Period
to 23 November 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 November 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 554 595 585
Rank change year-on-year +41 -10 +10
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 347 307 325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.29% 0.29%
As % of the Vendors category 0.79% 0.64% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 193 184
UK median daily rate £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.39% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £191 £226 £268
90th Percentile £513 £538 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £338
% change year-on-year -2.78% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 18
UK median hourly rate £33.75 £21.75 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.17% -44.94% -12.22%
10th Percentile £13.63 £13.05 £19.58
90th Percentile £53.00 £55.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% -54.43% -12.22%

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 43948 47741 49215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.62% 45.35% 43.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 27314 29152 29013
UK median daily rate £433 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.98% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £235 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1468 1711 2098
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.65 £10.25 £10.13
90th Percentile £45.30 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -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 November 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 November 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 November 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 +41 325 £363 -9.38% 33
UK excluding London +50 187 £350 -2.78% 24
London +9 159 £363 -19.35% 13
South East +22 76 £360 -6.49% 4
Midlands -1 33 £400 +12.28% 8
North of England +67 24 £369 +47.50% 4
West Midlands +12 23 £404 +0.94% 5
South West +9 21 £370 +2.78% 3
North West +30 17 £369 +22.92% 4
Scotland +1 13 £313 -3.85%
East of England -22 12 £300 -11.76% 1
East Midlands -12 10 £223 -24.26% 3
Yorkshire +24 6 £369 +375.81%
Wales - 6 £350 - 4
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
North East +57 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 (55.62%) Cisco
2 183 (52.74%) Firewall
3 138 (39.77%) Windows
4 119 (34.29%) LAN
5 108 (31.12%) WAN
6 95 (27.38%) VMware
7 94 (27.09%) Active Directory
8 93 (26.80%) ITIL
9 85 (24.50%) Cisco Certification
10 82 (23.63%) Microsoft
11 79 (22.77%) SCOM
12 77 (22.19%) CheckPoint
13 75 (21.61%) DNS
14 72 (20.75%) Windows Server
15 67 (19.31%) HP
16 65 (18.73%) SCCM
17 62 (17.87%) VPN
18 61 (17.58%) Data Centre
19 60 (17.29%) CCNP
20 59 (17.00%) PowerShell
20 59 (17.00%) Network Security
21 58 (16.71%) Linux
21 58 (16.71%) Network Monitoring
22 57 (16.43%) Citrix
22 57 (16.43%) Cisco ASA
23 56 (16.14%) Security Cleared
24 55 (15.85%) Network Management
24 55 (15.85%) DHCP
25 54 (15.56%) Juniper
26 52 (14.99%) TCP/IP

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 18 (5.19%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (4.03%) IIS
2 14 (4.03%) MS Exchange
3 11 (3.17%) Skype for Business
4 9 (2.59%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.31%) SAS
6 7 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (1.15%) Drupal
7 4 (1.15%) WordPress
8 3 (0.86%) Apache
8 3 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.86%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.58%) Confluence
9 2 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.29%) CMS
10 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 25 (7.20%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (6.92%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.15%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.58%) Maximo
2 2 (0.58%) RMDS
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 45 (12.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (12.68%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (4.03%) Office 365
4 10 (2.88%) IaaS
5 7 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.15%) SaaS
7 3 (0.86%) Akamai
7 3 (0.86%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.86%) G Suite
7 3 (0.86%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.86%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.29%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 183 (52.74%) Firewall
2 119 (34.29%) LAN
3 108 (31.12%) WAN
4 75 (21.61%) DNS
5 62 (17.87%) VPN
6 59 (17.00%) Network Security
7 57 (16.43%) Cisco ASA
8 55 (15.85%) DHCP
9 52 (14.99%) TCP/IP
10 45 (12.97%) OSPF
10 45 (12.97%) SAN
10 45 (12.97%) VoIP
11 41 (11.82%) BGP
12 40 (11.53%) MPLS
13 37 (10.66%) Cisco Nexus
14 35 (10.09%) Wireless
15 34 (9.80%) VLAN
16 28 (8.07%) EIGRP
16 28 (8.07%) WLAN
17 27 (7.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.65%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.88%) MySQL
3 8 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.44%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.15%) MariaDB
6 3 (0.86%) DB2
6 3 (0.86%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.86%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.58%) Big Data
7 2 (0.58%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.29%) Informix
8 1 (0.29%) Sisense
8 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.31%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (0.86%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 3 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.58%) JIRA
4 1 (0.29%) GitLab
4 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 31 (8.93%) Finance
2 17 (4.90%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.46%) Banking
4 9 (2.59%) Law
5 4 (1.15%) Billing
5 4 (1.15%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.58%) Electronics
6 2 (0.58%) Legal
6 2 (0.58%) Marketing
6 2 (0.58%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.58%) Publishing
7 1 (0.29%) French Language
7 1 (0.29%) German Language
7 1 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 116 (33.43%) Network Engineer
2 36 (10.37%) Architect
3 32 (9.22%) Cisco Engineer
4 25 (7.20%) Administrator
4 25 (7.20%) Analyst
4 25 (7.20%) Security Engineer
5 23 (6.63%) Support Engineer
5 23 (6.63%) Windows Engineer
6 21 (6.05%) Consultant
7 20 (5.76%) Operations Engineer
8 19 (5.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 17 (4.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 17 (4.90%) Network Security Engineer
10 16 (4.61%) Desktop Support
11 13 (3.75%) Network Support
12 12 (3.46%) Desktop Administrator
12 12 (3.46%) Desktop Support Administrator
12 12 (3.46%) Linux Engineer
12 12 (3.46%) Senior Network Engineer
12 12 (3.46%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.90%) 802.1X
2 15 (4.32%) Web Services
3 5 (1.44%) .NET
4 4 (1.15%) LAMP
5 2 (0.58%) Rendezvous
5 2 (0.58%) Sensu
5 2 (0.58%) SOAP
5 2 (0.58%) XML
6 1 (0.29%) JSON
6 1 (0.29%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.29%) Mason
6 1 (0.29%) Middleware
6 1 (0.29%) REST
6 1 (0.29%) RESTful
6 1 (0.29%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 61 (17.58%) Data Centre
2 21 (6.05%) Clustering
3 19 (5.48%) PKI
3 19 (5.48%) Replication
4 15 (4.32%) Public Cloud
5 11 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.17%) CMDB
6 9 (2.59%) Virtual Team
7 8 (2.31%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.44%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.44%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.15%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.15%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.15%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.15%) NHS
10 3 (0.86%) BYOD
10 3 (0.86%) Reference Data
10 3 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 138 (39.77%) Windows
2 72 (20.75%) Windows Server
3 58 (16.71%) Linux
4 50 (14.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (8.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (7.78%) CentOS
7 26 (7.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (6.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (5.19%) Unix
10 5 (1.44%) SUSE
10 5 (1.44%) Windows 10
10 5 (1.44%) Windows 7
11 4 (1.15%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.86%) Android
13 2 (0.58%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.29%) AIX
14 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.29%) Solaris
14 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (26.80%) ITIL
2 58 (16.71%) Network Monitoring
3 55 (15.85%) Network Management
4 36 (10.37%) Change Management
4 36 (10.37%) Service Management
5 28 (8.07%) Open Source
6 25 (7.20%) DevOps
7 24 (6.92%) Service Delivery
8 23 (6.63%) Network Design
9 22 (6.34%) Network Architecture
10 20 (5.76%) Patch Management
10 20 (5.76%) Problem Management
10 20 (5.76%) Project Management
11 18 (5.19%) Configuration Management
11 18 (5.19%) Migration
12 17 (4.90%) Cybersecurity
12 17 (4.90%) Kalman Filter
12 17 (4.90%) Web Filtering
13 16 (4.61%) Information Security
13 16 (4.61%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 59 (17.00%) PowerShell
2 50 (14.41%) SQL
3 17 (4.90%) Bash Shell
4 9 (2.59%) Perl
5 8 (2.31%) Python
5 8 (2.31%) VBScript
6 6 (1.73%) PHP
7 5 (1.44%) C
8 4 (1.15%) Ruby
8 4 (1.15%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.86%) C++
9 3 (0.86%) VB
10 2 (0.58%) Java
10 2 (0.58%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.29%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 85 (24.50%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (17.29%) CCNP
3 56 (16.14%) Security Cleared
4 43 (12.39%) SC Cleared
5 33 (9.51%) CCNA
6 23 (6.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (6.05%) CCIE
7 21 (6.05%) MCSE
8 20 (5.76%) Degree
9 14 (4.03%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (3.17%) DV Cleared
11 8 (2.31%) MCSA
12 7 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (1.73%) CISSP
14 5 (1.44%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
15 4 (1.15%) CCSE
15 4 (1.15%) CISA
15 4 (1.15%) CISMP
15 4 (1.15%) JNCIA
15 4 (1.15%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.49%) SLA
2 13 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.02%) GDPR
4 5 (1.44%) COBIT
5 4 (1.15%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.86%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.58%) PMO
8 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.29%) QA
System Software
1 94 (27.09%) Active Directory
2 51 (14.70%) Hyper-V
3 45 (12.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (11.24%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (3.17%) Samba
6 10 (2.88%) XenApp
7 7 (2.02%) ProxySG
7 7 (2.02%) VMware Workstation
7 7 (2.02%) vSphere
8 6 (1.73%) NFS
8 6 (1.73%) VMware Server
9 5 (1.44%) Docker
9 5 (1.44%) Terminal Services
9 5 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (1.15%) Squid
10 4 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.86%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.86%) Postfix
11 3 (0.86%) Sendmail
11 3 (0.86%) UAG
Systems Management
1 79 (22.77%) SCOM
2 65 (18.73%) SCCM
3 29 (8.36%) Nagios
4 26 (7.49%) SolarWinds Orion
5 21 (6.05%) WMI
6 19 (5.48%) SCSM
7 16 (4.61%) Cisco Prime
8 12 (3.46%) Cacti
9 11 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (2.88%) Norton AntiVirus
11 7 (2.02%) FortiGate
11 7 (2.02%) SCVMM
11 7 (2.02%) WSUS
12 6 (1.73%) Backup Exec
12 6 (1.73%) HP Data Protector
12 6 (1.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 6 (1.73%) QRadar
13 5 (1.44%) Microsoft Clustering
13 5 (1.44%) NetBackup
13 5 (1.44%) OpenView
Vendors
1 193 (55.62%) Cisco
2 95 (27.38%) VMware
3 82 (23.63%) Microsoft
4 77 (22.19%) CheckPoint
5 67 (19.31%) HP
6 57 (16.43%) Citrix
7 54 (15.56%) Juniper
8 42 (12.10%) F5
9 40 (11.53%) Palo Alto
10 36 (10.37%) Splunk
11 26 (7.49%) NetApp
12 24 (6.92%) Riverbed
13 23 (6.63%) Red Hat
14 19 (5.48%) Fortinet
15 18 (5.19%) Blue Coat
16 17 (4.90%) Avaya
17 16 (4.61%) IBM
18 15 (4.32%) Aruba
18 15 (4.32%) SAP
18 15 (4.32%) Veeam