Period
to 19 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 553 580 572
Rank change year-on-year +27 -8 -14
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 304 292 301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.30% 0.29%
As % of the Vendors category 0.76% 0.66% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 190 174
England median daily rate £351 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.28% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £192 £225 £269
90th Percentile £513 £538 £484
UK median daily rate £350 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 17
England median hourly rate £50.00 £55.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +37.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £22.86 £15.30 £21.15
90th Percentile £54.50 £55.00 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £21.75 £39.50
% change year-on-year +60.92% -44.94% -12.22%

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 39921 43976 45407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.82% 45.15% 43.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 25028 27201 27285
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £245 £228
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1340 1553 1947
England median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.55% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.66 £10.23 £10.13
90th Percentile £45.00 £44.95 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.30% -5.71% +6.06%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 -13 146 £350 -22.22% 12
South East +23 73 £350 -8.50% 7
Midlands -2 29 £400 +12.28% 6
North of England +63 23 £388 +55.00% 3
South West +21 21 £370 +2.78% 2
West Midlands +4 20 £408 +1.88% 5
North West +31 16 £388 +29.17% 2
East of England -20 12 £300 -13.04% 1
East Midlands +4 9 £223 -24.26% 1
Yorkshire +25 6 £369 +375.81% 1
North East +64 1 - -
SolarWinds
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 174 (57.24%) Cisco
2 167 (54.93%) Firewall
3 119 (39.14%) Windows
4 98 (32.24%) LAN
5 88 (28.95%) WAN
6 84 (27.63%) VMware
7 81 (26.64%) Cisco Certification
8 80 (26.32%) Active Directory
9 79 (25.99%) ITIL
10 77 (25.33%) SCOM
11 72 (23.68%) Microsoft
12 66 (21.71%) DNS
13 65 (21.38%) CheckPoint
14 62 (20.39%) HP
14 62 (20.39%) SCCM
15 60 (19.74%) CCNP
16 58 (19.08%) Windows Server
17 57 (18.75%) VPN
18 56 (18.42%) Network Security
19 54 (17.76%) Security Cleared
20 53 (17.43%) PowerShell
21 52 (17.11%) Juniper
22 51 (16.78%) Cisco ASA
23 50 (16.45%) Network Management
23 50 (16.45%) Data Centre
24 48 (15.79%) Network Monitoring
24 48 (15.79%) Linux
25 47 (15.46%) Citrix
26 46 (15.13%) TCP/IP
26 46 (15.13%) DHCP

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 17 (5.59%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (4.28%) IIS
2 13 (4.28%) MS Exchange
3 11 (3.62%) Skype for Business
4 10 (3.29%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.63%) SAS
6 6 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (1.32%) Drupal
7 4 (1.32%) WordPress
8 3 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.99%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.66%) Confluence
9 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.33%) CMS
10 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 25 (8.22%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (7.89%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.66%) Maximo
2 2 (0.66%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 42 (13.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (13.49%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (3.95%) Office 365
4 10 (3.29%) IaaS
5 7 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.99%) Akamai
6 3 (0.99%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.99%) Mimecast
6 3 (0.99%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.66%) G Suite
8 1 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 167 (54.93%) Firewall
2 98 (32.24%) LAN
3 88 (28.95%) WAN
4 66 (21.71%) DNS
5 57 (18.75%) VPN
6 56 (18.42%) Network Security
7 51 (16.78%) Cisco ASA
8 46 (15.13%) DHCP
8 46 (15.13%) TCP/IP
9 44 (14.47%) VoIP
10 41 (13.49%) SAN
11 38 (12.50%) OSPF
12 35 (11.51%) BGP
13 34 (11.18%) Cisco Nexus
13 34 (11.18%) MPLS
14 30 (9.87%) VLAN
15 27 (8.88%) Wireless
15 27 (8.88%) WLAN
16 26 (8.55%) SNMP
17 25 (8.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.30%) MySQL
3 6 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.32%) MariaDB
4 4 (1.32%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.99%) DB2
5 3 (0.99%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.99%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.66%) Big Data
6 2 (0.66%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.33%) Sisense
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.63%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (0.99%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 3 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.66%) JIRA
4 1 (0.33%) GitLab
4 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 27 (8.88%) Finance
2 13 (4.28%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.95%) Banking
4 9 (2.96%) Law
5 4 (1.32%) Billing
5 4 (1.32%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.66%) Electronics
6 2 (0.66%) Marketing
6 2 (0.66%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.66%) Publishing
7 1 (0.33%) French Language
7 1 (0.33%) German Language
7 1 (0.33%) Legal
7 1 (0.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 104 (34.21%) Network Engineer
2 35 (11.51%) Architect
3 29 (9.54%) Cisco Engineer
4 24 (7.89%) Security Engineer
5 21 (6.91%) Administrator
5 21 (6.91%) Windows Engineer
6 20 (6.58%) Consultant
7 19 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
7 19 (6.25%) Support Engineer
8 17 (5.59%) Analyst
8 17 (5.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 16 (5.26%) Desktop Support
9 16 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
10 15 (4.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 13 (4.28%) Network Support
12 12 (3.95%) Desktop Administrator
12 12 (3.95%) Desktop Support Administrator
13 11 (3.62%) Linux Engineer
13 11 (3.62%) Senior Network Engineer
13 11 (3.62%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.61%) 802.1X
2 13 (4.28%) Web Services
3 5 (1.64%) .NET
4 2 (0.66%) Rendezvous
4 2 (0.66%) Sensu
5 1 (0.33%) JSON
5 1 (0.33%) Middleware
5 1 (0.33%) REST
5 1 (0.33%) SOAP
5 1 (0.33%) XML
5 1 (0.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (16.45%) Data Centre
2 18 (5.92%) Clustering
2 18 (5.92%) Replication
3 17 (5.59%) PKI
4 15 (4.93%) Public Cloud
5 11 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (3.29%) CMDB
7 9 (2.96%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.64%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.64%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.32%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.32%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.32%) NHS
10 3 (0.99%) BYOD
10 3 (0.99%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.99%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.99%) Reference Data
10 3 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 119 (39.14%) Windows
2 58 (19.08%) Windows Server
3 48 (15.79%) Linux
4 42 (13.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (8.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (7.57%) CentOS
7 19 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (5.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (4.28%) Unix
10 5 (1.64%) SUSE
10 5 (1.64%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.99%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.99%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.66%) Android
13 1 (0.33%) AIX
13 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (25.99%) ITIL
2 50 (16.45%) Network Management
3 48 (15.79%) Network Monitoring
4 34 (11.18%) Service Management
5 30 (9.87%) Change Management
6 27 (8.88%) Open Source
7 24 (7.89%) DevOps
8 22 (7.24%) Network Architecture
8 22 (7.24%) Network Design
9 21 (6.91%) Service Delivery
10 19 (6.25%) Patch Management
11 18 (5.92%) Configuration Management
12 16 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
12 16 (5.26%) Load Balancing
12 16 (5.26%) Problem Management
12 16 (5.26%) Project Management
13 15 (4.93%) Migration
14 14 (4.61%) Capacity Planning
14 14 (4.61%) High Availability
14 14 (4.61%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 53 (17.43%) PowerShell
2 42 (13.82%) SQL
3 11 (3.62%) Bash Shell
4 8 (2.63%) VBScript
5 6 (1.97%) Perl
6 5 (1.64%) C
6 5 (1.64%) Python
7 3 (0.99%) C++
7 3 (0.99%) PHP
7 3 (0.99%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.99%) VB
8 2 (0.66%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.33%) C-shell
9 1 (0.33%) Java
9 1 (0.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 81 (26.64%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (19.74%) CCNP
3 54 (17.76%) Security Cleared
4 41 (13.49%) SC Cleared
5 28 (9.21%) CCNA
6 21 (6.91%) CCIE
6 21 (6.91%) MCSE
6 21 (6.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (4.61%) Degree
7 14 (4.61%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (3.62%) DV Cleared
9 8 (2.63%) MCSA
10 6 (1.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (1.64%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (1.32%) CCSE
12 4 (1.32%) CISA
12 4 (1.32%) CISMP
12 4 (1.32%) CISSP
12 4 (1.32%) JNCIA
13 3 (0.99%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.24%) SLA
2 10 (3.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.64%) COBIT
3 5 (1.64%) GDPR
4 3 (0.99%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.66%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.66%) PMO
6 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.33%) QA
System Software
1 80 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 45 (14.80%) Hyper-V
3 39 (12.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (12.17%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (3.29%) Samba
6 8 (2.63%) XenApp
7 7 (2.30%) VMware Workstation
7 7 (2.30%) vSphere
8 6 (1.97%) VMware Server
9 5 (1.64%) Docker
9 5 (1.64%) ProxySG
9 5 (1.64%) Terminal Services
9 5 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.99%) Firmware
11 3 (0.99%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.99%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.99%) NFS
12 2 (0.66%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 77 (25.33%) SCOM
2 62 (20.39%) SCCM
3 26 (8.55%) Nagios
4 25 (8.22%) SolarWinds Orion
5 20 (6.58%) WMI
6 19 (6.25%) SCSM
7 16 (5.26%) Cisco Prime
8 10 (3.29%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (2.63%) Cacti
9 8 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (2.30%) SCVMM
11 6 (1.97%) Backup Exec
11 6 (1.97%) HP Data Protector
11 6 (1.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 6 (1.97%) QRadar
12 5 (1.64%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (1.64%) NetBackup
13 4 (1.32%) OpenView
13 4 (1.32%) WSUS
14 3 (0.99%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 174 (57.24%) Cisco
2 84 (27.63%) VMware
3 72 (23.68%) Microsoft
4 65 (21.38%) CheckPoint
5 62 (20.39%) HP
6 52 (17.11%) Juniper
7 47 (15.46%) Citrix
8 38 (12.50%) Palo Alto
9 37 (12.17%) F5
10 35 (11.51%) Splunk
11 24 (7.89%) NetApp
12 22 (7.24%) Riverbed
13 18 (5.92%) Fortinet
14 16 (5.26%) Red Hat
15 15 (4.93%) Blue Coat
16 14 (4.61%) Aruba
16 14 (4.61%) IBM
16 14 (4.61%) SAP
17 13 (4.28%) Mitel
18 12 (3.95%) Avaya