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 29 July 2016 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SolarWinds
Rank 114 104 125
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +21
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 28 14 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.89% 0.58% 0.041%
As % of the Vendors category 1.89% 1.32% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 0
Median daily rate £400 £320 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-68.75% -11.11%
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
1485 1061 1197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 47.13% 44.21% 49.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 829 563 555
Median daily rate £400 £354 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.91% +9.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £175 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 81 86
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £16.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +1.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £11.93 £9.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £30.00 £34.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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
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 29 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Shropshire -25 12 £388 +24.00% 1
Worcestershire - 5 £350 -
Birmingham - 2 £400 - 1
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, 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 34 (94.44%) Cisco
2 31 (86.11%) Firewall
3 24 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 23 (63.89%) Juniper
5 21 (58.33%) OSPF
5 21 (58.33%) BGP
6 20 (55.56%) CheckPoint
6 20 (55.56%) Riverbed
7 19 (52.78%) BMC
7 19 (52.78%) OPNET
8 17 (47.22%) F5
8 17 (47.22%) Fortinet
8 17 (47.22%) Network Monitoring
9 16 (44.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 16 (44.44%) Load Balancing
9 16 (44.44%) BIG-IP
9 16 (44.44%) Nokia
9 16 (44.44%) CSS
10 15 (41.67%) ITIL
10 15 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (41.67%) ITIL V3
10 15 (41.67%) Security Cleared
10 15 (41.67%) Network Management
10 15 (41.67%) User Experience
11 14 (38.89%) CCNP
12 12 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (33.33%) Network Architecture
13 11 (30.56%) Visualisation
14 10 (27.78%) SC Cleared
15 9 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring

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:

Applications
1 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (13.89%) MS Office
2 5 (13.89%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 31 (86.11%) Firewall
2 24 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 21 (58.33%) BGP
3 21 (58.33%) OSPF
4 16 (44.44%) BIG-IP
4 16 (44.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 9 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (16.67%) Network Security
7 5 (13.89%) HSRP
7 5 (13.89%) VPN
7 5 (13.89%) WAN
8 4 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (11.11%) NX-OS
8 4 (11.11%) VLAN
9 2 (5.56%) LAN
9 2 (5.56%) VoIP
10 1 (2.78%) 802.11
10 1 (2.78%) SAN
10 1 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (41.67%) Network Engineer
2 10 (27.78%) Monitoring Specialist
2 10 (27.78%) Network Monitoring Specialist
2 10 (27.78%) Network Specialist
3 6 (16.67%) Monitoring Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Network Monitoring Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Security Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Network Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Network Security Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Security Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Security Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Cisco Specialist
7 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (44.44%) CSS
2 8 (22.22%) Middleware
3 1 (2.78%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 15 (41.67%) User Experience
2 11 (30.56%) Visualisation
3 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.56%) Replication
4 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) CMDB
4 1 (2.78%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Windows
2 2 (5.56%) Windows Server
2 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Network Monitoring
2 16 (44.44%) Load Balancing
3 15 (41.67%) ITIL
3 15 (41.67%) ITIL V3
3 15 (41.67%) Network Management
4 12 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 12 (33.33%) Network Architecture
5 9 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (13.89%) System Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (8.33%) SIEM
7 3 (8.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 3 (8.33%) Web Filtering
8 1 (2.78%) Change Control
8 1 (2.78%) Escalation Management
8 1 (2.78%) Network Design
8 1 (2.78%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
1 15 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 14 (38.89%) CCNP
3 10 (27.78%) SC Cleared
4 7 (19.44%) CCNA
5 4 (11.11%) JNCIP
6 3 (8.33%) CCSE
7 1 (2.78%) CCIE
7 1 (2.78%) MCSE
7 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (52.78%) OPNET
2 5 (13.89%) Nagios
3 3 (8.33%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (2.78%) Cacti
4 1 (2.78%) SCOM
4 1 (2.78%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 34 (94.44%) Cisco
2 23 (63.89%) Juniper
3 20 (55.56%) CheckPoint
3 20 (55.56%) Riverbed
4 19 (52.78%) BMC
5 17 (47.22%) F5
5 17 (47.22%) Fortinet
6 16 (44.44%) Nokia
7 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 3 (8.33%) Sophos
8 3 (8.33%) Trustwave
9 2 (5.56%) Veeam
9 2 (5.56%) VMware
10 1 (2.78%) Aruba
10 1 (2.78%) Citrix
10 1 (2.78%) EMC
10 1 (2.78%) Intel Security
10 1 (2.78%) Palo Alto
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