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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 83 81 80
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.22% 0.27% 0.099%
As % of the Vendors category 0.51% 0.55% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£390 £294 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £285 £338
% change year-on-year
+35.96% -15.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -46.66%
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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
584 541 481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 42.57% 48.26% 47.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 278 236
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £135 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 23 41
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.15 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.45% -23.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £10.65 £10.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 January 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 14 (87.50%) WAN
2 13 (81.25%) Cisco
3 11 (68.75%) DMZ
4 10 (62.50%) Firewall
4 10 (62.50%) LAN
5 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
6 8 (50.00%) Nortel
6 8 (50.00%) CheckPoint
6 8 (50.00%) Internet
6 8 (50.00%) MPLS
6 8 (50.00%) OSPF
6 8 (50.00%) BGP
6 8 (50.00%) EIGRP
6 8 (50.00%) Wireless
6 8 (50.00%) VPLS
6 8 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
6 8 (50.00%) Cisco Prime
7 7 (43.75%) Migration
8 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
8 6 (37.50%) Windows
9 5 (31.25%) ITIL
9 5 (31.25%) HP
9 5 (31.25%) IBM
10 4 (25.00%) UNIX
10 4 (25.00%) Oracle
10 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
10 4 (25.00%) SAN
10 4 (25.00%) NAS
11 3 (18.75%) Life Science

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) WAN
2 11 (68.75%) DMZ
3 10 (62.50%) Firewall
3 10 (62.50%) LAN
4 8 (50.00%) Internet
4 8 (50.00%) MPLS
4 8 (50.00%) OSPF
4 8 (50.00%) BGP
4 8 (50.00%) EIGRP
4 8 (50.00%) Wireless
4 8 (50.00%) VPLS
4 8 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (25.00%) SAN
5 4 (25.00%) NAS
6 3 (18.75%) Network Security
7 2 (12.50%) DHCP
7 2 (12.50%) DNS
7 2 (12.50%) VLAN
7 2 (12.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Technical Project Leader
1 8 (50.00%) Project Leader
2 4 (25.00%) Network Manager
2 4 (25.00%) Security Manager
2 4 (25.00%) Network Security Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Network Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) UNIX
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (12.50%) Android
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Migration
2 5 (31.25%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) People Management
4 2 (12.50%) Capacity Management
5 1 (6.25%) Project Governance
5 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
5 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) MCDST
1 3 (18.75%) MCTS
1 3 (18.75%) MCITP
1 3 (18.75%) ACSA
1 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (18.75%) RHCE
1 3 (18.75%) IBM Certification
1 3 (18.75%) MCSE
1 3 (18.75%) MCSA
1 3 (18.75%) CCNP
1 3 (18.75%) CCIP
1 3 (18.75%) CCNA
1 3 (18.75%) CCDP
1 3 (18.75%) RHCSA
1 3 (18.75%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Cisco
2 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
3 8 (50.00%) Nortel
3 8 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 5 (31.25%) HP
4 5 (31.25%) IBM
5 4 (25.00%) Oracle
6 3 (18.75%) Apple
6 3 (18.75%) EMC
6 3 (18.75%) Avaya
7 2 (12.50%) Dell
7 2 (12.50%) Citrix
7 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
7 2 (12.50%) VMware
7 2 (12.50%) Spiceworks