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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolarWinds over the 3 months to 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds
Rank 124 120 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 14 15 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.45% 0.51% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.97% 1.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+164.70% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £22.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+102.24% -20.53%
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
1450 1322 1602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.53% 44.75% 47.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 769 590 745
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 105 125
Average hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £16.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +33.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +2.70%

SolarWinds
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SolarWinds across the North West region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

SolarWinds Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SolarWinds across the North West region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

SolarWinds Hourly Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the North West region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -10 8 £275 - 1
Cumbria -7 1 - -
Merseyside - - - -
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England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 13 (56.52%) Cisco
2 12 (52.17%) CCNA
2 12 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (47.83%) CCNP
3 11 (47.83%) Windows
3 11 (47.83%) Firewall
4 10 (43.48%) Citrix
4 10 (43.48%) WAN
5 9 (39.13%) LAN
5 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
5 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (34.78%) Local Government
6 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
7 7 (30.43%) IBM
7 7 (30.43%) VMware
7 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (26.09%) CCSA
8 6 (26.09%) VLAN
8 6 (26.09%) CCIE
9 5 (21.74%) DNS
9 5 (21.74%) DHCP
10 4 (17.39%) FTP
10 4 (17.39%) AIX
10 4 (17.39%) MCSA
10 4 (17.39%) ITIL
10 4 (17.39%) UNIX
10 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
10 4 (17.39%) Tivoli

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) Firewall
2 10 (43.48%) WAN
3 9 (39.13%) LAN
4 6 (26.09%) VLAN
5 5 (21.74%) DNS
5 5 (21.74%) DHCP
6 4 (17.39%) FTP
6 4 (17.39%) Wireshark
7 3 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (13.04%) Network Security
7 3 (13.04%) DMZ
8 2 (8.70%) VoIP
8 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
8 2 (8.70%) OSPF
8 2 (8.70%) EIGRP
8 2 (8.70%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (8.70%) FWSM
9 1 (4.35%) HSRP
9 1 (4.35%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (4.35%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (34.78%) Local Government
2 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
2 4 (17.39%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Network Manager
2 8 (34.78%) Administrator
3 7 (30.43%) Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Network Security Manager
4 4 (17.39%) Network Administrator
4 4 (17.39%) Operations Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) AIX Administrator
4 4 (17.39%) Security Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (8.70%) Network Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.35%) Network Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Replication
2 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.35%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (17.39%) AIX
5 4 (17.39%) UNIX
6 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
7 2 (8.70%) Android
8 1 (4.35%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) People Management
3 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.35%) Automated Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Document Management
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
4 1 (4.35%) Manual Testing
4 1 (4.35%) CRM
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) CCNA
1 12 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (47.83%) CCNP
3 6 (26.09%) CCSA
3 6 (26.09%) CCIE
4 4 (17.39%) MCSA
4 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (13.04%) ACSP
5 3 (13.04%) MCDST
5 3 (13.04%) MCTS
5 3 (13.04%) ACSA
5 3 (13.04%) MCITP
5 3 (13.04%) IBM Certification
5 3 (13.04%) RHCE
5 3 (13.04%) CCDP
5 3 (13.04%) CCIP
5 3 (13.04%) MCSE
6 1 (4.35%) ISEB
6 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 4 (17.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.35%) XenApp
4 1 (4.35%) Terminal Server
4 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Tivoli
2 3 (13.04%) Backup Exec
3 2 (8.70%) NetBackup
3 2 (8.70%) HP SIM
4 1 (4.35%) WSUS
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Cisco
2 10 (43.48%) Citrix
3 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
4 7 (30.43%) IBM
4 7 (30.43%) VMware
5 4 (17.39%) Dell
5 4 (17.39%) Spiceworks
6 3 (13.04%) EMC
6 3 (13.04%) Avaya
6 3 (13.04%) Apple
6 3 (13.04%) HP
7 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
7 2 (8.70%) Remedy
7 2 (8.70%) Infor
8 1 (4.35%) Veeam
8 1 (4.35%) NetApp