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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 182 197 186
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -11
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 14 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.28% 0.19% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.63% 0.43% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 4
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£425 £363 £737
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -50.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £400 £999
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £285 £338
% change year-on-year
+35.96% -15.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -46.66%
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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
2226 2546 2422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.84% 43.05% 42.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1652 1801 1729
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 58 70
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.70 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.27% -8.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £13.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £30.83 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 (65.38%) Cisco
2 12 (46.15%) CheckPoint
3 11 (42.31%) DHCP
3 11 (42.31%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (38.46%) DNS
4 10 (38.46%) Windows
4 10 (38.46%) Finance
4 10 (38.46%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (34.62%) WAN
6 8 (30.77%) VoIP
6 8 (30.77%) Firewall
6 8 (30.77%) Wireless
6 8 (30.77%) VMware
7 7 (26.92%) MS Exchange
7 7 (26.92%) LAN
7 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
7 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
7 7 (26.92%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (26.92%) F5
8 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (23.08%) SAN
8 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (19.23%) Network Security
9 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (19.23%) OSPF
9 5 (19.23%) HP
9 5 (19.23%) ITIL
10 4 (15.38%) Linux
10 4 (15.38%) CCNP
10 4 (15.38%) BGP

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 7 (26.92%) MS Exchange
1 7 (26.92%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (11.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (11.54%) MS Visio
1 3 (11.54%) MS Office
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (42.31%) DHCP
1 11 (42.31%) Cisco Nexus
2 10 (38.46%) DNS
2 10 (38.46%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (34.62%) WAN
4 8 (30.77%) VoIP
4 8 (30.77%) Firewall
4 8 (30.77%) Wireless
5 7 (26.92%) LAN
6 6 (23.08%) SAN
7 5 (19.23%) Network Security
7 5 (19.23%) OSPF
8 4 (15.38%) BGP
8 4 (15.38%) VLAN
8 4 (15.38%) Unified Communications
9 3 (11.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (11.54%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (11.54%) WLAN
10 2 (7.69%) LDAP
10 2 (7.69%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (38.46%) 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 4 (15.38%) Analyst
2 4 (15.38%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Senior Network Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Security Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) Senior Security Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Server Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Server Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Wintel Administrator
5 1 (3.85%) IT Risk Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Wintel Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.54%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.85%) Handset
3 1 (3.85%) Replication
3 1 (3.85%) IVR
3 1 (3.85%) PKI
3 1 (3.85%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (15.38%) Linux
4 3 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) ITIL
2 4 (15.38%) Load Balancing
2 4 (15.38%) Network Management
3 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (11.54%) Service Management
3 3 (11.54%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (11.54%) Project Management
4 2 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (7.69%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (3.85%) Business Transformation
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.85%) SIEM
5 1 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (3.85%) Network Design
5 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (15.38%) CCNP
3 2 (7.69%) CCNA
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (7.69%) CCSE
3 2 (7.69%) MCITP
4 1 (3.85%) CCSA
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.85%) CCIE
4 1 (3.85%) MCSE
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.69%) VMware Server
3 2 (7.69%) DFS Replication
4 1 (3.85%) ProxySG
4 1 (3.85%) XenServer
4 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.85%) ISA Server
4 1 (3.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Nagios
1 3 (11.54%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (7.69%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (7.69%) SCOM
3 1 (3.85%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.85%) OpenView
3 1 (3.85%) Control-M
3 1 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) Cisco
2 12 (46.15%) CheckPoint
3 8 (30.77%) VMware
4 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
4 7 (26.92%) F5
5 5 (19.23%) HP
6 4 (15.38%) Juniper
6 4 (15.38%) Riverbed
6 4 (15.38%) Infoblox
7 3 (11.54%) Tufin
7 3 (11.54%) Citrix
7 3 (11.54%) Red Hat
7 3 (11.54%) EMC
8 2 (7.69%) NetApp
8 2 (7.69%) Blue Coat
8 2 (7.69%) Mitel
9 1 (3.85%) MobileIron
9 1 (3.85%) Imperva
9 1 (3.85%) IPFX
9 1 (3.85%) Fortinet
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