The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SolarWinds products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolarWinds over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SolarWinds
Rank 148 186 201
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +15
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 9 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.26% 0.27% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.65% 0.65% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 9
Median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £328 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £475 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £33.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-32.57% -26.66%
SolarWinds
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1376 2296 2765
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 39.93% 41.68% 44.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1069 1673 1952
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 55 51
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -19.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.60 £25.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

SolarWinds
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing SolarWinds as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

SolarWinds Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SolarWinds
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SolarWinds across the City of London region.

SolarWinds Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

SolarWinds
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SolarWinds across the City of London region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016.

SolarWinds Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

SolarWinds
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds across the City of London region.

SolarWinds Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 11 (73.33%) Cisco
2 10 (66.67%) Firewall
3 9 (60.00%) Finance
3 9 (60.00%) WAN
3 9 (60.00%) ITIL
4 8 (53.33%) LAN
5 7 (46.67%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (40.00%) CheckPoint
6 6 (40.00%) Wireless
6 6 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (33.33%) CCNP
7 5 (33.33%) DHCP
7 5 (33.33%) Internet
7 5 (33.33%) IP Telephony
8 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (26.67%) Riverbed
8 4 (26.67%) Network Management
8 4 (26.67%) F5
8 4 (26.67%) Change Management
8 4 (26.67%) VMware
8 4 (26.67%) DNS
8 4 (26.67%) Avaya
8 4 (26.67%) Cisco Wireless
9 3 (20.00%) Cisco ISE
9 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
9 3 (20.00%) Palo Alto
9 3 (20.00%) Nortel
9 3 (20.00%) SAN
9 3 (20.00%) WLAN

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (13.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) Firewall
2 9 (60.00%) WAN
3 8 (53.33%) LAN
4 6 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (40.00%) Wireless
5 5 (33.33%) DHCP
5 5 (33.33%) Internet
5 5 (33.33%) IP Telephony
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco Wireless
6 4 (26.67%) DNS
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (20.00%) Intranet
7 3 (20.00%) SAN
7 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (20.00%) WLAN
8 2 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (13.33%) Network Security
8 2 (13.33%) OSPF
8 2 (13.33%) VPN
General
1 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Financial Institution
2 2 (13.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Network Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Network Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Server Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Specialist
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco Specialist
6 1 (6.67%) Computer Operations Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Computer Operator
6 1 (6.67%) LAN Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Lead Network Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Network Specialist
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (20.00%) Statistics
1 3 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (13.33%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Unix
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) ITIL
2 7 (46.67%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (26.67%) Change Management
3 4 (26.67%) Network Management
4 3 (20.00%) Trend Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
5 2 (13.33%) Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
5 2 (13.33%) Service Management
6 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
6 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (6.67%) Data Security
6 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
6 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
6 1 (6.67%) Network Architecture
6 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
1 1 (6.67%) Java
1 1 (6.67%) Korn
1 1 (6.67%) Python
1 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (6.67%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (6.67%) QA
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (13.33%) DFS Replication
2 2 (13.33%) Firmware
2 2 (13.33%) UAG
3 1 (6.67%) ProxySG
3 1 (6.67%) Snort
3 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Backup Exec
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (13.33%) CiscoWorks
1 2 (13.33%) Control-M
1 2 (13.33%) NetBackup
1 2 (13.33%) SCOM
2 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
2 1 (6.67%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (26.67%) Avaya
3 4 (26.67%) F5
3 4 (26.67%) Riverbed
3 4 (26.67%) VMware
4 3 (20.00%) Nortel
4 3 (20.00%) Palo Alto
4 3 (20.00%) Tandberg
5 2 (13.33%) 3PAR
5 2 (13.33%) Blue Coat
5 2 (13.33%) Brocade
5 2 (13.33%) Citrix
5 2 (13.33%) HP
5 2 (13.33%) Juniper
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (13.33%) Veeam
5 2 (13.33%) Veritas
6 1 (6.67%) Aruba
6 1 (6.67%) Tufin