Period
to 13 August 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South 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 13 August 2020 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
London > South London
6 months to
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 48 100 122
Rank change year-on-year +52 +22 -44
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 15 9 13
As % of all contract jobs advertised in South London 3.81% 0.70% 0.67%
As % of the Vendors category 10.56% 2.00% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 11
Median daily rate £250 £360 £775
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.56% -53.55% +72.22%
London median daily rate £358 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -20.56% +20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £48.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.56% - -
London median hourly rate £39.88 £48.75 £81.75
% change year-on-year -18.20% -40.37% +63.50%

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 South London.

All Vendors
South London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 142 450 663
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South London 36.04% 35.21% 34.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 317 446
Median daily rate £431 £500 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.75% +1.01% +10.00%
10th Percentile £250 £228 £300
90th Percentile £608 £675 £688
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 29
Median hourly rate £47.50 £44.92 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.76% +16.66% -18.80%
10th Percentile £35.65 £15.49 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.75 £50.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +66.67% -1.18% +11.84%

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend in South London

Job postings citing SolarWinds as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in South London.

Job vacancy trend for SolarWinds in South London

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SolarWinds in South London.

Daily rate trend for SolarWinds in South London

SolarWinds
Daily Rate Histogram in South London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SolarWinds in South London over the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SolarWinds in South London

SolarWinds
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SolarWinds in South London.

Hourly rate trend for SolarWinds in South London

SolarWinds
Contract Job Locations in South 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 South London region over the 6 months to 13 August 2020. 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
Croydon +35 9 £250 -28.57%
Merton +4 4 £375 +1.35%
Kingston Upon Thames +2 4 £375 +1.35%
SolarWinds
London

For the 6 months to 13 August 2020, 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 South London region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 13 (86.67%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (80.00%) SC Cleared
2 12 (80.00%) Security Cleared
3 11 (73.33%) ZABBIX
3 11 (73.33%) Risk Analysis
3 11 (73.33%) Performance Testing
3 11 (73.33%) SCOM
3 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (73.33%) Unix
3 11 (73.33%) Windows
3 11 (73.33%) Linux
3 11 (73.33%) Data Mining
3 11 (73.33%) JMeter
3 11 (73.33%) AppDynamics
3 11 (73.33%) New Relic
3 11 (73.33%) Test Planning
3 11 (73.33%) eggPlant
3 11 (73.33%) NeoLoad
3 11 (73.33%) LoadUI
3 11 (73.33%) Waterfall
3 11 (73.33%) Splunk
3 11 (73.33%) Dynatrace
3 11 (73.33%) SDLC
3 11 (73.33%) Elastic Stack
4 10 (66.67%) Test Strategy
4 10 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 9 (60.00%) Service Delivery
6 6 (40.00%) ServiceNow
6 6 (40.00%) Open Source
6 6 (40.00%) Defect Management

SolarWinds
Co-occurring IT Skills in South 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) DHCP
1 4 (26.67%) DNS
1 4 (26.67%) Ethernet
1 4 (26.67%) Firewall
1 4 (26.67%) HTTP
1 4 (26.67%) LAN
1 4 (26.67%) Multicast
1 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
1 4 (26.67%) VPN
1 4 (26.67%) WAN
2 1 (6.67%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (73.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 11 (73.33%) eggPlant
1 11 (73.33%) JMeter
1 11 (73.33%) LoadUI
1 11 (73.33%) NeoLoad
2 4 (26.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (6.67%) Gatling
3 1 (6.67%) QALoad
General
1 2 (13.33%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Test Engineer
2 7 (46.67%) Performance Test Engineer
3 6 (40.00%) Performance Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Head of Test
5 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Network Systems Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) QA Specialist
5 2 (13.33%) Security Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Juniper Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Test Leader
6 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Quality Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Performance Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (73.33%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 13 (86.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (26.67%) Fibre Optics
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Linux
1 11 (73.33%) Unix
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (73.33%) Performance Testing
1 11 (73.33%) Risk Analysis
1 11 (73.33%) SDLC
1 11 (73.33%) Test Planning
1 11 (73.33%) Waterfall
2 10 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 10 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 9 (60.00%) Service Delivery
4 6 (40.00%) Defect Management
4 6 (40.00%) Open Source
5 4 (26.67%) Network Management
6 2 (13.33%) Change Control
6 2 (13.33%) Decision-Making
6 2 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 12 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 12 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) JNCIA
2 4 (26.67%) JNCIP
2 4 (26.67%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (73.33%) SCOM
1 11 (73.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) AppDynamics
1 11 (73.33%) Dynatrace
1 11 (73.33%) New Relic
1 11 (73.33%) Splunk
2 6 (40.00%) ServiceNow
3 4 (26.67%) Dell
3 4 (26.67%) Fortinet
3 4 (26.67%) Juniper