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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SolarWinds
England / North West
Rank 121 153 131
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -22
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 16 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.62% 0.18% 0.44%
As % of the Vendors category 1.46% 0.43% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 5
Median daily rate £325 £225 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -55.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
- -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £44.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +89.24%

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
1097 1616 1547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 42.29% 42.14% 45.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 882 758
Median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 118 103
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.58% -4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £47.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 25 February 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 +11 12 £325 +62.50%
Cheshire +36 2 £275 +37.50%
Lancashire - 2 - -
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 14 (87.50%) Cisco
2 12 (75.00%) LAN
2 12 (75.00%) WAN
2 12 (75.00%) Firewall
3 11 (68.75%) Performance Monitoring
4 10 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (62.50%) Intel Security
4 10 (62.50%) Forcepoint
5 9 (56.25%) CCNA
5 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
6 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
6 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
6 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
6 5 (31.25%) Windows
7 4 (25.00%) SAN
7 4 (25.00%) Migration
7 4 (25.00%) VMware
7 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 4 (25.00%) WSUS
7 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
7 4 (25.00%) NAS
7 4 (25.00%) Data Migration
8 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
8 3 (18.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (18.75%) SCCM
8 3 (18.75%) NetApp
8 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (18.75%) Citrix

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 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 2 (12.50%) IIS
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) Firewall
1 12 (75.00%) LAN
1 12 (75.00%) WAN
2 10 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (25.00%) NAS
3 4 (25.00%) SAN
4 3 (18.75%) DHCP
4 3 (18.75%) DNS
5 2 (12.50%) IP Telephony
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (6.25%) VLAN
6 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Hardware Specialist
1 6 (37.50%) Storage Specialist
2 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Network Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) VMware Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Clustering
1 2 (12.50%) Life Science
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Solaris
3 1 (6.25%) Unix
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 4 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Change Management
3 2 (12.50%) ERP
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) Release Management
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Operations
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (12.50%) VB
2 2 (12.50%) VB6
2 2 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) CCNA
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) MCSE
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (12.50%) MCITP
5 1 (6.25%) CCA
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (18.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (12.50%) VMware ESX
4 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (12.50%) VMware GSX
5 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) WSUS
2 3 (18.75%) SCCM
3 2 (12.50%) Backup Exec
3 2 (12.50%) MOM
3 2 (12.50%) SCOM
3 2 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (6.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Cisco
2 10 (62.50%) Forcepoint
2 10 (62.50%) Intel Security
3 4 (25.00%) VMware
4 3 (18.75%) Citrix
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 3 (18.75%) NetApp
5 2 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) Kaseya
5 2 (12.50%) Kaspersky
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle
5 2 (12.50%) SAP
5 2 (12.50%) Symantec
6 1 (6.25%) F5
6 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
6 1 (6.25%) Sourcefire