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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SolarWinds
England / London
Rank 334 382 362
Rank change year-on-year +48 -20  
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 72 58 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.37% 0.26% 0.28%
As % of the Vendors category 0.88% 0.64% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 38 45
Median daily rate £380 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.79% +5.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £202 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £384
% change year-on-year - -2.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £44.25 £65.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.92% +52.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year - +82.97%  

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 London.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 8227 9093 9408
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 42.26% 41.09% 44.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5516 6057 6079
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 131 199
Median hourly rate £22.34 £21.34 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.66% +12.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +5 10 £425 +13.33% 5
Croydon - 6 £450 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £375 -
New Malden - 1 - -
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 82 (62.60%) Cisco
2 56 (42.75%) Cisco Certification
3 52 (39.69%) Firewall
4 50 (38.17%) Wireless
5 40 (30.53%) CCNP
6 37 (28.24%) LAN
6 37 (28.24%) BGP
7 36 (27.48%) CheckPoint
8 35 (26.72%) Cisco ASA
9 34 (25.95%) WAN
10 32 (24.43%) ITIL
10 32 (24.43%) Windows
11 31 (23.66%) Linux
11 31 (23.66%) TCP/IP
11 31 (23.66%) VMware
11 31 (23.66%) Security Cleared
11 31 (23.66%) Cisco Nexus
11 31 (23.66%) Palo Alto
12 30 (22.90%) Data Centre
12 30 (22.90%) Network Management
12 30 (22.90%) OSPF
13 27 (20.61%) F5
13 27 (20.61%) Analytical Skills
14 26 (19.85%) MPLS
15 25 (19.08%) CCNA
15 25 (19.08%) Microsoft
16 23 (17.56%) VPN
17 22 (16.79%) SC Cleared
18 21 (16.03%) VMware Infrastructure
18 21 (16.03%) Cisco Prime

SolarWinds
Top Related 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 5 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (3.82%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.29%) Apache
2 3 (2.29%) IIS
3 1 (0.76%) JBoss
3 1 (0.76%) nginx
Applications
1 9 (6.87%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.58%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.53%) GitHub
3 2 (1.53%) Office 365
3 2 (1.53%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.76%) IaaS
4 1 (0.76%) PaaS
4 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (39.69%) Firewall
2 50 (38.17%) Wireless
3 37 (28.24%) BGP
3 37 (28.24%) LAN
4 35 (26.72%) Cisco ASA
5 34 (25.95%) WAN
6 31 (23.66%) Cisco Nexus
6 31 (23.66%) TCP/IP
7 30 (22.90%) OSPF
8 26 (19.85%) MPLS
9 23 (17.56%) VPN
10 17 (12.98%) Cisco IOS
11 14 (10.69%) DNS
12 12 (9.16%) DHCP
12 12 (9.16%) Network Security
12 12 (9.16%) VPLS
13 10 (7.63%) IPsec
14 9 (6.87%) Cisco ISE
14 9 (6.87%) Internet
14 9 (6.87%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.45%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.40%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (3.82%) MySQL
3 5 (3.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.29%) GitLab
2 2 (1.53%) Jenkins
General
1 19 (14.50%) Finance
2 6 (4.58%) Back Office
2 6 (4.58%) Law
3 2 (1.53%) Banking
3 2 (1.53%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (32.82%) Network Engineer
2 17 (12.98%) Cisco Engineer
3 16 (12.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 14 (10.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (9.92%) Analyst
6 10 (7.63%) Cisco Analyst
6 10 (7.63%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 9 (6.87%) Network Analyst
8 8 (6.11%) Senior Network Engineer
8 8 (6.11%) Wireless Engineer
8 8 (6.11%) Wireless Network Engineer
9 7 (5.34%) Designer
10 6 (4.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 6 (4.58%) Administrator
10 6 (4.58%) Applications Support
10 6 (4.58%) Consultant
11 5 (3.82%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
11 5 (3.82%) Network Security Engineer
11 5 (3.82%) Security Engineer
11 5 (3.82%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.27%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.29%) LAMP
3 2 (1.53%) Middleware
4 1 (0.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (22.90%) Data Centre
2 27 (20.61%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.58%) Clustering
4 5 (3.82%) CMDB
5 2 (1.53%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.53%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.53%) PKI
5 2 (1.53%) RSA SecurID
5 2 (1.53%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.53%) User Experience
6 1 (0.76%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.76%) NHS
6 1 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.76%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 32 (24.43%) Windows
2 31 (23.66%) Linux
3 16 (12.21%) Unix
4 14 (10.69%) Windows Server
5 6 (4.58%) CentOS
5 6 (4.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (4.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.05%) Solaris
8 2 (1.53%) Android
8 2 (1.53%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.76%) SUSE
9 1 (0.76%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (24.43%) ITIL
2 30 (22.90%) Network Management
3 20 (15.27%) Change Management
4 17 (12.98%) Service Management
5 12 (9.16%) Migration
5 12 (9.16%) Project Management
6 10 (7.63%) Configuration Management
6 10 (7.63%) Load Balancing
7 9 (6.87%) ITSM
8 8 (6.11%) Business Analysis
9 7 (5.34%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (4.58%) E-Commerce
10 6 (4.58%) ITIL V3
10 6 (4.58%) Technical Analysis
11 5 (3.82%) Network Architecture
12 4 (3.05%) Capacity Management
12 4 (3.05%) Investment Management
12 4 (3.05%) Performance Management
12 4 (3.05%) Service Design
13 3 (2.29%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.21%) Python
2 15 (11.45%) PowerShell
3 10 (7.63%) C
3 10 (7.63%) SQL
4 8 (6.11%) Perl
5 6 (4.58%) C#
6 5 (3.82%) Java
6 5 (3.82%) PHP
7 4 (3.05%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.53%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.53%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 56 (42.75%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (30.53%) CCNP
3 31 (23.66%) Security Cleared
4 25 (19.08%) CCNA
5 22 (16.79%) SC Cleared
6 15 (11.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (7.63%) CCIE
7 10 (7.63%) MCSE
8 7 (5.34%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (4.58%) MCP
9 6 (4.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (2.29%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.53%) CCSA
12 1 (0.76%) CCDA
12 1 (0.76%) CCDP
12 1 (0.76%) Degree
12 1 (0.76%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.76%) JNCIP
12 1 (0.76%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.58%) SLA
3 5 (3.82%) PCI DSS
4 4 (3.05%) Data Quality
System Software
1 21 (16.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (12.98%) Active Directory
3 11 (8.40%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.82%) ProxySG
5 3 (2.29%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.53%) BIND 9
6 2 (1.53%) Docker
6 2 (1.53%) Postfix
6 2 (1.53%) XenServer
7 1 (0.76%) Firmware
7 1 (0.76%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (0.76%) iptables
7 1 (0.76%) NFS
7 1 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (16.03%) Cisco Prime
2 12 (9.16%) Nagios
3 9 (6.87%) FortiGate
4 8 (6.11%) SCOM
5 7 (5.34%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (5.34%) SCCM
6 6 (4.58%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (4.58%) PowerCLI
6 6 (4.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 5 (3.82%) Cacti
7 5 (3.82%) OPNET
7 5 (3.82%) Puppet
7 5 (3.82%) SolarWinds Orion
8 4 (3.05%) Ansible
8 4 (3.05%) Backup Exec
8 4 (3.05%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (2.29%) FreeIPA
9 3 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (2.29%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 2 (1.53%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 82 (62.60%) Cisco
2 36 (27.48%) CheckPoint
3 31 (23.66%) Palo Alto
3 31 (23.66%) VMware
4 27 (20.61%) F5
5 25 (19.08%) Microsoft
6 20 (15.27%) Juniper
7 18 (13.74%) HP
8 17 (12.98%) Citrix
9 13 (9.92%) Riverbed
10 12 (9.16%) Red Hat
11 11 (8.40%) Blue Coat
12 10 (7.63%) Splunk
13 8 (6.11%) Aruba
13 8 (6.11%) Oracle
14 7 (5.34%) Arista
14 7 (5.34%) Fortinet
15 6 (4.58%) Lumension
15 6 (4.58%) Symantec
16 5 (3.82%) Infoblox
London
Lorien Resourcing
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