Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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 West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 184 215 228
Rank change year-on-year +31 +13 -48
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 17 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.30% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.69% 0.29% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 6
North West median daily rate £369 £300 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.92% -27.27% +21.32%
10th Percentile £256 £228 £281
90th Percentile £600 £415 £444
England median daily rate £350 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -12.39% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North West median hourly rate - - £40.00
England median hourly rate £50.00 £55.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +37.50% -11.11%

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 2466 3152 3543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.99% 46.22% 41.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1479 1874 1949
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £219 £263 £213
90th Percentile £625 £550 £550
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 127 178
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.73 £11.23
90th Percentile £43.75 £45.30 £46.45
England median hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.47% -2.86% +6.06%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 +38 14 £369 +75.60% 4
Lancashire +14 1 £238 -20.83%
SolarWinds
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 West region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 10 (58.82%) SCOM
2 9 (52.94%) ITIL
3 8 (47.06%) Service Management
3 8 (47.06%) SCCM
4 7 (41.18%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (41.18%) Public Cloud
4 7 (41.18%) Configuration Management
4 7 (41.18%) CMDB
5 5 (29.41%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (29.41%) COBIT
5 5 (29.41%) Zachman Framework
5 5 (29.41%) TOGAF
5 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
6 4 (23.53%) Cacti
6 4 (23.53%) Splunk
6 4 (23.53%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 4 (23.53%) MariaDB
6 4 (23.53%) Veeam
6 4 (23.53%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (23.53%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (23.53%) VMware
6 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
6 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
6 4 (23.53%) Nagios
6 4 (23.53%) MySQL
7 3 (17.65%) Data Modelling
7 3 (17.65%) PHP
7 3 (17.65%) SNMP
7 3 (17.65%) Runbook
7 3 (17.65%) SCOrch

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 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.88%) IIS
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 7 (41.18%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) SNMP
2 2 (11.76%) DHCP
2 2 (11.76%) DNS
3 1 (5.88%) Firewall
3 1 (5.88%) IP Telephony
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) MPLS
3 1 (5.88%) NAS
3 1 (5.88%) Network Security
3 1 (5.88%) OSPF
3 1 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (5.88%) SAN
3 1 (5.88%) Skype
3 1 (5.88%) SMS
3 1 (5.88%) VPN
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) MariaDB
1 4 (23.53%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Architect
1 7 (41.18%) Technical Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Monitoring Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Administrator
3 2 (11.76%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) PHP Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Server Administrator
3 2 (11.76%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (11.76%) TOGAF Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Junior
4 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Office 365 Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Zachman Architect
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) CMDB
1 7 (41.18%) Public Cloud
2 4 (23.53%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (17.65%) Reference Data
4 1 (5.88%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
1 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) ITIL
2 8 (47.06%) Service Management
3 7 (41.18%) Configuration Management
4 5 (29.41%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (29.41%) TOGAF
4 5 (29.41%) Zachman Framework
5 4 (23.53%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (23.53%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Data Architecture
6 3 (17.65%) Data Integration
6 3 (17.65%) Data Modelling
6 3 (17.65%) Open Source
6 3 (17.65%) Runbook
7 2 (11.76%) Release Management
8 1 (5.88%) Change Management
8 1 (5.88%) ERP
8 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
8 1 (5.88%) Logistics
8 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
8 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
2 3 (17.65%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) MCITP
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.88%) CCNA
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.88%) MCSE
3 1 (5.88%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) COBIT
2 3 (17.65%) Data Quality
3 1 (5.88%) ISO 9001
3 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (58.82%) SCOM
2 8 (47.06%) SCCM
3 4 (23.53%) Cacti
3 4 (23.53%) Nagios
4 3 (17.65%) SCOrch
5 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
5 1 (5.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Splunk
1 4 (23.53%) Veeam
1 4 (23.53%) VMware
2 1 (5.88%) Aruba
2 1 (5.88%) Citrix
2 1 (5.88%) Kaseya
2 1 (5.88%) Kaspersky
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) ProCurve
2 1 (5.88%) Sophos
2 1 (5.88%) Symantec