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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolarWinds over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 188 190 213
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +23
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 9 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.19% 0.069%
As % of the Vendors category 0.38% 0.41% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 1
Average daily rate
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£425 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +8.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £341
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £45.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +164.70%
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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
2371 2685 3294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.01% 45.52% 45.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1766 1856 2270
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 55 94
Average hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.47 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.15 £34.50 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.73%

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015, 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 16 (64.00%) Cisco
2 10 (40.00%) Firewall
2 10 (40.00%) Finance
3 9 (36.00%) WAN
3 9 (36.00%) ITIL
3 9 (36.00%) OSPF
3 9 (36.00%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (32.00%) Network Monitoring
4 8 (32.00%) CheckPoint
4 8 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (32.00%) Windows
4 8 (32.00%) Wireless
4 8 (32.00%) MPLS
5 7 (28.00%) LAN
5 7 (28.00%) CCNP
5 7 (28.00%) BGP
6 6 (24.00%) HP
6 6 (24.00%) DHCP
6 6 (24.00%) DNS
6 6 (24.00%) VMware
6 6 (24.00%) F5
6 6 (24.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (24.00%) Aruba
7 5 (20.00%) Riverbed
7 5 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (20.00%) Data Centre
7 5 (20.00%) Websense
7 5 (20.00%) VLAN
7 5 (20.00%) VPN

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.00%) IIS
3 1 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (4.00%) WorkSite
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (40.00%) Firewall
2 9 (36.00%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (36.00%) WAN
2 9 (36.00%) OSPF
3 8 (32.00%) MPLS
3 8 (32.00%) Wireless
4 7 (28.00%) BGP
4 7 (28.00%) LAN
5 6 (24.00%) DHCP
5 6 (24.00%) DNS
5 6 (24.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (20.00%) VLAN
6 5 (20.00%) VPN
7 4 (16.00%) SAN
7 4 (16.00%) HSRP
8 3 (12.00%) Wireshark
8 3 (12.00%) Network Security
8 3 (12.00%) EIGRP
8 3 (12.00%) VRRP
8 3 (12.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.00%) DTS
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) InstallShield
General
1 10 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Law
2 2 (8.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Voice Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Security Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.00%) DBA
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Voice Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Web Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Data Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Communications Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) XMPP
2 1 (4.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (4.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.00%) Replication
3 1 (4.00%) Statistics
3 1 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.00%) HP Storage
3 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.00%) Linux
3 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
5 1 (4.00%) AIX
5 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) ITIL
2 8 (32.00%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (16.00%) Change Management
4 3 (12.00%) Project Management
4 3 (12.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (12.00%) Network Management
5 2 (8.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (8.00%) Database Tuning
5 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.00%) Migration
6 1 (4.00%) Network Design
6 1 (4.00%) Data Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.00%) Capacity Management
6 1 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (8.00%) Python
3 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) VB
4 1 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (28.00%) CCNP
3 5 (20.00%) CCNA
4 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (8.00%) RHCE
5 2 (8.00%) MCSE
5 2 (8.00%) RHCSA
6 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (4.00%) Degree
6 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
6 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) ISA Server
3 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.00%) XenApp
3 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (12.00%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (12.00%) OPNET
3 2 (8.00%) SCOM
3 2 (8.00%) OpenView
3 2 (8.00%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (8.00%) Nagios
3 2 (8.00%) Puppet
3 2 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (8.00%) Ansible
3 2 (8.00%) AirWatch
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (4.00%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (4.00%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (4.00%) Backup Exec
4 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) Cisco
2 8 (32.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (24.00%) HP
3 6 (24.00%) VMware
3 6 (24.00%) Aruba
3 6 (24.00%) F5
4 5 (20.00%) Riverbed
4 5 (20.00%) Websense
5 4 (16.00%) Citrix
6 3 (12.00%) Juniper
6 3 (12.00%) NetApp
6 3 (12.00%) Red Hat
7 2 (8.00%) BT
7 2 (8.00%) McAfee
7 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (8.00%) Nortel
7 2 (8.00%) Cognos
7 2 (8.00%) Infoblox
7 2 (8.00%) Tufin
7 2 (8.00%) ServiceNow
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Rate: £500 per day
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