The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Ipswich with a requirement for knowledge and experience of SolarWinds products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SolarWinds over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SolarWinds
Suffolk / Ipswich
Rank 20 19 24
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5  
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 2.31% 0.85% 0.76%
As % of the Vendors category 5.45% 1.89% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £255 £250 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £375 £388
% change year-on-year -0.66% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year - +82.97%  

SolarWinds is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Ipswich.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Ipswich
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 55 53 50
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Ipswich 42.31% 44.92% 37.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 35 28
Median daily rate £325 £363 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.34% -19.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £250 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 9
Median hourly rate - £12.00 £23.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -49.60%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend in Ipswich

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Ipswich citing SolarWinds as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for SolarWinds in Ipswich

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SolarWinds in Ipswich.

Contractor daily rate trend for SolarWinds in Ipswich

SolarWinds
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Ipswich region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (100.00%) Intel Security
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (100.00%) Mimecast
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich 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 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Mimecast
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Systems Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Intel Security
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft