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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SolarWinds
Rank 101 87 77
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -10
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 6 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.33% 0.21% 0.26%
As % of the Vendors category 0.83% 0.51% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Average daily rate £255 £395 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.44% +34.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £391 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £399 £319
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £381 £290
% change year-on-year
-10.81% +31.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £23.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+86.95% +22.66%
SolarWinds
North West

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
719 585 542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 39.44% 41.23% 47.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 328 279
Average daily rate £365 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £225 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 26
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.23 £10.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% +5.45%

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 8 February 2016, 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 8 (61.54%) Cisco
2 7 (53.85%) WAN
3 6 (46.15%) ITIL
3 6 (46.15%) CCNP
3 6 (46.15%) CCNA
3 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (38.46%) EMC
4 5 (38.46%) Avaya
4 5 (38.46%) DMZ
5 4 (30.77%) HP
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) MCSE
5 4 (30.77%) Firewall
5 4 (30.77%) MCITP
6 3 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (23.08%) Android
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (23.08%) ACSP
6 3 (23.08%) VMware
6 3 (23.08%) Data Analysis
6 3 (23.08%) ACSA
6 3 (23.08%) MCDST
6 3 (23.08%) MCTS
6 3 (23.08%) VLAN
6 3 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (23.08%) MCSA
6 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
6 3 (23.08%) Windows
6 3 (23.08%) IBM

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 2 (15.38%) Apache
1 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) WAN
2 5 (38.46%) DMZ
3 4 (30.77%) Firewall
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (23.08%) VLAN
5 2 (15.38%) DNS
5 2 (15.38%) IP Telephony
5 2 (15.38%) LAN
5 2 (15.38%) Network Security
5 2 (15.38%) SAN
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (7.69%) DHCP
General
1 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Network Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Network Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Network Security Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Security Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) ICT Manager
4 1 (7.69%) ICT Network Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Clustering
1 1 (7.69%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Android
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
1 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
2 3 (23.08%) Data Analysis
2 3 (23.08%) People Management
2 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
2 3 (23.08%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
4 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) CCNA
1 6 (46.15%) CCNP
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (30.77%) MCITP
2 4 (30.77%) MCSE
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (23.08%) ACSA
3 3 (23.08%) ACSP
3 3 (23.08%) CCDP
3 3 (23.08%) CCIP
3 3 (23.08%) IBM Certification
3 3 (23.08%) MCDST
3 3 (23.08%) MCSA
3 3 (23.08%) MCTS
3 3 (23.08%) RHCE
3 3 (23.08%) RHCSA
4 1 (7.69%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) FortiGate
1 1 (7.69%) SCOM
1 1 (7.69%) vMotion
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) Avaya
2 5 (38.46%) EMC
3 4 (30.77%) HP
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) Apple
4 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
4 3 (23.08%) IBM
4 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
4 3 (23.08%) VMware
5 2 (15.38%) NetApp
6 1 (7.69%) F5
6 1 (7.69%) Infoblox