The table below looks at the statistics 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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SolarWinds
Rank 89 84 72
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.28% 0.088% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.83% 0.23% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £405 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £388 £305
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +27.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £23.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+84.94% +32.85%
SolarWinds
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Vendors Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
484 433 414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 33.99% 38.05% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 300 247
Average daily rate £400 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £460 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 7
Average hourly rate £15.50 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.65 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.20 £15.50 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 9 (69.23%) SolarWinds Orion
2 8 (61.54%) Cisco
2 8 (61.54%) Firewall
3 7 (53.85%) CCNP
3 7 (53.85%) HP
3 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (53.85%) Palo Alto
4 6 (46.15%) Windows
4 6 (46.15%) LAN
4 6 (46.15%) WAN
5 5 (38.46%) Linux
5 5 (38.46%) WAN Optimisation
5 5 (38.46%) Meraki
5 5 (38.46%) Riverbed
6 4 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
6 4 (30.77%) Cacti
6 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (30.77%) Opsview
6 4 (30.77%) Graphite
6 4 (30.77%) HSRP
6 4 (30.77%) High Availability
6 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
6 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
6 4 (30.77%) VPN
6 4 (30.77%) Perl
6 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
6 4 (30.77%) Shell Script
6 4 (30.77%) Nagios
6 4 (30.77%) MPLS

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) Firewall
2 6 (46.15%) LAN
2 6 (46.15%) WAN
3 4 (30.77%) HSRP
3 4 (30.77%) MPLS
3 4 (30.77%) OSPF
3 4 (30.77%) VPN
3 4 (30.77%) VRRP
3 4 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (23.08%) BGP
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (23.08%) EIGRP
4 3 (23.08%) FWSM
5 2 (15.38%) Internet
5 2 (15.38%) SAN
5 2 (15.38%) Wireless
6 1 (7.69%) DHCP
6 1 (7.69%) DNS
6 1 (7.69%) IPv4
6 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Informix
1 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
1 2 (15.38%) MySQL
1 2 (15.38%) NoSQL
1 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
1 2 (15.38%) Redis
1 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
1 2 (15.38%) Hudson
1 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
1 2 (15.38%) JIRA
1 2 (15.38%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (15.38%) Subversion
General
1 3 (23.08%) Games
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Network Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Design Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Implementation Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Network Design Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) DBA
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Windows Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (15.38%) Middleware
1 2 (15.38%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Clustering
1 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (7.69%) Life Science
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Linux
3 4 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) WAN Optimisation
2 4 (30.77%) High Availability
2 4 (30.77%) Network Design
3 3 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (23.08%) Load Balancing
4 2 (15.38%) Build Automation
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (15.38%) DDoS Mitigation
4 2 (15.38%) Patch Management
4 2 (15.38%) SIEM
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
1 4 (30.77%) Perl
1 4 (30.77%) Shell Script
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) PHP
3 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) CCNP
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (23.08%) CCIE
3 2 (15.38%) CCSP
3 2 (15.38%) CISSP
3 2 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (7.69%) CCDP
4 1 (7.69%) CCNA
4 1 (7.69%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (23.08%) VMware ESX
3 2 (15.38%) vCloud
4 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (69.23%) SolarWinds Orion
2 4 (30.77%) Cacti
2 4 (30.77%) Graphite
2 4 (30.77%) Nagios
2 4 (30.77%) Opsview
3 2 (15.38%) NetBackup
4 1 (7.69%) FortiGate
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Cisco
2 7 (53.85%) HP
2 7 (53.85%) Palo Alto
3 5 (38.46%) Meraki
3 5 (38.46%) Riverbed
4 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
4 4 (30.77%) VMware
5 3 (23.08%) F5
6 2 (15.38%) Fortinet
6 2 (15.38%) Veritas
7 1 (7.69%) Aruba
7 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
7 1 (7.69%) Oracle