Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 532 559 569
Rank change year-on-year +27 +10 -9
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 368 298 322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.31% 0.30%
As % of the Vendors category 0.87% 0.69% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 187 187
UK median daily rate £350 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.41% -1.33% -
10th Percentile £227 £245 £240
90th Percentile £500 £494 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 17
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £46.75 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.78% +8.72% +31.30%
10th Percentile £14.50 £13.95 £19.10
90th Percentile £26.02 £55.00 £63.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £36.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -56.16% -15.12% +82.98%

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 42,372 43,203 46,369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.77% 45.01% 42.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,700 26,540 27,553
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £230 £240 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,416 1,630 1,843
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +7.98%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.37 £10.13
90th Percentile £47.25 £46.04 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% -5.71% +6.06%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +27 342 £350 -6.04% 96
UK excluding London +58 232 £350 - 74
London -37 136 £357 -13.53% 25
South East +62 128 £350 -8.50% 29
Midlands -3 25 £413 +18.88% 19
North of England +30 24 £319 -1.92% 11
West Midlands +4 19 £425 +13.33% 12
East of England -1 18 £300 +17.65% 4
Scotland -5 12 £350 +7.69% 2
South West -3 11 £235 -36.49% 8
Wales - 11 £356 - 1
North West +3 10 £350 +7.69% 5
Yorkshire -2 10 £308 -8.89% 5
East Midlands -3 6 £238 -24.00% 7
North East +51 4 £300 - 1
Northern Ireland - 3 £238 -

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 181 (49.18%) Windows
2 170 (46.20%) Cisco
3 160 (43.48%) VMware
4 141 (38.32%) Firewall
5 129 (35.05%) Microsoft
5 129 (35.05%) Active Directory
6 116 (31.52%) Windows Server
7 102 (27.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 90 (24.46%) SCOM
9 86 (23.37%) PowerShell
9 86 (23.37%) DNS
10 83 (22.55%) WAN
11 81 (22.01%) LAN
12 75 (20.38%) ITIL
13 74 (20.11%) DHCP
14 73 (19.84%) Linux
14 73 (19.84%) SCCM
15 70 (19.02%) Security Cleared
15 70 (19.02%) Cisco Certification
16 67 (18.21%) Windows Server 2003
16 67 (18.21%) VMware Infrastructure
17 63 (17.12%) Hyper-V
17 63 (17.12%) Network Monitoring
18 60 (16.30%) CCNP
19 59 (16.03%) Citrix
19 59 (16.03%) Juniper
20 58 (15.76%) Microsoft Certification
20 58 (15.76%) HP
20 58 (15.76%) SC Cleared
21 57 (15.49%) SAN

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 27 (7.34%) Elasticsearch
1 27 (7.34%) MS Exchange
2 22 (5.98%) Skype for Business
3 15 (4.08%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.90%) IIS
5 6 (1.63%) Apache
6 4 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (1.09%) Drupal
6 4 (1.09%) WordPress
7 3 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.82%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.82%) SAS
8 2 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.54%) Confluence
9 1 (0.27%) CMS
9 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (4.08%) MS Visio
2 9 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.54%) RMDS
2 1 (0.27%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 50 (13.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (9.78%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (5.98%) Office 365
4 7 (1.90%) IaaS
5 4 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.82%) G Suite
6 3 (0.82%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.54%) GitHub
7 2 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.54%) Google Drive
7 2 (0.54%) SaaS
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.27%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.27%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 141 (38.32%) Firewall
2 86 (23.37%) DNS
3 83 (22.55%) WAN
4 81 (22.01%) LAN
5 74 (20.11%) DHCP
6 57 (15.49%) SAN
6 57 (15.49%) TCP/IP
7 47 (12.77%) VPN
8 38 (10.33%) OSPF
9 35 (9.51%) BGP
10 34 (9.24%) VoIP
11 31 (8.42%) Network Security
12 30 (8.15%) Cisco ASA
13 29 (7.88%) Cisco ISE
13 29 (7.88%) Wireless
14 25 (6.79%) Cisco Nexus
14 25 (6.79%) VLAN
15 24 (6.52%) IPsec
15 24 (6.52%) SNMP
16 22 (5.98%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (8.42%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.72%) MySQL
3 5 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.36%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (1.09%) MariaDB
5 3 (0.82%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.54%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.27%) Informix
7 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (0.82%) Jenkins
1 3 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
1 3 (0.82%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 2 (0.54%) Artifactory
2 2 (0.54%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.54%) JIRA
3 1 (0.27%) GitLab
3 1 (0.27%) LoadUI
3 1 (0.27%) MSI
3 1 (0.27%) SoapUI
General
1 32 (8.70%) Finance
2 11 (2.99%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.45%) Banking
4 6 (1.63%) Retail
5 2 (0.54%) Billing
5 2 (0.54%) French Language
5 2 (0.54%) Legal
5 2 (0.54%) Multimedia
5 2 (0.54%) Publishing
6 1 (0.27%) Law
6 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 90 (24.46%) Network Engineer
2 61 (16.58%) Windows Engineer
3 32 (8.70%) Analyst
4 31 (8.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 27 (7.34%) Architect
6 23 (6.25%) Security Engineer
7 22 (5.98%) Support Engineer
8 21 (5.71%) Cisco Engineer
8 21 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
9 18 (4.89%) Network Security Engineer
9 18 (4.89%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 16 (4.35%) Consultant
10 16 (4.35%) Operations Engineer
11 15 (4.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 13 (3.53%) Linux Engineer
12 13 (3.53%) Server Engineer
13 12 (3.26%) DevOps Engineer
14 11 (2.99%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 11 (2.99%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 11 (2.99%) Windows DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.99%) Web Services
2 9 (2.45%) 802.1X
2 9 (2.45%) LAMP
3 7 (1.90%) .NET
4 3 (0.82%) Core Data
4 3 (0.82%) REST
5 2 (0.54%) LDAP
5 2 (0.54%) Rendezvous
5 2 (0.54%) SOAP
5 2 (0.54%) XML
6 1 (0.27%) JSON
6 1 (0.27%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.27%) Middleware
6 1 (0.27%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 55 (14.95%) Data Centre
2 29 (7.88%) Clustering
3 22 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (5.98%) Replication
4 13 (3.53%) PKI
5 8 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.63%) e-Health
7 4 (1.09%) CMDB
7 4 (1.09%) EMC VNX
7 4 (1.09%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.09%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.82%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.54%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.54%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.54%) iPad
9 2 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 181 (49.18%) Windows
2 116 (31.52%) Windows Server
3 102 (27.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 73 (19.84%) Linux
5 67 (18.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 41 (11.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 40 (10.87%) CentOS
8 27 (7.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (5.16%) Unix
10 11 (2.99%) Windows 7
11 10 (2.72%) Windows 10
12 4 (1.09%) Check Point GAiA
13 3 (0.82%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.54%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.27%) Android
15 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.27%) Debian
15 1 (0.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (20.38%) ITIL
2 63 (17.12%) Network Monitoring
3 48 (13.04%) Network Management
4 39 (10.60%) Open Source
5 26 (7.07%) DevOps
6 24 (6.52%) Change Management
7 23 (6.25%) Migration
7 23 (6.25%) Problem Management
8 19 (5.16%) Patch Management
8 19 (5.16%) Service Management
9 16 (4.35%) Load Balancing
10 14 (3.80%) Service Delivery
11 13 (3.53%) Network Design
11 13 (3.53%) Root Cause Analysis
12 11 (2.99%) Server Patching
13 10 (2.72%) Cybersecurity
13 10 (2.72%) Kalman Filter
13 10 (2.72%) Project Management
14 9 (2.45%) Asset Management
14 9 (2.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 86 (23.37%) PowerShell
2 45 (12.23%) SQL
3 25 (6.79%) Bash Shell
4 21 (5.71%) Shell Script
5 15 (4.08%) Perl
6 14 (3.80%) Python
6 14 (3.80%) VBScript
7 9 (2.45%) PHP
7 9 (2.45%) Ruby
8 3 (0.82%) VB
9 2 (0.54%) AWK
9 2 (0.54%) C
9 2 (0.54%) Java
10 1 (0.27%) C++
10 1 (0.27%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 70 (19.02%) Cisco Certification
1 70 (19.02%) Security Cleared
2 60 (16.30%) CCNP
3 58 (15.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 58 (15.76%) SC Cleared
4 56 (15.22%) MCSE
5 46 (12.50%) MCSA
6 36 (9.78%) MCITP
7 35 (9.51%) MCP
8 24 (6.52%) CCNA
9 21 (5.71%) Degree
10 19 (5.16%) DV Cleared
11 18 (4.89%) CCIE
12 16 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (2.72%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (2.17%) CCSA
14 8 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (1.36%) JNCIA
16 4 (1.09%) CCENT
16 4 (1.09%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.71%) SLA
2 6 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.63%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.36%) GDPR
4 2 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.54%) PMO
4 2 (0.54%) QA
5 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 129 (35.05%) Active Directory
2 67 (18.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (17.12%) Hyper-V
4 49 (13.32%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (4.89%) Terminal Services
6 15 (4.08%) XenApp
7 12 (3.26%) Samba
8 10 (2.72%) ProxySG
9 9 (2.45%) NFS
9 9 (2.45%) vSphere
9 9 (2.45%) XenDesktop
10 8 (2.17%) Postfix
10 8 (2.17%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (1.63%) iptables
11 6 (1.63%) Sendmail
11 6 (1.63%) VMware Server
12 5 (1.36%) Docker
12 5 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (1.09%) VirtualBox
14 3 (0.82%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 90 (24.46%) SCOM
2 73 (19.84%) SCCM
3 40 (10.87%) Nagios
4 29 (7.88%) Nessus
5 24 (6.52%) WMI
6 22 (5.98%) SolarWinds Orion
7 14 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
7 14 (3.80%) SCSM
8 13 (3.53%) HP Data Protector
9 12 (3.26%) Backup Exec
9 12 (3.26%) Norton AntiVirus
10 11 (2.99%) NetBackup
10 11 (2.99%) SCVMM
11 10 (2.72%) Cacti
11 10 (2.72%) Microsoft Clustering
12 9 (2.45%) WhatsUp Gold
13 8 (2.17%) WSUS
14 7 (1.90%) Netcool
14 7 (1.90%) Puppet
14 7 (1.90%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 170 (46.20%) Cisco
2 160 (43.48%) VMware
3 129 (35.05%) Microsoft
4 59 (16.03%) Citrix
4 59 (16.03%) Juniper
5 58 (15.76%) HP
6 46 (12.50%) CheckPoint
7 43 (11.68%) Splunk
8 38 (10.33%) F5
9 35 (9.51%) Ivanti
9 35 (9.51%) Shavlik
10 32 (8.70%) NetApp
11 31 (8.42%) Palo Alto
11 31 (8.42%) Remedy
12 26 (7.07%) Red Hat
13 21 (5.71%) CommVault
14 18 (4.89%) Dell
14 18 (4.89%) Symantec
15 17 (4.62%) Blue Coat
15 17 (4.62%) Capita