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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 9 August 2022 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
9 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 513 455 339
Rank change year-on-year -58 -116 +177
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 94 70 48
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.24% 0.23% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 0.61% 0.59% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 60 38
10th Percentile £350 £282 £250
25th Percentile £418 £360 £291
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £514 £425 £354
Median % change year-on-year +20.88% +20.14% -21.39%
75th Percentile £588 £500 £461
90th Percentile £650 £520 £525
England median daily rate £455 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +13.75% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
10th Percentile £44.01 £46.90 £42.96
25th Percentile £44.77 £47.42 £44.19
Median hourly rate £46.79 £49.83 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year -6.10% +4.90% -5.00%
75th Percentile £48.06 £52.06 £49.38
90th Percentile £48.37 £52.48 £49.75
England median hourly rate £47.50 £49.66 £47.50
% change year-on-year -4.34% +4.54% -5.00%

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 London.

All Vendors
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 15,403 11,922 6,152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.67% 38.83% 40.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,060 7,999 4,227
10th Percentile £356 £350 £300
25th Percentile £463 £431 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £538 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
75th Percentile £688 £645 £615
90th Percentile £775 £725 £719
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 117 67
10th Percentile £16.00 £13.20 £12.67
25th Percentile £22.13 £16.08 £19.00
Median hourly rate £27.50 £24.35 £27.50
Median % change year-on-year +12.94% -11.45% +37.50%
75th Percentile £48.59 £44.50 £47.31
90th Percentile £70.23 £65.00 £50.70
England median hourly rate £22.50 £18.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year +20.81% -6.88% +7.53%

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SolarWinds in London

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SolarWinds in London.

Daily rate trend for SolarWinds in London

SolarWinds
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SolarWinds in London over the 6 months to 9 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for SolarWinds in London

SolarWinds
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SolarWinds in London.

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 9 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -27 12 £425 -17.07% 5
South London -10 5 £575 -
North London - 1 £185 - 1
SolarWinds
England

For the 6 months to 9 August 2022, 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 37 (39.36%) Firewall
1 37 (39.36%) VMware
2 35 (37.23%) Cisco
3 34 (36.17%) Windows
4 32 (34.04%) Azure
5 29 (30.85%) VPN
6 26 (27.66%) Active Directory
7 25 (26.60%) Microsoft
8 22 (23.40%) PowerShell
8 22 (23.40%) Windows Server
9 20 (21.28%) VMware Infrastructure
10 19 (20.21%) vSphere
11 18 (19.15%) Citrix
12 16 (17.02%) DNS
12 16 (17.02%) Linux
12 16 (17.02%) WAN
12 16 (17.02%) SQL Server
13 15 (15.96%) CheckPoint
13 15 (15.96%) BGP
14 14 (14.89%) Cisco Certification
14 14 (14.89%) HP
14 14 (14.89%) JIRA
15 13 (13.83%) Confluence
15 13 (13.83%) MS Exchange
15 13 (13.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 13 (13.83%) Palo Alto
16 12 (12.77%) Social Skills
16 12 (12.77%) SAN
16 12 (12.77%) OSPF
16 12 (12.77%) VMware ESXi

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 13 (13.83%) Confluence
1 13 (13.83%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.57%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.19%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.13%) Apache
4 2 (2.13%) IIS
4 2 (2.13%) WordPress
5 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.06%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (5.32%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (4.26%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (9.57%) Markit EDM
1 9 (9.57%) thinkFolio
2 1 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 32 (34.04%) Azure
2 11 (11.70%) AWS
3 10 (10.64%) Mimecast
4 9 (9.57%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (5.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 5 (5.32%) Google Docs
5 5 (5.32%) Smartsheet
6 4 (4.26%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 4 (4.26%) Azure Monitor
7 3 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (3.19%) Microsoft 365
8 2 (2.13%) GCP
8 2 (2.13%) PaaS
9 1 (1.06%) Akamai
9 1 (1.06%) Azure DevOps
9 1 (1.06%) Nutanix
9 1 (1.06%) OneDrive
9 1 (1.06%) Route 53
9 1 (1.06%) SaaS
9 1 (1.06%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 37 (39.36%) Firewall
2 29 (30.85%) VPN
3 16 (17.02%) DNS
3 16 (17.02%) WAN
4 15 (15.96%) BGP
5 12 (12.77%) OSPF
5 12 (12.77%) SAN
6 11 (11.70%) LAN
6 11 (11.70%) MPLS
6 11 (11.70%) SD-WAN
7 10 (10.64%) Network Security
7 10 (10.64%) Wireless
8 9 (9.57%) Multicast
9 8 (8.51%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (8.51%) Cisco ISE
9 8 (8.51%) DHCP
9 8 (8.51%) IPsec
10 6 (6.38%) Ethernet
10 6 (6.38%) TCP/IP
10 6 (6.38%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.02%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.19%) Data Lake
2 3 (3.19%) DB2
2 3 (3.19%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.13%) MySQL
4 1 (1.06%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (14.89%) JIRA
2 3 (3.19%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.19%) Visual Studio Code
3 1 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.06%) Zephyr
General
1 12 (12.77%) Social Skills
2 10 (10.64%) Finance
3 7 (7.45%) Public Sector
3 7 (7.45%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.19%) Organisational Skills
5 2 (2.13%) Local Government
5 2 (2.13%) Presentation Skills
5 2 (2.13%) Publishing
6 1 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.06%) Documentation Skills
6 1 (1.06%) Law
6 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (28.72%) Network Engineer
2 17 (18.09%) Analyst
3 12 (12.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (9.57%) Developer
5 8 (8.51%) Technical Analyst
6 7 (7.45%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (7.45%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 7 (7.45%) Support Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) Automation Developer
7 6 (6.38%) Consultant
7 6 (6.38%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (5.32%) AWS Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) AWS Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 5 (5.32%) Project Manager
9 4 (4.26%) IT Analyst
9 4 (4.26%) Network Analyst
9 4 (4.26%) Security Manager
9 4 (4.26%) Windows Engineer
10 3 (3.19%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.45%) XML
2 5 (5.32%) JSON
3 4 (4.26%) .NET
3 4 (4.26%) HTML
4 3 (3.19%) .NET Framework
4 3 (3.19%) 802.1X
4 3 (3.19%) Regular Expression
4 3 (3.19%) REST
5 2 (2.13%) COM
5 2 (2.13%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (2.13%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.57%) Data Centre
1 9 (9.57%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.19%) CCTV
2 3 (3.19%) Clustering
2 3 (3.19%) Public Cloud
2 3 (3.19%) Reinsurance
3 2 (2.13%) Fibre Optics
3 2 (2.13%) NHS
3 2 (2.13%) PKI
3 2 (2.13%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.06%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.06%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 34 (36.17%) Windows
2 22 (23.40%) Windows Server
3 16 (17.02%) Linux
4 6 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.19%) Unix
5 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.13%) SUSE
7 1 (1.06%) CentOS
7 1 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 11 (11.70%) Information Security
2 11 (11.70%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (9.57%) Asset Management
3 9 (9.57%) DevOps
3 9 (9.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (8.51%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (8.51%) Mobile Device Management
4 8 (8.51%) Project Management
5 7 (7.45%) Commercial Awareness
5 7 (7.45%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (7.45%) ITIL
5 7 (7.45%) Workflow
6 6 (6.38%) Infrastructure as Code
6 6 (6.38%) Load Balancing
7 5 (5.32%) Cost Optimisation
7 5 (5.32%) ITSM
7 5 (5.32%) Performance Optimisation
7 5 (5.32%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.32%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (23.40%) PowerShell
2 11 (11.70%) SQL
3 9 (9.57%) Python
4 6 (6.38%) C#
5 3 (3.19%) C
6 2 (2.13%) Bash
7 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.06%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (14.89%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (7.45%) CCIE
3 6 (6.38%) CCNA
3 6 (6.38%) CCNP
4 5 (5.32%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.19%) CISM
5 3 (3.19%) CISSP
5 3 (3.19%) JNCIA
6 2 (2.13%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 2 (2.13%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (2.13%) JNCIP
6 2 (2.13%) JNCIS
6 2 (2.13%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.06%) CCA
7 1 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.06%) MCSE
7 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.06%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (1.06%) VCP5
7 1 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (5.32%) SLA
2 3 (3.19%) GDPR
2 3 (3.19%) NIST
3 2 (2.13%) NCSC
3 2 (2.13%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.06%) PMO
System Software
1 26 (27.66%) Active Directory
2 20 (21.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (20.21%) vSphere
4 12 (12.77%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (12.77%) XenApp
5 8 (8.51%) XenDesktop
6 5 (5.32%) VMware NSX
7 4 (4.26%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (2.13%) Docker
9 1 (1.06%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (11.70%) Ansible
1 11 (11.70%) Terraform
2 10 (10.64%) Nagios
2 10 (10.64%) SCCM
3 9 (9.57%) Control-M
3 9 (9.57%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (8.51%) AirWatch
5 6 (6.38%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 6 (6.38%) PowerCLI
5 6 (6.38%) Prometheus
5 6 (6.38%) vRealize
6 5 (5.32%) SCOM
6 5 (5.32%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 3 (3.19%) CASB
7 3 (3.19%) FortiGate
7 3 (3.19%) Grafana
7 3 (3.19%) Kubernetes
7 3 (3.19%) Nessus
7 3 (3.19%) WMI
8 2 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 37 (39.36%) VMware
2 35 (37.23%) Cisco
3 25 (26.60%) Microsoft
4 18 (19.15%) Citrix
5 15 (15.96%) CheckPoint
6 14 (14.89%) HP
7 13 (13.83%) Palo Alto
8 11 (11.70%) BMC
9 10 (10.64%) F5
9 10 (10.64%) Red Hat
10 9 (9.57%) Meraki
10 9 (9.57%) NetApp
10 9 (9.57%) Riverbed
11 8 (8.51%) EMC
11 8 (8.51%) IBM
11 8 (8.51%) Intel
11 8 (8.51%) Varonis
12 6 (6.38%) Fortinet
12 6 (6.38%) Juniper
12 6 (6.38%) PagerDuty