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 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
England / North East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 71 60
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East - 0.11% 0.30%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.27% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
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 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 347 372 291
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 47.93% 42.61% 44.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 249 147
Median daily rate £393 £350 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.14% -2.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £258 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £563 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 18
Median hourly rate £14.75 £14.05 £11.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.98% +19.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.08 £10.66 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £17.90 £22.45
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 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
Top 14 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East

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 North East region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Nortel
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Avaya
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (100.00%) Aerohive Networks
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%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Aerohive Networks
1 1 (100.00%) Avaya
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Nortel
1 1 (100.00%) Palo Alto