Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 238 202 217
Rank change year-on-year -36 +15 +45
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 16 24 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.23% 0.39% 0.23%
As % of the Vendors category 0.60% 0.95% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 12
City of London median daily rate £325 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.53% +9.68% -8.82%
10th Percentile £263 £350 £317
90th Percentile £438 £537 £469
Central London median daily rate £325 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -23.53% +13.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
City of London median hourly rate £33.50 £39.93 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.10% - -
Central London median hourly rate £33.50 £39.93 -
% change year-on-year -16.10% - -

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 2,680 2,531 2,630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.18% 41.03% 40.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,019 1,858 1,992
City of London median daily rate £480 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £280 £287 £263
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 34 36
City of London median hourly rate £19.13 £16.58 £22.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -24.86% +23.47%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.58 £12.63
90th Percentile £31.00 £35.25 £36.79
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £21.34
% change year-on-year +25.00% -25.02% +19.84%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (43.75%) Citrix
3 7 (43.75%) VMware
4 6 (37.50%) HP
4 6 (37.50%) Cisco
4 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
5 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
6 4 (25.00%) Firewall
6 4 (25.00%) WAN
6 4 (25.00%) LAN
6 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 4 (25.00%) NetApp
6 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
7 3 (18.75%) vSphere
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (18.75%) SAN
7 3 (18.75%) Nagios
7 3 (18.75%) ITIL
7 3 (18.75%) CCNP
7 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (12.50%) SCCM
8 2 (12.50%) SCOM
8 2 (12.50%) Investment Management

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 (6.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Firewall
1 4 (25.00%) LAN
1 4 (25.00%) WAN
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (18.75%) SAN
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (12.50%) EIGRP
3 2 (12.50%) OSPF
3 2 (12.50%) SNMP
3 2 (12.50%) Unified Communications
3 2 (12.50%) VPN
4 1 (6.25%) BGP
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony
4 1 (6.25%) ISDN
4 1 (6.25%) MPLS
4 1 (6.25%) Multicast
4 1 (6.25%) Wireless
4 1 (6.25%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Backup Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Technician
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Python Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Switch Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.25%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
2 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (12.50%) Investment Management
2 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (12.50%) Network Management
2 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
2 2 (12.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) Web Filtering
3 1 (6.25%) Change Control
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (6.25%) Data Integration
3 1 (6.25%) Microservices
3 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) Network Optimisation
3 1 (6.25%) Open Source
3 1 (6.25%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
2 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.25%) Perl
3 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (18.75%) CCNP
3 1 (6.25%) CCNA
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (18.75%) vSphere
3 2 (12.50%) ProxySG
3 2 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (12.50%) XenApp
4 1 (6.25%) Docker
4 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Nagios
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (12.50%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) SCOM
3 1 (6.25%) Ansible
3 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
3 1 (6.25%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (6.25%) Puppet
3 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (43.75%) Citrix
2 7 (43.75%) VMware
3 6 (37.50%) Cisco
3 6 (37.50%) HP
4 4 (25.00%) NetApp
5 2 (12.50%) Altiris
5 2 (12.50%) Blue Coat
5 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 2 (12.50%) Dell
5 2 (12.50%) EMC
5 2 (12.50%) F5
5 2 (12.50%) Palo Alto
6 1 (6.25%) Capita
6 1 (6.25%) Dynatrace
6 1 (6.25%) Remedy
6 1 (6.25%) Splunk
6 1 (6.25%) Symantec
6 1 (6.25%) Tufin
6 1 (6.25%) XebiaLabs