Period
to 23 October 2017

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 October 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
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 576 586 578
Rank change year-on-year +10 -8 -1
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 317 310 335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.29% 0.29%
As % of the Vendors category 0.74% 0.65% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 211 203
UK median daily rate £350 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.39% +14.29% -0.36%
10th Percentile £185 £255 £263
90th Percentile £514 £538 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £360 £338
% change year-on-year -1.39% +6.67% -4.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 14
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £14.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +203.57% -65.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £13.63 £12.15 £21.08
90th Percentile £53.00 £20.25 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -65.00% -11.11%

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 43003 47480 49489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.93% 45.06% 43.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 26592 29019 29144
UK median daily rate £430 £416 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.49% +3.88% -
10th Percentile £243 £239 £225
90th Percentile £621 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1401 1693 2150
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +4.67%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.37
90th Percentile £45.43 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.84 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +2.03% -2.94% +3.03%

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 October 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 6 months to 23 October 2017.

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 October 2017. 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 +17 295 £361 -9.69% 28
UK excluding London +33 177 £355 -1.39% 23
London +15 139 £350 -22.12% 5
South East +16 69 £350 -9.68% 11
Midlands -3 30 £400 +14.78% 4
South West +15 28 £370 +2.78% 2
North of England +69 22 £350 +40.00% 3
West Midlands +7 20 £400 - 3
North West +31 16 £388 +29.17% 3
Scotland +12 16 £325 -
East Midlands -8 10 £223 -24.58% 1
East of England -38 7 £300 -11.76% 3
Yorkshire +24 4 £316 +308.06%
Wales - 3 £256 - 1
North East +72 2 £275 +22.22%
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 193 (60.88%) Cisco
2 186 (58.68%) Firewall
3 117 (36.91%) LAN
4 108 (34.07%) WAN
4 108 (34.07%) Windows
5 89 (28.08%) Cisco Certification
6 83 (26.18%) CheckPoint
7 80 (25.24%) Active Directory
8 79 (24.92%) ITIL
9 74 (23.34%) Cisco ASA
10 69 (21.77%) VMware
11 66 (20.82%) VPN
11 66 (20.82%) DNS
12 65 (20.50%) Microsoft
12 65 (20.50%) SCOM
13 64 (20.19%) CCNP
14 62 (19.56%) Network Security
15 58 (18.30%) HP
15 58 (18.30%) Data Centre
16 56 (17.67%) Juniper
17 54 (17.03%) TCP/IP
17 54 (17.03%) F5
18 52 (16.40%) Citrix
19 51 (16.09%) SCCM
19 51 (16.09%) Windows Server
20 49 (15.46%) Network Monitoring
20 49 (15.46%) Security Cleared
20 49 (15.46%) Network Management
21 45 (14.20%) OSPF
21 45 (14.20%) DHCP

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 16 (5.05%) IIS
2 12 (3.79%) Skype for Business
3 11 (3.47%) MS Exchange
4 10 (3.15%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.84%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (2.52%) SAS
7 5 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (1.26%) Drupal
8 4 (1.26%) WordPress
9 3 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.95%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.32%) Apache
11 1 (0.32%) Confluence
11 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 24 (7.57%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (6.62%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.63%) Maximo
3 2 (0.63%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 37 (11.67%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.15%) Office 365
4 9 (2.84%) IaaS
5 5 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.95%) Akamai
6 3 (0.95%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.95%) Mimecast
6 3 (0.95%) SaaS
7 2 (0.63%) G Suite
8 1 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 186 (58.68%) Firewall
2 117 (36.91%) LAN
3 108 (34.07%) WAN
4 74 (23.34%) Cisco ASA
5 66 (20.82%) DNS
5 66 (20.82%) VPN
6 62 (19.56%) Network Security
7 54 (17.03%) TCP/IP
8 45 (14.20%) BGP
8 45 (14.20%) Cisco Nexus
8 45 (14.20%) DHCP
8 45 (14.20%) OSPF
8 45 (14.20%) VoIP
9 43 (13.56%) MPLS
9 43 (13.56%) Wireless
10 35 (11.04%) SAN
11 33 (10.41%) IPsec
11 33 (10.41%) Wi-Fi
12 31 (9.78%) VLAN
13 29 (9.15%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.26%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.52%) MySQL
3 4 (1.26%) MariaDB
3 4 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.95%) DB2
4 3 (0.95%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.95%) RDBMS
4 3 (0.95%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.63%) Big Data
5 2 (0.63%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.32%) Sisense
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.52%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.32%) GitLab
3 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.32%) JIRA
3 1 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 37 (11.67%) Finance
2 17 (5.36%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.79%) Banking
4 8 (2.52%) Law
5 4 (1.26%) Billing
5 4 (1.26%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.63%) Electronics
6 2 (0.63%) Marketing
6 2 (0.63%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.63%) Publishing
7 1 (0.32%) French Language
7 1 (0.32%) German Language
7 1 (0.32%) Legal
7 1 (0.32%) Military
7 1 (0.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 130 (41.01%) Network Engineer
2 32 (10.09%) Architect
3 31 (9.78%) Cisco Engineer
4 24 (7.57%) Analyst
4 24 (7.57%) Security Engineer
5 23 (7.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 21 (6.62%) Support Engineer
7 19 (5.99%) Administrator
7 19 (5.99%) Consultant
8 17 (5.36%) Network Security Engineer
9 16 (5.05%) Desktop Support
9 16 (5.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (5.05%) Operations Engineer
10 14 (4.42%) Network Support
10 14 (4.42%) Senior Network Engineer
11 13 (4.10%) Windows Engineer
12 12 (3.79%) Desktop Administrator
12 12 (3.79%) Desktop Support Administrator
12 12 (3.79%) Server Engineer
13 10 (3.15%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.26%) 802.1X
2 14 (4.42%) Web Services
3 5 (1.58%) .NET
4 2 (0.63%) Rendezvous
4 2 (0.63%) Sensu
5 1 (0.32%) JSON
5 1 (0.32%) LAMP
5 1 (0.32%) Mason
5 1 (0.32%) Middleware
5 1 (0.32%) REST
5 1 (0.32%) SOAP
5 1 (0.32%) XML
5 1 (0.32%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 58 (18.30%) Data Centre
2 17 (5.36%) PKI
3 15 (4.73%) Public Cloud
4 14 (4.42%) Clustering
4 14 (4.42%) Replication
5 10 (3.15%) CMDB
6 9 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.84%) Virtual Team
7 8 (2.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 7 (2.21%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.89%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.89%) NHS
10 5 (1.58%) BYOD
10 5 (1.58%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.58%) Thin Client
11 4 (1.26%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.26%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.95%) HP Storage
12 3 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 108 (34.07%) Windows
2 51 (16.09%) Windows Server
3 39 (12.30%) Linux
4 29 (9.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (6.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (6.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (4.42%) CentOS
7 13 (4.10%) Unix
8 11 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.89%) SUSE
9 6 (1.89%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.95%) Android
10 3 (0.95%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.95%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.63%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.32%) AIX
12 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.32%) Solaris
12 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (24.92%) ITIL
2 49 (15.46%) Network Management
2 49 (15.46%) Network Monitoring
3 34 (10.73%) Change Management
4 31 (9.78%) Service Management
5 25 (7.89%) Network Architecture
6 24 (7.57%) Network Design
7 20 (6.31%) High Availability
8 18 (5.68%) DevOps
8 18 (5.68%) Service Delivery
9 17 (5.36%) Open Source
10 16 (5.05%) Configuration Management
10 16 (5.05%) Information Security
10 16 (5.05%) Patch Management
10 16 (5.05%) Problem Management
10 16 (5.05%) Project Management
10 16 (5.05%) SIEM
11 15 (4.73%) Cybersecurity
11 15 (4.73%) Kalman Filter
11 15 (4.73%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 39 (12.30%) PowerShell
2 38 (11.99%) SQL
3 7 (2.21%) Bash Shell
3 7 (2.21%) VBScript
4 5 (1.58%) C
5 4 (1.26%) Perl
5 4 (1.26%) PHP
5 4 (1.26%) Python
6 3 (0.95%) C++
6 3 (0.95%) VB
7 2 (0.63%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.32%) C-shell
8 1 (0.32%) Java
8 1 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 89 (28.08%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (20.19%) CCNP
3 49 (15.46%) Security Cleared
4 35 (11.04%) CCNA
5 34 (10.73%) SC Cleared
6 23 (7.26%) CCIE
7 22 (6.94%) Degree
8 20 (6.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (5.99%) MCSE
10 12 (3.79%) DV Cleared
11 10 (3.15%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (2.21%) MCSA
13 6 (1.89%) CISSP
13 6 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
14 5 (1.58%) JNCIA
14 5 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 4 (1.26%) CISMP
15 4 (1.26%) JNCIP
15 4 (1.26%) JNCIS
15 4 (1.26%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.94%) SLA
2 12 (3.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.89%) GDPR
4 5 (1.58%) COBIT
4 5 (1.58%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.95%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.32%) PMO
7 1 (0.32%) QA
System Software
1 80 (25.24%) Active Directory
2 35 (11.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (9.78%) Hyper-V
4 26 (8.20%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (2.21%) Samba
6 6 (1.89%) VMware Server
6 6 (1.89%) vSphere
6 6 (1.89%) XenApp
7 5 (1.58%) NFS
7 5 (1.58%) ProxySG
7 5 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.26%) Squid
8 4 (1.26%) Terminal Services
8 4 (1.26%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (1.26%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.95%) DFS Replication
9 3 (0.95%) Firmware
9 3 (0.95%) UAG
10 2 (0.63%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.63%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 65 (20.50%) SCOM
2 51 (16.09%) SCCM
3 23 (7.26%) SolarWinds Orion
4 22 (6.94%) Cisco Prime
5 19 (5.99%) Nagios
6 18 (5.68%) Cacti
7 16 (5.05%) SCSM
8 11 (3.47%) WMI
9 8 (2.52%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (2.52%) QRadar
10 7 (2.21%) OpenView
10 7 (2.21%) SCVMM
10 7 (2.21%) WSUS
11 6 (1.89%) FortiGate
11 6 (1.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 6 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (1.58%) Backup Exec
12 5 (1.58%) HP Data Protector
13 4 (1.26%) McAfee ePO
13 4 (1.26%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 193 (60.88%) Cisco
2 83 (26.18%) CheckPoint
3 69 (21.77%) VMware
4 65 (20.50%) Microsoft
5 58 (18.30%) HP
6 56 (17.67%) Juniper
7 54 (17.03%) F5
8 52 (16.40%) Citrix
9 45 (14.20%) Palo Alto
10 25 (7.89%) Riverbed
11 24 (7.57%) NetApp
12 23 (7.26%) Splunk
13 17 (5.36%) Blue Coat
14 16 (5.05%) Fortinet
15 15 (4.73%) Aruba
15 15 (4.73%) Avaya
15 15 (4.73%) Red Hat
15 15 (4.73%) SAP
16 14 (4.42%) IBM
16 14 (4.42%) Sophos