Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 162 111 221
Rank change year-on-year -51 +110 +23
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 11 6 17
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.30% 0.34% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 0.87% 0.91% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 11
10th Percentile £385 £303 £258
25th Percentile £471 £363 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £383 £425
Median % change year-on-year +33.99% -10.00% +6.25%
75th Percentile £519 £438 £494
90th Percentile £600 £490 £500
Central London median daily rate £488 £404 £425
% change year-on-year +20.74% -5.00% +6.25%

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 1,266 657 2,375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 34.73% 37.39% 38.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 909 454 1,840
10th Percentile £343 £313 £287
25th Percentile £425 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% - +0.70%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £713 £659 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 7 54
10th Percentile £8.00 £14.10 £11.25
25th Percentile £12.38 £16.00 £12.57
Median hourly rate £14.25 £20.00 £20.25
Median % change year-on-year -28.75% -1.23% +7.43%
75th Percentile £23.75 £22.25 £22.89
90th Percentile £28.00 £32.60 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £14.36 £19.00 £20.92
% change year-on-year -24.43% -9.16% +10.08%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (63.64%) Migration
2 7 (63.64%) PowerShell
2 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
2 7 (63.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 6 (54.55%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2019
3 6 (54.55%) SCCM
3 6 (54.55%) Cisco
4 5 (45.45%) Citrix
4 5 (45.45%) XenApp
4 5 (45.45%) Law
4 5 (45.45%) Project Delivery
4 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (36.36%) Architecture Roadmap
5 4 (36.36%) High Availability
5 4 (36.36%) VMware
5 4 (36.36%) XenDesktop
5 4 (36.36%) Azure
5 4 (36.36%) SCOM
5 4 (36.36%) CCNA
5 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (36.36%) CISSP
5 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (36.36%) VPN
5 4 (36.36%) ITIL
5 4 (36.36%) MCSE
6 3 (27.27%) SAN

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 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Azure
2 3 (27.27%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft 365
3 1 (9.09%) Mimecast
3 1 (9.09%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) VPN
2 3 (27.27%) SAN
3 2 (18.18%) BGP
3 2 (18.18%) Broadband
3 2 (18.18%) Firewall
3 2 (18.18%) IPv6
3 2 (18.18%) MPLS
3 2 (18.18%) Multicast
3 2 (18.18%) Network Security
3 2 (18.18%) OSPF
4 1 (9.09%) DHCP
4 1 (9.09%) DNS
4 1 (9.09%) FTP
4 1 (9.09%) iSCSI
General
1 5 (45.45%) Law
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Back Office
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Architect
1 4 (36.36%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) IT Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Principal Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Principal Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior IT Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (9.09%) Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) CMDB
2 1 (9.09%) Data Structures
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2019
4 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
6 1 (9.09%) Linux
6 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 7 (63.64%) Migration
2 6 (54.55%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (45.45%) Project Delivery
4 4 (36.36%) Architecture Roadmap
4 4 (36.36%) High Availability
4 4 (36.36%) ITIL
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (18.18%) DevOps
5 2 (18.18%) Network Design
5 2 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
6 1 (9.09%) Antivirus Management
6 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
6 1 (9.09%) Decision-Making
6 1 (9.09%) ITSM
6 1 (9.09%) Matrix Management
6 1 (9.09%) Matrix Organization
6 1 (9.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) CCNA
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (36.36%) CISSP
1 4 (36.36%) MCSE
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 5 (45.45%) XenApp
3 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (36.36%) XenDesktop
4 1 (9.09%) NFS
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) SCCM
2 4 (36.36%) SCOM
3 2 (18.18%) Nagios
4 1 (9.09%) Ansible
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (9.09%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Cisco
2 5 (45.45%) Citrix
3 4 (36.36%) VMware
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) Nimble Storage
5 1 (9.09%) HP
5 1 (9.09%) iManage
5 1 (9.09%) NetApp
5 1 (9.09%) Symantec