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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolarWinds over the 3 months to 28 September 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SolarWinds
Rank 111 95 81
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -14
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 1 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.055% 0.32% 0.59%
As % of the Vendors category 0.13% 0.78% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 7
Median daily rate £210 £425 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.58% +54.54%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £41.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-66.06% -8.33%
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
793 772 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 43.33% 41.13% 45.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 405 360
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 37 38
Median hourly rate £20.73 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.55% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.79 £11.50 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £21.50 £24.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% -0.63%

SolarWinds
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing SolarWinds as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (50.00%) MCDST
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) PKI
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) VPLS
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) SCOM
2 1 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (50.00%) Riverbed
2 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Sonus
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) MPLS
2 1 (50.00%) PBX
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Skype
2 1 (50.00%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) VPLS
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) FlexPod
1 1 (50.00%) PKI
1 1 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Server Monitoring
1 1 (50.00%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) MCDST
1 1 (50.00%) MCITP
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) MCTS
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
1 1 (50.00%) SCOM
1 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) Riverbed
2 1 (50.00%) Siemens
2 1 (50.00%) Sonus