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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds
Rank 124 123 135
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +12
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 20 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.63% 0.36% 0.094%
As % of the Vendors category 1.37% 0.83% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 0
Average daily rate
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£360 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.90% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £395 £290
% change year-on-year
-11.39% +36.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £17.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+157.14% -14.63%
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
1465 1210 1505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.05% 43.06% 47.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 801 552 704
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 £200 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 111 108
Average hourly rate £17.75 £22.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.11% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £31.56 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.03 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -3.84%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -8 14 £360 - 2
Merseyside - - - -
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England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 18 (66.67%) Cisco
2 17 (62.96%) WAN
2 17 (62.96%) Firewall
3 15 (55.56%) LAN
4 12 (44.44%) Windows
5 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
5 11 (40.74%) CCNA
5 11 (40.74%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (37.04%) CCNP
6 10 (37.04%) Citrix
6 10 (37.04%) DMZ
7 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 9 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (29.63%) OSPF
8 8 (29.63%) EIGRP
9 7 (25.93%) CheckPoint
9 7 (25.93%) MPLS
9 7 (25.93%) Internet
9 7 (25.93%) Nortel
9 7 (25.93%) BGP
9 7 (25.93%) Wireless
9 7 (25.93%) IBM
9 7 (25.93%) VPLS
9 7 (25.93%) Local Government
9 7 (25.93%) Fibre Channel
9 7 (25.93%) Cisco Prime
10 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (22.22%) VLAN
10 6 (22.22%) CCIE

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 17 (62.96%) WAN
1 17 (62.96%) Firewall
2 15 (55.56%) LAN
3 10 (37.04%) DMZ
4 9 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (29.63%) OSPF
5 8 (29.63%) EIGRP
6 7 (25.93%) MPLS
6 7 (25.93%) Internet
6 7 (25.93%) BGP
6 7 (25.93%) Wireless
6 7 (25.93%) VPLS
6 7 (25.93%) Fibre Channel
7 6 (22.22%) VLAN
8 5 (18.52%) DNS
8 5 (18.52%) DHCP
9 4 (14.81%) Wireshark
10 3 (11.11%) SAN
10 3 (11.11%) FTP
10 3 (11.11%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (25.93%) Local Government
2 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Network Manager
2 7 (25.93%) Administrator
2 7 (25.93%) Project Leader
2 7 (25.93%) Technical Project Leader
3 4 (14.81%) Network Security Manager
3 4 (14.81%) Security Manager
3 4 (14.81%) Network Administrator
3 4 (14.81%) Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) AIX Administrator
4 3 (11.11%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.70%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Network Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Life Science
2 2 (7.41%) Replication
3 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (22.22%) UNIX
4 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (11.11%) AIX
5 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 2 (7.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Migration
2 3 (11.11%) ITIL
2 3 (11.11%) People Management
3 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.70%) CRM
4 1 (3.70%) Project Governance
4 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.70%) Manual Testing
4 1 (3.70%) Automated Testing
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) CCNA
1 11 (40.74%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (37.04%) CCNP
3 6 (22.22%) CCIE
3 6 (22.22%) CCSA
4 4 (14.81%) MCSA
4 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (11.11%) RHCE
5 3 (11.11%) IBM Certification
5 3 (11.11%) CCIP
5 3 (11.11%) CCDP
5 3 (11.11%) MCSE
5 3 (11.11%) MCITP
5 3 (11.11%) MCDST
5 3 (11.11%) MCTS
5 3 (11.11%) ACSA
5 3 (11.11%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (11.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (11.11%) Tivoli
2 3 (11.11%) Backup Exec
3 2 (7.41%) HP SIM
3 2 (7.41%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 18 (66.67%) Cisco
2 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
3 10 (37.04%) Citrix
4 7 (25.93%) CheckPoint
4 7 (25.93%) Nortel
4 7 (25.93%) IBM
5 6 (22.22%) VMware
6 4 (14.81%) Spiceworks
7 3 (11.11%) Apple
7 3 (11.11%) Avaya
7 3 (11.11%) HP
7 3 (11.11%) Dell
7 3 (11.11%) EMC
7 3 (11.11%) Oracle
8 2 (7.41%) Infor
8 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
8 2 (7.41%) Remedy
9 1 (3.70%) NetApp
9 1 (3.70%) Veeam