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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 156 149
Rank change year-on-year +22 -7  
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 2 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.068% 0.080% 0.082%
As % of the Vendors category 0.15% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £313 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.55% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £14.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -63.75%  

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 West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1329 1702 1668
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 45.01% 45.15% 45.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1109 1729 1690
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £263 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 106 161
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.45 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.74% +9.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £43.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.07
% change year-on-year -16.66% +16.21%  

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 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +15 2 £313 - 1
SolarWinds
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) IIS
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (50.00%) DHCP
2 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (50.00%) SAN
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Clustering
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (33.33%) NAS
3 2 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (33.33%) Kaspersky
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) WSUS
3 2 (33.33%) Life Science
3 2 (33.33%) Release Management
3 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (33.33%) Backup Exec
3 2 (33.33%) IP Telephony
3 2 (33.33%) MCITP
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Symantec
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory

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 3 (50.00%) IIS
1 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) DHCP
1 3 (50.00%) DNS
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) IP Telephony
2 2 (33.33%) NAS
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) BGP
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (16.67%) DMZ
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) MPLS
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security
3 1 (16.67%) NX-OS
3 1 (16.67%) OSPF
3 1 (16.67%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (16.67%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (16.67%) TACACS
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) VLAN
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Administrator
1 1 (16.67%) Consultant
1 1 (16.67%) IT Manager
1 1 (16.67%) IT Services Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Security Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Senior Security Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Server Administrator
1 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Service Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Storage Manager
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Specialist
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Administrator
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Clustering
2 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) Life Science
3 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) ERP
2 2 (33.33%) Release Management
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) High Availability
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Network Design
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) MCITP
1 2 (33.33%) MCSE
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Backup Exec
1 2 (33.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (33.33%) WSUS
2 1 (16.67%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) SCOM
2 1 (16.67%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Kaseya
2 2 (33.33%) Kaspersky
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) SAP
2 2 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) EMC
3 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) Remedy
3 1 (16.67%) ServiceNow
3 1 (16.67%) Spiceworks