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 3 months to 28 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
England / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 229 213 234
Rank change year-on-year -16 +21  
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 25 54 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.32% 0.58% 0.37%
As % of the Vendors category 0.65% 1.19% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 13
Median daily rate £450 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +16.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £240 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £375 £380
% change year-on-year -0.66% -1.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Median hourly rate - £43.00 £41.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.06%  
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 the South East.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 3823 4549 4544
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 48.79% 49.04% 45.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2109 2713 2375
Median daily rate £415 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.41% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £245 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 205 236
Median hourly rate £15.50 £28.38 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.37% +53.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.32 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.00 £42.00
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxfordshire +2 7 £475 +100.00%
Surrey +6 5 £425 +61.90% 1
Hampshire -12 5 £525 +38.15% 2
Kent +17 4 £338 -3.57% 2
Buckinghamshire -6 2 £498 +91.34%
Berkshire +21 1 £388 -3.12%
West Sussex - 1 - -
SolarWinds
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 24 (47.06%) VMware
2 20 (39.22%) Windows
3 19 (37.25%) Firewall
4 16 (31.37%) Microsoft
4 16 (31.37%) LANDesk
5 14 (27.45%) Active Directory
5 14 (27.45%) WAN
5 14 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (25.49%) Finance
6 13 (25.49%) ITIL
6 13 (25.49%) Windows Server
7 12 (23.53%) Data Centre
7 12 (23.53%) Linux
7 12 (23.53%) Cisco
7 12 (23.53%) Service Management
8 11 (21.57%) Nessus
8 11 (21.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (21.57%) CheckPoint
8 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (21.57%) MCSE
8 11 (21.57%) MCSA
8 11 (21.57%) MCP
8 11 (21.57%) CMDB
8 11 (21.57%) MCITP
8 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (19.61%) Security Cleared
9 10 (19.61%) Nagios
9 10 (19.61%) Juniper
9 10 (19.61%) HP
10 9 (17.65%) CA

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 5 (9.80%) Confluence
1 5 (9.80%) Elasticsearch
1 5 (9.80%) OpenStack
2 2 (3.92%) Apache
2 2 (3.92%) ArcGIS
2 2 (3.92%) GlassFish
2 2 (3.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.69%) IaaS
2 6 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (37.25%) Firewall
2 14 (27.45%) WAN
3 9 (17.65%) LAN
4 8 (15.69%) VPN
5 7 (13.73%) DNS
5 7 (13.73%) Wireless
6 6 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (11.76%) Ethernet
7 5 (9.80%) BGP
7 5 (9.80%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (7.84%) DHCP
8 4 (7.84%) MPLS
8 4 (7.84%) Network Security
8 4 (7.84%) OSPF
8 4 (7.84%) SNMP
9 3 (5.88%) Junos
9 3 (5.88%) MRTG
9 3 (5.88%) NetScaler
9 3 (5.88%) SSL
9 3 (5.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.96%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Bitbucket
1 5 (9.80%) Git (software)
1 5 (9.80%) JIRA
General
1 13 (25.49%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Legal
2 4 (7.84%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.92%) Billing
3 2 (3.92%) Publishing
4 1 (1.96%) Electronics
4 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (27.45%) Systems Engineer
2 12 (23.53%) Network Engineer
2 12 (23.53%) Windows Engineer
2 12 (23.53%) Windows Systems Engineer
3 7 (13.73%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) Automation Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) Monitoring Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) Server Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Consultant
5 4 (7.84%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Ruby Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Administrator
6 3 (5.88%) Architect
6 3 (5.88%) Juniper Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Security Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Network Administrator
7 2 (3.92%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) Elastic Stack
1 5 (9.80%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (3.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 11 (21.57%) CMDB
3 6 (11.76%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.88%) PMI
5 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.92%) PKI
6 1 (1.96%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 20 (39.22%) Windows
2 13 (25.49%) Windows Server
3 12 (23.53%) Linux
4 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (11.76%) Unix
6 1 (1.96%) VyOS
6 1 (1.96%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (25.49%) ITIL
3 12 (23.53%) Service Management
4 7 (13.73%) Data Loss Prevention
4 7 (13.73%) DevOps
4 7 (13.73%) Network Monitoring
4 7 (13.73%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (13.73%) Scrum
4 7 (13.73%) Security Hardening
4 7 (13.73%) Security Management
4 7 (13.73%) SIEM
4 7 (13.73%) Vulnerability Management
5 6 (11.76%) Event Correlation
5 6 (11.76%) Risk Management
5 6 (11.76%) User Stories
6 5 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (9.80%) Change Management
6 5 (9.80%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (9.80%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 5 (9.80%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.76%) Python
1 6 (11.76%) Ruby
2 3 (5.88%) C
2 3 (5.88%) Java
2 3 (5.88%) Perl
3 2 (3.92%) PHP
4 1 (1.96%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (21.57%) MCITP
1 11 (21.57%) MCP
1 11 (21.57%) MCSA
1 11 (21.57%) MCSE
1 11 (21.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (19.61%) Security Cleared
3 6 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.84%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (5.88%) Degree
5 3 (5.88%) PMI Certification
5 3 (5.88%) PMP
6 2 (3.92%) CCNA
6 2 (3.92%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.96%) CCNP
7 1 (1.96%) HNC
7 1 (1.96%) HND
7 1 (1.96%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) PMO
1 2 (3.92%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (27.45%) Active Directory
2 9 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.80%) Docker
4 3 (5.88%) ProxySG
5 2 (3.92%) vCloud
6 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (21.57%) Nessus
2 10 (19.61%) Nagios
3 6 (11.76%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (9.80%) Kibana
4 5 (9.80%) logstash
4 5 (9.80%) Puppet
4 5 (9.80%) Rsyslog
4 5 (9.80%) SCOM
5 4 (7.84%) CA Spectrum
6 3 (5.88%) OPNET
7 2 (3.92%) BladeLogic
7 2 (3.92%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (3.92%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (1.96%) SCCM
8 1 (1.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (1.96%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 24 (47.06%) VMware
2 16 (31.37%) LANDesk
2 16 (31.37%) Microsoft
3 12 (23.53%) Cisco
4 11 (21.57%) CheckPoint
5 10 (19.61%) HP
5 10 (19.61%) Juniper
6 9 (17.65%) CA
6 9 (17.65%) Palo Alto
7 7 (13.73%) ArcSight
7 7 (13.73%) BMC
7 7 (13.73%) Intel Security
7 7 (13.73%) Splunk
7 7 (13.73%) Symantec
8 4 (7.84%) Blue Coat
8 4 (7.84%) F5
8 4 (7.84%) Riverbed
9 3 (5.88%) Arista
9 3 (5.88%) Aruba
9 3 (5.88%) Citrix
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