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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SolarWinds
Rank 157 202 188
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -14
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 9 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.26% 0.19% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.63% 0.43% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 8
Median daily rate £488 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £350 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-68.75% -11.11%
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
1426 2551 2551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 41.90% 43.08% 43.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1093 1885 1738
Median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 64 54
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.98 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.47% -10.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.60 £32.20 £34.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 13 (65.00%) Cisco
2 12 (60.00%) Firewall
2 12 (60.00%) Finance
3 11 (55.00%) ITIL
4 10 (50.00%) DHCP
4 10 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 10 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (45.00%) Wireless
5 9 (45.00%) DNS
6 8 (40.00%) TCP/IP
6 8 (40.00%) Riverbed
6 8 (40.00%) F5
7 7 (35.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (35.00%) Palo Alto
7 7 (35.00%) Juniper
7 7 (35.00%) WAN
8 6 (30.00%) LAN
8 6 (30.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 6 (30.00%) Change Management
8 6 (30.00%) TippingPoint
8 6 (30.00%) Blue Coat
8 6 (30.00%) BIG-IP
8 6 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 6 (30.00%) FireEye
8 6 (30.00%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (30.00%) Tufin
8 6 (30.00%) Aruba
8 6 (30.00%) WAAS
9 5 (25.00%) LogLogic
9 5 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

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 (10.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 12 (60.00%) Firewall
2 10 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 10 (50.00%) DHCP
3 9 (45.00%) DNS
3 9 (45.00%) Wireless
4 8 (40.00%) TCP/IP
5 7 (35.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (35.00%) WAN
6 6 (30.00%) BIG-IP
6 6 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 6 (30.00%) LAN
6 6 (30.00%) WAAS
7 5 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 5 (25.00%) Wireshark
8 4 (20.00%) IP Telephony
8 4 (20.00%) SAN
9 3 (15.00%) Internet
9 3 (15.00%) WLAN
10 2 (10.00%) Intranet
10 2 (10.00%) VPN
General
1 12 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Financial Institution
2 2 (10.00%) Legal
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Server Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Support
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Computer Operator
5 1 (5.00%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Network Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (10.00%) Hedge funds
1 2 (10.00%) Statistics
1 2 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Unix
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) ITIL
2 6 (30.00%) Change Management
2 6 (30.00%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (25.00%) Project Management
3 5 (25.00%) Service Management
4 4 (20.00%) Network Architecture
4 4 (20.00%) Network Management
5 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (10.00%) Migration
5 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (10.00%) Trend Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Capacity Management
6 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.00%) Data Security
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (5.00%) Investment Management
6 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
6 1 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (5.00%) Java
1 1 (5.00%) Korn
1 1 (5.00%) Python
1 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) CCNP
1 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.00%) CCSP
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (15.00%) SLA
3 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.00%) DFS Replication
3 2 (10.00%) Firmware
3 2 (10.00%) UAG
4 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (5.00%) Snort
4 1 (5.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.00%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (5.00%) Xen
4 1 (5.00%) XenApp
4 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCOM
2 2 (10.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (10.00%) Control-M
2 2 (10.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (5.00%) SCCM
3 1 (5.00%) SCVMM
3 1 (5.00%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Cisco
2 10 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 8 (40.00%) F5
3 8 (40.00%) Riverbed
4 7 (35.00%) Juniper
4 7 (35.00%) Palo Alto
5 6 (30.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 6 (30.00%) Aruba
5 6 (30.00%) Blue Coat
5 6 (30.00%) FireEye
5 6 (30.00%) TippingPoint
5 6 (30.00%) Tufin
6 5 (25.00%) LogLogic
6 5 (25.00%) Radianz
6 5 (25.00%) VMware
7 3 (15.00%) Avaya
7 3 (15.00%) Citrix
7 3 (15.00%) HP
7 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
8 2 (10.00%) Nortel