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 3 months to 26 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
England / North East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 124 70
Rank change year-on-year +69 -54  
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.18% 0.062% 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 0.34% 0.10% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £275 £330 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the North East.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 292 959 321
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 51.32% 59.86% 38.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 611 178
Median daily rate £330 £285 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.78% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 75 31
Median hourly rate £28.75 £28.00 £13.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +104.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £36.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 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
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 3 months to 26 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
Tyne and Wear +74 1 £275 -16.66%
SolarWinds
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 North East region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) CCDP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (100.00%) IPsec
1 1 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) F5
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (100.00%) NX-OS
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (100.00%) Palo Alto

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) IPsec
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) NX-OS
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCDP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) F5
1 1 (100.00%) Palo Alto