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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 175 197 186
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -11
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 14 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.27% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.64% 0.31% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 4
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £351 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £435 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.59% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £27.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-14.54% -5.98%
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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
2180 2615 2563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.46% 43.10% 43.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1608 1794 1820
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 55 61
Average hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.57% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £14.50 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £32.31 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 17 (58.62%) Cisco
2 13 (44.83%) Cisco ASA
2 13 (44.83%) Cisco Nexus
3 12 (41.38%) Wireless
4 11 (37.93%) Firewall
5 10 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (34.48%) CheckPoint
6 9 (31.03%) WAN
6 9 (31.03%) ITIL
6 9 (31.03%) LAN
6 9 (31.03%) Network Monitoring
7 8 (27.59%) F5
7 8 (27.59%) Windows
7 8 (27.59%) CCNA
7 8 (27.59%) VLAN
7 8 (27.59%) Load Balancing
8 7 (24.14%) Finance
8 7 (24.14%) DNS
8 7 (24.14%) DHCP
8 7 (24.14%) VoIP
8 7 (24.14%) OSPF
8 7 (24.14%) CCNP
8 7 (24.14%) Riverbed
9 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (20.69%) Citrix
9 6 (20.69%) VPN
9 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
9 6 (20.69%) VMware
10 5 (17.24%) Wireshark
10 5 (17.24%) MPLS

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (13.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Office
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
1 3 (10.34%) MS Visio
1 3 (10.34%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (44.83%) Cisco ASA
1 13 (44.83%) Cisco Nexus
2 12 (41.38%) Wireless
3 11 (37.93%) Firewall
4 9 (31.03%) LAN
4 9 (31.03%) WAN
5 8 (27.59%) VLAN
6 7 (24.14%) OSPF
6 7 (24.14%) DHCP
6 7 (24.14%) VoIP
6 7 (24.14%) DNS
7 6 (20.69%) VPN
8 5 (17.24%) MPLS
8 5 (17.24%) Wireshark
9 4 (13.79%) Network Security
9 4 (13.79%) Unified Communications
9 4 (13.79%) SSL
10 3 (10.34%) SAN
10 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
10 3 (10.34%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Law
3 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Network Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Security Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Voice Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Communications Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Security Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Server Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Network Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) XMPP
2 1 (3.45%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.45%) Web Services
2 1 (3.45%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Blackberry
1 4 (13.79%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Handset
3 1 (3.45%) Replication
3 1 (3.45%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Windows
2 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) ITIL
1 9 (31.03%) Network Monitoring
2 8 (27.59%) Load Balancing
3 5 (17.24%) Project Management
4 4 (13.79%) Service Management
5 3 (10.34%) Network Management
5 3 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.90%) WAN Optimisation
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (6.90%) Migration
6 2 (6.90%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.45%) Network Design
7 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (3.45%) SIEM
7 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (3.45%) DevOps
7 1 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (3.45%) Software Deployment
7 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (27.59%) CCNA
3 7 (24.14%) CCNP
4 2 (6.90%) MCITP
4 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.45%) CCSE
5 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (3.45%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.34%) DFS Replication
4 2 (6.90%) XenApp
4 2 (6.90%) ProxySG
4 2 (6.90%) VMware Server
5 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.45%) Firmware
5 1 (3.45%) ISA Server
5 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) OPNET
1 4 (13.79%) Cisco UCCE
1 4 (13.79%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (10.34%) SCOM
2 3 (10.34%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (3.45%) Control-M
3 1 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.45%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.45%) SCCM
3 1 (3.45%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (3.45%) HP SIM
3 1 (3.45%) Puppet
3 1 (3.45%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.45%) OpenView
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) Cisco
2 10 (34.48%) CheckPoint
3 8 (27.59%) F5
4 7 (24.14%) Riverbed
5 6 (20.69%) VMware
5 6 (20.69%) Citrix
6 4 (13.79%) Juniper
6 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
6 4 (13.79%) HP
6 4 (13.79%) Infoblox
6 4 (13.79%) Aruba
7 3 (10.34%) BT
7 3 (10.34%) Tufin
7 3 (10.34%) Blue Coat
8 2 (6.90%) Mitel
8 2 (6.90%) NetApp
8 2 (6.90%) Remedy
9 1 (3.45%) Symantec
9 1 (3.45%) Fortinet
9 1 (3.45%) Nortel
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