Period
to 24 January 2022

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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 485 345 443
Rank change year-on-year -140 +98 +83
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 95 56 76
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.26% 0.32% 0.25%
As % of the Vendors category 0.70% 0.83% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 43 62
10th Percentile £316 £227 £300
25th Percentile £400 £313 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £383 £400
Median % change year-on-year +27.45% -4.38% -1.23%
75th Percentile £567 £488 £447
90th Percentile £601 £594 £510
England median daily rate £450 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +16.13% -3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 4
10th Percentile £11.50 - £42.60
25th Percentile £17.52 - £44.95
Median hourly rate £40.50 - £48.75
75th Percentile £46.16 - £50.00
90th Percentile £46.34 - -
England median hourly rate £40.50 £20.95 £48.75
% change year-on-year +93.29% -57.03% +8.33%

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 13,557 6,770 11,914
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.46% 38.65% 39.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,401 4,591 8,245
10th Percentile £340 £300 £256
25th Percentile £450 £400 £376
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £663 £588 £590
90th Percentile £750 £675 £675
England median daily rate £515 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +11.35% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 68 210
10th Percentile £14.75 £12.76 £12.49
25th Percentile £20.09 £21.81 £16.81
Median hourly rate £28.00 £26.65 £20.68
Median % change year-on-year +5.07% +28.87% +10.23%
75th Percentile £49.25 £52.13 £29.66
90th Percentile £58.75 £66.95 £50.00
England median hourly rate £19.52 £23.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year -15.13% +22.99% +6.89%

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 24 January 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SolarWinds in London over the 6 months to 24 January 2022.

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 24 January 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 -55 18 £500 +30.72% 6
South London -8 6 £46 -86.81% 2
North London - 4 £400 -
East London - 1 - - 3
SolarWinds
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 47 (49.47%) Windows
2 39 (41.05%) Windows Server
3 37 (38.95%) VMware
4 35 (36.84%) Azure
5 33 (34.74%) Cisco
6 27 (28.42%) VPN
6 27 (28.42%) Firewall
7 26 (27.37%) Active Directory
8 23 (24.21%) LAN
8 23 (24.21%) SCCM
9 22 (23.16%) WAN
10 20 (21.05%) ITIL
10 20 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (21.05%) PowerShell
11 19 (20.00%) Linux
12 16 (16.84%) OSPF
12 16 (16.84%) BGP
13 15 (15.79%) DNS
13 15 (15.79%) Citrix
13 15 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
13 15 (15.79%) Data Centre
14 14 (14.74%) CCNA
14 14 (14.74%) MPLS
14 14 (14.74%) DHCP
15 13 (13.68%) Dell
15 13 (13.68%) Wireless
15 13 (13.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 12 (12.63%) Windows Server 2016
16 12 (12.63%) Social Skills
16 12 (12.63%) Network Design

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 4 (4.21%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.05%) Confluence
3 1 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.05%) IIS
3 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.05%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (3.16%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (36.84%) Azure
2 10 (10.53%) Microsoft 365
3 8 (8.42%) AWS
4 6 (6.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 6 (6.32%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (5.26%) IaaS
6 3 (3.16%) Mimecast
7 2 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (2.11%) SaaS
8 1 (1.05%) Azure Monitor
8 1 (1.05%) Azure Stack
8 1 (1.05%) Azure Storage
8 1 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (1.05%) Power Platform
8 1 (1.05%) PowerApps
8 1 (1.05%) Serverless
8 1 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (28.42%) Firewall
1 27 (28.42%) VPN
2 23 (24.21%) LAN
3 22 (23.16%) WAN
4 16 (16.84%) BGP
4 16 (16.84%) OSPF
5 15 (15.79%) DNS
6 14 (14.74%) DHCP
6 14 (14.74%) MPLS
7 13 (13.68%) Wireless
8 12 (12.63%) Cisco Nexus
8 12 (12.63%) TCP/IP
9 11 (11.58%) SD-WAN
10 9 (9.47%) IPv6
10 9 (9.47%) Network Security
10 9 (9.47%) SAN
11 8 (8.42%) EIGRP
11 8 (8.42%) Multicast
12 7 (7.37%) Ethernet
12 7 (7.37%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.11%) FileMaker
3 2 (2.11%) MySQL
4 1 (1.05%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.05%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.05%) JIRA
General
1 12 (12.63%) Social Skills
2 10 (10.53%) Finance
3 8 (8.42%) Legal
3 8 (8.42%) Public Sector
4 5 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.21%) Banking
5 4 (4.21%) Local Government
6 3 (3.16%) Law
7 2 (2.11%) Multimedia
7 2 (2.11%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (1.05%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.05%) Police
Job Titles
1 21 (22.11%) Network Engineer
2 13 (13.68%) Principal Engineer
3 11 (11.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (10.53%) Analyst
4 10 (10.53%) Principal Network Engineer
5 9 (9.47%) Architect
5 9 (9.47%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 8 (8.42%) Cloud Engineer
6 8 (8.42%) Server Engineer
7 7 (7.37%) Administrator
8 6 (6.32%) AWS Engineer
9 5 (5.26%) IT Engineer
9 5 (5.26%) Platform Manager
9 5 (5.26%) Service Manager
10 4 (4.21%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (4.21%) Network Administrator
11 3 (3.16%) Citrix Support
11 3 (3.16%) Infrastructure Architect
11 3 (3.16%) Windows Engineer
11 3 (3.16%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.21%) REST
1 4 (4.21%) Web Services
2 2 (2.11%) SAML
3 1 (1.05%) CSS
3 1 (1.05%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.42%) Public Cloud
3 6 (6.32%) Fibre Optics
4 5 (5.26%) Clustering
4 5 (5.26%) CMDB
4 5 (5.26%) PKI
5 3 (3.16%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.16%) FlexPod
5 3 (3.16%) NHS
6 2 (2.11%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.11%) SWIFT
6 2 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.05%) CCTV
7 1 (1.05%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.05%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.05%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.05%) FMCG
7 1 (1.05%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 47 (49.47%) Windows
2 39 (41.05%) Windows Server
3 19 (20.00%) Linux
4 12 (12.63%) Windows Server 2016
5 10 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (8.42%) Windows Server 2019
7 7 (7.37%) Ubuntu
7 7 (7.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (4.21%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.11%) CentOS
9 2 (2.11%) SUSE
10 1 (1.05%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.05%) Unix
10 1 (1.05%) VMS
10 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.05%) ITIL
2 13 (13.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 12 (12.63%) Network Design
4 11 (11.58%) Network Monitoring
4 11 (11.58%) Project Delivery
5 10 (10.53%) Migration
6 9 (9.47%) ITSM
6 9 (9.47%) Network Management
7 8 (8.42%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (8.42%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (7.37%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (7.37%) Decision-Making
8 7 (7.37%) Project Management
9 6 (6.32%) Cost Optimisation
9 6 (6.32%) Customer Requirements
9 6 (6.32%) Infrastructure as Code
9 6 (6.32%) Performance Optimisation
10 5 (5.26%) Business Case
10 5 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (5.26%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.05%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.21%) SQL
3 2 (2.11%) Bash
3 2 (2.11%) Python
4 1 (1.05%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (14.74%) CCNA
3 11 (11.58%) CCNP
4 7 (7.37%) MCSE
4 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (6.32%) AWS Certification
5 6 (6.32%) CCDA
5 6 (6.32%) CCIE
5 6 (6.32%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (6.32%) JNCIA
5 6 (6.32%) JNCIP
5 6 (6.32%) JNCIS
5 6 (6.32%) RHCE
5 6 (6.32%) Security Cleared
6 5 (5.26%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.11%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 2 (2.11%) CISSP
7 2 (2.11%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.05%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.42%) SLA
2 1 (1.05%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (1.05%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.05%) PMO
System Software
1 26 (27.37%) Active Directory
2 15 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.26%) vSphere
3 5 (5.26%) XenApp
4 4 (4.21%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.16%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.16%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.11%) NFS
6 2 (2.11%) vCloud
6 2 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (2.11%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.05%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 23 (24.21%) SCCM
2 10 (10.53%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 8 (8.42%) Nagios
3 8 (8.42%) vCenter Server
4 7 (7.37%) Control-M
4 7 (7.37%) SCOM
5 6 (6.32%) Terraform
6 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (5.26%) SolarWinds Orion
7 4 (4.21%) SCOrch
7 4 (4.21%) VxRail
8 3 (3.16%) Backup Exec
8 3 (3.16%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (3.16%) OfficeScan
8 3 (3.16%) OPNET
8 3 (3.16%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (2.11%) Ansible
9 2 (2.11%) FortiGate
10 1 (1.05%) Grafana
10 1 (1.05%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 37 (38.95%) VMware
2 33 (34.74%) Cisco
3 15 (15.79%) Citrix
4 13 (13.68%) Dell
5 12 (12.63%) Microsoft
6 9 (9.47%) Juniper
6 9 (9.47%) Palo Alto
7 8 (8.42%) Aruba
7 8 (8.42%) NetApp
7 8 (8.42%) Red Hat
8 7 (7.37%) CheckPoint
9 6 (6.32%) New Relic
10 4 (4.21%) F5
10 4 (4.21%) Infoblox
10 4 (4.21%) Riverbed
10 4 (4.21%) ServiceNow
11 3 (3.16%) Atlassian
11 3 (3.16%) Bloomberg
11 3 (3.16%) Meraki
11 3 (3.16%) MobileIron