Period
to 18 January 2022

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 18 January 2022 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
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 174 115 192
Rank change year-on-year -59 +77 +25
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 13 11 7
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.33% 0.54% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.97% 1.55% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 3
10th Percentile £481 £311 £363
25th Percentile £488 £363 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £383 £425
Median % change year-on-year +37.25% -10.00% +0.59%
75th Percentile £593 £600 £444
90th Percentile £600 £610 £448
Central London median daily rate £513 £441 £450
% change year-on-year +16.15% -1.94% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £11.50 - -
Median hourly rate £13.00 - -
75th Percentile £14.50 - -
90th Percentile - - -
Central London median hourly rate £13.00 - -

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 the City of London.

All Vendors
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1,346 708 1,931
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.65% 34.69% 39.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,040 502 1,484
10th Percentile £350 £263 £250
25th Percentile £463 £408 £385
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £494
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +1.27% +1.80%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £588
90th Percentile £725 £650 £656
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 34
10th Percentile £13.09 £12.75 £12.15
25th Percentile £13.88 £13.65 £16.18
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.95%
75th Percentile £39.50 £22.88 £23.12
90th Percentile £50.15 £23.43 £26.63
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.95%

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
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 18 January 2022, 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 5 (38.46%) Windows
1 5 (38.46%) VPN
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco
1 5 (38.46%) Migration
1 5 (38.46%) SCCM
1 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
1 5 (38.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2019
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (30.77%) SLA
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL
3 3 (23.08%) Broadband
3 3 (23.08%) Firewall
3 3 (23.08%) ITSM
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) IPv6
3 3 (23.08%) Nagios
3 3 (23.08%) MPLS
3 3 (23.08%) OSPF
3 3 (23.08%) BGP
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft 365
3 3 (23.08%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (23.08%) Multicast
3 3 (23.08%) Azure
3 3 (23.08%) Network Security
3 3 (23.08%) Network Design
3 3 (23.08%) CMDB
3 3 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (23.08%) vCenter Server

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:

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Azure
1 3 (23.08%) Azure Active Directory
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft 365
2 1 (7.69%) Azure Monitor
2 1 (7.69%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) VPN
2 3 (23.08%) BGP
2 3 (23.08%) Broadband
2 3 (23.08%) Firewall
2 3 (23.08%) IPv6
2 3 (23.08%) MPLS
2 3 (23.08%) Multicast
2 3 (23.08%) Network Security
2 3 (23.08%) OSPF
3 2 (15.38%) SAN
4 1 (7.69%) DNS
4 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (15.38%) Law
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Architect
1 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Network Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Principal Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Principal Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (15.38%) IT Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Senior IT Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Configuration Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Platform Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Platform Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) CMDB
1 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
2 1 (7.69%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Public Cloud
2 1 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
1 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2019
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (7.69%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 5 (38.46%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) ITSM
2 3 (23.08%) Network Design
2 3 (23.08%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (15.38%) Architecture Roadmap
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (15.38%) Decision-Making
3 2 (15.38%) DevOps
3 2 (15.38%) High Availability
3 2 (15.38%) Project Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) Bash
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) CCNA
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (15.38%) CISSP
1 2 (15.38%) MCSE
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (15.38%) XenApp
2 2 (15.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) SCCM
2 3 (23.08%) Nagios
2 3 (23.08%) vCenter Server
3 2 (15.38%) Control-M
3 2 (15.38%) SCOM
4 1 (7.69%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Apple
3 2 (15.38%) Citrix
3 2 (15.38%) Nimble Storage
3 2 (15.38%) ServiceNow
3 2 (15.38%) VMware
4 1 (7.69%) IBM
4 1 (7.69%) Snow
4 1 (7.69%) Veeam