Period
to 14 December 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 14 December 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 West
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 200 192 195
Rank change year-on-year -8 +3 +49
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 20 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.33% 0.30% 0.34%
As % of the Vendors category 0.76% 0.71% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 18
North West median daily rate £388 £369 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.08% +18.00% -24.24%
10th Percentile £233 £256 £251
90th Percentile £494 £600 £350
England median daily rate £400 £365 £388
% change year-on-year +9.59% -5.81% -1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £20.50 - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +23.08% -40.91% +29.41%

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 West.

All Vendors
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,630 2,407 2,992
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 43.84% 42.48% 46.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,599 1,473 1,800
North West median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £212 £225 £262
90th Percentile £588 £625 £555
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 145 115
North West median hourly rate £18.50 £16.19 £19.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.27% -17.65% +15.65%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.00 £43.90 £54.64
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year - +4.48% -4.29%

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for SolarWinds in the North West

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SolarWinds in the North West

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SolarWinds in the North West over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SolarWinds in the North West

SolarWinds
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SolarWinds in the North West

SolarWinds
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 14 December 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
Manchester -22 11 £400 +8.47% 3
Cheshire - 4 £375 -
Merseyside - 3 £410 -
Cumbria - 2 £350 -
SolarWinds
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 West region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 12 (60.00%) Cisco
2 11 (55.00%) Windows
3 10 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 9 (45.00%) Wireless
5 8 (40.00%) Firewall
5 8 (40.00%) VMware
5 8 (40.00%) LAN
5 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (30.00%) WAN
6 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
6 6 (30.00%) Degree
7 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (25.00%) VoIP
7 5 (25.00%) CCNP
7 5 (25.00%) ITIL
7 5 (25.00%) IIS
7 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 5 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
8 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (20.00%) AirWatch
8 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
8 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
8 4 (20.00%) SSL
8 4 (20.00%) WLAN
8 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (20.00%) Clustering
8 4 (20.00%) IaaS
8 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development

SolarWinds
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (25.00%) IIS
2 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (15.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (20.00%) IaaS
3 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (45.00%) Wireless
2 8 (40.00%) Firewall
2 8 (40.00%) LAN
3 6 (30.00%) WAN
4 5 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
4 5 (25.00%) VoIP
5 4 (20.00%) SSL
5 4 (20.00%) WLAN
6 3 (15.00%) SAN
7 2 (10.00%) 802.11
7 2 (10.00%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (10.00%) DMZ
7 2 (10.00%) HTTP
7 2 (10.00%) ISDN
7 2 (10.00%) NAS
7 2 (10.00%) SMTP
7 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
7 2 (10.00%) VLAN
7 2 (10.00%) VPN
8 1 (5.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Informix
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Architect
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Lead Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Network Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Operations Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (5.00%) IT Operations Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) SAN Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Clustering
2 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.00%) BYOD
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.00%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (10.00%) Linux
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.00%) CentOS
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.00%) Unix
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (20.00%) Network Design
3 3 (15.00%) High Availability
3 3 (15.00%) Patch Management
4 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.00%) Data Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Data Integration
5 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.00%) Information Security
5 1 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.00%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (30.00%) Degree
2 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (25.00%) CCNP
4 3 (15.00%) CCNA
5 1 (5.00%) CCIE
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (5.00%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) AirWatch
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (10.00%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (5.00%) Foglight
3 1 (5.00%) Nagios
3 1 (5.00%) OpenView
3 1 (5.00%) OVSD
3 1 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (5.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Cisco
2 8 (40.00%) VMware
3 4 (20.00%) Blue Coat
4 3 (15.00%) HP
4 3 (15.00%) McAfee
5 2 (10.00%) Brocade
5 2 (10.00%) Citrix
5 2 (10.00%) IronPort
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.00%) NetApp
5 2 (10.00%) Palo Alto
6 1 (5.00%) CommVault
6 1 (5.00%) EqualLogic
6 1 (5.00%) F5
6 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
6 1 (5.00%) Meraki
6 1 (5.00%) NetIQ
6 1 (5.00%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.00%) TippingPoint