Period
to 23 October 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 23 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
England > South East
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 300 307 324
Rank change year-on-year +7 +17 -8
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 88 69 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.53% 0.42% 0.35%
As % of the Vendors category 1.15% 0.87% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 51 46
South East median daily rate £400 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -9.68% +10.71%
10th Percentile £213 £253 £313
90th Percentile £615 £525 £490
England median daily rate £400 £361 £400
% change year-on-year +10.73% -9.69% +13.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
South East median hourly rate £52.50 - £21.75
England median hourly rate £52.50 £50.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% +177.78% -55.00%

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 the South East.

All Vendors
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 7,644 7,907 8,093
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 46.35% 48.34% 48.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,435 4,520 4,691
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £250 £238 £225
90th Percentile £588 £572 £550
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 341 338 411
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £15.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +9.87% -12.78%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.00 £9.25
90th Percentile £46.75 £44.48 £47.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.49 £17.00
% change year-on-year +0.06% +2.88% -2.86%

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SolarWinds as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for SolarWinds in the South East

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SolarWinds in the South East

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SolarWinds in the South East over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SolarWinds in the South East

SolarWinds
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SolarWinds in the South East

SolarWinds
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 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
Hampshire +18 38 £365 +17.74% 6
West Sussex - 17 £500 - 7
Thames Valley -11 14 £369 +34.09% 1
Surrey -29 12 £375 -21.05% 5
Berkshire -18 9 £303 +14.37%
East Sussex - 5 £500 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £363 -
Kent +2 2 £269 -27.36% 1
Oxfordshire 0 2 £375 -3.85% 1
Sussex - 1 £450 -
SolarWinds
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 41 (46.59%) Cisco
2 32 (36.36%) SCCM
3 31 (35.23%) Security Cleared
4 30 (34.09%) Windows
5 29 (32.95%) Firewall
5 29 (32.95%) VMware
6 26 (29.55%) SC Cleared
7 25 (28.41%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (26.14%) DHCP
9 22 (25.00%) DNS
10 21 (23.86%) SCOM
11 20 (22.73%) Network Monitoring
12 18 (20.45%) Data Centre
12 18 (20.45%) Cisco ASA
12 18 (20.45%) Active Directory
13 17 (19.32%) ITIL
13 17 (19.32%) Wireless
13 17 (19.32%) PowerShell
13 17 (19.32%) Windows Server 2012
14 16 (18.18%) WAN
15 15 (17.05%) VoIP
15 15 (17.05%) CCNP
15 15 (17.05%) CCNA
16 14 (15.91%) OSPF
16 14 (15.91%) SCVMM
17 13 (14.77%) Network Management
17 13 (14.77%) CheckPoint
17 13 (14.77%) BGP
17 13 (14.77%) Microsoft
17 13 (14.77%) LAN

SolarWinds
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.41%) IIS
3 2 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.27%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.27%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.82%) Office 365
3 5 (5.68%) IaaS
4 4 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.27%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (2.27%) Google Analytics
5 2 (2.27%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (32.95%) Firewall
2 23 (26.14%) DHCP
3 22 (25.00%) DNS
4 18 (20.45%) Cisco ASA
5 17 (19.32%) Wireless
6 16 (18.18%) WAN
7 15 (17.05%) VoIP
8 14 (15.91%) OSPF
9 13 (14.77%) BGP
9 13 (14.77%) Cisco Nexus
9 13 (14.77%) LAN
10 10 (11.36%) Network Security
11 8 (9.09%) Ethernet
11 8 (9.09%) MPLS
12 7 (7.95%) IPsec
12 7 (7.95%) iSCSI
12 7 (7.95%) SNMP
12 7 (7.95%) VLAN
12 7 (7.95%) VPN
13 6 (6.82%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.27%) JIRA
1 2 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.14%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.14%) MSI
General
1 7 (7.95%) Finance
2 3 (3.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (17.05%) Network Engineer
2 10 (11.36%) Architect
3 9 (10.23%) Consultant
4 8 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 6 (6.82%) Analyst
6 5 (5.68%) Firewall Engineer
6 5 (5.68%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (4.55%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.41%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (3.41%) Lead Architect
8 3 (3.41%) Network Consultant
8 3 (3.41%) Network Manager
8 3 (3.41%) Network Operations Manager
8 3 (3.41%) Network Support
8 3 (3.41%) Network Support Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Operations Manager
8 3 (3.41%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.27%) Operations Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.41%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.14%) LDAP
2 1 (1.14%) Middleware
2 1 (1.14%) Sensu
2 1 (1.14%) Web Services
2 1 (1.14%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.45%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.55%) PKI
3 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.27%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.14%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.14%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.14%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.14%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (34.09%) Windows
2 17 (19.32%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (13.64%) Windows 10
4 9 (10.23%) Windows Server
5 8 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (7.95%) Linux
7 5 (5.68%) Windows 7
7 5 (5.68%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.41%) Unix
9 2 (2.27%) Check Point GAiA
9 2 (2.27%) Solaris
9 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.14%) AIX
10 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.14%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.73%) Network Monitoring
2 17 (19.32%) ITIL
3 13 (14.77%) Network Management
4 9 (10.23%) Server Building
4 9 (10.23%) Validation
5 8 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 6 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (5.68%) Capacity Management
7 5 (5.68%) Change Control
7 5 (5.68%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (5.68%) DevOps
7 5 (5.68%) Migration
7 5 (5.68%) Security Hardening
7 5 (5.68%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.68%) Service Management
7 5 (5.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.55%) Business Continuity
8 4 (4.55%) Project Management
8 4 (4.55%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.32%) PowerShell
2 9 (10.23%) SQL
3 3 (3.41%) Perl
4 1 (1.14%) C
4 1 (1.14%) Java
4 1 (1.14%) Python
4 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.14%) VB
4 1 (1.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (35.23%) Security Cleared
2 26 (29.55%) SC Cleared
3 25 (28.41%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (17.05%) CCNA
4 15 (17.05%) CCNP
5 9 (10.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (6.82%) CCSA
6 6 (6.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (5.68%) MCSE
8 4 (4.55%) DV Cleared
8 4 (4.55%) MCITP
9 3 (3.41%) Degree
9 3 (3.41%) HNC
9 3 (3.41%) ISEB
9 3 (3.41%) ISTQB
9 3 (3.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (3.41%) JNCIA
9 3 (3.41%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (2.27%) VCAP
10 2 (2.27%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.95%) GDPR
2 5 (5.68%) SLA
3 2 (2.27%) ISO 22301
4 1 (1.14%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 18 (20.45%) Active Directory
2 10 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.82%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (5.68%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.68%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (3.41%) Firmware
6 2 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (2.27%) VirtualBox
6 2 (2.27%) VMware Server
6 2 (2.27%) XenApp
7 1 (1.14%) Docker
7 1 (1.14%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (1.14%) NFS
7 1 (1.14%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.14%) Veritas File System
7 1 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.14%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 32 (36.36%) SCCM
2 21 (23.86%) SCOM
3 14 (15.91%) SCVMM
4 9 (10.23%) SolarWinds Orion
5 7 (7.95%) NetBackup
6 5 (5.68%) Failover Clustering
6 5 (5.68%) SCSM
7 4 (4.55%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (4.55%) FortiGate
7 4 (4.55%) SCOrch
8 3 (3.41%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (3.41%) vRealize
9 2 (2.27%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (2.27%) Cacti
9 2 (2.27%) PaperCut
9 2 (2.27%) vCenter Server
9 2 (2.27%) WSUS
10 1 (1.14%) Backup Exec
10 1 (1.14%) Nagios
10 1 (1.14%) OpenView
Vendors
1 41 (46.59%) Cisco
2 29 (32.95%) VMware
3 13 (14.77%) CheckPoint
3 13 (14.77%) Juniper
3 13 (14.77%) Microsoft
4 12 (13.64%) HP
5 10 (11.36%) F5
5 10 (11.36%) Remedy
6 6 (6.82%) Aruba
6 6 (6.82%) BMC
6 6 (6.82%) EMC
6 6 (6.82%) ServiceNow
7 4 (4.55%) Fujitsu
8 3 (3.41%) CommVault
8 3 (3.41%) Google
8 3 (3.41%) Meraki
8 3 (3.41%) NetApp
8 3 (3.41%) Palo Alto
8 3 (3.41%) Splunk
9 2 (2.27%) Dell Compellent