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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds
Rank 363 387 367
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -20
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 63 33 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.26% 0.13% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 0.57% 0.29% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 16 40
Average daily rate
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£388 £319 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.56% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £395 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.39% +21.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £17.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+157.14% -14.63%
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
11051 11496 11260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.82% 45.37% 46.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7406 7585 6983
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £595 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 230 302
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.04 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £38.73 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +21 12 £450 - 6
Croydon - - - - 3
Hayes - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 79 (56.83%) Windows
2 69 (49.64%) Cisco
3 62 (44.60%) Microsoft
3 62 (44.60%) Active Directory
4 57 (41.01%) WAN
5 56 (40.29%) Firewall
6 53 (38.13%) MS Exchange
7 49 (35.25%) Exchange Server 2010
8 46 (33.09%) VMware
9 45 (32.37%) LAN
10 41 (29.50%) HP
10 41 (29.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 40 (28.78%) Finance
12 32 (23.02%) DNS
13 31 (22.30%) VoIP
14 29 (20.86%) DHCP
14 29 (20.86%) VMware Infrastructure
15 28 (20.14%) Exchange Server 2007
15 28 (20.14%) TCP/IP
15 28 (20.14%) VPN
16 27 (19.42%) Cisco Certification
17 26 (18.71%) SAN
17 26 (18.71%) ITIL
18 24 (17.27%) Juniper
19 23 (16.55%) UNIX
19 23 (16.55%) MS Excel
19 23 (16.55%) SCOM
20 22 (15.83%) SLA
21 21 (15.11%) Microsoft Certification
21 21 (15.11%) Windows Server 2003

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 53 (38.13%) MS Exchange
2 49 (35.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (20.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 20 (14.39%) Exchange Server 2003
5 13 (9.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (5.04%) Lync
6 7 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (3.60%) WebLogic
7 5 (3.60%) JBoss
7 5 (3.60%) Tomcat
8 4 (2.88%) SharePoint
8 4 (2.88%) IIS
9 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (16.55%) MS Excel
2 12 (8.63%) MS Office
3 4 (2.88%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.16%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.04%) Office 365
2 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.72%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 57 (41.01%) WAN
2 56 (40.29%) Firewall
3 45 (32.37%) LAN
4 32 (23.02%) DNS
5 31 (22.30%) VoIP
6 29 (20.86%) DHCP
7 28 (20.14%) TCP/IP
7 28 (20.14%) VPN
8 26 (18.71%) SAN
9 19 (13.67%) OSPF
9 19 (13.67%) BGP
9 19 (13.67%) Cisco Nexus
10 18 (12.95%) MPLS
11 17 (12.23%) Wireless
12 11 (7.91%) Cisco IPT
12 11 (7.91%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (7.19%) Wireshark
13 10 (7.19%) Cisco IOS
13 10 (7.19%) SSL
14 9 (6.47%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.47%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.60%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.60%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.72%) ProC
General
1 40 (28.78%) Finance
2 14 (10.07%) Financial Institution
3 12 (8.63%) Law
3 12 (8.63%) Marketing
3 12 (8.63%) Mandarin Language
3 12 (8.63%) French Language
3 12 (8.63%) Spanish Language
3 12 (8.63%) Advertising
4 7 (5.04%) Banking
5 6 (4.32%) Retail
5 6 (4.32%) Investment Banking
6 5 (3.60%) Legal
7 2 (1.44%) Local Government
8 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.72%) Games
Job Titles
1 32 (23.02%) Analyst
2 23 (16.55%) Network Engineer
3 20 (14.39%) Systems Engineer
4 15 (10.79%) Administrator
5 14 (10.07%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 13 (9.35%) Operations Analyst
7 10 (7.19%) Network Administrator
7 10 (7.19%) Network Analyst
8 8 (5.76%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (5.76%) Technical Support
9 7 (5.04%) Network Manager
9 7 (5.04%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
9 7 (5.04%) Windows Engineer
10 6 (4.32%) Server Engineer
10 6 (4.32%) 3rd Line Support
11 5 (3.60%) Performance Tester
11 5 (3.60%) Network Security Engineer
11 5 (3.60%) Tester
11 5 (3.60%) Consultant
11 5 (3.60%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.63%) Middleware
2 7 (5.04%) Web Services
3 5 (3.60%) XMPP
4 2 (1.44%) OLE
4 2 (1.44%) OLE DB
4 2 (1.44%) XML
4 2 (1.44%) .NET
5 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.72%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.35%) Blackberry
2 12 (8.63%) Hedge funds
3 7 (5.04%) Enterprise Storage
4 5 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.60%) Replication
5 4 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.16%) Clustering
7 2 (1.44%) Handset
7 2 (1.44%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.44%) PKI
7 2 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.72%) Online Games
8 1 (0.72%) NHS
8 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.72%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.72%) IVR
8 1 (0.72%) CESG
8 1 (0.72%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.72%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 79 (56.83%) Windows
2 41 (29.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (16.55%) UNIX
4 21 (15.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (12.23%) Linux
6 13 (9.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (7.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (6.47%) Windows 7
9 8 (5.76%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (18.71%) ITIL
2 21 (15.11%) Network Monitoring
3 15 (10.79%) Load Balancing
4 13 (9.35%) WAN Optimisation
5 12 (8.63%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (8.63%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (8.63%) Migration
6 9 (6.47%) Project Management
6 9 (6.47%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (6.47%) Network Management
7 8 (5.76%) Knowledge Management
8 6 (4.32%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (4.32%) Infrastructure Management
9 5 (3.60%) Waterfall
9 5 (3.60%) Performance Testing
9 5 (3.60%) Test Scripting
9 5 (3.60%) Statistical Analysis
10 4 (2.88%) Test Management
11 3 (2.16%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (1.44%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.23%) SQL
2 4 (2.88%) Java
3 3 (2.16%) Perl
3 3 (2.16%) VB
3 3 (2.16%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (19.42%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (15.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (13.67%) CCNP
4 17 (12.23%) MCSE
5 15 (10.79%) Degree
6 10 (7.19%) Security Cleared
7 9 (6.47%) CCNA
8 8 (5.76%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (5.04%) MCITP
10 6 (4.32%) CCIE
11 5 (3.60%) CCDP
11 5 (3.60%) CCVP
12 3 (2.16%) CCSE
12 3 (2.16%) SC Cleared
12 3 (2.16%) CCSA
13 2 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (15.83%) SLA
2 4 (2.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (2.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 62 (44.60%) Active Directory
2 29 (20.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.32%) DFS Replication
3 6 (4.32%) ISA Server
3 6 (4.32%) VMware Server
4 5 (3.60%) vSphere
5 4 (2.88%) XenApp
6 1 (0.72%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.72%) NFS
6 1 (0.72%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (16.55%) SCOM
2 20 (14.39%) Nagios
3 19 (13.67%) SolarWinds Orion
4 14 (10.07%) Control-M
5 12 (8.63%) NetBackup
6 10 (7.19%) Cisco CUCM
7 9 (6.47%) SCCM
8 8 (5.76%) FortiGate
9 7 (5.04%) MOM
10 5 (3.60%) OPNET
11 4 (2.88%) CiscoWorks
11 4 (2.88%) Backup Exec
11 4 (2.88%) Nessus
11 4 (2.88%) HP SIM
12 3 (2.16%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (2.16%) Cisco Prime
13 2 (1.44%) Cisco LMS
13 2 (1.44%) SCOrch
13 2 (1.44%) AppManager
13 2 (1.44%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 69 (49.64%) Cisco
2 62 (44.60%) Microsoft
3 46 (33.09%) VMware
4 41 (29.50%) HP
5 24 (17.27%) Juniper
6 19 (13.67%) F5
7 15 (10.79%) BMC
7 15 (10.79%) Riverbed
8 14 (10.07%) Citrix
9 13 (9.35%) Red Hat
10 12 (8.63%) CheckPoint
10 12 (8.63%) Intel
10 12 (8.63%) Veritas
10 12 (8.63%) Altiris
11 9 (6.47%) NetApp
12 8 (5.76%) EMC
12 8 (5.76%) Oracle
12 8 (5.76%) Kaspersky
13 6 (4.32%) Dell
13 6 (4.32%) Mitel
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