Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 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
England > South East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 299 320 319
Rank change year-on-year +21 -1 +13
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 76 59 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.45% 0.35% 0.40%
As % of the Vendors category 0.94% 0.73% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 40 37
South East median daily rate £360 £385 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.49% +14.07% -1.82%
10th Percentile £254 £300 £253
90th Percentile £513 £490 £443
England median daily rate £361 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -9.69% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
South East median hourly rate - £55.00 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +4.21%
England median hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -22.73% +37.50% -11.11%

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 8109 8057 9282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 48.19% 48.41% 47.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4658 4635 5187
South East median daily rate £418 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% +2.56% +6.85%
10th Percentile £238 £223 £225
90th Percentile £575 £559 £535
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 340 403 437
South East median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £18.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.81% -14.35% +20.52%
10th Percentile £10.20 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.96 £45.89
England median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.21% -2.86% +6.06%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 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
Thames Valley +21 43 £298 -24.44%
Berkshire +31 33 £269 -42.77%
Surrey 0 18 £425 +6.25% 1
Oxfordshire +17 10 £390 +30.00%
Hampshire -3 8 £300 -20.00% 1
Kent -9 5 £370 +5.71%
SolarWinds
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 48 (63.16%) Cisco
2 47 (61.84%) Firewall
3 35 (46.05%) Security Cleared
4 32 (42.11%) SCOM
5 30 (39.47%) SC Cleared
6 28 (36.84%) Network Security
7 25 (32.89%) SCCM
8 21 (27.63%) CheckPoint
8 21 (27.63%) Windows
9 20 (26.32%) VMware
10 19 (25.00%) ITIL
10 19 (25.00%) Network Management
10 19 (25.00%) SCSM
11 18 (23.68%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (23.68%) Active Directory
12 17 (22.37%) CCNP
12 17 (22.37%) SQL
12 17 (22.37%) Cisco ISE
12 17 (22.37%) F5
13 16 (21.05%) Finance
14 15 (19.74%) LAN
14 15 (19.74%) VPN
14 15 (19.74%) DNS
14 15 (19.74%) Microsoft Azure
14 15 (19.74%) Windows Server 2012
14 15 (19.74%) Data Centre
15 14 (18.42%) Cisco ASA
16 13 (17.11%) TCP/IP
16 13 (17.11%) WAN
16 13 (17.11%) DevOps

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 8 (10.53%) SAS
2 3 (3.95%) IIS
3 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.32%) Confluence
4 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) RMDS
2 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (19.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (13.16%) IaaS
3 6 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.95%) Office 365
5 1 (1.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 47 (61.84%) Firewall
2 28 (36.84%) Network Security
3 17 (22.37%) Cisco ISE
4 15 (19.74%) DNS
4 15 (19.74%) LAN
4 15 (19.74%) VPN
5 14 (18.42%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (17.11%) TCP/IP
6 13 (17.11%) WAN
7 12 (15.79%) VoIP
8 10 (13.16%) DHCP
9 9 (11.84%) BGP
9 9 (11.84%) Wireless
10 8 (10.53%) MPLS
11 7 (9.21%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (9.21%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (7.89%) BIG-IP
12 6 (7.89%) IPsec
12 6 (7.89%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (6.58%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.32%) Sisense
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) GitLab
1 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.32%) JIRA
General
1 16 (21.05%) Finance
2 4 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.95%) Billing
4 2 (2.63%) Publishing
5 1 (1.32%) French Language
5 1 (1.32%) Legal
5 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 32 (42.11%) Network Engineer
2 12 (15.79%) Support Engineer
3 9 (11.84%) Architect
3 9 (11.84%) Network Support
4 8 (10.53%) Network Security Engineer
4 8 (10.53%) Security Engineer
5 7 (9.21%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) Network Architect
6 6 (7.89%) Network Specialist
6 6 (7.89%) Network Support Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) Server Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Cisco Architect
7 5 (6.58%) Cisco Network Architect
8 4 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Network Security Specialist
8 4 (5.26%) Operations Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Security Specialist
8 4 (5.26%) Server Support Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.89%) Web Services
2 2 (2.63%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.74%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.53%) Public Cloud
3 6 (7.89%) PKI
4 4 (5.26%) Fat Client
4 4 (5.26%) Thin Client
5 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.95%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.95%) NHS
6 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.63%) e-Health
7 1 (1.32%) CMDB
7 1 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.32%) FMCG
7 1 (1.32%) HP Storage
7 1 (1.32%) iPad
7 1 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (27.63%) Windows
2 15 (19.74%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (10.53%) Windows Server
4 6 (7.89%) Linux
5 5 (6.58%) Unix
6 2 (2.63%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.00%) ITIL
1 19 (25.00%) Network Management
2 13 (17.11%) DevOps
3 12 (15.79%) Service Management
4 11 (14.47%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (11.84%) Network Architecture
6 7 (9.21%) Configuration Management
6 7 (9.21%) Problem Management
6 7 (9.21%) Project Management
7 6 (7.89%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (5.26%) Capacity Management
8 4 (5.26%) Change Management
8 4 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (5.26%) Security Operations
8 4 (5.26%) Service Delivery
8 4 (5.26%) Web Filtering
9 3 (3.95%) Service Design
10 2 (2.63%) Mentoring
10 2 (2.63%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.37%) SQL
2 3 (3.95%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.63%) Perl
4 1 (1.32%) C
4 1 (1.32%) C++
4 1 (1.32%) C-shell
4 1 (1.32%) Java
4 1 (1.32%) Python
4 1 (1.32%) Ruby
4 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (46.05%) Security Cleared
2 30 (39.47%) SC Cleared
3 18 (23.68%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (22.37%) CCNP
5 9 (11.84%) DV Cleared
6 8 (10.53%) CCNA
7 4 (5.26%) CCIE
8 3 (3.95%) Degree
8 3 (3.95%) HNC
8 3 (3.95%) MCSE
8 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (2.63%) CCSA
9 2 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (2.63%) MCITP
9 2 (2.63%) MCP
9 2 (2.63%) MCSA
10 1 (1.32%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.16%) SLA
2 1 (1.32%) GDPR
2 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.32%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (23.68%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.21%) VMware Workstation
3 6 (7.89%) VMware Server
4 5 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (5.26%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.63%) ProxySG
6 2 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.32%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.32%) Docker
7 1 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 32 (42.11%) SCOM
2 25 (32.89%) SCCM
3 19 (25.00%) SCSM
4 6 (7.89%) SCVMM
5 5 (6.58%) Nagios
6 3 (3.95%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (3.95%) QRadar
6 3 (3.95%) SolarWinds Orion
6 3 (3.95%) vCenter Server
7 2 (2.63%) Tivoli
7 2 (2.63%) WhatsUp Gold
7 2 (2.63%) WSUS
8 1 (1.32%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (1.32%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (1.32%) OSSEC
8 1 (1.32%) Packer
8 1 (1.32%) PowerCLI
8 1 (1.32%) Puppet
8 1 (1.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 48 (63.16%) Cisco
2 21 (27.63%) CheckPoint
3 20 (26.32%) VMware
4 17 (22.37%) F5
5 12 (15.79%) HP
6 11 (14.47%) Microsoft
7 10 (13.16%) Juniper
8 7 (9.21%) Blue Coat
8 7 (9.21%) Palo Alto
9 5 (6.58%) Avaya
10 4 (5.26%) CA
10 4 (5.26%) IronPort
11 3 (3.95%) BT
11 3 (3.95%) Remedy
11 3 (3.95%) Splunk
12 2 (2.63%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 2 (2.63%) Bloomberg
12 2 (2.63%) Citrix
12 2 (2.63%) Symantec
12 2 (2.63%) TIBCO