Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 236 222 225
Rank change year-on-year -14 +3 +50
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 19 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.27% 0.31% 0.29%
As % of the Vendors category 0.70% 0.79% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 15
City of London median daily rate £353 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.06% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £135 £306 £283
90th Percentile £456 £525 £500
Central London median daily rate £353 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -9.03% +3.33% +3.45%
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 2,701 2,532 2,820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.46% 38.96% 41.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,998 1,846 2,166
City of London median daily rate £484 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.84% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £275 £268 £288
90th Percentile £675 £650 £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 42 34
City of London median hourly rate £19.38 £16.96 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.26% -10.75% +6.35%
10th Percentile £13.24 £12.52 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.45 £33.92 £34.18
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £16.92 £19.00
% change year-on-year +18.22% -10.96% +8.57%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Cisco
2 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 10 (52.63%) VMware
3 9 (47.37%) Firewall
4 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
5 7 (36.84%) HP
5 7 (36.84%) DNS
5 7 (36.84%) DHCP
6 6 (31.58%) WAN
6 6 (31.58%) LAN
6 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (31.58%) Windows Server
7 5 (26.32%) NetApp
7 5 (26.32%) VPN
7 5 (26.32%) CCNP
7 5 (26.32%) ITIL
7 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
7 5 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (26.32%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (21.05%) Office 365
8 4 (21.05%) Network Management
8 4 (21.05%) Unified Communications
8 4 (21.05%) F5
8 4 (21.05%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (21.05%) vSphere
8 4 (21.05%) SCOM
8 4 (21.05%) SAN
8 4 (21.05%) OSPF

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 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) Mimecast
2 1 (5.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) Firewall
2 7 (36.84%) DHCP
2 7 (36.84%) DNS
3 6 (31.58%) LAN
3 6 (31.58%) WAN
4 5 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (26.32%) VPN
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (21.05%) OSPF
5 4 (21.05%) SAN
5 4 (21.05%) Unified Communications
5 4 (21.05%) Wireless
6 3 (15.79%) BGP
6 3 (15.79%) PBX
6 3 (15.79%) SNMP
6 3 (15.79%) VoIP
7 2 (10.53%) ISDN
7 2 (10.53%) MPLS
7 2 (10.53%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (26.32%) Network Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) IT Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Backup Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) IT Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) IT Technician
5 1 (5.26%) LAN Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Operations Technician
5 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) LDAP
1 1 (5.26%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) EMC VNX
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) HP StoreVirtual
2 1 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Windows Server
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.26%) Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) Network Management
3 2 (10.53%) Change Management
3 2 (10.53%) Identity Management
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (10.53%) Proactive Monitoring
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Change Control
4 1 (5.26%) Data Centre Operations
4 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.26%) High Availability
4 1 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.26%) Security Management
4 1 (5.26%) Server Building
4 1 (5.26%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.26%) Service Management
4 1 (5.26%) Tech Ops
4 1 (5.26%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (26.32%) CCNP
3 2 (10.53%) CCNA
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (21.05%) vSphere
4 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
4 3 (15.79%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (5.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (21.05%) SCOM
3 3 (15.79%) Nagios
4 2 (10.53%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (10.53%) vCenter Server
5 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
5 1 (5.26%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (5.26%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
5 1 (5.26%) Perfmon
5 1 (5.26%) SCCM
5 1 (5.26%) SCOrch
5 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Cisco
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
1 10 (52.63%) VMware
2 7 (36.84%) HP
3 5 (26.32%) NetApp
4 4 (21.05%) Citrix
4 4 (21.05%) EMC
4 4 (21.05%) F5
5 3 (15.79%) Apple
5 3 (15.79%) Palo Alto
6 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
6 2 (10.53%) Dell
6 2 (10.53%) Riverbed
7 1 (5.26%) 3PAR
7 1 (5.26%) Aruba
7 1 (5.26%) Blue Coat
7 1 (5.26%) Brocade
7 1 (5.26%) Meraki
7 1 (5.26%) Symantec
7 1 (5.26%) Veritas