Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 193 164 192
Rank change year-on-year -29 +28 +6
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 11 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.20% 0.26% 0.38%
As % of the Vendors category 0.50% 0.65% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 8
Scotland median daily rate £400 £385 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +28.33% -
10th Percentile £354 £175 £239
90th Percentile £500 £430 £394
UK median daily rate £350 £370 £390
% change year-on-year -5.41% -5.13% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate £16.00 - £14.50
UK median hourly rate £20.27 £50.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -59.46% +66.67% -24.05%

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 2,192 1,681 2,498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 38.98% 40.03% 45.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,244 892 1,308
Scotland median daily rate £388 £384 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.98% +2.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £225
90th Percentile £532 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 57 74
Scotland median hourly rate £15.81 £27.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.53% -23.61% +125.00%
10th Percentile £10.29 £13.00 £11.30
90th Percentile £35.00 £46.79 £44.28
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.13 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.19% -2.14% -

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 -25 8 £400 +1.27% 1
West Lothian +1 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
SolarWinds
UK

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 7 (63.64%) VMware
3 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (45.45%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (45.45%) Cisco
5 4 (36.36%) Veritas
5 4 (36.36%) NetBackup
6 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 3 (27.27%) EMC
6 3 (27.27%) Linux
6 3 (27.27%) ServiceNow
6 3 (27.27%) EMC VNX
6 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (18.18%) HP SIM
7 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
7 2 (18.18%) HP
7 2 (18.18%) Finance
7 2 (18.18%) Migration
7 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (18.18%) BMC
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (18.18%) Control-M
7 2 (18.18%) Banking
7 2 (18.18%) Firewall
7 2 (18.18%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (18.18%) Release Management
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (9.09%) DHCP
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) LTE
2 1 (9.09%) NAS
2 1 (9.09%) SAN
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) InfluxDB
2 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 2 (18.18%) Banking
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Storage Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) IT Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Backup Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) IT Operations Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Network Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Operational Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Operations Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Storage Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) ServiceNow Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Storage Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Storage and Backup Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) EMC VNX
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) CMDB
2 1 (9.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Migration
1 2 (18.18%) Release Management
1 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
2 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
2 1 (9.09%) Data Security
2 1 (9.09%) DevOps
2 1 (9.09%) Investment Management
2 1 (9.09%) Network Design
2 1 (9.09%) Open Source
2 1 (9.09%) Patch Management
2 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
2 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (9.09%) Re-Platforming
2 1 (9.09%) Service Management
2 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (45.45%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 2 (18.18%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) NetBackup
2 2 (18.18%) Control-M
2 2 (18.18%) HP SIM
3 1 (9.09%) Ansible
3 1 (9.09%) FortiGate
3 1 (9.09%) Grafana
3 1 (9.09%) Nessus
3 1 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (9.09%) Prometheus
3 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
1 7 (63.64%) VMware
2 5 (45.45%) Cisco
3 4 (36.36%) Veritas
4 3 (27.27%) EMC
4 3 (27.27%) ServiceNow
5 2 (18.18%) BMC
5 2 (18.18%) HP
6 1 (9.09%) arcserve
6 1 (9.09%) Aruba
6 1 (9.09%) Avaya
6 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
6 1 (9.09%) Citrix
6 1 (9.09%) Fortinet
6 1 (9.09%) New Relic
6 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
6 1 (9.09%) Splunk
6 1 (9.09%) Symantec