Period
to 20 May 2019

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 20 May 2019 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
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 525 534 552
Rank change year-on-year +9 +18 +12
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 299 353 264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.38% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 0.85% 0.93% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 221 176
England median daily rate £390 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% -5.41% -1.33%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £258
90th Percentile £525 £538 £488
UK median daily rate £390 £350 £370
% change year-on-year +11.43% -5.41% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 12
England median hourly rate £45.00 £32.75 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.40% -13.82% -20.00%
10th Percentile £35.00 £23.55 £23.76
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.95 £54.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £18.02 £38.00
% change year-on-year +94.23% -52.58% -15.56%

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 35,341 38,081 37,044
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.45% 41.34% 44.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,253 23,852 22,962
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,162 1,332 1,264
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% - -2.78%
10th Percentile £11.05 £10.76 £10.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -6.67%

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 20 May 2019.

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 20 May 2019.

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 20 May 2019. 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 +8 97 £475 +16.92% 6
Midlands +53 63 £375 +25.00% 4
South East -64 58 £325 -7.14% 5
North of England +34 42 £375 +22.45% 6
East Midlands +52 39 £375 +50.00%
West Midlands +7 24 £360 +20.00% 4
South West -13 21 £475 +90.00%
Yorkshire +20 18 £368 +17.60% 1
East of England +3 18 £350 +11.11% 1
North West +24 12 £425 -39.29% 4
North East +20 12 £363 +20.83% 1
SolarWinds
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 2019, 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.

1 168 (56.19%) Cisco
2 135 (45.15%) Firewall
3 103 (34.45%) Cisco Certification
4 92 (30.77%) Wireless
5 89 (29.77%) Windows
6 85 (28.43%) Data Centre
7 83 (27.76%) WAN
7 83 (27.76%) Cisco ASA
8 80 (26.76%) CCNP
9 78 (26.09%) VMware
10 77 (25.75%) Security Cleared
11 76 (25.42%) OSPF
12 75 (25.08%) LAN
13 71 (23.75%) CheckPoint
13 71 (23.75%) Cisco Nexus
14 70 (23.41%) BGP
14 70 (23.41%) VPN
15 64 (21.40%) ITIL
15 64 (21.40%) SC Cleared
16 63 (21.07%) Microsoft
17 59 (19.73%) Network Monitoring
18 50 (16.72%) Active Directory
19 49 (16.39%) F5
20 48 (16.05%) VMware Infrastructure
21 47 (15.72%) DNS
22 46 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
23 44 (14.72%) Palo Alto
24 43 (14.38%) Windows Server
25 41 (13.71%) TCP/IP
26 39 (13.04%) Amazon AWS

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 8 (2.68%) MS Exchange
2 7 (2.34%) Apache
2 7 (2.34%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.01%) Confluence
3 6 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (2.01%) IIS
3 6 (2.01%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.00%) nginx
6 2 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 14 (4.68%) MS Visio
2 10 (3.34%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 46 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (9.36%) Office 365
4 14 (4.68%) IaaS
5 13 (4.35%) PaaS
6 5 (1.67%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.34%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (1.34%) Google Analytics
7 4 (1.34%) SaaS
7 4 (1.34%) Serverless
8 3 (1.00%) GitHub
8 3 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.67%) Azure Functions
9 2 (0.67%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.33%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 135 (45.15%) Firewall
2 92 (30.77%) Wireless
3 83 (27.76%) Cisco ASA
3 83 (27.76%) WAN
4 76 (25.42%) OSPF
5 75 (25.08%) LAN
6 71 (23.75%) Cisco Nexus
7 70 (23.41%) BGP
7 70 (23.41%) VPN
8 47 (15.72%) DNS
9 41 (13.71%) TCP/IP
10 37 (12.37%) IPsec
11 36 (12.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 34 (11.37%) Network Security
12 34 (11.37%) VoIP
13 31 (10.37%) SAN
14 27 (9.03%) Cisco ISE
15 26 (8.70%) DHCP
15 26 (8.70%) Multicast
16 25 (8.36%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (10.03%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.34%) MySQL
2 4 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.67%) Big Data
3 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.33%) Informix
4 1 (0.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 21 (7.02%) Bugzilla
1 21 (7.02%) Rational DOORS
1 21 (7.02%) Rational Quality Manager
2 13 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.01%) Sonatype Nexus
4 8 (2.68%) Jenkins
5 6 (2.01%) Bitbucket
6 5 (1.67%) JIRA
6 5 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (1.00%) JMeter
7 3 (1.00%) Selenium
7 3 (1.00%) SilkPerformer
7 3 (1.00%) SilkTest
7 3 (1.00%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.67%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.67%) Hudson
9 1 (0.33%) TeamCity
General
1 36 (12.04%) Finance
2 12 (4.01%) Multimedia
3 11 (3.68%) Banking
4 9 (3.01%) Retail
5 7 (2.34%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.67%) Advertising
6 2 (0.67%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 119 (39.80%) Network Engineer
2 24 (8.03%) Analyst
3 23 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
4 21 (7.02%) Architect
5 15 (5.02%) Consultant
6 13 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
6 13 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (4.01%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 12 (4.01%) Security Engineer
7 12 (4.01%) Test Engineer
8 10 (3.34%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 10 (3.34%) Systems Engineer
9 9 (3.01%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (3.01%) Network Security Engineer
9 9 (3.01%) Test Leader
9 9 (3.01%) Wireless Engineer
10 8 (2.68%) Automation Engineer
10 8 (2.68%) Firewall Engineer
10 8 (2.68%) Support Engineer
10 8 (2.68%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.36%) 802.1X
2 8 (2.68%) YAML
3 7 (2.34%) JSON
4 6 (2.01%) Regular Expression
5 4 (1.34%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (1.00%) Apache NiFi
6 3 (1.00%) Web Services
7 2 (0.67%) LDAP
7 2 (0.67%) XMPP
8 1 (0.33%) LAMP
8 1 (0.33%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.33%) OAuth
8 1 (0.33%) WAP
8 1 (0.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 85 (28.43%) Data Centre
2 39 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (9.36%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (6.35%) PKI
5 13 (4.35%) Clustering
6 8 (2.68%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (2.01%) CLARiiON
7 6 (2.01%) CMDB
8 5 (1.67%) iSeries
8 5 (1.67%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.67%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.67%) Replication
9 4 (1.34%) BYOD
9 4 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.34%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.00%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.67%) SCADA
11 2 (0.67%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.33%) CCTV
12 1 (0.33%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 89 (29.77%) Windows
2 43 (14.38%) Windows Server
3 28 (9.36%) Linux
3 28 (9.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (5.35%) Windows 10
5 15 (5.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (3.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (3.01%) Unix
8 8 (2.68%) Check Point GAiA
9 4 (1.34%) SUSE
10 3 (1.00%) Android
10 3 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.00%) Solaris
10 3 (1.00%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.67%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (0.67%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.33%) CentOS
12 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (21.40%) ITIL
2 59 (19.73%) Network Monitoring
3 34 (11.37%) Load Balancing
4 31 (10.37%) Network Management
5 24 (8.03%) DevOps
5 24 (8.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 24 (8.03%) Non-Functional Testing
6 22 (7.36%) Mentoring
7 21 (7.02%) Coaching
7 21 (7.02%) Software Testing
7 21 (7.02%) Test Management
8 20 (6.69%) Configuration Management
8 20 (6.69%) Migration
8 20 (6.69%) Problem-Solving
9 16 (5.35%) Change Control
9 16 (5.35%) Change Management
10 13 (4.35%) Network Optimisation
10 13 (4.35%) Service Management
10 13 (4.35%) SIEM
10 13 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 22 (7.36%) Python
3 20 (6.69%) SQL
4 10 (3.34%) Java
5 9 (3.01%) C#
6 8 (2.68%) Bash Shell
7 6 (2.01%) Perl
8 4 (1.34%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.00%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.67%) PHP
10 2 (0.67%) VBScript
11 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 103 (34.45%) Cisco Certification
2 80 (26.76%) CCNP
3 77 (25.75%) Security Cleared
4 64 (21.40%) SC Cleared
5 33 (11.04%) CCNA
6 29 (9.70%) Degree
7 22 (7.36%) HND
8 21 (7.02%) HNC
8 21 (7.02%) ISTQB
8 21 (7.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 21 (7.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 21 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (6.35%) CCIE
10 15 (5.02%) CCSA
11 14 (4.68%) MCSE
12 12 (4.01%) DV Cleared
12 12 (4.01%) MCSA
13 8 (2.68%) CCSE
13 8 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.34%) SLA
2 8 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.34%) PCI DSS
4 6 (2.01%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 50 (16.72%) Active Directory
2 48 (16.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (7.36%) VMware ESXi
4 21 (7.02%) Hyper-V
5 9 (3.01%) Firmware
6 7 (2.34%) Docker
7 6 (2.01%) XenApp
8 5 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (1.67%) vSphere
8 5 (1.67%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.34%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.67%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.33%) Cygwin
11 1 (0.33%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.33%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 33 (11.04%) Cisco Prime
2 28 (9.36%) Netcool
3 26 (8.70%) Nagios
3 26 (8.70%) SCOM
4 16 (5.35%) SCCM
5 12 (4.01%) Ansible
5 12 (4.01%) Cacti
6 9 (3.01%) NetBackup
6 9 (3.01%) SolarWinds Orion
7 8 (2.68%) FortiGate
7 8 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (2.68%) Puppet
7 8 (2.68%) vCenter Server
8 7 (2.34%) Cisco CUCM
8 7 (2.34%) Microsoft Clustering
8 7 (2.34%) TrustSec
8 7 (2.34%) WSUS
9 6 (2.01%) Backup Exec
9 6 (2.01%) vMotion
10 5 (1.67%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 168 (56.19%) Cisco
2 78 (26.09%) VMware
3 71 (23.75%) CheckPoint
4 63 (21.07%) Microsoft
5 49 (16.39%) F5
6 44 (14.72%) Palo Alto
7 34 (11.37%) Citrix
8 29 (9.70%) Juniper
8 29 (9.70%) NetApp
9 26 (8.70%) HP
10 25 (8.36%) Fortinet
11 22 (7.36%) Remedy
12 21 (7.02%) OpenText
13 19 (6.35%) Dell
14 14 (4.68%) Sophos
15 13 (4.35%) IBM
15 13 (4.35%) Oracle
15 13 (4.35%) Splunk
16 12 (4.01%) Aerohive Networks
16 12 (4.01%) Riverbed