Period
to 1 December 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 1 December 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
1 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 605 391 516
Rank change year-on-year -214 +125 +71
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 165 145 249
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.47% 0.34%
As % of the Vendors category 0.59% 1.10% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 109 180
10th Percentile £263 £250 £249
25th Percentile £331 £313 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £388 £400
Median % change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% +3.23%
75th Percentile £520 £453 £470
90th Percentile £578 £525 £525
UK median daily rate £425 £383 £400
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.38% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 5
10th Percentile £17.51 " £43.12
25th Percentile £28.32 " £46.25
Median hourly rate £43.47 - £47.50
75th Percentile £48.25 " £50.00
90th Percentile £67.42 " "
UK median hourly rate £43.47 - £47.50

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 27,856 13,165 31,549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.09% 42.53% 42.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,775 8,658 20,329
10th Percentile £258 £253 £230
25th Percentile £400 £363 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £613 £575 £559
90th Percentile £700 £661 £645
UK median daily rate £500 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 902 433 1,183
10th Percentile £11.79 £11.75 £11.24
25th Percentile £14.13 £14.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.33 £23.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -15.95% +22.99% +7.63%
75th Percentile £40.78 £45.50 £35.00
90th Percentile £62.50 £56.13 £51.71
UK median hourly rate £19.52 £24.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year -18.67% +28.34% +8.41%

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 1 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SolarWinds in England over the 6 months to 1 December 2021.

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 1 December 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 -193 78 £488 +27.45% 23
South East -69 40 £410 +9.33% 14
North of England -75 15 £413 +17.86% 18
South West -54 14 £390 -0.95% 16
Midlands -78 10 £369 -7.81% 9
North West -60 7 £415 +50.91% 14
East Midlands -39 6 £331 +20.45%
North East -7 4 £344 -14.06% 2
East of England -58 4 £550 +37.50% 2
West Midlands -78 4 £445 +11.25% 9
Yorkshire - 4 £325 - 2
SolarWinds
UK

For the 6 months to 1 December 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 80 (48.48%) Windows
2 74 (44.85%) Cisco
2 74 (44.85%) VMware
3 73 (44.24%) Firewall
4 61 (36.97%) Windows Server
5 49 (29.70%) VPN
5 49 (29.70%) Azure
6 47 (28.48%) WAN
7 42 (25.45%) Active Directory
8 40 (24.24%) LAN
8 40 (24.24%) Cisco Certification
8 40 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
9 37 (22.42%) DNS
10 36 (21.82%) Data Centre
11 34 (20.61%) PowerShell
11 34 (20.61%) Linux
12 32 (19.39%) ITIL
12 32 (19.39%) CCNA
12 32 (19.39%) Juniper
13 31 (18.79%) DHCP
13 31 (18.79%) Social Skills
14 29 (17.58%) BGP
15 27 (16.36%) CCNP
15 27 (16.36%) MPLS
15 27 (16.36%) OSPF
16 26 (15.76%) SCCM
17 25 (15.15%) Citrix
18 23 (13.94%) Microsoft
18 23 (13.94%) Cisco ASA
19 22 (13.33%) Palo Alto

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 (4.85%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.24%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (3.64%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.03%) Skype for Business
5 4 (2.42%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.61%) Confluence
7 1 (0.61%) IIS
7 1 (0.61%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.21%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.61%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 49 (29.70%) Azure
2 14 (8.48%) Microsoft 365
3 11 (6.67%) AWS
4 7 (4.24%) IaaS
5 6 (3.64%) Azure Pipelines
5 6 (3.64%) BrowserStack
6 5 (3.03%) Mimecast
7 4 (2.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (2.42%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (2.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.82%) Azure Sentinel
8 3 (1.82%) SaaS
9 2 (1.21%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (1.21%) AWS Direct Connect
9 2 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (1.21%) GitHub
9 2 (1.21%) Power Platform
9 2 (1.21%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 73 (44.24%) Firewall
2 49 (29.70%) VPN
3 47 (28.48%) WAN
4 40 (24.24%) LAN
5 37 (22.42%) DNS
6 31 (18.79%) DHCP
7 29 (17.58%) BGP
8 27 (16.36%) MPLS
8 27 (16.36%) OSPF
9 23 (13.94%) Cisco ASA
10 19 (11.52%) Cisco Nexus
10 19 (11.52%) SD-WAN
11 18 (10.91%) TCP/IP
12 17 (10.30%) SAN
12 17 (10.30%) Wireless
13 15 (9.09%) Ethernet
13 15 (9.09%) Network Security
14 13 (7.88%) IPsec
14 13 (7.88%) VLAN
14 13 (7.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.42%) FileMaker
3 3 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2017
5 1 (0.61%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (0.61%) MySQL
5 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.61%) Power BI
5 1 (0.61%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (5.45%) Sonatype Nexus
2 8 (4.85%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.64%) Gradle
3 6 (3.64%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.64%) JUnit
3 6 (3.64%) Maven
3 6 (3.64%) Mockito
3 6 (3.64%) Selenium
4 1 (0.61%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.61%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.61%) JIRA
General
1 31 (18.79%) Social Skills
2 20 (12.12%) Public Sector
3 14 (8.48%) Finance
4 12 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (6.06%) Legal
6 5 (3.03%) Banking
7 4 (2.42%) Back Office
7 4 (2.42%) Local Government
8 2 (1.21%) Documentation Skills
8 2 (1.21%) French Language
8 2 (1.21%) German Language
8 2 (1.21%) Multimedia
8 2 (1.21%) Organisational Skills
8 2 (1.21%) Presentation Skills
8 2 (1.21%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.61%) Law
9 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.61%) Retail
9 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (33.94%) Network Engineer
2 18 (10.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (8.48%) Analyst
4 13 (7.88%) Server Engineer
4 13 (7.88%) Support Engineer
5 12 (7.27%) IT Engineer
5 12 (7.27%) Principal Engineer
6 11 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
7 10 (6.06%) Architect
7 10 (6.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 9 (5.45%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (5.45%) Principal Network Engineer
9 7 (4.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 7 (4.24%) Cisco Engineer
9 7 (4.24%) Cloud Engineer
9 7 (4.24%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (3.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 6 (3.64%) Senior IT Engineer
10 6 (3.64%) Server Support
10 6 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.06%) Web Services
2 8 (4.85%) YAML
3 7 (4.24%) Node.js
3 7 (4.24%) SOAP
4 6 (3.64%) Jest
4 6 (3.64%) Kafka
4 6 (3.64%) React
4 6 (3.64%) RESTful
5 5 (3.03%) REST
6 4 (2.42%) SAML
7 3 (1.82%) JSON
8 2 (1.21%) CSS
9 1 (0.61%) .NET
9 1 (0.61%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.61%) ARM Templates
9 1 (0.61%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.61%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (21.82%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.27%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.45%) PKI
4 8 (4.85%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (4.24%) Fibre Optics
5 7 (4.24%) NHS
6 6 (3.64%) CMDB
7 4 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.82%) Clustering
9 2 (1.21%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.21%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.21%) Replication
9 2 (1.21%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.21%) SWIFT
9 2 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.61%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.61%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.61%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.61%) HP StoreVirtual
10 1 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 80 (48.48%) Windows
2 61 (36.97%) Windows Server
3 34 (20.61%) Linux
4 15 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (9.09%) Windows Server 2016
5 12 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (6.67%) Windows 10
7 9 (5.45%) Ubuntu
8 8 (4.85%) Unix
8 8 (4.85%) Windows Server 2019
9 4 (2.42%) CentOS
9 4 (2.42%) SUSE
10 2 (1.21%) Android
10 2 (1.21%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.61%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (19.39%) ITIL
2 20 (12.12%) Network Management
3 19 (11.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 17 (10.30%) Migration
4 17 (10.30%) Network Design
5 15 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
6 12 (7.27%) DevOps
6 12 (7.27%) Project Management
7 11 (6.67%) Load Balancing
7 11 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (6.67%) Server Management
8 10 (6.06%) Change Management
8 10 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (6.06%) ITSM
8 10 (6.06%) Performance Monitoring
9 9 (5.45%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (5.45%) Incident Management
9 9 (5.45%) Project Delivery
10 8 (4.85%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 34 (20.61%) PowerShell
2 17 (10.30%) SQL
3 14 (8.48%) Python
4 10 (6.06%) Bash Shell
5 9 (5.45%) Shell Script
6 7 (4.24%) Java
6 7 (4.24%) JavaScript
7 6 (3.64%) ES6
8 2 (1.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (24.24%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (19.39%) CCNA
3 27 (16.36%) CCNP
4 17 (10.30%) Security Cleared
5 14 (8.48%) SC Cleared
6 12 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (6.67%) MCSE
8 8 (4.85%) JNCIA
9 7 (4.24%) CCDA
9 7 (4.24%) JNCIP
9 7 (4.24%) JNCIS
10 6 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (2.42%) CCIE
11 4 (2.42%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (1.21%) Degree
14 1 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.61%) PMP
14 1 (0.61%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.85%) SLA
2 3 (1.82%) JSP 440
2 3 (1.82%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.21%) GDPR
3 2 (1.21%) QA
3 2 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.61%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.61%) NIST
4 1 (0.61%) PMO
System Software
1 42 (25.45%) Active Directory
2 40 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (8.48%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (6.67%) vSphere
5 10 (6.06%) Hyper-V
6 7 (4.24%) VMware NSX
7 6 (3.64%) Docker
8 3 (1.82%) XenApp
9 2 (1.21%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.61%) Firmware
10 1 (0.61%) Postfix
10 1 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (15.76%) SCCM
2 17 (10.30%) vCenter Server
3 13 (7.88%) Nagios
4 8 (4.85%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 8 (4.85%) Backup Exec
4 8 (4.85%) Cisco Prime
4 8 (4.85%) SolarWinds Orion
4 8 (4.85%) WSUS
5 7 (4.24%) Control-M
5 7 (4.24%) Grafana
5 7 (4.24%) SCOM
6 6 (3.64%) Ansible
6 6 (3.64%) FortiGate
6 6 (3.64%) Graylog
6 6 (3.64%) Kubernetes
7 5 (3.03%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (3.03%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (2.42%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (1.82%) Cisco CME
9 3 (1.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 74 (44.85%) Cisco
1 74 (44.85%) VMware
2 32 (19.39%) Juniper
3 25 (15.15%) Citrix
4 23 (13.94%) Microsoft
5 22 (13.33%) Palo Alto
6 20 (12.12%) Dell
7 16 (9.70%) F5
7 16 (9.70%) Meraki
8 15 (9.09%) CheckPoint
9 13 (7.88%) Splunk
10 12 (7.27%) HP
11 11 (6.67%) Forcepoint
12 10 (6.06%) Fortinet
13 8 (4.85%) Riverbed
14 7 (4.24%) Veeam
15 6 (3.64%) Symantec
16 5 (3.03%) Blue Coat
16 5 (3.03%) NetApp
16 5 (3.03%) Red Hat