Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 560 559 590
Rank change year-on-year -1 +31 -33
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 304 290 302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.32% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 0.77% 0.74% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 194 214
England median daily rate £400 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -9.38% +14.29%
10th Percentile £228 £185 £257
90th Percentile £575 £525 £538
UK median daily rate £400 £355 £400
% change year-on-year +12.53% -11.14% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 3
England median hourly rate £52.50 £50.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +177.78% -55.00%
10th Percentile £25.15 £24.96 £12.60
90th Percentile £115.25 £54.00 £21.00
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £42.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -51.76% +203.57% -65.00%

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 39,317 39,399 44,233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.04% 43.12% 44.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,632 24,545 27,426
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £245
90th Percentile £630 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,477 1,275 1,557
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £11.02 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.03 £45.80 £44.00
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £17.10
% change year-on-year -0.43% +2.34% -2.29%

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 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -23 127 £400 +14.14% 22
South East +13 86 £410 +13.89% 24
North of England -7 38 £381 +8.93% 18
Midlands -19 28 £385 -3.75% 9
West Midlands -18 18 £338 -15.63% 6
Yorkshire -7 17 £375 +18.58% 10
North West -11 17 £381 -1.61% 5
East of England +13 13 £400 +33.33% 4
South West -39 11 £350 -5.41% 11
East Midlands +2 6 £350 +57.30% 3
North East +6 4 £500 +81.82% 3
SolarWinds
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 170 (55.92%) Cisco
2 138 (45.39%) Firewall
3 121 (39.80%) Windows
4 103 (33.88%) Wireless
5 98 (32.24%) VMware
6 89 (29.28%) Cisco Certification
7 85 (27.96%) DNS
8 81 (26.64%) WAN
9 79 (25.99%) Active Directory
10 78 (25.66%) ITIL
11 75 (24.67%) LAN
12 72 (23.68%) Data Centre
13 71 (23.36%) Security Cleared
14 68 (22.37%) DHCP
14 68 (22.37%) Microsoft
15 66 (21.71%) SCCM
15 66 (21.71%) Windows Server
16 65 (21.38%) CCNP
17 63 (20.72%) OSPF
18 61 (20.07%) VPN
18 61 (20.07%) VMware Infrastructure
19 60 (19.74%) Cisco ASA
20 59 (19.41%) SC Cleared
21 58 (19.08%) BGP
22 57 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
23 55 (18.09%) TCP/IP
24 54 (17.76%) HP
24 54 (17.76%) 802.1X
25 53 (17.43%) SCOM
26 51 (16.78%) F5

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 34 (11.18%) MS Exchange
2 20 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (6.25%) Skype for Business
4 16 (5.26%) SharePoint
5 14 (4.61%) IIS
6 7 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.97%) CMS
7 6 (1.97%) nginx
8 4 (1.32%) Apache
8 4 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.66%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.32%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 41 (13.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (9.87%) Office 365
3 29 (9.54%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (4.28%) IaaS
5 9 (2.96%) Mimecast
6 6 (1.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.99%) PaaS
9 2 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.66%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.66%) Stackdriver
10 1 (0.33%) Datadog
10 1 (0.33%) G Suite
10 1 (0.33%) SaaS
10 1 (0.33%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 138 (45.39%) Firewall
2 103 (33.88%) Wireless
3 85 (27.96%) DNS
4 81 (26.64%) WAN
5 75 (24.67%) LAN
6 68 (22.37%) DHCP
7 63 (20.72%) OSPF
8 61 (20.07%) VPN
9 60 (19.74%) Cisco ASA
10 58 (19.08%) BGP
11 57 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
12 55 (18.09%) TCP/IP
13 51 (16.78%) VoIP
14 49 (16.12%) IPsec
15 39 (12.83%) MPLS
16 34 (11.18%) Cisco ISE
16 34 (11.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 33 (10.86%) EIGRP
17 33 (10.86%) WLAN
18 30 (9.87%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.54%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.99%) Big Data
2 3 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.33%) Informix
3 1 (0.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.33%) Power BI
3 1 (0.33%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (1.32%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.32%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.66%) JIRA
3 2 (0.66%) MSI
4 1 (0.33%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.33%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.33%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.33%) Rational Quality Manager
4 1 (0.33%) Selenium
4 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.33%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.33%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 44 (14.47%) Finance
2 10 (3.29%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.96%) Retail
4 6 (1.97%) Multimedia
5 5 (1.64%) Banking
6 3 (0.99%) Billing
7 2 (0.66%) Back Office
7 2 (0.66%) French Language
7 2 (0.66%) Italian Language
7 2 (0.66%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.33%) Legal
8 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 91 (29.93%) Network Engineer
2 41 (13.49%) Analyst
3 34 (11.18%) Architect
4 30 (9.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 19 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
5 19 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 18 (5.92%) Cisco Engineer
6 18 (5.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 14 (4.61%) Security Engineer
8 13 (4.28%) Network Security Engineer
8 13 (4.28%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 12 (3.95%) Enterprise Architect
10 11 (3.62%) Consultant
11 10 (3.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 10 (3.29%) Infrastructure Support
11 10 (3.29%) Network Architect
11 10 (3.29%) Network Specialist
11 10 (3.29%) Senior Network Security Engineer
11 10 (3.29%) Senior Security Engineer
12 9 (2.96%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (17.76%) 802.1X
2 7 (2.30%) XMPP
3 4 (1.32%) Web Services
4 2 (0.66%) .NET
4 2 (0.66%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (0.66%) LDAP
4 2 (0.66%) Node.js
4 2 (0.66%) Web Services Management
5 1 (0.33%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.33%) CSS
5 1 (0.33%) HTML
5 1 (0.33%) JSON
5 1 (0.33%) Middleware
5 1 (0.33%) SAML
5 1 (0.33%) Sensu
5 1 (0.33%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 72 (23.68%) Data Centre
2 17 (5.59%) Clustering
3 15 (4.93%) Private Cloud
4 13 (4.28%) PKI
5 8 (2.63%) CLARiiON
6 6 (1.97%) Public Cloud
6 6 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.32%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.32%) Replication
9 3 (0.99%) BYOD
9 3 (0.99%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.99%) EMC VNX
9 3 (0.99%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.66%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.66%) CMDB
10 2 (0.66%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 121 (39.80%) Windows
2 66 (21.71%) Windows Server
3 36 (11.84%) Linux
4 30 (9.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (7.89%) Windows 10
6 22 (7.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (6.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (5.92%) Unix
8 18 (5.92%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.97%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.64%) SUSE
11 4 (1.32%) Check Point GAiA
11 4 (1.32%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.99%) CentOS
13 2 (0.66%) Solaris
14 1 (0.33%) AIX
14 1 (0.33%) HPUX
14 1 (0.33%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (25.66%) ITIL
2 43 (14.14%) Network Management
3 38 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
4 33 (10.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 25 (8.22%) Load Balancing
6 23 (7.57%) Network Design
7 17 (5.59%) Project Management
8 16 (5.26%) Change Management
9 15 (4.93%) Disaster Recovery
9 15 (4.93%) Service Management
10 13 (4.28%) Change Control
10 13 (4.28%) DevOps
10 13 (4.28%) Network Load Balancing
10 13 (4.28%) Service Delivery
11 12 (3.95%) Migration
11 12 (3.95%) Validation
12 11 (3.62%) Patch Management
12 11 (3.62%) Root Cause Analysis
12 11 (3.62%) Server Management
13 10 (3.29%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 35 (11.51%) PowerShell
2 34 (11.18%) SQL
3 8 (2.63%) Perl
4 7 (2.30%) Python
5 4 (1.32%) C
5 4 (1.32%) VBScript
6 3 (0.99%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.99%) Java
6 3 (0.99%) PHP
6 3 (0.99%) Ruby
6 3 (0.99%) VBA
7 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.66%) VB
8 1 (0.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 89 (29.28%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (23.36%) Security Cleared
3 65 (21.38%) CCNP
4 59 (19.41%) SC Cleared
5 39 (12.83%) CCNA
6 23 (7.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (5.59%) Degree
7 17 (5.59%) MCSE
8 11 (3.62%) CCIE
9 9 (2.96%) DV Cleared
10 8 (2.63%) CCSA
10 8 (2.63%) Novell Certification
11 7 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (2.30%) JNCIA
11 7 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (1.97%) MCITP
13 5 (1.64%) ISTQB
14 4 (1.32%) CCDP
14 4 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (1.32%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.62%) SLA
2 8 (2.63%) GDPR
3 5 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.66%) ISO 22301
4 2 (0.66%) QA
5 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 79 (25.99%) Active Directory
2 61 (20.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (11.51%) Hyper-V
4 25 (8.22%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (5.92%) vSphere
6 13 (4.28%) Virtual Servers
7 11 (3.62%) XenApp
8 8 (2.63%) IAG
8 8 (2.63%) ProxySG
8 8 (2.63%) UAG
9 5 (1.64%) Terminal Services
9 5 (1.64%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (1.32%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.99%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.99%) Firmware
11 3 (0.99%) NFS
11 3 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.66%) Docker
12 2 (0.66%) StorNext
Systems Management
1 66 (21.71%) SCCM
2 53 (17.43%) SCOM
3 30 (9.87%) Cisco Prime
4 21 (6.91%) Nagios
5 20 (6.58%) Microsoft Clustering
5 20 (6.58%) NetBackup
6 19 (6.25%) SolarWinds Orion
7 14 (4.61%) FortiGate
7 14 (4.61%) SCVMM
8 10 (3.29%) Cacti
8 10 (3.29%) Cisco CUCM
9 9 (2.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 8 (2.63%) Failover Clustering
10 8 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
10 8 (2.63%) SCOrch
11 7 (2.30%) AirWatch
11 7 (2.30%) HP SIM
12 6 (1.97%) Cisco UCCX
12 6 (1.97%) WSUS
13 5 (1.64%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 170 (55.92%) Cisco
2 98 (32.24%) VMware
3 68 (22.37%) Microsoft
4 54 (17.76%) HP
5 51 (16.78%) F5
6 46 (15.13%) CheckPoint
7 34 (11.18%) Palo Alto
8 29 (9.54%) Meraki
9 28 (9.21%) Juniper
10 22 (7.24%) Aruba
11 21 (6.91%) Citrix
12 19 (6.25%) EMC
12 19 (6.25%) Riverbed
13 16 (5.26%) Blue Coat
14 15 (4.93%) Fortinet
15 13 (4.28%) NetApp
15 13 (4.28%) Symantec
16 12 (3.95%) Aerohive Networks
17 11 (3.62%) Dell
17 11 (3.62%) Remedy