Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 480 489 476
Rank change year-on-year +9 -13 +6
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 176 160 221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.33% 0.31% 0.37%
As % of the Vendors category 0.75% 0.69% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 114 145
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% -2.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £227 £230 £237
90th Percentile £513 £534 £475
UK median daily rate £375 £363 £400
% change year-on-year +3.45% -9.38% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 6
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £14.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.79% -1.75% -64.38%
10th Percentile £15.00 £11.02 £12.38
90th Percentile £45.90 £14.00 £19.88
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £33.75 £14.25
% change year-on-year -20.00% +136.84% -64.38%

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 23,392 23,078 27,925
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 43.37% 44.52% 46.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,741 13,427 16,368
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £226 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +4.77% +4.12% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,292 1,114 1,379
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.88 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.24% -3.56% +4.34%
10th Percentile £10.60 £10.26 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.61 £46.00 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +13 83 £384 +9.64% 17
North of England -8 32 £388 +5.08% 25
Midlands -20 22 £314 -21.56% 12
East of England +10 15 £400 +25.00% 5
North West -7 15 £388 -3.13% 11
West Midlands -30 15 £300 -25.70% 7
Yorkshire -4 12 £375 +11.11% 12
Scotland -11 11 £355 +9.23%
South West -33 11 £250 -32.43% 5
North East -10 5 £375 +36.36% 2
East Midlands -3 4 £250 +11.11% 5
Northern Ireland +37 3 £250 -
Wales -17 1 - - 1
SolarWinds
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 92 (52.27%) Cisco
2 77 (43.75%) Windows
3 74 (42.05%) Firewall
4 63 (35.80%) VMware
5 54 (30.68%) Active Directory
6 53 (30.11%) Microsoft
7 52 (29.55%) DNS
8 50 (28.41%) Security Cleared
9 48 (27.27%) WAN
10 47 (26.70%) Cisco Certification
11 44 (25.00%) SCOM
12 43 (24.43%) SC Cleared
12 43 (24.43%) Windows Server
13 42 (23.86%) ITIL
14 41 (23.30%) LAN
15 39 (22.16%) DHCP
15 39 (22.16%) Wireless
15 39 (22.16%) SCCM
16 35 (19.89%) VMware Infrastructure
17 32 (18.18%) Data Centre
17 32 (18.18%) HP
18 31 (17.61%) CCNP
18 31 (17.61%) PowerShell
19 30 (17.05%) TCP/IP
20 29 (16.48%) Network Monitoring
21 27 (15.34%) Linux
22 26 (14.77%) SQL
22 26 (14.77%) VoIP
23 25 (14.20%) VPN
23 25 (14.20%) OSPF

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 17 (9.66%) SharePoint
2 15 (8.52%) MS Exchange
3 14 (7.95%) IIS
4 12 (6.82%) Skype for Business
5 7 (3.98%) SharePoint Server
6 6 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.84%) nginx
8 4 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (2.27%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.57%) Apache
10 1 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.57%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (3.41%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 21 (11.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (6.25%) IaaS
2 11 (6.25%) Office 365
3 10 (5.68%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (2.27%) Stackdriver
5 2 (1.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (1.14%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.14%) PaaS
6 1 (0.57%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 74 (42.05%) Firewall
2 52 (29.55%) DNS
3 48 (27.27%) WAN
4 41 (23.30%) LAN
5 39 (22.16%) DHCP
5 39 (22.16%) Wireless
6 30 (17.05%) TCP/IP
7 26 (14.77%) VoIP
8 25 (14.20%) OSPF
8 25 (14.20%) VPN
9 24 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
10 23 (13.07%) MPLS
11 22 (12.50%) SAN
12 19 (10.80%) BGP
12 19 (10.80%) SSL
13 18 (10.23%) Cisco Nexus
14 15 (8.52%) Cisco ISE
14 15 (8.52%) IPsec
15 14 (7.95%) Ethernet
15 14 (7.95%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.68%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (3.41%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.84%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (2.27%) Big Data
6 3 (1.70%) InfluxDB
6 3 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.14%) Informix
8 1 (0.57%) MySQL
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (2.84%) Git (software)
1 5 (2.84%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.70%) Artifactory
2 3 (1.70%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (1.14%) MSI
4 1 (0.57%) JIRA
4 1 (0.57%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (7.39%) Finance
2 9 (5.11%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.27%) Retail
4 2 (1.14%) Back Office
4 2 (1.14%) Banking
4 2 (1.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 52 (29.55%) Network Engineer
2 23 (13.07%) Analyst
3 19 (10.80%) Architect
4 13 (7.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (6.82%) Support Engineer
6 11 (6.25%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 7 (3.98%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (3.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (3.41%) Administrator
8 6 (3.41%) Lead Architect
9 5 (2.84%) Cisco Engineer
9 5 (2.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 5 (2.84%) Consultant
9 5 (2.84%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (2.84%) Firewall Engineer
9 5 (2.84%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (2.84%) Infrastructure Support
9 5 (2.84%) Senior Network Engineer
9 5 (2.84%) Support Analyst
10 4 (2.27%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.68%) 802.1X
1 10 (5.68%) Web Services
2 7 (3.98%) Web Services Management
3 5 (2.84%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (2.27%) Node.js
5 1 (0.57%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.57%) CSS
5 1 (0.57%) HTML
5 1 (0.57%) LDAP
5 1 (0.57%) Middleware
5 1 (0.57%) Sensu
5 1 (0.57%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 32 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 15 (8.52%) Clustering
3 8 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.98%) Replication
5 6 (3.41%) PKI
6 5 (2.84%) Fat Client
6 5 (2.84%) Thin Client
7 4 (2.27%) CMDB
8 3 (1.70%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.70%) EMC VNX
8 3 (1.70%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.70%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.14%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.57%) NHS
10 1 (0.57%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.57%) User Experience
10 1 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 77 (43.75%) Windows
2 43 (24.43%) Windows Server
3 27 (15.34%) Linux
4 25 (14.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (9.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (5.68%) Windows 10
8 8 (4.55%) Unix
9 6 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.84%) Windows 7
11 4 (2.27%) CentOS
12 3 (1.70%) SUSE
13 2 (1.14%) Check Point GAiA
13 2 (1.14%) Solaris
13 2 (1.14%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.57%) AIX
14 1 (0.57%) HPUX
14 1 (0.57%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (23.86%) ITIL
2 29 (16.48%) Network Monitoring
3 21 (11.93%) Network Management
4 19 (10.80%) DevOps
5 15 (8.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 14 (7.95%) Migration
6 14 (7.95%) Service Delivery
7 13 (7.39%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (6.82%) Validation
9 11 (6.25%) Network Design
9 11 (6.25%) Project Management
9 11 (6.25%) Service Management
10 10 (5.68%) Capacity Management
11 9 (5.11%) Server Building
11 9 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (4.55%) Antivirus Management
12 8 (4.55%) Change Management
12 8 (4.55%) Configuration Management
12 8 (4.55%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (17.61%) PowerShell
2 26 (14.77%) SQL
3 9 (5.11%) Perl
4 7 (3.98%) Java
5 6 (3.41%) Bash Shell
5 6 (3.41%) PHP
5 6 (3.41%) VBScript
6 5 (2.84%) Python
6 5 (2.84%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.27%) Ruby
8 3 (1.70%) VB
9 2 (1.14%) C
Qualifications
1 50 (28.41%) Security Cleared
2 47 (26.70%) Cisco Certification
3 43 (24.43%) SC Cleared
4 31 (17.61%) CCNP
5 24 (13.64%) CCNA
6 14 (7.95%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (6.25%) DV Cleared
8 10 (5.68%) Degree
9 9 (5.11%) MCSE
10 6 (3.41%) CCIE
11 5 (2.84%) CCSA
12 3 (1.70%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (1.70%) HNC
12 3 (1.70%) JNCIA
12 3 (1.70%) MCITP
12 3 (1.70%) Network+ Certification
12 3 (1.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (1.14%) CCA
13 2 (1.14%) CCDA
13 2 (1.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.95%) SLA
2 10 (5.68%) GDPR
3 4 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.27%) QA
4 2 (1.14%) ISO 22301
4 2 (1.14%) PMO
5 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 54 (30.68%) Active Directory
2 35 (19.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (14.20%) VMware ESXi
4 18 (10.23%) Hyper-V
5 6 (3.41%) VMware Workstation
5 6 (3.41%) XenApp
6 5 (2.84%) NFS
7 4 (2.27%) Firmware
7 4 (2.27%) Terminal Services
7 4 (2.27%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.70%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (1.70%) XenServer
9 2 (1.14%) Docker
9 2 (1.14%) Veritas File System
9 2 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.14%) VirtualBox
9 2 (1.14%) VMware Server
9 2 (1.14%) vSphere
10 1 (0.57%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 44 (25.00%) SCOM
2 39 (22.16%) SCCM
3 11 (6.25%) SCVMM
4 10 (5.68%) NetBackup
5 9 (5.11%) Microsoft Clustering
5 9 (5.11%) Nagios
6 8 (4.55%) Ansible
6 8 (4.55%) FortiGate
7 7 (3.98%) SolarWinds Orion
8 6 (3.41%) Cisco Prime
8 6 (3.41%) HP SIM
8 6 (3.41%) vCenter Server
8 6 (3.41%) WSUS
9 5 (2.84%) SCOrch
9 5 (2.84%) SCSM
10 4 (2.27%) HAProxy
10 4 (2.27%) Kibana
10 4 (2.27%) logstash
10 4 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (2.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 92 (52.27%) Cisco
2 63 (35.80%) VMware
3 53 (30.11%) Microsoft
4 32 (18.18%) HP
5 23 (13.07%) CheckPoint
6 20 (11.36%) Juniper
7 17 (9.66%) F5
8 14 (7.95%) Aruba
8 14 (7.95%) Citrix
9 13 (7.39%) EMC
9 13 (7.39%) Palo Alto
10 12 (6.82%) Remedy
11 10 (5.68%) McAfee
11 10 (5.68%) Red Hat
12 9 (5.11%) Veritas
13 8 (4.55%) CommVault
13 8 (4.55%) ServiceNow
13 8 (4.55%) Splunk
14 7 (3.98%) Meraki
14 7 (3.98%) NetApp