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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds
Rank 130 125 127
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 9 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.14% 0.10%
As % of the Vendors category 0.60% 0.32% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Average daily rate
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£360 £269 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.95% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.00 £17.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+237.14% -53.33%
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
1493 1247 1380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.50% 44.03% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 790 627 648
Average daily rate £350 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 97 107
Average hourly rate £16.25 £24.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.98% +7.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £39.09 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 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 -7 8 £360 +37.14% 3
Cheshire - - - -
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (78.26%) Cisco
2 16 (69.57%) WAN
3 14 (60.87%) Firewall
4 13 (56.52%) LAN
5 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
5 11 (47.83%) DMZ
6 10 (43.48%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (39.13%) CheckPoint
7 9 (39.13%) EIGRP
7 9 (39.13%) OSPF
7 9 (39.13%) Windows
7 9 (39.13%) CCNA
7 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
7 9 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (34.78%) Nortel
8 8 (34.78%) Citrix
8 8 (34.78%) CCNP
8 8 (34.78%) IBM
8 8 (34.78%) MPLS
8 8 (34.78%) BGP
8 8 (34.78%) Wireless
8 8 (34.78%) Internet
8 8 (34.78%) VPLS
8 8 (34.78%) Fibre Channel
8 8 (34.78%) Cisco Prime
9 7 (30.43%) Migration
10 6 (26.09%) VMware
11 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
11 5 (21.74%) SAN
11 5 (21.74%) Local Government

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 16 (69.57%) WAN
2 14 (60.87%) Firewall
3 13 (56.52%) LAN
4 11 (47.83%) DMZ
5 10 (43.48%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (39.13%) OSPF
6 9 (39.13%) EIGRP
7 8 (34.78%) BGP
7 8 (34.78%) Wireless
7 8 (34.78%) VPLS
7 8 (34.78%) Internet
7 8 (34.78%) MPLS
7 8 (34.78%) Fibre Channel
8 5 (21.74%) SAN
9 4 (17.39%) DNS
9 4 (17.39%) DHCP
9 4 (17.39%) Wireshark
9 4 (17.39%) VLAN
9 4 (17.39%) NAS
10 3 (13.04%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (21.74%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Project Leader
1 8 (34.78%) Technical Project Leader
2 7 (30.43%) Network Manager
3 4 (17.39%) Security Manager
3 4 (17.39%) Network Security Manager
3 4 (17.39%) Administrator
3 4 (17.39%) Network Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Network Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Life Science
2 1 (4.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (17.39%) UNIX
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
5 2 (8.70%) Android
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Migration
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) People Management
3 1 (4.35%) CRM
3 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.35%) Automated Testing
3 1 (4.35%) Manual Testing
3 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
3 1 (4.35%) Project Governance
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (39.13%) CCNA
2 8 (34.78%) CCNP
3 4 (17.39%) MCSA
3 4 (17.39%) CCIE
3 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (17.39%) CCSA
4 3 (13.04%) ACSA
4 3 (13.04%) MCDST
4 3 (13.04%) MCTS
4 3 (13.04%) MCITP
4 3 (13.04%) ACSP
4 3 (13.04%) RHCSA
4 3 (13.04%) CCDP
4 3 (13.04%) MCSE
4 3 (13.04%) RHCE
4 3 (13.04%) IBM Certification
4 3 (13.04%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) XenApp
3 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (8.70%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.35%) SCCM
3 1 (4.35%) HP SIM
3 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
3 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 18 (78.26%) Cisco
2 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
3 9 (39.13%) CheckPoint
4 8 (34.78%) Nortel
4 8 (34.78%) Citrix
4 8 (34.78%) IBM
5 6 (26.09%) VMware
6 4 (17.39%) Oracle
6 4 (17.39%) HP
6 4 (17.39%) Spiceworks
7 3 (13.04%) Apple
7 3 (13.04%) Dell
7 3 (13.04%) EMC
7 3 (13.04%) Avaya
8 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
9 1 (4.35%) Brocade
9 1 (4.35%) Infor
9 1 (4.35%) Veeam
9 1 (4.35%) Juniper
9 1 (4.35%) NetApp