Period
to 20 June 2019

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 20 June 2019 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
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 187 212 198
Rank change year-on-year +25 -14 +23
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 11 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.21% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.54% 0.26% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 3
North West median daily rate £425 £700 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.29% +86.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £302 £500 £308
90th Percentile £518 £790 £638
England median daily rate £400 £350 £370
% change year-on-year +14.29% -5.41% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £33.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year +34.33% -33.00% +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 2,026 2,349 2,392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 39.57% 40.17% 43.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,282 1,371 1,384
North West median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £245 £244 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 143 153
North West median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.86% +9.38% -20.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.66 £10.64
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £45.90
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -5.56%

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 20 June 2019.

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 20 June 2019. 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
Cheshire +18 5 £310 -22.50%
Manchester +12 4 £513 -29.31%
Merseyside - 1 £500 -
SolarWinds
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 2019, 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 7 (63.64%) Cisco
2 6 (54.55%) ITIL
2 6 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (54.55%) CCNP
3 5 (45.45%) CheckPoint
3 5 (45.45%) BGP
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (45.45%) Data Centre
4 4 (36.36%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (36.36%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco Firepower
4 4 (36.36%) Tech Ops
4 4 (36.36%) F5
4 4 (36.36%) Capacity Management
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (36.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (36.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 4 (36.36%) Linux
4 4 (36.36%) CCSA
4 4 (36.36%) OSPF
4 4 (36.36%) SCCM
5 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) Firewall
5 3 (27.27%) VMware
5 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
5 3 (27.27%) HP
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
5 3 (27.27%) MPLS
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (18.18%) Office 365
3 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) BGP
1 5 (45.45%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco Firepower
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (36.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 4 (36.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (36.36%) OSPF
3 3 (27.27%) Firewall
3 3 (27.27%) MPLS
4 1 (9.09%) EIGRP
4 1 (9.09%) NetScaler
4 1 (9.09%) Network Security
4 1 (9.09%) SAN
4 1 (9.09%) SNMP
4 1 (9.09%) VLAN
4 1 (9.09%) VPN
4 1 (9.09%) WAN
4 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
1 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Architect
1 3 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Design Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Management Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Network Design Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) ServiceNow Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Data Centre
2 2 (18.18%) CMDB
2 2 (18.18%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (18.18%) PKI
3 1 (9.09%) Clustering
3 1 (9.09%) Replication
3 1 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 2 (18.18%) Android
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
4 1 (9.09%) Unix
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) ITIL
2 4 (36.36%) Capacity Management
2 4 (36.36%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (36.36%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (36.36%) Tech Ops
3 2 (18.18%) Asset Management
3 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 2 (18.18%) High Availability
3 2 (18.18%) Identity Access Management
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL V3
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 1 (9.09%) Network Design
4 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) CCNP
1 6 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (36.36%) CCSA
3 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) CCDA
4 1 (9.09%) CCNA
4 1 (9.09%) CISSP
4 1 (9.09%) MCSA
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 1 (9.09%) Firmware
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) SCCM
2 2 (18.18%) HP UCMDB
2 2 (18.18%) SCOM
3 1 (9.09%) CASB
3 1 (9.09%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco
2 5 (45.45%) CheckPoint
3 4 (36.36%) F5
4 3 (27.27%) CyberArk
4 3 (27.27%) HP
4 3 (27.27%) VMware
5 2 (18.18%) BMC
5 2 (18.18%) Citrix
5 2 (18.18%) Samsung
5 2 (18.18%) ServiceNow
6 1 (9.09%) Fortinet
6 1 (9.09%) Juniper
6 1 (9.09%) Meraki
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 1 (9.09%) NetApp
6 1 (9.09%) Oracle
6 1 (9.09%) Symantec