Period
to 18 July 2019

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 18 July 2019 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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 498 487 466
Rank change year-on-year -11 -21 +32
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 88 146 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.22% 0.32% 0.33%
As % of the Vendors category 0.53% 0.81% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 101 87
London median daily rate £475 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.67% - -14.77%
10th Percentile £315 £261 £137
90th Percentile £515 £600 £494
England median daily rate £400 £350 £370
% change year-on-year +14.29% -5.41% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 10
London median hourly rate £45.00 £33.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.33% -33.00% -23.08%
10th Percentile £36.50 £31.75 £24.36
90th Percentile £55.50 £35.25 £53.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £27.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +48.15% -46.00% +36.99%

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 16,624 18,102 17,415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 40.64% 39.18% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,098 12,247 11,721
London median daily rate £500 £490 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £275
90th Percentile £675 £658 £650
England median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 323 240
London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.33% +11.69% +7.63%
10th Percentile £12.04 £12.49 £12.25
90th Percentile £52.12 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -2.86%

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 18 July 2019.

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 18 July 2019.

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 18 July 2019. 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 +27 29 £475 +35.71% 4
South London +12 7 £350 -54.84% 4
West London +4 6 £475 +57.81% 6
SolarWinds
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, 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 60 (68.18%) Cisco
2 48 (54.55%) Firewall
3 41 (46.59%) Wireless
4 34 (38.64%) LAN
4 34 (38.64%) BGP
5 31 (35.23%) WAN
6 30 (34.09%) Cisco Nexus
7 29 (32.95%) OSPF
8 28 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
9 27 (30.68%) Data Centre
9 27 (30.68%) Palo Alto
10 25 (28.41%) Microsoft
10 25 (28.41%) F5
10 25 (28.41%) Cisco ASA
11 23 (26.14%) Security Cleared
11 23 (26.14%) VPN
11 23 (26.14%) Network Monitoring
12 22 (25.00%) CheckPoint
13 19 (21.59%) Cisco Prime
13 19 (21.59%) TCP/IP
13 19 (21.59%) ITIL
13 19 (21.59%) Finance
13 19 (21.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 18 (20.45%) Cisco Wireless
14 18 (20.45%) VMware
14 18 (20.45%) Windows
14 18 (20.45%) SC Cleared
15 17 (19.32%) VLAN
15 17 (19.32%) Python
15 17 (19.32%) CCNP

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 6 (6.82%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.41%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.14%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (4.55%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (17.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (15.91%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (9.09%) IaaS
3 8 (9.09%) PaaS
4 4 (4.55%) Office 365
5 1 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.14%) GitHub
5 1 (1.14%) SaaS
5 1 (1.14%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 48 (54.55%) Firewall
2 41 (46.59%) Wireless
3 34 (38.64%) BGP
3 34 (38.64%) LAN
4 31 (35.23%) WAN
5 30 (34.09%) Cisco Nexus
6 29 (32.95%) OSPF
7 25 (28.41%) Cisco ASA
8 23 (26.14%) VPN
9 19 (21.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 19 (21.59%) TCP/IP
10 18 (20.45%) Cisco Wireless
11 17 (19.32%) VLAN
12 14 (15.91%) Wi-Fi
13 13 (14.77%) IPsec
14 12 (13.64%) BIG-IP
14 12 (13.64%) DNS
14 12 (13.64%) EIGRP
14 12 (13.64%) Wireshark
15 11 (12.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.27%) Big Data
2 1 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (1.14%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.14%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (10.23%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.14%) Hudson
3 1 (1.14%) Travis CI
General
1 19 (21.59%) Finance
2 12 (13.64%) Multimedia
3 8 (9.09%) Retail
4 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.27%) Banking
6 1 (1.14%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 48 (54.55%) Network Engineer
2 19 (21.59%) Senior Network Engineer
3 9 (10.23%) Wireless Engineer
4 8 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 8 (9.09%) Wireless Network Engineer
5 7 (7.95%) Analyst
5 7 (7.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 7 (7.95%) Network Team Leader
5 7 (7.95%) Team Leader
6 6 (6.82%) Automation Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) Architect
8 4 (4.55%) Administrator
8 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support
8 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 4 (4.55%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.41%) DevOps Automation Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) Principal Network Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.05%) 802.1X
2 8 (9.09%) YAML
3 7 (7.95%) JSON
4 6 (6.82%) Regular Expression
5 3 (3.41%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (2.27%) Web Services
6 2 (2.27%) XMPP
7 1 (1.14%) .NET
7 1 (1.14%) Kafka
7 1 (1.14%) Node.js
7 1 (1.14%) OAuth
7 1 (1.14%) React
Miscellaneous
1 27 (30.68%) Data Centre
2 9 (10.23%) Clustering
3 6 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.82%) CLARiiON
4 4 (4.55%) PKI
5 3 (3.41%) BYOD
5 3 (3.41%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.41%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.41%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.27%) Replication
7 1 (1.14%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.45%) Windows
2 11 (12.50%) Linux
3 9 (10.23%) Windows Server
4 8 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (7.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.41%) Unix
7 2 (2.27%) Check Point GAiA
8 1 (1.14%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.14%) Solaris
8 1 (1.14%) SUSE
8 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.14%) Network Monitoring
2 19 (21.59%) ITIL
3 15 (17.05%) Network Management
4 12 (13.64%) Change Management
5 10 (11.36%) DevOps
6 8 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
6 8 (9.09%) Network Load Balancing
6 8 (9.09%) Network Virtualisation
6 8 (9.09%) Web Filtering
7 7 (7.95%) Service Delivery
8 6 (6.82%) Load Balancing
8 6 (6.82%) Migration
8 6 (6.82%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (6.82%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (5.68%) Network Design
9 5 (5.68%) Project Management
9 5 (5.68%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (4.55%) BPR
10 4 (4.55%) Incident Management
10 4 (4.55%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.32%) Python
2 6 (6.82%) Bash Shell
3 5 (5.68%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.27%) SQL
5 1 (1.14%) Java
5 1 (1.14%) Perl
5 1 (1.14%) PHP
5 1 (1.14%) Scala
5 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (26.14%) Security Cleared
3 18 (20.45%) SC Cleared
4 17 (19.32%) CCNP
5 15 (17.05%) CCIE
6 7 (7.95%) CCNA
7 4 (4.55%) DV Cleared
8 3 (3.41%) BC Cleared
8 3 (3.41%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (3.41%) CCDA
8 3 (3.41%) CCDP
8 3 (3.41%) MOS
9 2 (2.27%) CCSA
9 2 (2.27%) CCSE
9 2 (2.27%) Degree
9 2 (2.27%) MCSA
9 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.14%) MCP
10 1 (1.14%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.14%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (15.91%) Active Directory
2 11 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (5.68%) Docker
5 3 (3.41%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (21.59%) Cisco Prime
2 14 (15.91%) Cacti
3 12 (13.64%) Ansible
3 12 (13.64%) Nagios
4 7 (7.95%) Microsoft Clustering
4 7 (7.95%) vMotion
4 7 (7.95%) WSUS
5 4 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (4.55%) Puppet
6 3 (3.41%) Backup Exec
6 3 (3.41%) Iperf
6 3 (3.41%) Kibana
6 3 (3.41%) logstash
6 3 (3.41%) RANCID
7 2 (2.27%) Cisco CME
7 2 (2.27%) Icinga
7 2 (2.27%) OpenView
7 2 (2.27%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 2 (2.27%) ZABBIX
8 1 (1.14%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 60 (68.18%) Cisco
2 27 (30.68%) Palo Alto
3 25 (28.41%) F5
3 25 (28.41%) Microsoft
4 22 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 18 (20.45%) VMware
6 13 (14.77%) Juniper
6 13 (14.77%) Riverbed
7 11 (12.50%) Dell
8 9 (10.23%) Fortinet
9 8 (9.09%) Sophos
9 8 (9.09%) Splunk
10 7 (7.95%) Aerohive Networks
10 7 (7.95%) EMC
10 7 (7.95%) HP
10 7 (7.95%) NetApp
11 6 (6.82%) NetScout
12 5 (5.68%) Aruba
12 5 (5.68%) Citrix
12 5 (5.68%) Tufin