The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SolarWinds products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the 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 354 410 360
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -50
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 66 24 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.27% 0.095% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.59% 0.21% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 14 33
Average daily rate
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£350 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £376 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.22% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £29.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.90 - £29.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 - £29.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £22.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+102.24% -20.53%
SolarWinds
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
11240 11609 11761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.89% 46.19% 45.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7272 7557 7142
Average daily rate £425 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £580 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 256 334
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £48.00 £41.00
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 London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

SolarWinds Jobs Demand Trend in London

SolarWinds
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SolarWinds across the London region.

SolarWinds Daily Rate Trend in London

SolarWinds
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SolarWinds across the London region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

SolarWinds Daily Rate Histogram in London

SolarWinds
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds across the London region.

SolarWinds Hourly Rate Trend in London

SolarWinds
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SolarWinds across the London region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

SolarWinds Hourly Rate Histogram in London

SolarWinds
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the London region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +38 12 £413 - 2
Docklands, London - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 70 (54.26%) Cisco
2 66 (51.16%) Windows
3 61 (47.29%) Microsoft
4 57 (44.19%) Active Directory
5 56 (43.41%) WAN
6 53 (41.09%) Firewall
7 47 (36.43%) LAN
8 46 (35.66%) MS Exchange
9 43 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 37 (28.68%) Finance
11 36 (27.91%) VMware
12 34 (26.36%) HP
13 32 (24.81%) DNS
13 32 (24.81%) ITIL
14 30 (23.26%) DHCP
14 30 (23.26%) Cisco Certification
15 29 (22.48%) VPN
16 28 (21.71%) TCP/IP
16 28 (21.71%) VoIP
16 28 (21.71%) VMware Infrastructure
16 28 (21.71%) Windows Server 2008
17 27 (20.93%) Exchange Server 2007
18 24 (18.60%) UNIX
18 24 (18.60%) MS Excel
19 23 (17.83%) SAN
20 22 (17.05%) Exchange Server 2003
20 22 (17.05%) SCOM
21 21 (16.28%) Microsoft Certification
22 20 (15.50%) Nagios
22 20 (15.50%) MPLS

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 46 (35.66%) MS Exchange
2 43 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (20.93%) Exchange Server 2007
4 22 (17.05%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (6.20%) SharePoint
5 8 (6.20%) IIS
6 6 (4.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (3.88%) WebLogic
7 5 (3.88%) Tomcat
8 4 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (2.33%) Lync
10 2 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (18.60%) MS Excel
2 12 (9.30%) MS Office
3 3 (2.33%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (4.65%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.55%) Office 365
2 1 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 56 (43.41%) WAN
2 53 (41.09%) Firewall
3 47 (36.43%) LAN
4 32 (24.81%) DNS
5 30 (23.26%) DHCP
6 29 (22.48%) VPN
7 28 (21.71%) TCP/IP
7 28 (21.71%) VoIP
8 23 (17.83%) SAN
9 20 (15.50%) MPLS
10 18 (13.95%) Wireless
11 15 (11.63%) BGP
11 15 (11.63%) Cisco IPT
11 15 (11.63%) Cisco Nexus
12 14 (10.85%) OSPF
13 12 (9.30%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (9.30%) Cisco IOS
13 12 (9.30%) IP Telephony
14 10 (7.75%) IPsec
14 10 (7.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.88%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.88%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.78%) ProC
General
1 37 (28.68%) Finance
2 14 (10.85%) Mandarin Language
2 14 (10.85%) French Language
2 14 (10.85%) Spanish Language
2 14 (10.85%) Marketing
2 14 (10.85%) Advertising
3 12 (9.30%) Law
3 12 (9.30%) Financial Institution
4 6 (4.65%) Legal
4 6 (4.65%) Retail
5 3 (2.33%) Local Government
5 3 (2.33%) Banking
6 2 (1.55%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Games
7 1 (0.78%) Publishing
7 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (20.93%) Analyst
2 21 (16.28%) Systems Engineer
3 19 (14.73%) Network Engineer
4 18 (13.95%) Administrator
5 14 (10.85%) Network Administrator
6 12 (9.30%) Operations Analyst
7 11 (8.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 9 (6.98%) Network Support
9 8 (6.20%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (6.20%) Technical Support
9 8 (6.20%) Cisco Support
10 7 (5.43%) Network Manager
10 7 (5.43%) Network Analyst
11 6 (4.65%) Cisco Administrator
11 6 (4.65%) Server Engineer
12 5 (3.88%) Cisco Engineer
12 5 (3.88%) Performance Tester
12 5 (3.88%) Tester
12 5 (3.88%) Systems Administrator
13 4 (3.10%) Wintel Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.30%) Middleware
2 9 (6.98%) XMPP
2 9 (6.98%) Web Services
3 3 (2.33%) .NET
4 2 (1.55%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.78%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.30%) Hedge funds
2 7 (5.43%) Replication
3 6 (4.65%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.33%) Clustering
6 2 (1.55%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.55%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.55%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.55%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.55%) PKI
7 1 (0.78%) Online Games
7 1 (0.78%) FMCG
7 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.78%) CESG
7 1 (0.78%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.78%) SecurID
7 1 (0.78%) Handset
7 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 66 (51.16%) Windows
2 28 (21.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (18.60%) UNIX
4 17 (13.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (13.18%) Linux
5 13 (10.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (6.98%) Windows 7
7 8 (6.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (24.81%) ITIL
2 17 (13.18%) Network Monitoring
3 16 (12.40%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (10.08%) Load Balancing
4 13 (10.08%) WAN Optimisation
5 12 (9.30%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (7.75%) Project Management
6 10 (7.75%) Network Management
7 9 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (6.20%) Migration
8 8 (6.20%) Knowledge Management
9 7 (5.43%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (3.88%) Statistical Analysis
10 5 (3.88%) Performance Testing
10 5 (3.88%) Test Scripting
10 5 (3.88%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (3.88%) Waterfall
11 4 (3.10%) Infrastructure Management
11 4 (3.10%) Test Management
12 3 (2.33%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.63%) SQL
2 4 (3.10%) VB
2 4 (3.10%) Java
2 4 (3.10%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.33%) Perl
4 2 (1.55%) Python
5 1 (0.78%) VBScript
5 1 (0.78%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (23.26%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (16.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (13.18%) MCSE
3 17 (13.18%) Degree
4 16 (12.40%) CCNP
5 14 (10.85%) CCNA
6 12 (9.30%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (6.98%) Security Cleared
8 7 (5.43%) MCITP
9 5 (3.88%) CCVP
9 5 (3.88%) CCDP
9 5 (3.88%) CCIE
10 2 (1.55%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.78%) CCSE
11 1 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.78%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (13.18%) SLA
2 7 (5.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 57 (44.19%) Active Directory
2 28 (21.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.98%) ISA Server
4 5 (3.88%) vSphere
5 4 (3.10%) DFS Replication
5 4 (3.10%) VMware Server
6 2 (1.55%) XenApp
7 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.78%) NFS
Systems Management
1 22 (17.05%) SCOM
2 20 (15.50%) Nagios
3 16 (12.40%) Cisco CUCM
4 15 (11.63%) SolarWinds Orion
5 12 (9.30%) NetBackup
5 12 (9.30%) Control-M
6 10 (7.75%) OPNET
6 10 (7.75%) SCCM
7 7 (5.43%) FortiGate
8 5 (3.88%) Backup Exec
8 5 (3.88%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (3.10%) MOM
10 3 (2.33%) Nessus
10 3 (2.33%) AppManager
10 3 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (2.33%) CiscoWorks
11 2 (1.55%) Cisco UCCX
11 2 (1.55%) HP SIM
11 2 (1.55%) OpenView
12 1 (0.78%) WMI
Vendors
1 70 (54.26%) Cisco
2 61 (47.29%) Microsoft
3 36 (27.91%) VMware
4 34 (26.36%) HP
5 19 (14.73%) Juniper
6 16 (12.40%) F5
6 16 (12.40%) Riverbed
7 13 (10.08%) Red Hat
7 13 (10.08%) BMC
8 12 (9.30%) Altiris
8 12 (9.30%) Citrix
8 12 (9.30%) Intel
8 12 (9.30%) Veritas
9 9 (6.98%) Oracle
10 8 (6.20%) EMC
10 8 (6.20%) CheckPoint
10 8 (6.20%) Kaspersky
11 7 (5.43%) Websense
11 7 (5.43%) NetApp
11 7 (5.43%) Aruba
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