Period
to 2 April 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 2 April 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 480 523 538
Rank change year-on-year +43 +15 +16
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 176 331 352
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.38% 0.38%
As % of the Vendors category 0.74% 0.88% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 203 226
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £274 £293 £250
90th Percentile £634 £529 £513
UK median daily rate £425 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +8.97% +11.43% -5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 3
Median hourly rate £44.76 £45.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.54% +40.63% -41.82%
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £22.38
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £34.60
UK median hourly rate £44.76 £35.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +27.87% +118.75% -70.91%

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 23,856 37,543 38,843
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.84% 42.61% 41.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,530 23,657 24,374
Median daily rate £450 £454 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.88% +0.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £220 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,064 1,262 1,318
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £11.86 £10.92 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.33% +2.86% +2.94%

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 2 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SolarWinds in England over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 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 +109 59 £425 -5.56% 12
South East +49 50 £375 +11.11% 14
Midlands +31 35 £550 +46.67% 3
West Midlands +61 31 £550 +42.86% 1
North of England +70 18 £475 +18.75% 13
North West +37 12 £525 +31.25% 9
East of England +24 7 £378 -16.11% 3
South West +17 7 £544 +24.29% 7
Yorkshire +37 5 £440 +17.33% 1
East Midlands -13 3 £325 -13.33% 2
North East +18 1 - - 3
SolarWinds
UK

For the 6 months to 2 April 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.

1 103 (58.52%) Cisco
2 94 (53.41%) Firewall
3 74 (42.05%) Cisco Certification
4 64 (36.36%) Juniper
5 61 (34.66%) WAN
6 58 (32.95%) CCNP
6 58 (32.95%) OSPF
7 57 (32.39%) LAN
7 57 (32.39%) Cisco Nexus
8 55 (31.25%) Windows
9 54 (30.68%) VPN
10 53 (30.11%) VMware
11 48 (27.27%) Security Cleared
12 45 (25.57%) Linux
13 44 (25.00%) BGP
14 43 (24.43%) Data Centre
15 41 (23.30%) DNS
16 40 (22.73%) Dell
17 38 (21.59%) Python
18 36 (20.45%) Windows Server
19 34 (19.32%) DHCP
19 34 (19.32%) Wireless
20 33 (18.75%) Change Management
21 32 (18.18%) Microsoft
22 31 (17.61%) Active Directory
22 31 (17.61%) ITIL
22 31 (17.61%) EIGRP
22 31 (17.61%) Azure
22 31 (17.61%) Splunk
23 30 (17.05%) VMware Infrastructure

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 9 (5.11%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.98%) IIS
3 6 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.84%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.14%) FileNet
5 2 (1.14%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.14%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.57%) Apache
6 1 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.57%) CMS
6 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (0.57%) JBoss
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.14%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.57%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 31 (17.61%) Azure
2 22 (12.50%) AWS
3 16 (9.09%) Office 365
4 7 (3.98%) GCP
5 6 (3.41%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.70%) Akamai
6 3 (1.70%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.70%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.70%) IaaS
6 3 (1.70%) Serverless
6 3 (1.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (1.14%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.14%) PaaS
8 1 (0.57%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (0.57%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.57%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 94 (53.41%) Firewall
2 61 (34.66%) WAN
3 58 (32.95%) OSPF
4 57 (32.39%) Cisco Nexus
4 57 (32.39%) LAN
5 54 (30.68%) VPN
6 44 (25.00%) BGP
7 41 (23.30%) DNS
8 34 (19.32%) DHCP
8 34 (19.32%) Wireless
9 31 (17.61%) EIGRP
10 29 (16.48%) Cisco ISE
10 29 (16.48%) TCP/IP
11 27 (15.34%) Cisco ASA
12 25 (14.20%) Wireshark
13 21 (11.93%) Ethernet
14 20 (11.36%) DMVPN
14 20 (11.36%) VoIP
14 20 (11.36%) VXLAN
15 17 (9.66%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.68%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.27%) Big Data
2 4 (2.27%) MySQL
3 3 (1.70%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (2.27%) JIRA
2 3 (1.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.14%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.14%) NeoLoad
4 1 (0.57%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.57%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 10 (5.68%) Telecoms
2 9 (5.11%) Finance
3 8 (4.55%) Public Sector
4 3 (1.70%) Local Government
4 3 (1.70%) Marketing
5 2 (1.14%) Back Office
5 2 (1.14%) Electronics
5 2 (1.14%) Games
5 2 (1.14%) German Language
5 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.57%) Banking
6 1 (0.57%) Law
6 1 (0.57%) Legal
6 1 (0.57%) Military
6 1 (0.57%) Police
6 1 (0.57%) Publishing
6 1 (0.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 66 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 19 (10.80%) Senior Network Engineer
3 17 (9.66%) Architect
4 16 (9.09%) Administrator
5 15 (8.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (6.82%) Network Architect
7 11 (6.25%) Network Administrator
8 9 (5.11%) Consultant
9 8 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
9 8 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 7 (3.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 7 (3.98%) Support Engineer
11 6 (3.41%) Analyst
11 6 (3.41%) Server Engineer
12 5 (2.84%) 3rd Line Support
12 5 (2.84%) Design Engineer
12 5 (2.84%) Migration Engineer
12 5 (2.84%) Network Design Engineer
12 5 (2.84%) Network Security Engineer
12 5 (2.84%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.98%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.84%) Web Services
3 4 (2.27%) LAMP
4 2 (1.14%) ONVIF
5 1 (0.57%) .NET
5 1 (0.57%) CSS
5 1 (0.57%) Django
5 1 (0.57%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.57%) HTML
5 1 (0.57%) Jinja
5 1 (0.57%) JSON
5 1 (0.57%) LDAP
5 1 (0.57%) XML
5 1 (0.57%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (24.43%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 10 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.11%) Enterprise Storage
5 8 (4.55%) CCTV
6 7 (3.98%) Fibre Optics
7 6 (3.41%) Clustering
7 6 (3.41%) PKI
8 4 (2.27%) CMDB
8 4 (2.27%) User Experience
9 2 (1.14%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.14%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.14%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.57%) Cyberattack
10 1 (0.57%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.57%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 55 (31.25%) Windows
2 45 (25.57%) Linux
3 36 (20.45%) Windows Server
4 18 (10.23%) Windows Server 2016
5 17 (9.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (8.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (3.98%) Windows 10
9 6 (3.41%) CentOS
9 6 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (3.41%) Unix
10 5 (2.84%) Ubuntu
10 5 (2.84%) Windows 7
11 4 (2.27%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.70%) SUSE
12 3 (1.70%) VMS
13 2 (1.14%) Fedora
14 1 (0.57%) Android
14 1 (0.57%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.57%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (18.75%) Change Management
2 31 (17.61%) ITIL
3 23 (13.07%) Migration
4 18 (10.23%) Configuration Management
4 18 (10.23%) Network Design
4 18 (10.23%) Network Management
5 17 (9.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 17 (9.66%) Service Management
6 15 (8.52%) Network Monitoring
7 14 (7.95%) ITSM
7 14 (7.95%) Problem Management
7 14 (7.95%) Problem-Solving
8 13 (7.39%) Incident Management
8 13 (7.39%) Validation
9 12 (6.82%) Project Delivery
10 11 (6.25%) Asset Management
10 11 (6.25%) MODAF
10 11 (6.25%) Service Delivery
11 10 (5.68%) Cryptography
11 10 (5.68%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 38 (21.59%) Python
2 22 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 13 (7.39%) SQL
4 8 (4.55%) Bash Shell
5 5 (2.84%) C
5 5 (2.84%) Perl
5 5 (2.84%) Ruby
6 3 (1.70%) Java
7 1 (0.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 74 (42.05%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (32.95%) CCNP
3 48 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 28 (15.91%) CCNA
5 27 (15.34%) DV Cleared
6 22 (12.50%) CCIE
7 19 (10.80%) JNCIP
8 15 (8.52%) CCDA
8 15 (8.52%) CCDP
8 15 (8.52%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 15 (8.52%) Degree
9 11 (6.25%) JNCIS
9 11 (6.25%) SC Cleared
10 9 (5.11%) JNCIA
11 6 (3.41%) CCDE
11 6 (3.41%) CCIE Collaboration
11 6 (3.41%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (1.70%) CISSP
13 3 (1.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.41%) SLA
2 4 (2.27%) PMO
3 3 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.70%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 31 (17.61%) Active Directory
2 30 (17.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 14 (7.95%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (6.82%) XenApp
6 6 (3.41%) NFS
6 6 (3.41%) VMware NSX
7 5 (2.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 5 (2.84%) Firmware
7 5 (2.84%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.27%) KVM
8 4 (2.27%) vSphere
9 2 (1.14%) Docker
9 2 (1.14%) Samba
9 2 (1.14%) VirtualBox
9 2 (1.14%) Xen
10 1 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.57%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 26 (14.77%) Nagios
2 20 (11.36%) SCCM
3 15 (8.52%) Ansible
4 10 (5.68%) SCOM
5 9 (5.11%) SolarWinds Orion
5 9 (5.11%) ZABBIX
6 8 (4.55%) NetBackup
7 7 (3.98%) Backup Exec
7 7 (3.98%) Puppet
8 6 (3.41%) Cisco Prime
8 6 (3.41%) vRealize
9 5 (2.84%) HP SIM
9 5 (2.84%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (2.84%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (2.84%) Salt
9 5 (2.84%) SCOrch
9 5 (2.84%) TeMIP
9 5 (2.84%) Terraform
10 4 (2.27%) Grafana
10 4 (2.27%) Graylog
Vendors
1 103 (58.52%) Cisco
2 64 (36.36%) Juniper
3 53 (30.11%) VMware
4 40 (22.73%) Dell
5 32 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 31 (17.61%) Splunk
7 22 (12.50%) Citrix
8 21 (11.93%) F5
9 20 (11.36%) CheckPoint
9 20 (11.36%) Palo Alto
10 16 (9.09%) Oracle
11 13 (7.39%) HP
11 13 (7.39%) NetApp
12 9 (5.11%) Fortinet
12 9 (5.11%) Symantec
13 8 (4.55%) BMC
13 8 (4.55%) EMC
13 8 (4.55%) Red Hat
13 8 (4.55%) Riverbed
14 7 (3.98%) Remedy