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 3 months to 25 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.

SolarWinds Orion
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 580 631 613
Rank change year-on-year +51 -18  
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds Orion 7 21 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.040% 0.041%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.14% 0.35% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 7
Median daily rate £400 £375 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -5.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £321 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £244 £375 £458
% change year-on-year -35.00% -18.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 5006 6031 4804
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.82% 11.37% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3281 3880 2960
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 137 162
Median hourly rate £21.00 £29.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.58% +43.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.46 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £39.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

SolarWinds Orion
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SolarWinds Orion as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 7 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 3 months to 25 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
England +33 7 £400 +6.66% 2
London +5 5 £400 -4.19%
South East +30 1 £275 -25.67% 1
West Midlands +22 1 £213 -43.33% 1
Surrey +1 1 £275 -27.63% 1
Coventry - 1 £213 -
Guildford - 1 £275 - 1

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 10 (100.00%) SolarWinds
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco
3 7 (70.00%) DNS
3 7 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (70.00%) Wireless
3 7 (70.00%) Firewall
4 6 (60.00%) Cacti
4 6 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (60.00%) HP
4 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (60.00%) CCIE
4 6 (60.00%) CCNP
4 6 (60.00%) LAN
4 6 (60.00%) Data Centre
5 5 (50.00%) 802.1X
5 5 (50.00%) Palo Alto
5 5 (50.00%) NetScaler
5 5 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (50.00%) Skype
5 5 (50.00%) BYOD
5 5 (50.00%) High Availability
5 5 (50.00%) Cisco ISE
5 5 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless
5 5 (50.00%) QRadar
5 5 (50.00%) WLAN
5 5 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (50.00%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (50.00%) Citrix
5 5 (50.00%) OpenView

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 5 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) DNS
1 7 (70.00%) Firewall
1 7 (70.00%) Wireless
2 6 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (60.00%) LAN
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco ISE
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless
3 5 (50.00%) NetScaler
3 5 (50.00%) Skype
3 5 (50.00%) Wireshark
3 5 (50.00%) WLAN
4 3 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (20.00%) DHCP
5 2 (20.00%) WAN
6 1 (10.00%) MPLS
6 1 (10.00%) VLAN
6 1 (10.00%) VoIP
6 1 (10.00%) VPN
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Wireless Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Wireless Network Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) WLAN Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (10.00%) IT Support
5 1 (10.00%) Network Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Network Support
5 1 (10.00%) Network Support Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (10.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (50.00%) BYOD
3 1 (10.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) High Availability
1 5 (50.00%) Network Design
1 5 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (10.00%) Change Control
2 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (60.00%) CCIE
2 6 (60.00%) CCNP
3 1 (10.00%) CCNA
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) Cacti
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (50.00%) OpenView
2 5 (50.00%) QRadar
3 1 (10.00%) Nagios
3 1 (10.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) SolarWinds
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco
3 6 (60.00%) HP
3 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (50.00%) Citrix
4 5 (50.00%) Palo Alto
5 1 (10.00%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (10.00%) F5
5 1 (10.00%) Juniper
5 1 (10.00%) Meraki
5 1 (10.00%) Symantec
5 1 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (10.00%) WatchGuard