Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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.

SolarWinds
England > South West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 176 197 207
Rank change year-on-year +21 +10 -10
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 21 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.38% 0.12% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 0.95% 0.29% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 6
South West median daily rate £370 £360 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -0.35% +44.50%
10th Percentile £237 £331 £258
90th Percentile £388 £385 £525
England median daily rate £351 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -12.28% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South West median hourly rate £10.27 - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £55.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +37.50% -11.11%

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 West.

All Vendors
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2210 2422 2685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 39.70% 42.14% 40.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1344 1524 1680
South West median daily rate £395 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% - -
10th Percentile £197 £200 £212
90th Percentile £550 £538 £511
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 161 154
South West median hourly rate £28.75 £21.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.72% -14.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.82 £11.25 £11.05
90th Percentile £50.38 £46.00 £49.76
England median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.55% -5.71% +6.06%

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing SolarWinds as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Bristol -2 10 £373 +1.36% 1
Wiltshire +3 4 £450 +28.57%
Somerset - 3 £258 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £190 -
Devon -5 1 £300 -
Dorset - 1 - - 1
SolarWinds
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 13 (61.90%) Cisco
2 9 (42.86%) Firewall
2 9 (42.86%) F5
3 8 (38.10%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (38.10%) LAN
3 8 (38.10%) WAN
4 7 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 7 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (33.33%) Data Centre
5 6 (28.57%) Unified Communications
5 6 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (23.81%) VMware
6 5 (23.81%) Asset Management
6 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (23.81%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (19.05%) High Availability
7 4 (19.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (19.05%) HP
7 4 (19.05%) CA
7 4 (19.05%) Sophos
7 4 (19.05%) PKI
7 4 (19.05%) Finance
8 3 (14.29%) Firmware
8 3 (14.29%) Wireless
8 3 (14.29%) MPLS
8 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 3 (14.29%) CCNP
8 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
8 3 (14.29%) DHCP
8 3 (14.29%) ITIL

SolarWinds
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.76%) G Suite
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) Firewall
2 8 (38.10%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (38.10%) LAN
2 8 (38.10%) WAN
3 7 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (28.57%) Unified Communications
4 6 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (14.29%) DHCP
5 3 (14.29%) MPLS
5 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 3 (14.29%) VPN
5 3 (14.29%) Wireless
6 2 (9.52%) BIG-IP
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco IPT
6 2 (9.52%) DNS
6 2 (9.52%) IP Telephony
7 1 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (4.76%) FWSM
7 1 (4.76%) Junos
7 1 (4.76%) Network Security
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) German Language
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Data Centre Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Data Network Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Technical Support
4 2 (9.52%) Network Operations Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Support Technician
5 1 (4.76%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Server Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (19.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (19.05%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
1 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Asset Management
2 4 (19.05%) High Availability
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) Network Management
4 2 (9.52%) Capacity Management
4 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
4 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
4 2 (9.52%) Software Licensing
5 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.76%) Fault Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.76%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.76%) Service Design
5 1 (4.76%) Software Asset Management
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (14.29%) CCNP
3 2 (9.52%) CCNA
3 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) Firmware
3 2 (9.52%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.76%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (4.76%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.76%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Cisco
2 9 (42.86%) F5
3 7 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 5 (23.81%) VMware
5 4 (19.05%) CA
5 4 (19.05%) HP
5 4 (19.05%) Sophos
6 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 2 (9.52%) Blue Coat
7 2 (9.52%) IBM
7 2 (9.52%) IronPort
8 1 (4.76%) Aruba
8 1 (4.76%) Fortinet
8 1 (4.76%) Google
8 1 (4.76%) Meraki
8 1 (4.76%) Mitel
8 1 (4.76%) Motorola
8 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
8 1 (4.76%) Snow
8 1 (4.76%) Veeam