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 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 135 132
Rank change year-on-year +18 -3  
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 21 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.77% 0.27% 0.42%
As % of the Vendors category 1.85% 0.61% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 6
Median daily rate £370 £360 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.77% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £222 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £375 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £14.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -63.75%  

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 1138 1319 1165
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 41.88% 44.08% 37.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 682 819 696
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 57 102
Median hourly rate £42.50 £22.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.18% +8.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £12.00 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £41.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

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
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 23 June 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 +5 14 £370 +1.36% 2
Wiltshire +8 4 £450 +100.00%
Devon - 1 £350 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -
SolarWinds
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 26 (68.42%) Cisco
2 19 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 19 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 18 (47.37%) F5
4 17 (44.74%) Cisco Nexus
5 15 (39.47%) Unified Communications
6 14 (36.84%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (36.84%) Firewall
7 12 (31.58%) FWSM
8 10 (26.32%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (26.32%) CA
9 9 (23.68%) HP
9 9 (23.68%) LAN
9 9 (23.68%) High Availability
10 8 (21.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 8 (21.05%) IP Telephony
10 8 (21.05%) WAN
10 8 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (21.05%) Wireless
10 8 (21.05%) MPLS
11 7 (18.42%) Finance
11 7 (18.42%) VMware
11 7 (18.42%) Cisco Prime
11 7 (18.42%) IBM
11 7 (18.42%) VPN
11 7 (18.42%) Cisco IPT
11 7 (18.42%) IronPort
11 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
11 7 (18.42%) Network Management
12 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.63%) Apache
1 1 (2.63%) ArcGIS
1 1 (2.63%) GlassFish
1 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 17 (44.74%) Cisco Nexus
2 15 (39.47%) Unified Communications
3 14 (36.84%) Cisco ASA
3 14 (36.84%) Firewall
4 12 (31.58%) FWSM
5 10 (26.32%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (23.68%) LAN
7 8 (21.05%) IP Telephony
7 8 (21.05%) MPLS
7 8 (21.05%) WAN
7 8 (21.05%) Wireless
8 7 (18.42%) Cisco IPT
8 7 (18.42%) VPN
9 3 (7.89%) BGP
9 3 (7.89%) BIG-IP
9 3 (7.89%) OSPF
9 3 (7.89%) PPP
9 3 (7.89%) Spanning Tree
10 2 (5.26%) DNS
11 1 (2.63%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Selenium
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) German Language
Job Titles
1 18 (47.37%) Network Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) Data Centre Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Data Network Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Network Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Senior Network Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Operations Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Technical Support
5 3 (7.89%) Unix Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Unix Linux Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Documentation Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Network Operations Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (21.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (10.53%) PKI
4 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.63%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Linux
1 4 (10.53%) Solaris
1 4 (10.53%) Unix
2 2 (5.26%) Windows
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) High Availability
2 7 (18.42%) Network Management
3 4 (10.53%) Asset Management
4 3 (7.89%) ITIL
5 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.26%) Capacity Management
5 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.26%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (5.26%) Performance Management
5 2 (5.26%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (5.26%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.26%) Software Licensing
6 1 (2.63%) Change Control
6 1 (2.63%) DevOps
6 1 (2.63%) Functional Testing
6 1 (2.63%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.63%) Open Source
6 1 (2.63%) Privileged Password Management
6 1 (2.63%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
1 1 (2.63%) Java
1 1 (2.63%) Perl
1 1 (2.63%) PHP
1 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
3 6 (15.79%) CCNP
3 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.89%) CCNA
4 3 (7.89%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) EMCIE
5 1 (2.63%) ISEB
5 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.63%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) Data Quality
2 2 (5.26%) SLA
3 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
4 2 (5.26%) Firmware
4 2 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.63%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (5.26%) Nagios
3 1 (2.63%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (2.63%) Netcool
3 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 26 (68.42%) Cisco
2 19 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 18 (47.37%) F5
4 10 (26.32%) CA
5 9 (23.68%) HP
6 7 (18.42%) IBM
6 7 (18.42%) IronPort
6 7 (18.42%) VMware
7 5 (13.16%) Blue Coat
7 5 (13.16%) Nokia
8 4 (10.53%) Red Hat
8 4 (10.53%) Sophos
9 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
10 1 (2.63%) BMC
10 1 (2.63%) EMC
10 1 (2.63%) ESRI
10 1 (2.63%) Juniper
10 1 (2.63%) Oracle