Period
to 30 October 2020

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 30 October 2020 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 358 528 580
Rank change year-on-year +170 +52 -7
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 132 265 307
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.34% 0.32%
As % of the Vendors category 1.09% 0.80% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 185 205
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £218
90th Percentile £494 £525 £575
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £388
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £48.75 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.21% -7.14% +5.00%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -26.32% +131.71% -51.76%

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 12,083 32,981 39,369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 43.10% 42.59% 41.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,439 20,919 24,673
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £250 £245 £250
90th Percentile £675 £638 £631
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 458 1,243 1,509
Median hourly rate £30.00 £19.03 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.65% +8.74% +2.94%
10th Percentile £12.29 £11.17 £11.01
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.00 £45.87
Median hourly rate £31.50 £19.71 £17.50
% change year-on-year +59.82% +12.63% +0.72%

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 30 October 2020.

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 30 October 2020. 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 +174 59 £375 -9.09% 17
South East +139 23 £375 -6.25% 7
Midlands +52 19 £413 +3.13% 5
West Midlands +42 18 £425 +6.25% 4
South West +105 13 £394 -5.12% 1
North of England +100 10 £300 -4.00% 10
East of England +74 8 £383 +39.09% 1
North West +79 6 £275 -24.14% 9
North East +37 4 £350 +16.67%
East Midlands +39 1 £275 -0.90% 1
SolarWinds
UK

For the 6 months to 30 October 2020, 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 75 (56.82%) Windows
2 64 (48.48%) Security Cleared
3 49 (37.12%) Cisco
4 42 (31.82%) SC Cleared
4 42 (31.82%) VMware
5 41 (31.06%) Firewall
6 40 (30.30%) Active Directory
6 40 (30.30%) WAN
6 40 (30.30%) Windows Server
7 39 (29.55%) LAN
8 37 (28.03%) PowerShell
9 34 (25.76%) Cisco Certification
10 32 (24.24%) Azure
11 31 (23.48%) Microsoft
12 30 (22.73%) Linux
12 30 (22.73%) DV Cleared
12 30 (22.73%) Splunk
13 28 (21.21%) VPN
14 27 (20.45%) BGP
14 27 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
15 25 (18.94%) CCNP
15 25 (18.94%) Analytical Skills
16 24 (18.18%) Juniper
16 24 (18.18%) SCCM
17 23 (17.42%) SCOM
17 23 (17.42%) Data Centre
18 22 (16.67%) CCNA
18 22 (16.67%) DNS
18 22 (16.67%) VoIP
18 22 (16.67%) ITIL

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 11 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (6.06%) IIS
3 7 (5.30%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.27%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.76%) Apache
5 1 (0.76%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) assyst
1 1 (0.76%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 32 (24.24%) Azure
2 16 (12.12%) Office 365
3 10 (7.58%) IaaS
4 9 (6.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (5.30%) AWS
5 7 (5.30%) PaaS
5 7 (5.30%) SaaS
6 5 (3.79%) Power Automate
7 2 (1.52%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.76%) Datadog
8 1 (0.76%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.76%) Serverless
8 1 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 41 (31.06%) Firewall
2 40 (30.30%) WAN
3 39 (29.55%) LAN
4 28 (21.21%) VPN
5 27 (20.45%) BGP
6 22 (16.67%) DNS
6 22 (16.67%) VoIP
7 21 (15.91%) Cisco Nexus
7 21 (15.91%) OSPF
8 19 (14.39%) SAN
9 16 (12.12%) Cisco ISE
10 15 (11.36%) EIGRP
11 13 (9.85%) DHCP
12 12 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (8.33%) DMVPN
13 11 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 10 (7.58%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (7.58%) Wireless
15 9 (6.82%) Network Security
16 8 (6.06%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.33%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.52%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (1.52%) MS Access
3 2 (1.52%) MySQL
3 2 (1.52%) Power BI
3 2 (1.52%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (8.33%) eggPlant
1 11 (8.33%) JMeter
1 11 (8.33%) LoadUI
1 11 (8.33%) NeoLoad
2 5 (3.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.52%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.76%) Gatling
4 1 (0.76%) JIRA
4 1 (0.76%) QALoad
General
1 15 (11.36%) Finance
2 13 (9.85%) Public Sector
3 6 (4.55%) Banking
4 4 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.52%) Electronics
5 2 (1.52%) Local Government
5 2 (1.52%) Marketing
6 1 (0.76%) German Language
6 1 (0.76%) Law
6 1 (0.76%) Legal
6 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 16 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (7.58%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
4 9 (6.82%) Security Engineer
4 9 (6.82%) Senior Network Engineer
5 8 (6.06%) Test Engineer
6 7 (5.30%) Performance Engineer
6 7 (5.30%) Performance Test Engineer
7 6 (4.55%) Administrator
7 6 (4.55%) PowerShell Engineer
8 5 (3.79%) Analyst
8 5 (3.79%) Azure Engineer
8 5 (3.79%) Design Engineer
8 5 (3.79%) Field Engineer
8 5 (3.79%) IT Engineer
8 5 (3.79%) Network Design Engineer
8 5 (3.79%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 5 (3.79%) Technical Leader
8 5 (3.79%) Technical Support
9 4 (3.03%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.85%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (3.79%) HTML
3 2 (1.52%) .NET
3 2 (1.52%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.52%) Middleware
4 1 (0.76%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.76%) CGI
4 1 (0.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 25 (18.94%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (17.42%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.55%) HP StoreVirtual
3 6 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.55%) Public Cloud
4 5 (3.79%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.27%) iSeries
5 3 (2.27%) PKI
5 3 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.52%) CCTV
6 2 (1.52%) Cyberattack
6 2 (1.52%) NHS
6 2 (1.52%) Replication
6 2 (1.52%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.76%) Clustering
7 1 (0.76%) CMDB
7 1 (0.76%) Digital Signage
7 1 (0.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.76%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 75 (56.82%) Windows
2 40 (30.30%) Windows Server
3 30 (22.73%) Linux
4 16 (12.12%) Windows 10
4 16 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (12.12%) Windows Server 2016
5 11 (8.33%) Unix
5 11 (8.33%) Windows Server 2019
6 10 (7.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (5.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.03%) Check Point GAiA
9 2 (1.52%) Android
9 2 (1.52%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.76%) CentOS
10 1 (0.76%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.67%) ITIL
2 21 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 14 (10.61%) Network Management
5 13 (9.85%) Cryptography
5 13 (9.85%) Network Monitoring
5 13 (9.85%) Waterfall
6 12 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
6 12 (9.09%) Service Delivery
7 11 (8.33%) Performance Testing
7 11 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
7 11 (8.33%) SDLC
7 11 (8.33%) SIEM
7 11 (8.33%) Test Planning
8 10 (7.58%) Patch Management
8 10 (7.58%) Project Delivery
8 10 (7.58%) Test Strategy
9 9 (6.82%) High Availability
9 9 (6.82%) Network Design
9 9 (6.82%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (28.03%) PowerShell
2 19 (14.39%) SQL
3 17 (12.88%) Python
4 5 (3.79%) Bash Shell
4 5 (3.79%) Perl
5 4 (3.03%) Java
5 4 (3.03%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.52%) C
6 2 (1.52%) C#
7 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 64 (48.48%) Security Cleared
2 42 (31.82%) SC Cleared
3 34 (25.76%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (22.73%) DV Cleared
5 25 (18.94%) CCNP
6 22 (16.67%) CCNA
7 12 (9.09%) CCIE
8 10 (7.58%) CCDA
9 8 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (5.30%) CCDP
11 6 (4.55%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 6 (4.55%) MCSE
12 4 (3.03%) CISSP
12 4 (3.03%) JNCIA
12 4 (3.03%) MCSA
13 3 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (2.27%) Degree
13 3 (2.27%) Network+ Certification
14 2 (1.52%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.55%) Government Security Classifications
2 5 (3.79%) NCSC
3 4 (3.03%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (2.27%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.27%) QA
4 3 (2.27%) SLA
5 2 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.76%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.76%) RMADS
System Software
1 40 (30.30%) Active Directory
2 27 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.30%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (5.30%) vSphere
5 6 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (3.79%) VMware NSX
7 3 (2.27%) XenApp
7 3 (2.27%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 24 (18.18%) SCCM
2 23 (17.42%) SCOM
3 15 (11.36%) ZABBIX
4 14 (10.61%) WSUS
5 13 (9.85%) SolarWinds Orion
6 10 (7.58%) WMI
7 9 (6.82%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (4.55%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (4.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 5 (3.79%) Ansible
9 5 (3.79%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (3.79%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (3.03%) Cisco Prime
10 4 (3.03%) Cisco UCCX
10 4 (3.03%) Puppet
11 3 (2.27%) Control-M
11 3 (2.27%) EMC VPLEX
11 3 (2.27%) Nagios
11 3 (2.27%) OpenView
12 2 (1.52%) OVSD
Vendors
1 49 (37.12%) Cisco
2 42 (31.82%) VMware
3 31 (23.48%) Microsoft
4 30 (22.73%) Splunk
5 24 (18.18%) Juniper
6 21 (15.91%) Dell
7 18 (13.64%) Citrix
7 18 (13.64%) HP
8 16 (12.12%) F5
9 15 (11.36%) Palo Alto
10 12 (9.09%) AppDynamics
10 12 (9.09%) ServiceNow
11 11 (8.33%) CheckPoint
11 11 (8.33%) Dynatrace
11 11 (8.33%) New Relic
12 10 (7.58%) Oracle
13 9 (6.82%) McAfee
14 7 (5.30%) EMC
15 6 (4.55%) Meraki
15 6 (4.55%) Sophos