Period
to 14 November 2019

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 14 November 2019 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
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 527 569 575
Rank change year-on-year +42 +6 +30
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 255 313 301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.33% 0.32%
As % of the Vendors category 0.76% 0.78% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 203 201
England median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +10.00% -12.50%
10th Percentile £250 £215 £188
90th Percentile £525 £538 £513
UK median daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 7
England median hourly rate £48.75 £45.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -10.00% +129.89%
10th Percentile £46.25 £26.23 £22.86
90th Percentile £50.00 £105.25 £54.50
UK median hourly rate £48.75 £32.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year +48.85% -6.43% +94.44%

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 33,348 40,373 40,767
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 43.38% 42.32% 43.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,141 25,372 25,530
England median daily rate £450 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £245 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,294 1,518 1,367
England median hourly rate £19.31 £17.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +1.45% +4.55%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.65
90th Percentile £53.00 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £19.71 £17.50 £17.43
% change year-on-year +12.63% +0.40% +5.64%

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 14 November 2019.

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 14 November 2019. 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 +50 82 £413 +7.84% 22
South East +17 71 £408 +8.67% 44
Midlands +62 51 £400 - 11
West Midlands +55 41 £400 +1.91% 9
North of England +14 23 £300 -22.58% 13
East of England +41 21 £273 -14.51% 6
Yorkshire +22 10 £306 -22.22% 2
East Midlands +22 10 £278 -34.71% 2
North West -5 9 £331 -14.52% 8
South West +13 8 £415 +11.41% 4
North East +15 4 £300 -40.00% 3
SolarWinds
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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.

1 168 (65.88%) Cisco
2 145 (56.86%) Firewall
3 101 (39.61%) Cisco Certification
4 93 (36.47%) WAN
5 84 (32.94%) LAN
6 82 (32.16%) VPN
7 75 (29.41%) DNS
8 71 (27.84%) Windows
8 71 (27.84%) CCNP
8 71 (27.84%) Juniper
9 66 (25.88%) Wireless
10 56 (21.96%) VMware
10 56 (21.96%) BGP
10 56 (21.96%) Cisco ASA
11 55 (21.57%) OSPF
12 51 (20.00%) Linux
13 50 (19.61%) MPLS
14 49 (19.22%) Active Directory
15 48 (18.82%) CheckPoint
16 46 (18.04%) Azure
17 45 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
17 45 (17.65%) DHCP
18 42 (16.47%) Change Management
18 42 (16.47%) Palo Alto
19 41 (16.08%) TCP/IP
20 40 (15.69%) CCNA
21 39 (15.29%) Microsoft
22 38 (14.90%) VoIP
22 38 (14.90%) VLAN
23 37 (14.51%) Network Security

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 8 (3.14%) Skype for Business
2 6 (2.35%) IIS
2 6 (2.35%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (1.96%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.18%) Confluence
4 3 (1.18%) nginx
5 2 (0.78%) Apache
5 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.78%) FileNet
5 2 (0.78%) JBoss
5 2 (0.78%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.78%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.39%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (0.39%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (3.92%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.18%) CA PPM
1 3 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 46 (18.04%) Azure
2 31 (12.16%) AWS
3 20 (7.84%) Office 365
4 8 (3.14%) GCP
4 8 (3.14%) IaaS
5 7 (2.75%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.96%) GitHub
6 5 (1.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (1.57%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (1.18%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.18%) Yammer
9 2 (0.78%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 2 (0.78%) PaaS
10 1 (0.39%) Akamai
10 1 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.39%) SaaS
10 1 (0.39%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 145 (56.86%) Firewall
2 93 (36.47%) WAN
3 84 (32.94%) LAN
4 82 (32.16%) VPN
5 75 (29.41%) DNS
6 66 (25.88%) Wireless
7 56 (21.96%) BGP
7 56 (21.96%) Cisco ASA
8 55 (21.57%) OSPF
9 50 (19.61%) MPLS
10 45 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
10 45 (17.65%) DHCP
11 41 (16.08%) TCP/IP
12 38 (14.90%) VLAN
12 38 (14.90%) VoIP
13 37 (14.51%) Ethernet
13 37 (14.51%) Network Security
14 31 (12.16%) EIGRP
15 29 (11.37%) Wi-Fi
16 28 (10.98%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.31%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.18%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.18%) MySQL
3 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.39%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (2.75%) JIRA
1 7 (2.75%) Rational DOORS
1 7 (2.75%) Rational Quality Manager
2 6 (2.35%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.35%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (1.96%) Artifactory
4 4 (1.57%) Bitbucket
4 4 (1.57%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.18%) ClearCase
5 3 (1.18%) Gerrit
5 3 (1.18%) SonarQube
5 3 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.78%) JMeter
6 2 (0.78%) SilkPerformer
6 2 (0.78%) SilkTest
6 2 (0.78%) Subversion
6 2 (0.78%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.39%) Bazaar
7 1 (0.39%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.39%) Travis CI
General
1 35 (13.73%) Finance
2 17 (6.67%) Public Sector
2 17 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.14%) Multimedia
4 4 (1.57%) Games
5 2 (0.78%) Back Office
5 2 (0.78%) Banking
5 2 (0.78%) Marketing
5 2 (0.78%) Retail
6 1 (0.39%) Advertising
6 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.39%) Law
6 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 107 (41.96%) Network Engineer
2 25 (9.80%) Administrator
2 25 (9.80%) Cisco Engineer
2 25 (9.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 23 (9.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 22 (8.63%) Senior Network Engineer
5 20 (7.84%) Architect
6 15 (5.88%) Network Administrator
7 11 (4.31%) Citrix Engineer
8 10 (3.92%) Support Engineer
9 9 (3.53%) IT Engineer
9 9 (3.53%) Network Architect
9 9 (3.53%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (3.53%) Security Engineer
10 8 (3.14%) Network Security Engineer
10 8 (3.14%) Network Support
10 8 (3.14%) Systems Administrator
10 8 (3.14%) Test Engineer
10 8 (3.14%) Windows Engineer
11 7 (2.75%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.63%) 802.1X
2 13 (5.10%) .NET
3 9 (3.53%) JSON
3 9 (3.53%) Web Services
4 8 (3.14%) YAML
5 7 (2.75%) LDAP
5 7 (2.75%) XML
6 4 (1.57%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (1.57%) LAMP
7 3 (1.18%) Django
7 3 (1.18%) XMPP
8 1 (0.39%) CSS
8 1 (0.39%) Jinja
8 1 (0.39%) Kafka
8 1 (0.39%) Node.js
8 1 (0.39%) React
8 1 (0.39%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.31%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.53%) Clustering
4 9 (3.53%) PKI
5 8 (3.14%) CCTV
6 7 (2.75%) CMDB
6 7 (2.75%) Fibre Optics
6 7 (2.75%) User Experience
7 6 (2.35%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.57%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.57%) Replication
9 3 (1.18%) IPTV
9 3 (1.18%) MPEG
9 3 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.78%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.39%) Cyberattack
11 1 (0.39%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.39%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 71 (27.84%) Windows
2 51 (20.00%) Linux
3 36 (14.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (10.98%) Windows Server
5 18 (7.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (7.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (5.88%) Unix
7 12 (4.71%) Windows 10
8 11 (4.31%) CentOS
8 11 (4.31%) Windows 7
9 9 (3.53%) Solaris
10 7 (2.75%) SUSE
11 6 (2.35%) VMS
12 4 (1.57%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.18%) Check Point GAiA
13 3 (1.18%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.78%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.39%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (16.47%) Change Management
2 37 (14.51%) ITIL
3 32 (12.55%) Network Management
4 27 (10.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 27 (10.59%) Migration
5 20 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
6 19 (7.45%) Configuration Management
6 19 (7.45%) Load Balancing
7 17 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
8 16 (6.27%) Disaster Recovery
8 16 (6.27%) High Availability
9 15 (5.88%) Problem Management
9 15 (5.88%) Project Delivery
10 14 (5.49%) Network Design
11 13 (5.10%) Business Continuity
11 13 (5.10%) Technology Roadmap
12 12 (4.71%) Enterprise Architecture
12 12 (4.71%) Network Virtualisation
12 12 (4.71%) Root Cause Analysis
13 11 (4.31%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (14.51%) Python
2 34 (13.33%) PowerShell
3 23 (9.02%) SQL
4 19 (7.45%) Perl
5 13 (5.10%) Bash Shell
6 9 (3.53%) Ruby
7 7 (2.75%) Prolog
8 6 (2.35%) Java
9 5 (1.96%) C
10 4 (1.57%) PHP
10 4 (1.57%) VBScript
11 3 (1.18%) C#
12 1 (0.39%) C++
12 1 (0.39%) Scala
Qualifications
1 101 (39.61%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (27.84%) CCNP
3 40 (15.69%) CCNA
4 28 (10.98%) Security Cleared
5 25 (9.80%) CCIE
6 20 (7.84%) SC Cleared
7 19 (7.45%) JNCIP
8 15 (5.88%) Degree
9 9 (3.53%) DV Cleared
10 8 (3.14%) JNCIA
10 8 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (2.75%) CCDA
11 7 (2.75%) JNCIS
12 6 (2.35%) MCSE
12 6 (2.35%) TOGAF Certification
13 5 (1.96%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (1.57%) JNCIE
15 3 (1.18%) CCSE
15 3 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.14%) SLA
2 7 (2.75%) GDPR
3 6 (2.35%) PMO
4 4 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.78%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.78%) QA
6 1 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.39%) NIST
System Software
1 49 (19.22%) Active Directory
2 28 (10.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (6.27%) XenApp
4 14 (5.49%) Hyper-V
5 12 (4.71%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (3.53%) vSphere
7 7 (2.75%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.57%) Docker
9 3 (1.18%) Firmware
9 3 (1.18%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.78%) iptables
10 2 (0.78%) KVM
10 2 (0.78%) NFS
10 2 (0.78%) Samba
10 2 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.78%) Xen
11 1 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.39%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 35 (13.73%) Nagios
2 30 (11.76%) Cisco Prime
3 27 (10.59%) Ansible
4 24 (9.41%) SCCM
5 12 (4.71%) FortiGate
5 12 (4.71%) SolarWinds Orion
6 9 (3.53%) Puppet
7 8 (3.14%) Backup Exec
7 8 (3.14%) Netcool
7 8 (3.14%) QRadar
8 7 (2.75%) Cacti
8 7 (2.75%) TeMIP
9 6 (2.35%) SCOM
10 5 (1.96%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (1.96%) vRealize
10 5 (1.96%) WSUS
11 4 (1.57%) Cisco CUCM
11 4 (1.57%) Cisco UCCX
11 4 (1.57%) Iperf
11 4 (1.57%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 168 (65.88%) Cisco
2 71 (27.84%) Juniper
3 56 (21.96%) VMware
4 48 (18.82%) CheckPoint
5 42 (16.47%) Palo Alto
6 39 (15.29%) Microsoft
7 34 (13.33%) Citrix
7 34 (13.33%) F5
8 29 (11.37%) Aruba
9 25 (9.80%) Riverbed
10 22 (8.63%) HP
11 21 (8.24%) Fortinet
12 16 (6.27%) Meraki
12 16 (6.27%) Symantec
13 15 (5.88%) Dell
13 15 (5.88%) Red Hat
14 14 (5.49%) Infoblox
15 12 (4.71%) BMC
15 12 (4.71%) Remedy
15 12 (4.71%) Sophos