The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the North West region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds
Rank 125 121 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 7 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.33% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.52% 0.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£235 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 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 £14.75 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+205.08% -50.42%
Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1356 1267 1578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 44.84% 46.77% 48.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 546 727
Average daily rate £333 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.30% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 101 115
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.93% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.11 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
SolarWinds
England

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 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -9 2 £225 - 3
Cumbria - - - - 1
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Firewall
2 7 (50.00%) VMware
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (35.71%) Local Government
4 5 (35.71%) Cisco
4 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
4 5 (35.71%) Dell
5 4 (28.57%) Citrix
5 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 4 (28.57%) CCNA
5 4 (28.57%) AIX
5 4 (28.57%) LAN
5 4 (28.57%) UNIX
5 4 (28.57%) FTP
5 4 (28.57%) Banking
5 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
5 4 (28.57%) NetBackup
5 4 (28.57%) Tivoli
5 4 (28.57%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 4 (28.57%) SAN
6 3 (21.43%) NetApp
6 3 (21.43%) VLAN
6 3 (21.43%) DHCP
6 3 (21.43%) WAN
6 3 (21.43%) CCNP
6 3 (21.43%) DNS
6 3 (21.43%) EMC

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (28.57%) LAN
2 4 (28.57%) FTP
2 4 (28.57%) SAN
3 3 (21.43%) VLAN
3 3 (21.43%) DHCP
3 3 (21.43%) WAN
3 3 (21.43%) DNS
4 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 2 (14.29%) Wireshark
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (7.14%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (7.14%) FWSM
5 1 (7.14%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (7.14%) 3G
5 1 (7.14%) OSPF
5 1 (7.14%) EIGRP
5 1 (7.14%) GPRS
5 1 (7.14%) SMTP
5 1 (7.14%) VoIP
General
1 5 (35.71%) Local Government
2 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 4 (28.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
1 6 (42.86%) Administrator
2 4 (28.57%) Operations Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) AIX Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Storage Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Network Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Network Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Network Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (28.57%) UNIX
3 4 (28.57%) AIX
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
2 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (7.14%) Document Management
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) CCNA
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (21.43%) CCNP
3 2 (14.29%) CCSA
3 2 (14.29%) CCIE
4 1 (7.14%) MCSA
4 1 (7.14%) ISEB
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
4 2 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (7.14%) Terminal Server
5 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
5 1 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Tivoli
1 4 (28.57%) NetBackup
2 3 (21.43%) SCOM
3 2 (14.29%) Backup Exec
4 1 (7.14%) WSUS
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (7.14%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (35.71%) Cisco
2 5 (35.71%) Dell
3 4 (28.57%) Citrix
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) NetApp
4 3 (21.43%) EMC
5 2 (14.29%) IBM
5 2 (14.29%) Spiceworks
6 1 (7.14%) Remedy
6 1 (7.14%) Infor
6 1 (7.14%) Veeam
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