Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 174 163 186
Rank change year-on-year -11 +23 -2
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 13 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.26% 0.26% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 0.70% 0.56% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 8
Scotland median daily rate £313 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% -18.75% +52.38%
10th Percentile £175 £273 £356
90th Percentile £399 £338 £568
UK median daily rate £350 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Scotland median hourly rate - £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.45% -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £21.75 £39.50
% change year-on-year +60.92% -44.94% -12.22%

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 1861 1971 2342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 37.40% 45.88% 37.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1033 1084 1139
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -0.28% +0.29%
10th Percentile £205 £225 £213
90th Percentile £536 £488 £502
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 64 76
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £16.50 £14.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.45% +13.75% -8.69%
10th Percentile £11.19 £9.56 £8.38
90th Percentile £46.30 £44.63 £41.88
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.73% -4.29% +6.06%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 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
Edinburgh -1 7 £338 -
West Lothian - 4 £213 -
Inverclyde - 2 £325 -
SolarWinds
UK

For the 6 months to 20 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 11 (84.62%) LAN
1 11 (84.62%) WAN
1 11 (84.62%) Cisco
1 11 (84.62%) Firewall
2 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) ITIL
2 8 (61.54%) CheckPoint
3 7 (53.85%) Wireless
4 6 (46.15%) Degree
4 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
5 5 (38.46%) Data Centre
5 5 (38.46%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (38.46%) OSPF
5 5 (38.46%) BGP
5 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
6 4 (30.77%) Citrix
6 4 (30.77%) Internet
6 4 (30.77%) 802.11
6 4 (30.77%) MPLS
6 4 (30.77%) Avaya
6 4 (30.77%) Ethernet
6 4 (30.77%) EIGRP
6 4 (30.77%) IPsec
6 4 (30.77%) HSRP
6 4 (30.77%) FortiGate
6 4 (30.77%) 802.1X
6 4 (30.77%) Cisco Wireless
6 4 (30.77%) Wireshark
6 4 (30.77%) Squid
6 4 (30.77%) Time 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) Firewall
1 11 (84.62%) LAN
1 11 (84.62%) WAN
2 7 (53.85%) Wireless
3 5 (38.46%) BGP
3 5 (38.46%) OSPF
4 4 (30.77%) 802.11
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco Wireless
4 4 (30.77%) EIGRP
4 4 (30.77%) Ethernet
4 4 (30.77%) HSRP
4 4 (30.77%) Internet
4 4 (30.77%) IPsec
4 4 (30.77%) MPLS
4 4 (30.77%) NetScaler
4 4 (30.77%) Wireshark
5 3 (23.08%) DHCP
5 3 (23.08%) DNS
5 3 (23.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Network Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Compliance Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Information Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Information Risk Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Information Security Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Risk Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Security Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Security Compliance Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Security Risk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.69%) Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
4 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (30.77%) Time Management
4 3 (23.08%) Change Management
4 3 (23.08%) ITIL V2
4 3 (23.08%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
4 3 (23.08%) Web Filtering
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (15.38%) Asset Management
5 2 (15.38%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 2 (15.38%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Information Security
5 2 (15.38%) Information Security Management
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL V3
5 2 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
5 2 (15.38%) Security Management
5 2 (15.38%) SIEM
5 2 (15.38%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) CISSP
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (7.69%) CCNA
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (15.38%) GDPR
1 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
2 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) Squid
3 3 (23.08%) UAG
4 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Cacti
1 4 (30.77%) FortiGate
2 3 (23.08%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (15.38%) SCCM
3 2 (15.38%) WSUS
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (7.69%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Cisco
2 8 (61.54%) CheckPoint
3 4 (30.77%) Avaya
3 4 (30.77%) Citrix
3 4 (30.77%) F5
4 3 (23.08%) McAfee
5 2 (15.38%) NetApp
5 2 (15.38%) VMware
6 1 (7.69%) Brocade
6 1 (7.69%) CommVault
6 1 (7.69%) EMC
6 1 (7.69%) HP
6 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle
6 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 1 (7.69%) Sophos