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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SolarWinds
UK
Rank 447 490 423
Rank change year-on-year +43 -67  
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 146 154 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.29% 0.39%
As % of the Vendors category 0.73% 0.66% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 88 113
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £476 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £384
% change year-on-year - -2.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 6
Median hourly rate £44.25 £45.00 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.66% +59.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.65 £37.80 £22.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.85 £65.00 £46.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year - +82.97%  

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 20016 23252 23937
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.19% 43.70% 45.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 12337 14081 13513
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 719 804 1001
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

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 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SolarWinds in the UK

SolarWinds
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 25 March 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 +31 144 £375 - 37
London +48 72 £380 -3.79% 15
South East -9 27 £438 +15.13% 6
South West +12 17 £325 -25.71% 2
City of London +5 10 £425 +13.33% 5
West Midlands +17 7 £375 - 3
Yorkshire +16 7 £331 -21.82%
East Midlands 0 7 £283 - 2
Oxfordshire -7 7 £475 +100.00%
Surrey +3 6 £425 +61.90% 2
Bristol +3 6 £378 -19.46% 2
Croydon - 6 £450 - 1
Kent +11 5 £350 - 2
Wiltshire +5 5 £338 +46.73%
Hampshire -13 5 £525 +38.15% 1
North West +22 4 £538 +115.00% 5
West Yorkshire +10 4 £338 -16.66%
Oxford -6 4 £500 +110.52%
Birmingham - 4 £375 - 1
Northamptonshire - 4 £286 - 1
Guildford - 4 £425 -
East of England 0 3 £255 -18.40% 4
Suffolk -1 3 £255 +2.00%
Ipswich -2 3 £255 +2.00%
Lancashire - 3 £700 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £325 -
Leeds +9 2 £338 -16.66%
Milton Keynes -1 2 £498 - 1
Leicestershire -4 2 £274 -
Buckinghamshire -9 2 £498 +91.34% 1

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 153 (53.50%) Cisco
2 117 (40.91%) Firewall
3 97 (33.92%) Cisco Certification
4 84 (29.37%) WAN
5 82 (28.67%) LAN
6 81 (28.32%) Wireless
7 77 (26.92%) Windows
8 76 (26.57%) VMware
9 73 (25.52%) Cisco ASA
10 71 (24.83%) CheckPoint
11 63 (22.03%) ITIL
11 63 (22.03%) Security Cleared
12 62 (21.68%) Microsoft
13 61 (21.33%) Cisco Nexus
13 61 (21.33%) Data Centre
14 57 (19.93%) CCNA
15 56 (19.58%) CCNP
16 55 (19.23%) Active Directory
17 53 (18.53%) Linux
17 53 (18.53%) Network Management
18 49 (17.13%) SC Cleared
18 49 (17.13%) BGP
19 48 (16.78%) F5
20 45 (15.73%) Palo Alto
21 43 (15.03%) VMware Infrastructure
21 43 (15.03%) OSPF
21 43 (15.03%) VPN
22 41 (14.34%) HP
23 40 (13.99%) MPLS
23 40 (13.99%) Windows Server

SolarWinds
Top Related 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 14 (4.90%) MS Exchange
2 9 (3.15%) Skype for Business
3 8 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (2.45%) IIS
4 7 (2.45%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.10%) Apache
6 5 (1.75%) Confluence
6 5 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.75%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.05%) ArcGIS
7 3 (1.05%) GlassFish
7 3 (1.05%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.35%) JBoss
9 1 (0.35%) nginx
Applications
1 15 (5.24%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.55%) MS Office
3 9 (3.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (4.90%) Office 365
3 10 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.50%) IaaS
4 6 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (2.10%) OneDrive
4 6 (2.10%) Yammer
5 3 (1.05%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.70%) GitHub
6 2 (0.70%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.35%) PaaS
7 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 117 (40.91%) Firewall
2 84 (29.37%) WAN
3 82 (28.67%) LAN
4 81 (28.32%) Wireless
5 73 (25.52%) Cisco ASA
6 61 (21.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 49 (17.13%) BGP
8 43 (15.03%) OSPF
8 43 (15.03%) VPN
9 40 (13.99%) MPLS
10 39 (13.64%) DNS
10 39 (13.64%) TCP/IP
11 31 (10.84%) DHCP
12 27 (9.44%) Unified Communications
13 25 (8.74%) Cisco IOS
14 20 (6.99%) Network Security
15 19 (6.64%) SAN
16 17 (5.94%) VoIP
17 16 (5.59%) Cisco Wireless
18 15 (5.24%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.04%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.75%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.75%) MySQL
5 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.35%) Big Data
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (1.75%) Bitbucket
1 5 (1.75%) Git (software)
1 5 (1.75%) JIRA
2 3 (1.05%) GitLab
3 2 (0.70%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.70%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.35%) Selenium
General
1 34 (11.89%) Finance
2 6 (2.10%) Back Office
2 6 (2.10%) Law
2 6 (2.10%) Retail
3 5 (1.75%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.40%) Legal
5 3 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.70%) Banking
6 2 (0.70%) Billing
6 2 (0.70%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.70%) Publishing
7 1 (0.35%) Electronics
7 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.35%) Local Government
7 1 (0.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 86 (30.07%) Network Engineer
2 27 (9.44%) Cisco Engineer
3 26 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (8.39%) Analyst
5 23 (8.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 21 (7.34%) Systems Engineer
7 18 (6.29%) Consultant
7 18 (6.29%) Senior Network Engineer
8 16 (5.59%) Network Analyst
9 14 (4.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 14 (4.90%) Linux Engineer
9 14 (4.90%) Windows Engineer
10 13 (4.55%) Administrator
10 13 (4.55%) Windows Systems Engineer
11 12 (4.20%) Cisco Analyst
11 12 (4.20%) Cisco Network Analyst
12 11 (3.85%) Architect
13 10 (3.50%) Network Security Engineer
13 10 (3.50%) Security Engineer
13 10 (3.50%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.99%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.75%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (1.75%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (1.40%) Middleware
3 4 (1.40%) Web Services
4 3 (1.05%) LAMP
5 1 (0.35%) CSS
5 1 (0.35%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 61 (21.33%) Data Centre
2 30 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (6.64%) CMDB
4 12 (4.20%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.50%) PKI
6 9 (3.15%) Clustering
7 7 (2.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.05%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.05%) NHS
8 3 (1.05%) PMI
8 3 (1.05%) User Experience
9 2 (0.70%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.70%) Life Science
9 2 (0.70%) RSA SecurID
9 2 (0.70%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.70%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.35%) Semantic Web
10 1 (0.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 77 (26.92%) Windows
2 53 (18.53%) Linux
3 40 (13.99%) Windows Server
4 32 (11.19%) Unix
5 22 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (5.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (4.55%) Solaris
8 10 (3.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (2.10%) CentOS
11 4 (1.40%) Android
11 4 (1.40%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.70%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.35%) AIX
13 1 (0.35%) HPUX
13 1 (0.35%) SUSE
13 1 (0.35%) VyOS
13 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (22.03%) ITIL
2 53 (18.53%) Network Management
3 33 (11.54%) Service Management
4 30 (10.49%) Change Management
4 30 (10.49%) Migration
5 22 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
6 19 (6.64%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (6.29%) Load Balancing
8 16 (5.59%) Project Management
9 14 (4.90%) ITIL V3
10 13 (4.55%) High Availability
10 13 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
11 12 (4.20%) Configuration Management
12 11 (3.85%) Security Hardening
13 10 (3.50%) DevOps
13 10 (3.50%) SIEM
14 9 (3.15%) Data Loss Prevention
14 9 (3.15%) ITSM
14 9 (3.15%) Kalman Filter
14 9 (3.15%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (7.69%) Python
2 20 (6.99%) PowerShell
3 14 (4.90%) C
4 12 (4.20%) Perl
4 12 (4.20%) SQL
5 9 (3.15%) Java
6 8 (2.80%) PHP
7 6 (2.10%) C#
7 6 (2.10%) Ruby
8 5 (1.75%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.40%) VBScript
10 2 (0.70%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.70%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.70%) VB
10 2 (0.70%) VB6
11 1 (0.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 97 (33.92%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (22.03%) Security Cleared
3 57 (19.93%) CCNA
4 56 (19.58%) CCNP
5 49 (17.13%) SC Cleared
6 36 (12.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 26 (9.09%) MCSE
8 17 (5.94%) MCITP
8 17 (5.94%) MCP
9 14 (4.90%) CCIE
10 11 (3.85%) MCSA
11 7 (2.45%) Degree
11 7 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (2.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (2.10%) DV Cleared
13 3 (1.05%) PMI Certification
13 3 (1.05%) PMP
14 2 (0.70%) CCA
14 2 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (0.70%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.29%) SLA
2 12 (4.20%) Data Quality
3 9 (3.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (2.45%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.70%) PMO
6 1 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 55 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 43 (15.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (7.34%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.15%) ProxySG
5 7 (2.45%) Docker
5 7 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (1.05%) vCloud
7 3 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.05%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.05%) XenApp
8 2 (0.70%) BIND 9
8 2 (0.70%) Postfix
8 2 (0.70%) VMware GSX
8 2 (0.70%) XenServer
9 1 (0.35%) Firmware
9 1 (0.35%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (0.35%) NFS
9 1 (0.35%) vSphere
9 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 33 (11.54%) Cisco Prime
2 31 (10.84%) Nagios
3 23 (8.04%) SCOM
4 16 (5.59%) SCCM
5 11 (3.85%) Nessus
5 11 (3.85%) SolarWinds Orion
6 10 (3.50%) Puppet
7 9 (3.15%) Backup Exec
7 9 (3.15%) FortiGate
7 9 (3.15%) OPNET
7 9 (3.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 8 (2.80%) Cisco UCCX
8 8 (2.80%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (2.45%) Cisco CUCM
9 7 (2.45%) Microsoft Clustering
9 7 (2.45%) Microsoft Intune
10 6 (2.10%) CA Spectrum
10 6 (2.10%) PowerCLI
11 5 (1.75%) Cacti
11 5 (1.75%) logstash
Vendors
1 153 (53.50%) Cisco
2 76 (26.57%) VMware
3 71 (24.83%) CheckPoint
4 62 (21.68%) Microsoft
5 48 (16.78%) F5
6 45 (15.73%) Palo Alto
7 41 (14.34%) HP
8 35 (12.24%) Juniper
9 30 (10.49%) Citrix
10 22 (7.69%) Intel Security
10 22 (7.69%) Red Hat
11 20 (6.99%) Splunk
12 19 (6.64%) CA
13 18 (6.29%) Blue Coat
13 18 (6.29%) Riverbed
13 18 (6.29%) Symantec
14 17 (5.94%) LANDesk
15 14 (4.90%) Aruba
15 14 (4.90%) BMC
15 14 (4.90%) Forcepoint
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