Period
to 21 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 21 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
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 108 85
Rank change year-on-year +16 -23 -
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 10 2 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.80% 0.16% 1.36%
As % of the Vendors category 1.80% 0.41% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 7
Oxfordshire median daily rate £390 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -20.00% -
10th Percentile £260 £300 £323
90th Percentile £495 £300 £438
South East median daily rate £350 £385 £338
% change year-on-year -9.09% +14.07% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - £39.00
South East median hourly rate - £55.00 £49.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +4.21%

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 Oxfordshire.

All Vendors
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 556 482 552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 44.69% 38.19% 41.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 312 385
Oxfordshire median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - -
10th Percentile £263 £213 £190
90th Percentile £575 £538 £506
South East median daily rate £418 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +4.38% +3.23% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 38
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £15.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.62% +3.93% +9.11%
10th Percentile £10.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £23.68 £23.75 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -13.51% +19.35%

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings citing SolarWinds as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for SolarWinds in Oxfordshire

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SolarWinds in Oxfordshire

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SolarWinds in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SolarWinds in Oxfordshire

SolarWinds
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 21 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
Oxford - 7 £420 -
Kidlington - 1 £488 -
SolarWinds
South East

For the 6 months to 21 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
2 9 (90.00%) TCP/IP
3 8 (80.00%) VPN
3 8 (80.00%) ITIL
3 8 (80.00%) Network Security
4 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (60.00%) Web Services
5 6 (60.00%) Linux
5 6 (60.00%) CheckPoint
5 6 (60.00%) BGP
6 5 (50.00%) Nagios
6 5 (50.00%) MPLS
6 5 (50.00%) DNS
6 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (50.00%) WAN
6 5 (50.00%) Unix
6 5 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (50.00%) Problem Management
6 5 (50.00%) SCOM
7 4 (40.00%) Web Filtering
7 4 (40.00%) Security Operations
7 4 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (40.00%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (40.00%) Avaya
7 4 (40.00%) VLAN
7 4 (40.00%) Windows
7 4 (40.00%) Cisco
8 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
8 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management

SolarWinds
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 2 (20.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (10.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
2 9 (90.00%) TCP/IP
3 8 (80.00%) Network Security
3 8 (80.00%) VPN
4 6 (60.00%) BGP
5 5 (50.00%) DNS
5 5 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (50.00%) MPLS
5 5 (50.00%) WAN
6 4 (40.00%) VLAN
7 3 (30.00%) FTP
7 3 (30.00%) LAN
7 3 (30.00%) PBX
7 3 (30.00%) Symposium
8 2 (20.00%) DHCP
8 2 (20.00%) Ethernet
8 2 (20.00%) MRTG
8 2 (20.00%) OSPF
9 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
9 1 (10.00%) HSRP
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) GitLab
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (30.00%) Billing
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) Security Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Operations Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Operations Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Network Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Security Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Operations Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) iPad
3 1 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Unix
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) Problem Management
3 4 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (40.00%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (40.00%) Security Operations
3 4 (40.00%) Web Filtering
4 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (30.00%) Service Design
5 2 (20.00%) Change Management
5 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (20.00%) Task Automation
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (10.00%) High Availability
6 1 (10.00%) Network Management
6 1 (10.00%) Network Virtualisation
6 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
1 1 (10.00%) C++
1 1 (10.00%) C-shell
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) Perl
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) Python
1 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) CCNA
2 1 (10.00%) CCNP
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) Nagios
1 5 (50.00%) SCOM
2 1 (10.00%) OSSEC
2 1 (10.00%) Packer
2 1 (10.00%) Puppet
2 1 (10.00%) Terraform
2 1 (10.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) CheckPoint
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) Avaya
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) Juniper
4 2 (20.00%) Palo Alto
4 2 (20.00%) Qualys