The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SolarWinds products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 / West Midlands
Rank 115 - 98
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 7 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.29% - 0.49%
As % of the Vendors category 0.66% - 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 8
Median daily rate £375 - £381
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 West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1053 1252 1152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 44.36% 47.97% 51.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 642 573
Median daily rate £400 £411 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.73% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £539 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 33 107
Median hourly rate £16.99 £17.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.05% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £10.82 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.30 £23.00 £40.00
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 West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing SolarWinds as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

SolarWinds Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SolarWinds
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SolarWinds across the West Midlands region.

SolarWinds Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SolarWinds
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the West Midlands 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
Birmingham - 4 £375 - 4
Coventry - 1 - -
Solihull - 1 £375 -
Warwickshire - 1 £370 -
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 9 (42.86%) Windows
1 9 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (38.10%) Migration
2 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
3 7 (33.33%) Cisco
3 7 (33.33%) DNS
3 7 (33.33%) VoIP
3 7 (33.33%) Firewall
3 7 (33.33%) Patch Management
4 6 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (28.57%) Yammer
4 6 (28.57%) Skype
4 6 (28.57%) OneDrive
4 6 (28.57%) Email Filtering
4 6 (28.57%) Identity Management
4 6 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (28.57%) CheckPoint
4 6 (28.57%) Nagios
4 6 (28.57%) LDAP
4 6 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 6 (28.57%) MS Office
4 6 (28.57%) DHCP
4 6 (28.57%) Kerberos
4 6 (28.57%) PBX
4 6 (28.57%) PKI
4 6 (28.57%) Office 365

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 6 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 6 (28.57%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (28.57%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (28.57%) Office 365
2 6 (28.57%) OneDrive
2 6 (28.57%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) DNS
1 7 (33.33%) Firewall
1 7 (33.33%) VoIP
2 6 (28.57%) DHCP
2 6 (28.57%) Kerberos
2 6 (28.57%) LDAP
2 6 (28.57%) PBX
2 6 (28.57%) Skype
2 6 (28.57%) Unified Communications
3 5 (23.81%) LAN
3 5 (23.81%) WAN
4 4 (19.05%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (14.29%) Wireless
6 2 (9.52%) BGP
7 1 (4.76%) IPv6
7 1 (4.76%) MPLS
7 1 (4.76%) OSPF
7 1 (4.76%) SAN
7 1 (4.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Office 365 Specialist
3 2 (9.52%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Azure Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Specialist
3 2 (9.52%) Office 365 Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Configuration Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Network Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Network Support
4 1 (4.76%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) NOC Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Principal Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Middleware
2 1 (4.76%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) PKI
2 1 (4.76%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) CMDB
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Migration
2 7 (33.33%) Patch Management
3 6 (28.57%) Email Filtering
3 6 (28.57%) Identity Management
3 6 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (23.81%) Network Management
5 2 (9.52%) Change Management
5 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (9.52%) High Availability
5 2 (9.52%) ITIL
5 2 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
6 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.76%) IT Asset Management
6 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
6 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.76%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) C
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 6 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (23.81%) CCNP
4 4 (19.05%) CCNA
4 4 (19.05%) MCITP
5 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (4.76%) CCA
5 1 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (4.76%) MCDST
5 1 (4.76%) MCSE
5 1 (4.76%) MCTS
5 1 (4.76%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Intune
1 6 (28.57%) Nagios
1 6 (28.57%) SCOM
2 1 (4.76%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (4.76%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.76%) OpenView
2 1 (4.76%) OPNET
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 7 (33.33%) Cisco
3 6 (28.57%) CheckPoint
4 4 (19.05%) VMware
5 3 (14.29%) EqualLogic
5 3 (14.29%) Juniper
6 2 (9.52%) NetApp
7 1 (4.76%) Blue Coat
7 1 (4.76%) BMC
7 1 (4.76%) Citrix
7 1 (4.76%) EMC
7 1 (4.76%) F5
7 1 (4.76%) Fortinet
7 1 (4.76%) HP
7 1 (4.76%) Nokia
7 1 (4.76%) Peregrine
7 1 (4.76%) Remedy
7 1 (4.76%) Sitecore
7 1 (4.76%) Symantec
7 1 (4.76%) Veritas