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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SolarWinds
Rank 125 117 99
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -18
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 13 4 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.47% 0.16% 0.88%
As % of the Vendors category 1.04% 0.35% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 4
Median daily rate £438 £388 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -38.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £318 £422
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £458 £800
UK excluding London median daily rate £347 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £14.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+151.72% -61.84%
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
1249 1152 1162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 45.03% 45.44% 48.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 567 586
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 57 109
Median hourly rate £15.43 £15.85 £15.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.68% -0.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.69 £10.36 £10.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £31.44 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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
Birmingham +1 11 £438 - 1
Shropshire -2 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - - 1
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 24 (64.86%) Firewall
2 22 (59.46%) Cisco
3 18 (48.65%) Juniper
3 18 (48.65%) BMC
3 18 (48.65%) OPNET
3 18 (48.65%) Security Cleared
4 17 (45.95%) Riverbed
5 15 (40.54%) Cisco Nexus
5 15 (40.54%) Network Monitoring
5 15 (40.54%) CheckPoint
5 15 (40.54%) OSPF
5 15 (40.54%) BGP
6 14 (37.84%) Nokia
6 14 (37.84%) CSS
6 14 (37.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 14 (37.84%) F5
6 14 (37.84%) BIG-IP
6 14 (37.84%) Fortinet
6 14 (37.84%) Load Balancing
7 13 (35.14%) SC Cleared
7 13 (35.14%) Network Management
7 13 (35.14%) ITIL
8 12 (32.43%) ITIL V3
8 12 (32.43%) User Experience
9 11 (29.73%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (29.73%) Performance Monitoring
10 10 (27.03%) Visualisation
10 10 (27.03%) Windows
10 10 (27.03%) DNS
11 9 (24.32%) Active Directory

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 (16.22%) SharePoint
1 6 (16.22%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.70%) IIS
2 1 (2.70%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (18.92%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (16.22%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (16.22%) Office 365
2 6 (16.22%) OneDrive
2 6 (16.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 24 (64.86%) Firewall
2 15 (40.54%) BGP
2 15 (40.54%) Cisco Nexus
2 15 (40.54%) OSPF
3 14 (37.84%) BIG-IP
3 14 (37.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 10 (27.03%) DNS
5 6 (16.22%) DHCP
5 6 (16.22%) Kerberos
5 6 (16.22%) LDAP
5 6 (16.22%) PBX
5 6 (16.22%) Skype
5 6 (16.22%) Unified Communications
5 6 (16.22%) VoIP
6 4 (10.81%) IPv6
6 4 (10.81%) WAN
7 2 (5.41%) LAN
7 2 (5.41%) VPN
8 1 (2.70%) HSRP
8 1 (2.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Monitoring Specialist
1 9 (24.32%) Network Engineer
1 9 (24.32%) Network Monitoring Specialist
1 9 (24.32%) Network Specialist
2 4 (10.81%) Blue Coat Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Monitoring Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Network Monitoring Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Office 365 Specialist
4 2 (5.41%) Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Architect
4 2 (5.41%) Azure Architect
4 2 (5.41%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (5.41%) Consultant
4 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Specialist
4 2 (5.41%) NOC Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Office 365 Architect
4 2 (5.41%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (2.70%) Azure Consultant
5 1 (2.70%) Migration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (37.84%) CSS
2 9 (24.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (32.43%) User Experience
2 10 (27.03%) Visualisation
3 6 (16.22%) PKI
4 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
5 3 (8.11%) CMDB
6 2 (5.41%) Replication
7 1 (2.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (40.54%) Network Monitoring
2 14 (37.84%) Load Balancing
3 13 (35.14%) ITIL
3 13 (35.14%) Network Management
4 12 (32.43%) ITIL V3
5 11 (29.73%) Continuous Improvement
5 11 (29.73%) Performance Monitoring
6 7 (18.92%) Network Architecture
6 7 (18.92%) Patch Management
7 6 (16.22%) Email Filtering
7 6 (16.22%) Identity Management
7 6 (16.22%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (13.51%) Migration
9 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
10 1 (2.70%) Application Performance Monitoring
10 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
10 1 (2.70%) Change Management
10 1 (2.70%) Configuration Management
10 1 (2.70%) High Availability
10 1 (2.70%) IT Asset Management
Qualifications
1 18 (48.65%) Security Cleared
2 13 (35.14%) SC Cleared
3 7 (18.92%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (16.22%) CCNA
4 6 (16.22%) CCNP
5 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (10.81%) MCITP
7 1 (2.70%) JNCIP
7 1 (2.70%) MCDST
7 1 (2.70%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 18 (48.65%) OPNET
2 7 (18.92%) Nagios
3 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (16.22%) SCOM
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (2.70%) OpenView
Vendors
1 22 (59.46%) Cisco
2 18 (48.65%) BMC
2 18 (48.65%) Juniper
3 17 (45.95%) Riverbed
4 15 (40.54%) CheckPoint
5 14 (37.84%) F5
5 14 (37.84%) Fortinet
5 14 (37.84%) Nokia
6 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
7 5 (13.51%) VMware
8 4 (10.81%) Blue Coat
8 4 (10.81%) EMC
9 2 (5.41%) Sophos
9 2 (5.41%) Veeam
10 1 (2.70%) HP
10 1 (2.70%) NetApp
10 1 (2.70%) Peregrine
10 1 (2.70%) Remedy
10 1 (2.70%) Sitecore
10 1 (2.70%) Symantec
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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