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 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 87 75 77
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 18 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.08% 0.30% 0.22%
As % of the Vendors category 2.57% 0.67% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 2
Average daily rate
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£325 - £344
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 - £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 - £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £341
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
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 Leeds region.

Vendors Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
701 448 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 41.93% 44.31% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 275 229
Average daily rate £360 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £168 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 24
Average hourly rate £19.03 £50.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.94% +38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.20 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.04 £150.00 £45.00
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SolarWinds across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

SolarWinds Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 August 2015, 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 14 (60.87%) Windows
1 14 (60.87%) Linux
2 13 (56.52%) Red Hat
2 13 (56.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (47.83%) SQL
4 10 (43.48%) Oracle
4 10 (43.48%) PL/SQL
4 10 (43.48%) Cisco
4 10 (43.48%) Oracle RMAN
4 10 (43.48%) SolarWinds Orion
4 10 (43.48%) Oracle RAC
4 10 (43.48%) Oracle Database 11g
4 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (43.48%) Oracle Database 12c
4 10 (43.48%) Oracle Database
5 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
6 8 (34.78%) Firewall
6 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (26.09%) HP
8 5 (21.74%) VPN
8 5 (21.74%) Clustering
8 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
9 4 (17.39%) vSphere
9 4 (17.39%) Internet
9 4 (17.39%) SAN
10 3 (13.04%) NetApp
10 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
10 3 (13.04%) DMZ
10 3 (13.04%) CCNP
10 3 (13.04%) UNIX

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 3 (13.04%) Lync
2 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.35%) Node.js
3 1 (4.35%) Apache
3 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) Firewall
2 5 (21.74%) VPN
3 4 (17.39%) SAN
3 4 (17.39%) Internet
4 3 (13.04%) BIG-IP
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (13.04%) DMZ
5 2 (8.70%) DNS
5 2 (8.70%) LAN
5 2 (8.70%) WAN
5 2 (8.70%) MPLS
5 2 (8.70%) OSPF
5 2 (8.70%) BGP
5 2 (8.70%) EIGRP
5 2 (8.70%) VRRP
5 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (8.70%) FWSM
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (8.70%) HSRP
6 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (43.48%) Oracle Database 11g
1 10 (43.48%) Oracle Database 12c
1 10 (43.48%) Oracle Database
2 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
3 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.35%) Informix
4 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
1 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (4.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) DBA
1 9 (39.13%) Oracle DBA
2 4 (17.39%) Senior Network Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Network Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (13.04%) Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Network Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Network Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) XML
1 1 (4.35%) Middleware
1 1 (4.35%) OLE
1 1 (4.35%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Clustering
1 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (4.35%) IBM XIV
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (60.87%) Windows
1 14 (60.87%) Linux
2 13 (56.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (13.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) Load Balancing
1 3 (13.04%) Network Monitoring
1 3 (13.04%) DDoS Mitigation
2 2 (8.70%) WAN Optimisation
2 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (8.70%) Project Management
3 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.35%) Change Management
3 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
3 1 (4.35%) Migration
3 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
3 1 (4.35%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (4.35%) Build Automation
3 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) SQL
2 10 (43.48%) PL/SQL
3 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
3 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
3 2 (8.70%) Perl
4 1 (4.35%) PHP
4 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.35%) VBScript
4 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) CCNP
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (4.35%) CCNA
2 1 (4.35%) CISSP
2 1 (4.35%) CCIE
2 1 (4.35%) CCSP
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (17.39%) vSphere
3 2 (8.70%) VMware ESX
3 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (43.48%) Oracle RMAN
1 10 (43.48%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (13.04%) Nagios
2 3 (13.04%) Opsview
2 3 (13.04%) Graphite
2 3 (13.04%) Cacti
3 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.35%) HP SIM
3 1 (4.35%) SCOrch
3 1 (4.35%) Salt
3 1 (4.35%) SCCM
3 1 (4.35%) SCOM
3 1 (4.35%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Red Hat
2 10 (43.48%) Oracle
2 10 (43.48%) Cisco
3 6 (26.09%) HP
4 3 (13.04%) NetApp
4 3 (13.04%) F5
4 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
4 3 (13.04%) VMware
4 3 (13.04%) Brocade
5 2 (8.70%) Riverbed
5 2 (8.70%) Meraki
6 1 (4.35%) Veritas
6 1 (4.35%) Aruba
6 1 (4.35%) IBM
6 1 (4.35%) Microsoft