Period
to 12 April 2021

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 12 April 2021 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
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 366 400 515
Rank change year-on-year +34 +115 -3
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 62 55 100
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.29% 0.23% 0.23%
As % of the Vendors category 0.76% 0.58% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 43 68
10th Percentile £227 £300 £254
25th Percentile £330 £325 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £420 £450
Median % change year-on-year +1.19% -6.67% +20.00%
75th Percentile £500 £498 £500
90th Percentile £593 £512 £550
England median daily rate £375 £420 £388
% change year-on-year -10.71% +8.39% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +37.40%
England median hourly rate £25.00 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -47.37% +5.56% +40.63%

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 8,145 9,520 16,928
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.77% 39.04% 39.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,450 6,522 11,473
10th Percentile £325 £260 £293
25th Percentile £413 £385 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £600 £600 £598
90th Percentile £688 £688 £675
England median daily rate £475 £450 £459
% change year-on-year +5.56% -1.91% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 174 250
10th Percentile £15.96 £12.44 £12.75
25th Percentile £21.49 £17.78 £16.31
Median hourly rate £27.50 £21.51 £20.41
Median % change year-on-year +27.83% +5.39% -5.06%
75th Percentile £50.63 £33.46 £30.00
90th Percentile £66.80 £50.00 £46.37
England median hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +18.92% +5.71% +0.40%

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 12 April 2021.

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 12 April 2021. 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 +57 13 £500 -1.96% 6
South London +36 2 £240 -36.00% 4
East London +27 2 £375 +25.00%
SolarWinds
England

For the 6 months to 12 April 2021, 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 32 (51.61%) Windows
2 30 (48.39%) VMware
3 26 (41.94%) Cisco
4 25 (40.32%) Azure
5 23 (37.10%) WAN
5 23 (37.10%) Firewall
6 22 (35.48%) Microsoft
6 22 (35.48%) Active Directory
7 19 (30.65%) LAN
8 18 (29.03%) Linux
8 18 (29.03%) ITIL
8 18 (29.03%) AWS
8 18 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
8 18 (29.03%) Windows Server
9 16 (25.81%) DHCP
9 16 (25.81%) DNS
10 15 (24.19%) Citrix
11 13 (20.97%) Wireless
11 13 (20.97%) VPN
11 13 (20.97%) SCCM
11 13 (20.97%) Windows Server 2016
11 13 (20.97%) Data Centre
12 12 (19.35%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (17.74%) Microsoft 365
13 11 (17.74%) SCOM
13 11 (17.74%) HP
13 11 (17.74%) Cisco Certification
13 11 (17.74%) OSPF

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 5 (8.06%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.23%) IIS
2 2 (3.23%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.23%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (16.13%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (11.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 25 (40.32%) Azure
2 18 (29.03%) AWS
3 11 (17.74%) Microsoft 365
4 6 (9.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (8.06%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (8.06%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (6.45%) IaaS
6 4 (6.45%) PaaS
6 4 (6.45%) SaaS
7 3 (4.84%) Power Automate
7 3 (4.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (3.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (3.23%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (3.23%) AWS Direct Connect
8 2 (3.23%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (3.23%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (3.23%) Azure Stack
8 2 (3.23%) Datadog
8 2 (3.23%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 23 (37.10%) Firewall
1 23 (37.10%) WAN
2 19 (30.65%) LAN
3 16 (25.81%) DHCP
3 16 (25.81%) DNS
4 13 (20.97%) VPN
4 13 (20.97%) Wireless
5 12 (19.35%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (17.74%) OSPF
7 9 (14.52%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (14.52%) VLAN
8 8 (12.90%) BGP
8 8 (12.90%) Cisco Wireless
8 8 (12.90%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (12.90%) WLAN
9 7 (11.29%) EIGRP
9 7 (11.29%) Network Security
9 7 (11.29%) SAN
9 7 (11.29%) TCP/IP
10 6 (9.68%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.23%) JIRA
3 1 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (11.29%) Finance
1 7 (11.29%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.84%) Banking
2 3 (4.84%) Law
2 3 (4.84%) Public Sector
3 2 (3.23%) Legal
3 2 (3.23%) Retail
4 1 (1.61%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (22.58%) Network Engineer
2 10 (16.13%) Analyst
3 6 (9.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 5 (8.06%) Active Directory Analyst
4 5 (8.06%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (8.06%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Architect
5 4 (6.45%) Consultant
5 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Support
5 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Administrator
6 3 (4.84%) Network Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Service Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Service Transition Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Transition Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Windows Support Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Change and Release Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) JSON
1 3 (4.84%) YAML
2 2 (3.23%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.23%) REST
3 1 (1.61%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (1.61%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.97%) Data Centre
2 7 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.06%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (6.45%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (6.45%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.84%) Enterprise Cloud
5 3 (4.84%) Private Cloud
6 2 (3.23%) CMDB
7 1 (1.61%) Clustering
7 1 (1.61%) Fibre Optics
7 1 (1.61%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (1.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 32 (51.61%) Windows
2 18 (29.03%) Linux
2 18 (29.03%) Windows Server
3 13 (20.97%) Windows Server 2016
4 12 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (14.52%) Windows Server 2019
6 5 (8.06%) Unix
7 4 (6.45%) Windows 10
8 3 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (4.84%) VMS
9 2 (3.23%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.61%) SUSE
10 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (29.03%) ITIL
2 10 (16.13%) ITIL V3
2 10 (16.13%) Service Management
3 9 (14.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 9 (14.52%) Migration
4 8 (12.90%) Network Management
4 8 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (11.29%) DevOps
5 7 (11.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (11.29%) ITSM
6 6 (9.68%) Change Management
6 6 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (8.06%) DNA
7 5 (8.06%) SIEM
8 4 (6.45%) Business Continuity
8 4 (6.45%) Configuration Management
8 4 (6.45%) Proactive Monitoring
8 4 (6.45%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.13%) PowerShell
2 8 (12.90%) Python
3 4 (6.45%) C
4 3 (4.84%) R
4 3 (4.84%) SQL
5 2 (3.23%) Go
5 2 (3.23%) Java
6 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.61%) PHP
6 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (17.74%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (12.90%) CCNA
2 8 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (11.29%) CCNP
3 7 (11.29%) MCSE
3 7 (11.29%) SC Cleared
3 7 (11.29%) Security Cleared
4 6 (9.68%) Degree
5 5 (8.06%) CISSP
6 4 (6.45%) MCSA
7 3 (4.84%) CCSA
7 3 (4.84%) CISM
8 2 (3.23%) CCDA
8 2 (3.23%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (3.23%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (3.23%) VCAP
9 1 (1.61%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.61%) MCITP
9 1 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) SLA
2 1 (1.61%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (35.48%) Active Directory
2 18 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (16.13%) Hyper-V
4 6 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (9.68%) VMware NSX
5 5 (8.06%) Docker
5 5 (8.06%) vSphere
6 4 (6.45%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (4.84%) XenApp
8 2 (3.23%) ProxySG
8 2 (3.23%) vCloud
9 1 (1.61%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.61%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.61%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (20.97%) SCCM
2 11 (17.74%) SCOM
3 10 (16.13%) Cisco Prime
4 7 (11.29%) SolarWinds Orion
4 7 (11.29%) Terraform
5 6 (9.68%) Ansible
5 6 (9.68%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (9.68%) Puppet
6 4 (6.45%) Kubernetes
7 3 (4.84%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (4.84%) ITRS Geneos
7 3 (4.84%) vRealize
7 3 (4.84%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 2 (3.23%) Nagios
8 2 (3.23%) Nessus
8 2 (3.23%) NetMRI
8 2 (3.23%) PaperCut
8 2 (3.23%) vCenter Server
8 2 (3.23%) WSUS
8 2 (3.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 30 (48.39%) VMware
2 26 (41.94%) Cisco
3 22 (35.48%) Microsoft
4 15 (24.19%) Citrix
5 11 (17.74%) HP
5 11 (17.74%) Palo Alto
6 9 (14.52%) Dell
6 9 (14.52%) Remedy
7 8 (12.90%) F5
8 5 (8.06%) CheckPoint
8 5 (8.06%) EMC
8 5 (8.06%) Fortinet
8 5 (8.06%) ServiceNow
9 3 (4.84%) Blue Coat
9 3 (4.84%) ExtraHop
9 3 (4.84%) IBM
9 3 (4.84%) McAfee
9 3 (4.84%) Meraki
9 3 (4.84%) Red Hat
9 3 (4.84%) Veeam