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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds
Rank 187 225 214
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -11
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 12 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.028% 0.077%
As % of the Vendors category 0.44% 0.060% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 4
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£413 - £395
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 - £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 - £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.22% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £22.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+102.24% -20.53%
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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
2715 3329 3360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 46.12% 46.24% 43.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1932 2307 2272
Average daily rate £425 £425 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £251
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 58 93 98
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £48.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 17 (65.38%) Cisco
2 12 (46.15%) ITIL
2 12 (46.15%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (42.31%) ITIL Certification
3 11 (42.31%) WAN
4 10 (38.46%) VPN
4 10 (38.46%) LAN
4 10 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (34.62%) VoIP
5 9 (34.62%) MS Exchange
5 9 (34.62%) Firewall
6 8 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (30.77%) MPLS
6 8 (30.77%) CCNA
6 8 (30.77%) Cisco CUCM
6 8 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (30.77%) OPNET
6 8 (30.77%) IP Telephony
7 7 (26.92%) XMPP
7 7 (26.92%) Cisco IPT
7 7 (26.92%) DNS
7 7 (26.92%) DHCP
7 7 (26.92%) HP
7 7 (26.92%) Finance
7 7 (26.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (23.08%) VMware
8 6 (23.08%) F5
9 5 (19.23%) SCOM
9 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 9 (34.62%) MS Exchange
2 8 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 11 (42.31%) WAN
2 10 (38.46%) VPN
2 10 (38.46%) LAN
2 10 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (34.62%) VoIP
3 9 (34.62%) Firewall
4 8 (30.77%) MPLS
4 8 (30.77%) IP Telephony
5 7 (26.92%) Cisco IPT
5 7 (26.92%) DNS
5 7 (26.92%) DHCP
6 5 (19.23%) SAN
7 4 (15.38%) ISDN
7 4 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (11.54%) WAAS
8 3 (11.54%) BIG-IP
8 3 (11.54%) Wireless
8 3 (11.54%) OSPF
8 3 (11.54%) BGP
8 3 (11.54%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Administrator
2 8 (30.77%) Network Support
3 7 (26.92%) Cisco Support
3 7 (26.92%) Network Administrator
4 6 (23.08%) Network Engineer
4 6 (23.08%) Cisco Administrator
5 5 (19.23%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (15.38%) Wintel Systems Administrator
6 4 (15.38%) Wintel Administrator
7 3 (11.54%) Analyst
8 2 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (7.69%) Server Engineer
8 2 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
9 1 (3.85%) UNIX Systems Engineer
9 1 (3.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 1 (3.85%) UNIX Engineer
9 1 (3.85%) Cisco Engineer
9 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) XMPP
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.85%) FMCG
1 1 (3.85%) PKI
1 1 (3.85%) SecurID
1 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (15.38%) Linux
3 4 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.69%) UNIX
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) ITIL
2 8 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (19.23%) Migration
4 3 (11.54%) Network Management
4 3 (11.54%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (7.69%) Project Management
5 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 2 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (7.69%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (3.85%) Business Transformation
6 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.85%) Waterfall
6 1 (3.85%) SIEM
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.85%) C
3 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (42.31%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (30.77%) CCNA
4 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (15.38%) CCNP
4 4 (15.38%) MCITP
5 1 (3.85%) CCSA
5 1 (3.85%) CCSE
5 1 (3.85%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Server
3 1 (3.85%) DFS Replication
3 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.85%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) Cisco CUCM
1 8 (30.77%) OPNET
2 5 (19.23%) SCOM
3 4 (15.38%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (11.54%) Nagios
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (3.85%) WMI
5 1 (3.85%) OpenView
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) Cisco
2 7 (26.92%) HP
3 6 (23.08%) VMware
3 6 (23.08%) F5
4 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
5 4 (15.38%) Red Hat
5 4 (15.38%) CheckPoint
5 4 (15.38%) Riverbed
6 3 (11.54%) EMC
7 1 (3.85%) LogRhythm
7 1 (3.85%) IPFX
7 1 (3.85%) Aruba
7 1 (3.85%) 3PAR
7 1 (3.85%) Mitel
7 1 (3.85%) LANDesk
7 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.85%) NetApp
7 1 (3.85%) Juniper
7 1 (3.85%) Oracle
7 1 (3.85%) JBoss
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