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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds
Rank 193 222 205
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -17
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 12 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.084% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.45% 0.19% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 5
Average daily rate
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£450 - £395
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 - £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 - £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £395 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.39% +21.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £17.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+157.14% -14.63%
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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
2692 3227 3011
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.64% 45.35% 43.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1958 2256 2117
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 84 80
Average hourly rate £17.77 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.89% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.44 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £28.50 £41.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 15 (60.00%) Windows
2 12 (48.00%) Cisco
3 11 (44.00%) MS Exchange
4 10 (40.00%) VoIP
4 10 (40.00%) WAN
4 10 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (36.00%) DHCP
5 9 (36.00%) DNS
5 9 (36.00%) ITIL
5 9 (36.00%) VMware
6 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (32.00%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (32.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
7 7 (28.00%) HP
7 7 (28.00%) SAN
7 7 (28.00%) LAN
7 7 (28.00%) Finance
8 6 (24.00%) Firewall
8 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (24.00%) VPN
8 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
9 5 (20.00%) CheckPoint
9 5 (20.00%) SQL
9 5 (20.00%) SCOM
9 5 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (20.00%) IP Telephony
10 4 (16.00%) OPNET
10 4 (16.00%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 11 (44.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (12.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
5 1 (4.00%) JBoss
5 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 10 (40.00%) VoIP
1 10 (40.00%) WAN
2 9 (36.00%) DHCP
2 9 (36.00%) DNS
3 8 (32.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (28.00%) SAN
4 7 (28.00%) LAN
5 6 (24.00%) Firewall
5 6 (24.00%) VPN
6 5 (20.00%) IP Telephony
7 4 (16.00%) Cisco IPT
7 4 (16.00%) ISDN
7 4 (16.00%) WLAN
7 4 (16.00%) SNMP
7 4 (16.00%) MPLS
8 3 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (12.00%) Kerberos
8 3 (12.00%) LDAP
8 3 (12.00%) VLAN
8 3 (12.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Administrator
2 6 (24.00%) Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (20.00%) Network Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Server Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Network Support
4 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Network Administrator
4 4 (16.00%) Cisco Administrator
4 4 (16.00%) Cisco Support
4 4 (16.00%) Wintel Systems Administrator
4 4 (16.00%) Wintel Administrator
5 3 (12.00%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Server Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Network Security Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) XMPP
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (12.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.00%) PKI
3 1 (4.00%) SecurID
3 1 (4.00%) IVR
3 1 (4.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (16.00%) Linux
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (8.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (16.00%) Migration
4 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (12.00%) WAN Optimisation
4 3 (12.00%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (8.00%) Project Management
5 2 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (8.00%) Network Management
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.00%) Business Transformation
6 1 (4.00%) Capacity Management
6 1 (4.00%) SIEM
6 1 (4.00%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (16.00%) MCITP
3 4 (16.00%) CCNA
3 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (12.00%) CCNP
5 1 (4.00%) CCIE
5 1 (4.00%) CCSE
5 1 (4.00%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.00%) DFS Replication
3 3 (12.00%) VMware Server
4 1 (4.00%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) SCOM
2 4 (16.00%) OPNET
2 4 (16.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (12.00%) Nagios
3 3 (12.00%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (4.00%) Control-M
4 1 (4.00%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (4.00%) WMI
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Cisco
2 9 (36.00%) VMware
3 7 (28.00%) HP
4 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (20.00%) CheckPoint
6 4 (16.00%) Riverbed
6 4 (16.00%) Red Hat
6 4 (16.00%) F5
7 3 (12.00%) EMC
7 3 (12.00%) NetApp
7 3 (12.00%) Mitel
8 1 (4.00%) LogRhythm
8 1 (4.00%) IPFX
8 1 (4.00%) 3PAR
8 1 (4.00%) BMC
8 1 (4.00%) Nortel
8 1 (4.00%) Avaya
8 1 (4.00%) Juniper
8 1 (4.00%) Oracle
8 1 (4.00%) LANDesk
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