Period
to 20 October 2017

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 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
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 544 582 551
Rank change year-on-year +38 -31 +2
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 290 302 324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.31% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 0.74% 0.68% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 214 195
England median daily rate £363 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £185 £257 £259
90th Percentile £525 £538 £475
UK median daily rate £355 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -11.14% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 14
England median hourly rate £50.00 £18.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +177.78% -55.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £24.96 £12.60 £21.08
90th Percentile £54.00 £21.00 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £14.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +203.57% -65.00% -11.11%

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 39337 44143 45458
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 43.06% 44.85% 43.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 24510 27359 27317
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £245 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £430 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1275 1557 2005
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +6.03%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.80 £44.00 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.10 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.34% -2.29% +4.67%

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 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 6 months to 20 October 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 6 months to 20 October 2017. 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 +25 137 £350 -22.12% 5
South East +26 67 £360 -7.10% 10
Midlands +3 29 £400 +14.78% 4
South West +35 28 £370 +2.78% 3
North of England +71 22 £350 +21.74% 3
West Midlands -1 20 £400 - 3
North West +30 16 £388 +29.17% 3
East Midlands -6 9 £223 -24.58% 1
East of England -36 7 £300 -11.76% 2
Yorkshire +29 4 £316 -23.33%
North East +66 2 £275 +22.22%
SolarWinds
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 170 (58.62%) Cisco
2 166 (57.24%) Firewall
3 99 (34.14%) LAN
4 96 (33.10%) Windows
5 91 (31.38%) WAN
6 84 (28.97%) Cisco Certification
7 71 (24.48%) Active Directory
7 71 (24.48%) CheckPoint
7 71 (24.48%) ITIL
8 68 (23.45%) Cisco ASA
9 64 (22.07%) SCOM
10 62 (21.38%) CCNP
11 61 (21.03%) Microsoft
11 61 (21.03%) VMware
12 60 (20.69%) VPN
12 60 (20.69%) DNS
12 60 (20.69%) Network Security
13 55 (18.97%) HP
13 55 (18.97%) Juniper
14 50 (17.24%) TCP/IP
14 50 (17.24%) Data Centre
15 48 (16.55%) Network Management
16 47 (16.21%) SCCM
16 47 (16.21%) Security Cleared
17 46 (15.86%) F5
18 44 (15.17%) VoIP
18 44 (15.17%) Palo Alto
19 43 (14.83%) Windows Server
20 42 (14.48%) Citrix
20 42 (14.48%) Cisco Nexus

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 14 (4.83%) IIS
2 12 (4.14%) Skype for Business
3 10 (3.45%) MS Exchange
4 9 (3.10%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.76%) SAS
6 7 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (1.38%) Drupal
8 4 (1.38%) WordPress
9 3 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.03%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.34%) Apache
11 1 (0.34%) Confluence
Applications
1 24 (8.28%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (6.90%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.69%) Maximo
3 2 (0.69%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 36 (12.41%) Amazon AWS
1 36 (12.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.10%) Office 365
3 8 (2.76%) IaaS
4 5 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.03%) Akamai
5 3 (1.03%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (1.03%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.69%) G Suite
7 1 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 166 (57.24%) Firewall
2 99 (34.14%) LAN
3 91 (31.38%) WAN
4 68 (23.45%) Cisco ASA
5 60 (20.69%) DNS
5 60 (20.69%) Network Security
5 60 (20.69%) VPN
6 50 (17.24%) TCP/IP
7 44 (15.17%) VoIP
8 42 (14.48%) Cisco Nexus
9 39 (13.45%) DHCP
10 37 (12.76%) BGP
10 37 (12.76%) OSPF
11 36 (12.41%) MPLS
12 32 (11.03%) SAN
12 32 (11.03%) Wi-Fi
12 32 (11.03%) Wireless
13 29 (10.00%) VLAN
14 28 (9.66%) WLAN
15 26 (8.97%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.76%) MySQL
3 4 (1.38%) MariaDB
3 4 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.03%) DB2
4 3 (1.03%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.03%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.69%) Big Data
5 2 (0.69%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.69%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.34%) Sisense
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.76%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.34%) GitLab
3 1 (0.34%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.34%) JIRA
3 1 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 32 (11.03%) Finance
2 14 (4.83%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.14%) Banking
4 8 (2.76%) Law
5 4 (1.38%) Billing
6 3 (1.03%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.69%) Electronics
7 2 (0.69%) Marketing
7 2 (0.69%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.69%) Publishing
8 1 (0.34%) German Language
8 1 (0.34%) Military
8 1 (0.34%) Retail
Job Titles
1 117 (40.34%) Network Engineer
2 31 (10.69%) Architect
3 29 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 24 (8.28%) Security Engineer
5 22 (7.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 19 (6.55%) Administrator
6 19 (6.55%) Analyst
6 19 (6.55%) Consultant
7 18 (6.21%) Support Engineer
8 17 (5.86%) Network Security Engineer
9 16 (5.52%) Desktop Support
10 15 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 15 (5.17%) Operations Engineer
11 14 (4.83%) Network Support
11 14 (4.83%) Senior Network Engineer
12 12 (4.14%) Desktop Administrator
12 12 (4.14%) Desktop Support Administrator
12 12 (4.14%) Server Engineer
13 11 (3.79%) Windows Engineer
14 10 (3.45%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.52%) 802.1X
2 14 (4.83%) Web Services
3 5 (1.72%) .NET
4 2 (0.69%) Rendezvous
4 2 (0.69%) Sensu
5 1 (0.34%) JSON
5 1 (0.34%) LAMP
5 1 (0.34%) Middleware
5 1 (0.34%) REST
5 1 (0.34%) SOAP
5 1 (0.34%) XML
5 1 (0.34%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (17.24%) Data Centre
2 17 (5.86%) PKI
3 15 (5.17%) Public Cloud
4 13 (4.48%) Clustering
4 13 (4.48%) Replication
5 10 (3.45%) CMDB
6 9 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (3.10%) Virtual Team
7 8 (2.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 6 (2.07%) NHS
9 5 (1.72%) BYOD
9 5 (1.72%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.38%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.38%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.38%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.38%) Thin Client
11 3 (1.03%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.03%) Reference Data
11 3 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 96 (33.10%) Windows
2 43 (14.83%) Windows Server
3 36 (12.41%) Linux
4 24 (8.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (5.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (5.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (4.14%) CentOS
6 12 (4.14%) Unix
7 8 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (2.07%) SUSE
9 5 (1.72%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.03%) Android
10 3 (1.03%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.69%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.34%) AIX
12 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.34%) Solaris
12 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (24.48%) ITIL
2 48 (16.55%) Network Management
3 40 (13.79%) Network Monitoring
4 30 (10.34%) Change Management
4 30 (10.34%) Service Management
5 25 (8.62%) Network Architecture
6 23 (7.93%) Network Design
7 20 (6.90%) High Availability
8 18 (6.21%) Service Delivery
9 16 (5.52%) Configuration Management
9 16 (5.52%) DevOps
9 16 (5.52%) Project Management
10 15 (5.17%) Cybersecurity
10 15 (5.17%) Open Source
10 15 (5.17%) Patch Management
10 15 (5.17%) Problem Management
11 14 (4.83%) Information Security
11 14 (4.83%) SIEM
12 12 (4.14%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (4.14%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 36 (12.41%) PowerShell
2 33 (11.38%) SQL
3 7 (2.41%) VBScript
4 6 (2.07%) Bash Shell
5 5 (1.72%) C
6 4 (1.38%) Perl
6 4 (1.38%) PHP
6 4 (1.38%) Python
7 3 (1.03%) C++
7 3 (1.03%) VB
8 2 (0.69%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.34%) C-shell
9 1 (0.34%) Java
9 1 (0.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 84 (28.97%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (21.38%) CCNP
3 47 (16.21%) Security Cleared
4 33 (11.38%) SC Cleared
5 31 (10.69%) CCNA
6 23 (7.93%) CCIE
7 18 (6.21%) MCSE
7 18 (6.21%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (4.48%) Degree
9 12 (4.14%) DV Cleared
10 10 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (2.41%) MCSA
12 5 (1.72%) JNCIA
13 4 (1.38%) CCDA
13 4 (1.38%) CCSE
13 4 (1.38%) CISA
13 4 (1.38%) CISSP
13 4 (1.38%) JNCIP
13 4 (1.38%) JNCIS
13 4 (1.38%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.55%) SLA
2 10 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.72%) COBIT
4 4 (1.38%) GDPR
5 3 (1.03%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.03%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.34%) PMO
7 1 (0.34%) QA
System Software
1 71 (24.48%) Active Directory
2 29 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 29 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (8.28%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (2.07%) Samba
4 6 (2.07%) VMware Server
5 5 (1.72%) NFS
5 5 (1.72%) ProxySG
5 5 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.72%) vSphere
5 5 (1.72%) XenApp
6 4 (1.38%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (1.38%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (1.03%) DFS Replication
7 3 (1.03%) Firmware
8 2 (0.69%) Docker
8 2 (0.69%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.69%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.34%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 64 (22.07%) SCOM
2 47 (16.21%) SCCM
3 23 (7.93%) SolarWinds Orion
4 20 (6.90%) Cisco Prime
5 18 (6.21%) Nagios
6 15 (5.17%) SCSM
7 11 (3.79%) Cacti
8 9 (3.10%) WMI
9 8 (2.76%) QRadar
10 7 (2.41%) SCVMM
11 6 (2.07%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 6 (2.07%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (2.07%) OpenView
12 5 (1.72%) Backup Exec
12 5 (1.72%) HP Data Protector
12 5 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
13 4 (1.38%) Microsoft Clustering
13 4 (1.38%) NetBackup
13 4 (1.38%) WSUS
14 3 (1.03%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 170 (58.62%) Cisco
2 71 (24.48%) CheckPoint
3 61 (21.03%) Microsoft
3 61 (21.03%) VMware
4 55 (18.97%) HP
4 55 (18.97%) Juniper
5 46 (15.86%) F5
6 44 (15.17%) Palo Alto
7 42 (14.48%) Citrix
8 25 (8.62%) Riverbed
9 22 (7.59%) NetApp
10 21 (7.24%) Splunk
11 16 (5.52%) Blue Coat
12 15 (5.17%) Aruba
12 15 (5.17%) Fortinet
13 14 (4.83%) IBM
13 14 (4.83%) SAP
14 13 (4.48%) Red Hat
14 13 (4.48%) Sophos
15 12 (4.14%) CA