Period
to 11 May 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 11 May 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
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 142 152 220
Rank change year-on-year +10 +68 +26
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 8 5 27
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.30% 0.15% 0.41%
As % of the Vendors category 0.85% 0.39% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 22
10th Percentile £307 £310 £279
25th Percentile £367 £325 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £506 £350 £425
Median % change year-on-year +44.64% -17.65% +21.43%
75th Percentile £539 " £500
90th Percentile £653 " "
Central London median daily rate £500 £510 £425
% change year-on-year -1.96% +20.00% +25.93%

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 946 1,266 2,489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 34.95% 36.76% 37.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 882 1,856
10th Percentile £338 £231 £263
25th Percentile £419 £375 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +4.71%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £588
90th Percentile £700 £650 £663
Central London median daily rate £524 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +10.26% -5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 24 46
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £11.72 £12.48 £13.01
Median hourly rate £13.88 £17.48 £18.98
Median % change year-on-year -20.60% -7.91% -5.13%
75th Percentile £23.57 £26.67 £23.06
90th Percentile £27.25 £40.60 £37.50
Central London median hourly rate £14.08 £18.70 £19.63
% change year-on-year -24.73% -4.71% -1.88%

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 11 May 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

SolarWinds
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 11 May 2021. 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
London Bridge - 1 £385 -
SolarWinds
Central London

For the 6 months to 11 May 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 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2016
3 3 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 3 (37.50%) MCSE
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (37.50%) Law
3 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) SCCM
3 3 (37.50%) SCOM
3 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
3 3 (37.50%) XenApp
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (25.00%) Azure
4 2 (25.00%) AWS
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (25.00%) Fortinet
4 2 (25.00%) Ansible
4 2 (25.00%) Service Management
4 2 (25.00%) CISSP
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification

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 1 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) AWS
1 2 (25.00%) Azure
2 1 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Datadog
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft 365
2 1 (12.50%) Mimecast
2 1 (12.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DHCP
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
1 2 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) BGP
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Wireless
2 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) FTP
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) Multicast
2 1 (12.50%) OSPF
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) VXLAN
2 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (37.50%) Law
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Back Office
3 1 (12.50%) Legal
3 1 (12.50%) Social Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Manager
3 1 (12.50%) IT Services Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Server Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Server Support
3 1 (12.50%) Server Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) JSON
1 1 (12.50%) Regular Expression
1 1 (12.50%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2016
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2019
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (25.00%) Architecture Roadmap
3 2 (25.00%) High Availability
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Project Delivery
3 2 (25.00%) Service Management
4 1 (12.50%) Antivirus Management
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 1 (12.50%) Low Latency
4 1 (12.50%) Microservices
4 1 (12.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (12.50%) Network Virtualisation
4 1 (12.50%) People Management
4 1 (12.50%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (12.50%) Product Roadmap
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 1 (12.50%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) Go
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) MCSE
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) CCNA
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) CISSP
3 1 (12.50%) MCITP
3 1 (12.50%) MCSA
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) XenApp
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (12.50%) Docker
4 1 (12.50%) NFS
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCCM
1 3 (37.50%) SCOM
2 2 (25.00%) Ansible
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (12.50%) Nagios
3 1 (12.50%) Packer
3 1 (12.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Fortinet
4 1 (12.50%) Arista
4 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (12.50%) F5
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) IBM
4 1 (12.50%) iManage
4 1 (12.50%) NetApp
4 1 (12.50%) Palo Alto
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 1 (12.50%) Remedy
4 1 (12.50%) Riverbed
4 1 (12.50%) Splunk
4 1 (12.50%) Symantec