Period
to 19 June 2021

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 19 June 2021 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
19 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 482 443 556
Rank change year-on-year -39 +113 -6
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 163 133 282
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.35% 0.34%
As % of the Vendors category 0.80% 0.82% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 89 172
10th Percentile £289 £263 £263
25th Percentile £346 £313 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £415 £395
Median % change year-on-year -3.61% +5.06% +12.86%
75th Percentile £500 £575 £488
90th Percentile £537 £636 £515
UK median daily rate £400 £405 £395
% change year-on-year -1.23% +2.53% +12.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 6
10th Percentile £16.02 £43.37 "
25th Percentile £18.26 £45.22 £42.50
Median hourly rate £25.00 £48.75 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -48.72% +8.33% +34.33%
75th Percentile £31.56 £50.00 £47.50
90th Percentile £41.88 " £52.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £48.75 £32.32
% change year-on-year -48.72% +50.82% +102.02%

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 20,327 16,204 34,591
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.91% 42.62% 41.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,234 10,445 21,965
10th Percentile £290 £250 £259
25th Percentile £389 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £498 £470 £465
Median % change year-on-year +6.03% +1.08% +3.33%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £569
90th Percentile £688 £675 £648
UK median daily rate £490 £460 £460
% change year-on-year +6.52% - +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 627 566 1,142
10th Percentile £11.16 £11.63 £11.15
25th Percentile £13.50 £14.06 £13.01
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.60% +6.86%
75th Percentile £41.00 £30.76 £37.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.28% +10.00%

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 19 June 2021.

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 19 June 2021.

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 19 June 2021. 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 -32 74 £431 +9.52% 19
South East -9 34 £475 +26.67% 14
Midlands -23 26 £350 -36.36% 4
West Midlands -22 24 £350 -36.36% 3
North of England +7 14 £406 -18.75% 14
South West +18 10 £330 -39.31% 4
Yorkshire +13 6 £348 -22.78% 3
North West -5 6 £420 -20.00% 9
East of England +3 4 £350 +12.00% 5
East Midlands +1 2 £375 +15.38% 1
North East - 2 £406 - 2
SolarWinds
UK

For the 6 months to 19 June 2021, 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 64 (39.26%) VMware
2 62 (38.04%) Windows
3 59 (36.20%) Cisco
4 56 (34.36%) Firewall
5 51 (31.29%) WAN
6 46 (28.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 46 (28.22%) Azure
7 45 (27.61%) Active Directory
7 45 (27.61%) LAN
8 40 (24.54%) PowerShell
9 36 (22.09%) Linux
10 35 (21.47%) Security Cleared
11 31 (19.02%) Citrix
12 30 (18.40%) Microsoft
13 29 (17.79%) ITIL
14 28 (17.18%) DNS
15 26 (15.95%) Migration
15 26 (15.95%) SC Cleared
15 26 (15.95%) Social Skills
16 25 (15.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 25 (15.34%) AWS
16 25 (15.34%) Wireless
17 24 (14.72%) VPN
17 24 (14.72%) DHCP
17 24 (14.72%) Data Centre
18 23 (14.11%) Network Security
18 23 (14.11%) SCCM
18 23 (14.11%) Cisco Certification
18 23 (14.11%) Public Sector
19 22 (13.50%) Python

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 6 (3.68%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.07%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.84%) IIS
3 3 (1.84%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.23%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.61%) Confluence
5 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (5.52%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.84%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (4.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.61%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 46 (28.22%) Azure
2 25 (15.34%) AWS
3 13 (7.98%) Microsoft 365
3 13 (7.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 12 (7.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 12 (7.36%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (7.36%) Amazon ELB
4 12 (7.36%) AWS CloudFormation
4 12 (7.36%) AWS Direct Connect
4 12 (7.36%) AWS Lambda
4 12 (7.36%) GitHub
5 7 (4.29%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (4.29%) IaaS
5 7 (4.29%) PaaS
6 6 (3.68%) Mimecast
7 5 (3.07%) SaaS
8 2 (1.23%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (1.23%) Azure Stack
8 2 (1.23%) BrowserStack
8 2 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 56 (34.36%) Firewall
2 51 (31.29%) WAN
3 45 (27.61%) LAN
4 28 (17.18%) DNS
5 25 (15.34%) Wireless
6 24 (14.72%) DHCP
6 24 (14.72%) VPN
7 23 (14.11%) Network Security
8 19 (11.66%) TCP/IP
8 19 (11.66%) VLAN
9 18 (11.04%) VoIP
10 16 (9.82%) Cisco ISE
10 16 (9.82%) Cisco Nexus
10 16 (9.82%) SAN
11 14 (8.59%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (8.59%) PBX
11 14 (8.59%) RTP
12 12 (7.36%) Cisco IOS
12 12 (7.36%) MPLS
12 12 (7.36%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.59%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (3.68%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.45%) MySQL
4 2 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 15 (9.20%) Git (software)
2 14 (8.59%) LoadRunner
3 11 (6.75%) JIRA
4 4 (2.45%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.23%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.23%) Gradle
5 2 (1.23%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.23%) JUnit
5 2 (1.23%) Maven
5 2 (1.23%) Mockito
5 2 (1.23%) Rational Team Concert
5 2 (1.23%) Selenium
General
1 26 (15.95%) Social Skills
2 23 (14.11%) Public Sector
3 22 (13.50%) Telecoms
4 17 (10.43%) Finance
5 15 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (8.59%) Back Office
7 5 (3.07%) Law
7 5 (3.07%) Legal
8 4 (2.45%) Documentation Skills
9 2 (1.23%) Banking
9 2 (1.23%) Influencing Skills
9 2 (1.23%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.23%) Presentation Skills
9 2 (1.23%) Retail
10 1 (0.61%) French Language
10 1 (0.61%) German Language
10 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.61%) Marketing
10 1 (0.61%) Police
10 1 (0.61%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 35 (21.47%) Network Engineer
2 31 (19.02%) Analyst
3 16 (9.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 15 (9.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (8.59%) Test Analyst
6 10 (6.13%) Architect
6 10 (6.13%) AWS Engineer
7 9 (5.52%) Cloud Engineer
7 9 (5.52%) Senior Network Engineer
8 8 (4.91%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (4.91%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
9 7 (4.29%) Active Directory Analyst
9 7 (4.29%) Security Engineer
9 7 (4.29%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (3.68%) Consultant
10 6 (3.68%) Network Security Engineer
11 5 (3.07%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 5 (3.07%) Design Engineer
11 5 (3.07%) Security Analyst
12 4 (2.45%) Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.82%) YAML
2 14 (8.59%) JSON
3 4 (2.45%) 802.1X
4 3 (1.84%) Web Services
5 2 (1.23%) Jest
5 2 (1.23%) Kafka
5 2 (1.23%) Node.js
5 2 (1.23%) REST
5 2 (1.23%) RESTful
5 2 (1.23%) SOAP
6 1 (0.61%) Jinja
6 1 (0.61%) Middleware
6 1 (0.61%) React
6 1 (0.61%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.61%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.72%) Data Centre
2 14 (8.59%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (4.29%) Replication
4 6 (3.68%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.45%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.23%) Clustering
6 2 (1.23%) CMDB
6 2 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.23%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.23%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.61%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.61%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.61%) Fibre Optics
7 1 (0.61%) PKI
7 1 (0.61%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.61%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 62 (38.04%) Windows
2 36 (22.09%) Linux
3 22 (13.50%) Windows Server
4 21 (12.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (11.66%) Windows Server 2016
6 15 (9.20%) Windows Server 2019
7 13 (7.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (4.91%) Windows 10
9 4 (2.45%) Unix
9 4 (2.45%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.84%) VMS
11 2 (1.23%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.61%) Android
12 1 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.61%) SUSE
12 1 (0.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (17.79%) ITIL
2 26 (15.95%) Migration
3 25 (15.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 22 (13.50%) Network Management
5 21 (12.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 19 (11.66%) DevOps
6 19 (11.66%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (11.04%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (11.04%) Change Management
7 18 (11.04%) Service Management
8 15 (9.20%) Business Continuity
8 15 (9.20%) Identity Access Management
9 13 (7.98%) Functional Testing
9 13 (7.98%) Infrastructure Automation
9 13 (7.98%) Non-Functional Testing
10 12 (7.36%) Business Continuity Management
10 12 (7.36%) Cost Optimisation
10 12 (7.36%) Defect Management
10 12 (7.36%) Network Monitoring
11 11 (6.75%) Due Diligence
Programming Languages
1 40 (24.54%) PowerShell
2 22 (13.50%) Python
3 7 (4.29%) Bash Shell
3 7 (4.29%) C
3 7 (4.29%) SQL
4 4 (2.45%) Java
5 2 (1.23%) ES6
5 2 (1.23%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.23%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (21.47%) Security Cleared
2 26 (15.95%) SC Cleared
3 23 (14.11%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (8.59%) CCNA
5 11 (6.75%) CCNP
6 10 (6.13%) CISSP
6 10 (6.13%) MCSE
6 10 (6.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (5.52%) Degree
8 7 (4.29%) CISM
9 5 (3.07%) CCIE
10 4 (2.45%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.84%) CCSA
11 3 (1.84%) CCSP
11 3 (1.84%) CISA
11 3 (1.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (1.23%) JNCIA
12 2 (1.23%) MCITP
12 2 (1.23%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.98%) SLA
2 2 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.23%) QA
3 1 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.61%) GDPR
3 1 (0.61%) NIST
3 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (28.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (27.61%) Active Directory
3 17 (10.43%) vSphere
4 11 (6.75%) XenApp
5 9 (5.52%) Hyper-V
5 9 (5.52%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (4.29%) Docker
6 7 (4.29%) VMware NSX
7 6 (3.68%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.45%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.84%) ProxySG
10 2 (1.23%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (1.23%) Firmware
10 2 (1.23%) vCloud
10 2 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.23%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.61%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.61%) Postfix
11 1 (0.61%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 23 (14.11%) SCCM
2 20 (12.27%) Ansible
3 19 (11.66%) SCOM
4 16 (9.82%) Cisco Prime
5 15 (9.20%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (9.20%) Puppet
5 15 (9.20%) SolarWinds Orion
6 8 (4.91%) Nagios
7 7 (4.29%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (4.29%) WSUS
8 6 (3.68%) Kubernetes
8 6 (3.68%) Terraform
8 6 (3.68%) vCenter Server
9 5 (3.07%) NetMRI
10 4 (2.45%) FortiGate
10 4 (2.45%) vRealize
11 3 (1.84%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (1.84%) PaperCut
12 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (1.23%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 64 (39.26%) VMware
2 59 (36.20%) Cisco
3 31 (19.02%) Citrix
4 30 (18.40%) Microsoft
5 17 (10.43%) Dell
6 15 (9.20%) HP
7 14 (8.59%) McAfee
7 14 (8.59%) Palo Alto
8 13 (7.98%) Fortinet
8 13 (7.98%) Juniper
9 12 (7.36%) CheckPoint
9 12 (7.36%) EMC
9 12 (7.36%) New Relic
10 11 (6.75%) Remedy
11 10 (6.13%) Meraki
11 10 (6.13%) Veeam
12 9 (5.52%) F5
13 6 (3.68%) EqualLogic
13 6 (3.68%) Infoblox
14 5 (3.07%) Splunk