The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SolarWinds products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolarWinds over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank - 47 -
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - 0.25% -
As % of the Vendors category - 0.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £341
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £45.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-12.22% +164.70%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Vendors Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
209 211 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 43.82% 52.75% 44.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 123 52
Average daily rate £450 £322 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.80% +7.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £451 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 13
Average hourly rate £40.00 £22.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% +46.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

SolarWinds
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

SolarWinds Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

SolarWinds
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing SolarWinds also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SolarWinds.

1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Intel
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (100.00%) SonicWALL
1 1 (100.00%) BS25999
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) ProCurve
1 1 (100.00%) HP SIM
1 1 (100.00%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing SolarWinds also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SolarWinds. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Network Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (100.00%) BS25999
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Intel
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) SonicWALL
1 1 (100.00%) ProCurve