Period
to 18 October 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 18 October 2018 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 > Scotland
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 164 188
Rank change year-on-year -22 +24 +9
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 11 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.21% 0.35% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 0.54% 0.93% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 3
Scotland median daily rate £355 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.23% - -
10th Percentile £323 £175 £273
90th Percentile £505 £426 £338
UK median daily rate £400 £361 £400
% change year-on-year +10.73% -9.69% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Scotland median hourly rate - - £14.00
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £35.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -41.43% +150.00% -65.00%

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 Scotland.

All Vendors
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,023 1,825 2,261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 37.79% 37.64% 46.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,054 998 1,223
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £213 £213 £227
90th Percentile £538 £530 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 66 83
Scotland median hourly rate £16.75 £25.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.31% -29.17% +171.70%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.50 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -0.03% - -

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for SolarWinds in Scotland

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SolarWinds in Scotland

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SolarWinds in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SolarWinds in Scotland

SolarWinds
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SolarWinds in Scotland

SolarWinds
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 18 October 2018. 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
Edinburgh -12 9 £378 -1.95% 1
Glasgow -13 1 £320 -
Aberdeen - 1 - - 1
SolarWinds
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) VMware
2 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (45.45%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (36.36%) Migration
3 4 (36.36%) NetBackup
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco
3 4 (36.36%) Veritas
3 4 (36.36%) Shell Script
4 3 (27.27%) HP
4 3 (27.27%) Data Modelling
4 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) SCOM
4 3 (27.27%) MongoDB
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (27.27%) DevOps
4 3 (27.27%) Ansible
4 3 (27.27%) InfluxDB
4 3 (27.27%) Re-Platforming
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (27.27%) Grafana
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
4 3 (27.27%) GDPR
4 3 (27.27%) Prometheus
5 2 (18.18%) Antivirus Management

SolarWinds
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) BGP
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (9.09%) DHCP
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) IPv6
2 1 (9.09%) LTE
2 1 (9.09%) NAS
2 1 (9.09%) OSPF
2 1 (9.09%) SAN
2 1 (9.09%) VPN
2 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) InfluxDB
2 3 (27.27%) MongoDB
2 3 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (9.09%) Informix
3 1 (9.09%) MySQL
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 12c
General
1 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
1 3 (27.27%) DBA
2 2 (18.18%) IT Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Storage Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Backup Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support
3 1 (9.09%) MongoDB DBA
3 1 (9.09%) Operational Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Operations Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL DBA
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Storage Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (9.09%) Storage Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Storage and Backup Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Clustering
1 2 (18.18%) EMC VNX
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Replication
2 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
4 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Data Modelling
2 3 (27.27%) DevOps
2 3 (27.27%) Re-Platforming
3 2 (18.18%) Antivirus Management
3 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Data Security
3 2 (18.18%) Database Security
3 2 (18.18%) Database Tuning
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (18.18%) Open Source
3 2 (18.18%) Release Management
4 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 1 (9.09%) Network Design
4 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Shell Script
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
4 1 (9.09%) Perl
4 1 (9.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) GDPR
2 1 (9.09%) PMO
2 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) VMware ESXi
1 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) NetBackup
2 3 (27.27%) Ansible
2 3 (27.27%) Grafana
2 3 (27.27%) Prometheus
2 3 (27.27%) SCOM
3 2 (18.18%) Control-M
3 2 (18.18%) HP SIM
4 1 (9.09%) Nagios
4 1 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
1 5 (45.45%) VMware
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco
2 4 (36.36%) Veritas
3 3 (27.27%) HP
4 2 (18.18%) BMC
4 2 (18.18%) EMC
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
4 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
4 2 (18.18%) ServiceNow
5 1 (9.09%) arcserve
5 1 (9.09%) Aruba
5 1 (9.09%) Brocade
5 1 (9.09%) Symantec
5 1 (9.09%) Talend