Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 302 314 312
Rank change year-on-year +12 -2 +11
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 89 53 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.53% 0.33% 0.47%
As % of the Vendors category 1.13% 0.68% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 42 56
South East median daily rate £375 £356 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -7.17% +9.64%
10th Percentile £202 £249 £309
90th Percentile £500 £524 £500
England median daily rate £375 £369 £400
% change year-on-year +1.69% -7.81% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
South East median hourly rate £52.50 - £25.88
10th Percentile £48.75 - £22.58
90th Percentile £56.25 - £29.18
England median hourly rate £33.50 £50.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year -33.00% +129.89% -47.27%

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 7,859 7,789 8,939
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 47.05% 48.79% 48.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,524 4,328 5,319
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £232
90th Percentile £575 £556 £546
England median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 343 354 408
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -5.44% -0.29%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.76 £45.00 £46.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% -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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +15 33 £229 -42.67% 5
Thames Valley -12 23 £415 +54.28% 8
Berkshire -15 15 £325 +25.00% 4
Surrey -30 13 £403 +0.63% 4
West Sussex +10 9 £419 - 4
Kent +15 8 £288 -22.30%
Oxfordshire -1 8 £500 +11.11% 3
East Sussex - 1 - -
SolarWinds
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 48 (53.93%) Cisco
2 39 (43.82%) Windows
3 38 (42.70%) Security Cleared
4 36 (40.45%) Firewall
5 33 (37.08%) Active Directory
5 33 (37.08%) SC Cleared
6 32 (35.96%) Microsoft
7 29 (32.58%) SCOM
8 28 (31.46%) VMware
9 27 (30.34%) SCCM
10 26 (29.21%) ITIL
11 24 (26.97%) DNS
12 22 (24.72%) Cisco Certification
12 22 (24.72%) Windows Server 2012
12 22 (24.72%) Network Monitoring
13 21 (23.60%) Windows Server
14 20 (22.47%) WAN
15 19 (21.35%) LAN
15 19 (21.35%) PowerShell
16 16 (17.98%) SQL Server
16 16 (17.98%) VPN
16 16 (17.98%) Juniper
17 15 (16.85%) DHCP
18 14 (15.73%) CCNP
18 14 (15.73%) Network Security
18 14 (15.73%) Microsoft Azure
19 13 (14.61%) Network Management
19 13 (14.61%) SQL
19 13 (14.61%) Wireless
20 12 (13.48%) Service Management

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 (10.11%) IIS
1 9 (10.11%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.87%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.25%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.25%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (15.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (8.99%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (7.87%) IaaS
4 4 (4.49%) Office 365
5 3 (3.37%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.12%) G Suite
6 1 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (40.45%) Firewall
2 24 (26.97%) DNS
3 20 (22.47%) WAN
4 19 (21.35%) LAN
5 16 (17.98%) VPN
6 15 (16.85%) DHCP
7 14 (15.73%) Network Security
8 13 (14.61%) Wireless
9 12 (13.48%) Cisco ISE
10 11 (12.36%) BGP
10 11 (12.36%) MPLS
10 11 (12.36%) SAN
11 10 (11.24%) TCP/IP
11 10 (11.24%) VoIP
12 8 (8.99%) SNMP
13 7 (7.87%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (7.87%) Ethernet
13 7 (7.87%) OSPF
14 6 (6.74%) Intrusion Detection
14 6 (6.74%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.98%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.87%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Hudson
2 1 (1.12%) MSI
General
1 8 (8.99%) Finance
2 3 (3.37%) Retail
3 2 (2.25%) Legal
4 1 (1.12%) Publishing
4 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (32.58%) Network Engineer
2 9 (10.11%) Security Engineer
2 9 (10.11%) Support Engineer
3 8 (8.99%) Network Security Engineer
3 8 (8.99%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 7 (7.87%) Analyst
4 7 (7.87%) Architect
4 7 (7.87%) Windows Engineer
5 5 (5.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (5.62%) Network Support
5 5 (5.62%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (4.49%) AWS Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (4.49%) Juniper Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) Network Support Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) Network Systems Engineer
7 3 (3.37%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (3.37%) Administrator
7 3 (3.37%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.48%) Web Services
2 7 (7.87%) Web Services Management
3 3 (3.37%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.12%) .NET
4 1 (1.12%) COM
4 1 (1.12%) JSON
4 1 (1.12%) LDAP
4 1 (1.12%) Middleware
4 1 (1.12%) REST
4 1 (1.12%) Sensu
4 1 (1.12%) SOAP
4 1 (1.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.24%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.74%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.62%) Fat Client
3 5 (5.62%) PKI
3 5 (5.62%) Thin Client
3 5 (5.62%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (4.49%) Clustering
4 4 (4.49%) CMDB
5 3 (3.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.12%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.12%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.12%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (43.82%) Windows
2 22 (24.72%) Windows Server 2012
3 21 (23.60%) Windows Server
4 12 (13.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (10.11%) Linux
5 9 (10.11%) Unix
5 9 (10.11%) Windows 10
6 4 (4.49%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.25%) Check Point GAiA
7 2 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.25%) Solaris
7 2 (2.25%) SUSE
7 2 (2.25%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.12%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (29.21%) ITIL
2 22 (24.72%) Network Monitoring
3 13 (14.61%) Network Management
4 12 (13.48%) Service Management
5 11 (12.36%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (11.24%) Change Management
6 10 (11.24%) Service Delivery
7 8 (8.99%) DevOps
8 7 (7.87%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (7.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 6 (6.74%) Antivirus Management
9 6 (6.74%) Capacity Management
9 6 (6.74%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (6.74%) Problem Management
10 5 (5.62%) Change Control
10 5 (5.62%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (5.62%) Incident Management
10 5 (5.62%) Mentoring
10 5 (5.62%) Time Management
11 4 (4.49%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (21.35%) PowerShell
2 13 (14.61%) SQL
3 7 (7.87%) Java
4 6 (6.74%) Shell Script
5 4 (4.49%) Perl
5 4 (4.49%) VB
5 4 (4.49%) VBScript
6 1 (1.12%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (42.70%) Security Cleared
2 33 (37.08%) SC Cleared
3 22 (24.72%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (15.73%) CCNP
5 12 (13.48%) DV Cleared
6 10 (11.24%) CCNA
6 10 (11.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (8.99%) MCSE
8 7 (7.87%) Degree
8 7 (7.87%) MCP
9 6 (6.74%) MCITP
9 6 (6.74%) MCSA
10 4 (4.49%) CCSA
10 4 (4.49%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (3.37%) CCIE
11 3 (3.37%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (2.25%) CCENT
12 2 (2.25%) HNC
12 2 (2.25%) JNCIA
12 2 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.74%) SLA
2 4 (4.49%) GDPR
2 4 (4.49%) PMO
3 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (37.08%) Active Directory
2 12 (13.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (11.24%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.74%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (5.62%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (3.37%) Firmware
6 3 (3.37%) VMware Server
7 2 (2.25%) NFS
7 2 (2.25%) Veritas File System
7 2 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.25%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (2.25%) VirtualBox
8 1 (1.12%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.12%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 29 (32.58%) SCOM
2 27 (30.34%) SCCM
3 8 (8.99%) Nagios
4 6 (6.74%) SCVMM
4 6 (6.74%) vCenter Server
5 5 (5.62%) FortiGate
5 5 (5.62%) Nessus
5 5 (5.62%) SCSM
5 5 (5.62%) SolarWinds Orion
6 3 (3.37%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.25%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (2.25%) Cacti
7 2 (2.25%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (2.25%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (2.25%) SCOrch
7 2 (2.25%) WSUS
8 1 (1.12%) AirWatch
8 1 (1.12%) collectd
8 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 48 (53.93%) Cisco
2 32 (35.96%) Microsoft
3 28 (31.46%) VMware
4 16 (17.98%) Juniper
5 12 (13.48%) HP
6 11 (12.36%) CheckPoint
7 10 (11.24%) Remedy
8 8 (8.99%) EMC
9 7 (7.87%) Aruba
9 7 (7.87%) BMC
10 6 (6.74%) Ivanti
10 6 (6.74%) Palo Alto
10 6 (6.74%) Shavlik
11 5 (5.62%) F5
12 4 (4.49%) Capita
12 4 (4.49%) McAfee
13 3 (3.37%) Blue Coat
13 3 (3.37%) Dell
13 3 (3.37%) Qualys
13 3 (3.37%) Sophos