Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 557 561 579
Rank change year-on-year +4 +18 +18
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 328 313 297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.33% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 0.81% 0.78% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 207 183
England median daily rate £400 £370 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -4.52% -0.32%
10th Percentile £229 £213 £223
90th Percentile £550 £521 £536
UK median daily rate £388 £355 £386
% change year-on-year +9.02% -7.97% -1.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 10
England median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -40.91% +34.97%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £38.38
% change year-on-year +9.38% -16.61% -1.60%

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 40,305 40,308 43,197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.29% 42.43% 45.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,417 25,483 26,731
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £256 £240 £245
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,455 1,301 1,552
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.48% -4.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.35 £45.43 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -5.71%

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 15 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SolarWinds in England over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

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 15 December 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 -31 121 £400 +3.23% 17
South East 0 96 £375 +5.63% 29
North of England +10 47 £381 +3.39% 9
Midlands -15 35 £425 +6.92% 12
Yorkshire +6 23 £360 -2.37% 5
South West -24 23 £378 +57.29% 6
North West -2 20 £388 +5.08% 4
West Midlands -25 19 £400 -3.90% 7
East Midlands +7 14 £425 +91.01% 5
East of England -10 5 £238 -20.83% 3
North East 0 4 £500 -
SolarWinds
UK

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, 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.

1 178 (54.27%) Cisco
2 145 (44.21%) Firewall
3 133 (40.55%) Windows
4 112 (34.15%) VMware
5 106 (32.32%) Cisco Certification
6 104 (31.71%) Wireless
7 93 (28.35%) WAN
8 92 (28.05%) VPN
9 87 (26.52%) CCNP
10 85 (25.91%) ITIL
11 81 (24.70%) LAN
12 80 (24.39%) Cisco ASA
13 78 (23.78%) OSPF
14 77 (23.48%) Security Cleared
15 75 (22.87%) Data Centre
16 73 (22.26%) DNS
16 73 (22.26%) BGP
17 67 (20.43%) Active Directory
18 66 (20.12%) SCCM
19 65 (19.82%) VoIP
20 64 (19.51%) CheckPoint
20 64 (19.51%) IPsec
21 61 (18.60%) Microsoft
21 61 (18.60%) TCP/IP
21 61 (18.60%) Windows Server
22 60 (18.29%) Cisco Nexus
22 60 (18.29%) SC Cleared
23 57 (17.38%) VMware Infrastructure
24 52 (15.85%) DHCP
24 52 (15.85%) HP

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 26 (7.93%) MS Exchange
2 15 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (3.96%) IIS
4 12 (3.66%) Apache
5 11 (3.35%) Skype for Business
6 8 (2.44%) nginx
6 8 (2.44%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.83%) CMS
7 6 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 13 (3.96%) MS Visio
2 12 (3.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (3.66%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (2.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 40 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (10.37%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (7.93%) Office 365
4 18 (5.49%) IaaS
5 8 (2.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (1.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (1.22%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.91%) SaaS
8 2 (0.61%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.61%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.61%) PaaS
9 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.30%) G Suite
9 1 (0.30%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.30%) Serverless
9 1 (0.30%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 145 (44.21%) Firewall
2 104 (31.71%) Wireless
3 93 (28.35%) WAN
4 92 (28.05%) VPN
5 81 (24.70%) LAN
6 80 (24.39%) Cisco ASA
7 78 (23.78%) OSPF
8 73 (22.26%) BGP
8 73 (22.26%) DNS
9 65 (19.82%) VoIP
10 64 (19.51%) IPsec
11 61 (18.60%) TCP/IP
12 60 (18.29%) Cisco Nexus
13 52 (15.85%) DHCP
14 44 (13.41%) EIGRP
15 41 (12.50%) MPLS
16 35 (10.67%) Cisco ISE
16 35 (10.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 32 (9.76%) FCoE
17 32 (9.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (9.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.61%) Big Data
2 2 (0.61%) Informix
2 2 (0.61%) MySQL
2 2 (0.61%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.30%) MS Access
3 1 (0.30%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.30%) Power BI
3 1 (0.30%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (2.74%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.13%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.22%) Bugzilla
3 4 (1.22%) Selenium
3 4 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.61%) JIRA
5 1 (0.30%) Hudson
5 1 (0.30%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.30%) Rational Quality Manager
5 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.30%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.30%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 40 (12.20%) Finance
2 14 (4.27%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.13%) Banking
3 7 (2.13%) Billing
4 6 (1.83%) Multimedia
4 6 (1.83%) Retail
5 2 (0.61%) Advertising
5 2 (0.61%) Back Office
5 2 (0.61%) French Language
5 2 (0.61%) Italian Language
5 2 (0.61%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.61%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.30%) Law
6 1 (0.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 96 (29.27%) Network Engineer
2 41 (12.50%) Analyst
3 29 (8.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 27 (8.23%) Architect
5 21 (6.40%) Senior Network Engineer
5 21 (6.40%) Support Engineer
6 18 (5.49%) Consultant
7 13 (3.96%) Cisco Engineer
7 13 (3.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 12 (3.66%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 12 (3.66%) Security Engineer
9 11 (3.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 11 (3.35%) Firewall Engineer
9 11 (3.35%) Infrastructure Support
9 11 (3.35%) Network Specialist
10 10 (3.05%) IT Engineer
10 10 (3.05%) Network Consultant
10 10 (3.05%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 10 (3.05%) Senior Security Engineer
10 10 (3.05%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (13.41%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.83%) XMPP
3 5 (1.52%) Web Services
4 2 (0.61%) .NET
4 2 (0.61%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.30%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.30%) CSS
5 1 (0.30%) HTML
5 1 (0.30%) JSON
5 1 (0.30%) LAMP
5 1 (0.30%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.30%) Node.js
5 1 (0.30%) Vue.js
5 1 (0.30%) Web Services Management
5 1 (0.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 75 (22.87%) Data Centre
2 20 (6.10%) PKI
3 15 (4.57%) Clustering
4 9 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.44%) CLARiiON
6 7 (2.13%) Public Cloud
7 6 (1.83%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.22%) BYOD
8 4 (1.22%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.22%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.91%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.61%) CMDB
10 2 (0.61%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.61%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.61%) iPad
10 2 (0.61%) iPhone
10 2 (0.61%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 133 (40.55%) Windows
2 61 (18.60%) Windows Server
3 42 (12.80%) Linux
4 40 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (7.62%) Windows 7
6 22 (6.71%) Windows 10
6 22 (6.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (5.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (5.18%) Unix
9 8 (2.44%) SUSE
9 8 (2.44%) Windows 8
10 7 (2.13%) Check Point GAiA
11 4 (1.22%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.30%) CentOS
13 1 (0.30%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.30%) OS/2
13 1 (0.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (25.91%) ITIL
2 41 (12.50%) Network Management
3 39 (11.89%) Network Monitoring
4 38 (11.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 32 (9.76%) Load Balancing
6 23 (7.01%) DevOps
7 21 (6.40%) Change Control
8 20 (6.10%) Service Management
9 17 (5.18%) Change Management
10 16 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
11 14 (4.27%) Validation
12 13 (3.96%) Network Design
12 13 (3.96%) Project Management
12 13 (3.96%) Server Management
13 12 (3.66%) Migration
13 12 (3.66%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (3.35%) Capacity Planning
14 11 (3.35%) Mentoring
14 11 (3.35%) Server Virtualisation
14 11 (3.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 43 (13.11%) SQL
2 30 (9.15%) PowerShell
3 9 (2.74%) Perl
4 8 (2.44%) Python
5 7 (2.13%) VBA
6 5 (1.52%) Java
7 4 (1.22%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.22%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.91%) PHP
9 2 (0.61%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.61%) VB
10 1 (0.30%) C
10 1 (0.30%) Ruby
10 1 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 106 (32.32%) Cisco Certification
2 87 (26.52%) CCNP
3 77 (23.48%) Security Cleared
4 60 (18.29%) SC Cleared
5 40 (12.20%) CCNA
6 22 (6.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (5.49%) Degree
7 18 (5.49%) MCSE
8 15 (4.57%) DV Cleared
9 13 (3.96%) CCIE
10 12 (3.66%) CCSA
11 11 (3.35%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (2.44%) ISTQB
12 8 (2.44%) Novell Certification
13 7 (2.13%) CCSE
13 7 (2.13%) JNCIA
14 6 (1.83%) HNC
14 6 (1.83%) MCITP
14 6 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (1.52%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.88%) SLA
2 6 (1.83%) GDPR
3 4 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.91%) ISO 22301
5 2 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.61%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.30%) QA
System Software
1 67 (20.43%) Active Directory
2 57 (17.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (7.93%) Hyper-V
4 23 (7.01%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (6.10%) vSphere
6 10 (3.05%) XenApp
7 9 (2.74%) Firmware
7 9 (2.74%) Virtual Servers
8 8 (2.44%) IAG
8 8 (2.44%) ProxySG
8 8 (2.44%) UAG
8 8 (2.44%) XenDesktop
9 7 (2.13%) BitLocker
9 7 (2.13%) VMware Workstation
10 6 (1.83%) Docker
11 5 (1.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.91%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.61%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.61%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 66 (20.12%) SCCM
2 49 (14.94%) SCOM
3 31 (9.45%) Nagios
4 29 (8.84%) Cisco Prime
5 18 (5.49%) SolarWinds Orion
6 15 (4.57%) Microsoft Clustering
6 15 (4.57%) NetBackup
7 14 (4.27%) SCVMM
8 13 (3.96%) Cisco CUCM
9 11 (3.35%) AirWatch
9 11 (3.35%) FortiGate
9 11 (3.35%) QRadar
10 10 (3.05%) Cacti
11 9 (2.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 8 (2.44%) Ansible
12 8 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
13 7 (2.13%) Puppet
14 6 (1.83%) Cisco UCCX
15 5 (1.52%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 178 (54.27%) Cisco
2 112 (34.15%) VMware
3 64 (19.51%) CheckPoint
4 61 (18.60%) Microsoft
5 52 (15.85%) HP
6 51 (15.55%) F5
7 32 (9.76%) Palo Alto
8 29 (8.84%) Meraki
9 28 (8.54%) Citrix
9 28 (8.54%) Juniper
10 21 (6.40%) Fortinet
11 19 (5.79%) Aruba
12 17 (5.18%) NetApp
12 17 (5.18%) Riverbed
13 15 (4.57%) Blue Coat
13 15 (4.57%) Dell
13 15 (4.57%) McAfee
13 15 (4.57%) Remedy
14 14 (4.27%) Aerohive Networks
14 14 (4.27%) EMC