Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 411 492 456
Rank change year-on-year +81 -36 -35
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 225 134 224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.42% 0.27% 0.37%
As % of the Vendors category 0.98% 0.61% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 100 136
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.41% -1.33% -
10th Percentile £250 £255 £245
90th Percentile £500 £500 £488
UK median daily rate £350 £370 £380
% change year-on-year -5.41% -2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 6
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 - £43.00
10th Percentile £14.50 - £22.13
90th Percentile £38.15 - £54.25
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £50.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year -68.00% +13.64% +11.39%

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 22,851 22,077 27,756
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 43.14% 44.96% 45.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,492 12,811 16,096
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £226
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,146 1,164 1,341
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.47 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.82% -8.53% +5.88%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.47 £47.16 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.45% -6.76% +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 21 June 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 21 June 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 21 June 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 +72 133 £350 -17.65% 14
Midlands -13 24 £300 -20.00% 11
East of England +21 21 £355 +39.22% 7
North of England -26 21 £313 -7.41% 23
West Midlands -7 18 £300 -21.31% 2
South West -19 13 £250 -32.43% 10
Yorkshire -11 10 £313 -7.41% 8
Scotland -32 10 £400 +0.63% 1
East Midlands -6 6 £250 -11.50% 9
North West -8 6 £700 +86.67% 15
North East +1 5 £300 +9.09%
Wales -3 3 £300 +33.33% 1
Northern Ireland - 3 £238 -
SolarWinds
UK

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 108 (48.00%) Windows
2 104 (46.22%) Cisco
3 101 (44.89%) VMware
4 97 (43.11%) Microsoft
5 96 (42.67%) Active Directory
6 87 (38.67%) Firewall
7 69 (30.67%) Security Cleared
8 64 (28.44%) Windows Server
9 62 (27.56%) SC Cleared
10 56 (24.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 55 (24.44%) SCOM
12 52 (23.11%) VMware Infrastructure
12 52 (23.11%) DNS
12 52 (23.11%) ITIL
13 47 (20.89%) Cisco Certification
13 47 (20.89%) PowerShell
14 46 (20.44%) SCCM
15 43 (19.11%) Microsoft Certification
15 43 (19.11%) WAN
16 40 (17.78%) Windows Server 2003
17 39 (17.33%) MCSE
18 36 (16.00%) VPN
18 36 (16.00%) CCNP
19 35 (15.56%) LAN
19 35 (15.56%) MCSA
19 35 (15.56%) SQL Server
20 34 (15.11%) Juniper
21 33 (14.67%) TCP/IP
22 32 (14.22%) DHCP
22 32 (14.22%) SAN

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 21 (9.33%) MS Exchange
2 19 (8.44%) SharePoint
3 13 (5.78%) Skype for Business
4 10 (4.44%) IIS
5 8 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (3.11%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (1.78%) nginx
8 3 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.33%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.44%) Apache
9 1 (0.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.89%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 25 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (4.89%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (4.44%) Office 365
4 6 (2.67%) IaaS
5 4 (1.78%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.33%) Mimecast
6 3 (1.33%) Stackdriver
7 2 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.89%) G Suite
7 2 (0.89%) GitHub
7 2 (0.89%) PaaS
8 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 87 (38.67%) Firewall
2 52 (23.11%) DNS
3 43 (19.11%) WAN
4 36 (16.00%) VPN
5 35 (15.56%) LAN
6 33 (14.67%) TCP/IP
7 32 (14.22%) DHCP
7 32 (14.22%) SAN
8 31 (13.78%) Cisco ISE
9 20 (8.89%) Wireless
10 19 (8.44%) MPLS
11 17 (7.56%) BGP
11 17 (7.56%) IPsec
11 17 (7.56%) Network Security
12 16 (7.11%) Cisco ASA
13 15 (6.67%) NAS
14 14 (6.22%) SNMP
14 14 (6.22%) VLAN
15 13 (5.78%) OSPF
16 12 (5.33%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.67%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (1.33%) Big Data
4 3 (1.33%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.89%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.89%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (2.22%) Artifactory
1 5 (2.22%) Jenkins
1 5 (2.22%) JIRA
2 3 (1.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.33%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.89%) Hudson
3 2 (0.89%) MSI
4 1 (0.44%) LoadUI
4 1 (0.44%) SoapUI
General
1 19 (8.44%) Finance
2 6 (2.67%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.78%) Banking
4 2 (0.89%) Legal
5 1 (0.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 59 (26.22%) Network Engineer
2 30 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
3 25 (11.11%) Analyst
4 22 (9.78%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 17 (7.56%) Architect
6 16 (7.11%) Support Engineer
6 16 (7.11%) Systems Engineer
7 14 (6.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 9 (4.00%) Security Engineer
9 8 (3.56%) Data Centre Engineer
9 8 (3.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (3.56%) Network Security Engineer
9 8 (3.56%) Network Systems Engineer
9 8 (3.56%) Server Engineer
9 8 (3.56%) Storage Analyst
9 8 (3.56%) Windows Systems Engineer
10 7 (3.11%) Data Centre Specialist
10 7 (3.11%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 7 (3.11%) Virtualisation Specialist
11 6 (2.67%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.78%) Web Services
2 7 (3.11%) Web Services Management
3 5 (2.22%) 802.1X
4 3 (1.33%) .NET
4 3 (1.33%) Core Data
4 3 (1.33%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (1.33%) Node.js
4 3 (1.33%) REST
5 2 (0.89%) LAMP
6 1 (0.44%) COM
6 1 (0.44%) JSON
6 1 (0.44%) LDAP
6 1 (0.44%) Middleware
6 1 (0.44%) Sensu
6 1 (0.44%) SOAP
6 1 (0.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 19 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (8.00%) Clustering
4 11 (4.89%) Replication
5 8 (3.56%) PKI
6 6 (2.67%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.67%) Fat Client
6 6 (2.67%) Thin Client
7 5 (2.22%) CMDB
7 5 (2.22%) EMC VNX
7 5 (2.22%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.33%) e-Health
8 3 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.44%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.44%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.44%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.44%) Renewable Energy
9 1 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 108 (48.00%) Windows
2 64 (28.44%) Windows Server
3 56 (24.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (17.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (10.67%) Linux
6 13 (5.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (5.33%) Unix
8 11 (4.89%) Windows 10
9 9 (4.00%) Windows 7
10 5 (2.22%) CentOS
10 5 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.33%) Check Point GAiA
11 3 (1.33%) SUSE
12 2 (0.89%) Solaris
12 2 (0.89%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.44%) AIX
13 1 (0.44%) HPUX
13 1 (0.44%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (23.11%) ITIL
2 32 (14.22%) Network Management
3 25 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
4 22 (9.78%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (7.56%) Service Delivery
5 17 (7.56%) Service Management
6 16 (7.11%) DevOps
6 16 (7.11%) Problem Management
7 12 (5.33%) Change Management
8 9 (4.00%) Project Management
8 9 (4.00%) Server Patching
8 9 (4.00%) Validation
9 8 (3.56%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (3.56%) Configuration Management
9 8 (3.56%) Kalman Filter
9 8 (3.56%) Network Design
9 8 (3.56%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (3.56%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (3.11%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (3.11%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 47 (20.89%) PowerShell
2 30 (13.33%) SQL
3 18 (8.00%) Shell Script
4 13 (5.78%) VBScript
5 9 (4.00%) Perl
6 7 (3.11%) Java
7 6 (2.67%) VB
8 5 (2.22%) Bash Shell
8 5 (2.22%) Python
8 5 (2.22%) Ruby
9 3 (1.33%) PHP
10 1 (0.44%) C
Qualifications
1 69 (30.67%) Security Cleared
2 62 (27.56%) SC Cleared
3 47 (20.89%) Cisco Certification
4 43 (19.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (17.33%) MCSE
6 36 (16.00%) CCNP
7 35 (15.56%) MCSA
8 31 (13.78%) MCITP
8 31 (13.78%) MCP
9 21 (9.33%) DV Cleared
10 19 (8.44%) CCNA
11 15 (6.67%) CCIE
12 12 (5.33%) Degree
13 8 (3.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (2.22%) CCSA
14 5 (2.22%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
15 4 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
16 3 (1.33%) CCENT
16 3 (1.33%) JNCIA
17 2 (0.89%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.67%) SLA
2 6 (2.67%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.78%) PMO
3 4 (1.78%) QA
4 2 (0.89%) GDPR
4 2 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 96 (42.67%) Active Directory
2 52 (23.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (11.56%) Hyper-V
4 21 (9.33%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (6.67%) Terminal Services
6 6 (2.67%) VMware Server
7 5 (2.22%) NFS
8 4 (1.78%) Firmware
8 4 (1.78%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (1.33%) ProxySG
9 3 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.33%) VirtualBox
9 3 (1.33%) XenApp
10 2 (0.89%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.89%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.89%) vSphere
10 2 (0.89%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.89%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 55 (24.44%) SCOM
2 46 (20.44%) SCCM
3 25 (11.11%) Nessus
4 13 (5.78%) NetBackup
4 13 (5.78%) SolarWinds Orion
5 11 (4.89%) Nagios
6 9 (4.00%) Backup Exec
7 8 (3.56%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (3.56%) SCSM
7 8 (3.56%) SCVMM
8 7 (3.11%) FortiGate
8 7 (3.11%) HP Data Protector
8 7 (3.11%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (3.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 6 (2.67%) vCenter Server
10 5 (2.22%) Puppet
11 4 (1.78%) WSUS
12 3 (1.33%) Cacti
12 3 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (1.33%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 104 (46.22%) Cisco
2 101 (44.89%) VMware
3 97 (43.11%) Microsoft
4 34 (15.11%) Juniper
5 31 (13.78%) Ivanti
6 30 (13.33%) Shavlik
7 26 (11.56%) Citrix
8 25 (11.11%) HP
9 18 (8.00%) CheckPoint
9 18 (8.00%) F5
10 17 (7.56%) Palo Alto
11 15 (6.67%) Veritas
12 14 (6.22%) EMC
13 13 (5.78%) CommVault
14 12 (5.33%) Dell
14 12 (5.33%) Remedy
15 11 (4.89%) NetApp
16 10 (4.44%) Aruba
16 10 (4.44%) IBM
16 10 (4.44%) Symantec