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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds
Rank 350 408 370
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -38
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 64 23 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.26% 0.092% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.57% 0.20% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 13 25
Average daily rate
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£275 £313 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £238 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £380 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £17.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+164.70% -39.28%
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
11176 11603 11784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.94% 46.38% 45.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7064 7470 7136
Average daily rate £425 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £588 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 262 338
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.90 £48.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 29 August 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
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 29 August 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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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 +24 11 £380 +8.57% 5
Docklands, London - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 60 (53.10%) Cisco
2 54 (47.79%) Microsoft
2 54 (47.79%) Windows
3 53 (46.90%) Active Directory
4 46 (40.71%) WAN
5 43 (38.05%) Firewall
6 41 (36.28%) MS Exchange
7 40 (35.40%) LAN
8 39 (34.51%) Exchange Server 2010
9 32 (28.32%) ITIL
10 31 (27.43%) Finance
10 31 (27.43%) VMware
11 29 (25.66%) Cisco Certification
11 29 (25.66%) HP
12 28 (24.78%) DNS
13 27 (23.89%) Exchange Server 2007
14 26 (23.01%) VMware Infrastructure
15 25 (22.12%) VoIP
15 25 (22.12%) DHCP
16 24 (21.24%) MS Excel
17 22 (19.47%) UNIX
17 22 (19.47%) TCP/IP
17 22 (19.47%) Windows Server 2008
17 22 (19.47%) SCOM
17 22 (19.47%) Exchange Server 2003
18 21 (18.58%) VPN
18 21 (18.58%) Microsoft Certification
19 20 (17.70%) SAN
20 19 (16.81%) Disaster Recovery
21 18 (15.93%) Nagios

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 41 (36.28%) MS Exchange
2 39 (34.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (23.89%) Exchange Server 2007
4 22 (19.47%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (7.08%) IIS
5 8 (7.08%) SharePoint
6 5 (4.42%) Tomcat
6 5 (4.42%) WebLogic
7 4 (3.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.88%) Lync
Applications
1 24 (21.24%) MS Excel
2 12 (10.62%) MS Office
3 3 (2.65%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (5.31%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 46 (40.71%) WAN
2 43 (38.05%) Firewall
3 40 (35.40%) LAN
4 28 (24.78%) DNS
5 25 (22.12%) VoIP
5 25 (22.12%) DHCP
6 22 (19.47%) TCP/IP
7 21 (18.58%) VPN
8 20 (17.70%) SAN
9 18 (15.93%) MPLS
9 18 (15.93%) Wireless
10 16 (14.16%) Cisco IPT
11 13 (11.50%) IP Telephony
12 11 (9.73%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (8.85%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (7.96%) Cisco IOS
15 8 (7.08%) BGP
16 7 (6.19%) Wireshark
16 7 (6.19%) OSPF
16 7 (6.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.08%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.42%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.77%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (4.42%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.88%) ProC
General
1 31 (27.43%) Finance
2 14 (12.39%) Advertising
2 14 (12.39%) Marketing
2 14 (12.39%) Mandarin Language
2 14 (12.39%) French Language
2 14 (12.39%) Spanish Language
3 12 (10.62%) Financial Institution
4 6 (5.31%) Law
4 6 (5.31%) Legal
4 6 (5.31%) Retail
5 2 (1.77%) Local Government
6 1 (0.88%) Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Games
6 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (17.70%) Analyst
1 20 (17.70%) Systems Engineer
2 18 (15.93%) Administrator
3 15 (13.27%) Network Administrator
3 15 (13.27%) Network Engineer
4 12 (10.62%) Operations Analyst
5 11 (9.73%) Network Support
6 9 (7.96%) Cisco Support
7 8 (7.08%) Technical Support
7 8 (7.08%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (7.08%) Cisco Administrator
8 7 (6.19%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 6 (5.31%) Cisco Engineer
9 6 (5.31%) Server Engineer
10 5 (4.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 5 (4.42%) Network Manager
10 5 (4.42%) Performance Tester
10 5 (4.42%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (4.42%) Tester
11 4 (3.54%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.62%) Middleware
1 12 (10.62%) XMPP
2 8 (7.08%) Web Services
3 3 (2.65%) .NET
4 2 (1.77%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.62%) Hedge funds
2 7 (6.19%) Replication
3 5 (4.42%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.54%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.65%) Clustering
6 2 (1.77%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.77%) PKI
7 1 (0.88%) CESG
7 1 (0.88%) Handset
7 1 (0.88%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.88%) Online Games
7 1 (0.88%) FMCG
7 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.88%) NHS
7 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 54 (47.79%) Windows
2 22 (19.47%) UNIX
2 22 (19.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (11.50%) Linux
3 13 (11.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (9.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (7.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (7.96%) Windows 7
6 8 (7.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (28.32%) ITIL
2 19 (16.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (13.27%) Network Monitoring
4 12 (10.62%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (10.62%) WAN Optimisation
5 8 (7.08%) Project Management
5 8 (7.08%) Load Balancing
6 6 (5.31%) Migration
6 6 (5.31%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (4.42%) Statistical Analysis
7 5 (4.42%) Performance Testing
7 5 (4.42%) Test Scripting
7 5 (4.42%) Waterfall
7 5 (4.42%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (4.42%) Network Management
7 5 (4.42%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (3.54%) Test Management
8 4 (3.54%) Infrastructure Management
9 3 (2.65%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (2.65%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.39%) SQL
2 4 (3.54%) Java
2 4 (3.54%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.77%) VB
3 2 (1.77%) Perl
4 1 (0.88%) VBScript
4 1 (0.88%) C
4 1 (0.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 29 (25.66%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (18.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (15.04%) Degree
3 17 (15.04%) MCSE
4 15 (13.27%) CCNA
5 14 (12.39%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (9.73%) CCNP
7 9 (7.96%) Security Cleared
8 7 (6.19%) MCITP
9 4 (3.54%) CCDP
9 4 (3.54%) CCIE
9 4 (3.54%) CCVP
10 2 (1.77%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.39%) SLA
2 9 (7.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 53 (46.90%) Active Directory
2 26 (23.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.96%) ISA Server
4 5 (4.42%) vSphere
5 4 (3.54%) DFS Replication
5 4 (3.54%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.88%) XenApp
6 1 (0.88%) NFS
Systems Management
1 22 (19.47%) SCOM
2 18 (15.93%) Nagios
2 18 (15.93%) Cisco CUCM
3 13 (11.50%) OPNET
4 12 (10.62%) Control-M
4 12 (10.62%) NetBackup
5 10 (8.85%) SCCM
6 9 (7.96%) SolarWinds Orion
7 6 (5.31%) Cisco Prime
8 5 (4.42%) Backup Exec
9 3 (2.65%) FortiGate
9 3 (2.65%) CiscoWorks
9 3 (2.65%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (2.65%) AppManager
10 2 (1.77%) OpenView
11 1 (0.88%) Cisco UCCX
11 1 (0.88%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.88%) XenMobile
11 1 (0.88%) Hyperic
11 1 (0.88%) RANCID
Vendors
1 60 (53.10%) Cisco
2 54 (47.79%) Microsoft
3 31 (27.43%) VMware
4 29 (25.66%) HP
5 13 (11.50%) Riverbed
5 13 (11.50%) BMC
6 12 (10.62%) Veritas
6 12 (10.62%) Intel
6 12 (10.62%) Altiris
7 11 (9.73%) Citrix
7 11 (9.73%) Red Hat
8 10 (8.85%) Juniper
8 10 (8.85%) F5
9 9 (7.96%) Oracle
10 8 (7.08%) Kaspersky
11 7 (6.19%) NetApp
12 6 (5.31%) Websense
12 6 (5.31%) CheckPoint
12 6 (5.31%) EMC
13 5 (4.42%) 3PAR
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