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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SolarWinds
Rank 374 383 357
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -26
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 71 67 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.31% 0.28% 0.26%
As % of the Vendors category 0.72% 0.65% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 53 31
Median daily rate £450 £425 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +54.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £288 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.81% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-65.00% -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
9840 10324 10875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.60% 43.47% 45.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6568 6797 6788
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 232 242
Median hourly rate £17.10 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.56% -2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £31.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +38 12 £463 +8.82%
Barnet - 1 £400 -
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 72 (64.29%) Cisco
2 62 (55.36%) Firewall
3 55 (49.11%) Wireless
4 43 (38.39%) F5
5 42 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
5 42 (37.50%) CheckPoint
5 42 (37.50%) Juniper
6 41 (36.61%) Data Centre
7 37 (33.04%) TCP/IP
8 36 (32.14%) WAN
9 35 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
9 35 (31.25%) Riverbed
10 34 (30.36%) LAN
11 33 (29.46%) CCNP
11 33 (29.46%) Cisco Nexus
12 32 (28.57%) Microsoft
13 30 (26.79%) DHCP
14 29 (25.89%) Finance
15 28 (25.00%) DNS
16 27 (24.11%) Windows
16 27 (24.11%) Nagios
16 27 (24.11%) Palo Alto
17 25 (22.32%) Aruba
18 24 (21.43%) Change Management
18 24 (21.43%) ITIL
19 23 (20.54%) BIG-IP
19 23 (20.54%) OSPF
20 22 (19.64%) BGP
20 22 (19.64%) VMware
21 21 (18.75%) Network Security

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 11 (9.82%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (7.14%) Skype for Business
3 7 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (4.46%) IIS
4 5 (4.46%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.57%) Apache
5 4 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (2.68%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.79%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (13.39%) MS Excel
2 10 (8.93%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.68%) Azure Active Directory
1 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.68%) Office 365
1 3 (2.68%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 62 (55.36%) Firewall
2 55 (49.11%) Wireless
3 42 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
4 37 (33.04%) TCP/IP
5 36 (32.14%) WAN
6 34 (30.36%) LAN
7 33 (29.46%) Cisco Nexus
8 30 (26.79%) DHCP
9 28 (25.00%) DNS
10 23 (20.54%) BIG-IP
10 23 (20.54%) OSPF
11 22 (19.64%) BGP
12 21 (18.75%) Network Security
13 17 (15.18%) IP Telephony
14 16 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 16 (14.29%) SAN
14 16 (14.29%) VPN
15 14 (12.50%) MPLS
15 14 (12.50%) WAAS
15 14 (12.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.57%) MySQL
2 2 (1.79%) Big Data
2 2 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.79%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.79%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (4.46%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (25.89%) Finance
2 9 (8.04%) Banking
3 5 (4.46%) Retail
4 4 (3.57%) Law
5 3 (2.68%) Legal
5 3 (2.68%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.79%) Games
6 2 (1.79%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (38.39%) Network Engineer
2 24 (21.43%) Senior Network Engineer
3 13 (11.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (11.61%) Network Security Engineer
3 13 (11.61%) Security Engineer
4 10 (8.93%) Analyst
5 8 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
5 8 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 8 (7.14%) Consultant
6 7 (6.25%) Administrator
6 7 (6.25%) Designer
6 7 (6.25%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 7 (6.25%) Senior Security Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) Design Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) Infrastructure Designer
7 6 (5.36%) Network Design Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) Senior Design Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) Senior Network Design Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) Network Consultant
8 5 (4.46%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.86%) 802.1X
2 4 (3.57%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (36.61%) Data Centre
2 14 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.14%) Replication
4 5 (4.46%) CMDB
5 3 (2.68%) Statistics
6 2 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.89%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.89%) Derivative
7 1 (0.89%) Equities
7 1 (0.89%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.89%) Informatics
7 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.89%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 27 (24.11%) Windows
2 19 (16.96%) Windows Server
3 18 (16.07%) Linux
4 13 (11.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (9.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (4.46%) Ubuntu
8 4 (3.57%) CentOS
8 4 (3.57%) VMS
9 2 (1.79%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.89%) Mandriva Linux
10 1 (0.89%) Unix
10 1 (0.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (21.43%) Change Management
1 24 (21.43%) ITIL
2 18 (16.07%) Network Architecture
2 18 (16.07%) Network Monitoring
2 18 (16.07%) Project Management
3 17 (15.18%) Service Management
4 16 (14.29%) Network Management
5 13 (11.61%) Change Control
6 12 (10.71%) Mentoring
7 11 (9.82%) E-Commerce
8 9 (8.04%) Configuration Management
8 9 (8.04%) Load Balancing
8 9 (8.04%) Network Planning
9 8 (7.14%) Escalation Management
9 8 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
10 6 (5.36%) DevOps
10 6 (5.36%) Network Design
11 5 (4.46%) High Availability
11 5 (4.46%) Open Source
12 4 (3.57%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.04%) Python
1 9 (8.04%) Shell Script
2 6 (5.36%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.46%) SQL
4 4 (3.57%) PHP
5 3 (2.68%) Perl
5 3 (2.68%) Ruby
6 2 (1.79%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.79%) Java
6 2 (1.79%) VBScript
7 1 (0.89%) Korn
7 1 (0.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (29.46%) CCNP
3 20 (17.86%) CCIE
4 18 (16.07%) CCNA
5 12 (10.71%) Security Cleared
6 10 (8.93%) Degree
7 7 (6.25%) SC Cleared
7 7 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (3.57%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.79%) CCSA
9 2 (1.79%) CCSE
10 1 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.89%) CCDP
10 1 (0.89%) CCSP
10 1 (0.89%) CEH
10 1 (0.89%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.89%) MCSE
10 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 11 (9.82%) PCI DSS
2 7 (6.25%) SLA
3 1 (0.89%) QA
System Software
1 16 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 14 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (9.82%) XenApp
4 8 (7.14%) DFS Replication
4 8 (7.14%) XenDesktop
5 7 (6.25%) VMware ESX
6 6 (5.36%) VMware Server
7 5 (4.46%) ISA Server
7 5 (4.46%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (4.46%) UAG
8 4 (3.57%) iptables
8 4 (3.57%) Xen
9 2 (1.79%) Firmware
9 2 (1.79%) vSphere
10 1 (0.89%) Snort
10 1 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.89%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 27 (24.11%) Nagios
2 19 (16.96%) Cacti
3 15 (13.39%) SCCM
3 15 (13.39%) SolarWinds Orion
4 13 (11.61%) Cisco Prime
5 12 (10.71%) SCOM
6 10 (8.93%) FortiGate
7 9 (8.04%) SmokePing
8 7 (6.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 7 (6.25%) SCVMM
9 6 (5.36%) OPNET
10 5 (4.46%) Puppet
11 4 (3.57%) Ansible
11 4 (3.57%) FreeIPA
11 4 (3.57%) HAProxy
11 4 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (2.68%) BMC PATROL
13 2 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
14 1 (0.89%) QRadar
14 1 (0.89%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 72 (64.29%) Cisco
2 43 (38.39%) F5
3 42 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 42 (37.50%) Juniper
4 35 (31.25%) Riverbed
5 32 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 27 (24.11%) Palo Alto
7 25 (22.32%) Aruba
8 22 (19.64%) VMware
9 16 (14.29%) Tufin
10 15 (13.39%) Blue Coat
10 15 (13.39%) Citrix
11 14 (12.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 13 (11.61%) FireEye
12 13 (11.61%) TippingPoint
13 12 (10.71%) LogLogic
13 12 (10.71%) Radianz
14 11 (9.82%) HP
14 11 (9.82%) NetApp
15 9 (8.04%) Intel Security