Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 213 193 226
Rank change year-on-year -20 +33 +1
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 10 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.16% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 0.40% 0.36% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 11
North West median daily rate £575 £600 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.17% +118.18% -43.59%
10th Percentile £145 £269 £200
90th Percentile £780 £640 £343
England median daily rate £375 £370 £400
% change year-on-year +1.35% -7.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £20.50 - -
England median hourly rate £43.00 £50.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year -14.00% +129.89% -47.27%

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 2,521 2,518 3,413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 41.44% 43.80% 45.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,506 1,431 1,982
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £225 £225 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £440 £420
% change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 161 135
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -4.62% -1.52%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.00 £44.00 £47.20
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.05
% change year-on-year +2.94% -0.29% -2.57%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -13 7 £700 +16.67% 8
Merseyside - 2 £328 - 5
Cheshire -9 1 £400 +6.67% 1
SolarWinds
England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) ITIL
3 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) JIRA
3 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (30.00%) Application Performance Monitoring
4 3 (30.00%) DevOps
4 3 (30.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) WAN
4 3 (30.00%) LAN
5 2 (20.00%) SMS
5 2 (20.00%) IIS
5 2 (20.00%) McAfee
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (20.00%) SMTP
5 2 (20.00%) HTTP
5 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (20.00%) SSL
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (20.00%) IronPort

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 2 (20.00%) IIS
1 2 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) LAN
2 3 (30.00%) WAN
3 2 (20.00%) HTTP
3 2 (20.00%) NAS
3 2 (20.00%) SMS
3 2 (20.00%) SMTP
3 2 (20.00%) SSL
3 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (10.00%) DMZ
4 1 (10.00%) ISDN
4 1 (10.00%) PBX
4 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (10.00%) VLAN
4 1 (10.00%) VoIP
4 1 (10.00%) Wireless
4 1 (10.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (10.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Informix
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Lead Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Installations Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) IT Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) IT Operations Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Network Communications Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) BYOD
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (10.00%) Private Cloud
1 1 (10.00%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
1 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (10.00%) CentOS
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Unix
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) Application Performance Monitoring
3 3 (30.00%) DevOps
3 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (30.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (20.00%) Application Performance Management
4 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Management
4 2 (20.00%) Synthetic Monitoring
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Data Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Data Integration
5 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (10.00%) Decision-Making
5 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (10.00%) Software Deployment
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) CCNA
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (10.00%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Nagios
1 1 (10.00%) OpenView
1 1 (10.00%) OVSD
1 1 (10.00%) SCOM
1 1 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (10.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) VMware
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) IronPort
2 2 (20.00%) McAfee
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Capita
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Ivanti
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat