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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SolarWinds
Rank 332 365 361
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -4
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 74 46 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.35% 0.22% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.86% 0.49% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 35 28
Average daily rate £400 £425 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +19.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £260 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £625 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £388 £318
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +22.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 4
Average hourly rate £50.00 £17.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.71% -36.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £23.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+84.94% +32.85%
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
8617 9461 9666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 40.55% 45.08% 44.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5636 6288 6184
Average daily rate £438 £425 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 190 215
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.34 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.75% +3.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.00 £36.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+23.56% +5.45%

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 14 February 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
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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +38 6 £394 -7.35% 9
New Malden - 2 - -
Ilford +2 1 £200 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £363 -
Wimbledon - 1 £175 -
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 87 (63.04%) Cisco
2 68 (49.28%) Firewall
3 60 (43.48%) Windows
4 55 (39.86%) VMware
5 54 (39.13%) ITIL
6 45 (32.61%) WAN
7 39 (28.26%) Cisco Certification
8 37 (26.81%) VMware Infrastructure
9 36 (26.09%) DNS
10 35 (25.36%) HP
10 35 (25.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 35 (25.36%) Cisco Nexus
11 33 (23.91%) Finance
12 32 (23.19%) Active Directory
12 32 (23.19%) LAN
12 32 (23.19%) Juniper
12 32 (23.19%) Data Centre
13 31 (22.46%) CheckPoint
13 31 (22.46%) Microsoft
14 30 (21.74%) DHCP
15 29 (21.01%) Wireless
16 28 (20.29%) Network Monitoring
17 27 (19.57%) Windows Server 2012
17 27 (19.57%) VPN
18 26 (18.84%) MS Excel
19 25 (18.12%) Linux
19 25 (18.12%) Windows Server
20 24 (17.39%) Security Cleared
20 24 (17.39%) VoIP
20 24 (17.39%) OSPF

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 21 (15.22%) MS Exchange
2 17 (12.32%) SharePoint
3 12 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (4.35%) Apache
6 5 (3.62%) Confluence
6 5 (3.62%) IIS
7 3 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.72%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (18.84%) MS Excel
2 16 (11.59%) MS Visio
3 10 (7.25%) MS Office
4 3 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (2.17%) Office 365
4 1 (0.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (49.28%) Firewall
2 45 (32.61%) WAN
3 36 (26.09%) DNS
4 35 (25.36%) Cisco Nexus
5 32 (23.19%) LAN
6 30 (21.74%) DHCP
7 29 (21.01%) Wireless
8 27 (19.57%) VPN
9 24 (17.39%) OSPF
9 24 (17.39%) VoIP
10 23 (16.67%) BGP
11 20 (14.49%) EIGRP
12 18 (13.04%) Network Security
12 18 (13.04%) SAN
12 18 (13.04%) TCP/IP
13 14 (10.14%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (10.14%) Cisco Wireless
14 13 (9.42%) Intrusion Detection
15 12 (8.70%) Internet
16 11 (7.97%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.97%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.35%) MySQL
3 4 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.17%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (3.62%) JIRA
2 3 (2.17%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.45%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
General
1 33 (23.91%) Finance
2 10 (7.25%) Front Office
3 5 (3.62%) Banking
4 4 (2.90%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.90%) Law
4 4 (2.90%) Legal
5 3 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.17%) Retail
6 2 (1.45%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.45%) Publishing
6 2 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (35.51%) Network Engineer
2 19 (13.77%) Cisco Engineer
3 17 (12.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 17 (12.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (12.32%) Senior Network Engineer
4 15 (10.87%) Analyst
5 13 (9.42%) Support Engineer
6 10 (7.25%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 9 (6.52%) Network Support
7 9 (6.52%) Security Engineer
8 7 (5.07%) IT Engineer
8 7 (5.07%) Network Security Engineer
9 6 (4.35%) Firewall Engineer
9 6 (4.35%) Linux Specialist
9 6 (4.35%) Network Analyst
9 6 (4.35%) Network Support Engineer
9 6 (4.35%) Support Analyst
10 5 (3.62%) Monitoring Engineer
10 5 (3.62%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.07%) Middleware
2 4 (2.90%) Web Services
3 2 (1.45%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.72%) .NET
4 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.72%) JDBC
4 1 (0.72%) OLE
4 1 (0.72%) OLE DB
4 1 (0.72%) REST
4 1 (0.72%) WAP
4 1 (0.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (23.19%) Data Centre
2 13 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (7.97%) Computer Science
4 9 (6.52%) EMC VNX
4 9 (6.52%) Replication
5 6 (4.35%) Mobile Computing
6 4 (2.90%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.90%) New Media
6 4 (2.90%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (2.90%) Wiki
7 3 (2.17%) NHS
8 2 (1.45%) Clustering
8 2 (1.45%) Device Driver
8 2 (1.45%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.45%) iPhone
8 2 (1.45%) Life Science
8 2 (1.45%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.45%) Statistics
9 1 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.72%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 60 (43.48%) Windows
2 35 (25.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (19.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (18.12%) Linux
4 25 (18.12%) Windows Server
5 22 (15.94%) Windows 7
6 15 (10.87%) Windows 8
7 13 (9.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (7.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (5.80%) Unix
10 6 (4.35%) SUSE
11 5 (3.62%) Solaris
12 2 (1.45%) CatOS
12 2 (1.45%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.72%) Android
13 1 (0.72%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.72%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.72%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (39.13%) ITIL
2 28 (20.29%) Network Monitoring
3 12 (8.70%) ITIL V3
3 12 (8.70%) Network Architecture
4 11 (7.97%) Network Management
5 10 (7.25%) Change Management
6 9 (6.52%) Service Management
7 8 (5.80%) Configuration Management
7 8 (5.80%) Load Balancing
7 8 (5.80%) Time Management
8 7 (5.07%) Project Management
9 6 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (4.35%) Data Management
9 6 (4.35%) ITSM
9 6 (4.35%) Low Latency
9 6 (4.35%) Migration
9 6 (4.35%) Service Delivery
9 6 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
10 5 (3.62%) Network Design
10 5 (3.62%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (15.94%) SQL
2 11 (7.97%) Bash Shell
3 8 (5.80%) PowerShell
4 6 (4.35%) Shell Script
4 6 (4.35%) VBA
5 5 (3.62%) Python
6 3 (2.17%) Java
7 2 (1.45%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.45%) Perl
7 2 (1.45%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.45%) VB
7 2 (1.45%) VBScript
8 1 (0.72%) PHP
8 1 (0.72%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 39 (28.26%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (17.39%) Security Cleared
3 23 (16.67%) CCNP
4 22 (15.94%) SC Cleared
5 21 (15.22%) CCNA
6 14 (10.14%) Degree
7 12 (8.70%) MCSE
7 12 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (6.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (5.07%) MCITP
9 7 (5.07%) RHCE
9 7 (5.07%) RHCSA
10 6 (4.35%) CCDA
10 6 (4.35%) CCIE
10 6 (4.35%) JNCIA
10 6 (4.35%) JNCIP
10 6 (4.35%) JNCIS
11 4 (2.90%) CCDP
12 3 (2.17%) CISSP
12 3 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.35%) SLA
2 1 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 37 (26.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (23.19%) Active Directory
3 11 (7.97%) vSphere
4 9 (6.52%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 6 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (3.62%) Squid
7 4 (2.90%) Firmware
7 4 (2.90%) Hyper-V
7 4 (2.90%) XenApp
8 3 (2.17%) DFS Replication
8 3 (2.17%) ISA Server
8 3 (2.17%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.45%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.72%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 22 (15.94%) SCOM
2 13 (9.42%) NetBackup
3 10 (7.25%) Cisco CUCM
3 10 (7.25%) Nagios
4 8 (5.80%) Ansible
4 8 (5.80%) SCCM
4 8 (5.80%) SolarWinds Orion
5 6 (4.35%) Cobbler
5 6 (4.35%) FortiGate
5 6 (4.35%) HP SIM
6 5 (3.62%) Backup Exec
6 5 (3.62%) CFEngine
6 5 (3.62%) Netcool
6 5 (3.62%) Puppet
6 5 (3.62%) WSUS
7 4 (2.90%) AppManager
7 4 (2.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (2.17%) CiscoWorks
8 3 (2.17%) OPNET
8 3 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 87 (63.04%) Cisco
2 55 (39.86%) VMware
3 35 (25.36%) HP
4 32 (23.19%) Juniper
5 31 (22.46%) CheckPoint
5 31 (22.46%) Microsoft
6 18 (13.04%) Intel Security
7 16 (11.59%) Red Hat
8 13 (9.42%) Riverbed
9 11 (7.97%) CommVault
9 11 (7.97%) F5
10 10 (7.25%) EMC
11 9 (6.52%) Oracle
12 8 (5.80%) Citrix
12 8 (5.80%) Dell
12 8 (5.80%) Infoblox
12 8 (5.80%) Palo Alto
13 6 (4.35%) Aruba
13 6 (4.35%) Blue Coat
13 6 (4.35%) IBM
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