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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 92 79 64
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -15
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.17% 0.20% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 0.42% 0.48% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £27.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year
-15.45% -32.92%
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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
478 416 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 41.24% 42.41% 44.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 250 152
Average daily rate £360 £320 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 16
Average hourly rate £13.05 £13.75 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% +19.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.73 £11.00 £8.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.00 £70.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -6.31%

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 29 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) CCNP
1 2 (66.67%) Data Security
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (66.67%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (33.33%) IaaS
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Splunk
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) FWSM
2 1 (33.33%) CentOS
2 1 (33.33%) Firmware
2 1 (33.33%) Nagios
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Ubuntu
2 1 (33.33%) PKI
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Statistics
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) LDAP

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (33.33%) FWSM
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) PKI
1 1 (33.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) CentOS
1 1 (33.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Data Security
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCNP
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (33.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Splunk