Period
to 14 December 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 14 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 452 453 505
Rank change year-on-year +1 +52 +8
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 232 197 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.42% 0.37% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 0.95% 0.85% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 129 109
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - +3.70%
10th Percentile £273 £208 £220
90th Percentile £559 £513 £478
UK median daily rate £388 £351 £385
% change year-on-year +10.43% -8.86% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 9
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.75 £14.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +98.21% -22.22% -41.46%
10th Percentile £15.00 £11.02 £12.85
90th Percentile £41.25 £14.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £38.38
% change year-on-year +9.38% -16.61% -5.83%

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 UK excluding London.

All Vendors
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 24,309 23,160 26,045
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 43.51% 43.22% 46.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,320 13,783 15,355
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £230 £213 £219
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,264 1,082 1,369
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £16.73 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.15% +1.36% -2.94%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.27 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £45.00 £44.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -5.71%

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing SolarWinds as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for SolarWinds in the UK excluding London

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SolarWinds in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SolarWinds in the UK excluding London

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SolarWinds in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SolarWinds in the UK excluding London

SolarWinds
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SolarWinds in the UK excluding London

SolarWinds
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SolarWinds in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SolarWinds in the UK excluding London

SolarWinds
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 14 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
South East +9 96 £375 +5.63% 29
North of England +13 47 £381 +3.39% 9
Midlands -19 35 £425 +6.92% 12
Yorkshire +3 23 £360 -2.37% 5
South West -24 23 £378 +57.29% 6
North West -8 20 £388 +5.08% 4
West Midlands -30 19 £400 -3.90% 7
Scotland -16 15 £388 +19.23% 1
East Midlands +12 14 £425 +91.01% 5
Wales -27 8 £360 +1.05% 2
East of England -11 5 £238 -20.83% 4
North East +3 4 £500 -
Northern Ireland +32 3 £250 -
SolarWinds
UK

For the 6 months to 14 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 122 (52.59%) Cisco
2 98 (42.24%) Firewall
3 91 (39.22%) Windows
4 77 (33.19%) VMware
5 72 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
6 63 (27.16%) CCNP
7 61 (26.29%) Wireless
8 57 (24.57%) Security Cleared
9 56 (24.14%) CheckPoint
10 55 (23.71%) WAN
11 51 (21.98%) LAN
11 51 (21.98%) VPN
11 51 (21.98%) Data Centre
12 50 (21.55%) Cisco ASA
13 47 (20.26%) Active Directory
14 45 (19.40%) OSPF
14 45 (19.40%) SC Cleared
15 44 (18.97%) VoIP
16 43 (18.53%) DNS
17 42 (18.10%) Windows Server
18 41 (17.67%) ITIL
19 40 (17.24%) SCCM
20 37 (15.95%) SCOM
20 37 (15.95%) Network Monitoring
20 37 (15.95%) DHCP
20 37 (15.95%) BGP
21 36 (15.52%) Microsoft
22 35 (15.09%) Windows Server 2012
23 34 (14.66%) Linux
23 34 (14.66%) IPsec

SolarWinds
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 13 (5.60%) IIS
2 10 (4.31%) Apache
3 8 (3.45%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.45%) nginx
3 8 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.59%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (5.17%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (9.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (6.03%) IaaS
3 14 (6.03%) Office 365
4 4 (1.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.86%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.86%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.43%) PaaS
6 1 (0.43%) SaaS
6 1 (0.43%) Serverless
6 1 (0.43%) Stackdriver
6 1 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 98 (42.24%) Firewall
2 61 (26.29%) Wireless
3 55 (23.71%) WAN
4 51 (21.98%) LAN
4 51 (21.98%) VPN
5 50 (21.55%) Cisco ASA
6 45 (19.40%) OSPF
7 44 (18.97%) VoIP
8 43 (18.53%) DNS
9 37 (15.95%) BGP
9 37 (15.95%) DHCP
10 34 (14.66%) IPsec
11 31 (13.36%) Cisco Nexus
11 31 (13.36%) TCP/IP
12 26 (11.21%) iSCSI
12 26 (11.21%) SSL
13 23 (9.91%) MPLS
14 22 (9.48%) EIGRP
15 21 (9.05%) Cisco ISE
15 21 (9.05%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.48%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.29%) InfluxDB
3 3 (1.29%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.29%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.86%) Big Data
4 2 (0.86%) Informix
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.43%) MySQL
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.43%) Power BI
5 1 (0.43%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (3.02%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.16%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.72%) Bugzilla
4 3 (1.29%) Selenium
5 2 (0.86%) JIRA
5 2 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.43%) Rational Quality Manager
6 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.43%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.43%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 30 (12.93%) Finance
2 13 (5.60%) Banking
3 12 (5.17%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.16%) Retail
5 2 (0.86%) Advertising
5 2 (0.86%) Back Office
5 2 (0.86%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 57 (24.57%) Network Engineer
2 23 (9.91%) Architect
3 21 (9.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 20 (8.62%) Analyst
4 20 (8.62%) Consultant
5 15 (6.47%) Firewall Engineer
6 14 (6.03%) Support Engineer
7 12 (5.17%) Network Consultant
8 10 (4.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 8 (3.45%) Infrastructure Support
10 7 (3.02%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 7 (3.02%) Senior Network Engineer
11 6 (2.59%) Cisco Engineer
11 6 (2.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 6 (2.59%) Infrastructure Architect
11 6 (2.59%) Lead Architect
11 6 (2.59%) Network Analyst
11 6 (2.59%) Project Manager
11 6 (2.59%) Test Engineer
12 5 (2.16%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.17%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.72%) Web Services
3 2 (0.86%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.43%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.43%) CSS
4 1 (0.43%) HTML
4 1 (0.43%) JSON
4 1 (0.43%) Node.js
4 1 (0.43%) Vue.js
4 1 (0.43%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 51 (21.98%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.17%) PKI
3 8 (3.45%) Clustering
4 3 (1.29%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.29%) Private Cloud
5 2 (0.86%) Blackberry
5 2 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (0.86%) User Experience
5 2 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.43%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.43%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.43%) BYOD
6 1 (0.43%) CMDB
6 1 (0.43%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.43%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.43%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.43%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.43%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.43%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 91 (39.22%) Windows
2 42 (18.10%) Windows Server
3 35 (15.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (14.66%) Linux
5 15 (6.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (6.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (5.17%) Check Point GAiA
7 12 (5.17%) Windows 10
8 10 (4.31%) Windows 7
9 8 (3.45%) Windows 8
10 7 (3.02%) SUSE
11 4 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.86%) Unix
13 1 (0.43%) CentOS
13 1 (0.43%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.43%) OS/2
13 1 (0.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (17.67%) ITIL
2 37 (15.95%) Network Monitoring
3 26 (11.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 24 (10.34%) DevOps
4 24 (10.34%) Network Management
5 21 (9.05%) Load Balancing
6 14 (6.03%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (6.03%) Service Management
7 13 (5.60%) Change Control
7 13 (5.60%) Migration
8 11 (4.74%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (4.74%) Validation
9 10 (4.31%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (3.88%) Asset Management
10 9 (3.88%) Network Optimisation
10 9 (3.88%) Server Building
11 8 (3.45%) Network Design
11 8 (3.45%) Service Delivery
11 8 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (3.02%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (11.21%) PowerShell
2 24 (10.34%) SQL
3 8 (3.45%) Java
3 8 (3.45%) Perl
4 6 (2.59%) Python
5 5 (2.16%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.72%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.29%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.29%) PHP
8 2 (0.86%) VB
9 1 (0.43%) C
9 1 (0.43%) Ruby
9 1 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 72 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (27.16%) CCNP
3 57 (24.57%) Security Cleared
4 45 (19.40%) SC Cleared
5 27 (11.64%) CCNA
6 17 (7.33%) CCSA
7 12 (5.17%) CCSE
7 12 (5.17%) Degree
7 12 (5.17%) DV Cleared
8 10 (4.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (3.45%) ISTQB
10 7 (3.02%) CCIE
11 6 (2.59%) HNC
11 6 (2.59%) MCITP
11 6 (2.59%) MCSE
11 6 (2.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (1.72%) HND
14 3 (1.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.17%) SLA
2 9 (3.88%) GDPR
3 3 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.86%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.86%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.43%) PMO
5 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 47 (20.26%) Active Directory
2 29 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (8.19%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (5.17%) XenApp
5 9 (3.88%) Hyper-V
5 9 (3.88%) XenDesktop
6 7 (3.02%) Firmware
6 7 (3.02%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (3.02%) vSphere
7 6 (2.59%) VMware Workstation
8 5 (2.16%) Docker
8 5 (2.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.29%) NFS
10 2 (0.86%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.86%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.86%) XenServer
11 1 (0.43%) Cygwin
11 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.43%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 40 (17.24%) SCCM
2 37 (15.95%) SCOM
3 19 (8.19%) Cisco Prime
4 18 (7.76%) Nagios
5 14 (6.03%) SCVMM
6 10 (4.31%) QRadar
6 10 (4.31%) SolarWinds Orion
7 8 (3.45%) Ansible
8 7 (3.02%) NetBackup
8 7 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (2.59%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (2.59%) Puppet
10 5 (2.16%) Control-M
10 5 (2.16%) Netcool
10 5 (2.16%) SCSM
11 4 (1.72%) AirWatch
11 4 (1.72%) Cacti
11 4 (1.72%) HP SIM
11 4 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (1.72%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 122 (52.59%) Cisco
2 77 (33.19%) VMware
3 56 (24.14%) CheckPoint
4 36 (15.52%) Microsoft
5 31 (13.36%) HP
6 25 (10.78%) Citrix
7 20 (8.62%) F5
8 15 (6.47%) Juniper
8 15 (6.47%) Remedy
9 14 (6.03%) Fortinet
9 14 (6.03%) NetApp
10 13 (5.60%) McAfee
10 13 (5.60%) Palo Alto
10 13 (5.60%) Red Hat
11 12 (5.17%) Meraki
12 11 (4.74%) AppDynamics
13 9 (3.88%) BMC
14 8 (3.45%) Aruba
15 7 (3.02%) Brocade
15 7 (3.02%) CommVault