The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SolarWinds
North West / Manchester
Rank - 94 82
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 0 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester - 0.39% 0.87%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.99% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 4
Median daily rate - £260 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -40.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £388
% change year-on-year - -3.22%  
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 Manchester.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 528 704 654
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 39.88% 39.48% 40.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 361 322
Median daily rate £380 £369 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +5.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £218 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 18
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.46 £13.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £90.60 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SolarWinds in Manchester

SolarWinds
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SolarWinds in Manchester