Period
to 19 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 19 November 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
England > London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 488 475 474
Rank change year-on-year -13 -1 -11
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 146 132 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.32% 0.29% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 0.78% 0.69% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 82 90
London median daily rate £350 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +5.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £128 £290 £281
90th Percentile £500 £538 £476
England median daily rate £351 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -12.28% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 10
London median hourly rate £50.00 £55.00 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +45.70% +0.67%
10th Percentile £33.13 £55.00 £20.53
90th Percentile £55.00 £55.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £50.00 £55.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +37.50% -11.11%

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 London.

All Vendors
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 18708 19198 19731
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 40.47% 42.75% 41.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 12727 12799 13077
London median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 295 280 407
London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.63
England median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.55% -5.71% +6.06%

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing SolarWinds as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for SolarWinds in London

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SolarWinds in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SolarWinds in London

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SolarWinds in London over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SolarWinds in London

SolarWinds
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SolarWinds in London

SolarWinds
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SolarWinds in London over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SolarWinds in London

SolarWinds
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Central London -6 20 £351 -26.13% 2
West London +8 19 £110 -74.12% 1
South London - 6 £325 -
East London - 1 £350 -
SolarWinds
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 London region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 96 (65.75%) Cisco
2 89 (60.96%) Firewall
3 69 (47.26%) Windows
4 63 (43.15%) LAN
5 53 (36.30%) WAN
6 46 (31.51%) Microsoft
6 46 (31.51%) Cisco Certification
7 43 (29.45%) VMware
8 41 (28.08%) Active Directory
9 38 (26.03%) Linux
9 38 (26.03%) PowerShell
9 38 (26.03%) Windows Server
10 37 (25.34%) HP
11 34 (23.29%) ITIL
11 34 (23.29%) Hyper-V
12 33 (22.60%) Citrix
12 33 (22.60%) CheckPoint
13 32 (21.92%) Juniper
14 30 (20.55%) CCNP
15 28 (19.18%) OSPF
15 28 (19.18%) Network Monitoring
16 27 (18.49%) Palo Alto
16 27 (18.49%) Network Management
17 26 (17.81%) SCOM
17 26 (17.81%) SAN
18 25 (17.12%) VPN
18 25 (17.12%) DNS
18 25 (17.12%) Change Management
18 25 (17.12%) VMware ESXi
18 25 (17.12%) Splunk

SolarWinds
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 17 (11.64%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (5.48%) IIS
3 6 (4.11%) Skype for Business
4 5 (3.42%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (2.74%) Drupal
5 4 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.74%) WordPress
6 3 (2.05%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.37%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.68%) CMS
8 1 (0.68%) Confluence
8 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 23 (15.75%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (14.38%) MS Visio
3 7 (4.79%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (2.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.74%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.37%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 24 (16.44%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (15.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.11%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (4.11%) Office 365
4 3 (2.05%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 89 (60.96%) Firewall
2 63 (43.15%) LAN
3 53 (36.30%) WAN
4 28 (19.18%) OSPF
5 26 (17.81%) SAN
6 25 (17.12%) DNS
6 25 (17.12%) VPN
7 24 (16.44%) VoIP
8 23 (15.75%) BGP
8 23 (15.75%) Network Security
9 22 (15.07%) Cisco ASA
10 20 (13.70%) WLAN
11 19 (13.01%) MPLS
11 19 (13.01%) TCP/IP
12 18 (12.33%) NetScaler
13 17 (11.64%) Cisco Nexus
13 17 (11.64%) EIGRP
14 16 (10.96%) HSRP
15 15 (10.27%) DHCP
15 15 (10.27%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.53%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.42%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.05%) DB2
4 3 (2.05%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.05%) MySQL
4 3 (2.05%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.05%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.37%) Big Data
5 2 (1.37%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (5.48%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.68%) JIRA
3 1 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 12 (8.22%) Banking
2 8 (5.48%) Finance
2 8 (5.48%) Law
2 8 (5.48%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.37%) Electronics
3 2 (1.37%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.37%) Marketing
3 2 (1.37%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.68%) Billing
Job Titles
1 42 (28.77%) Network Engineer
2 24 (16.44%) Cisco Engineer
3 18 (12.33%) Windows Engineer
4 17 (11.64%) Administrator
5 15 (10.27%) Security Engineer
6 14 (9.59%) Consultant
7 13 (8.90%) Operations Engineer
8 12 (8.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 12 (8.22%) Desktop Administrator
8 12 (8.22%) Desktop Support
8 12 (8.22%) Desktop Support Administrator
8 12 (8.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (7.53%) Architect
9 11 (7.53%) Linux Engineer
10 9 (6.16%) DevOps Engineer
10 9 (6.16%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 9 (6.16%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 9 (6.16%) Senior Network Engineer
10 9 (6.16%) Windows DevOps Engineer
11 8 (5.48%) SCCM Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.85%) 802.1X
2 6 (4.11%) Web Services
3 5 (3.42%) .NET
4 2 (1.37%) Sensu
5 1 (0.68%) JSON
5 1 (0.68%) Middleware
5 1 (0.68%) REST
5 1 (0.68%) SOAP
5 1 (0.68%) XML
5 1 (0.68%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.12%) Data Centre
2 13 (8.90%) Clustering
2 13 (8.90%) Replication
3 9 (6.16%) Virtual Team
4 4 (2.74%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.05%) BYOD
5 3 (2.05%) PKI
6 2 (1.37%) CMDB
6 2 (1.37%) User Experience
6 2 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.68%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.68%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (0.68%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.68%) NHS
7 1 (0.68%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 69 (47.26%) Windows
2 38 (26.03%) Linux
2 38 (26.03%) Windows Server
3 25 (17.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (16.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (15.75%) CentOS
6 18 (12.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (7.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (5.48%) Unix
9 5 (3.42%) SUSE
10 1 (0.68%) AIX
10 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.68%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (23.29%) ITIL
2 28 (19.18%) Network Monitoring
3 27 (18.49%) Network Management
4 25 (17.12%) Change Management
5 23 (15.75%) Open Source
6 22 (15.07%) Network Design
7 19 (13.01%) Patch Management
8 14 (9.59%) Migration
8 14 (9.59%) Service Delivery
8 14 (9.59%) Service Management
9 13 (8.90%) Information Security
9 13 (8.90%) Network Architecture
10 12 (8.22%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (7.53%) Capacity Planning
12 10 (6.85%) Root Cause Analysis
12 10 (6.85%) Supplier Management
13 9 (6.16%) Business Analysis
13 9 (6.16%) Load Balancing
13 9 (6.16%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (6.16%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (26.03%) PowerShell
2 16 (10.96%) SQL
3 11 (7.53%) Bash Shell
4 4 (2.74%) C
4 4 (2.74%) Perl
4 4 (2.74%) Python
5 3 (2.05%) VB
5 3 (2.05%) VBScript
6 2 (1.37%) C++
6 2 (1.37%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 46 (31.51%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (20.55%) CCNP
3 13 (8.90%) CCNA
4 12 (8.22%) ITIL Certification
4 12 (8.22%) MCSE
4 12 (8.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (6.16%) CCIE
6 7 (4.79%) Security Cleared
7 5 (3.42%) Degree
8 4 (2.74%) CCSE
8 4 (2.74%) CISA
8 4 (2.74%) CISMP
8 4 (2.74%) CISSP
9 3 (2.05%) CCDA
9 3 (2.05%) JNCIA
9 3 (2.05%) JNCIP
9 3 (2.05%) JNCIS
9 3 (2.05%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.37%) CCA
10 2 (1.37%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.53%) SLA
2 9 (6.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.74%) GDPR
4 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 41 (28.08%) Active Directory
2 34 (23.29%) Hyper-V
3 25 (17.12%) VMware ESXi
4 20 (13.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (6.85%) Samba
6 7 (4.79%) XenApp
7 4 (2.74%) vSphere
8 3 (2.05%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (2.05%) ISA Server
8 3 (2.05%) NFS
8 3 (2.05%) ProxySG
8 3 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (2.05%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.68%) Docker
9 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (17.81%) SCOM
2 21 (14.38%) SCCM
3 18 (12.33%) SolarWinds Orion
3 18 (12.33%) WMI
4 10 (6.85%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (6.16%) Cisco Prime
5 9 (6.16%) Nagios
6 5 (3.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (2.74%) Cacti
7 4 (2.74%) OpenView
8 3 (2.05%) QRadar
9 2 (1.37%) HP SIM
9 2 (1.37%) Nessus
9 2 (1.37%) Netcool
9 2 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.37%) OPNET
9 2 (1.37%) Puppet
10 1 (0.68%) HP NNM
10 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 96 (65.75%) Cisco
2 46 (31.51%) Microsoft
3 43 (29.45%) VMware
4 37 (25.34%) HP
5 33 (22.60%) CheckPoint
5 33 (22.60%) Citrix
6 32 (21.92%) Juniper
7 27 (18.49%) Palo Alto
8 25 (17.12%) Splunk
9 18 (12.33%) Riverbed
10 17 (11.64%) NetApp
11 14 (9.59%) Fortinet
11 14 (9.59%) Red Hat
12 13 (8.90%) SAP
13 10 (6.85%) Mitel
14 7 (4.79%) EMC
14 7 (4.79%) F5
14 7 (4.79%) Tufin
15 6 (4.11%) Blue Coat
16 5 (3.42%) Dell