 (21.74%) NetScaler
4 5 (21.74%) Skype
4 5 (21.74%) WAN
4 5 (21.74%) Wireshark
5 4 (17.39%) BGP
5 4 (17.39%) EIGRP
5 4 (17.39%) Multicast
5 4 (17.39%) OSPF
5 4 (17.39%) VoIP
5 4 (17.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Network Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Cisco Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) LAN Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) WLAN Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support
4 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Wireless Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Wireless Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) IT Support
5 1 (4.35%) Junior Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Junior Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Lead Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Network Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) JSON
2 1 (4.35%) REST
2 1 (4.35%) SOAP
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Data Centre
2 5 (21.74%) BYOD
3 2 (8.70%) User Experience
4 1 (4.35%) Handset
4 1 (4.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Linux
3 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.70%) Unix
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.35%) Android
5 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Network Monitoring
2 9 (39.13%) Network Design
3 7 (30.43%) High Availability
4 4 (17.39%) Network Optimisation
4 4 (17.39%) Statistics
5 3 (13.04%) ITIL
5 3 (13.04%) ITSM
5 3 (13.04%) Load Balancing
6 2 (8.70%) BCP
6 2 (8.70%) Business Continuity
6 2 (8.70%) Business Continuity Planning
6 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (8.70%) Migration
6 2 (8.70%) Use Case
7 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
7 1 (4.35%) Network Management
7 1 (4.35%) Server Monitoring
7 1 (4.35%) Service Management
7 1 (4.35%) Software Asset Management
7 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (43.48%) CCNP
3 7 (30.43%) CCIE
4 2 (8.70%) CCIE Routing and Switching
4 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) CCNA
5 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.35%) Shibboleth
3 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) Cacti
1 6 (26.09%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (21.74%) OpenView
2 5 (21.74%) QRadar
3 3 (13.04%) SCOM
4 2 (8.70%) WMI
5 1 (4.35%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (4.35%) Nagios
5 1 (4.35%) Netcool
5 1 (4.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) SolarWinds
2 15 (65.22%) Cisco
3 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
4 11 (47.83%) Palo Alto
5 10 (43.48%) HP
6 8 (34.78%) Citrix
7 4 (17.39%) CheckPoint
7 4 (17.39%) Tufin
8 2 (8.70%) AppDynamics
9 1 (4.35%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (4.35%) Capita
9 1 (4.35%) Google
9 1 (4.35%) Meraki
9 1 (4.35%) Mitel
9 1 (4.35%) Remedy
9 1 (4.35%) Snow
9 1 (4.35%) Sophos
9 1 (4.35%) Symantec
9 1 (4.35%) VMware
9 1 (4.35%) WatchGuard