The first table below looks at the demand 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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolarWinds over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the City of London region.

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.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds
Rank 182 212 217
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +5
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 13 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.22% 0.098% 0.026%
As % of the Vendors category 0.50% 0.22% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £270 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £470 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+27.49% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £14.75 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+205.08% -50.42%
Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2589 3255 3379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.46% 45.80% 43.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1801 2268 2324
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £275 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 116 97
Average hourly rate £21.38 £22.38 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.46% +13.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.32 £54.00 £38.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
SolarWinds
London

SolarWinds
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing SolarWinds also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SolarWinds.

1 13 (61.90%) ITIL
1 13 (61.90%) Cisco
2 12 (57.14%) WAN
2 12 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (57.14%) ITIL Certification
3 11 (52.38%) VPN
4 10 (47.62%) CCNA
4 10 (47.62%) LAN
4 10 (47.62%) VoIP
4 10 (47.62%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (47.62%) OPNET
4 10 (47.62%) MPLS
4 10 (47.62%) Cisco CUCM
5 9 (42.86%) IP Telephony
5 9 (42.86%) XMPP
5 9 (42.86%) Cisco IPT
5 9 (42.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (42.86%) Firewall
6 7 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (33.33%) Windows
7 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
7 5 (23.81%) Migration
8 4 (19.05%) HP
8 4 (19.05%) ISDN
8 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (19.05%) SCOM
8 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (14.29%) MCITP
9 3 (14.29%) F5
9 3 (14.29%) Riverbed

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing SolarWinds also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SolarWinds. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
2 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
4 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 12 (57.14%) WAN
2 11 (52.38%) VPN
3 10 (47.62%) LAN
3 10 (47.62%) VoIP
3 10 (47.62%) MPLS
4 9 (42.86%) Firewall
4 9 (42.86%) IP Telephony
4 9 (42.86%) Cisco IPT
5 7 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (19.05%) ISDN
7 3 (14.29%) DNS
7 3 (14.29%) SNMP
8 2 (9.52%) SSL
8 2 (9.52%) SAN
8 2 (9.52%) WLAN
8 2 (9.52%) DHCP
8 2 (9.52%) WAAS
8 2 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (9.52%) BIG-IP
8 2 (9.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Administrator
2 9 (42.86%) Network Administrator
2 9 (42.86%) Network Support
3 8 (38.10%) Cisco Administrator
3 8 (38.10%) Cisco Support
4 3 (14.29%) Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Wintel Administrator
4 3 (14.29%) Wintel Systems Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Server Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Server Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Performance Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) XMPP
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
1 1 (4.76%) FMCG
1 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.76%) UNIX
4 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.76%) Linux
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) ITIL
2 10 (47.62%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (23.81%) Migration
4 2 (9.52%) Network Management
4 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (9.52%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.76%) SIEM
5 1 (4.76%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Test Management
5 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.76%) C
3 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
1 12 (57.14%) ITIL Certification
2 10 (47.62%) CCNA
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (14.29%) MCITP
4 2 (9.52%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (42.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.76%) DFS Replication
2 1 (4.76%) ISA Server
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (47.62%) OPNET
1 10 (47.62%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (19.05%) SCOM
3 3 (14.29%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (4.76%) WMI
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (4.76%) OpenView
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Cisco
2 4 (19.05%) HP
3 3 (14.29%) VMware
3 3 (14.29%) Riverbed
3 3 (14.29%) F5
4 1 (4.76%) LogRhythm
4 1 (4.76%) Aruba
4 1 (4.76%) 3PAR
4 1 (4.76%) Mitel
4 1 (4.76%) Blue Coat
4 1 (4.76%) LANDesk
4 1 (4.76%) Juniper
4 1 (4.76%) NetApp
4 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) JBoss