Period
to 2 March 2021

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 2 March 2021 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
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 122 186 217
Rank change year-on-year +64 +31 +24
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 12 8 35
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.53% 0.17% 0.52%
As % of the Vendors category 1.60% 0.45% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 29
Median daily rate £491 £350 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.36% -16.67% +29.23%
10th Percentile £299 £325 £173
90th Percentile £700 £444 £538
Central London median daily rate £500 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +17.65% +3.66% +28.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 752 1,781 2,603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.24% 38.95% 38.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 1,340 1,937
Median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £302 £240 £225
90th Percentile £675 £650 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 32 49
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.95% +3.89%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.42 £12.66
90th Percentile £25.59 £26.95 £28.64
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.95% -6.50%

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing SolarWinds as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SolarWinds in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for SolarWinds in the City of London

SolarWinds
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SolarWinds in the City of London over the 6 months to 2 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SolarWinds in the City of London

SolarWinds
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SolarWinds in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for SolarWinds in the City of London

For the 6 months to 2 March 2021, 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 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 8 (66.67%) VMware
2 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
3 6 (50.00%) Cisco
3 6 (50.00%) Finance
3 6 (50.00%) AWS
4 5 (41.67%) Firewall
4 5 (41.67%) VPN
4 5 (41.67%) Windows
4 5 (41.67%) Python
4 5 (41.67%) LAN
4 5 (41.67%) Azure
4 5 (41.67%) Palo Alto
5 4 (33.33%) Terraform
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 4 (33.33%) WAN
5 4 (33.33%) Linux
5 4 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (33.33%) Wireless
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (33.33%) SCCM
6 3 (25.00%) Network Security
6 3 (25.00%) F5
6 3 (25.00%) SIEM
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft 365
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (25.00%) BGP
6 3 (25.00%) MCSE
6 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP

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 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (50.00%) AWS
2 5 (41.67%) Azure
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft 365
4 2 (16.67%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (16.67%) Datadog
4 2 (16.67%) Power Automate
5 1 (8.33%) IaaS
5 1 (8.33%) PaaS
5 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Firewall
1 5 (41.67%) LAN
1 5 (41.67%) VPN
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (33.33%) WAN
2 4 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (33.33%) Wireless
3 3 (25.00%) BGP
3 3 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (25.00%) Network Security
3 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
4 2 (16.67%) DHCP
4 2 (16.67%) DNS
4 2 (16.67%) H.323
4 2 (16.67%) MGCP
4 2 (16.67%) Multicast
4 2 (16.67%) NX-OS
4 2 (16.67%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Back Office
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Law
3 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support
1 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) IT Services Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Network Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Server Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Server Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (8.33%) JSON
1 1 (8.33%) Regular Expression
1 1 (8.33%) REST
1 1 (8.33%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (8.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (8.33%) Unix
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2016
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) SIEM
2 2 (16.67%) Content Management
2 2 (16.67%) DevOps
2 2 (16.67%) DNA
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure as Code
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Proactive Monitoring
2 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (16.67%) Process Improvement
3 1 (8.33%) Low Latency
3 1 (8.33%) Microservices
3 1 (8.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (8.33%) Network Virtualisation
3 1 (8.33%) People Management
3 1 (8.33%) Product Roadmap
3 1 (8.33%) Project Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Python
2 2 (16.67%) Go
2 2 (16.67%) R
3 1 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) PHP
3 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) CCNP
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (25.00%) MCSE
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) CCIE
2 1 (8.33%) CCNA
2 1 (8.33%) MCITP
2 1 (8.33%) MCSA
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Docker
2 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (16.67%) VMware NSX
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) SCCM
1 4 (33.33%) Terraform
2 3 (25.00%) Ansible
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (16.67%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (16.67%) Nagios
3 2 (16.67%) Packer
4 1 (8.33%) Kubernetes
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (8.33%) Puppet
4 1 (8.33%) Salt
4 1 (8.33%) SCOM
4 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 8 (66.67%) VMware
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco
3 5 (41.67%) Palo Alto
4 3 (25.00%) F5
5 2 (16.67%) Citrix
5 2 (16.67%) Dell
5 2 (16.67%) EMC
5 2 (16.67%) ExtraHop
5 2 (16.67%) Fortinet
5 2 (16.67%) HP
5 2 (16.67%) IBM
5 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
6 1 (8.33%) Arista
6 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
6 1 (8.33%) iManage
6 1 (8.33%) Meraki
6 1 (8.33%) Radianz
6 1 (8.33%) Riverbed
6 1 (8.33%) Splunk