Period
to 7 March 2021

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 7 March 2021 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
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 446 511 515
Rank change year-on-year +65 +4 +22
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 116 195 352
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.33% 0.40%
As % of the Vendors category 0.74% 0.77% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 143 229
Median daily rate £375 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +8.39% +10.71%
10th Percentile £255 £270 £257
90th Percentile £560 £625 £550
UK median daily rate £375 £420 £388
% change year-on-year -10.71% +8.39% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 8
Median hourly rate £20.95 £47.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.89% +5.56% +72.94%
10th Percentile £16.02 £41.58 £42.50
90th Percentile £25.00 £50.00 £50.50
UK median hourly rate £20.95 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -55.89% +5.56% +181.25%

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 15,765 25,247 37,278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.85% 42.35% 41.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,137 16,151 23,714
Median daily rate £473 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £250 £220 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £645
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 570 1,000 1,278
Median hourly rate £22.17 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.53% +6.86% +0.40%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.85 £10.88
90th Percentile £60.00 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £23.00 £18.70 £17.50
% change year-on-year +22.99% +6.86% +2.13%

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 7 March 2021.

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
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 7 March 2021. 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 +62 55 £425 +2.10% 19
Midlands +22 20 £298 -43.33% 5
North of England +80 15 £420 -16.00% 3
West Midlands +13 14 £298 -44.65% 3
South East +47 12 £350 -10.26% 6
North West +50 10 £420 -20.00% 3
South West +83 9 £381 -29.89% 3
East Midlands +23 6 £388 +35.96% 2
East of England +55 4 £375 -1.32% 2
Yorkshire +46 4 - -
North East +32 1 £300 -
SolarWinds
UK

For the 6 months to 7 March 2021, 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 47 (40.52%) WAN
1 47 (40.52%) Firewall
2 45 (38.79%) Active Directory
3 43 (37.07%) Cisco
3 43 (37.07%) VMware
4 39 (33.62%) LAN
5 36 (31.03%) Windows
6 31 (26.72%) Microsoft
6 31 (26.72%) Security Cleared
6 31 (26.72%) Windows Server
7 26 (22.41%) SC Cleared
8 25 (21.55%) Telecoms
8 25 (21.55%) Azure
9 23 (19.83%) VoIP
10 21 (18.10%) Wireless
10 21 (18.10%) Palo Alto
11 20 (17.24%) ITIL
11 20 (17.24%) Linux
11 20 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
12 19 (16.38%) VPN
12 19 (16.38%) DNS
12 19 (16.38%) VMware Infrastructure
12 19 (16.38%) Cisco ASA
13 18 (15.52%) Cisco Nexus
13 18 (15.52%) Cisco Prime
13 18 (15.52%) HP
14 17 (14.66%) CCNA
14 17 (14.66%) SCOM
14 17 (14.66%) Data Centre
15 16 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 7 (6.03%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.31%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (4.31%) IIS
2 5 (4.31%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.59%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (1.72%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (6.90%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (6.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.86%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 25 (21.55%) Azure
2 12 (10.34%) AWS
3 9 (7.76%) Microsoft 365
4 8 (6.90%) IaaS
4 8 (6.90%) PaaS
4 8 (6.90%) SaaS
5 6 (5.17%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (4.31%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (4.31%) Power Automate
7 3 (2.59%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.72%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (1.72%) Azure Stack
8 2 (1.72%) Datadog
9 1 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.86%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.86%) Serverless
9 1 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 47 (40.52%) Firewall
1 47 (40.52%) WAN
2 39 (33.62%) LAN
3 23 (19.83%) VoIP
4 21 (18.10%) Wireless
5 19 (16.38%) Cisco ASA
5 19 (16.38%) DNS
5 19 (16.38%) VPN
6 18 (15.52%) Cisco Nexus
7 15 (12.93%) SAN
7 15 (12.93%) Wi-Fi
8 14 (12.07%) DHCP
8 14 (12.07%) Network Security
8 14 (12.07%) VLAN
9 13 (11.21%) Cisco ISE
9 13 (11.21%) PBX
9 13 (11.21%) TCP/IP
10 12 (10.34%) OSPF
10 12 (10.34%) RTP
11 10 (8.62%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.21%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (9.48%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (11.21%) LoadRunner
2 11 (9.48%) JIRA
3 1 (0.86%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 25 (21.55%) Telecoms
2 15 (12.93%) Public Sector
3 13 (11.21%) Back Office
4 10 (8.62%) Finance
5 5 (4.31%) Banking
6 3 (2.59%) Law
7 2 (1.72%) Legal
8 1 (0.86%) Police
Job Titles
1 27 (23.28%) Network Engineer
2 20 (17.24%) Analyst
3 13 (11.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (11.21%) Test Analyst
4 12 (10.34%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 8 (6.90%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 8 (6.90%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (5.17%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 5 (4.31%) Architect
8 4 (3.45%) Applications Specialist
8 4 (3.45%) Azure Engineer
8 4 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (3.45%) Monitoring Engineer
8 4 (3.45%) NOC Engineer
8 4 (3.45%) Service Manager
8 4 (3.45%) Service Transition Manager
8 4 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (3.45%) Technical Support
8 4 (3.45%) Transition Manager
9 3 (2.59%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.72%) 802.1X
1 2 (1.72%) REST
2 1 (0.86%) CGI
2 1 (0.86%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (0.86%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (0.86%) HTML
2 1 (0.86%) JSON
2 1 (0.86%) Middleware
2 1 (0.86%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.86%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.66%) Data Centre
2 13 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (9.48%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (5.17%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.17%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (3.45%) HP StoreVirtual
5 4 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.59%) Clustering
6 3 (2.59%) Enterprise Cloud
6 3 (2.59%) iSeries
6 3 (2.59%) PKI
6 3 (2.59%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.72%) CMDB
7 2 (1.72%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.72%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.72%) Replication
7 2 (1.72%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.86%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 36 (31.03%) Windows
2 31 (26.72%) Windows Server
3 20 (17.24%) Linux
4 12 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (9.48%) Windows 10
6 9 (7.76%) Windows Server 2016
6 9 (7.76%) Windows Server 2019
7 6 (5.17%) Unix
8 5 (4.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.59%) VMS
9 3 (2.59%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.86%) Android
10 1 (0.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (17.24%) ITIL
2 16 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 16 (13.79%) Network Management
3 14 (12.07%) Identity Access Management
4 12 (10.34%) Functional Testing
4 12 (10.34%) Non-Functional Testing
5 11 (9.48%) Defect Management
5 11 (9.48%) Due Diligence
5 11 (9.48%) ITIL V3
6 10 (8.62%) Migration
6 10 (8.62%) Service Management
6 10 (8.62%) Test Planning
7 9 (7.76%) ITSM
7 9 (7.76%) SIEM
7 9 (7.76%) Test Management
8 8 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (6.90%) Test Scripting
8 8 (6.90%) Use Case
9 7 (6.03%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (6.03%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.21%) PowerShell
2 9 (7.76%) Python
2 9 (7.76%) SQL
3 4 (3.45%) Java
4 3 (2.59%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.59%) R
5 2 (1.72%) Go
5 2 (1.72%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.72%) Perl
6 1 (0.86%) C
6 1 (0.86%) PHP
6 1 (0.86%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (26.72%) Security Cleared
2 26 (22.41%) SC Cleared
3 20 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (14.66%) CCNA
5 15 (12.93%) CCNP
6 10 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (7.76%) Degree
7 9 (7.76%) DV Cleared
8 8 (6.90%) MCSE
9 6 (5.17%) MCSA
10 5 (4.31%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (2.59%) CCIE
11 3 (2.59%) CISM
11 3 (2.59%) CISSP
11 3 (2.59%) JNCIA
11 3 (2.59%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (2.59%) VCAP
11 3 (2.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (1.72%) CCSA
12 2 (1.72%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.45%) Government Security Classifications
2 3 (2.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (2.59%) NCSC
2 3 (2.59%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (38.79%) Active Directory
2 19 (16.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.62%) Hyper-V
4 9 (7.76%) VMware NSX
5 7 (6.03%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (6.03%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (5.17%) vSphere
7 5 (4.31%) Docker
8 3 (2.59%) DFS Replication
8 3 (2.59%) ProxySG
9 2 (1.72%) vCloud
9 2 (1.72%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (1.72%) XenApp
10 1 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (15.52%) Cisco Prime
2 17 (14.66%) SCOM
3 16 (13.79%) SCCM
4 13 (11.21%) SolarWinds Orion
5 10 (8.62%) WSUS
6 7 (6.03%) Terraform
7 6 (5.17%) Ansible
7 6 (5.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 6 (5.17%) Puppet
8 5 (4.31%) vCenter Server
9 4 (3.45%) Kubernetes
9 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (2.59%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (2.59%) Control-M
10 3 (2.59%) EMC VPLEX
10 3 (2.59%) ITRS Geneos
10 3 (2.59%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (2.59%) vRealize
10 3 (2.59%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 43 (37.07%) Cisco
1 43 (37.07%) VMware
2 31 (26.72%) Microsoft
3 21 (18.10%) Palo Alto
4 18 (15.52%) HP
5 15 (12.93%) Citrix
6 13 (11.21%) F5
7 12 (10.34%) Dell
7 12 (10.34%) EMC
7 12 (10.34%) Remedy
8 8 (6.90%) ServiceNow
9 6 (5.17%) Juniper
9 6 (5.17%) Splunk
10 5 (4.31%) CheckPoint
10 5 (4.31%) Veeam
11 4 (3.45%) Fortinet
11 4 (3.45%) Sophos
11 4 (3.45%) Symantec
12 3 (2.59%) Blue Coat
12 3 (2.59%) McAfee