Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for SolarWinds Orion skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SolarWinds Orion over the 6 months to 18 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.

SolarWinds Orion
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 863 851 849
Rank change year-on-year -12 -2 -5
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds Orion 26 35 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.033% 0.048%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.23% 0.30% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 26 30
UK median daily rate £420 £381 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.16% +10.91% -14.06%
10th Percentile £206 £211 £288
90th Percentile £578 £483 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £258 £300 £338
% change year-on-year -14.17% -11.11% -15.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
UK median hourly rate - £17.13 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -59.94% -5.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £17.13 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -23.89% -52.63%

SolarWinds Orion is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 11554 11638 9814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.32% 11.01% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7815 7439 5986
UK median daily rate £475 £442 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.47% +10.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 269 333
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +10.35% -4.42%
10th Percentile £10.95 £12.75 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.30 £43.28 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.87 £23.50 £19.03
% change year-on-year -32.49% +23.49% -5.13%

SolarWinds Orion
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SolarWinds Orion as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SolarWinds Orion in the UK

SolarWinds Orion
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SolarWinds Orion in the UK

SolarWinds Orion
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SolarWinds Orion over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SolarWinds Orion in the UK

SolarWinds Orion
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SolarWinds Orion in the UK

SolarWinds Orion
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds Orion within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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
England +33 25 £420 +10.16%
London -5 18 £450 +7.14%
UK excluding London +23 8 £258 -14.17%
South East +9 3 £288 -24.84%
Midlands +23 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
Scotland 0 1 - -
East of England - 1 £151 -
South West - 1 £240 -

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds Orion also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SolarWinds Orion.

1 25 (96.15%) SolarWinds
2 17 (65.38%) Cisco
2 17 (65.38%) Firewall
3 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
4 14 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (53.85%) Network Monitoring
5 12 (46.15%) CCNP
6 11 (42.31%) HP
6 11 (42.31%) Palo Alto
7 10 (38.46%) Data Centre
7 10 (38.46%) Network Design
8 8 (30.77%) Citrix
8 8 (30.77%) OSPF
8 8 (30.77%) BGP
8 8 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (26.92%) Multicast
9 7 (26.92%) Network Optimisation
9 7 (26.92%) EIGRP
9 7 (26.92%) DNS
9 7 (26.92%) MS Visio
9 7 (26.92%) LAN
9 7 (26.92%) Tufin
10 6 (23.08%) Statistics
10 6 (23.08%) Windows
10 6 (23.08%) CheckPoint
11 5 (19.23%) Wireless
11 5 (19.23%) Cisco Prime
11 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
11 5 (19.23%) CCIE
11 5 (19.23%) WLAN

SolarWinds Orion
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 3 (11.54%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (26.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.85%) G Suite
2 1 (3.85%) IaaS
2 1 (3.85%) Office 365
2 1 (3.85%) PaaS
2 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (65.38%) Firewall
2 8 (30.77%) BGP
2 8 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (30.77%) OSPF
3 7 (26.92%) DNS
3 7 (26.92%) EIGRP
3 7 (26.92%) LAN
3 7 (26.92%) Multicast
4 5 (19.23%) WAN
4 5 (19.23%) Wireless
4 5 (19.23%) WLAN
5 4 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (15.38%) Cisco Wireless
5 4 (15.38%) DHCP
6 3 (11.54%) Cisco ISE
6 3 (11.54%) NetScaler
6 3 (11.54%) Skype
6 3 (11.54%) SNMP
6 3 (11.54%) VoIP
6 3 (11.54%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Network Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support
4 2 (7.69%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) WLAN Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Designer
5 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support Officer
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Technician
5 1 (3.85%) IT Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) IT Support
5 1 (3.85%) ITSM Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Support Officer
5 1 (3.85%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) JSON
2 1 (3.85%) REST
2 1 (3.85%) SOAP
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.54%) BYOD
3 2 (7.69%) User Experience
4 1 (3.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Linux
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
4 2 (7.69%) Unix
4 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.85%) Android
5 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Network Monitoring
2 10 (38.46%) Network Design
3 7 (26.92%) Network Optimisation
4 6 (23.08%) Statistics
5 5 (19.23%) High Availability
5 5 (19.23%) Load Balancing
6 4 (15.38%) ITIL
7 3 (11.54%) ITSM
7 3 (11.54%) Use Case
8 2 (7.69%) BCP
8 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity
8 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity Planning
8 2 (7.69%) Collaborative Working
8 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (7.69%) Migration
9 1 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (3.85%) Network Management
9 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (3.85%) Server Monitoring
9 1 (3.85%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.69%) VB
4 1 (3.85%) Perl
4 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (46.15%) CCNP
3 5 (19.23%) CCIE
4 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
5 2 (7.69%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 2 (7.69%) CCNA
6 1 (3.85%) DBS Check
6 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.85%) Shibboleth
3 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (15.38%) Cacti
3 3 (11.54%) OpenView
3 3 (11.54%) QRadar
3 3 (11.54%) SCOM
4 2 (7.69%) WMI
5 1 (3.85%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (3.85%) FortiGate
5 1 (3.85%) Nagios
5 1 (3.85%) Netcool
5 1 (3.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 25 (96.15%) SolarWinds
2 17 (65.38%) Cisco
3 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
4 11 (42.31%) HP
4 11 (42.31%) Palo Alto
5 8 (30.77%) Citrix
6 7 (26.92%) Tufin
7 6 (23.08%) CheckPoint
8 2 (7.69%) AppDynamics
8 2 (7.69%) VMware
9 1 (3.85%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat
9 1 (3.85%) Capita
9 1 (3.85%) F5
9 1 (3.85%) Google
9 1 (3.85%) Meraki
9 1 (3.85%) Mitel
9 1 (3.85%) Snow
9 1 (3.85%) Splunk
9 1 (3.85%) Teradata