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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 95 84 70
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -14
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.29% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.70% 0.40% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£385 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.33% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +200.00%
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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
575 503 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 42.37% 41.33% 43.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 341 172
Average daily rate £350 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £205 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 13
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 £11.70 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £19.40 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 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 5 (83.33%) Cisco
1 5 (83.33%) SolarWinds Orion
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
3 3 (50.00%) Nagios
3 3 (50.00%) SAN
3 3 (50.00%) VPN
3 3 (50.00%) vSphere
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) Brocade
4 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (33.33%) Cacti
4 2 (33.33%) BIG-IP
4 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
4 2 (33.33%) F5
4 2 (33.33%) FWSM
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) NetApp
4 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (33.33%) DMZ
4 2 (33.33%) Internet
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (33.33%) Opsview
4 2 (33.33%) Graphite
4 2 (33.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
1 1 (16.67%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) SAN
2 3 (50.00%) VPN
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (33.33%) BIG-IP
3 2 (33.33%) FWSM
3 2 (33.33%) DMZ
3 2 (33.33%) Internet
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (16.67%) HSRP
4 1 (16.67%) MPLS
4 1 (16.67%) OSPF
4 1 (16.67%) BGP
4 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
4 1 (16.67%) VRRP
4 1 (16.67%) LDAP
4 1 (16.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) Informix
2 1 (16.67%) MySQL
2 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (16.67%) IBM XIV
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (16.67%) PKI
2 1 (16.67%) Statistics
2 1 (16.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Ubuntu
2 1 (16.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 2 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
1 2 (33.33%) DDoS Mitigation
1 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Security
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Build Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) PHP
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (16.67%) Firmware
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (50.00%) Nagios
3 2 (33.33%) Cacti
3 2 (33.33%) Opsview
3 2 (33.33%) Graphite
4 1 (16.67%) Salt
4 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Brocade
2 2 (33.33%) F5
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) NetApp
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) Veritas
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Splunk