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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SolarWinds
Rank 158 150 199
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +49
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 9 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.28% 0.32% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 0.66% 0.81% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 6
Median daily rate £525 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% +10.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £300 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £425 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £14.50 £59.00
% change year-on-year
+151.72% -75.42%
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
1360 1352 2482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.73% 39.22% 43.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1004 1024 1810
Median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 18 71
Median hourly rate £27.50 £19.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.02% +9.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £25.50 £22.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

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
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 8 December 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 14 (66.67%) Cisco
1 14 (66.67%) Firewall
2 12 (57.14%) Finance
2 12 (57.14%) Wireless
3 11 (52.38%) Cisco ASA
3 11 (52.38%) Riverbed
3 11 (52.38%) Palo Alto
4 10 (47.62%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (47.62%) Blue Coat
4 10 (47.62%) Project Management
4 10 (47.62%) CheckPoint
5 9 (42.86%) Juniper
6 8 (38.10%) LAN
6 8 (38.10%) F5
7 7 (33.33%) WAAS
7 7 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 7 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 7 (33.33%) Tufin
7 7 (33.33%) Aruba
7 7 (33.33%) TippingPoint
7 7 (33.33%) BIG-IP
7 7 (33.33%) Change Management
7 7 (33.33%) DNS
7 7 (33.33%) WAN
7 7 (33.33%) DHCP
7 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 7 (33.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 7 (33.33%) FireEye
8 6 (28.57%) Data Centre
8 6 (28.57%) PCI DSS

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 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 14 (66.67%) Firewall
2 12 (57.14%) Wireless
3 11 (52.38%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (47.62%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (38.10%) LAN
6 7 (33.33%) BIG-IP
6 7 (33.33%) DHCP
6 7 (33.33%) DNS
6 7 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 7 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 7 (33.33%) WAAS
6 7 (33.33%) WAN
7 5 (23.81%) Cisco Wireless
7 5 (23.81%) VPN
7 5 (23.81%) Wireshark
8 4 (19.05%) NetScaler
9 2 (9.52%) MPLS
9 2 (9.52%) Network Security
9 2 (9.52%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
General
1 12 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Network Engineer
2 8 (38.10%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco Support
3 2 (9.52%) DBA
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix Server Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Voice Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Voice Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 3 (14.29%) CMDB
2 3 (14.29%) Statistics
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Replication
3 1 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Unix
3 1 (4.76%) Windows
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Project Management
2 7 (33.33%) Change Management
3 5 (23.81%) ITIL
4 4 (19.05%) Network Management
5 3 (14.29%) Load Balancing
5 3 (14.29%) Network Architecture
5 3 (14.29%) Process Improvement
5 3 (14.29%) Service Management
6 2 (9.52%) Capacity Management
6 2 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
6 2 (9.52%) High Availability
6 2 (9.52%) Investment Management
6 2 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (9.52%) Security Hardening
7 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (4.76%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
7 1 (4.76%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
1 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) CCNP
1 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.76%) CCIE
2 1 (4.76%) CCNA
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (28.57%) PCI DSS
2 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) ProxySG
2 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (4.76%) DFS Replication
3 1 (4.76%) Xen
3 1 (4.76%) XenApp
3 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) OPNET
2 2 (9.52%) Data Guard
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (4.76%) SCCM
3 1 (4.76%) SCOM
3 1 (4.76%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Cisco
2 11 (52.38%) Palo Alto
2 11 (52.38%) Riverbed
3 10 (47.62%) Blue Coat
3 10 (47.62%) CheckPoint
4 9 (42.86%) Juniper
5 8 (38.10%) F5
6 7 (33.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 7 (33.33%) Aruba
6 7 (33.33%) FireEye
6 7 (33.33%) TippingPoint
6 7 (33.33%) Tufin
7 5 (23.81%) Citrix
7 5 (23.81%) LogLogic
7 5 (23.81%) Radianz
8 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
8 2 (9.52%) Oracle
8 2 (9.52%) VMware
9 1 (4.76%) Forcepoint
9 1 (4.76%) Sitecore