Period
to 23 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 539 575 560
Rank change year-on-year +36 -15 -47
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 355 274 335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.30% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 0.85% 0.68% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 196 217
UK median daily rate £350 £370 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.41% -2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £250
90th Percentile £525 £488 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £375
% change year-on-year -5.41% -1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 8
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £50.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.00% +13.64% +11.39%
10th Percentile £14.65 £24.36 £25.28
90th Percentile £43.65 £50.25 £65.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 - £43.00

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 41,865 40,362 47,313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.76% 44.08% 44.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,987 24,693 28,903
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £244
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,524 1,422 1,625
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.32% -5.70% +5.71%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.41 £10.15
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% -8.33% +5.88%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 +19 337 £350 -5.41% 92
UK excluding London +52 224 £350 -5.41% 60
South East +61 131 £350 -11.11% 12
London -65 129 £375 +4.90% 33
Midlands -19 24 £300 -20.00% 8
East of England +18 21 £355 +39.22% 7
North of England -20 21 £313 -7.41% 22
West Midlands -15 18 £300 -21.31% 1
South West -17 14 £250 -32.43% 10
Yorkshire -16 10 £313 -7.41% 7
Scotland -38 10 £400 +0.63% 1
East Midlands -6 6 £250 -11.50% 7
North West -18 6 £700 +86.67% 15
North East +6 5 £300 +9.09%
Wales -9 3 £300 +33.33%
Northern Ireland - 3 £238 -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 177 (49.86%) Cisco
2 165 (46.48%) Windows
3 143 (40.28%) VMware
4 133 (37.46%) Firewall
5 130 (36.62%) Microsoft
6 129 (36.34%) Active Directory
7 102 (28.73%) Windows Server
8 88 (24.79%) Security Cleared
9 80 (22.54%) ITIL
10 77 (21.69%) DNS
10 77 (21.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 76 (21.41%) LAN
11 76 (21.41%) VMware Infrastructure
11 76 (21.41%) SC Cleared
12 75 (21.13%) WAN
13 74 (20.85%) SCOM
14 71 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
15 64 (18.03%) SCCM
16 60 (16.90%) PowerShell
17 56 (15.77%) HP
18 54 (15.21%) Wireless
19 53 (14.93%) CCNP
19 53 (14.93%) Network Management
20 52 (14.65%) DHCP
21 51 (14.37%) Cisco ISE
22 49 (13.80%) Data Centre
22 49 (13.80%) TCP/IP
22 49 (13.80%) VPN
22 49 (13.80%) Microsoft Certification
22 49 (13.80%) Windows Server 2003

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 34 (9.58%) MS Exchange
2 24 (6.76%) Skype for Business
3 21 (5.92%) SharePoint
4 15 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (3.10%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (3.10%) IIS
6 7 (1.97%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.13%) nginx
8 3 (0.85%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.56%) CMS
9 2 (0.56%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.28%) Apache
10 1 (0.28%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.85%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 38 (10.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (5.92%) Office 365
3 18 (5.07%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.97%) IaaS
4 7 (1.97%) Mimecast
5 5 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.13%) PaaS
7 3 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.85%) Stackdriver
8 2 (0.56%) G Suite
8 2 (0.56%) GitHub
8 2 (0.56%) SaaS
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.28%) Datadog
9 1 (0.28%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 133 (37.46%) Firewall
2 77 (21.69%) DNS
3 76 (21.41%) LAN
4 75 (21.13%) WAN
5 54 (15.21%) Wireless
6 52 (14.65%) DHCP
7 51 (14.37%) Cisco ISE
8 49 (13.80%) TCP/IP
8 49 (13.80%) VPN
9 40 (11.27%) SAN
10 39 (10.99%) Cisco ASA
11 32 (9.01%) OSPF
12 31 (8.73%) MPLS
13 29 (8.17%) BGP
14 27 (7.61%) Network Security
15 26 (7.32%) SNMP
16 25 (7.04%) IPsec
17 24 (6.76%) Cisco Nexus
18 22 (6.20%) WLAN
19 21 (5.92%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (12.39%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (1.69%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (0.85%) Big Data
4 3 (0.85%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.56%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.56%) MySQL
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (2.54%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.69%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.41%) Artifactory
3 5 (1.41%) JIRA
4 3 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.56%) Hudson
5 2 (0.56%) MSI
6 1 (0.28%) LoadUI
6 1 (0.28%) Selenium
6 1 (0.28%) SoapUI
General
1 38 (10.70%) Finance
2 16 (4.51%) Retail
3 9 (2.54%) Banking
3 9 (2.54%) Telecoms
4 3 (0.85%) French Language
4 3 (0.85%) Legal
5 1 (0.28%) Law
5 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 89 (25.07%) Network Engineer
2 41 (11.55%) Analyst
3 33 (9.30%) Architect
4 32 (9.01%) Windows Engineer
5 25 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 24 (6.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 23 (6.48%) Support Engineer
8 22 (6.20%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 18 (5.07%) Systems Engineer
10 15 (4.23%) Security Engineer
11 14 (3.94%) Cisco Engineer
12 13 (3.66%) Network Security Engineer
12 13 (3.66%) Support Analyst
13 12 (3.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 10 (2.82%) Server Engineer
15 9 (2.54%) Consultant
15 9 (2.54%) Network Architect
15 9 (2.54%) Network Support
15 9 (2.54%) Project Manager
15 9 (2.54%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.76%) 802.1X
2 14 (3.94%) Web Services
3 7 (1.97%) Web Services Management
4 4 (1.13%) LDAP
5 3 (0.85%) .NET
5 3 (0.85%) Core Data
5 3 (0.85%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (0.85%) Node.js
5 3 (0.85%) REST
6 2 (0.56%) LAMP
7 1 (0.28%) COM
7 1 (0.28%) JSON
7 1 (0.28%) Middleware
7 1 (0.28%) SAML
7 1 (0.28%) Sensu
7 1 (0.28%) SOAP
7 1 (0.28%) XML
7 1 (0.28%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (13.80%) Data Centre
2 25 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.92%) Clustering
4 14 (3.94%) Computer Science
5 12 (3.38%) Private Cloud
5 12 (3.38%) Replication
6 9 (2.54%) PKI
7 8 (2.25%) CMDB
7 8 (2.25%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.97%) EMC VNX
9 6 (1.69%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.69%) Thin Client
9 6 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.13%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (0.85%) e-Health
12 2 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.56%) NHS
13 1 (0.28%) CLARiiON
13 1 (0.28%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 165 (46.48%) Windows
2 102 (28.73%) Windows Server
3 77 (21.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 49 (13.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 47 (13.24%) Linux
6 29 (8.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (4.51%) Windows 10
8 13 (3.66%) CentOS
8 13 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (3.66%) Unix
9 12 (3.38%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.13%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.85%) Check Point GAiA
11 3 (0.85%) SUSE
12 2 (0.56%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.56%) Solaris
12 2 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.28%) AIX
13 1 (0.28%) HPUX
13 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (22.54%) ITIL
2 53 (14.93%) Network Management
3 43 (12.11%) Network Monitoring
4 31 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
5 25 (7.04%) Service Management
6 23 (6.48%) Problem Management
7 22 (6.20%) Change Management
7 22 (6.20%) DevOps
8 21 (5.92%) Service Delivery
9 19 (5.35%) Migration
9 19 (5.35%) Network Design
10 15 (4.23%) Kalman Filter
11 14 (3.94%) Load Balancing
12 12 (3.38%) Open Source
13 11 (3.10%) Configuration Management
13 11 (3.10%) Project Management
13 11 (3.10%) Validation
14 10 (2.82%) Incident Management
14 10 (2.82%) Root Cause Analysis
15 9 (2.54%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 60 (16.90%) PowerShell
2 36 (10.14%) SQL
3 20 (5.63%) Shell Script
4 14 (3.94%) Perl
5 13 (3.66%) VBScript
6 12 (3.38%) Python
7 9 (2.54%) Bash Shell
8 8 (2.25%) Java
9 6 (1.69%) Ruby
9 6 (1.69%) VB
10 4 (1.13%) AWK
11 3 (0.85%) C
11 3 (0.85%) PHP
12 1 (0.28%) C#
Qualifications
1 88 (24.79%) Security Cleared
2 76 (21.41%) SC Cleared
3 71 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 53 (14.93%) CCNP
5 49 (13.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 44 (12.39%) MCSE
7 34 (9.58%) MCSA
8 30 (8.45%) CCNA
8 30 (8.45%) MCITP
8 30 (8.45%) MCP
9 29 (8.17%) Degree
10 24 (6.76%) DV Cleared
11 22 (6.20%) CCIE
12 8 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (1.69%) CCSA
14 5 (1.41%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
15 4 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
16 3 (0.85%) CCENT
16 3 (0.85%) JNCIA
17 2 (0.56%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.35%) SLA
2 9 (2.54%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.41%) QA
4 4 (1.13%) PMO
5 2 (0.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 129 (36.34%) Active Directory
2 76 (21.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (12.11%) Hyper-V
4 34 (9.58%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (5.07%) Terminal Services
6 12 (3.38%) XenApp
7 8 (2.25%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (2.25%) vSphere
8 7 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (1.69%) NFS
9 6 (1.69%) VMware Server
9 6 (1.69%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (1.41%) ProxySG
10 5 (1.41%) XenDesktop
11 4 (1.13%) Firmware
12 3 (0.85%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 3 (0.85%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.85%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.56%) Veritas File System
13 2 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 74 (20.85%) SCOM
2 64 (18.03%) SCCM
3 30 (8.45%) Nagios
4 25 (7.04%) Nessus
5 19 (5.35%) Cisco Prime
6 18 (5.07%) SolarWinds Orion
7 16 (4.51%) NetBackup
8 11 (3.10%) Backup Exec
8 11 (3.10%) Microsoft Clustering
9 10 (2.82%) Cisco CUCM
9 10 (2.82%) HP Data Protector
9 10 (2.82%) Puppet
9 10 (2.82%) WSUS
10 9 (2.54%) FortiGate
10 9 (2.54%) SCVMM
10 9 (2.54%) vCenter Server
11 8 (2.25%) Ansible
11 8 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (2.25%) SCSM
11 8 (2.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 177 (49.86%) Cisco
2 143 (40.28%) VMware
3 130 (36.62%) Microsoft
4 56 (15.77%) HP
5 45 (12.68%) Citrix
6 40 (11.27%) Juniper
7 35 (9.86%) F5
8 34 (9.58%) CheckPoint
9 32 (9.01%) Ivanti
10 29 (8.17%) Shavlik
11 28 (7.89%) Remedy
12 24 (6.76%) Palo Alto
13 21 (5.92%) EMC
14 19 (5.35%) Splunk
15 18 (5.07%) Veritas
16 17 (4.79%) Dell
16 17 (4.79%) NetApp
17 15 (4.23%) CommVault
18 14 (3.94%) Capita
18 14 (3.94%) Symantec