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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds
Rank 52 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.23% - -
As % of the Vendors category 0.44% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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- - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £22.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+102.24% -20.53%
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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
228 122 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 53.52% 45.02% 57.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 47 129
Average daily rate £350 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £251 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £424 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 13
Average hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £26.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -43.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £11.00 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £116.40 £22.43 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +1.33%

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 24 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Remedy
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) Replication
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) NetBackup
1 2 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Infor
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) OpenLDAP
1 2 (100.00%) HP SIM
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) OpenLDAP
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (100.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Replication
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) NetBackup
1 2 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (100.00%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Remedy
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Infor
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp