Period
to 25 September 2018

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 6 months to 25 September 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
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 598 582 574
Rank change year-on-year -16 -8 -7
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 315 288 342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.29% 0.32%
As % of the Vendors category 0.73% 0.68% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 189 232
UK median daily rate £378 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.14% -9.38% +14.29%
10th Percentile £229 £185 £263
90th Percentile £538 £515 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £375
% change year-on-year +2.74% -2.67% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 6
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £33.75 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +136.84% -64.38%
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.00 £12.38
90th Percentile £93.13 £51.75 £19.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £14.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year +26.79% -1.75% -64.38%

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.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 43,165 42,567 47,654
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.98% 43.33% 44.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,772 26,200 29,262
UK median daily rate £450 £427 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.39% +3.52% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £240
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £422 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.50% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,659 1,398 1,652
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.55 £47.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.84 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.99% -3.80% +2.94%

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 25 September 2018.

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 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SolarWinds in the UK

SolarWinds
Top 16 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 6 months to 25 September 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
England +3 294 £380 +3.40% 108
UK excluding London -9 181 £375 +2.74% 72
London -7 127 £400 +14.29% 37
South East -1 85 £384 +8.10% 20
North of England +1 35 £388 +10.71% 26
Midlands -24 22 £314 -21.56% 13
North West -20 17 £388 - 12
East of England +5 15 £400 +25.00% 4
West Midlands -25 15 £300 -25.70% 8
Yorkshire -12 13 £375 +11.11% 12
Scotland -21 11 £355 +9.23%
South West -36 11 £250 -32.43% 8
North East -4 5 £375 +36.36% 2
East Midlands -3 4 £250 +11.11% 5
Northern Ireland +40 3 £250 -
Wales -20 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 178 (56.51%) Cisco
2 150 (47.62%) Firewall
3 125 (39.68%) Windows
4 106 (33.65%) VMware
5 100 (31.75%) Wireless
6 92 (29.21%) DNS
7 89 (28.25%) WAN
7 89 (28.25%) LAN
7 89 (28.25%) ITIL
7 89 (28.25%) Cisco Certification
8 86 (27.30%) Active Directory
9 84 (26.67%) Microsoft
10 81 (25.71%) Security Cleared
11 71 (22.54%) Windows Server
12 68 (21.59%) VMware Infrastructure
12 68 (21.59%) SC Cleared
13 67 (21.27%) DHCP
14 66 (20.95%) Data Centre
15 64 (20.32%) OSPF
16 63 (20.00%) VPN
17 61 (19.37%) CCNP
17 61 (19.37%) SCOM
18 60 (19.05%) SCCM
19 58 (18.41%) Cisco ASA
20 56 (17.78%) BGP
21 54 (17.14%) HP
21 54 (17.14%) TCP/IP
22 51 (16.19%) 802.1X
23 46 (14.60%) Cisco Nexus
23 46 (14.60%) CheckPoint

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 38 (12.06%) MS Exchange
2 23 (7.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (6.03%) SharePoint
3 19 (6.03%) Skype for Business
4 15 (4.76%) IIS
5 7 (2.22%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.59%) nginx
7 4 (1.27%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.95%) CMS
8 3 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.32%) Apache
10 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.32%) Confluence
Applications
1 15 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 35 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (7.62%) Office 365
3 22 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (4.44%) IaaS
5 9 (2.86%) Mimecast
6 5 (1.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.27%) Stackdriver
8 3 (0.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.95%) PaaS
9 1 (0.32%) Datadog
9 1 (0.32%) G Suite
9 1 (0.32%) SaaS
9 1 (0.32%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 150 (47.62%) Firewall
2 100 (31.75%) Wireless
3 92 (29.21%) DNS
4 89 (28.25%) LAN
4 89 (28.25%) WAN
5 67 (21.27%) DHCP
6 64 (20.32%) OSPF
7 63 (20.00%) VPN
8 58 (18.41%) Cisco ASA
9 56 (17.78%) BGP
10 54 (17.14%) TCP/IP
11 46 (14.60%) Cisco Nexus
12 45 (14.29%) VoIP
13 43 (13.65%) IPsec
13 43 (13.65%) MPLS
14 40 (12.70%) Cisco ISE
15 32 (10.16%) EIGRP
15 32 (10.16%) Network Security
16 31 (9.84%) VLAN
17 29 (9.21%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (12.06%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (1.90%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.59%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (1.27%) Big Data
6 3 (0.95%) InfluxDB
6 3 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.63%) Informix
8 1 (0.32%) MySQL
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (1.90%) Git (software)
1 6 (1.90%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.95%) Artifactory
2 3 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.63%) MSI
4 1 (0.32%) JIRA
4 1 (0.32%) Selenium
4 1 (0.32%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 39 (12.38%) Finance
2 15 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.49%) Retail
4 6 (1.90%) Multimedia
5 5 (1.59%) Banking
6 2 (0.63%) Back Office
6 2 (0.63%) French Language
6 2 (0.63%) Italian Language
6 2 (0.63%) Legal
6 2 (0.63%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 108 (34.29%) Network Engineer
2 43 (13.65%) Analyst
3 33 (10.48%) Architect
4 24 (7.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 22 (6.98%) Senior Network Engineer
6 19 (6.03%) Cisco Engineer
6 19 (6.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 17 (5.40%) Support Engineer
8 16 (5.08%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 16 (5.08%) Security Engineer
9 14 (4.44%) Network Security Engineer
10 12 (3.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 12 (3.81%) Enterprise Architect
11 10 (3.17%) Administrator
11 10 (3.17%) Network Analyst
11 10 (3.17%) Network Architect
11 10 (3.17%) Senior Network Security Engineer
11 10 (3.17%) Senior Security Engineer
12 9 (2.86%) Infrastructure Support
12 9 (2.86%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (16.19%) 802.1X
2 10 (3.17%) Web Services
3 7 (2.22%) Web Services Management
4 5 (1.59%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (1.27%) Node.js
5 4 (1.27%) XMPP
6 2 (0.63%) LDAP
7 1 (0.32%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.32%) CSS
7 1 (0.32%) HTML
7 1 (0.32%) Middleware
7 1 (0.32%) SAML
7 1 (0.32%) Sensu
7 1 (0.32%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 66 (20.95%) Data Centre
2 23 (7.30%) Clustering
3 15 (4.76%) PKI
3 15 (4.76%) Private Cloud
4 14 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.54%) CLARiiON
5 8 (2.54%) Replication
6 5 (1.59%) CMDB
6 5 (1.59%) EMC VNX
6 5 (1.59%) Fat Client
6 5 (1.59%) Public Cloud
6 5 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.59%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.27%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.27%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.63%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.63%) BYOD
9 2 (0.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 125 (39.68%) Windows
2 71 (22.54%) Windows Server
3 38 (12.06%) Linux
4 36 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (7.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (6.67%) Windows 10
8 17 (5.40%) Unix
9 12 (3.81%) Windows 7
10 7 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.59%) CentOS
11 5 (1.59%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.95%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.95%) SUSE
13 2 (0.63%) Check Point GAiA
13 2 (0.63%) Solaris
14 1 (0.32%) AIX
14 1 (0.32%) HPUX
14 1 (0.32%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (28.25%) ITIL
2 45 (14.29%) Network Management
3 41 (13.02%) Network Monitoring
4 29 (9.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 23 (7.30%) Network Design
6 21 (6.67%) DevOps
6 21 (6.67%) Load Balancing
6 21 (6.67%) Project Management
7 20 (6.35%) Change Management
8 18 (5.71%) Service Delivery
9 16 (5.08%) Migration
10 15 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
10 15 (4.76%) Incident Management
11 14 (4.44%) Network Load Balancing
11 14 (4.44%) Problem Management
11 14 (4.44%) Service Management
11 14 (4.44%) Validation
12 13 (4.13%) Configuration Management
12 13 (4.13%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 37 (11.75%) SQL
2 36 (11.43%) PowerShell
3 10 (3.17%) Perl
4 8 (2.54%) Java
5 7 (2.22%) Bash Shell
5 7 (2.22%) Python
6 6 (1.90%) PHP
6 6 (1.90%) Shell Script
6 6 (1.90%) VBScript
7 5 (1.59%) Ruby
8 4 (1.27%) C
9 3 (0.95%) VB
10 1 (0.32%) C#
Qualifications
1 89 (28.25%) Cisco Certification
2 81 (25.71%) Security Cleared
3 68 (21.59%) SC Cleared
4 61 (19.37%) CCNP
5 43 (13.65%) CCNA
6 23 (7.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (6.35%) Degree
8 17 (5.40%) MCSE
9 15 (4.76%) DV Cleared
10 13 (4.13%) CCIE
11 8 (2.54%) JNCIA
11 8 (2.54%) Novell Certification
12 5 (1.59%) CCSA
13 4 (1.27%) CCDP
13 4 (1.27%) DBS Check
13 4 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
14 3 (0.95%) HNC
14 3 (0.95%) MCITP
14 3 (0.95%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.76%) SLA
2 11 (3.49%) GDPR
3 6 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.27%) QA
5 2 (0.63%) ISO 22301
5 2 (0.63%) PMO
6 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 86 (27.30%) Active Directory
2 68 (21.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (12.06%) Hyper-V
4 32 (10.16%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (5.08%) vSphere
6 12 (3.81%) XenApp
7 10 (3.17%) Virtual Servers
8 8 (2.54%) IAG
8 8 (2.54%) UAG
9 6 (1.90%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (1.59%) NFS
10 5 (1.59%) ProxySG
10 5 (1.59%) Terminal Services
11 4 (1.27%) Firmware
11 4 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (1.27%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.95%) XenServer
13 2 (0.63%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 2 (0.63%) Veritas File System
13 2 (0.63%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 61 (19.37%) SCOM
2 60 (19.05%) SCCM
3 29 (9.21%) Cisco Prime
4 20 (6.35%) Nagios
4 20 (6.35%) NetBackup
5 19 (6.03%) Microsoft Clustering
6 18 (5.71%) SolarWinds Orion
7 16 (5.08%) FortiGate
8 11 (3.49%) Ansible
8 11 (3.49%) Cisco CUCM
8 11 (3.49%) SCVMM
9 10 (3.17%) Cacti
10 9 (2.86%) HP SIM
10 9 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 8 (2.54%) Norton AntiVirus
11 8 (2.54%) vCenter Server
12 7 (2.22%) SCOrch
12 7 (2.22%) WSUS
13 5 (1.59%) Cisco UCCX
13 5 (1.59%) Puppet
Vendors
1 178 (56.51%) Cisco
2 106 (33.65%) VMware
3 84 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 54 (17.14%) HP
5 46 (14.60%) CheckPoint
5 46 (14.60%) F5
6 37 (11.75%) Palo Alto
7 34 (10.79%) Juniper
8 28 (8.89%) Citrix
9 25 (7.94%) EMC
10 24 (7.62%) Aruba
11 21 (6.67%) Meraki
12 16 (5.08%) Riverbed
13 13 (4.13%) Fortinet
13 13 (4.13%) Infoblox
13 13 (4.13%) Remedy
14 12 (3.81%) Blue Coat
14 12 (3.81%) McAfee
15 11 (3.49%) NetApp
15 11 (3.49%) Veritas