Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 217 240 220
Rank change year-on-year +23 -20 0
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 35 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.51% 0.20% 0.28%
As % of the Vendors category 1.35% 0.51% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 9 10
City of London median daily rate £425 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -22.22% +7.46%
10th Percentile £173 £263 £369
90th Percentile £538 £508 £541
Central London median daily rate £400 £325 £450
% change year-on-year +23.08% -27.78% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
City of London median hourly rate - - £55.00
Central London median hourly rate - - £55.00

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 2,589 2,727 2,656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.91% 38.25% 43.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,905 2,084 1,996
City of London median daily rate £475 £483 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.66% +7.33% +4.65%
10th Percentile £225 £278 £294
90th Percentile £650 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 59 43
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -10.53% +2.70%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.16 £12.25
90th Percentile £27.25 £30.80 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £18.73
% change year-on-year -1.58% +1.47% +4.03%

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019, 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 30 (85.71%) Cisco
2 21 (60.00%) VPN
3 19 (54.29%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (54.29%) Cisco ASA
4 17 (48.57%) CCNP
5 16 (45.71%) Windows
6 15 (42.86%) Wireless
7 13 (37.14%) VMware
7 13 (37.14%) WAN
7 13 (37.14%) CheckPoint
8 12 (34.29%) LAN
8 12 (34.29%) ITIL
8 12 (34.29%) Firewall
8 12 (34.29%) MPLS
8 12 (34.29%) Cisco CUCM
9 11 (31.43%) F5
9 11 (31.43%) SCCM
9 11 (31.43%) Microsoft Excel
10 10 (28.57%) SQL
10 10 (28.57%) Avaya
10 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
10 10 (28.57%) OSPF
10 10 (28.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 10 (28.57%) Wireshark
10 10 (28.57%) PowerShell
10 10 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (28.57%) Meraki
11 9 (25.71%) Skype
11 9 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (25.71%) Windows 7

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 6 (17.14%) CMS
2 2 (5.71%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.86%) Apache
3 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (31.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (28.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (8.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.71%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.86%) G Suite
4 1 (2.86%) Google Drive
4 1 (2.86%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (60.00%) VPN
2 19 (54.29%) Cisco ASA
3 15 (42.86%) Wireless
4 13 (37.14%) WAN
5 12 (34.29%) Firewall
5 12 (34.29%) LAN
5 12 (34.29%) MPLS
6 10 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (28.57%) OSPF
6 10 (28.57%) Wireshark
7 9 (25.71%) Network Security
7 9 (25.71%) Skype
8 8 (22.86%) BGP
8 8 (22.86%) Cisco IOS
8 8 (22.86%) PuTTY
8 8 (22.86%) TCP/IP
9 7 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 6 (17.14%) DNS
10 6 (17.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 6 (17.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) MySQL
3 1 (2.86%) Informix
3 1 (2.86%) MS Access
3 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.86%) Hudson
2 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (20.00%) Billing
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
3 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.86%) Advertising
4 1 (2.86%) Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Law
4 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (48.57%) Network Engineer
2 8 (22.86%) Support Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) Analyst
3 6 (17.14%) IT Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) IT Support
3 6 (17.14%) IT Support Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) IT Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Network Security Specialist
4 4 (11.43%) Network Specialist
4 4 (11.43%) Security Specialist
4 4 (11.43%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Network Operations Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Network Support
5 2 (5.71%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) XMPP
2 3 (8.57%) 802.1X
3 2 (5.71%) .NET
4 1 (2.86%) LAMP
4 1 (2.86%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Clustering
2 2 (5.71%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (5.71%) iPad
2 2 (5.71%) iPhone
2 2 (5.71%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) PKI
3 1 (2.86%) Replication
3 1 (2.86%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (45.71%) Windows
2 9 (25.71%) Windows 7
3 4 (11.43%) Unix
3 4 (11.43%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.71%) Linux
4 2 (5.71%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.86%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) ITIL
2 4 (11.43%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (11.43%) Network Architecture
2 4 (11.43%) Network Management
3 3 (8.57%) Change Management
3 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.71%) High Availability
4 2 (5.71%) Information Security
4 2 (5.71%) ITIL V3
4 2 (5.71%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (5.71%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (5.71%) Project Management
4 2 (5.71%) Security Management
4 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.71%) Task Automation
4 2 (5.71%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (5.71%) WAN Optimisation
4 2 (5.71%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) PowerShell
1 10 (28.57%) SQL
2 7 (20.00%) VBA
3 5 (14.29%) Perl
3 5 (14.29%) Python
4 1 (2.86%) PHP
4 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (54.29%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (48.57%) CCNP
3 5 (14.29%) CCNA
4 3 (8.57%) Avaya Certification
4 3 (8.57%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (8.57%) Degree
5 2 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.86%) CCIE
6 1 (2.86%) CISSP
6 1 (2.86%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.86%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (2.86%) ISO 22301
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (20.00%) BitLocker
3 6 (17.14%) Active Directory
3 6 (17.14%) ProxySG
4 3 (8.57%) Firmware
5 2 (5.71%) vSphere
6 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.86%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (34.29%) Cisco CUCM
2 11 (31.43%) SCCM
3 7 (20.00%) AirWatch
4 6 (17.14%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (5.71%) Ansible
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (5.71%) Nagios
5 2 (5.71%) Rundeck
5 2 (5.71%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (5.71%) Terraform
5 2 (5.71%) ZABBIX
6 1 (2.86%) Cacti
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco CME
6 1 (2.86%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (2.86%) Opsview
6 1 (2.86%) QRadar
6 1 (2.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (85.71%) Cisco
2 13 (37.14%) CheckPoint
2 13 (37.14%) VMware
3 11 (31.43%) F5
4 10 (28.57%) Avaya
4 10 (28.57%) Meraki
4 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 8 (22.86%) HP
5 8 (22.86%) iManage
5 8 (22.86%) Palo Alto
6 7 (20.00%) Charles River
6 7 (20.00%) Dell
6 7 (20.00%) Polycom
6 7 (20.00%) ServiceNow
7 6 (17.14%) Blue Coat
8 5 (14.29%) Aruba
9 3 (8.57%) Citrix
9 3 (8.57%) Google
10 2 (5.71%) Juniper
10 2 (5.71%) Sybase