Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 234 215 225
Rank change year-on-year -19 +10 +38
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 15 19 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.21% 0.30% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 0.56% 0.71% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 19
City of London median daily rate £350 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.12% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £263 £377 £290
90th Percentile £504 £537 £479
Central London median daily rate £350 £450 £419
% change year-on-year -22.22% +7.46% -1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
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 2,700 2,691 2,907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.21% 43.14% 40.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,058 2,016 2,181
City of London median daily rate £486 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £287 £296 £250
90th Percentile £675 £631 £625
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 41 41
City of London median hourly rate £18.00 £21.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% +20.83% +0.76%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £30.95 £55.00 £30.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.85 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -0.79% +5.56% +2.13%

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 18 January 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 18 January 2018, 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 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) Citrix
2 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) LAN
2 6 (40.00%) WAN
2 6 (40.00%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) Firewall
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (26.67%) CCNP
4 4 (26.67%) Finance
4 4 (26.67%) BGP
4 4 (26.67%) OSPF
5 3 (20.00%) VMware
5 3 (20.00%) Change Management
5 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (20.00%) Wireless
5 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (20.00%) VPN
5 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (20.00%) XenApp
5 3 (20.00%) SCCM
5 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development

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 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) Firewall
1 6 (40.00%) LAN
1 6 (40.00%) WAN
2 4 (26.67%) BGP
2 4 (26.67%) OSPF
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco Wireless
3 3 (20.00%) VPN
3 3 (20.00%) Wireless
4 2 (13.33%) EIGRP
4 2 (13.33%) HSRP
4 2 (13.33%) IPsec
4 2 (13.33%) Multicast
4 2 (13.33%) SSL
4 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (13.33%) VRRP
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (6.67%) Internet
5 1 (6.67%) Intranet
5 1 (6.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (13.33%) DB2
3 2 (13.33%) MySQL
3 2 (13.33%) RDBMS
3 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Administrator
2 4 (26.67%) Network Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) DBA
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Data Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Clustering
2 2 (13.33%) Replication
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (20.00%) Change Management
1 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
1 3 (20.00%) Network Design
1 3 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
1 3 (20.00%) Statistics
2 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
2 2 (13.33%) Coaching
2 2 (13.33%) Database Security
2 2 (13.33%) ETL
2 2 (13.33%) High Availability
2 2 (13.33%) Investment Management
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (13.33%) Network Management
2 2 (13.33%) Network Optimisation
2 2 (13.33%) Project Management
2 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (13.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.67%) C
3 1 (6.67%) Perl
3 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) CCNP
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) CCIE
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (20.00%) XenApp
2 2 (13.33%) ProxySG
3 1 (6.67%) Docker
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
2 2 (13.33%) OPNET
2 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (6.67%) Ansible
3 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (6.67%) Puppet
3 1 (6.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) Citrix
3 3 (20.00%) Blue Coat
3 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (13.33%) Altiris
4 2 (13.33%) Arista
4 2 (13.33%) Avaya
4 2 (13.33%) HP
4 2 (13.33%) NetApp
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle
4 2 (13.33%) Riverbed
4 2 (13.33%) Tufin
5 1 (6.67%) arcserve
5 1 (6.67%) Dynatrace
5 1 (6.67%) Meraki
5 1 (6.67%) Palo Alto
5 1 (6.67%) Remedy
5 1 (6.67%) XebiaLabs