The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SolarWinds
England / South West
Rank 118 129 133
Rank change year-on-year +11 +4  
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 17 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.67% 0.28% 0.45%
As % of the Vendors category 1.65% 0.70% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 8
Median daily rate £325 £438 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.71% +23.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £282 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £390
% change year-on-year - -3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year - +82.97%  

SolarWinds is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1030 1138 1204
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 40.33% 39.69% 38.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 649 730 711
Median daily rate £365 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.68% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £220 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 72 68
Median hourly rate £38.50 £20.00 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.50% -0.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £11.25 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £46.34 £44.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £17.11
% change year-on-year -17.50% +16.89%  

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing SolarWinds as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for SolarWinds in the South West

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SolarWinds in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for SolarWinds in the South West

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SolarWinds in the South West over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SolarWinds in the South West

SolarWinds
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +3 6 £378 -19.46% 1
Wiltshire +7 5 £338 +46.73%
Somerset - 2 £270 -
Devon - 1 £111 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £310 -
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 West region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 18 (62.07%) Cisco
2 14 (48.28%) Data Centre
3 13 (44.83%) CheckPoint
4 12 (41.38%) Cisco Nexus
4 12 (41.38%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (41.38%) Unified Communications
5 11 (37.93%) FWSM
6 10 (34.48%) F5
6 10 (34.48%) Firewall
7 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
8 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
8 7 (24.14%) High Availability
8 7 (24.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 7 (24.14%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (24.14%) HP
9 6 (20.69%) Wireless
9 6 (20.69%) MPLS
9 6 (20.69%) CA
10 5 (17.24%) Nokia
10 5 (17.24%) Cisco Prime
10 5 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (17.24%) IBM
10 5 (17.24%) VPN
10 5 (17.24%) SLA
10 5 (17.24%) Network Management
10 5 (17.24%) IP Telephony
10 5 (17.24%) Cisco IPT
10 5 (17.24%) IronPort
11 4 (13.79%) Data Quality
11 4 (13.79%) CCNA

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (3.45%) Apache
1 1 (3.45%) ArcGIS
1 1 (3.45%) GlassFish
1 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon S3
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (41.38%) Cisco ASA
1 12 (41.38%) Cisco Nexus
1 12 (41.38%) Unified Communications
2 11 (37.93%) FWSM
3 10 (34.48%) Firewall
4 7 (24.14%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (20.69%) MPLS
5 6 (20.69%) Wireless
6 5 (17.24%) Cisco IPT
6 5 (17.24%) IP Telephony
6 5 (17.24%) VPN
7 3 (10.34%) LAN
8 2 (6.90%) BGP
8 2 (6.90%) DNS
8 2 (6.90%) Network Security
8 2 (6.90%) OSPF
8 2 (6.90%) PPP
8 2 (6.90%) Spanning Tree
8 2 (6.90%) WAN
9 1 (3.45%) DMVPN
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Network Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Network Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) Senior Network Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) Data Centre Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Unix Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Unix Linux Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Data Network Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Junior QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (48.28%) Data Centre
2 7 (24.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.45%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Linux
1 4 (13.79%) Solaris
1 4 (13.79%) Unix
2 2 (6.90%) Windows
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) High Availability
2 5 (17.24%) Network Management
3 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.90%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (6.90%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (6.90%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.45%) Business Process Improvement
4 1 (3.45%) Change Control
4 1 (3.45%) DevOps
4 1 (3.45%) Functional Testing
4 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 1 (3.45%) ITIL
4 1 (3.45%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.45%) Migration
4 1 (3.45%) Open Source
4 1 (3.45%) Password Management
4 1 (3.45%) Performance Testing
4 1 (3.45%) Privileged Password Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
1 1 (3.45%) Java
1 1 (3.45%) Perl
1 1 (3.45%) PHP
1 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
2 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
3 5 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (13.79%) CCNA
5 2 (6.90%) CCNP
6 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.45%) EMCIE
6 1 (3.45%) ISEB
6 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
6 1 (3.45%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) SLA
2 4 (13.79%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
1 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (6.90%) Nagios
3 1 (3.45%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (3.45%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (3.45%) Netcool
3 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) Cisco
2 13 (44.83%) CheckPoint
3 10 (34.48%) F5
4 7 (24.14%) HP
5 6 (20.69%) CA
6 5 (17.24%) IBM
6 5 (17.24%) IronPort
6 5 (17.24%) Nokia
7 4 (13.79%) Red Hat
8 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
8 3 (10.34%) VMware
9 2 (6.90%) Blue Coat
10 1 (3.45%) BMC
10 1 (3.45%) EMC
10 1 (3.45%) ESRI
10 1 (3.45%) Juniper
10 1 (3.45%) Oracle
10 1 (3.45%) Palo Alto
10 1 (3.45%) Sophos