Period
to 25 September 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 25 September 2018 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 221 226 227
Rank change year-on-year +5 +1 +33
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 21 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.30% 0.25% 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 0.80% 0.64% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 12
City of London median daily rate £420 £427 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.64% -7.68% +23.33%
10th Percentile £144 £303 £273
90th Percentile £538 £535 £500
Central London median daily rate £400 £375 £463
% change year-on-year +6.67% -18.92% +32.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
City of London median hourly rate £33.50 £24.86 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.75% - -
Central London median hourly rate £33.50 £24.86 -
% change year-on-year +34.75% - -

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 the City of London.

All Vendors
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,625 2,650 2,802
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.55% 39.12% 42.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,944 1,959 2,147
City of London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £252 £275 £270
90th Percentile £663 £656 £638
Central London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 48 33
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -10.53% +10.79%
10th Percentile £13.24 £12.21 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.98 £34.75
Central London median hourly rate £19.25 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.94% +2.86% -

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing SolarWinds as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for SolarWinds in the City of London

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SolarWinds in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SolarWinds in the City of London

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SolarWinds in the City of London over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SolarWinds in the City of London

SolarWinds
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SolarWinds in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, 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 City of London region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 15 (71.43%) Cisco
2 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 11 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (52.38%) Firewall
3 11 (52.38%) Wireless
4 10 (47.62%) CCNP
4 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
4 10 (47.62%) Windows
4 10 (47.62%) LAN
4 10 (47.62%) WAN
5 9 (42.86%) DHCP
5 9 (42.86%) VPN
5 9 (42.86%) DNS
5 9 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (42.86%) Cisco CUCM
6 8 (38.10%) F5
6 8 (38.10%) VMware
6 8 (38.10%) MPLS
6 8 (38.10%) OSPF
7 7 (33.33%) CheckPoint
7 7 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (28.57%) Meraki
8 6 (28.57%) IPsec
8 6 (28.57%) VoIP
8 6 (28.57%) ITIL
8 6 (28.57%) Unified Communications
9 5 (23.81%) Network Management
9 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (23.81%) Finance
9 5 (23.81%) WLAN

SolarWinds
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 3 (14.29%) CMS
2 3 (14.29%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.76%) IIS
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (19.05%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) IaaS
2 1 (4.76%) Mimecast
2 1 (4.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (52.38%) Firewall
1 11 (52.38%) Wireless
2 10 (47.62%) LAN
2 10 (47.62%) WAN
3 9 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (42.86%) DHCP
3 9 (42.86%) DNS
3 9 (42.86%) VPN
4 8 (38.10%) MPLS
4 8 (38.10%) OSPF
5 7 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (28.57%) IPsec
6 6 (28.57%) Unified Communications
6 6 (28.57%) VoIP
7 5 (23.81%) BGP
7 5 (23.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (23.81%) ISDN
7 5 (23.81%) WLAN
8 4 (19.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Network Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) IT Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Network Security Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Network Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Security Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) IT Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) LAN Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Operations Technician
5 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) XMPP
2 3 (14.29%) 802.1X
3 1 (4.76%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) EMC VNX
1 2 (9.52%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.76%) Linux
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) ITIL
2 5 (23.81%) Network Management
3 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (14.29%) Network Architecture
4 2 (9.52%) Change Management
4 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (9.52%) Identity Management
4 2 (9.52%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (9.52%) Security Management
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (4.76%) Change Control
5 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.76%) High Availability
5 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.76%) Project Management
5 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (47.62%) CCNP
3 4 (19.05%) CCNA
4 2 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (14.29%) ProxySG
4 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
4 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (9.52%) vSphere
5 1 (4.76%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (42.86%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (19.05%) SCOM
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (9.52%) SCCM
4 2 (9.52%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (9.52%) vCenter Server
5 1 (4.76%) Cacti
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (4.76%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Nagios
5 1 (4.76%) NetBackup
5 1 (4.76%) Perfmon
5 1 (4.76%) SCOrch
5 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Cisco
2 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 8 (38.10%) F5
3 8 (38.10%) VMware
4 7 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 6 (28.57%) Meraki
6 4 (19.05%) Blue Coat
6 4 (19.05%) HP
6 4 (19.05%) Palo Alto
7 3 (14.29%) Apple
7 3 (14.29%) Aruba
7 3 (14.29%) Citrix
7 3 (14.29%) EMC
7 3 (14.29%) Riverbed
8 2 (9.52%) Juniper
8 2 (9.52%) NetApp
9 1 (4.76%) Forcepoint
9 1 (4.76%) Symantec
9 1 (4.76%) Toshiba
9 1 (4.76%) Veritas