Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 294 294 307
Rank change year-on-year 0 +13 +29
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 96 81 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.57% 0.48% 0.32%
As % of the Vendors category 1.24% 1.02% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 50 33
South East median daily rate £375 £355 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% -5.33% +11.11%
10th Percentile £213 £252 £300
90th Percentile £603 £513 £468
England median daily rate £400 £373 £388
% change year-on-year +7.38% -3.87% +2.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
South East median hourly rate £45.00 - £55.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +23.08% -40.91% +29.41%

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 7,759 7,942 7,876
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 46.22% 47.30% 48.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,493 4,612 4,552
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £250 £240 £220
90th Percentile £588 £575 £569
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 325 391
South East median hourly rate £16.05 £17.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.96% +15.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.40 £9.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.55 £46.96
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -5.71%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +5 39 £365 +21.67% 9
West Sussex +10 23 £475 - 5
Thames Valley -9 14 £363 +24.36% 4
East Sussex -2 12 £425 -
Berkshire -26 11 £225 -16.36% 3
Surrey -25 8 £375 -17.81% 8
Buckinghamshire - 3 £363 - 1
Sussex - 1 £450 -
SolarWinds
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 49 (51.04%) Cisco
2 39 (40.63%) VMware
3 38 (39.58%) Firewall
4 37 (38.54%) SCCM
5 35 (36.46%) Security Cleared
6 33 (34.38%) Windows
7 32 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (31.25%) SC Cleared
9 28 (29.17%) Data Centre
10 26 (27.08%) Cisco ASA
11 25 (26.04%) SCOM
11 25 (26.04%) CCNP
12 24 (25.00%) VoIP
13 23 (23.96%) DHCP
13 23 (23.96%) WAN
14 22 (22.92%) LAN
14 22 (22.92%) Wireless
15 21 (21.88%) OSPF
15 21 (21.88%) DNS
15 21 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
15 21 (21.88%) Network Monitoring
16 20 (20.83%) Active Directory
16 20 (20.83%) CheckPoint
16 20 (20.83%) BGP
17 19 (19.79%) Cisco Nexus
18 17 (17.71%) VPN
19 16 (16.67%) Network Management
20 15 (15.63%) PowerShell
20 15 (15.63%) iSCSI
20 15 (15.63%) SAN

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 2 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (2.08%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.04%) IIS
2 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.38%) IaaS
2 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.21%) Office 365
4 4 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.08%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (2.08%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 38 (39.58%) Firewall
2 26 (27.08%) Cisco ASA
3 24 (25.00%) VoIP
4 23 (23.96%) DHCP
4 23 (23.96%) WAN
5 22 (22.92%) LAN
5 22 (22.92%) Wireless
6 21 (21.88%) DNS
6 21 (21.88%) OSPF
7 20 (20.83%) BGP
8 19 (19.79%) Cisco Nexus
9 17 (17.71%) VPN
10 15 (15.63%) IPsec
10 15 (15.63%) iSCSI
10 15 (15.63%) SAN
11 12 (12.50%) FCoE
12 11 (11.46%) Cisco ISE
13 10 (10.42%) MPLS
13 10 (10.42%) TCP/IP
14 9 (9.38%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.08%) JIRA
1 2 (2.08%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.04%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (8.33%) Finance
2 3 (3.13%) Retail
3 2 (2.08%) Advertising
4 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (21.88%) Network Engineer
2 11 (11.46%) Architect
3 10 (10.42%) Consultant
4 9 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (9.38%) Support Engineer
5 7 (7.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 7 (7.29%) Analyst
6 6 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (5.21%) Active Directory Engineer
7 5 (5.21%) Network Consultant
7 5 (5.21%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Citrix Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Citrix Server Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Firewall Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Network Support
8 4 (4.17%) Network Support Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.17%) SCCM Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.13%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.04%) Web Services
2 1 (1.04%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 28 (29.17%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.21%) PKI
3 2 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.04%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.04%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.04%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 33 (34.38%) Windows
2 21 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (10.42%) Windows 10
4 9 (9.38%) Windows 7
5 8 (8.33%) Windows 8
6 7 (7.29%) Windows Server
7 6 (6.25%) Linux
7 6 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (5.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.08%) Check Point GAiA
10 1 (1.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (21.88%) Network Monitoring
2 16 (16.67%) Network Management
3 13 (13.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 12 (12.50%) ITIL
5 10 (10.42%) Validation
6 9 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (9.38%) Load Balancing
6 9 (9.38%) Server Building
7 8 (8.33%) Change Control
8 7 (7.29%) DevOps
8 7 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (5.21%) Customer Requirements
9 5 (5.21%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (5.21%) Migration
9 5 (5.21%) Security Hardening
9 5 (5.21%) Service Delivery
10 4 (4.17%) Business Continuity
10 4 (4.17%) Mentoring
10 4 (4.17%) Network Optimisation
10 4 (4.17%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.63%) PowerShell
2 12 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (1.04%) Java
3 1 (1.04%) Python
3 1 (1.04%) VB
3 1 (1.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (36.46%) Security Cleared
2 32 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (31.25%) SC Cleared
4 25 (26.04%) CCNP
5 14 (14.58%) CCNA
6 7 (7.29%) DV Cleared
7 6 (6.25%) CCSA
7 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (4.17%) MCITP
8 4 (4.17%) MCSE
9 3 (3.13%) CCIE
9 3 (3.13%) ISEB
9 3 (3.13%) ISTQB
9 3 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (3.13%) JNCIA
9 3 (3.13%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (2.08%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (2.08%) HNC
10 2 (2.08%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.29%) SLA
2 5 (5.21%) GDPR
3 2 (2.08%) ISO 22301
4 1 (1.04%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 20 (20.83%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (6.25%) VMware Workstation
3 6 (6.25%) XenApp
4 4 (4.17%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.13%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.08%) Firmware
6 2 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (2.08%) VirtualBox
6 2 (2.08%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.04%) Docker
7 1 (1.04%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 37 (38.54%) SCCM
2 25 (26.04%) SCOM
3 14 (14.58%) SCVMM
4 7 (7.29%) NetBackup
4 7 (7.29%) SolarWinds Orion
5 6 (6.25%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (5.21%) SCSM
7 4 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (3.13%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (3.13%) SCOrch
8 3 (3.13%) vRealize
9 2 (2.08%) Cacti
9 2 (2.08%) PaperCut
10 1 (1.04%) CA Spectrum
10 1 (1.04%) Kubernetes
10 1 (1.04%) OpenView
10 1 (1.04%) Puppet
10 1 (1.04%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 49 (51.04%) Cisco
2 39 (40.63%) VMware
3 20 (20.83%) CheckPoint
4 13 (13.54%) Citrix
5 12 (12.50%) HP
5 12 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 11 (11.46%) Juniper
7 10 (10.42%) Remedy
8 9 (9.38%) F5
8 9 (9.38%) NetApp
9 4 (4.17%) Aruba
9 4 (4.17%) BMC
9 4 (4.17%) EMC
9 4 (4.17%) McAfee
9 4 (4.17%) ServiceNow
10 3 (3.13%) CommVault
10 3 (3.13%) Fujitsu
10 3 (3.13%) Google
10 3 (3.13%) Meraki
10 3 (3.13%) Veritas