The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 28 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.

SolarWinds
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 96 87
Rank change year-on-year +10 -9  
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.20% 0.14% 0.25%
As % of the Vendors category 0.56% 0.40% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £338 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +8.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £375 £380
% change year-on-year -0.66% -1.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Leeds.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 357 503 498
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 35.21% 34.83% 42.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 341 326
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 9
Median hourly rate £14.20 £12.50 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.60% -8.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.24 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £21.50 £31.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SolarWinds in Leeds

SolarWinds
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SolarWinds in Leeds

SolarWinds
Top 8 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 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 Leeds region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Solaris
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco

SolarWinds
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Operations Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Unix Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Solaris
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco