Period
to 14 November 2019

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 14 November 2019 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
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 550 585 588
Rank change year-on-year +35 +3 +26
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 270 339 321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.32% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 0.74% 0.77% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 213 212
UK median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -12.50%
10th Percentile £239 £225 £185
90th Percentile £525 £538 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 9
UK median hourly rate £48.75 £32.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.85% -6.43% +94.44%
10th Percentile £46.25 £15.00 £13.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £88.75 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £17.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year - +26.79% -12.50%

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 36,578 44,161 44,165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.43% 42.32% 42.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,951 27,382 27,415
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +2.99%
10th Percentile £238 £250 £238
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,495 1,684 1,482
UK median hourly rate £19.71 £17.50 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.63% +0.40% +5.64%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.80 £10.59
90th Percentile £51.71 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.46% +1.52% -

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 14 November 2019.

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
Top 15 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 14 November 2019. 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 +42 255 £400 +3.90% 99
UK excluding London +43 180 £400 +5.26% 80
London +50 82 £413 +7.84% 22
South East +17 71 £408 +8.67% 43
Midlands +62 51 £400 - 11
West Midlands +55 41 £400 +1.91% 9
North of England +14 23 £300 -22.58% 13
East of England +41 21 £273 -14.51% 6
Yorkshire +22 10 £306 -22.22% 2
East Midlands +22 10 £278 -34.71% 2
North West -5 9 £331 -14.52% 8
South West +13 8 £415 +11.41% 4
Scotland +26 5 £183 -51.33% 1
North East +15 4 £300 -40.00% 3
Wales +30 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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 (65.56%) Cisco
2 150 (55.56%) Firewall
3 105 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
4 99 (36.67%) WAN
5 91 (33.70%) LAN
6 87 (32.22%) VPN
7 76 (28.15%) DNS
8 75 (27.78%) Juniper
9 74 (27.41%) Wireless
10 73 (27.04%) Windows
11 71 (26.30%) CCNP
12 64 (23.70%) BGP
13 63 (23.33%) OSPF
14 61 (22.59%) Cisco ASA
15 58 (21.48%) VMware
16 51 (18.89%) MPLS
16 51 (18.89%) Linux
17 50 (18.52%) Active Directory
18 49 (18.15%) CheckPoint
19 47 (17.41%) DHCP
19 47 (17.41%) Azure
20 46 (17.04%) Cisco Nexus
20 46 (17.04%) Palo Alto
21 45 (16.67%) Change Management
22 44 (16.30%) CCNA
23 43 (15.93%) TCP/IP
24 42 (15.56%) Microsoft
25 41 (15.19%) VoIP
26 40 (14.81%) ITIL
26 40 (14.81%) Network Security

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 9 (3.33%) Skype for Business
2 6 (2.22%) IIS
2 6 (2.22%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (1.85%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.48%) FileNet
4 4 (1.48%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.11%) Confluence
5 3 (1.11%) nginx
6 2 (0.74%) Apache
6 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.74%) JBoss
6 2 (0.74%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 1 (0.37%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (3.70%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.11%) CA PPM
1 3 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 47 (17.41%) Azure
2 32 (11.85%) AWS
3 21 (7.78%) Office 365
4 8 (2.96%) GCP
4 8 (2.96%) IaaS
5 7 (2.59%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.85%) GitHub
6 5 (1.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (1.48%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (1.11%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.11%) Yammer
9 2 (0.74%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 2 (0.74%) PaaS
10 1 (0.37%) Akamai
10 1 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.37%) SaaS
10 1 (0.37%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 150 (55.56%) Firewall
2 99 (36.67%) WAN
3 91 (33.70%) LAN
4 87 (32.22%) VPN
5 76 (28.15%) DNS
6 74 (27.41%) Wireless
7 64 (23.70%) BGP
8 63 (23.33%) OSPF
9 61 (22.59%) Cisco ASA
10 51 (18.89%) MPLS
11 47 (17.41%) DHCP
12 46 (17.04%) Cisco Nexus
13 43 (15.93%) TCP/IP
14 41 (15.19%) VoIP
15 40 (14.81%) Network Security
16 39 (14.44%) VLAN
17 37 (13.70%) Ethernet
18 35 (12.96%) EIGRP
19 29 (10.74%) Wi-Fi
20 28 (10.37%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.07%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.11%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.11%) MySQL
3 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (3.33%) JIRA
2 7 (2.59%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (2.59%) Rational Quality Manager
3 6 (2.22%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.22%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (1.85%) Artifactory
5 4 (1.48%) Bitbucket
5 4 (1.48%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.11%) ClearCase
6 3 (1.11%) Gerrit
6 3 (1.11%) SonarQube
6 3 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.74%) JMeter
7 2 (0.74%) SilkPerformer
7 2 (0.74%) SilkTest
7 2 (0.74%) Subversion
7 2 (0.74%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.37%) Bazaar
8 1 (0.37%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.37%) Travis CI
General
1 35 (12.96%) Finance
2 23 (8.52%) Telecoms
3 18 (6.67%) Public Sector
4 8 (2.96%) Multimedia
5 4 (1.48%) Games
6 2 (0.74%) Back Office
6 2 (0.74%) Banking
6 2 (0.74%) Marketing
6 2 (0.74%) Retail
7 1 (0.37%) Advertising
7 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.37%) Law
7 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 114 (42.22%) Network Engineer
2 26 (9.63%) Cisco Engineer
2 26 (9.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 25 (9.26%) Administrator
4 23 (8.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 22 (8.15%) Senior Network Engineer
6 20 (7.41%) Architect
7 15 (5.56%) Network Administrator
8 11 (4.07%) Citrix Engineer
8 11 (4.07%) Support Engineer
9 9 (3.33%) Consultant
9 9 (3.33%) IT Engineer
9 9 (3.33%) Network Architect
9 9 (3.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (3.33%) Network Support
9 9 (3.33%) Security Engineer
10 8 (2.96%) Network Security Engineer
10 8 (2.96%) Systems Administrator
10 8 (2.96%) Test Engineer
10 8 (2.96%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.15%) 802.1X
2 13 (4.81%) .NET
3 9 (3.33%) JSON
3 9 (3.33%) Web Services
4 8 (2.96%) LDAP
4 8 (2.96%) YAML
5 7 (2.59%) XML
6 4 (1.48%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (1.48%) LAMP
7 3 (1.11%) Django
7 3 (1.11%) XMPP
8 1 (0.37%) CSS
8 1 (0.37%) Jinja
8 1 (0.37%) Kafka
8 1 (0.37%) Node.js
8 1 (0.37%) React
8 1 (0.37%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.07%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.33%) Clustering
4 9 (3.33%) PKI
5 8 (2.96%) CCTV
5 8 (2.96%) User Experience
6 7 (2.59%) CMDB
6 7 (2.59%) Fibre Optics
7 6 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (1.85%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.48%) Replication
10 3 (1.11%) IPTV
10 3 (1.11%) MPEG
10 3 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.74%) NHS
11 2 (0.74%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.74%) Security Operations Centre
12 1 (0.37%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 73 (27.04%) Windows
2 51 (18.89%) Linux
3 37 (13.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (10.37%) Windows Server
5 18 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (5.56%) Unix
7 13 (4.81%) Windows 10
8 11 (4.07%) CentOS
8 11 (4.07%) Windows 7
9 9 (3.33%) Solaris
10 7 (2.59%) SUSE
11 6 (2.22%) VMS
12 4 (1.48%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.11%) Check Point GAiA
13 3 (1.11%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.74%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.37%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (16.67%) Change Management
2 40 (14.81%) ITIL
3 32 (11.85%) Network Management
4 28 (10.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 27 (10.00%) Migration
6 22 (8.15%) Problem-Solving
7 19 (7.04%) Configuration Management
7 19 (7.04%) Load Balancing
8 18 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
8 18 (6.67%) Problem Management
9 16 (5.93%) Disaster Recovery
9 16 (5.93%) High Availability
10 15 (5.56%) Project Delivery
10 15 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
11 14 (5.19%) Network Design
12 13 (4.81%) Business Continuity
12 13 (4.81%) Technology Roadmap
13 12 (4.44%) Enterprise Architecture
13 12 (4.44%) Network Virtualisation
14 11 (4.07%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 39 (14.44%) Python
2 37 (13.70%) PowerShell
3 23 (8.52%) SQL
4 19 (7.04%) Perl
5 15 (5.56%) Bash Shell
6 11 (4.07%) Ruby
7 8 (2.96%) Java
8 7 (2.59%) Prolog
9 5 (1.85%) C
10 4 (1.48%) PHP
10 4 (1.48%) VBScript
11 3 (1.11%) C#
12 1 (0.37%) C++
12 1 (0.37%) Scala
Qualifications
1 105 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (26.30%) CCNP
3 44 (16.30%) CCNA
4 28 (10.37%) Security Cleared
5 25 (9.26%) CCIE
6 20 (7.41%) SC Cleared
7 19 (7.04%) JNCIP
8 15 (5.56%) Degree
9 9 (3.33%) DV Cleared
9 9 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (2.96%) JNCIA
11 7 (2.59%) CCDA
11 7 (2.59%) JNCIS
11 7 (2.59%) MCSE
12 6 (2.22%) TOGAF Certification
13 5 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (1.48%) JNCIE
14 4 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (1.11%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.96%) SLA
2 7 (2.59%) GDPR
3 6 (2.22%) PMO
4 4 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.74%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.74%) QA
6 1 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.37%) NIST
System Software
1 50 (18.52%) Active Directory
2 29 (10.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.93%) XenApp
4 14 (5.19%) Hyper-V
5 13 (4.81%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (3.70%) vSphere
7 7 (2.59%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.48%) Docker
8 4 (1.48%) VMware NSX
9 3 (1.11%) Firmware
10 2 (0.74%) iptables
10 2 (0.74%) KVM
10 2 (0.74%) NFS
10 2 (0.74%) Samba
10 2 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.74%) Xen
11 1 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.37%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 35 (12.96%) Nagios
2 33 (12.22%) Cisco Prime
3 27 (10.00%) Ansible
4 25 (9.26%) SCCM
5 12 (4.44%) FortiGate
5 12 (4.44%) SolarWinds Orion
6 9 (3.33%) Puppet
7 8 (2.96%) Backup Exec
7 8 (2.96%) Netcool
7 8 (2.96%) QRadar
8 7 (2.59%) Cacti
8 7 (2.59%) SCOM
8 7 (2.59%) TeMIP
9 5 (1.85%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (1.85%) Perfmon
9 5 (1.85%) vRealize
9 5 (1.85%) WSUS
10 4 (1.48%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (1.48%) Cisco UCCX
10 4 (1.48%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 177 (65.56%) Cisco
2 75 (27.78%) Juniper
3 58 (21.48%) VMware
4 49 (18.15%) CheckPoint
5 46 (17.04%) Palo Alto
6 42 (15.56%) Microsoft
7 35 (12.96%) Citrix
7 35 (12.96%) F5
8 29 (10.74%) Aruba
9 26 (9.63%) Riverbed
10 23 (8.52%) HP
11 21 (7.78%) Fortinet
12 16 (5.93%) Meraki
12 16 (5.93%) Symantec
13 15 (5.56%) Dell
13 15 (5.56%) Infoblox
13 15 (5.56%) Red Hat
14 14 (5.19%) Splunk
15 13 (4.81%) Sophos
16 12 (4.44%) Remedy