The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SolarWinds products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolarWinds over the 3 months to 20 November 2014 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds
Rank 70 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 2 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.24% 1.43% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.54% 2.62% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£305 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.90% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £18.75 £105.25
% change year-on-year
+140.00% -82.18%
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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 North East region.

Vendors Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
368 191 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 44.77% 54.73% 48.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 82 93
Average daily rate £349 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £443 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 20 25
Average hourly rate £27.50 £10.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+161.90% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £18.10 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

SolarWinds
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

SolarWinds Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

SolarWinds
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (100.00%) HP SIM
1 2 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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.

Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Server Support
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Network Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Network Support
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Network Monitoring
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 2 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (100.00%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) VMware