Period
to 8 August 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 8 August 2020 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
UK > England
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 383 558 593
Rank change year-on-year +175 +35 -14
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 138 265 287
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.32% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 1.00% 0.75% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 174 179
Median daily rate £379 £400 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.31% +9.22% -
10th Percentile £250 £263 £250
90th Percentile £583 £522 £575
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £371
% change year-on-year -6.25% +7.93% +2.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +49.25% -33.00%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £18.85 £27.00
% change year-on-year +85.68% -30.19% -46.00%

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 England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 13,791 35,395 39,002
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 44.14% 42.59% 41.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,420 22,343 24,368
Median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +2.86%
10th Percentile £254 £256 £250
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 555 1,246 1,426
Median hourly rate £22.55 £19.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.47% +5.72% +6.13%
10th Percentile £12.39 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.16 £51.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate £23.67 £19.03 £17.50
% change year-on-year +24.38% +8.74% +2.94%

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SolarWinds in England

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SolarWinds in England.

Daily rate trend for SolarWinds in England

SolarWinds
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SolarWinds in England over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SolarWinds in England

SolarWinds
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SolarWinds in England.

Hourly rate trend for SolarWinds in England

SolarWinds
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SolarWinds in England over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for SolarWinds in England

SolarWinds
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 within the England region over the 6 months to 8 August 2020. 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 +171 48 £354 -21.39% 8
Midlands +70 33 £550 +41.03% 10
West Midlands +54 30 £550 +33.33% 9
South East +145 26 £375 +3.09% 12
South West +91 12 £400 -15.79% 11
North of England +95 11 £375 +3.45% 7
North West +75 7 £275 -27.63% 3
East of England +69 7 £391 +11.79% 2
Yorkshire +63 2 £450 +12.50% 2
East Midlands +42 2 £325 -9.09% 1
North East +25 2 £400 +33.33% 2
SolarWinds
UK

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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 England region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 71 (51.45%) Windows
2 66 (47.83%) Security Cleared
3 56 (40.58%) Cisco
4 55 (39.86%) Firewall
5 48 (34.78%) WAN
6 45 (32.61%) LAN
6 45 (32.61%) Cisco Certification
7 41 (29.71%) VMware
8 39 (28.26%) Juniper
8 39 (28.26%) DV Cleared
9 38 (27.54%) Windows Server
9 38 (27.54%) Linux
10 35 (25.36%) Microsoft
10 35 (25.36%) Splunk
11 33 (23.91%) VPN
12 31 (22.46%) BGP
12 31 (22.46%) Active Directory
13 30 (21.74%) CCNP
14 28 (20.29%) Dell
15 27 (19.57%) DNS
15 27 (19.57%) OSPF
16 26 (18.84%) VoIP
16 26 (18.84%) Python
16 26 (18.84%) Cisco ISE
16 26 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
16 26 (18.84%) PowerShell
17 24 (17.39%) Azure
17 24 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
17 24 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
17 24 (17.39%) Data Centre

SolarWinds
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 9 (6.52%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.07%) IIS
3 6 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.90%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.45%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.72%) CMS
6 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (5.07%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 24 (17.39%) Azure
2 11 (7.97%) AWS
3 7 (5.07%) Office 365
4 6 (4.35%) GCP
5 5 (3.62%) IaaS
6 3 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.45%) PaaS
7 2 (1.45%) Power Platform
7 2 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (39.86%) Firewall
2 48 (34.78%) WAN
3 45 (32.61%) LAN
4 33 (23.91%) VPN
5 31 (22.46%) BGP
6 27 (19.57%) DNS
6 27 (19.57%) OSPF
7 26 (18.84%) Cisco ISE
7 26 (18.84%) VoIP
8 24 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
9 23 (16.67%) EIGRP
10 20 (14.49%) DMVPN
11 18 (13.04%) DHCP
12 17 (12.32%) Wireless
13 16 (11.59%) SAN
14 11 (7.97%) TCP/IP
15 9 (6.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 8 (5.80%) MPLS
17 7 (5.07%) IPsec
18 6 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.97%) Data Mining
2 9 (6.52%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.45%) Big Data
3 2 (1.45%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (1.45%) Power BI
3 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (0.72%) MS Access
4 1 (0.72%) MySQL
4 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (7.97%) eggPlant
1 11 (7.97%) JMeter
1 11 (7.97%) LoadUI
1 11 (7.97%) NeoLoad
2 4 (2.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.72%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.72%) Gatling
3 1 (0.72%) QALoad
General
1 12 (8.70%) Public Sector
2 10 (7.25%) Finance
3 4 (2.90%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.45%) Legal
5 2 (1.45%) Local Government
6 1 (0.72%) Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Electronics
6 1 (0.72%) Marketing
6 1 (0.72%) Military
6 1 (0.72%) Police
6 1 (0.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (23.91%) Network Engineer
2 15 (10.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (8.70%) Architect
4 11 (7.97%) Network Architect
5 9 (6.52%) Design Engineer
5 9 (6.52%) Network Design Engineer
5 9 (6.52%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (5.80%) Consultant
6 8 (5.80%) Test Engineer
7 7 (5.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (5.07%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 7 (5.07%) Performance Test Engineer
8 6 (4.35%) Administrator
8 6 (4.35%) Performance Engineer
8 6 (4.35%) Security Engineer
8 6 (4.35%) Support Engineer
8 6 (4.35%) Support Technician
8 6 (4.35%) Technical Leader
9 5 (3.62%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.62%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.70%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (1.45%) HTML
2 2 (1.45%) ONVIF
3 1 (0.72%) .NET
3 1 (0.72%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.72%) Web Services
3 1 (0.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (17.39%) Data Centre
2 18 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.52%) PKI
4 6 (4.35%) CCTV
4 6 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.62%) Fibre Optics
5 5 (3.62%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.90%) Clustering
7 3 (2.17%) Fat Client
7 3 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.17%) Thin Client
7 3 (2.17%) User Experience
8 2 (1.45%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.45%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.45%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.45%) HP StoreVirtual
9 1 (0.72%) CMDB
9 1 (0.72%) Digital Signage
9 1 (0.72%) NHS
9 1 (0.72%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 71 (51.45%) Windows
2 38 (27.54%) Linux
2 38 (27.54%) Windows Server
3 24 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (12.32%) Windows Server 2016
5 15 (10.87%) Unix
6 14 (10.14%) Windows 10
7 12 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (4.35%) Windows Server 2019
9 5 (3.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.90%) Check Point GAiA
10 4 (2.90%) Windows 7
11 3 (2.17%) CentOS
11 3 (2.17%) VMS
12 2 (1.45%) Android
12 2 (1.45%) Fedora
12 2 (1.45%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.45%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (15.94%) ITIL
2 19 (13.77%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (13.77%) Network Design
3 18 (13.04%) Service Delivery
4 16 (11.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 14 (10.14%) Asset Management
5 14 (10.14%) Performance Testing
6 13 (9.42%) Network Management
6 13 (9.42%) Root Cause Analysis
6 13 (9.42%) SDLC
6 13 (9.42%) Test Strategy
6 13 (9.42%) Waterfall
7 12 (8.70%) Network Monitoring
8 11 (7.97%) Cryptography
8 11 (7.97%) MODAF
8 11 (7.97%) Risk Analysis
8 11 (7.97%) Test Planning
9 10 (7.25%) Project Delivery
10 9 (6.52%) Configuration Management
10 9 (6.52%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (18.84%) PowerShell
1 26 (18.84%) Python
2 14 (10.14%) SQL
3 4 (2.90%) Bash Shell
3 4 (2.90%) C
4 2 (1.45%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.72%) C#
5 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.72%) Perl
5 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 66 (47.83%) Security Cleared
2 45 (32.61%) Cisco Certification
3 39 (28.26%) DV Cleared
4 30 (21.74%) CCNP
5 24 (17.39%) CCNA
6 23 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 20 (14.49%) CCDP
8 19 (13.77%) CCIE
9 15 (10.87%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 15 (10.87%) Degree
10 12 (8.70%) CCDA
11 7 (5.07%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (5.07%) JNCIA
11 7 (5.07%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (4.35%) CCDE
13 4 (2.90%) JNCIP
13 4 (2.90%) JNCIS
14 3 (2.17%) CCIE Collaboration
14 3 (2.17%) CISSP
14 3 (2.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.17%) GPG13
1 3 (2.17%) QA
2 2 (1.45%) Government Security Classifications
2 2 (1.45%) NCSC
2 2 (1.45%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (22.46%) Active Directory
2 26 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.97%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (5.80%) Hyper-V
4 8 (5.80%) vSphere
5 4 (2.90%) NFS
5 4 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (2.90%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.17%) XenApp
7 2 (1.45%) Docker
7 2 (1.45%) KVM
7 2 (1.45%) Samba
7 2 (1.45%) VirtualBox
7 2 (1.45%) Xen
8 1 (0.72%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 19 (13.77%) SCOM
1 19 (13.77%) ZABBIX
2 15 (10.87%) SCCM
3 12 (8.70%) SolarWinds Orion
4 10 (7.25%) WMI
5 7 (5.07%) WSUS
6 6 (4.35%) Ansible
7 5 (3.62%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (3.62%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (3.62%) Nagios
7 5 (3.62%) TeMIP
8 4 (2.90%) Backup Exec
8 4 (2.90%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (2.90%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (2.90%) vCenter Server
9 3 (2.17%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (2.17%) Grafana
10 2 (1.45%) HP SIM
10 2 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 56 (40.58%) Cisco
2 41 (29.71%) VMware
3 39 (28.26%) Juniper
4 35 (25.36%) Microsoft
4 35 (25.36%) Splunk
5 28 (20.29%) Dell
6 17 (12.32%) Citrix
7 15 (10.87%) ServiceNow
8 12 (8.70%) F5
9 11 (7.97%) AppDynamics
9 11 (7.97%) Dynatrace
9 11 (7.97%) New Relic
10 10 (7.25%) CA
11 9 (6.52%) CheckPoint
11 9 (6.52%) Oracle
12 8 (5.80%) HP
12 8 (5.80%) McAfee
12 8 (5.80%) Palo Alto
13 7 (5.07%) Gemalto
14 6 (4.35%) Google