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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SolarWinds
London / City of London
Rank 141 143 180
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +37
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 10 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.34% 0.25% 0.29%
As % of the Vendors category 0.82% 0.63% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 12
Median daily rate £425 £394 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% -7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £439 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
- -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £43.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
+27.90% +84.94%

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
1225 1260 2180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 41.27% 39.92% 42.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 941 1589
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 43
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £19.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% -7.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £9.40 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £30.00 £24.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.15 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-18.33% +20.00%

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 27 February 2017.

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 February 2017, 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 15 (83.33%) Cisco
2 12 (66.67%) LAN
3 11 (61.11%) WAN
3 11 (61.11%) Firewall
4 10 (55.56%) Palo Alto
5 9 (50.00%) Network Management
6 8 (44.44%) Data Centre
6 8 (44.44%) VPN
7 7 (38.89%) ITIL
7 7 (38.89%) Citrix
7 7 (38.89%) Wireless
7 7 (38.89%) Finance
7 7 (38.89%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (33.33%) Riverbed
8 6 (33.33%) Arista
8 6 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (33.33%) CCNP
8 6 (33.33%) Project Management
9 5 (27.78%) CheckPoint
9 5 (27.78%) Blue Coat
9 5 (27.78%) F5
10 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (22.22%) Capacity Management
10 4 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (22.22%) VMware
10 4 (22.22%) Change Management
10 4 (22.22%) Juniper
10 4 (22.22%) BGP
11 3 (16.67%) OSPF
11 3 (16.67%) CCNA

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:

Communications & Networking
1 12 (66.67%) LAN
2 11 (61.11%) Firewall
2 11 (61.11%) WAN
3 8 (44.44%) VPN
4 7 (38.89%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (38.89%) Wireless
5 4 (22.22%) BGP
5 4 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
6 3 (16.67%) NetScaler
6 3 (16.67%) OSPF
6 3 (16.67%) Unified Communications
7 2 (11.11%) DHCP
7 2 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (11.11%) iSCSI
7 2 (11.11%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (11.11%) VXLAN
7 2 (11.11%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Cisco Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco Support
4 3 (16.67%) Network Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) DBA
5 2 (11.11%) IT Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) IT Support
5 2 (11.11%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Technical Support
5 2 (11.11%) Technical Support Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Voice Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Voice Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 3 (16.67%) CMDB
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Linux
1 3 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Network Management
2 7 (38.89%) ITIL
3 6 (33.33%) Project Management
4 4 (22.22%) Capacity Management
4 4 (22.22%) Change Management
5 3 (16.67%) Load Balancing
5 3 (16.67%) Process Improvement
5 3 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 2 (11.11%) High Availability
6 2 (11.11%) Investment Management
6 2 (11.11%) Migration
6 2 (11.11%) Security Hardening
6 2 (11.11%) Statistics
7 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
7 1 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (5.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) PL/SQL
1 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) Perl
2 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) CCNP
1 6 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (16.67%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (11.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (16.67%) ProxySG
3 2 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (16.67%) OPNET
2 2 (11.11%) Data Guard
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Cisco
2 10 (55.56%) Palo Alto
3 7 (38.89%) Citrix
4 6 (33.33%) Arista
4 6 (33.33%) Riverbed
5 5 (27.78%) Blue Coat
5 5 (27.78%) CheckPoint
5 5 (27.78%) F5
6 4 (22.22%) Juniper
6 4 (22.22%) VMware
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 3 (16.67%) Oracle
8 2 (11.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (11.11%) Aruba
8 2 (11.11%) FireEye
8 2 (11.11%) Fortinet
8 2 (11.11%) HP
8 2 (11.11%) TippingPoint
8 2 (11.11%) Tufin
9 1 (5.56%) Infoblox