The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SolarWinds products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolarWinds over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 97 80 73
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -7
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.12% 0.16% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 0.28% 0.39% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £225 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £315
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +26.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +205.08%
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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 Manchester region.

Vendors Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
714 514 530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 43.97% 41.02% 47.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 288 251
Average daily rate £329 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £477 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 37
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% +10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £29.69 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

SolarWinds
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

SolarWinds Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

SolarWinds
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

SolarWinds Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

SolarWinds
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

SolarWinds Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 13 (92.86%) Cisco
2 10 (71.43%) WAN
2 10 (71.43%) SAN
2 10 (71.43%) Firewall
2 10 (71.43%) Data Centre
3 9 (64.29%) BGP
3 9 (64.29%) EIGRP
3 9 (64.29%) VMware
3 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
4 8 (57.14%) Windows
4 8 (57.14%) EMC
4 8 (57.14%) Internet
4 8 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (50.00%) Hyper-V
5 7 (50.00%) Celerra
5 7 (50.00%) iSCSI
5 7 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (50.00%) NAS
5 7 (50.00%) XenApp
5 7 (50.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 7 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
5 7 (50.00%) EMC VNX
5 7 (50.00%) Oracle Database
5 7 (50.00%) Configuration Management
5 7 (50.00%) MPLS
5 7 (50.00%) OSPF
5 7 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (50.00%) Wireless
5 7 (50.00%) Migration
5 7 (50.00%) Replication

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 7 (50.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) WAN
1 10 (71.43%) SAN
1 10 (71.43%) Firewall
2 9 (64.29%) BGP
2 9 (64.29%) EIGRP
3 8 (57.14%) Internet
3 8 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (50.00%) NAS
4 7 (50.00%) VPLS
4 7 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
4 7 (50.00%) iSCSI
4 7 (50.00%) MPLS
4 7 (50.00%) OSPF
4 7 (50.00%) Wireless
4 7 (50.00%) DMZ
5 3 (21.43%) LAN
6 2 (14.29%) VoIP
6 2 (14.29%) DHCP
6 2 (14.29%) SNMP
6 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Architect
2 6 (42.86%) Technical Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Network Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IP Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IP Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Operations Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) AWS Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (71.43%) Data Centre
2 7 (50.00%) EMC VNX
2 7 (50.00%) Replication
2 7 (50.00%) Clustering
2 7 (50.00%) Celerra
3 1 (7.14%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Solaris
2 7 (50.00%) UNIX
3 3 (21.43%) Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 7 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 7 (50.00%) Migration
1 7 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 6 (42.86%) Change Control
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Network Management
4 2 (14.29%) Network Design
5 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
5 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (21.43%) CCNP
3 2 (14.29%) CCIE
3 2 (14.29%) CCSP
4 1 (7.14%) JNCIA
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (50.00%) Terminal Services
1 7 (50.00%) VMware ESX
1 7 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 7 (50.00%) XenApp
1 7 (50.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (14.29%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (7.14%) Nagios
3 1 (7.14%) Cacti
3 1 (7.14%) Icinga
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Cisco
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 9 (64.29%) VMware
3 8 (57.14%) EMC
4 7 (50.00%) Nortel
4 7 (50.00%) Citrix
4 7 (50.00%) Oracle
4 7 (50.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (21.43%) Avaya
6 2 (14.29%) Symantec
7 1 (7.14%) Juniper
7 1 (7.14%) CommVault
7 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
7 1 (7.14%) HP
7 1 (7.14%) Dell