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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 128 119
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 0 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland - 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.56% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £313 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £375 £380
% change year-on-year -0.66% -1.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year - +82.97%  

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 Scotland.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 757 1068 1067
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 43.04% 41.20% 36.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 589 575
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £241 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 38
Median hourly rate £23.00 £43.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.51% +168.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.82 £12.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.98 £50.00 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) CCIE
2 3 (75.00%) CCNP
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) Network Management
3 2 (50.00%) VLAN
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) CCNA
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) VoIP
3 2 (50.00%) WLAN
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) Service Management
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (25.00%) SSL
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) Juniper
4 1 (25.00%) OSPF
4 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (25.00%) TACACS
4 1 (25.00%) IGMP
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi

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 3 (75.00%) Firewall
1 3 (75.00%) Wireless
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) VLAN
2 2 (50.00%) VoIP
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) WLAN
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (25.00%) HSRP
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) OSPF
3 1 (25.00%) SSL
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Network Manager
2 1 (25.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Network Management
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CCIE
1 3 (75.00%) CCNP
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) CCNA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper