Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 221 233 230
Rank change year-on-year +12 -3 +23
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 31 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.44% 0.25% 0.30%
As % of the Vendors category 1.15% 0.66% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 13
City of London median daily rate £355 £351 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% -26.13% +11.76%
10th Percentile £153 £268 £285
90th Percentile £538 £528 £536
Central London median daily rate £400 £350 £475
% change year-on-year +14.29% -26.32% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
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 2,687 2,716 2,837
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.07% 38.30% 43.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,010 2,035 2,133
City of London median daily rate £481 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.28% +8.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £225 £274 £275
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 71 60 46
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% -7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.75 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.73
% change year-on-year +3.89% -3.87% +7.00%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 26 (83.87%) Cisco
2 20 (64.52%) Windows
3 16 (51.61%) VPN
4 15 (48.39%) Wireless
5 14 (45.16%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (41.94%) Firewall
6 13 (41.94%) VMware
7 12 (38.71%) CheckPoint
7 12 (38.71%) CCNP
7 12 (38.71%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (35.48%) SCCM
8 11 (35.48%) DNS
8 11 (35.48%) MPLS
9 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
9 10 (32.26%) Active Directory
9 10 (32.26%) Microsoft Excel
9 10 (32.26%) LAN
9 10 (32.26%) DHCP
9 10 (32.26%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (32.26%) PowerShell
9 10 (32.26%) Meraki
9 10 (32.26%) Skype
10 9 (29.03%) Windows 7
10 9 (29.03%) Wireshark
10 9 (29.03%) F5
10 9 (29.03%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (29.03%) WAN
10 9 (29.03%) SQL
10 9 (29.03%) HP
10 9 (29.03%) OSPF

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 (19.35%) CMS
2 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
3 3 (9.68%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.23%) IIS
4 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (29.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (12.90%) Office 365
3 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (6.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (3.23%) IaaS
5 1 (3.23%) Mimecast
5 1 (3.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (51.61%) VPN
2 15 (48.39%) Wireless
3 13 (41.94%) Firewall
4 12 (38.71%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (35.48%) DNS
5 11 (35.48%) MPLS
6 10 (32.26%) DHCP
6 10 (32.26%) LAN
6 10 (32.26%) Skype
7 9 (29.03%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (29.03%) OSPF
7 9 (29.03%) WAN
7 9 (29.03%) Wireshark
8 8 (25.81%) Network Security
8 8 (25.81%) TCP/IP
8 8 (25.81%) VoIP
9 7 (22.58%) BGP
9 7 (22.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 7 (22.58%) IPsec
9 7 (22.58%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) MS Access
2 1 (3.23%) MySQL
2 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (22.58%) Billing
2 4 (12.90%) Finance
3 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.23%) Law
4 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Network Engineer
2 9 (29.03%) IT Engineer
3 8 (25.81%) Support Engineer
4 6 (19.35%) IT Support
4 6 (19.35%) IT Support Engineer
5 5 (16.13%) Analyst
6 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (12.90%) IT Analyst
6 4 (12.90%) Network Security Specialist
6 4 (12.90%) Network Specialist
6 4 (12.90%) Security Specialist
6 4 (12.90%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Administrator
7 2 (6.45%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Network Support
7 2 (6.45%) Network Support Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Senior Network Administrator
8 1 (3.23%) Storage Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) XMPP
2 3 (9.68%) 802.1X
3 2 (6.45%) .NET
4 1 (3.23%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.45%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (6.45%) EMC VNX
2 2 (6.45%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.23%) Clustering
3 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.23%) iPad
3 1 (3.23%) iPhone
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) PKI
3 1 (3.23%) Replication
3 1 (3.23%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (64.52%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Windows 7
3 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.45%) Unix
5 2 (6.45%) Windows 10
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.23%) Linux
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) ITIL
2 4 (12.90%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (12.90%) Network Architecture
3 2 (6.45%) Change Management
3 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.45%) High Availability
3 2 (6.45%) Identity Management
3 2 (6.45%) Information Security
3 2 (6.45%) Network Management
3 2 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (6.45%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (6.45%) Project Management
3 2 (6.45%) Security Management
3 2 (6.45%) Task Automation
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Forensics
4 1 (3.23%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.23%) Document Management
4 1 (3.23%) Network Design
4 1 (3.23%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) PowerShell
2 9 (29.03%) SQL
3 7 (22.58%) VBA
4 4 (12.90%) Perl
4 4 (12.90%) Python
5 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (45.16%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (38.71%) CCNP
3 4 (12.90%) CCNA
4 2 (6.45%) Avaya Certification
4 2 (6.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (6.45%) Degree
4 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.23%) CISSP
5 1 (3.23%) GIAC
5 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.45%) SLA
3 1 (3.23%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (3.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (3.23%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 10 (32.26%) Active Directory
1 10 (32.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (22.58%) BitLocker
3 6 (19.35%) ProxySG
4 2 (6.45%) Firmware
4 2 (6.45%) vSphere
5 1 (3.23%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (35.48%) SCCM
2 8 (25.81%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (22.58%) AirWatch
4 6 (19.35%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (6.45%) Ansible
5 2 (6.45%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (6.45%) Rundeck
5 2 (6.45%) SCOM
5 2 (6.45%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (6.45%) Terraform
6 1 (3.23%) Cacti
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Nagios
6 1 (3.23%) Perfmon
6 1 (3.23%) QRadar
6 1 (3.23%) SCOrch
6 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (3.23%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 26 (83.87%) Cisco
2 13 (41.94%) VMware
3 12 (38.71%) CheckPoint
4 10 (32.26%) Meraki
4 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
5 9 (29.03%) Avaya
5 9 (29.03%) F5
5 9 (29.03%) HP
6 8 (25.81%) iManage
7 7 (22.58%) Charles River
7 7 (22.58%) Dell
7 7 (22.58%) Polycom
7 7 (22.58%) ServiceNow
8 6 (19.35%) Blue Coat
9 4 (12.90%) Aruba
10 3 (9.68%) Apple
10 3 (9.68%) Palo Alto
11 2 (6.45%) EMC
11 2 (6.45%) Juniper
11 2 (6.45%) NetApp