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 3 months to 30 March 2017 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 435 483 397
Rank change year-on-year +48 -86  
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 141 141 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.28% 0.43%
As % of the Vendors category 0.77% 0.65% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 86 123
Median daily rate £375 £378 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.66% +0.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £241 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £477 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £375 £380
% change year-on-year -0.66% -1.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 6
Median hourly rate £44.25 £45.00 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.66% +59.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.65 £37.80 £22.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.85 £65.00 £46.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year - +82.97%  

SolarWinds is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 18366 21835 22084
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.74% 43.70% 45.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 11435 13486 12793
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £565 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 640 758 951
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.71 £10.26 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £50.14 £42.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing SolarWinds as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +43 69 £388 -3.12% 16
South East -9 25 £450 +18.42% 3
South West +11 16 £325 -25.71% 3
East Midlands +1 9 £283 -
West Midlands +24 8 £375 - 2
Yorkshire +20 7 £331 -21.82% 3
North West +27 4 £538 +110.78% 4
East of England +4 3 £255 -18.40% 3
SolarWinds
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 145 (52.16%) Cisco
2 110 (39.57%) Firewall
3 90 (32.37%) Cisco Certification
4 82 (29.50%) WAN
5 79 (28.42%) LAN
6 78 (28.06%) Windows
7 76 (27.34%) VMware
8 75 (26.98%) Wireless
9 70 (25.18%) Cisco ASA
10 68 (24.46%) CheckPoint
11 63 (22.66%) Microsoft
11 63 (22.66%) Security Cleared
11 63 (22.66%) Data Centre
12 57 (20.50%) Cisco Nexus
12 57 (20.50%) ITIL
13 54 (19.42%) Active Directory
14 53 (19.06%) Linux
15 52 (18.71%) CCNA
16 51 (18.35%) CCNP
16 51 (18.35%) Network Management
17 49 (17.63%) SC Cleared
18 48 (17.27%) BGP
19 46 (16.55%) F5
20 45 (16.19%) Palo Alto
21 43 (15.47%) VMware Infrastructure
22 42 (15.11%) VPN
23 41 (14.75%) OSPF
24 40 (14.39%) Windows Server
25 39 (14.03%) HP
25 39 (14.03%) DNS

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 15 (5.40%) MS Exchange
2 9 (3.24%) Skype for Business
3 8 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (2.88%) IIS
4 7 (2.52%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.16%) Apache
6 5 (1.80%) Confluence
6 5 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.80%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.08%) ArcGIS
7 3 (1.08%) GlassFish
7 3 (1.08%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 1 (0.36%) JBoss
9 1 (0.36%) nginx
Applications
1 14 (5.04%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.32%) MS Office
3 9 (3.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (5.40%) Office 365
3 10 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (3.24%) IaaS
5 6 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (2.16%) OneDrive
5 6 (2.16%) Yammer
6 3 (1.08%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.72%) GitHub
7 2 (0.72%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.36%) PaaS
8 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 110 (39.57%) Firewall
2 82 (29.50%) WAN
3 79 (28.42%) LAN
4 75 (26.98%) Wireless
5 70 (25.18%) Cisco ASA
6 57 (20.50%) Cisco Nexus
7 48 (17.27%) BGP
8 42 (15.11%) VPN
9 41 (14.75%) OSPF
10 39 (14.03%) DNS
11 38 (13.67%) MPLS
12 37 (13.31%) TCP/IP
13 31 (11.15%) DHCP
14 27 (9.71%) Unified Communications
15 23 (8.27%) Cisco IOS
16 20 (7.19%) SAN
17 18 (6.47%) Network Security
18 15 (5.40%) VoIP
19 14 (5.04%) Cisco Wireless
19 14 (5.04%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.63%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.80%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.80%) MySQL
5 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.36%) Big Data
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (1.80%) Bitbucket
1 5 (1.80%) Git (software)
1 5 (1.80%) JIRA
2 3 (1.08%) GitLab
3 2 (0.72%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.72%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.36%) Selenium
General
1 35 (12.59%) Finance
2 7 (2.52%) Retail
3 6 (2.16%) Back Office
3 6 (2.16%) Law
4 4 (1.44%) Legal
4 4 (1.44%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.08%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.72%) Banking
6 2 (0.72%) Billing
6 2 (0.72%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.72%) Publishing
7 1 (0.36%) Electronics
7 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.36%) Local Government
7 1 (0.36%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 81 (29.14%) Network Engineer
2 28 (10.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 26 (9.35%) Cisco Engineer
4 23 (8.27%) Analyst
5 22 (7.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 21 (7.55%) Systems Engineer
7 18 (6.47%) Consultant
7 18 (6.47%) Senior Network Engineer
8 15 (5.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 15 (5.40%) Network Analyst
9 14 (5.04%) Linux Engineer
9 14 (5.04%) Windows Engineer
10 13 (4.68%) Administrator
10 13 (4.68%) Cisco Analyst
10 13 (4.68%) Cisco Network Analyst
10 13 (4.68%) Windows Systems Engineer
11 11 (3.96%) Architect
12 10 (3.60%) Unix Engineer
12 10 (3.60%) Unix Linux Engineer
13 9 (3.24%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.19%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.80%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (1.80%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (1.44%) Middleware
3 4 (1.44%) Web Services
4 3 (1.08%) LAMP
5 1 (0.36%) CSS
5 1 (0.36%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 63 (22.66%) Data Centre
2 30 (10.79%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.76%) CMDB
4 11 (3.96%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.60%) Clustering
5 10 (3.60%) PKI
6 7 (2.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.08%) PMI
7 3 (1.08%) User Experience
8 2 (0.72%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.72%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.72%) Life Science
8 2 (0.72%) NHS
8 2 (0.72%) RSA SecurID
8 2 (0.72%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.72%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 1 (0.36%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.36%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 78 (28.06%) Windows
2 53 (19.06%) Linux
3 40 (14.39%) Windows Server
4 32 (11.51%) Unix
5 23 (8.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (5.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (4.68%) Solaris
8 11 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (2.16%) CentOS
11 5 (1.80%) Android
12 3 (1.08%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.72%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.36%) AIX
14 1 (0.36%) HPUX
14 1 (0.36%) SUSE
14 1 (0.36%) VyOS
14 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (20.50%) ITIL
2 51 (18.35%) Network Management
3 32 (11.51%) Migration
4 29 (10.43%) Change Management
4 29 (10.43%) Service Management
5 22 (7.91%) Network Monitoring
6 17 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (5.76%) Load Balancing
7 16 (5.76%) Project Management
8 14 (5.04%) High Availability
8 14 (5.04%) ITIL V3
9 13 (4.68%) Performance Monitoring
10 10 (3.60%) Configuration Management
10 10 (3.60%) DevOps
11 9 (3.24%) Business Analysis
11 9 (3.24%) Identity Management
11 9 (3.24%) ITSM
11 9 (3.24%) Kalman Filter
11 9 (3.24%) Security Hardening
12 8 (2.88%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 22 (7.91%) Python
2 20 (7.19%) PowerShell
3 14 (5.04%) C
4 12 (4.32%) Perl
4 12 (4.32%) SQL
5 9 (3.24%) Java
6 8 (2.88%) PHP
7 6 (2.16%) C#
7 6 (2.16%) Ruby
8 5 (1.80%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.44%) VBScript
10 2 (0.72%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.72%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.72%) VB
10 2 (0.72%) VB6
11 1 (0.36%) C++
Qualifications
1 90 (32.37%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (22.66%) Security Cleared
3 52 (18.71%) CCNA
4 51 (18.35%) CCNP
5 49 (17.63%) SC Cleared
6 37 (13.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 26 (9.35%) MCSE
8 17 (6.12%) MCITP
8 17 (6.12%) MCP
9 11 (3.96%) CCIE
9 11 (3.96%) MCSA
10 7 (2.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (2.16%) DV Cleared
11 6 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.44%) Degree
13 3 (1.08%) PMI Certification
13 3 (1.08%) PMP
14 2 (0.72%) CCA
14 2 (0.72%) CCSA
14 2 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.12%) SLA
2 12 (4.32%) Data Quality
3 9 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (2.16%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.72%) PMO
6 1 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 54 (19.42%) Active Directory
2 43 (15.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (8.27%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.24%) ProxySG
5 7 (2.52%) Docker
5 7 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (1.44%) XenApp
8 3 (1.08%) vCloud
8 3 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (1.08%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.72%) BIND 9
9 2 (0.72%) Postfix
9 2 (0.72%) VMware GSX
9 2 (0.72%) XenServer
10 1 (0.36%) Firmware
10 1 (0.36%) FreeRADIUS
10 1 (0.36%) NFS
10 1 (0.36%) vSphere
10 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (10.79%) Nagios
2 29 (10.43%) Cisco Prime
3 24 (8.63%) SCOM
4 17 (6.12%) SCCM
5 11 (3.96%) Nessus
5 11 (3.96%) SolarWinds Orion
6 10 (3.60%) Puppet
7 9 (3.24%) Backup Exec
7 9 (3.24%) FortiGate
7 9 (3.24%) OPNET
7 9 (3.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 8 (2.88%) Cisco UCCX
8 8 (2.88%) Microsoft Clustering
9 7 (2.52%) Cisco CUCM
9 7 (2.52%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (2.52%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (2.16%) CA Spectrum
10 6 (2.16%) PowerCLI
11 5 (1.80%) Kibana
11 5 (1.80%) logstash
Vendors
1 145 (52.16%) Cisco
2 76 (27.34%) VMware
3 68 (24.46%) CheckPoint
4 63 (22.66%) Microsoft
5 46 (16.55%) F5
6 45 (16.19%) Palo Alto
7 39 (14.03%) HP
8 34 (12.23%) Juniper
9 32 (11.51%) Citrix
10 22 (7.91%) Red Hat
11 20 (7.19%) Intel Security
12 18 (6.47%) Blue Coat
12 18 (6.47%) Riverbed
13 17 (6.12%) CA
13 17 (6.12%) LANDesk
13 17 (6.12%) Splunk
14 16 (5.76%) Symantec
15 14 (5.04%) Aruba
15 14 (5.04%) Forcepoint
16 13 (4.68%) NetApp
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