Period
to 28 February 2020

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 28 February 2020 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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 415 514 499
Rank change year-on-year +99 -15 -37
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 69 105 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.25% 0.24% 0.29%
As % of the Vendors category 0.62% 0.60% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 75 97
London median daily rate £416 £425 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.06% +21.12% -14.93%
10th Percentile £300 £200 £261
90th Percentile £511 £538 £513
England median daily rate £413 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +3.13% +14.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
London median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +40.63% -36.00%
England median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £26.02
% change year-on-year +5.56% +72.94% -50.44%

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 11,184 17,620 18,819
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.87% 40.18% 39.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,544 11,833 12,851
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £260 £293 £263
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 216 297 332
London median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -6.98% +2.31%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.52 £54.88
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.57% - -

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 28 February 2020.

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
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 28 February 2020. 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 +47 21 £425 - 8
South London +32 7 - - 2
West London +29 3 £425 -10.53% 1
East London - 1 - - 4
SolarWinds
England

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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 London region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 51 (73.91%) Firewall
2 46 (66.67%) Cisco
3 40 (57.97%) VPN
4 38 (55.07%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (49.28%) CCNP
5 34 (49.28%) Juniper
6 31 (44.93%) Ethernet
7 28 (40.58%) Cisco Nexus
8 27 (39.13%) OSPF
9 26 (37.68%) JNCIP
10 25 (36.23%) Wireshark
10 25 (36.23%) Nagios
10 25 (36.23%) WAN
10 25 (36.23%) LAN
11 23 (33.33%) Change Management
11 23 (33.33%) VXLAN
12 22 (31.88%) DNS
13 21 (30.43%) Windows
13 21 (30.43%) IPv4
13 21 (30.43%) IPv6
13 21 (30.43%) Migration
14 19 (27.54%) Data Centre
15 17 (24.64%) VMware
16 16 (23.19%) TCP/IP
17 15 (21.74%) Wireless
18 14 (20.29%) Network Management
18 14 (20.29%) Windows Server
19 13 (18.84%) Palo Alto
19 13 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
19 13 (18.84%) Cisco ASA

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 1 (1.45%) Apache
1 1 (1.45%) IIS
1 1 (1.45%) JBoss
1 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Maximo
1 1 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.70%) AWS
1 6 (8.70%) Azure
2 3 (4.35%) Office 365
3 2 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.90%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (2.90%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (2.90%) Serverless
3 2 (2.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.45%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 1 (1.45%) IaaS
4 1 (1.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (73.91%) Firewall
2 40 (57.97%) VPN
3 31 (44.93%) Ethernet
4 28 (40.58%) Cisco Nexus
5 27 (39.13%) OSPF
6 25 (36.23%) LAN
6 25 (36.23%) WAN
6 25 (36.23%) Wireshark
7 23 (33.33%) VXLAN
8 22 (31.88%) DNS
9 21 (30.43%) IPv4
9 21 (30.43%) IPv6
10 16 (23.19%) TCP/IP
11 15 (21.74%) Wireless
12 13 (18.84%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (18.84%) DHCP
13 10 (14.49%) BGP
13 10 (14.49%) MPLS
13 10 (14.49%) Spanning Tree
14 9 (13.04%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.35%) MySQL
3 2 (2.90%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.45%) Big Data
4 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (4.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.45%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.45%) JIRA
2 1 (1.45%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 8 (11.59%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Games
2 4 (5.80%) Multimedia
3 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.45%) Advertising
4 1 (1.45%) Law
4 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.45%) Marketing
4 1 (1.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (36.23%) Network Engineer
2 20 (28.99%) Administrator
3 17 (24.64%) Network Administrator
4 12 (17.39%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Migration Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Juniper Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Network Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Server Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Server Migration Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.35%) Windows Server Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) IT Systems Administrator
9 2 (2.90%) Platform Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.80%) 802.1X
2 3 (4.35%) LAMP
2 3 (4.35%) Web Services
3 1 (1.45%) .NET
3 1 (1.45%) Jinja
3 1 (1.45%) JSON
3 1 (1.45%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (27.54%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.14%) Fibre Optics
3 6 (8.70%) Management Information System
4 5 (7.25%) PKI
5 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.90%) Clustering
7 1 (1.45%) CCTV
7 1 (1.45%) CMDB
7 1 (1.45%) Cyberattack
7 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.45%) IPTV
7 1 (1.45%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.45%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (30.43%) Windows
2 14 (20.29%) Windows Server
3 13 (18.84%) Linux
4 8 (11.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (7.25%) CentOS
7 4 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (5.80%) SUSE
8 3 (4.35%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.90%) Unix
9 2 (2.90%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.45%) Fedora
10 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (33.33%) Change Management
2 21 (30.43%) Migration
3 14 (20.29%) Network Management
4 6 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 6 (8.70%) ITIL
4 6 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (7.25%) Network Architecture
6 4 (5.80%) Configuration Management
6 4 (5.80%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (4.35%) Deployment Automation
7 3 (4.35%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.35%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.35%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (4.35%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.35%) Service Design
8 2 (2.90%) DevOps
8 2 (2.90%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (2.90%) Server Building
8 2 (2.90%) Task Automation
8 2 (2.90%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.49%) Python
2 8 (11.59%) PowerShell
3 6 (8.70%) SQL
4 3 (4.35%) C
4 3 (4.35%) Perl
5 2 (2.90%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.90%) Ruby
6 1 (1.45%) C#
6 1 (1.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 38 (55.07%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (49.28%) CCNP
3 26 (37.68%) JNCIP
4 12 (17.39%) JNCIS
5 8 (11.59%) CCNA
6 7 (10.14%) JNCIA
6 7 (10.14%) Security Cleared
7 5 (7.25%) SC Cleared
8 4 (5.80%) CCDA
9 3 (4.35%) CCIE
10 2 (2.90%) CISSP
10 2 (2.90%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.45%) CCSE
11 1 (1.45%) GIAC
11 1 (1.45%) Linux+ Certification
11 1 (1.45%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (1.45%) SSCP
11 1 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) PMO
2 2 (2.90%) SLA
3 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (14.49%) Active Directory
3 9 (13.04%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (4.35%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.90%) NFS
6 1 (1.45%) Docker
6 1 (1.45%) Firmware
6 1 (1.45%) KVM
6 1 (1.45%) Samba
6 1 (1.45%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.45%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.45%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.45%) Xen
6 1 (1.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (36.23%) Nagios
2 7 (10.14%) Ansible
3 5 (7.25%) SCCM
4 4 (5.80%) Terraform
4 4 (5.80%) ZABBIX
5 3 (4.35%) HP SIM
5 3 (4.35%) Puppet
6 2 (2.90%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (2.90%) Control-M
6 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (2.90%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.90%) Salt
6 2 (2.90%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (2.90%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.45%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (1.45%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (1.45%) Grafana
7 1 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.45%) PowerCLI
7 1 (1.45%) QRadar
Vendors
1 46 (66.67%) Cisco
2 34 (49.28%) Juniper
3 17 (24.64%) VMware
4 13 (18.84%) Palo Alto
5 10 (14.49%) CheckPoint
6 8 (11.59%) Dell
6 8 (11.59%) Red Hat
7 7 (10.14%) Aruba
7 7 (10.14%) Fortinet
7 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
8 5 (7.25%) HP
8 5 (7.25%) Infoblox
9 4 (5.80%) Citrix
9 4 (5.80%) NetApp
9 4 (5.80%) Riverbed
9 4 (5.80%) Splunk
10 3 (4.35%) BMC
10 3 (4.35%) CommVault
10 3 (4.35%) Sophos
10 3 (4.35%) Symantec