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 3 months to 22 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
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 58 66
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 0 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire - 0.68% 0.66%
As % of the Vendors category - 1.59% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 3
Median daily rate - £340 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £39.00
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 Oxfordshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 229 251 300
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 36.01% 42.54% 39.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 189 191
Median daily rate £425 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -14.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 31
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -55.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.80 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £36.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 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

For the 6 months to 22 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 6 (85.71%) WAN
1 6 (85.71%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (42.86%) Palo Alto
3 3 (42.86%) SCOM
3 3 (42.86%) Network Security
3 3 (42.86%) Migration
3 3 (42.86%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (42.86%) Ethernet
3 3 (42.86%) VPN
3 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) LAN
3 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
3 3 (42.86%) PMI
3 3 (42.86%) PMP
3 3 (42.86%) PMI Certification
3 3 (42.86%) Juniper
3 3 (42.86%) Nagios
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Firewall
4 2 (28.57%) Publishing
4 2 (28.57%) Unix
4 2 (28.57%) Web Services
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) VoIP
4 2 (28.57%) Time Management
4 2 (28.57%) Informatics
4 2 (28.57%) Application Rationalisation
4 2 (28.57%) Web Filtering
4 2 (28.57%) Service Design

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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (85.71%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (28.57%) IaaS
4 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) Ethernet
2 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) Network Security
2 3 (42.86%) VPN
3 2 (28.57%) VoIP
4 1 (14.29%) BGP
4 1 (14.29%) DNS
4 1 (14.29%) MPLS
4 1 (14.29%) OSPF
4 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 1 (14.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Big Data
General
1 2 (28.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Network Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Network Security Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Project Manager
1 3 (42.86%) Security Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Juniper Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Network Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Network Project Manager
2 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Firewall Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) PMI
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Unix
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
1 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
2 2 (28.57%) Application Rationalisation
2 2 (28.57%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (28.57%) Informatics
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (28.57%) Service Design
2 2 (28.57%) Time Management
2 2 (28.57%) Web Filtering
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) Network Management
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Security Operations
3 1 (14.29%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
1 1 (14.29%) C++
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) Perl
1 1 (14.29%) Python
1 1 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) PMI Certification
1 3 (42.86%) PMP
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Nagios
1 3 (42.86%) SCOM
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Juniper
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) Palo Alto
2 1 (14.29%) Brocade
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco