Period
to 19 May 2019

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 May 2019 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 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 306 243 306
Rank change year-on-year -63 +63 -17
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 59 141 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.40% 0.84% 0.29%
As % of the Vendors category 0.85% 1.81% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 60 34
South East median daily rate £325 £350 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -20.00% +15.13%
10th Percentile £233 £256 £333
90th Percentile £476 £500 £538
England median daily rate £390 £350 £370
% change year-on-year +11.43% -5.41% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £52.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% -4.55% +27.91%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £32.75 £38.00
% change year-on-year +37.40% -13.82% -20.00%

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 6,911 7,810 7,553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 46.84% 46.41% 49.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,077 4,453 4,234
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £256 £249 £251
90th Percentile £610 £575 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 303 310 366
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -8.57%
10th Percentile £10.81 £10.40 £10.00
90th Percentile £50.20 £47.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.57% - -2.78%

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 May 2019.

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 May 2019. 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
West Sussex +29 25 £363 -3.33%
Hampshire -29 14 £307 +4.16% 1
Surrey +14 7 £355 -12.13% 2
Thames Valley -4 6 - - 1
Berkshire -35 6 - -
Kent -29 5 £245 -30.00%
East Sussex -14 2 £381 +17.31%
SolarWinds
England

For the 6 months to 19 May 2019, 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 47 (79.66%) Cisco
2 40 (67.80%) Firewall
3 37 (62.71%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (57.63%) CCNP
5 32 (54.24%) Data Centre
6 31 (52.54%) Cisco ASA
7 28 (47.46%) Network Monitoring
8 27 (45.76%) OSPF
9 25 (42.37%) VPN
9 25 (42.37%) WAN
10 24 (40.68%) LAN
10 24 (40.68%) VoIP
10 24 (40.68%) CheckPoint
10 24 (40.68%) Cisco Nexus
11 23 (38.98%) BGP
12 22 (37.29%) Wireless
13 21 (35.59%) IPsec
13 21 (35.59%) TCP/IP
13 21 (35.59%) SAN
14 19 (32.20%) iSCSI
14 19 (32.20%) Load Balancing
14 19 (32.20%) HSRP
15 18 (30.51%) Multicast
15 18 (30.51%) Citrix
15 18 (30.51%) VRRP
16 17 (28.81%) NetApp
16 17 (28.81%) VMware
17 16 (27.12%) Security Cleared
17 16 (27.12%) NAS
17 16 (27.12%) FCoE

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 4 (6.78%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (6.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.69%) IIS
2 1 (1.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.69%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (10.17%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (10.17%) Office 365
3 5 (8.47%) IaaS
4 4 (6.78%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (6.78%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (67.80%) Firewall
2 31 (52.54%) Cisco ASA
3 27 (45.76%) OSPF
4 25 (42.37%) VPN
4 25 (42.37%) WAN
5 24 (40.68%) Cisco Nexus
5 24 (40.68%) LAN
5 24 (40.68%) VoIP
6 23 (38.98%) BGP
7 22 (37.29%) Wireless
8 21 (35.59%) IPsec
8 21 (35.59%) SAN
8 21 (35.59%) TCP/IP
9 19 (32.20%) HSRP
9 19 (32.20%) iSCSI
10 18 (30.51%) Multicast
10 18 (30.51%) VRRP
11 16 (27.12%) FCoE
11 16 (27.12%) NAS
12 13 (22.03%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (8.47%) JIRA
2 2 (3.39%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.69%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (10.17%) Finance
2 1 (1.69%) Advertising
2 1 (1.69%) Banking
2 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (61.02%) Network Engineer
2 6 (10.17%) Analyst
3 5 (8.47%) Support Engineer
4 4 (6.78%) Architect
4 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Hyper-V Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Network Support
5 3 (5.08%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) SCCM Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Network Manager
6 2 (3.39%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Operations Manager
6 2 (3.39%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.69%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (54.24%) Data Centre
2 8 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.47%) iSeries
3 5 (8.47%) PKI
4 4 (6.78%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (5.08%) CMDB
6 1 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.69%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.69%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.86%) Windows
2 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (5.08%) Linux
4 1 (1.69%) CentOS
4 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.69%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (47.46%) Network Monitoring
2 19 (32.20%) Load Balancing
3 14 (23.73%) Mentoring
4 12 (20.34%) Change Control
5 10 (16.95%) Network Optimisation
6 9 (15.25%) Network Management
6 9 (15.25%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (10.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (8.47%) Analytics
9 4 (6.78%) Incident Management
9 4 (6.78%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 4 (6.78%) Server Virtualisation
9 4 (6.78%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 3 (5.08%) Configuration Management
10 3 (5.08%) ITIL
10 3 (5.08%) Security Patching
10 3 (5.08%) Service Desk Management
10 3 (5.08%) SIEM
10 3 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (5.08%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.95%) SQL
2 1 (1.69%) Java
2 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 37 (62.71%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (57.63%) CCNP
3 16 (27.12%) Security Cleared
4 14 (23.73%) SC Cleared
5 13 (22.03%) CCNA
6 7 (11.86%) MCSE
6 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (6.78%) MCITP
7 4 (6.78%) MCSA
7 4 (6.78%) VCP6
7 4 (6.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (5.08%) DV Cleared
9 2 (3.39%) CCIE
9 2 (3.39%) CCSA
10 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) SLA
2 2 (3.39%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (16.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (11.86%) Active Directory
3 5 (8.47%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.39%) VMware NSX
4 2 (3.39%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.69%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (25.42%) SCOM
2 6 (10.17%) NetBackup
2 6 (10.17%) SCCM
3 5 (8.47%) Control-M
4 4 (6.78%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (6.78%) PaperCut
4 4 (6.78%) SCVMM
4 4 (6.78%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (3.39%) Nagios
6 1 (1.69%) Cacti
6 1 (1.69%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.69%) Netcool
6 1 (1.69%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 1 (1.69%) Netcool/Webtop
6 1 (1.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.69%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.69%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 47 (79.66%) Cisco
2 24 (40.68%) CheckPoint
3 18 (30.51%) Citrix
4 17 (28.81%) NetApp
4 17 (28.81%) VMware
5 14 (23.73%) Juniper
6 12 (20.34%) Microsoft
7 5 (8.47%) CommVault
7 5 (8.47%) Dell
7 5 (8.47%) Dell Compellent
7 5 (8.47%) F5
7 5 (8.47%) SunGard
8 4 (6.78%) Google
8 4 (6.78%) HP
8 4 (6.78%) Polycom
8 4 (6.78%) WatchGuard
9 3 (5.08%) CA
9 3 (5.08%) SonicWALL
10 2 (3.39%) Palo Alto
11 1 (1.69%) Lumension