Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 239 304 290
Rank change year-on-year +65 -14 +24
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 133 46 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.81% 0.30% 0.58%
As % of the Vendors category 1.72% 0.61% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 39 56
South East median daily rate £350 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +11.84% -5.00%
10th Percentile £253 £325 £255
90th Percentile £500 £538 £500
England median daily rate £350 £370 £380
% change year-on-year -5.41% -2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
South East median hourly rate £52.50 - £43.00
10th Percentile £48.75 - £34.60
90th Percentile £56.25 - £56.00
England median hourly rate £33.50 £44.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year -24.29% -1.67% +13.92%

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 7,711 7,575 8,733
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 46.81% 49.15% 48.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,400 4,191 5,143
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £254 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £540
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 311 361 421
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -8.57% +1.63%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.00 £51.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.32% -3.08% +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 19 June 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 19 June 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 +20 41 £295 -37.02% 3
Kent +32 32 £350 - 1
Thames Valley +8 30 £415 -12.63% 10
Berkshire +2 22 £325 -13.33% 4
Surrey -27 13 £425 -0.12% 3
West Sussex +8 9 £375 - 1
Oxfordshire -2 8 £500 +5.26% 3
East Sussex - 5 £325 -
SolarWinds
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 66 (49.62%) Cisco
2 65 (48.87%) Windows
3 60 (45.11%) Microsoft
4 59 (44.36%) Active Directory
5 56 (42.11%) Security Cleared
6 55 (41.35%) Firewall
7 54 (40.60%) VMware
8 50 (37.59%) SC Cleared
9 46 (34.59%) Windows Server
10 45 (33.83%) Windows Server 2012
11 41 (30.83%) SCOM
12 37 (27.82%) Windows Server 2003
13 35 (26.32%) PowerShell
14 34 (25.56%) Microsoft Certification
15 32 (24.06%) MCSE
15 32 (24.06%) MCP
16 31 (23.31%) MCSA
16 31 (23.31%) Juniper
16 31 (23.31%) SCCM
16 31 (23.31%) MCITP
16 31 (23.31%) Ivanti
16 31 (23.31%) Shavlik
17 26 (19.55%) Cisco ISE
17 26 (19.55%) Cisco Certification
18 25 (18.80%) VPN
19 24 (18.05%) ITIL
19 24 (18.05%) Network Management
20 23 (17.29%) Nessus
20 23 (17.29%) DNS
21 22 (16.54%) WAN

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 9 (6.77%) IIS
1 9 (6.77%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.26%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (3.01%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.01%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (4.51%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (7.52%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (5.26%) Office 365
4 5 (3.76%) IaaS
5 3 (2.26%) Mimecast
6 2 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.50%) GitHub
7 1 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.75%) G Suite
7 1 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (41.35%) Firewall
2 26 (19.55%) Cisco ISE
3 25 (18.80%) VPN
4 23 (17.29%) DNS
5 22 (16.54%) WAN
6 17 (12.78%) LAN
7 14 (10.53%) SAN
8 13 (9.77%) Network Security
9 12 (9.02%) TCP/IP
10 11 (8.27%) BGP
11 10 (7.52%) DHCP
11 10 (7.52%) IPsec
11 10 (7.52%) MPLS
11 10 (7.52%) SNMP
11 10 (7.52%) Wireless
12 9 (6.77%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (5.26%) Ethernet
13 7 (5.26%) OSPF
14 6 (4.51%) VLAN
14 6 (4.51%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (4.51%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.50%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Artifactory
1 2 (1.50%) Hudson
1 2 (1.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.75%) LoadUI
2 1 (0.75%) MSI
2 1 (0.75%) SoapUI
General
1 14 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (1.50%) Legal
3 1 (0.75%) Banking
3 1 (0.75%) Publishing
3 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (30.83%) Network Engineer
2 31 (23.31%) Windows Engineer
3 18 (13.53%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 17 (12.78%) Systems Engineer
5 12 (9.02%) Architect
6 10 (7.52%) Support Engineer
7 9 (6.77%) Security Engineer
7 9 (6.77%) Windows Systems Engineer
8 8 (6.02%) Network Security Engineer
8 8 (6.02%) Network Systems Engineer
9 7 (5.26%) Analyst
10 6 (4.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (4.51%) Network Support
11 5 (3.76%) Integration Engineer
11 5 (3.76%) Network Support Engineer
11 5 (3.76%) Server Engineer
12 4 (3.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 4 (3.01%) AWS Engineer
12 4 (3.01%) Juniper Engineer
13 3 (2.26%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.02%) Web Services
2 7 (5.26%) Web Services Management
3 3 (2.26%) .NET
3 3 (2.26%) 802.1X
3 3 (2.26%) REST
4 2 (1.50%) Core Data
5 1 (0.75%) COM
5 1 (0.75%) JSON
5 1 (0.75%) LDAP
5 1 (0.75%) Middleware
5 1 (0.75%) Sensu
5 1 (0.75%) SOAP
5 1 (0.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.77%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.26%) PKI
4 6 (4.51%) Clustering
4 6 (4.51%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.51%) Fat Client
4 6 (4.51%) Thin Client
5 5 (3.76%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.76%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (3.01%) CMDB
6 4 (3.01%) e-Health
7 3 (2.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.75%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.75%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.75%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 65 (48.87%) Windows
2 46 (34.59%) Windows Server
3 45 (33.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 37 (27.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (9.02%) Linux
6 9 (6.77%) Unix
7 7 (5.26%) Windows 10
8 6 (4.51%) Windows 7
9 3 (2.26%) Check Point GAiA
10 2 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.50%) Solaris
10 2 (1.50%) SUSE
11 1 (0.75%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.05%) ITIL
1 24 (18.05%) Network Management
2 15 (11.28%) Problem-Solving
3 14 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
4 12 (9.02%) Service Delivery
4 12 (9.02%) Service Management
5 10 (7.52%) Change Management
5 10 (7.52%) DevOps
6 9 (6.77%) Server Patching
7 7 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (5.26%) Due Diligence
8 6 (4.51%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (4.51%) Problem Management
8 6 (4.51%) Validation
9 5 (3.76%) Customer Requirements
9 5 (3.76%) Mentoring
9 5 (3.76%) Time Management
10 4 (3.01%) Deployment Automation
10 4 (3.01%) Service Design
10 4 (3.01%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 35 (26.32%) PowerShell
2 18 (13.53%) Shell Script
3 13 (9.77%) SQL
4 7 (5.26%) Java
5 6 (4.51%) VB
5 6 (4.51%) VBScript
6 4 (3.01%) Perl
7 1 (0.75%) C
Qualifications
1 56 (42.11%) Security Cleared
2 50 (37.59%) SC Cleared
3 34 (25.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (24.06%) MCP
4 32 (24.06%) MCSE
5 31 (23.31%) MCITP
5 31 (23.31%) MCSA
6 26 (19.55%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (16.54%) CCNP
8 21 (15.79%) DV Cleared
9 9 (6.77%) CCIE
10 8 (6.02%) CCNA
11 6 (4.51%) Degree
12 4 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (2.26%) CCENT
13 3 (2.26%) CCSA
13 3 (2.26%) JNCIA
13 3 (2.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (1.50%) HNC
15 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.02%) SLA
2 4 (3.01%) PMO
3 2 (1.50%) GDPR
3 2 (1.50%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 59 (44.36%) Active Directory
2 15 (11.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (9.02%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.51%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (4.51%) VMware Server
5 4 (3.01%) ProxySG
5 4 (3.01%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (2.26%) Firmware
6 3 (2.26%) VirtualBox
7 2 (1.50%) NFS
7 2 (1.50%) Veritas File System
7 2 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.75%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.75%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 41 (30.83%) SCOM
2 31 (23.31%) SCCM
3 23 (17.29%) Nessus
4 8 (6.02%) Nagios
4 8 (6.02%) SCSM
4 8 (6.02%) SCVMM
5 6 (4.51%) SolarWinds Orion
5 6 (4.51%) vCenter Server
6 5 (3.76%) FortiGate
7 4 (3.01%) WhatsUp Gold
8 3 (2.26%) Cacti
9 2 (1.50%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (1.50%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (1.50%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.50%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (1.50%) Puppet
9 2 (1.50%) ServiceCenter
9 2 (1.50%) vRealize
9 2 (1.50%) WMI
9 2 (1.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 66 (49.62%) Cisco
2 60 (45.11%) Microsoft
3 54 (40.60%) VMware
4 31 (23.31%) Ivanti
4 31 (23.31%) Juniper
4 31 (23.31%) Shavlik
5 12 (9.02%) CheckPoint
5 12 (9.02%) F5
5 12 (9.02%) Remedy
6 10 (7.52%) Palo Alto
7 9 (6.77%) EMC
8 8 (6.02%) HP
9 7 (5.26%) Blue Coat
9 7 (5.26%) Oracle
10 6 (4.51%) Aruba
10 6 (4.51%) McAfee
11 5 (3.76%) Capita
11 5 (3.76%) Dell
12 4 (3.01%) IronPort
12 4 (3.01%) Qualys