The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SolarWinds products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolarWinds over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SolarWinds
England / North West
Rank 123 152 134
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -18
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 14 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.53% 0.077% 0.097%
As % of the Vendors category 1.18% 0.19% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 2
Median daily rate £325 £223 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.06% -48.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £201 £374
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £245 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £44.00 £40.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +9.31%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1191 1605 1416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.27% 40.96% 46.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 730 853 737
Median daily rate £400 £375 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £516 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 86 111
Median hourly rate £16.00 £35.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.28% +107.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.50 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £47.33 £34.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +34.32%

SolarWinds
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing SolarWinds as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

SolarWinds Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SolarWinds
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SolarWinds across the North West region.

SolarWinds Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SolarWinds
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds across the North West region.

SolarWinds Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

SolarWinds
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Merseyside - 12 £325 -
Cheshire - 2 £275 -
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 North West region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 16 (94.12%) Cisco
2 13 (76.47%) LAN
2 13 (76.47%) WAN
2 13 (76.47%) Firewall
3 11 (64.71%) Performance Monitoring
4 10 (58.82%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (58.82%) Intel Security
4 10 (58.82%) Forcepoint
4 10 (58.82%) CCNA
4 10 (58.82%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
5 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
5 5 (29.41%) Migration
5 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
5 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
5 5 (29.41%) Windows
6 4 (23.53%) HP
6 4 (23.53%) SAN
6 4 (23.53%) NetApp
6 4 (23.53%) SCCM
6 4 (23.53%) Data Migration
7 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
7 3 (17.65%) WSUS
7 3 (17.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
7 3 (17.65%) VMware
7 3 (17.65%) Citrix
7 3 (17.65%) DNS
7 3 (17.65%) DHCP

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (76.47%) Firewall
1 13 (76.47%) LAN
1 13 (76.47%) WAN
2 10 (58.82%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (23.53%) SAN
4 3 (17.65%) DHCP
4 3 (17.65%) DNS
5 2 (11.76%) NAS
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.88%) VLAN
6 1 (5.88%) VPN
6 1 (5.88%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Hardware Specialist
1 6 (35.29%) Storage Specialist
2 5 (29.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Network Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) LAN Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Network Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) Network Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Storage Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) WAN Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) 802.1X
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.88%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Solaris
3 1 (5.88%) Unix
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Performance Monitoring
2 5 (29.41%) Migration
3 4 (23.53%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.88%) Data Centre Operations
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
1 2 (11.76%) VB
1 2 (11.76%) VB6
1 2 (11.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) CCNA
1 10 (58.82%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
2 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) MCSE
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.88%) CCA
4 1 (5.88%) CCNP
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (5.88%) MCDST
4 1 (5.88%) MCITP
4 1 (5.88%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
2 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.76%) VMware ESX
3 2 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (11.76%) VMware GSX
4 1 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (5.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) SCCM
2 3 (17.65%) WSUS
3 2 (11.76%) MOM
3 2 (11.76%) SCOM
3 2 (11.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
4 1 (5.88%) Nagios
4 1 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) Cisco
2 10 (58.82%) Forcepoint
2 10 (58.82%) Intel Security
3 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 4 (23.53%) HP
4 4 (23.53%) NetApp
5 3 (17.65%) Citrix
5 3 (17.65%) VMware
6 1 (5.88%) F5
6 1 (5.88%) Fortinet
6 1 (5.88%) Fujitsu
6 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.88%) Sourcefire
6 1 (5.88%) Symantec