Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 471 306 498
Rank change year-on-year -165 +192 +17
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 88 52 76
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.26% 0.39% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 0.68% 0.95% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 42 49
10th Percentile £314 £250 £316
25th Percentile £375 £291 £365
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £373 £400
Median % change year-on-year +27.35% -6.75% -
75th Percentile £500 £447 £488
90th Percentile £538 £524 £503
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 3
Median hourly rate £44.62 - £50.00
England median hourly rate £43.74 - £50.00

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 12,982 5,458 15,273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.19% 40.74% 39.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,804 3,700 10,384
10th Percentile £340 £306 £275
25th Percentile £445 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £625 £588
90th Percentile £725 £718 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 45 245
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.66 £12.46
25th Percentile £15.25 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate £24.35 £22.50 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +8.22% +7.14% +7.69%
75th Percentile £44.38 £47.25 £29.96
90th Percentile £57.50 £51.21 £50.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.29 £19.03
% change year-on-year -6.37% +6.63% +9.41%

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 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SolarWinds in London over the 6 months to 24 September 2021.

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 September 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 -51 15 £488 +20.74% 17
South London -6 6 - -
North London - 4 £400 -
SolarWinds
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 59 (67.05%) Windows
2 52 (59.09%) VMware
3 41 (46.59%) Azure
4 35 (39.77%) PowerShell
5 32 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 32 (36.36%) Cisco
6 29 (32.95%) Active Directory
7 27 (30.68%) Linux
7 27 (30.68%) Windows Server
8 26 (29.55%) ITIL
9 22 (25.00%) Citrix
9 22 (25.00%) Firewall
10 21 (23.86%) VPN
11 20 (22.73%) DNS
11 20 (22.73%) DHCP
11 20 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
12 19 (21.59%) Migration
13 18 (20.45%) Finance
13 18 (20.45%) SCCM
14 17 (19.32%) AWS
14 17 (19.32%) Microsoft 365
14 17 (19.32%) CCNA
14 17 (19.32%) WAN
14 17 (19.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 17 (19.32%) Ansible
15 16 (18.18%) LAN
15 16 (18.18%) Change Management
16 15 (17.05%) Dell
16 15 (17.05%) Windows Server 2012
16 15 (17.05%) DevOps

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 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.14%) IIS
3 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.68%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Elite 3E
1 1 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 41 (46.59%) Azure
2 17 (19.32%) AWS
2 17 (19.32%) Microsoft 365
3 13 (14.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 12 (13.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 12 (13.64%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (13.64%) Amazon ELB
4 12 (13.64%) AWS CloudFormation
4 12 (13.64%) AWS Direct Connect
4 12 (13.64%) AWS Lambda
4 12 (13.64%) GitHub
5 8 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (9.09%) Mimecast
6 5 (5.68%) IaaS
7 2 (2.27%) OneDrive
8 1 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (1.14%) GCP
8 1 (1.14%) PaaS
8 1 (1.14%) Power Platform
8 1 (1.14%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 22 (25.00%) Firewall
2 21 (23.86%) VPN
3 20 (22.73%) DHCP
3 20 (22.73%) DNS
4 17 (19.32%) WAN
5 16 (18.18%) LAN
6 14 (15.91%) Network Security
7 13 (14.77%) SAN
8 11 (12.50%) BGP
8 11 (12.50%) VLAN
9 10 (11.36%) MPLS
9 10 (11.36%) OSPF
10 9 (10.23%) TCP/IP
11 8 (9.09%) Wireless
12 7 (7.95%) Ethernet
13 6 (6.82%) HTTP
14 5 (5.68%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (5.68%) EIGRP
14 5 (5.68%) Internet
14 5 (5.68%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.27%) FileMaker
2 1 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.14%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 18 (20.45%) Finance
2 9 (10.23%) Legal
2 9 (10.23%) Public Sector
3 8 (9.09%) Social Skills
4 7 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.68%) Law
6 4 (4.55%) Local Government
7 3 (3.41%) Documentation Skills
8 2 (2.27%) Banking
8 2 (2.27%) Investment Banking
9 1 (1.14%) Back Office
9 1 (1.14%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 21 (23.86%) Network Engineer
2 13 (14.77%) Analyst
2 13 (14.77%) Cloud Engineer
2 13 (14.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 12 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (11.36%) AWS Engineer
5 7 (7.95%) Principal Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) Server Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) Architect
7 5 (5.68%) Consultant
7 5 (5.68%) IT Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) Principal Network Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (4.55%) Active Directory Analyst
8 4 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (4.55%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) Citrix Support
9 3 (3.41%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.64%) JSON
1 12 (13.64%) YAML
2 5 (5.68%) Web Services
3 4 (4.55%) REST
4 2 (2.27%) SAML
5 1 (1.14%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.14%) CSS
5 1 (1.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.82%) Fibre Optics
3 4 (4.55%) Replication
4 3 (3.41%) Clustering
4 3 (3.41%) NHS
5 2 (2.27%) EMC VNX
5 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.14%) CMDB
6 1 (1.14%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.14%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (1.14%) iPad
6 1 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.14%) PKI
6 1 (1.14%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 59 (67.05%) Windows
2 27 (30.68%) Linux
2 27 (30.68%) Windows Server
3 15 (17.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (15.91%) Windows Server 2016
5 10 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (10.23%) Windows Server 2019
7 4 (4.55%) Ubuntu
8 3 (3.41%) SUSE
9 1 (1.14%) Android
9 1 (1.14%) CentOS
9 1 (1.14%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.14%) Unix
9 1 (1.14%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (29.55%) ITIL
2 19 (21.59%) Migration
3 17 (19.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 16 (18.18%) Change Management
5 15 (17.05%) DevOps
6 14 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (15.91%) Business Continuity
6 14 (15.91%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (14.77%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (14.77%) Service Management
8 12 (13.64%) Business Continuity Management
8 12 (13.64%) Cost Optimisation
8 12 (13.64%) Infrastructure Automation
9 7 (7.95%) Network Design
10 6 (6.82%) Network Management
10 6 (6.82%) Network Monitoring
11 5 (5.68%) Project Delivery
12 4 (4.55%) Architecture Roadmap
12 4 (4.55%) Collaborative Working
12 4 (4.55%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 35 (39.77%) PowerShell
2 13 (14.77%) Python
3 4 (4.55%) C
3 4 (4.55%) SQL
4 2 (2.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (19.32%) CCNA
3 13 (14.77%) MCSE
3 13 (14.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (9.09%) CCNP
5 7 (7.95%) CCDA
6 6 (6.82%) CISSP
6 6 (6.82%) JNCIA
6 6 (6.82%) JNCIP
6 6 (6.82%) JNCIS
6 6 (6.82%) Security Cleared
7 5 (5.68%) SC Cleared
8 4 (4.55%) Degree
9 3 (3.41%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (3.41%) MCP
9 3 (3.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (2.27%) CCSP
10 2 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (2.27%) MCITP
11 1 (1.14%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.95%) SLA
2 3 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.14%) ISO 22301
3 1 (1.14%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.14%) NIST
3 1 (1.14%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.14%) PMO
System Software
1 32 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (32.95%) Active Directory
3 7 (7.95%) XenApp
4 6 (6.82%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (5.68%) XenDesktop
6 3 (3.41%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.27%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (2.27%) vSphere
8 1 (1.14%) NFS
8 1 (1.14%) VMware NSX
8 1 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 18 (20.45%) SCCM
2 17 (19.32%) Ansible
3 13 (14.77%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (14.77%) Puppet
4 11 (12.50%) SCOM
5 6 (6.82%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 5 (5.68%) Nagios
7 4 (4.55%) FortiGate
7 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (3.41%) Backup Exec
8 3 (3.41%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (3.41%) NetMRI
9 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (2.27%) NetBackup
9 2 (2.27%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (2.27%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (1.14%) HP SiteScope
10 1 (1.14%) OPNET
10 1 (1.14%) vCenter Server
10 1 (1.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (59.09%) VMware
2 32 (36.36%) Cisco
3 22 (25.00%) Citrix
4 15 (17.05%) Dell
5 13 (14.77%) Juniper
6 12 (13.64%) New Relic
7 10 (11.36%) HP
7 10 (11.36%) Microsoft
8 8 (9.09%) CheckPoint
9 7 (7.95%) Meraki
10 6 (6.82%) Fortinet
10 6 (6.82%) Palo Alto
11 5 (5.68%) Infoblox
12 4 (4.55%) MobileIron
13 3 (3.41%) Bloomberg
13 3 (3.41%) Forcepoint
13 3 (3.41%) NetApp
13 3 (3.41%) Sophos
13 3 (3.41%) Splunk
14 2 (2.27%) Symantec