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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 164 126 128
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +2
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 2 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.046% 0.32% 0.48%
As % of the Vendors category 0.11% 0.71% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £325 £341
% change year-on-year
+2.69% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +164.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £45.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +164.70%
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
1846 1407 1299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 42.43% 45.36% 44.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1073 733 573
Average daily rate £400 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £492
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 92 107
Average hourly rate £17.34 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.73% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £10.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £19.49
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -2.51%

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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
Cheshire -16 2 £300 +27.65% 1
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 5 (62.50%) Cisco
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) Network Security
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 3 (37.50%) LAN
3 3 (37.50%) WAN
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) CCIE
4 2 (25.00%) CCSP
4 2 (25.00%) CCNP
4 2 (25.00%) CCNA
4 2 (25.00%) SSL
4 2 (25.00%) SAN
4 2 (25.00%) Symantec
4 2 (25.00%) Fortinet
4 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (12.50%) Icinga
5 1 (12.50%) Network Design
5 1 (12.50%) Local Government
5 1 (12.50%) VLAN
5 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
5 1 (12.50%) SonicWALL

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) Network Security
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) SSL
3 2 (25.00%) SAN
3 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (12.50%) FCoE
4 1 (12.50%) VoIP
4 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (12.50%) VLAN
4 1 (12.50%) Internet
4 1 (12.50%) BGP
4 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
4 1 (12.50%) DHCP
4 1 (12.50%) SNMP
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (12.50%) VPN
4 1 (12.50%) DNS
General
1 1 (12.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Network Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) AWS Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Network Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
2 1 (12.50%) Information Security
2 1 (12.50%) Network Design
2 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Network Management
2 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) CCIE
2 2 (25.00%) CCSP
2 2 (25.00%) CCNP
2 2 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (12.50%) BS25999
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (12.50%) Nagios
1 1 (12.50%) Cacti
1 1 (12.50%) HP SIM
1 1 (12.50%) Icinga
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Fortinet
3 2 (25.00%) Symantec
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Dell
4 1 (12.50%) EMC
4 1 (12.50%) Intel
4 1 (12.50%) Juniper
4 1 (12.50%) CommVault
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 1 (12.50%) SonicWALL
4 1 (12.50%) ProCurve