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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 462 453 444
Rank change year-on-year -9 -9  
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 121 168 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.34% 0.36%
As % of the Vendors category 0.64% 0.76% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 123 120
Median daily rate £363 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £294 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £540 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 6
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £40.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.21 - £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.75 - £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £14.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -63.75%  

SolarWinds is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 19008 21981 22493
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.97% 44.45% 44.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 19349 25149 23923
Median daily rate £430 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.17% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £244 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1103 1375 1807
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.80 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.07
% change year-on-year -16.66% +16.21%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +20 63 £312 -30.77% 7
South West +11 21 £370 +2.77% 1
South East -1 21 £330 -17.50% 2
Midlands +1 10 £400 +5.96% 9
West Midlands +8 7 £400 +5.26% 5
North of England +56 5 £313 -24.24% 4
East Midlands -9 3 - - 4
North West +22 2 £313 -30.55% 1
Yorkshire +15 2 £350 -15.15% 3
North East +75 1 £275 -16.66%
East of England -21 1 £415 +22.05%
SolarWinds
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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.

1 162 (61.60%) Cisco
2 125 (47.53%) Firewall
3 88 (33.46%) Cisco Certification
4 79 (30.04%) LAN
5 78 (29.66%) Windows
6 76 (28.90%) Cisco ASA
7 71 (27.00%) WAN
8 66 (25.10%) Data Centre
9 63 (23.95%) CCNP
10 62 (23.57%) Wireless
11 61 (23.19%) VPN
11 61 (23.19%) Network Management
12 59 (22.43%) Microsoft
12 59 (22.43%) ITIL
12 59 (22.43%) VMware
13 56 (21.29%) Active Directory
14 55 (20.91%) CheckPoint
15 53 (20.15%) Cisco Nexus
16 51 (19.39%) Linux
17 50 (19.01%) TCP/IP
17 50 (19.01%) Security Cleared
18 49 (18.63%) F5
19 47 (17.87%) DNS
20 45 (17.11%) Cisco Prime
20 45 (17.11%) Palo Alto
21 43 (16.35%) MPLS
21 43 (16.35%) BGP
22 41 (15.59%) HP
22 41 (15.59%) Citrix
23 40 (15.21%) OSPF

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 11 (4.18%) IIS
2 7 (2.66%) Apache
3 6 (2.28%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.28%) OpenStack
3 6 (2.28%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.90%) Confluence
4 5 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.52%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.14%) ArcGIS
6 3 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.14%) GlassFish
6 3 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.14%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.38%) JBoss
8 1 (0.38%) nginx
Applications
1 19 (7.22%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (6.84%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.28%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.56%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.04%) Office 365
4 7 (2.66%) IaaS
5 3 (1.14%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.76%) SaaS
7 1 (0.38%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.38%) G Suite
7 1 (0.38%) GitHub
7 1 (0.38%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 125 (47.53%) Firewall
2 79 (30.04%) LAN
3 76 (28.90%) Cisco ASA
4 71 (27.00%) WAN
5 62 (23.57%) Wireless
6 61 (23.19%) VPN
7 53 (20.15%) Cisco Nexus
8 50 (19.01%) TCP/IP
9 47 (17.87%) DNS
10 43 (16.35%) BGP
10 43 (16.35%) MPLS
11 40 (15.21%) OSPF
12 33 (12.55%) Cisco IOS
13 32 (12.17%) VLAN
14 27 (10.27%) DHCP
14 27 (10.27%) Unified Communications
15 26 (9.89%) Network Security
15 26 (9.89%) VoIP
16 23 (8.75%) Wi-Fi
17 22 (8.37%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.46%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.90%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.52%) MySQL
4 4 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.38%) Big Data
5 1 (0.38%) Sisense
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (3.04%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.28%) JIRA
2 6 (2.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (1.90%) Bitbucket
3 5 (1.90%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.14%) GitLab
5 1 (0.38%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.38%) Selenium
General
1 30 (11.41%) Finance
2 10 (3.80%) Banking
3 7 (2.66%) Retail
3 7 (2.66%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.28%) Law
5 4 (1.52%) Legal
6 3 (1.14%) Back Office
6 3 (1.14%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.76%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.76%) Publishing
8 1 (0.38%) Billing
8 1 (0.38%) Electronics
8 1 (0.38%) German Language
8 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Local Government
8 1 (0.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 102 (38.78%) Network Engineer
2 31 (11.79%) Analyst
2 31 (11.79%) Cisco Engineer
3 28 (10.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 24 (9.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 19 (7.22%) Network Analyst
6 18 (6.84%) Administrator
7 17 (6.46%) Senior Network Engineer
8 15 (5.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 14 (5.32%) Linux Engineer
9 14 (5.32%) Network Support
9 14 (5.32%) Security Engineer
9 14 (5.32%) Support Engineer
9 14 (5.32%) Systems Engineer
10 13 (4.94%) Cisco Analyst
10 13 (4.94%) Cisco Network Analyst
10 13 (4.94%) Consultant
11 11 (4.18%) Support Analyst
11 11 (4.18%) Wireless Engineer
11 11 (4.18%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (13.31%) 802.1X
2 8 (3.04%) Web Services
3 5 (1.90%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (1.90%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (1.52%) LAMP
5 1 (0.38%) Middleware
5 1 (0.38%) REST
5 1 (0.38%) WAP
5 1 (0.38%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 66 (25.10%) Data Centre
2 21 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.80%) Clustering
4 9 (3.42%) PKI
5 8 (3.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 8 (3.04%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.28%) BYOD
7 4 (1.52%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.52%) NHS
8 3 (1.14%) HP Storage
8 3 (1.14%) PMI
9 2 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.76%) Life Science
9 2 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.76%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 1 (0.38%) CMDB
10 1 (0.38%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.38%) iPhone
10 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Licensing
10 1 (0.38%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 78 (29.66%) Windows
2 51 (19.39%) Linux
3 31 (11.79%) Windows Server
4 25 (9.51%) Unix
5 17 (6.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (5.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (4.94%) Solaris
8 10 (3.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (3.04%) Android
10 6 (2.28%) CentOS
10 6 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (2.28%) SUSE
11 4 (1.52%) Windows 10
12 3 (1.14%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.76%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.38%) AIX
14 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.38%) HPUX
14 1 (0.38%) VyOS
14 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (23.19%) Network Management
2 59 (22.43%) ITIL
3 26 (9.89%) Change Management
3 26 (9.89%) Migration
4 20 (7.60%) Service Management
5 19 (7.22%) High Availability
6 15 (5.70%) Network Monitoring
7 14 (5.32%) Network Design
8 12 (4.56%) ITIL V3
8 12 (4.56%) ITSM
9 11 (4.18%) Business Analysis
9 11 (4.18%) Capacity Management
9 11 (4.18%) Network Architecture
10 10 (3.80%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (3.80%) DevOps
10 10 (3.80%) Kalman Filter
10 10 (3.80%) Web Filtering
11 9 (3.42%) Cybersecurity
11 9 (3.42%) Patch Management
12 8 (3.04%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (9.89%) PowerShell
2 22 (8.37%) Python
3 18 (6.84%) SQL
4 14 (5.32%) Perl
5 7 (2.66%) PHP
5 7 (2.66%) Ruby
6 6 (2.28%) Bash Shell
6 6 (2.28%) C#
6 6 (2.28%) Java
7 3 (1.14%) C
8 2 (0.76%) VBScript
9 1 (0.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 88 (33.46%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (23.95%) CCNP
3 50 (19.01%) Security Cleared
4 39 (14.83%) CCNA
5 30 (11.41%) SC Cleared
6 23 (8.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 22 (8.37%) CCIE
8 16 (6.08%) MCSE
9 12 (4.56%) DV Cleared
10 10 (3.80%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (3.80%) MCP
11 7 (2.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (2.28%) JNCIA
12 6 (2.28%) MCITP
13 5 (1.90%) CCDA
13 5 (1.90%) Degree
13 5 (1.90%) JNCIP
13 5 (1.90%) JNCIS
14 4 (1.52%) MCSA
15 3 (1.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.08%) SLA
2 12 (4.56%) Data Quality
3 9 (3.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.76%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.76%) PMO
5 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 56 (21.29%) Active Directory
2 37 (14.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (7.22%) Hyper-V
4 13 (4.94%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (3.04%) Docker
6 4 (1.52%) NFS
7 3 (1.14%) DFS Replication
7 3 (1.14%) vCloud
8 2 (0.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.76%) Firmware
8 2 (0.76%) iptables
8 2 (0.76%) Postfix
8 2 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.76%) XenApp
9 1 (0.38%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.38%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 45 (17.11%) Cisco Prime
2 27 (10.27%) SCOM
3 23 (8.75%) SCCM
4 21 (7.98%) Nagios
5 10 (3.80%) Cacti
5 10 (3.80%) SolarWinds Orion
6 9 (3.42%) Cisco CUCM
6 9 (3.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 8 (3.04%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (3.04%) Puppet
8 7 (2.66%) FortiGate
8 7 (2.66%) OpenView
9 6 (2.28%) PowerCLI
9 6 (2.28%) QRadar
9 6 (2.28%) WSUS
10 5 (1.90%) Ansible
10 5 (1.90%) Kibana
10 5 (1.90%) logstash
10 5 (1.90%) Rsyslog
11 4 (1.52%) Nessus
Vendors
1 162 (61.60%) Cisco
2 59 (22.43%) Microsoft
2 59 (22.43%) VMware
3 55 (20.91%) CheckPoint
4 49 (18.63%) F5
5 45 (17.11%) Palo Alto
6 41 (15.59%) Citrix
6 41 (15.59%) HP
7 35 (13.31%) Juniper
8 27 (10.27%) Red Hat
9 15 (5.70%) Fortinet
10 12 (4.56%) CA
11 11 (4.18%) Riverbed
11 11 (4.18%) Splunk
12 10 (3.80%) Aruba
12 10 (3.80%) IBM
12 10 (3.80%) LANDesk
13 9 (3.42%) Symantec
14 8 (3.04%) Blue Coat
14 8 (3.04%) NetApp
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