Period
to 3 December 2020

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 3 December 2020 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
3 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 108 209 231
Rank change year-on-year +101 +22 0
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 13 11 30
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.65% 0.19% 0.43%
As % of the Vendors category 1.85% 0.48% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 24
Median daily rate £379 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.88% +5.92% +14.35%
10th Percentile £290 £335 £152
90th Percentile £700 £469 £538
Central London median daily rate £379 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -10.88% +6.25% +14.29%
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 701 2,313 2,646
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 35.17% 40.23% 37.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 1,770 1,992
Median daily rate £500 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% -
10th Percentile £287 £260 £225
90th Percentile £675 £650 £656
Central London median daily rate £500 £494 £488
% change year-on-year +1.27% +1.28% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 42 72
Median hourly rate £22.75 £20.67 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.09% +10.51% +3.89%
10th Percentile £12.99 £12.04 £13.00
90th Percentile £65.63 £51.53 £25.50
Median hourly rate £22.75 £20.83 £18.70
% change year-on-year +9.22% +11.39% -

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 3 December 2020.

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 3 December 2020, 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 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
1 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
1 9 (69.23%) VMware
2 7 (53.85%) Windows
3 6 (46.15%) Finance
3 6 (46.15%) Azure
3 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
4 5 (38.46%) AWS
4 5 (38.46%) SCCM
4 5 (38.46%) Cisco
4 5 (38.46%) VPN
5 4 (30.77%) Python
5 4 (30.77%) LAN
5 4 (30.77%) SAN
5 4 (30.77%) Firewall
5 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
5 4 (30.77%) Terraform
5 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (30.77%) Palo Alto
6 3 (23.08%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (23.08%) Patch Management
6 3 (23.08%) Public Cloud
6 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2019
6 3 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (23.08%) WSUS
6 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (23.08%) SaaS
6 3 (23.08%) PaaS

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 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) Azure
2 5 (38.46%) AWS
3 3 (23.08%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (23.08%) IaaS
3 3 (23.08%) Office 365
3 3 (23.08%) PaaS
3 3 (23.08%) SaaS
4 2 (15.38%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (15.38%) Datadog
4 2 (15.38%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) VPN
2 4 (30.77%) Firewall
2 4 (30.77%) LAN
2 4 (30.77%) SAN
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (23.08%) DHCP
3 3 (23.08%) DNS
3 3 (23.08%) WAN
3 3 (23.08%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (23.08%) Wireless
4 2 (15.38%) BGP
4 2 (15.38%) BIG-IP
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (15.38%) Network Security
4 2 (15.38%) Sourcefire
4 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 2 (15.38%) Unified Communications
4 2 (15.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Network Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Support Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (15.38%) Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Support
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) IT Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) IT Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) PowerShell Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (7.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 3 (23.08%) Public Cloud
3 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
3 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
4 1 (7.69%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
3 3 (23.08%) Linux
3 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2016
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2019
4 1 (7.69%) Unix
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL
1 3 (23.08%) Patch Management
1 3 (23.08%) SIEM
2 2 (15.38%) Asset Management
2 2 (15.38%) Content Management
2 2 (15.38%) DevOps
2 2 (15.38%) DNA
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure as Code
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 2 (15.38%) ITSM
2 2 (15.38%) Network Management
2 2 (15.38%) Proactive Monitoring
2 2 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (15.38%) Process Improvement
2 2 (15.38%) Software Asset Management
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
1 4 (30.77%) Python
2 2 (15.38%) Go
2 2 (15.38%) R
3 1 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) PHP
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) CCNP
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (23.08%) MCSE
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) CCIE
2 1 (7.69%) CCNA
2 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) MCITP
2 1 (7.69%) MCSA
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Government Security Classifications
1 1 (7.69%) NCSC
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (15.38%) VMware NSX
4 1 (7.69%) Docker
4 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) SCCM
2 4 (30.77%) Terraform
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (23.08%) Nagios
3 3 (23.08%) WSUS
4 2 (15.38%) Ansible
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (15.38%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (15.38%) Packer
5 1 (7.69%) Kubernetes
5 1 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (7.69%) Puppet
5 1 (7.69%) Salt
5 1 (7.69%) SCOM
5 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
1 9 (69.23%) VMware
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco
3 4 (30.77%) Palo Alto
4 3 (23.08%) HP
5 2 (15.38%) Citrix
5 2 (15.38%) Dell
5 2 (15.38%) EMC
5 2 (15.38%) ExtraHop
5 2 (15.38%) F5
5 2 (15.38%) IBM
5 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
6 1 (7.69%) Fortinet
6 1 (7.69%) Lumension
6 1 (7.69%) McAfee
6 1 (7.69%) Meraki
6 1 (7.69%) Radianz
6 1 (7.69%) Sophos
6 1 (7.69%) Symantec