Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 172 162 172
Rank change year-on-year -10 +10 +11
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 12 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.25% 0.21% 0.38%
As % of the Vendors category 0.70% 0.45% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 8
Scotland median daily rate £325 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -18.75% +52.38%
10th Percentile £250 £313 £356
90th Percentile £470 £338 £568
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Scotland median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -3.45% -
10th Percentile £15.25 £13.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £15.75 £14.50 £14.75
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £38.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -57.89% -11.63% +4.24%

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 1,719 1,771 2,183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 36.14% 46.72% 39.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,010 979 1,128
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -3.45% -
10th Percentile £198 £213 £212
90th Percentile £544 £488 £520
UK median daily rate £436 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 69 49
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +7.80%
10th Percentile £10.59 £10.00 £9.45
90th Percentile £38.00 £52.03 £41.65
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +9.09%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -22 8 £350 - 7
Inverclyde - 2 £325 -
Highlands -2 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 £225 -
SolarWinds
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) DHCP
2 9 (75.00%) DNS
2 9 (75.00%) Cisco
3 8 (66.67%) LAN
3 8 (66.67%) WAN
3 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 7 (58.33%) ITIL
5 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (50.00%) VMware
5 6 (50.00%) SCCM
5 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
6 5 (41.67%) Firewall
6 5 (41.67%) Citrix
7 4 (33.33%) Internet
7 4 (33.33%) Google
7 4 (33.33%) Degree
7 4 (33.33%) Wireless
7 4 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (33.33%) Windows 10
7 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
7 4 (33.33%) SCOM
7 4 (33.33%) XenDesktop
7 4 (33.33%) Riverbed
7 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
8 3 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (25.00%) XenApp

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 (16.67%) IIS
1 2 (16.67%) Skype for Business
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) DHCP
1 9 (75.00%) DNS
2 8 (66.67%) LAN
2 8 (66.67%) WAN
3 5 (41.67%) Firewall
4 4 (33.33%) Internet
4 4 (33.33%) Wireless
5 2 (16.67%) BGP
5 2 (16.67%) IPv6
5 2 (16.67%) Network Security
5 2 (16.67%) OSPF
5 2 (16.67%) Skype
5 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 2 (16.67%) Unified Communications
5 2 (16.67%) VLAN
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Compliance Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Information Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Information Risk Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Information Security Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Risk Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Security Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Security Compliance Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Security Risk Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Wintel Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) EMC VNX
2 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (8.33%) Linux
6 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu
6 1 (8.33%) Unix
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) Web Filtering
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Application Packaging
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 2 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 2 (16.67%) ISMS
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL V3
3 2 (16.67%) Network Design
3 2 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (16.67%) Patch Management
3 2 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (16.67%) SIEM
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) CCNA
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (16.67%) CISSP
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) GDPR
1 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (16.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (33.33%) XenDesktop
4 3 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (25.00%) XenApp
5 2 (16.67%) DFS Replication
6 1 (8.33%) Squid
6 1 (8.33%) UAG
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) SCCM
2 4 (33.33%) SCOM
3 2 (16.67%) AppDNA
3 2 (16.67%) WSUS
4 1 (8.33%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (8.33%) FortiGate
4 1 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) VMware
3 5 (41.67%) Citrix
4 4 (33.33%) Google
4 4 (33.33%) Riverbed
5 2 (16.67%) Brocade
5 2 (16.67%) HP
5 2 (16.67%) NetApp
6 1 (8.33%) Avaya
6 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
6 1 (8.33%) CommVault
6 1 (8.33%) EMC
6 1 (8.33%) McAfee
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle
6 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
6 1 (8.33%) Sophos