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 23 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 51 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.15% - -
As % of the Vendors category 0.30% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £285 £350
% change year-on-year
+22.80% -18.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-16.36% -26.66%
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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 North East region.

Vendors Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
329 199 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 50.23% 52.93% 55.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 99 71
Average daily rate £350 £265 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £197 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £469 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 31 34
Average hourly rate £16.50 £12.50 £17.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -28.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £10.50 £10.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £34.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -13.15%

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 24 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (66.67%) HP SIM
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESX
3 1 (33.33%) Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) SCOM
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Network Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Support
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Server Support
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) MCSA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (66.67%) VMware ESX
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (66.67%) HP SIM
2 1 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) VMware