Period
to 12 July 2020

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 12 July 2020 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
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 566 849 875
Rank change year-on-year +283 +26 -32
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds Orion 14 14 19
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.034% 0.015% 0.018%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.23% 0.10% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 9
Median daily rate £400 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% +12.31% -18.75%
10th Percentile £364 £250 £194
90th Percentile £415 £405 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £325
% change year-on-year +9.59% +12.31% +52.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.04
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £20.04

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 6,214 13,925 13,728
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.15% 14.81% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,019 9,338 9,132
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £302 £300 £270
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 352 357
Median hourly rate £24.00 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.07% +7.89% -1.30%
10th Percentile £13.07 £12.00 £11.83
90th Percentile £48.02 £47.83 £47.83
Median hourly rate £21.25 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +21.43% - -0.77%

SolarWinds Orion
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SolarWinds Orion in the UK

SolarWinds Orion
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SolarWinds Orion.

Daily rate trend for SolarWinds Orion in the UK

SolarWinds Orion
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SolarWinds Orion over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SolarWinds Orion in the UK

SolarWinds Orion
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SolarWinds Orion.

Hourly rate trend for SolarWinds Orion in the UK

SolarWinds Orion
Top 12 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 12 July 2020. 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 +273 13 £400 +17.22% 8
UK excluding London +212 11 £400 +9.59% 6
North of England - 4 £400 - 2
London +205 2 £455 - 2
South East +155 2 £381 +7.39%
South West - 2 £400 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £400 - 1
Midlands - 2 £400 - 1
North East - 2 £400 - 1
North West - 2 £400 - 1
East of England +72 1 £400 +33.33% 2
Work from Home - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds Orion 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 with a requirement for SolarWinds Orion.

1 14 (100.00%) SolarWinds
2 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 12 (85.71%) Windows Server
3 10 (71.43%) SQL
3 10 (71.43%) PowerShell
3 10 (71.43%) WMI
4 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
4 3 (21.43%) Firewall
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco
4 3 (21.43%) CCNP
4 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
4 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
5 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
5 2 (14.29%) VCAP
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (14.29%) MCITP
5 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) VMware
5 2 (14.29%) NetBackup
5 2 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (14.29%) XenApp
5 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 2 (14.29%) Azure
5 2 (14.29%) Proofpoint

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 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Azure
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) DHCP
2 2 (14.29%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) NetScaler
3 1 (7.14%) BGP
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (7.14%) Multicast
3 1 (7.14%) NX-OS
3 1 (7.14%) OSPF
3 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.14%) VPN
3 1 (7.14%) WAN
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Monitoring Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Technical Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Unix Technical Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
1 12 (85.71%) Windows Server
2 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
2 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
1 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) Change Management
3 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (7.14%) Project Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Security Auditing
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) PowerShell
1 10 (71.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) CCNP
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (14.29%) CCNA
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (14.29%) MCITP
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (14.29%) VCAP
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (7.14%) CCDP
3 1 (7.14%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (71.43%) WMI
2 2 (14.29%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) SolarWinds
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix
3 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
3 2 (14.29%) HP
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) NetApp
3 2 (14.29%) Proofpoint
3 2 (14.29%) Symantec
3 2 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.14%) F5