The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of SolarWinds products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolarWinds over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Leeds region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds
Rank 81 74 80
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.095% 0.11% 0.45%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 0.24% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Average daily rate
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- £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £14.75 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+205.08% -50.42%
Vendors Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
433 419 550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 41.00% 47.89% 49.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 224 306
Average daily rate £325 £313 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -0.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £125 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 23
Average hourly rate £15.00 £36.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.33% +144.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.35 £11.45 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £18.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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SolarWinds
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

SolarWinds Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

SolarWinds
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SolarWinds across the Leeds region.

SolarWinds Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

SolarWinds
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds across the Leeds region.

SolarWinds Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

SolarWinds
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (66.67%) Network Management
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Statistics
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) SCOM
2 1 (33.33%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Rollout Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Statistics
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Network Management
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
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