Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 531 568 557
Rank change year-on-year +37 -11 0
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 322 268 307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.30% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 0.82% 0.66% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 166 176
England median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £213 £221 £250
90th Percentile £513 £506 £475
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 19
England median hourly rate £32.50 £46.75 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.48% +8.72% +4.24%
10th Percentile £31.40 £18.38 £21.20
90th Percentile £34.75 £55.00 £60.60
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £38.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -57.89% -11.63% +4.24%

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 39,059 40,744 41,752
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.28% 45.05% 42.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,885 25,215 25,002
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £231
90th Percentile £625 £588 £585
UK median daily rate £436 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,268 1,486 1,784
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.72% -0.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.13
90th Percentile £45.30 £45.38 £45.25
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +9.09%

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 17 January 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
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 17 January 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 -18 126 £383 -12.57% 28
South East +32 105 £350 -6.67% 30
Midlands +3 34 £413 +20.53% 8
North of England +47 27 £350 +16.67% 14
West Midlands +2 25 £425 - 5
North West +16 16 £388 +19.23% 6
South West +5 16 £238 -35.81% 8
East of England -16 14 £300 +17.65% 2
East Midlands -1 9 £220 -26.67% 3
Yorkshire +20 8 £308 -12.14% 8
North East +52 3 £300 +33.33%
SolarWinds
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 157 (48.76%) Cisco
2 147 (45.65%) Firewall
3 141 (43.79%) Windows
4 117 (36.34%) VMware
5 92 (28.57%) Active Directory
6 90 (27.95%) Microsoft
7 87 (27.02%) WAN
8 83 (25.78%) ITIL
9 82 (25.47%) Windows Server
10 81 (25.16%) LAN
10 81 (25.16%) SCOM
11 74 (22.98%) Cisco Certification
12 72 (22.36%) DNS
13 71 (22.05%) Windows Server 2012
14 65 (20.19%) SCCM
15 63 (19.57%) PowerShell
16 62 (19.25%) CCNP
17 60 (18.63%) Juniper
17 60 (18.63%) CheckPoint
18 57 (17.70%) HP
18 57 (17.70%) Network Monitoring
19 56 (17.39%) Linux
19 56 (17.39%) Security Cleared
20 52 (16.15%) Microsoft Azure
20 52 (16.15%) Data Centre
21 51 (15.84%) Hyper-V
22 49 (15.22%) DHCP
23 48 (14.91%) VPN
24 47 (14.60%) SAN
24 47 (14.60%) Amazon AWS

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 20 (6.21%) Elasticsearch
2 19 (5.90%) MS Exchange
3 14 (4.35%) Skype for Business
4 11 (3.42%) SharePoint
5 10 (3.11%) IIS
6 8 (2.48%) SAS
7 5 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (1.24%) Drupal
8 4 (1.24%) WordPress
9 3 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.93%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.62%) Confluence
11 1 (0.31%) Apache
11 1 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (5.28%) MS Visio
2 13 (4.04%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Maximo
1 2 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.62%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 52 (16.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (14.60%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (4.35%) Office 365
4 8 (2.48%) IaaS
5 6 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.24%) G Suite
7 3 (0.93%) Akamai
7 3 (0.93%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.93%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.93%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.31%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.31%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 147 (45.65%) Firewall
2 87 (27.02%) WAN
3 81 (25.16%) LAN
4 72 (22.36%) DNS
5 49 (15.22%) DHCP
6 48 (14.91%) VPN
7 47 (14.60%) SAN
8 46 (14.29%) TCP/IP
9 42 (13.04%) Network Security
10 38 (11.80%) Cisco ASA
11 36 (11.18%) OSPF
12 33 (10.25%) BGP
12 33 (10.25%) VoIP
13 29 (9.01%) Cisco Nexus
14 27 (8.39%) MPLS
15 23 (7.14%) Wireless
16 20 (6.21%) EIGRP
17 19 (5.90%) SNMP
18 18 (5.59%) Cisco ISE
18 18 (5.59%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (9.63%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.48%) MySQL
2 8 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.24%) MariaDB
5 3 (0.93%) DB2
5 3 (0.93%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.93%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.93%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.31%) Big Data
7 1 (0.31%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.31%) Informix
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
1 3 (0.93%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 2 (0.62%) JIRA
3 1 (0.31%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.31%) GitLab
3 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.31%) MSI
3 1 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 29 (9.01%) Finance
2 14 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.86%) Banking
4 4 (1.24%) Billing
5 3 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.62%) Electronics
6 2 (0.62%) Law
6 2 (0.62%) Marketing
6 2 (0.62%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.62%) Publishing
7 1 (0.31%) French Language
7 1 (0.31%) Legal
Job Titles
1 98 (30.43%) Network Engineer
2 41 (12.73%) Windows Engineer
3 34 (10.56%) Architect
4 26 (8.07%) Analyst
5 25 (7.76%) Cisco Engineer
6 22 (6.83%) Security Engineer
7 21 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 18 (5.59%) Operations Engineer
9 17 (5.28%) Network Security Engineer
9 17 (5.28%) Support Engineer
10 14 (4.35%) Administrator
10 14 (4.35%) Consultant
11 13 (4.04%) Linux Engineer
11 13 (4.04%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 12 (3.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 12 (3.73%) DevOps Engineer
13 11 (3.42%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 11 (3.42%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 11 (3.42%) Senior Network Engineer
13 11 (3.42%) Windows DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.73%) Web Services
2 7 (2.17%) 802.1X
3 5 (1.55%) .NET
4 3 (0.93%) Core Data
5 2 (0.62%) Middleware
5 2 (0.62%) Rendezvous
5 2 (0.62%) SOAP
5 2 (0.62%) XML
6 1 (0.31%) JSON
6 1 (0.31%) LAMP
6 1 (0.31%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.31%) REST
6 1 (0.31%) RESTful
6 1 (0.31%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 52 (16.15%) Data Centre
2 25 (7.76%) Clustering
3 23 (7.14%) Replication
4 17 (5.28%) PKI
5 15 (4.66%) Public Cloud
6 13 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (3.11%) CMDB
8 6 (1.86%) e-Health
8 6 (1.86%) Fat Client
8 6 (1.86%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.24%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.24%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.93%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.93%) Reference Data
10 3 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.62%) iPad
11 2 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 141 (43.79%) Windows
2 82 (25.47%) Windows Server
3 71 (22.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 56 (17.39%) Linux
5 42 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (8.07%) CentOS
6 26 (8.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (5.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (4.35%) Unix
9 7 (2.17%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.24%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.62%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.62%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.31%) AIX
12 1 (0.31%) Android
12 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.31%) Check Point GAiA
12 1 (0.31%) Debian
12 1 (0.31%) Solaris
12 1 (0.31%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (25.78%) ITIL
2 57 (17.70%) Network Monitoring
3 43 (13.35%) Network Management
4 31 (9.63%) Open Source
5 28 (8.70%) DevOps
6 26 (8.07%) Service Management
7 23 (7.14%) Change Management
8 20 (6.21%) Problem Management
9 17 (5.28%) Migration
10 16 (4.97%) Configuration Management
10 16 (4.97%) Load Balancing
10 16 (4.97%) Network Design
10 16 (4.97%) Service Delivery
11 15 (4.66%) Disaster Recovery
11 15 (4.66%) Patch Management
12 13 (4.04%) Network Architecture
12 13 (4.04%) Project Management
12 13 (4.04%) SIEM
13 12 (3.73%) Cybersecurity
13 12 (3.73%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 63 (19.57%) PowerShell
2 43 (13.35%) SQL
3 16 (4.97%) Bash Shell
4 11 (3.42%) VBScript
5 9 (2.80%) Shell Script
6 7 (2.17%) Perl
7 6 (1.86%) Python
8 4 (1.24%) C
8 4 (1.24%) PHP
9 3 (0.93%) VB
10 2 (0.62%) C++
10 2 (0.62%) Java
11 1 (0.31%) AWK
11 1 (0.31%) C-shell
11 1 (0.31%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.31%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 74 (22.98%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (19.25%) CCNP
3 56 (17.39%) Security Cleared
4 46 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 37 (11.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 36 (11.18%) MCSE
7 27 (8.39%) CCNA
7 27 (8.39%) MCSA
8 19 (5.90%) MCITP
9 18 (5.59%) MCP
10 17 (5.28%) CCIE
11 15 (4.66%) Degree
12 13 (4.04%) DV Cleared
13 11 (3.42%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (3.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (2.48%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (1.55%) CCSA
16 4 (1.24%) CISA
16 4 (1.24%) CISMP
16 4 (1.24%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.76%) SLA
2 8 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.55%) COBIT
3 5 (1.55%) GDPR
4 4 (1.24%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.93%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.62%) PMO
6 2 (0.62%) QA
7 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 92 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 51 (15.84%) Hyper-V
3 46 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (11.49%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (3.73%) Samba
5 12 (3.73%) Terminal Services
5 12 (3.73%) XenApp
6 11 (3.42%) ProxySG
7 9 (2.80%) VMware Server
7 9 (2.80%) VMware Workstation
8 8 (2.48%) vSphere
9 5 (1.55%) Docker
10 4 (1.24%) Shibboleth
11 3 (0.93%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.93%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.93%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.31%) Firmware
13 1 (0.31%) NFS
Systems Management
1 81 (25.16%) SCOM
2 65 (20.19%) SCCM
3 28 (8.70%) Nagios
4 25 (7.76%) WMI
5 23 (7.14%) SolarWinds Orion
6 19 (5.90%) SCSM
7 17 (5.28%) Nessus
8 13 (4.04%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (3.73%) SCVMM
10 11 (3.42%) Norton AntiVirus
11 10 (3.11%) HP Data Protector
12 9 (2.80%) Backup Exec
12 9 (2.80%) NetBackup
13 8 (2.48%) Microsoft Clustering
13 8 (2.48%) WhatsUp Gold
14 7 (2.17%) Cacti
15 6 (1.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 5 (1.55%) Cisco Prime
16 5 (1.55%) Puppet
16 5 (1.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 157 (48.76%) Cisco
2 117 (36.34%) VMware
3 90 (27.95%) Microsoft
4 60 (18.63%) CheckPoint
4 60 (18.63%) Juniper
5 57 (17.70%) HP
6 45 (13.98%) Citrix
7 41 (12.73%) F5
8 40 (12.42%) Palo Alto
9 37 (11.49%) Splunk
10 28 (8.70%) NetApp
11 19 (5.90%) IBM
12 18 (5.59%) Blue Coat
12 18 (5.59%) Fortinet
12 18 (5.59%) Ivanti
12 18 (5.59%) Red Hat
12 18 (5.59%) Remedy
13 15 (4.66%) Sophos
13 15 (4.66%) Veeam
14 14 (4.35%) Symantec