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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 351 348 404
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +56
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 61 73 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.26% 0.31% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.59% 0.68% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 40 18
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£388 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £130 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £375 £311
% change year-on-year
-11.00% +20.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +205.08%
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
10370 10704 11245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 43.64% 44.88% 45.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6829 6695 7157
Average daily rate £425 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 222 288
Average hourly rate £18.71 £19.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.52% -9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.71 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £32.82 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 5 August 2015.

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
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 5 August 2015. 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 -5 10 £400 +8.84% 12
Bromley - 2 £260 -
Hammersmith - 2 £400 -
Ilford - 1 £190 -
Docklands, London - 1 £435 -
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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.

1 120 (78.95%) Cisco
2 95 (62.50%) Firewall
3 85 (55.92%) Cisco ASA
4 77 (50.66%) Wireless
5 74 (48.68%) BGP
6 72 (47.37%) MPLS
7 71 (46.71%) VPN
8 67 (44.08%) WAN
9 59 (38.82%) Network Security
10 58 (38.16%) OSPF
11 55 (36.18%) Cisco Certification
12 54 (35.53%) LAN
13 49 (32.24%) Windows
13 49 (32.24%) F5
14 48 (31.58%) EIGRP
14 48 (31.58%) IPsec
15 46 (30.26%) VLAN
15 46 (30.26%) CheckPoint
16 45 (29.61%) CCNP
16 45 (29.61%) DNS
17 44 (28.95%) Network Management
18 43 (28.29%) Data Centre
19 42 (27.63%) Juniper
20 40 (26.32%) ITIL
20 40 (26.32%) Infoblox
21 39 (25.66%) VoIP
22 38 (25.00%) TCP/IP
22 38 (25.00%) Finance
23 37 (24.34%) Aruba
24 35 (23.03%) Spanning Tree

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 12 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.92%) IIS
3 8 (5.26%) MS Exchange
4 7 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.66%) Lync
7 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (5.92%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.97%) MS Office
3 2 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.29%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 95 (62.50%) Firewall
2 85 (55.92%) Cisco ASA
3 77 (50.66%) Wireless
4 74 (48.68%) BGP
5 72 (47.37%) MPLS
6 71 (46.71%) VPN
7 67 (44.08%) WAN
8 59 (38.82%) Network Security
9 58 (38.16%) OSPF
10 54 (35.53%) LAN
11 48 (31.58%) IPsec
11 48 (31.58%) EIGRP
12 46 (30.26%) VLAN
13 45 (29.61%) DNS
14 39 (25.66%) VoIP
15 38 (25.00%) TCP/IP
16 35 (23.03%) Spanning Tree
17 32 (21.05%) TACACS
18 31 (20.39%) Cisco Nexus
19 27 (17.76%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.24%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.95%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.97%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.97%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.97%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (1.97%) DTS
4 3 (1.97%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.66%) GCC
General
1 38 (25.00%) Finance
2 20 (13.16%) Multimedia
3 7 (4.61%) Legal
4 6 (3.95%) Law
5 2 (1.32%) Back Office
5 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.32%) Banking
6 1 (0.66%) Retail
6 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.66%) Advertising
6 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 99 (65.13%) Network Engineer
2 21 (13.82%) Security Engineer
3 20 (13.16%) Network Security Engineer
4 16 (10.53%) Senior Network Engineer
5 8 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 8 (5.26%) Analyst
6 6 (3.95%) Voice Engineer
7 5 (3.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (3.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (3.29%) Cisco Engineer
7 5 (3.29%) Server Engineer
7 5 (3.29%) Administrator
8 4 (2.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (2.63%) Windows Server Engineer
8 4 (2.63%) Cisco Voice Engineer
9 3 (1.97%) Voice Network Engineer
9 3 (1.97%) Communications Engineer
9 3 (1.97%) Network Support Engineer
9 3 (1.97%) Network Support
9 3 (1.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.16%) 802.1X
2 7 (4.61%) XMPP
3 1 (0.66%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.66%) XML
3 1 (0.66%) Middleware
3 1 (0.66%) OLE
3 1 (0.66%) OLE DB
3 1 (0.66%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (28.29%) Data Centre
2 21 (13.82%) PKI
3 16 (10.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 6 (3.95%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.29%) NHS
6 3 (1.97%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.97%) Replication
6 3 (1.97%) CMDB
7 2 (1.32%) HP Storage
7 2 (1.32%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.66%) Statistics
8 1 (0.66%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.66%) Life Science
8 1 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.66%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.66%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 49 (32.24%) Windows
2 19 (12.50%) Linux
3 15 (9.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (8.55%) UNIX
5 12 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (6.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.97%) FreeBSD
7 3 (1.97%) AIX
8 2 (1.32%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.32%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.66%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (28.95%) Network Management
2 40 (26.32%) ITIL
3 32 (21.05%) Load Balancing
4 22 (14.47%) Network Monitoring
5 16 (10.53%) DDoS Mitigation
6 15 (9.87%) Change Management
7 14 (9.21%) Capacity Planning
8 13 (8.55%) WAN Optimisation
8 13 (8.55%) Kalman Filter
9 10 (6.58%) Network Design
10 8 (5.26%) Kanban
10 8 (5.26%) Scrum
10 8 (5.26%) Project Management
10 8 (5.26%) Service Management
10 8 (5.26%) E-Commerce
11 7 (4.61%) Service Delivery
12 6 (3.95%) Information Security
13 5 (3.29%) Incident Management
13 5 (3.29%) Network Architecture
13 5 (3.29%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 15 (9.87%) SQL
2 13 (8.55%) PowerShell
3 12 (7.89%) VB
4 3 (1.97%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.66%) VBScript
5 1 (0.66%) Python
5 1 (0.66%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 55 (36.18%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (29.61%) CCNP
3 18 (11.84%) Degree
4 16 (10.53%) CCNA
5 14 (9.21%) Security Cleared
6 10 (6.58%) SC Cleared
7 5 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.63%) CCIE
9 3 (1.97%) MCSE
10 2 (1.32%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.32%) MCITP
11 1 (0.66%) CCSA
11 1 (0.66%) CCSE
11 1 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.66%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.66%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.66%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.66%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (13.16%) SLA
2 1 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.66%) QA
System Software
1 25 (16.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (9.21%) Active Directory
3 7 (4.61%) XenApp
4 6 (3.95%) DFS Replication
5 5 (3.29%) ISA Server
6 4 (2.63%) vSphere
7 3 (1.97%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.32%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.32%) ProxySG
8 2 (1.32%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.66%) Firmware
9 1 (0.66%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.66%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (15.13%) Cisco CUCM
2 15 (9.87%) RANCID
3 12 (7.89%) OpenView
3 12 (7.89%) CiscoWorks
4 10 (6.58%) SolarWinds Orion
4 10 (6.58%) AirWatch
5 6 (3.95%) Cisco Prime
5 6 (3.95%) FortiGate
5 6 (3.95%) SCCM
5 6 (3.95%) OPNET
6 4 (2.63%) SCOM
6 4 (2.63%) Cisco UCCE
7 3 (1.97%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.97%) WMI
8 2 (1.32%) HP SIM
8 2 (1.32%) Puppet
8 2 (1.32%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (1.32%) SCOrch
8 2 (1.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.66%) SCSM
Vendors
1 120 (78.95%) Cisco
2 49 (32.24%) F5
3 46 (30.26%) CheckPoint
4 42 (27.63%) Juniper
5 40 (26.32%) Infoblox
6 37 (24.34%) Aruba
7 32 (21.05%) HP
8 31 (20.39%) Citrix
8 31 (20.39%) VMware
9 25 (16.45%) Riverbed
10 21 (13.82%) Microsoft
11 17 (11.18%) NetApp
12 15 (9.87%) Blue Coat
12 15 (9.87%) Websense
13 14 (9.21%) Nortel
14 7 (4.61%) McAfee
15 5 (3.29%) TippingPoint
15 5 (3.29%) Polycom
15 5 (3.29%) Nokia
15 5 (3.29%) Tufin
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £33 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £375 - £410 Per Day please send cv
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
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Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum + Neg
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