The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 29 March 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
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 31 -
Rank change year-on-year -5 -  
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 4 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.45% 1.28% -
As % of the Vendors category 3.74% 3.30% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Median daily rate £500 £238 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +110.52% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £375 £380
% change year-on-year -0.66% -1.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year - +82.97%  

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 Oxford.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 107 91 147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 38.91% 38.72% 40.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 69 100
Median daily rate £405 £250 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +62.00% -43.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 18
Median hourly rate £14.20 £14.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.35% -6.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.51 £14.50 £21.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford citing SolarWinds as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for SolarWinds in Oxford

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SolarWinds in Oxford

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Oxford region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 3 (75.00%) WAN
1 3 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (50.00%) Informatics
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) PMI
2 2 (50.00%) PMP
2 2 (50.00%) PMI Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Service Design
2 2 (50.00%) PMO
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (25.00%) Nagios
3 1 (25.00%) MPLS
3 1 (25.00%) OSPF
3 1 (25.00%) BGP
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (25.00%) C

SolarWinds
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (25.00%) IaaS
3 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) BGP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (25.00%) MPLS
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) OSPF
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) VLAN
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Big Data
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Firewall Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) PMI
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Change Management
1 2 (50.00%) Informatics
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (50.00%) Service Design
2 1 (25.00%) Application Rationalisation
2 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) Network Management
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Security Operations
2 1 (25.00%) Time Management
2 1 (25.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) PMI Certification
1 2 (50.00%) PMP
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (25.00%) Nagios
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Brocade
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper
2 1 (25.00%) Palo Alto