The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for SolarWinds Orion skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SolarWinds Orion over the 3 months to 26 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.

SolarWinds Orion
England / London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 419 412 438
Rank change year-on-year -7 +26  
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds Orion 5 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.024% 0.028% 0.017%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.21% 0.25% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 3
Median daily rate £400 £418 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.19% +19.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £244 £375 £395
% change year-on-year -35.00% -5.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SolarWinds Orion is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 2361 2379 1883
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 11.37% 11.13% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1709 1697 1285
Median daily rate £520 £480 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +9.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £335 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £447 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +11.62% +5.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 27
Median hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.52% -24.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £17.99 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

SolarWinds Orion
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing SolarWinds Orion as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for SolarWinds Orion in London

SolarWinds Orion
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SolarWinds Orion in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SolarWinds Orion in London

SolarWinds Orion
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds Orion in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SolarWinds Orion in London

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds Orion 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 London region with a requirement for SolarWinds Orion.

1 7 (100.00%) SolarWinds
2 6 (85.71%) Data Centre
2 6 (85.71%) CCIE
2 6 (85.71%) CCNP
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Firewall
2 6 (85.71%) Wireless
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (85.71%) Cacti
3 5 (71.43%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (71.43%) Wireshark
3 5 (71.43%) Network Design
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) OpenView
3 5 (71.43%) HP
3 5 (71.43%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (71.43%) Citrix
3 5 (71.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (71.43%) LAN
3 5 (71.43%) WLAN
3 5 (71.43%) 802.1X
3 5 (71.43%) Palo Alto
3 5 (71.43%) Cisco Wireless
3 5 (71.43%) High Availability
3 5 (71.43%) Skype
3 5 (71.43%) BYOD
3 5 (71.43%) Skype for Business
3 5 (71.43%) NetScaler
3 5 (71.43%) Cisco Nexus

SolarWinds Orion
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 5 (71.43%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
1 6 (85.71%) Wireless
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco ISE
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco Wireless
2 5 (71.43%) DNS
2 5 (71.43%) LAN
2 5 (71.43%) NetScaler
2 5 (71.43%) Skype
2 5 (71.43%) Wireshark
2 5 (71.43%) WLAN
3 2 (28.57%) WAN
3 2 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (14.29%) BIG-IP
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (14.29%) FWSM
4 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Network Engineer
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
3 3 (42.86%) Wireless Engineer
3 3 (42.86%) Wireless Network Engineer
4 2 (28.57%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (28.57%) WLAN Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Data Centre
2 5 (71.43%) BYOD
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) High Availability
1 5 (71.43%) Network Design
1 5 (71.43%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) CCIE
1 6 (85.71%) CCNP
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Systems Management
1 6 (85.71%) Cacti
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (71.43%) OpenView
2 5 (71.43%) QRadar
3 1 (14.29%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) SolarWinds
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco
3 5 (71.43%) Citrix
3 5 (71.43%) HP
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) Palo Alto
4 1 (14.29%) F5
4 1 (14.29%) Juniper