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 31 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 353 359 403
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +44
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 66 63 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.27% 0.26% 0.092%
As % of the Vendors category 0.64% 0.58% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 34 13
Average daily rate
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£425 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £130 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £448 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £341
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £45.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-12.22% +164.70%
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
10351 10919 11478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 43.00% 45.54% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6826 6843 7371
Average daily rate £425 £425 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 233 261
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.46 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £33.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 31 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 31 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 -6 8 £425 +11.84% 6
Hammersmith - 3 £400 -
Bromley - 1 £245 -
Ilford - 1 £190 -
Docklands, London - 1 £435 -
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 118 (74.21%) Cisco
2 94 (59.12%) Firewall
3 89 (55.97%) Cisco ASA
4 82 (51.57%) Wireless
5 78 (49.06%) BGP
6 75 (47.17%) MPLS
7 74 (46.54%) VPN
8 65 (40.88%) WAN
9 63 (39.62%) OSPF
10 60 (37.74%) Network Security
11 56 (35.22%) Cisco Certification
12 54 (33.96%) Windows
13 52 (32.70%) IPsec
14 50 (31.45%) ITIL
15 49 (30.82%) CCNP
15 49 (30.82%) EIGRP
15 49 (30.82%) VLAN
16 47 (29.56%) DNS
16 47 (29.56%) LAN
17 46 (28.93%) F5
18 45 (28.30%) VoIP
18 45 (28.30%) Data Centre
19 44 (27.67%) CheckPoint
19 44 (27.67%) Network Management
20 43 (27.04%) Infoblox
20 43 (27.04%) Finance
21 40 (25.16%) Juniper
21 40 (25.16%) TCP/IP
22 39 (24.53%) Aruba
23 38 (23.90%) VMware

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 13 (8.18%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.66%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (5.03%) IIS
4 5 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (3.14%) WorkSite
4 5 (3.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.63%) Lync
6 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 13 (8.18%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.89%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.26%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 94 (59.12%) Firewall
2 89 (55.97%) Cisco ASA
3 82 (51.57%) Wireless
4 78 (49.06%) BGP
5 75 (47.17%) MPLS
6 74 (46.54%) VPN
7 65 (40.88%) WAN
8 63 (39.62%) OSPF
9 60 (37.74%) Network Security
10 52 (32.70%) IPsec
11 49 (30.82%) EIGRP
11 49 (30.82%) VLAN
12 47 (29.56%) LAN
12 47 (29.56%) DNS
13 45 (28.30%) VoIP
14 40 (25.16%) TCP/IP
15 36 (22.64%) Spanning Tree
16 35 (22.01%) TACACS
17 32 (20.13%) Cisco Nexus
18 30 (18.87%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.92%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.40%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (3.77%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.89%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (1.89%) DTS
4 3 (1.89%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.77%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.14%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.63%) GCC
General
1 43 (27.04%) Finance
2 20 (12.58%) Multimedia
3 13 (8.18%) Law
4 10 (6.29%) Legal
5 4 (2.52%) Banking
6 3 (1.89%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.26%) Front Office
7 2 (1.26%) Back Office
7 2 (1.26%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.26%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.63%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 93 (58.49%) Network Engineer
2 17 (10.69%) Security Engineer
3 16 (10.06%) Network Security Engineer
3 16 (10.06%) Senior Network Engineer
4 12 (7.55%) Analyst
5 9 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (4.40%) Support Engineer
7 6 (3.77%) Voice Engineer
8 5 (3.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 5 (3.14%) Cisco Engineer
8 5 (3.14%) Server Engineer
9 4 (2.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (2.52%) Administrator
9 4 (2.52%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (2.52%) Automation Specialist
9 4 (2.52%) Windows Server Engineer
9 4 (2.52%) Cisco Voice Engineer
9 4 (2.52%) Monitoring Engineer
10 3 (1.89%) Voice Network Engineer
10 3 (1.89%) Monitoring Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.58%) 802.1X
2 7 (4.40%) XMPP
3 5 (3.14%) Software Packaging
4 4 (2.52%) Middleware
5 2 (1.26%) OLE
5 2 (1.26%) OLE DB
5 2 (1.26%) XML
6 1 (0.63%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 45 (28.30%) Data Centre
2 21 (13.21%) PKI
3 19 (11.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 8 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.77%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (3.77%) NHS
6 3 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.89%) Replication
6 3 (1.89%) CMDB
6 3 (1.89%) Mobile Computing
7 2 (1.26%) HP Storage
7 2 (1.26%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.26%) HP StoreVirtual
7 2 (1.26%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.26%) Life Science
8 1 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.63%) Statistics
8 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 54 (33.96%) Windows
2 25 (15.72%) Linux
3 15 (9.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (8.81%) UNIX
5 4 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.89%) FreeBSD
6 3 (1.89%) AIX
7 2 (1.26%) Windows Vista
7 2 (1.26%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (31.45%) ITIL
2 44 (27.67%) Network Management
3 34 (21.38%) Load Balancing
4 20 (12.58%) Network Monitoring
5 19 (11.95%) DDoS Mitigation
6 15 (9.43%) Capacity Planning
6 15 (9.43%) Change Management
7 13 (8.18%) Project Management
7 13 (8.18%) WAN Optimisation
7 13 (8.18%) Kalman Filter
8 10 (6.29%) Service Management
8 10 (6.29%) Scrum
8 10 (6.29%) E-Commerce
8 10 (6.29%) Network Design
8 10 (6.29%) Kanban
9 7 (4.40%) Information Security
9 7 (4.40%) Service Delivery
10 5 (3.14%) Business Continuity
10 5 (3.14%) Change Control
10 5 (3.14%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (13.21%) SQL
2 20 (12.58%) PowerShell
3 12 (7.55%) VB
4 8 (5.03%) T-SQL
5 6 (3.77%) Python
5 6 (3.77%) Bash Shell
6 5 (3.14%) VBA
6 5 (3.14%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.89%) Java
8 2 (1.26%) VBScript
8 2 (1.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 56 (35.22%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (30.82%) CCNP
3 21 (13.21%) Degree
4 14 (8.81%) CCNA
5 8 (5.03%) Security Cleared
6 6 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (3.14%) MCSE
8 4 (2.52%) CCIE
8 4 (2.52%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.89%) RHCE
9 3 (1.89%) RHCSA
10 2 (1.26%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.63%) CCSA
11 1 (0.63%) CCSE
11 1 (0.63%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.63%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.63%) MCITP
11 1 (0.63%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (13.21%) SLA
2 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 29 (18.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (9.43%) Active Directory
3 8 (5.03%) XenApp
4 6 (3.77%) DFS Replication
5 5 (3.14%) ISA Server
6 3 (1.89%) vSphere
7 2 (1.26%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.26%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.26%) ProxySG
7 2 (1.26%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.63%) Firmware
8 1 (0.63%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (14.47%) Cisco CUCM
2 18 (11.32%) RANCID
3 12 (7.55%) OpenView
3 12 (7.55%) CiscoWorks
3 12 (7.55%) SCCM
4 10 (6.29%) SolarWinds Orion
4 10 (6.29%) AirWatch
5 6 (3.77%) Puppet
5 6 (3.77%) SCOM
5 6 (3.77%) Nagios
5 6 (3.77%) OPNET
6 5 (3.14%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (2.52%) FortiGate
7 4 (2.52%) Cisco UCCE
7 4 (2.52%) HP SIM
8 3 (1.89%) Cobbler
8 3 (1.89%) WMI
8 3 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.89%) Ansible
9 2 (1.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 118 (74.21%) Cisco
2 46 (28.93%) F5
3 44 (27.67%) CheckPoint
4 43 (27.04%) Infoblox
5 40 (25.16%) Juniper
6 39 (24.53%) Aruba
7 38 (23.90%) VMware
8 37 (23.27%) HP
9 36 (22.64%) Citrix
10 26 (16.35%) Microsoft
11 25 (15.72%) Riverbed
12 19 (11.95%) NetApp
13 15 (9.43%) Blue Coat
13 15 (9.43%) Websense
14 10 (6.29%) Nortel
15 7 (4.40%) Red Hat
15 7 (4.40%) McAfee
16 5 (3.14%) TippingPoint
16 5 (3.14%) Polycom
16 5 (3.14%) Nokia
London
Cititec
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £21 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Spinnaker Red
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago