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 27 June 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.

SolarWinds
England / London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 360 371 362
Rank change year-on-year +11 -9  
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 64 56 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.31% 0.26% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 0.74% 0.62% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 43 69
Median daily rate £312 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.77% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £340 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £575 £427
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £14.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -63.75%  

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 8620 9001 10147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 41.41% 41.33% 44.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5822 6219 6700
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 112 248
Median hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.94% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £11.65 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.33 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.92 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.32% +13.05%  

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 27 June 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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 27 June 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 +6 12 £427 -14.60% 1
Hammersmith - 6 £275 -
New Malden - 5 - -
Ilford +2 1 £168 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £375 -
SolarWinds
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 97 (72.39%) Cisco
2 75 (55.97%) Firewall
3 64 (47.76%) Cisco Certification
4 49 (36.57%) CCNP
5 48 (35.82%) LAN
6 45 (33.58%) Cisco ASA
7 43 (32.09%) Windows
8 42 (31.34%) Wireless
9 41 (30.60%) ITIL
10 39 (29.10%) TCP/IP
11 38 (28.36%) VPN
11 38 (28.36%) Microsoft
11 38 (28.36%) Network Management
12 36 (26.87%) WAN
12 36 (26.87%) Palo Alto
13 35 (26.12%) Cisco Prime
14 34 (25.37%) Data Centre
15 32 (23.88%) 802.1X
15 32 (23.88%) Linux
15 32 (23.88%) BGP
16 31 (23.13%) OSPF
17 30 (22.39%) Citrix
18 28 (20.90%) Active Directory
18 28 (20.90%) MPLS
18 28 (20.90%) VMware
19 27 (20.15%) Cisco Nexus
20 26 (19.40%) CCNA
21 25 (18.66%) Cisco IOS
22 24 (17.91%) CheckPoint
23 23 (17.16%) HP

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 (4.48%) Skype for Business
2 4 (2.99%) Apache
3 3 (2.24%) IIS
4 1 (0.75%) JBoss
4 1 (0.75%) nginx
Applications
1 18 (13.43%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (10.45%) MS Visio
3 6 (4.48%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.49%) GitHub
2 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.49%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.75%) IaaS
3 1 (0.75%) Office 365
3 1 (0.75%) PaaS
3 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (55.97%) Firewall
2 48 (35.82%) LAN
3 45 (33.58%) Cisco ASA
4 42 (31.34%) Wireless
5 39 (29.10%) TCP/IP
6 38 (28.36%) VPN
7 36 (26.87%) WAN
8 32 (23.88%) BGP
9 31 (23.13%) OSPF
10 28 (20.90%) MPLS
11 27 (20.15%) Cisco Nexus
12 25 (18.66%) Cisco IOS
13 22 (16.42%) DNS
14 21 (15.67%) NetScaler
15 20 (14.93%) VLAN
16 16 (11.94%) Network Security
17 14 (10.45%) VoIP
17 14 (10.45%) Wireshark
18 13 (9.70%) Ethernet
18 13 (9.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.21%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.97%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.99%) MySQL
4 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (5.97%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (2.24%) GitLab
4 2 (1.49%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (10.45%) Finance
2 10 (7.46%) Banking
3 6 (4.48%) Law
4 5 (3.73%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.24%) Back Office
6 2 (1.49%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.49%) Retail
7 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (38.81%) Network Engineer
2 24 (17.91%) Cisco Engineer
3 23 (17.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 20 (14.93%) Analyst
5 15 (11.19%) Administrator
6 13 (9.70%) Network Analyst
6 13 (9.70%) Senior Network Engineer
7 12 (8.96%) Cisco Analyst
7 12 (8.96%) Cisco Network Analyst
8 11 (8.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (8.21%) Wireless Engineer
8 11 (8.21%) Wireless Network Engineer
9 9 (6.72%) Desktop Administrator
9 9 (6.72%) Desktop Support
9 9 (6.72%) Desktop Support Administrator
10 8 (5.97%) Security Engineer
11 7 (5.22%) Cisco Support
11 7 (5.22%) Support Analyst
11 7 (5.22%) Technical Analyst
12 6 (4.48%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (23.88%) 802.1X
2 6 (4.48%) Web Services
3 4 (2.99%) LAMP
4 2 (1.49%) Middleware
5 1 (0.75%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (25.37%) Data Centre
2 19 (14.18%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.48%) BYOD
3 6 (4.48%) Clustering
4 5 (3.73%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.99%) NHS
6 2 (1.49%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.49%) PKI
6 2 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.75%) CMDB
7 1 (0.75%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.75%) iPhone
7 1 (0.75%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 43 (32.09%) Windows
2 32 (23.88%) Linux
3 14 (10.45%) Windows Server
4 12 (8.96%) Unix
5 6 (4.48%) CentOS
5 6 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (4.48%) SUSE
5 6 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.73%) Solaris
7 4 (2.99%) Android
8 3 (2.24%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.49%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (30.60%) ITIL
2 38 (28.36%) Network Management
3 22 (16.42%) Change Management
4 15 (11.19%) Migration
5 14 (10.45%) Service Management
6 12 (8.96%) Network Design
7 11 (8.21%) Business Analysis
8 10 (7.46%) ITSM
9 9 (6.72%) Network Architecture
9 9 (6.72%) Network Monitoring
9 9 (6.72%) Patch Management
10 8 (5.97%) Email Filtering
10 8 (5.97%) Kalman Filter
10 8 (5.97%) Security Patching
10 8 (5.97%) Web Filtering
11 7 (5.22%) Capacity Management
11 7 (5.22%) Investment Management
12 6 (4.48%) Configuration Management
12 6 (4.48%) ITIL V3
12 6 (4.48%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (15.67%) PowerShell
2 15 (11.19%) Python
3 11 (8.21%) SQL
4 9 (6.72%) Perl
5 6 (4.48%) C#
6 5 (3.73%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.99%) PHP
8 3 (2.24%) Java
9 2 (1.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 64 (47.76%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (36.57%) CCNP
3 26 (19.40%) CCNA
4 21 (15.67%) Security Cleared
5 18 (13.43%) CCIE
6 14 (10.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (7.46%) SC Cleared
8 9 (6.72%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (6.72%) MCSE
9 6 (4.48%) MCP
9 6 (4.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (3.73%) CCDA
10 5 (3.73%) JNCIA
10 5 (3.73%) JNCIP
10 5 (3.73%) JNCIS
11 2 (1.49%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 2 (1.49%) Degree
12 1 (0.75%) CCIE Wireless
12 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.72%) SLA
2 8 (5.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.99%) Data Quality
System Software
1 28 (20.90%) Active Directory
2 22 (16.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.72%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.48%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.99%) NFS
6 2 (1.49%) Docker
6 2 (1.49%) iptables
6 2 (1.49%) Postfix
6 2 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.75%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 35 (26.12%) Cisco Prime
2 13 (9.70%) SCOM
3 11 (8.21%) Nagios
3 11 (8.21%) SCCM
4 10 (7.46%) Cacti
5 8 (5.97%) Cisco CUCM
6 7 (5.22%) FortiGate
6 7 (5.22%) OpenView
6 7 (5.22%) SolarWinds Orion
7 6 (4.48%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (4.48%) PowerCLI
7 6 (4.48%) QRadar
7 6 (4.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 5 (3.73%) Ansible
9 4 (2.99%) Puppet
10 3 (2.24%) FreeIPA
10 3 (2.24%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 3 (2.24%) Stealthwatch
10 3 (2.24%) ZABBIX
11 2 (1.49%) vRealize
Vendors
1 97 (72.39%) Cisco
2 38 (28.36%) Microsoft
3 36 (26.87%) Palo Alto
4 30 (22.39%) Citrix
5 28 (20.90%) VMware
6 24 (17.91%) CheckPoint
7 23 (17.16%) F5
7 23 (17.16%) HP
8 18 (13.43%) Juniper
8 18 (13.43%) Red Hat
9 14 (10.45%) Fortinet
10 11 (8.21%) Splunk
11 7 (5.22%) Arista
11 7 (5.22%) Riverbed
12 6 (4.48%) Dell
12 6 (4.48%) Lumension
12 6 (4.48%) Symantec
13 4 (2.99%) Aruba
13 4 (2.99%) BT
14 3 (2.24%) Oracle
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