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 24 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SolarWinds
Rank 146 156 123
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -33
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 7 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.20% 0.18% 0.44%
As % of the Vendors category 0.44% 0.44% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 7
Median daily rate £288 £425 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.35% +54.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £340 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £440 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £41.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-66.06% -8.33%
SolarWinds
England

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
1594 1814 1485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.56% 40.49% 46.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 949 1040 783
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £231 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 88 103
Median hourly rate £20.73 £16.84 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.09% -8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.40 £42.02 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -

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 24 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Cheshire +11 4 £288 -4.16%
Manchester -10 2 £210 -50.58% 4
Lancashire - 1 £300 -
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 6 (66.67%) VMware
2 5 (55.56%) HP
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) LAN
3 4 (44.44%) DNS
3 4 (44.44%) WAN
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) CCNA
3 4 (44.44%) SAN
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (33.33%) SCCM
4 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 3 (33.33%) NetApp
4 3 (33.33%) CCNP
4 3 (33.33%) DHCP
4 3 (33.33%) VLAN
5 2 (22.22%) Wireless
5 2 (22.22%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) Citrix
5 2 (22.22%) Replication
5 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 2 (22.22%) VoIP
5 2 (22.22%) WLAN
5 2 (22.22%) MCSE
5 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange

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 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) IaaS
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) DNS
1 4 (44.44%) LAN
1 4 (44.44%) SAN
1 4 (44.44%) WAN
2 3 (33.33%) DHCP
2 3 (33.33%) VLAN
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (22.22%) VoIP
3 2 (22.22%) Wireless
3 2 (22.22%) WLAN
4 1 (11.11%) DMZ
4 1 (11.11%) Firewall
4 1 (11.11%) IPsec
4 1 (11.11%) MPLS
4 1 (11.11%) NetScaler
4 1 (11.11%) PBX
4 1 (11.11%) Skype
4 1 (11.11%) Spanning Tree
4 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
4 1 (11.11%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Server Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Active Directory Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) WAN Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
1 2 (22.22%) Replication
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Fat Client
2 1 (11.11%) FlexPod
2 1 (11.11%) PKI
2 1 (11.11%) Thin Client
2 1 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
1 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (11.11%) High Availability
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (11.11%) Security Patching
2 1 (11.11%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (11.11%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) CCNA
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (33.33%) CCNP
3 2 (22.22%) MCSE
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (11.11%) MCDST
4 1 (11.11%) MCITP
4 1 (11.11%) MCTS
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (22.22%) DFS Replication
3 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 2 (22.22%) XenApp
3 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
4 1 (11.11%) Firmware
4 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Server
4 1 (11.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (22.22%) SCOM
2 2 (22.22%) SCVMM
3 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (11.11%) FortiGate
3 1 (11.11%) HP SIM
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
1 6 (66.67%) VMware
2 5 (55.56%) HP
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) NetApp
5 2 (22.22%) Citrix
6 1 (11.11%) arcserve
6 1 (11.11%) Dell
6 1 (11.11%) F5
6 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
6 1 (11.11%) Fujitsu
6 1 (11.11%) IBM
6 1 (11.11%) Juniper
6 1 (11.11%) Mitel
6 1 (11.11%) ProCurve
6 1 (11.11%) Riverbed
6 1 (11.11%) Siemens
6 1 (11.11%) Sonus
6 1 (11.11%) Sophos
6 1 (11.11%) Symantec