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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolarWinds over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolarWinds
Rank 98 107 104
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 20 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.78% 0.23% 0.054%
As % of the Vendors category 1.53% 0.47% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 0
Average daily rate
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£380 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+117.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.59% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £27.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-14.54% -5.98%
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 West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1310 1072 871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 50.81% 49.11% 47.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 694 508 353
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £213 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 73 128
Average hourly rate £22.43 £15.85 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.48% -40.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £46.40 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -3.44%

SolarWinds
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SolarWinds across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

SolarWinds Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Shropshire - 5 £450 - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Solihull - - - -
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 19 (73.08%) Cisco
2 15 (57.69%) Firewall
3 14 (53.85%) BMC
3 14 (53.85%) F5
3 14 (53.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 13 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
5 12 (46.15%) Network Management
6 11 (42.31%) User Experience
6 11 (42.31%) OPNET
7 10 (38.46%) BIG-IP
7 10 (38.46%) CheckPoint
7 10 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (34.62%) CSS
8 9 (34.62%) ITIL
8 9 (34.62%) Fortinet
9 7 (26.92%) Load Balancing
9 7 (26.92%) SolarWinds Orion
9 7 (26.92%) Nokia
9 7 (26.92%) OSPF
9 7 (26.92%) BGP
10 6 (23.08%) Middleware
10 6 (23.08%) HP
10 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (23.08%) Juniper
10 6 (23.08%) Riverbed
11 5 (19.23%) Visualisation
11 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
11 5 (19.23%) Performance Management
11 5 (19.23%) CCNP
11 5 (19.23%) OpenView

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 15 (57.69%) Firewall
2 14 (53.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 10 (38.46%) BIG-IP
3 10 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (26.92%) OSPF
4 7 (26.92%) BGP
5 4 (15.38%) MPLS
5 4 (15.38%) WAN
6 3 (11.54%) VoIP
6 3 (11.54%) WLAN
6 3 (11.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (11.54%) DMVPN
7 2 (7.69%) Network Security
8 1 (3.85%) Wireless
8 1 (3.85%) VPN
8 1 (3.85%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (11.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Consultant
2 7 (26.92%) Network Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Network Consultant
4 4 (15.38%) Architect
5 3 (11.54%) Technical Architect
5 3 (11.54%) Network Specialist
5 3 (11.54%) Project Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) OSS Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Network Monitoring Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Monitoring Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Monitoring Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Design Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Network Support
6 1 (3.85%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) CSS
2 6 (23.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (42.31%) User Experience
2 5 (19.23%) Visualisation
3 1 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
2 12 (46.15%) Network Management
3 9 (34.62%) ITIL
4 7 (26.92%) Load Balancing
5 5 (19.23%) Performance Management
5 5 (19.23%) Network Architecture
6 4 (15.38%) Migration
6 4 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (11.54%) WAN Optimisation
7 3 (11.54%) CRM
8 2 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
9 1 (3.85%) Service Management
9 1 (3.85%) Network Design
9 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
9 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (19.23%) CCNP
2 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) CCNA
5 1 (3.85%) CCDP
5 1 (3.85%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (42.31%) OPNET
2 7 (26.92%) SolarWinds Orion
3 5 (19.23%) OpenView
4 4 (15.38%) CiscoWorks
5 3 (11.54%) EdgeSight
6 1 (3.85%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 19 (73.08%) Cisco
2 14 (53.85%) BMC
2 14 (53.85%) F5
3 10 (38.46%) CheckPoint
4 9 (34.62%) Fortinet
5 7 (26.92%) Nokia
6 6 (23.08%) Riverbed
6 6 (23.08%) Juniper
6 6 (23.08%) HP
7 3 (11.54%) Citrix
7 3 (11.54%) IBM
7 3 (11.54%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (11.54%) McAfee
7 3 (11.54%) AppSense
7 3 (11.54%) Blue Coat
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