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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds
Rank 186 199 195
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -4
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 14 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.25% 0.13% 0.082%
As % of the Vendors category 0.57% 0.30% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 2
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£425 £325 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £270 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £364 £367
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.00 £17.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+242.02% -54.00%
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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
2459 3028 2642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.58% 44.54% 43.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1816 2172 1895
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £601 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 75 80
Average hourly rate £17.87 £19.49 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.69 £30.83 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 December 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 December 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 13 (50.00%) Windows
1 13 (50.00%) Cisco
2 11 (42.31%) Finance
3 10 (38.46%) DHCP
3 10 (38.46%) CheckPoint
4 9 (34.62%) DNS
5 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 8 (30.77%) WAN
5 8 (30.77%) VoIP
5 8 (30.77%) MS Exchange
5 8 (30.77%) VMware
5 8 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (26.92%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
7 6 (23.08%) SAN
7 6 (23.08%) LAN
7 6 (23.08%) ITIL
7 6 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (19.23%) Network Security
8 5 (19.23%) Wireless
8 5 (19.23%) SQL
8 5 (19.23%) Network Management
9 4 (15.38%) F5
9 4 (15.38%) Unified Communications
9 4 (15.38%) Linux
9 4 (15.38%) Red Hat
9 4 (15.38%) HP
9 4 (15.38%) Video Conferencing

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (30.77%) MS Exchange
1 8 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (11.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.85%) JBoss
4 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (11.54%) MS Office
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
1 3 (11.54%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 10 (38.46%) DHCP
2 9 (34.62%) DNS
3 8 (30.77%) WAN
3 8 (30.77%) VoIP
4 7 (26.92%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (23.08%) SAN
5 6 (23.08%) LAN
5 6 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (19.23%) Network Security
6 5 (19.23%) Wireless
7 4 (15.38%) Unified Communications
8 3 (11.54%) Firewall
8 3 (11.54%) WLAN
8 3 (11.54%) SNMP
9 2 (7.69%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (7.69%) VPN
9 2 (7.69%) SSL
9 2 (7.69%) Kerberos
9 2 (7.69%) LDAP
9 2 (7.69%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (42.31%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Network Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Security Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Security Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Administrator
4 3 (11.54%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Wintel Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Wintel Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Server Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Server Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (11.54%) Blackberry
3 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) PKI
4 1 (3.85%) SecurID
4 1 (3.85%) IVR
4 1 (3.85%) Handset
4 1 (3.85%) Replication
4 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (15.38%) Linux
3 4 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) ITIL
2 5 (19.23%) Network Management
3 3 (11.54%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (11.54%) Service Management
3 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (7.69%) SIEM
4 2 (7.69%) WAN Optimisation
4 2 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (7.69%) Project Management
4 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Test Management
5 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.85%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Network Design
5 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) MCITP
1 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (11.54%) CCNP
2 2 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.85%) CCSE
3 1 (3.85%) CCSA
3 1 (3.85%) MCSE
3 1 (3.85%) CCIE
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.69%) DFS Replication
3 2 (7.69%) VMware Server
4 1 (3.85%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) SCOM
1 3 (11.54%) CiscoWorks
1 3 (11.54%) Nagios
1 3 (11.54%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (3.85%) WMI
2 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.85%) Control-M
2 1 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.85%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) Cisco
2 10 (38.46%) CheckPoint
3 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 8 (30.77%) VMware
4 4 (15.38%) F5
4 4 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 4 (15.38%) HP
5 3 (11.54%) EMC
5 3 (11.54%) Citrix
5 3 (11.54%) Tufin
5 3 (11.54%) Riverbed
5 3 (11.54%) Infoblox
6 2 (7.69%) NetApp
6 2 (7.69%) Juniper
6 2 (7.69%) Mitel
7 1 (3.85%) Avaya
7 1 (3.85%) Nortel
7 1 (3.85%) BMC
7 1 (3.85%) Symantec
7 1 (3.85%) Oracle
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