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 27 June 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 103 86
Rank change year-on-year +16 -17  
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.14% 0.056% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.31% 0.13% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £313 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £14.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -63.75%  

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 644 747 678
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 46.03% 41.80% 45.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 415 362
Median daily rate £418 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £213 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £507
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 17 34
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.43% -24.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £45.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.92 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.32% +13.05%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SolarWinds in Manchester

SolarWinds
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 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
Cheadle - 1 £313 -
SolarWinds
North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Manchester region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) WLAN
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (50.00%) MPLS
1 1 (50.00%) OSPF
1 1 (50.00%) Remedy
1 1 (50.00%) BGP
1 1 (50.00%) TACACS
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
1 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Network Design
1 1 (50.00%) Fortinet
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (50.00%) Spiceworks
1 1 (50.00%) ServiceNow
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (50.00%) Spanning Tree
1 1 (50.00%) NX-OS

SolarWinds
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) BGP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (50.00%) MPLS
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security
1 1 (50.00%) NX-OS
1 1 (50.00%) OSPF
1 1 (50.00%) Spanning Tree
1 1 (50.00%) TACACS
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) IT Manager
1 1 (50.00%) IT Services Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Security Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Security Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Service Desk Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Service Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (50.00%) Network Design
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Fortinet
1 1 (50.00%) Remedy
1 1 (50.00%) ServiceNow
1 1 (50.00%) Spiceworks