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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolarWinds over the 3 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SolarWinds
Rank 386 322 371
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +49
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 43 99 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.44% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 0.48% 1.00% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 91 32
Median daily rate £450 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £373 £353
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +5.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-63.75% -11.11%
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
8973 9893 9906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.26% 44.47% 43.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6153 6467 6462
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 252 202
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.09 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

SolarWinds
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing SolarWinds as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the London region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +29 6 £413 +11.11% 2
Croydon - 1 £550 -
Ilford - 1 - -
Hendon - 1 £550 -
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 London region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 88 (74.58%) Cisco
2 68 (57.63%) Firewall
3 45 (38.14%) Windows
4 43 (36.44%) ITIL
5 42 (35.59%) CheckPoint
5 42 (35.59%) Wireless
6 41 (34.75%) Cisco Certification
7 40 (33.90%) Juniper
8 39 (33.05%) WAN
8 39 (33.05%) Data Centre
9 34 (28.81%) Microsoft
10 33 (27.97%) LAN
11 31 (26.27%) Cisco Nexus
12 30 (25.42%) Network Monitoring
12 30 (25.42%) VMware
13 29 (24.58%) CCNP
13 29 (24.58%) Security Cleared
14 27 (22.88%) MS Excel
15 25 (21.19%) CCNA
15 25 (21.19%) TCP/IP
15 25 (21.19%) Windows Server 2008
15 25 (21.19%) SC Cleared
16 24 (20.34%) Network Security
16 24 (20.34%) DHCP
17 23 (19.49%) Active Directory
18 22 (18.64%) DNS
18 22 (18.64%) F5
19 21 (17.80%) Windows 7
19 21 (17.80%) OSPF
20 20 (16.95%) BGP

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in 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 15 (12.71%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (7.63%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.24%) Confluence
4 5 (4.24%) Skype for Business
5 4 (3.39%) IIS
6 2 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 27 (22.88%) MS Excel
2 14 (11.86%) MS Visio
3 9 (7.63%) MS Office
4 2 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.69%) Office 365
1 2 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 68 (57.63%) Firewall
2 42 (35.59%) Wireless
3 39 (33.05%) WAN
4 33 (27.97%) LAN
5 31 (26.27%) Cisco Nexus
6 25 (21.19%) TCP/IP
7 24 (20.34%) DHCP
7 24 (20.34%) Network Security
8 22 (18.64%) DNS
9 21 (17.80%) OSPF
10 20 (16.95%) BGP
11 19 (16.10%) VPN
12 17 (14.41%) Cisco ASA
13 16 (13.56%) MPLS
14 15 (12.71%) Intrusion Detection
14 15 (12.71%) IP Telephony
15 13 (11.02%) Internet
16 12 (10.17%) SAN
16 12 (10.17%) VoIP
17 10 (8.47%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.24%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (4.24%) JIRA
2 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (16.95%) Finance
2 5 (4.24%) Retail
3 4 (3.39%) Banking
3 4 (3.39%) Front Office
4 3 (2.54%) Legal
5 2 (1.69%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.69%) Games
5 2 (1.69%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.69%) Law
6 1 (0.85%) Publishing
6 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (34.75%) Network Engineer
2 20 (16.95%) Analyst
3 17 (14.41%) Senior Network Engineer
4 14 (11.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (7.63%) Cisco Engineer
5 9 (7.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 9 (7.63%) Designer
5 9 (7.63%) Network Support
6 7 (5.93%) Infrastructure Designer
6 7 (5.93%) Network Analyst
6 7 (5.93%) Support Analyst
7 6 (5.08%) Architect
8 5 (4.24%) Network Designer
8 5 (4.24%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.24%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (4.24%) Network Support Engineer
8 5 (4.24%) Security Engineer
8 5 (4.24%) Server Engineer
8 5 (4.24%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.39%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.02%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.54%) Web Services
3 1 (0.85%) .NET
3 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.85%) JDBC
3 1 (0.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 39 (33.05%) Data Centre
2 17 (14.41%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (9.32%) Computer Science
4 9 (7.63%) EMC VNX
4 9 (7.63%) Replication
5 4 (3.39%) New Media
5 4 (3.39%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (3.39%) Wiki
6 3 (2.54%) Statistics
7 2 (1.69%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.69%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.69%) NHS
7 2 (1.69%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.85%) Derivative
8 1 (0.85%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.85%) Equities
8 1 (0.85%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.85%) Informatics
8 1 (0.85%) iPhone
8 1 (0.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 45 (38.14%) Windows
2 25 (21.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (17.80%) Windows 7
4 18 (15.25%) Windows Server
5 16 (13.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (12.71%) Windows 8
7 14 (11.86%) Linux
8 7 (5.93%) Unix
8 7 (5.93%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.54%) SUSE
11 2 (1.69%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.85%) Android
12 1 (0.85%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.85%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (36.44%) ITIL
2 30 (25.42%) Network Monitoring
3 16 (13.56%) Network Management
4 10 (8.47%) Network Architecture
5 9 (7.63%) ITIL V3
5 9 (7.63%) Time Management
6 8 (6.78%) Workflow
7 7 (5.93%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (5.93%) Change Management
7 7 (5.93%) Mentoring
7 7 (5.93%) Service Management
8 6 (5.08%) E-Commerce
8 6 (5.08%) Load Balancing
8 6 (5.08%) Project Management
9 5 (4.24%) Capacity Management
9 5 (4.24%) Configuration Management
9 5 (4.24%) Migration
9 5 (4.24%) Service Delivery
10 4 (3.39%) Problem Management
10 4 (3.39%) Proprietary Trading
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.86%) SQL
2 4 (3.39%) Java
2 4 (3.39%) Python
2 4 (3.39%) VBA
3 3 (2.54%) Bash Shell
3 3 (2.54%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.69%) Perl
4 2 (1.69%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.69%) Ruby
4 2 (1.69%) VB
5 1 (0.85%) Korn
5 1 (0.85%) PHP
5 1 (0.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (34.75%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (24.58%) CCNP
2 29 (24.58%) Security Cleared
3 25 (21.19%) CCNA
3 25 (21.19%) SC Cleared
4 18 (15.25%) Degree
5 15 (12.71%) CCIE
6 9 (7.63%) MCSE
6 9 (7.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (7.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (5.93%) MCITP
8 3 (2.54%) CCDA
8 3 (2.54%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.54%) JNCIA
8 3 (2.54%) JNCIP
8 3 (2.54%) JNCIS
9 2 (1.69%) CCDP
10 1 (0.85%) CEH
10 1 (0.85%) CISSP
10 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.78%) SLA
2 2 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 23 (19.49%) Active Directory
2 18 (15.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (9.32%) vSphere
4 9 (7.63%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 5 (4.24%) UAG
6 3 (2.54%) Firmware
6 3 (2.54%) ISA Server
6 3 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.54%) XenApp
7 2 (1.69%) DFS Replication
7 2 (1.69%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.69%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.85%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.85%) Snort
8 1 (0.85%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (14.41%) SCOM
2 14 (11.86%) Cisco Prime
3 13 (11.02%) Nagios
4 12 (10.17%) FortiGate
5 11 (9.32%) NetBackup
6 10 (8.47%) SCCM
7 7 (5.93%) Cacti
7 7 (5.93%) SolarWinds Orion
8 5 (4.24%) Backup Exec
8 5 (4.24%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (3.39%) AppManager
10 3 (2.54%) BMC PATROL
10 3 (2.54%) OPNET
10 3 (2.54%) SmokePing
11 2 (1.69%) Cisco LMS
11 2 (1.69%) Control-M
11 2 (1.69%) HP SIM
11 2 (1.69%) Puppet
11 2 (1.69%) ThinApp
12 1 (0.85%) QRadar
Vendors
1 88 (74.58%) Cisco
2 42 (35.59%) CheckPoint
3 40 (33.90%) Juniper
4 34 (28.81%) Microsoft
5 30 (25.42%) VMware
6 22 (18.64%) F5
7 19 (16.10%) Intel Security
8 18 (15.25%) Riverbed
9 16 (13.56%) HP
10 11 (9.32%) CommVault
10 11 (9.32%) EMC
11 7 (5.93%) Aruba
11 7 (5.93%) Brocade
11 7 (5.93%) Citrix
11 7 (5.93%) Palo Alto
11 7 (5.93%) Red Hat
12 6 (5.08%) Fortinet
13 5 (4.24%) 3PAR
13 5 (4.24%) Blue Coat
13 5 (4.24%) Remedy
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