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 3 months to 24 April 2017 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
London / City of London
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 146 155 187
Rank change year-on-year +9 +32  
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 13 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.41% 0.32% 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 1.05% 0.80% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 10
Median daily rate £425 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £349 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £456 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -1.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £24.86 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year - -9.09%  

SolarWinds is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1239 1383 2307
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 38.85% 39.73% 41.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 895 1067 1678
Median daily rate £466 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 47
Median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.55% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £18.60 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.86 £30.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.47% +8.57%  

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing SolarWinds as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 24 April 2017.

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 24 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 22 (91.67%) Cisco
2 19 (79.17%) Firewall
3 16 (66.67%) LAN
3 16 (66.67%) WAN
3 16 (66.67%) Network Management
4 15 (62.50%) Palo Alto
5 13 (54.17%) VPN
6 12 (50.00%) CCNP
6 12 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (45.83%) Wireless
7 11 (45.83%) Data Centre
8 10 (41.67%) Arista
9 9 (37.50%) Finance
9 9 (37.50%) Citrix
9 9 (37.50%) BGP
10 8 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (33.33%) OSPF
10 8 (33.33%) CCNA
11 7 (29.17%) ITIL
11 7 (29.17%) Migration
11 7 (29.17%) Investment Management
11 7 (29.17%) Fortinet
11 7 (29.17%) VXLAN
12 6 (25.00%) Structured Cabling
12 6 (25.00%) iSCSI
12 6 (25.00%) Riverbed
12 6 (25.00%) Project Management
12 6 (25.00%) SAN
13 5 (20.83%) CheckPoint
13 5 (20.83%) Microsoft

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:

Communications & Networking
1 19 (79.17%) Firewall
2 16 (66.67%) LAN
2 16 (66.67%) WAN
3 13 (54.17%) VPN
4 11 (45.83%) Wireless
5 9 (37.50%) BGP
6 8 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (33.33%) OSPF
7 7 (29.17%) VXLAN
8 6 (25.00%) iSCSI
8 6 (25.00%) SAN
8 6 (25.00%) Structured Cabling
9 5 (20.83%) NetScaler
9 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
9 5 (20.83%) VLAN
10 4 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (16.67%) VoIP
11 3 (12.50%) ISDN
11 3 (12.50%) PPP
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Network Engineer
2 10 (41.67%) Analyst
3 9 (37.50%) Cisco Analyst
3 9 (37.50%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 7 (29.17%) Support Analyst
5 6 (25.00%) Cisco Support
5 6 (25.00%) IT Analyst
5 6 (25.00%) IT Support
5 6 (25.00%) IT Support Analyst
5 6 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
5 6 (25.00%) Technical Support
5 6 (25.00%) Technical Support Analyst
5 6 (25.00%) Voice Analyst
5 6 (25.00%) Voice Support Analyst
6 5 (20.83%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (16.67%) Network Analyst
8 3 (12.50%) Security Engineer
9 2 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
9 2 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 2 (8.33%) ICT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 11 (45.83%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.50%) CMDB
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) Network Management
2 7 (29.17%) Investment Management
2 7 (29.17%) ITIL
2 7 (29.17%) Migration
3 6 (25.00%) Project Management
4 4 (16.67%) Change Management
5 3 (12.50%) Load Balancing
5 3 (12.50%) Process Improvement
5 3 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (8.33%) Capacity Management
7 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
7 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
7 1 (4.17%) ITSM
7 1 (4.17%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (4.17%) People Management
7 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
7 1 (4.17%) Resource Allocation
7 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
7 1 (4.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) Perl
1 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (50.00%) CCNP
1 12 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (4.17%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.50%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
1 3 (12.50%) OPNET
Vendors
1 22 (91.67%) Cisco
2 15 (62.50%) Palo Alto
3 10 (41.67%) Arista
4 9 (37.50%) Citrix
5 7 (29.17%) Fortinet
6 6 (25.00%) Riverbed
7 5 (20.83%) Blue Coat
7 5 (20.83%) CheckPoint
7 5 (20.83%) F5
7 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
8 4 (16.67%) Juniper
8 4 (16.67%) VMware
9 2 (8.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 2 (8.33%) Aruba
9 2 (8.33%) FireEye
9 2 (8.33%) HP
9 2 (8.33%) TippingPoint
9 2 (8.33%) Tufin
10 1 (4.17%) Infoblox
10 1 (4.17%) Splunk