Period
to 29 October 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for knowledge and experience of SolarWinds products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SolarWinds over the 6 months to 29 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

SolarWinds
London > Central London
6 months to
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 115 241 259
Rank change year-on-year +126 +18 -11
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 9 21 37
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 0.44% 0.28% 0.40%
As % of the Vendors category 1.17% 0.70% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 32
Median daily rate £379 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.88% +6.25% +10.21%
10th Percentile £313 £375 £150
90th Percentile £418 £515 £538
London median daily rate £375 £406 £400
% change year-on-year -7.69% +1.56% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £35.00 £48.75 £130.00
% change year-on-year -28.21% -62.50% +160.00%

SolarWinds is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Central London.

All Vendors
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 766 2,999 3,433
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 37.66% 39.32% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 2,307 2,489
Median daily rate £500 £500 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.01% +4.21%
10th Percentile £296 £263 £225
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 59 83
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £18.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.32% +9.28% +4.22%
10th Percentile £13.20 £11.98 £13.06
90th Percentile £78.75 £47.30 £25.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +70.73% +7.89% -

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing SolarWinds as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for SolarWinds in Central London

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SolarWinds in Central London.

Daily rate trend for SolarWinds in Central London

SolarWinds
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SolarWinds in Central London over the 6 months to 29 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SolarWinds in Central London

SolarWinds
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SolarWinds in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for SolarWinds in Central London

SolarWinds
Contract Job Locations in Central 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 Central London region over the 6 months to 29 October 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +108 8 £379 -10.88% 5
SolarWinds
London

For the 6 months to 29 October 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) Azure
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 5 (55.56%) VMware
3 5 (55.56%) SAN
3 5 (55.56%) SCCM
4 4 (44.44%) Firewall
4 4 (44.44%) VPN
4 4 (44.44%) ITIL
4 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
5 3 (33.33%) SaaS
5 3 (33.33%) PaaS
5 3 (33.33%) WSUS
5 3 (33.33%) SIEM
5 3 (33.33%) Office 365
5 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (33.33%) IaaS
5 3 (33.33%) Windows 10
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2019
5 3 (33.33%) Public Cloud
5 3 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (33.33%) Patch Management
5 3 (33.33%) Palo Alto
5 3 (33.33%) LAN
5 3 (33.33%) HP
5 3 (33.33%) Finance

SolarWinds
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central 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 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 6 (66.67%) Azure
2 3 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) IaaS
2 3 (33.33%) Office 365
2 3 (33.33%) PaaS
2 3 (33.33%) SaaS
3 2 (22.22%) Power Automate
4 1 (11.11%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) SAN
2 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) VPN
3 3 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (22.22%) WAN
4 2 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (11.11%) BGP
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (11.11%) DHCP
5 1 (11.11%) DNS
5 1 (11.11%) EIGRP
5 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (11.11%) IPsec
5 1 (11.11%) IPv4
5 1 (11.11%) Network Security
5 1 (11.11%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (11.11%) Wireless
5 1 (11.11%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Check Point Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Information Security Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) IT Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) IT Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) PowerShell Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Public Cloud
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) Client/Server
3 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 1 (11.11%) HP StoreVirtual
3 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2016
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2019
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Patch Management
2 3 (33.33%) SIEM
3 2 (22.22%) Asset Management
3 2 (22.22%) Content Management
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 2 (22.22%) ITSM
3 2 (22.22%) Network Management
3 2 (22.22%) Software Asset Management
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (11.11%) High Availability
4 1 (11.11%) Information Security
4 1 (11.11%) Network Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) Network Design
4 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) C
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) MCSE
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) CCNP
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Government Security Classifications
1 1 (11.11%) NCSC
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) SCCM
2 3 (33.33%) WSUS
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Nagios
4 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) HP
3 3 (33.33%) Palo Alto
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) Dell
4 2 (22.22%) EMC
4 2 (22.22%) Meraki
5 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 1 (11.11%) F5
5 1 (11.11%) Lumension
5 1 (11.11%) McAfee
5 1 (11.11%) Sophos
5 1 (11.11%) Symantec