Period
to 21 September 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 6 months to 21 September 2018 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
England > North East
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 100 94 172
Rank change year-on-year -6 +78 -60
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 5 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.41% 0.16% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.91% 0.32% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
North East median daily rate £375 £275 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.36% +22.22% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £137
90th Percentile £475 £288 £318
England median daily rate £380 £363 £400
% change year-on-year +4.83% -9.38% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.18% +136.11% -55.00%

SolarWinds is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in the North East.

All Vendors
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 549 624 1,652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 45.15% 50.32% 56.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 395 1,066
North East median daily rate £375 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +11.11% -9.35%
10th Percentile £250 £239 £210
90th Percentile £550 £526 £488
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 39 128
North East median hourly rate £15.20 £27.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.73% -1.79% +86.67%
10th Percentile £10.75 £9.45 £11.16
90th Percentile £30.13 £47.57 £36.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing SolarWinds as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for SolarWinds in the North East

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SolarWinds in the North East

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SolarWinds in the North East over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SolarWinds in the North East

SolarWinds
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the North East region over the 6 months to 21 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +1 4 £250 -9.09% 2
SolarWinds
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) CCNP
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) OSPF
2 3 (60.00%) EIGRP
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (60.00%) BIG-IP
2 3 (60.00%) Fortinet
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (60.00%) F5
2 3 (60.00%) Office 365
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (60.00%) FortiGate
2 3 (60.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco ISE
2 3 (60.00%) TrustSec
2 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (60.00%) 802.1X
2 3 (60.00%) Palo Alto
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) Problem Management

SolarWinds
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 3 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (60.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) BIG-IP
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco ISE
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (60.00%) EIGRP
1 3 (60.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
1 3 (60.00%) OSPF
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
1 3 (60.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Wireless
2 1 (20.00%) SMS
2 1 (20.00%) VoIP
2 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Improvement
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (20.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CCNP
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Prime
1 3 (60.00%) FortiGate
1 3 (60.00%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) F5
2 3 (60.00%) Fortinet
2 3 (60.00%) Palo Alto
3 1 (20.00%) VMware