Period
to 18 July 2018

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 18 July 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
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 545 551 579
Rank change year-on-year +6 +28 -74
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 333 276 318
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.32% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 0.85% 0.72% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 191 228
England median daily rate £350 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.41% -7.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £254
90th Percentile £552 £500 £538
UK median daily rate £351 £370 £400
% change year-on-year -5.27% -7.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 4
England median hourly rate £27.00 £50.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.00% +36.99% -8.75%
10th Percentile £19.49 £23.68 £16.88
90th Percentile £49.95 £52.50 £58.85
UK median hourly rate £20.27 £50.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -59.46% +66.67% -25.00%

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 39,333 38,307 45,118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.67% 43.77% 44.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,599 23,585 28,121
England median daily rate £450 £438 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +5.42% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £258 £250
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,440 1,300 1,484
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.37 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.53 £44.68
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SolarWinds in England

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SolarWinds in England

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SolarWinds in England over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SolarWinds in England

SolarWinds
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SolarWinds in England

SolarWinds
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SolarWinds in England over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Contractor 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 18 July 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
London -23 146 £375 - 40
South East +50 112 £351 -9.55% 18
North of England -12 28 £338 +3.85% 8
Midlands -21 19 £276 -26.53% 18
East of England +19 18 £400 +56.86% 3
West Midlands -27 14 £276 -28.90% 7
South West -20 13 £250 -32.43% 7
Yorkshire -25 13 £338 +1.89% 3
North West -23 9 £700 +103.64% 5
North East +8 6 £275 -
East Midlands +2 5 £250 -11.50% 11
SolarWinds
UK

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 England region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 169 (50.75%) Cisco
2 146 (43.84%) Windows
3 139 (41.74%) Firewall
4 122 (36.64%) VMware
5 111 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 111 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 96 (28.83%) Windows Server
7 88 (26.43%) ITIL
8 86 (25.83%) Security Cleared
9 83 (24.92%) DNS
10 80 (24.02%) LAN
10 80 (24.02%) Cisco Certification
11 78 (23.42%) WAN
12 74 (22.22%) SCOM
13 73 (21.92%) SC Cleared
14 71 (21.32%) VMware Infrastructure
15 66 (19.82%) Wireless
16 63 (18.92%) SCCM
17 61 (18.32%) Data Centre
18 58 (17.42%) Windows Server 2012
18 58 (17.42%) CCNP
19 55 (16.52%) DHCP
20 54 (16.22%) HP
20 54 (16.22%) Network Management
21 53 (15.92%) TCP/IP
21 53 (15.92%) VPN
22 52 (15.62%) Cisco ISE
23 51 (15.32%) Hyper-V
24 50 (15.02%) PowerShell
25 48 (14.41%) Linux

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 38 (11.41%) MS Exchange
2 24 (7.21%) Skype for Business
3 21 (6.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (5.41%) SharePoint
5 13 (3.90%) IIS
6 10 (3.00%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (2.10%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.20%) nginx
9 3 (0.90%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.60%) CMS
10 2 (0.60%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.30%) Apache
11 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.30%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 38 (11.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (7.51%) Office 365
3 22 (6.61%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.70%) IaaS
5 7 (2.10%) Mimecast
6 4 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.20%) PaaS
7 3 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.90%) Stackdriver
8 2 (0.60%) G Suite
8 2 (0.60%) GitHub
8 2 (0.60%) SaaS
8 2 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.30%) Datadog
9 1 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.30%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.30%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 139 (41.74%) Firewall
2 83 (24.92%) DNS
3 80 (24.02%) LAN
4 78 (23.42%) WAN
5 66 (19.82%) Wireless
6 55 (16.52%) DHCP
7 53 (15.92%) TCP/IP
7 53 (15.92%) VPN
8 52 (15.62%) Cisco ISE
9 46 (13.81%) Cisco ASA
10 41 (12.31%) OSPF
11 36 (10.81%) BGP
12 34 (10.21%) MPLS
13 33 (9.91%) IPsec
14 31 (9.31%) Cisco Nexus
14 31 (9.31%) SAN
15 30 (9.01%) VoIP
16 29 (8.71%) WLAN
17 26 (7.81%) Network Security
18 25 (7.51%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (12.31%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (1.80%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (0.90%) Big Data
4 3 (0.90%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.60%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.60%) MySQL
5 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (2.40%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.80%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.50%) Artifactory
3 5 (1.50%) JIRA
4 3 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.60%) Hudson
5 2 (0.60%) MSI
6 1 (0.30%) LoadUI
6 1 (0.30%) Selenium
6 1 (0.30%) SoapUI
General
1 41 (12.31%) Finance
2 19 (5.71%) Retail
3 9 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.50%) Banking
4 5 (1.50%) French Language
5 3 (0.90%) Legal
5 3 (0.90%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.60%) Back Office
6 2 (0.60%) Italian Language
6 2 (0.60%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.30%) Law
7 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 91 (27.33%) Network Engineer
2 34 (10.21%) Analyst
2 34 (10.21%) Architect
3 25 (7.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 21 (6.31%) Support Engineer
5 20 (6.01%) Windows Engineer
6 19 (5.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 19 (5.71%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 18 (5.41%) Security Engineer
8 16 (4.80%) Network Security Engineer
8 16 (4.80%) Systems Engineer
9 15 (4.50%) Cisco Engineer
10 13 (3.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 13 (3.90%) Senior Network Engineer
11 11 (3.30%) Enterprise Architect
11 11 (3.30%) Infrastructure Support
12 10 (3.00%) Consultant
12 10 (3.00%) Support Analyst
13 9 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support
13 9 (2.70%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (11.11%) 802.1X
2 14 (4.20%) Web Services
3 7 (2.10%) Web Services Management
4 3 (0.90%) .NET
4 3 (0.90%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (0.90%) LDAP
4 3 (0.90%) Node.js
4 3 (0.90%) REST
5 1 (0.30%) COM
5 1 (0.30%) JSON
5 1 (0.30%) Middleware
5 1 (0.30%) SAML
5 1 (0.30%) Sensu
5 1 (0.30%) SOAP
5 1 (0.30%) XML
5 1 (0.30%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 61 (18.32%) Data Centre
2 27 (8.11%) Clustering
3 20 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (4.80%) Private Cloud
5 14 (4.20%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.70%) PKI
7 8 (2.40%) CLARiiON
8 7 (2.10%) CMDB
8 7 (2.10%) Replication
9 5 (1.50%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.50%) Thin Client
9 5 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.20%) EMC VNX
10 4 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (0.90%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.60%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.60%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 146 (43.84%) Windows
2 96 (28.83%) Windows Server
3 58 (17.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 48 (14.41%) Linux
5 37 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (7.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (4.80%) Unix
8 15 (4.50%) Windows 10
9 11 (3.30%) CentOS
9 11 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (2.40%) Windows 7
11 5 (1.50%) Check Point GAiA
12 4 (1.20%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.90%) SUSE
14 2 (0.60%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.60%) Solaris
15 1 (0.30%) AIX
15 1 (0.30%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (26.43%) ITIL
2 54 (16.22%) Network Management
3 44 (13.21%) Network Monitoring
4 25 (7.51%) Problem-Solving
5 24 (7.21%) Service Management
6 22 (6.61%) Change Management
7 21 (6.31%) DevOps
8 20 (6.01%) Network Design
9 18 (5.41%) Load Balancing
9 18 (5.41%) Problem Management
9 18 (5.41%) Service Delivery
10 17 (5.11%) Network Load Balancing
11 15 (4.50%) Incident Management
11 15 (4.50%) Kalman Filter
11 15 (4.50%) Migration
12 13 (3.90%) Project Management
13 12 (3.60%) Configuration Management
13 12 (3.60%) Validation
14 11 (3.30%) Root Cause Analysis
15 10 (3.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 50 (15.02%) PowerShell
2 36 (10.81%) SQL
3 16 (4.80%) Shell Script
4 12 (3.60%) Perl
5 10 (3.00%) VBScript
6 9 (2.70%) Python
7 8 (2.40%) Java
8 6 (1.80%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.80%) VB
9 4 (1.20%) Ruby
10 3 (0.90%) AWK
10 3 (0.90%) C
10 3 (0.90%) PHP
11 1 (0.30%) C#
Qualifications
1 86 (25.83%) Security Cleared
2 80 (24.02%) Cisco Certification
3 73 (21.92%) SC Cleared
4 58 (17.42%) CCNP
5 43 (12.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 41 (12.31%) CCNA
7 39 (11.71%) MCSE
8 25 (7.51%) Degree
9 22 (6.61%) CCIE
10 21 (6.31%) DV Cleared
10 21 (6.31%) MCITP
11 20 (6.01%) MCSA
12 19 (5.71%) MCP
13 8 (2.40%) JNCIA
13 8 (2.40%) Novell Certification
14 7 (2.10%) CCSA
14 7 (2.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (1.50%) CCENT
16 4 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
16 4 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.90%) SLA
2 6 (1.80%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.20%) PMO
4 4 (1.20%) QA
5 2 (0.60%) GDPR
6 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
System Software
1 111 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 71 (21.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (15.32%) Hyper-V
4 27 (8.11%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (4.20%) vSphere
6 12 (3.60%) Terminal Services
7 10 (3.00%) XenApp
8 9 (2.70%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (2.40%) IAG
9 8 (2.40%) UAG
10 7 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (1.50%) VirtualBox
12 4 (1.20%) Firmware
12 4 (1.20%) NFS
12 4 (1.20%) ProxySG
12 4 (1.20%) VMware Server
12 4 (1.20%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (1.20%) XenServer
13 3 (0.90%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.90%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 74 (22.22%) SCOM
2 63 (18.92%) SCCM
3 28 (8.41%) Nagios
4 25 (7.51%) Cisco Prime
5 18 (5.41%) SolarWinds Orion
6 17 (5.11%) Microsoft Clustering
7 16 (4.80%) NetBackup
8 14 (4.20%) Nessus
9 13 (3.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 12 (3.60%) FortiGate
11 10 (3.00%) WSUS
12 9 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
12 9 (2.70%) Puppet
12 9 (2.70%) vCenter Server
13 8 (2.40%) Backup Exec
13 8 (2.40%) Cacti
14 7 (2.10%) Netcool
14 7 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
14 7 (2.10%) SCOrch
14 7 (2.10%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 169 (50.75%) Cisco
2 122 (36.64%) VMware
3 111 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 54 (16.22%) HP
5 35 (10.51%) CheckPoint
5 35 (10.51%) F5
6 33 (9.91%) Juniper
7 32 (9.61%) Citrix
8 28 (8.41%) Palo Alto
9 26 (7.81%) Remedy
10 22 (6.61%) Aruba
10 22 (6.61%) EMC
11 21 (6.31%) Ivanti
12 18 (5.41%) Shavlik
12 18 (5.41%) Splunk
13 13 (3.90%) Dell
13 13 (3.90%) Meraki
14 12 (3.60%) NetApp
14 12 (3.60%) Riverbed
15 11 (3.30%) Capita