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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolarWinds
Rank 107 79 106
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +27
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 7 20 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.30% 0.94% 0.099%
As % of the Vendors category 0.61% 1.97% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 15 0
Average daily rate
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£410 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.00 £17.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+242.02% -54.00%
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
1140 1015 1000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.99% 47.59% 49.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 600 500 437
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 77 97
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.48 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.75% -22.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.47 £10.28 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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
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 19 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
Shropshire -14 4 £410 +3.79%
Birmingham - 1 - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Solihull - - - - 1
West Bromwich - - - -
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 28 (93.33%) Cisco
2 25 (83.33%) Firewall
2 25 (83.33%) Network Management
2 25 (83.33%) Network Monitoring
3 24 (80.00%) ITIL
4 23 (76.67%) BMC
4 23 (76.67%) OPNET
5 22 (73.33%) User Experience
6 20 (66.67%) F5
7 19 (63.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 18 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (53.33%) CCNA
9 16 (53.33%) Riverbed
10 15 (50.00%) Visualisation
10 15 (50.00%) CheckPoint
11 14 (46.67%) Middleware
11 14 (46.67%) OSPF
11 14 (46.67%) Nokia
11 14 (46.67%) BGP
11 14 (46.67%) CCNP
11 14 (46.67%) BIG-IP
11 14 (46.67%) Load Balancing
11 14 (46.67%) Cisco Nexus
12 13 (43.33%) Network Architecture
13 12 (40.00%) Fortinet
13 12 (40.00%) CSS
13 12 (40.00%) Juniper
14 8 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
14 8 (26.67%) Performance Monitoring
15 7 (23.33%) Performance Management

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 25 (83.33%) Firewall
2 19 (63.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 14 (46.67%) OSPF
3 14 (46.67%) BGP
3 14 (46.67%) BIG-IP
3 14 (46.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (20.00%) LAN
4 6 (20.00%) WAN
5 3 (10.00%) FDDI
5 3 (10.00%) VPN
6 2 (6.67%) Network Security
7 1 (3.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 10 (33.33%) Network Specialist
1 10 (33.33%) Monitoring Specialist
2 6 (20.00%) Network Consultant
2 6 (20.00%) Consultant
3 5 (16.67%) Network Monitoring Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Monitoring Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Design Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco Support
6 1 (3.33%) Network Support
6 1 (3.33%) Network Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (46.67%) Middleware
2 12 (40.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (73.33%) User Experience
2 15 (50.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (3.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
1 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (83.33%) Network Management
1 25 (83.33%) Network Monitoring
2 24 (80.00%) ITIL
3 14 (46.67%) Load Balancing
4 13 (43.33%) Network Architecture
5 8 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (26.67%) Performance Monitoring
6 7 (23.33%) Performance Management
7 2 (6.67%) CRM
7 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (6.67%) Security Management
7 2 (6.67%) Network Design
7 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (53.33%) CCNA
3 14 (46.67%) CCNP
4 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.67%) CCDP
5 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (76.67%) OPNET
2 7 (23.33%) OpenView
3 3 (10.00%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (6.67%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (6.67%) SCCM
4 2 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (93.33%) Cisco
2 23 (76.67%) BMC
3 20 (66.67%) F5
4 16 (53.33%) Riverbed
5 15 (50.00%) CheckPoint
6 14 (46.67%) Nokia
7 12 (40.00%) Fortinet
7 12 (40.00%) Juniper
8 7 (23.33%) HP
9 3 (10.00%) Remedy
10 2 (6.67%) Nimsoft
10 2 (6.67%) Spiceworks
11 1 (3.33%) VMware
11 1 (3.33%) Citrix