Period
to 25 August 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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 230 240 232
Rank change year-on-year +10 -8 -6
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 20 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.32% 0.24% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 0.82% 0.64% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 9
City of London median daily rate £475 £375 £427
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -12.18% -5.11%
10th Percentile £222 £126 £303
90th Percentile £500 £468 £535
Central London median daily rate £475 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +22.58% +3.33% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
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 2,447 2,660 2,646
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.61% 37.79% 39.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,862 1,950 1,941
City of London median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £278 £263 £273
90th Percentile £650 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 72 44
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.13 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.80% +12.50% -10.53%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.31 £12.51
90th Percentile £54.45 £25.50 £33.50
Central London median hourly rate £20.92 £19.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year +8.65% +13.24% -5.42%

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 25 August 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

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 25 August 2019. 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 - -
SolarWinds
Central London

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 15 (75.00%) Cisco
2 11 (55.00%) Firewall
3 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (40.00%) WAN
4 8 (40.00%) VPN
5 7 (35.00%) Linux
5 7 (35.00%) CCIE
5 7 (35.00%) CCNP
5 7 (35.00%) OSPF
5 7 (35.00%) BGP
5 7 (35.00%) Wireless
5 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
5 7 (35.00%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (30.00%) Riverbed
6 6 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (30.00%) Network Management
6 6 (30.00%) F5
6 6 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 6 (30.00%) ITIL
6 6 (30.00%) SNMP
6 6 (30.00%) Palo Alto
7 5 (25.00%) NX-OS
7 5 (25.00%) LAN
7 5 (25.00%) Finance
7 5 (25.00%) Project Management
8 4 (20.00%) H.323
8 4 (20.00%) MGCP
8 4 (20.00%) TACACS

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 3 (15.00%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) AWS
1 2 (10.00%) Azure
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (55.00%) Firewall
2 8 (40.00%) VPN
2 8 (40.00%) WAN
3 7 (35.00%) BGP
3 7 (35.00%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (35.00%) OSPF
3 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (35.00%) Wireless
4 6 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
4 6 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 6 (30.00%) SNMP
5 5 (25.00%) LAN
5 5 (25.00%) NX-OS
6 4 (20.00%) Cisco ISE
6 4 (20.00%) DHCP
6 4 (20.00%) Ethernet
6 4 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
6 4 (20.00%) VoIP
6 4 (20.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.00%) Hudson
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Automation Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) OSS Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) DevOps Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Network Support
4 1 (5.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) 802.1X
2 3 (15.00%) JSON
2 3 (15.00%) Regular Expression
2 3 (15.00%) YAML
3 2 (10.00%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (5.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) Public Cloud
3 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Linux
2 4 (20.00%) Unix
2 4 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.00%) CentOS
4 1 (5.00%) Mac OS
4 1 (5.00%) Solaris
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) ITIL
1 6 (30.00%) Network Management
2 5 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (15.00%) DevOps
3 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (15.00%) Technical Leadership
4 2 (10.00%) Change Control
4 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (10.00%) High Availability
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (10.00%) Microservices
4 2 (10.00%) Network Design
4 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (10.00%) Network Virtualisation
4 2 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (10.00%) Project Delivery
4 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (35.00%) CCIE
2 7 (35.00%) CCNP
3 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (10.00%) BC Cleared
5 2 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (10.00%) CCDA
5 2 (10.00%) CCDP
5 2 (10.00%) CCNA
6 1 (5.00%) CCA
6 1 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) PMO
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Docker
2 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Ansible
1 4 (20.00%) Iperf
2 3 (15.00%) Cacti
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (10.00%) Icinga
3 2 (10.00%) Kibana
3 2 (10.00%) logstash
3 2 (10.00%) Nagios
3 2 (10.00%) OpenView
3 2 (10.00%) RANCID
3 2 (10.00%) ZABBIX
4 1 (5.00%) Backup Exec
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (5.00%) vMotion
4 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Cisco
2 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (30.00%) F5
3 6 (30.00%) Palo Alto
3 6 (30.00%) Riverbed
4 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 4 (20.00%) VMware
5 3 (15.00%) Fortinet
5 3 (15.00%) Red Box
5 3 (15.00%) Splunk
6 2 (10.00%) Arista
6 2 (10.00%) Citrix
6 2 (10.00%) HP
6 2 (10.00%) Juniper
6 2 (10.00%) Kaseya
6 2 (10.00%) Remedy
6 2 (10.00%) SevOne
7 1 (5.00%) Infoblox
7 1 (5.00%) NetApp
7 1 (5.00%) Red Hat