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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 175 187 204
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +17
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 17 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.31% 0.23% 0.093%
As % of the Vendors category 0.74% 0.52% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 4
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£371 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £274 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £415 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +200.00%
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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
2309 2667 2893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.55% 44.61% 45.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1714 1881 2035
Average daily rate £425 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 40 105
Average hourly rate £17.98 £21.00 £23.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.38% -10.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 (66.67%) Cisco
2 16 (48.48%) Cisco ASA
3 14 (42.42%) Cisco Nexus
4 13 (39.39%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (39.39%) CheckPoint
4 13 (39.39%) Firewall
4 13 (39.39%) Finance
5 11 (33.33%) Wireless
5 11 (33.33%) OSPF
5 11 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
6 10 (30.30%) F5
6 10 (30.30%) CCNP
6 10 (30.30%) ITIL
7 9 (27.27%) MPLS
8 8 (24.24%) Citrix
8 8 (24.24%) CCNA
8 8 (24.24%) LAN
8 8 (24.24%) Load Balancing
9 7 (21.21%) WAN
9 7 (21.21%) DHCP
9 7 (21.21%) DNS
9 7 (21.21%) Windows
9 7 (21.21%) HP
9 7 (21.21%) BGP
9 7 (21.21%) Riverbed
10 6 (18.18%) Aruba
10 6 (18.18%) VPN
10 6 (18.18%) VLAN
11 5 (15.15%) VMware
11 5 (15.15%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.09%) IIS
3 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (48.48%) Cisco ASA
2 14 (42.42%) Cisco Nexus
3 13 (39.39%) Firewall
4 11 (33.33%) Wireless
4 11 (33.33%) OSPF
5 9 (27.27%) MPLS
6 8 (24.24%) LAN
7 7 (21.21%) WAN
7 7 (21.21%) DHCP
7 7 (21.21%) DNS
7 7 (21.21%) BGP
8 6 (18.18%) VPN
8 6 (18.18%) VLAN
9 5 (15.15%) Wireshark
10 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
10 4 (12.12%) SSL
10 4 (12.12%) Network Security
11 3 (9.09%) EIGRP
11 3 (9.09%) VRRP
11 3 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.06%) DTS
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (39.39%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.03%) Law
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Security Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Administrator
3 4 (12.12%) Voice Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 3 (9.09%) Communications Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Web Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Network Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) DBA
5 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.03%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Administrator
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) XMPP
2 1 (3.03%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.03%) LAMP
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.06%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.03%) Statistics
3 1 (3.03%) Replication
3 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (6.06%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Vista
3 1 (3.03%) AIX
3 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
2 10 (30.30%) ITIL
3 8 (24.24%) Load Balancing
4 5 (15.15%) Project Management
5 4 (12.12%) Network Management
6 3 (9.09%) Change Management
7 2 (6.06%) ITIL V3
7 2 (6.06%) Database Tuning
7 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.06%) Migration
7 2 (6.06%) Service Management
7 2 (6.06%) Asset Management
8 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
8 1 (3.03%) Network Design
8 1 (3.03%) Data Analysis
8 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (3.03%) E-Commerce
8 1 (3.03%) SIEM
8 1 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.03%) VB
3 1 (3.03%) C
3 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (39.39%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (30.30%) CCNP
3 8 (24.24%) CCNA
4 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) MCITP
4 1 (3.03%) CCSE
4 1 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.06%) XenApp
3 2 (6.06%) ISA Server
3 2 (6.06%) VMware ESX
3 2 (6.06%) ProxySG
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.03%) Firmware
4 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.03%) XenServer
4 1 (3.03%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (12.12%) Cisco UCCE
1 4 (12.12%) OPNET
2 3 (9.09%) SCOM
2 3 (9.09%) OpenView
2 3 (9.09%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (6.06%) AirWatch
4 1 (3.03%) SCCM
4 1 (3.03%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (3.03%) HP SIM
4 1 (3.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (66.67%) Cisco
2 13 (39.39%) CheckPoint
3 10 (30.30%) F5
4 8 (24.24%) Citrix
5 7 (21.21%) HP
5 7 (21.21%) Riverbed
6 6 (18.18%) Aruba
7 5 (15.15%) VMware
7 5 (15.15%) Juniper
7 5 (15.15%) Infoblox
8 4 (12.12%) Tufin
8 4 (12.12%) Websense
9 3 (9.09%) Blue Coat
9 3 (9.09%) BT
9 3 (9.09%) NetApp
9 3 (9.09%) ServiceNow
10 2 (6.06%) Red Gate
10 2 (6.06%) Remedy
10 2 (6.06%) McAfee
10 2 (6.06%) Microsoft