The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 3 months to 24 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within SolarWinds.

SolarWinds
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 473 464 458
Rank change year-on-year -9 -6  
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 128 183 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.34% 0.34%
As % of the Vendors category 0.63% 0.76% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 128 125
Median daily rate £363 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £298 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 6
Median hourly rate £50.00 £14.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +244.82% -63.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £14.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -63.75%  

SolarWinds is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20263 24158 24977
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.81% 44.93% 44.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12302 14876 14615
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £572 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 703 822 1125
Median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +5.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SolarWinds in the UK

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SolarWinds in the UK

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SolarWinds over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SolarWinds in the UK

SolarWinds
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SolarWinds in the UK

SolarWinds
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SolarWinds over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SolarWinds in the UK

SolarWinds
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 over the 3 months to 24 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 +6 121 £363 -9.37% 37
London +25 63 £306 -32.05% 12
South West +18 21 £370 +2.77% 2
South East +2 19 £340 -15.00% 7
Bristol +5 14 £370 +1.36% 2
City of London +6 12 £427 -14.60% 2
West Midlands +9 7 £400 +5.96% 6
Hampshire 0 7 £399 +2.96%
Scotland +37 6 £398 +31.40%
Birmingham +19 6 £400 - 1
Hammersmith - 6 £275 -
East Midlands -4 5 £303 +4.31% 4
Basingstoke -14 5 £297 -
New Malden - 5 - -
Berkshire +21 4 £270 -46.10% 3
Wiltshire +7 4 £450 +100.00%
Surrey +2 4 £425 +9.67% 1
Corsham -1 4 £450 +100.00%
Edinburgh - 3 £413 -
North West +20 2 £313 -30.55% 3
Yorkshire +17 2 £350 -15.15% 2
West Lothian -2 2 £300 -3.22%
Livingston -2 2 £300 -3.22%
Leicestershire -9 2 - - 1
Manchester - 2 £313 - 3
Kent - 2 £373 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 2 £350 -
Bracknell - 2 £269 - 1
Nottingham - 2 £350 -
Tyne and Wear +79 1 £275 -16.66%

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds 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.

1 169 (61.68%) Cisco
2 129 (47.08%) Firewall
3 91 (33.21%) Cisco Certification
4 87 (31.75%) LAN
5 83 (30.29%) Windows
6 79 (28.83%) Cisco ASA
7 78 (28.47%) WAN
8 69 (25.18%) Data Centre
9 68 (24.82%) Wireless
10 64 (23.36%) VPN
11 63 (22.99%) ITIL
11 63 (22.99%) CCNP
12 62 (22.63%) CheckPoint
12 62 (22.63%) VMware
13 60 (21.90%) Microsoft
14 59 (21.53%) Active Directory
14 59 (21.53%) Network Management
15 56 (20.44%) F5
16 55 (20.07%) Cisco Nexus
17 53 (19.34%) Linux
18 51 (18.61%) TCP/IP
19 48 (17.52%) BGP
19 48 (17.52%) Security Cleared
20 47 (17.15%) MPLS
20 47 (17.15%) DNS
21 46 (16.79%) Cisco Prime
22 45 (16.42%) OSPF
22 45 (16.42%) Palo Alto
23 43 (15.69%) Citrix
23 43 (15.69%) CCNA

SolarWinds
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 11 (4.01%) IIS
2 7 (2.55%) Apache
3 6 (2.19%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.19%) OpenStack
4 5 (1.82%) Confluence
4 5 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (1.82%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.46%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.09%) ArcGIS
6 3 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.09%) GlassFish
6 3 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.09%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.36%) JBoss
8 1 (0.36%) nginx
Applications
1 20 (7.30%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (6.57%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.38%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.92%) Office 365
4 6 (2.19%) IaaS
5 3 (1.09%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.73%) GitHub
6 2 (0.73%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.73%) SaaS
7 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.36%) G Suite
7 1 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 129 (47.08%) Firewall
2 87 (31.75%) LAN
3 79 (28.83%) Cisco ASA
4 78 (28.47%) WAN
5 68 (24.82%) Wireless
6 64 (23.36%) VPN
7 55 (20.07%) Cisco Nexus
8 51 (18.61%) TCP/IP
9 48 (17.52%) BGP
10 47 (17.15%) DNS
10 47 (17.15%) MPLS
11 45 (16.42%) OSPF
12 32 (11.68%) Cisco IOS
12 32 (11.68%) VLAN
13 28 (10.22%) DHCP
14 27 (9.85%) Unified Communications
15 26 (9.49%) Network Security
15 26 (9.49%) VoIP
16 24 (8.76%) NetScaler
16 24 (8.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.57%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.82%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.46%) MySQL
4 4 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.36%) Big Data
5 1 (0.36%) Sisense
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.92%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.19%) JIRA
3 5 (1.82%) Bitbucket
3 5 (1.82%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (1.09%) GitLab
5 2 (0.73%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.36%) Selenium
General
1 34 (12.41%) Finance
2 10 (3.65%) Banking
3 9 (3.28%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.55%) Retail
5 6 (2.19%) Law
6 4 (1.46%) Legal
7 3 (1.09%) Back Office
7 3 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.73%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.73%) Publishing
9 1 (0.36%) Billing
9 1 (0.36%) Electronics
9 1 (0.36%) German Language
9 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Local Government
9 1 (0.36%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 106 (38.69%) Network Engineer
2 32 (11.68%) Analyst
3 31 (11.31%) Cisco Engineer
4 28 (10.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 24 (8.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 20 (7.30%) Network Analyst
7 19 (6.93%) Administrator
8 17 (6.20%) Senior Network Engineer
9 15 (5.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 15 (5.47%) Security Engineer
9 15 (5.47%) Systems Engineer
10 14 (5.11%) Linux Engineer
10 14 (5.11%) Network Support
10 14 (5.11%) Support Engineer
11 13 (4.74%) Cisco Analyst
11 13 (4.74%) Cisco Network Analyst
11 13 (4.74%) Consultant
12 11 (4.01%) Support Analyst
12 11 (4.01%) Wireless Engineer
12 11 (4.01%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (13.50%) 802.1X
2 8 (2.92%) Web Services
3 5 (1.82%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (1.82%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (1.46%) LAMP
5 2 (0.73%) Middleware
6 1 (0.36%) REST
6 1 (0.36%) WAP
6 1 (0.36%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 69 (25.18%) Data Centre
2 21 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.65%) Clustering
4 9 (3.28%) PKI
5 8 (2.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 8 (2.92%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.19%) NHS
7 5 (1.82%) BYOD
8 4 (1.46%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.09%) CMDB
9 3 (1.09%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.09%) HP Storage
9 3 (1.09%) PMI
10 2 (0.73%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.73%) Life Science
10 2 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.73%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 1 (0.36%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 83 (30.29%) Windows
2 53 (19.34%) Linux
3 35 (12.77%) Windows Server
4 26 (9.49%) Unix
5 18 (6.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (5.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (4.74%) Solaris
8 10 (3.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (2.92%) Android
10 6 (2.19%) CentOS
10 6 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (2.19%) SUSE
11 5 (1.82%) Windows 10
12 3 (1.09%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.73%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.36%) AIX
14 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.36%) HPUX
14 1 (0.36%) VyOS
14 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (22.99%) ITIL
2 59 (21.53%) Network Management
3 29 (10.58%) Change Management
4 27 (9.85%) Migration
5 20 (7.30%) Service Management
6 18 (6.57%) High Availability
6 18 (6.57%) Network Monitoring
7 15 (5.47%) ITSM
8 13 (4.74%) Network Design
9 12 (4.38%) ITIL V3
10 11 (4.01%) Asset Management
10 11 (4.01%) Business Analysis
10 11 (4.01%) Capacity Management
10 11 (4.01%) DevOps
10 11 (4.01%) Network Architecture
11 10 (3.65%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (3.65%) Kalman Filter
11 10 (3.65%) Web Filtering
12 9 (3.28%) Configuration Management
12 9 (3.28%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (9.49%) PowerShell
2 22 (8.03%) Python
3 16 (5.84%) SQL
4 14 (5.11%) Perl
5 7 (2.55%) Java
5 7 (2.55%) PHP
5 7 (2.55%) Ruby
6 6 (2.19%) Bash Shell
6 6 (2.19%) C#
7 3 (1.09%) C
8 2 (0.73%) VBScript
9 1 (0.36%) C++
Qualifications
1 91 (33.21%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (22.99%) CCNP
3 48 (17.52%) Security Cleared
4 43 (15.69%) CCNA
5 28 (10.22%) SC Cleared
6 24 (8.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (7.66%) CCIE
8 17 (6.20%) MCSE
9 11 (4.01%) DV Cleared
9 11 (4.01%) MCP
10 10 (3.65%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (2.92%) Degree
12 7 (2.55%) MCITP
12 7 (2.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (2.19%) JNCIA
14 5 (1.82%) CCDA
14 5 (1.82%) JNCIP
14 5 (1.82%) JNCIS
14 5 (1.82%) MCSA
15 3 (1.09%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.20%) SLA
2 12 (4.38%) Data Quality
3 9 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.09%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.73%) PMO
6 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 59 (21.53%) Active Directory
2 38 (13.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (6.93%) Hyper-V
4 13 (4.74%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (3.28%) Docker
6 4 (1.46%) NFS
7 3 (1.09%) DFS Replication
7 3 (1.09%) vCloud
8 2 (0.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.73%) Firmware
8 2 (0.73%) iptables
8 2 (0.73%) Postfix
8 2 (0.73%) Squid
8 2 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.73%) XenApp
9 1 (0.36%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.36%) UAG
9 1 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.36%) Xen
Systems Management
1 46 (16.79%) Cisco Prime
2 26 (9.49%) SCOM
3 22 (8.03%) Nagios
4 21 (7.66%) SCCM
5 12 (4.38%) Cacti
6 10 (3.65%) SolarWinds Orion
7 9 (3.28%) Cisco CUCM
7 9 (3.28%) FortiGate
7 9 (3.28%) Puppet
7 9 (3.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 8 (2.92%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (2.19%) OpenView
9 6 (2.19%) PowerCLI
9 6 (2.19%) WSUS
10 5 (1.82%) Ansible
10 5 (1.82%) Kibana
10 5 (1.82%) logstash
10 5 (1.82%) Nessus
10 5 (1.82%) QRadar
10 5 (1.82%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 169 (61.68%) Cisco
2 62 (22.63%) CheckPoint
2 62 (22.63%) VMware
3 60 (21.90%) Microsoft
4 56 (20.44%) F5
5 45 (16.42%) Palo Alto
6 43 (15.69%) Citrix
7 40 (14.60%) HP
8 35 (12.77%) Juniper
9 27 (9.85%) Red Hat
10 17 (6.20%) Fortinet
11 13 (4.74%) Splunk
12 12 (4.38%) CA
12 12 (4.38%) Riverbed
13 11 (4.01%) LANDesk
14 10 (3.65%) Aruba
14 10 (3.65%) IBM
15 9 (3.28%) Blue Coat
15 9 (3.28%) Oracle
15 9 (3.28%) Symantec
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Smarterways Ltd.
Rate: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago