The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 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 25 April 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
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 49 43
Rank change year-on-year -2 -6  
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 1 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 0.23% 1.27% 1.41%
As % of the Vendors category 0.65% 2.82% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 2
Median daily rate £350 £425 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +77.08%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -0.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year - -9.09%  

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 South Yorkshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 155 248 236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 35.55% 44.85% 47.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 172 143
Median daily rate £375 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £263 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £745 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £375
% change year-on-year +3.55% +3.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 16
Median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +31.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £13.26 £8.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.20 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.31% +8.57%  

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Yorkshire citing SolarWinds as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for SolarWinds in South Yorkshire

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SolarWinds in South Yorkshire

SolarWinds
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 April 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
Sheffield +9 1 £350 -15.91%
SolarWinds
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) EMC
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) SCOM
3 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) NAS
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (33.33%) Veeam
3 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (33.33%) EqualLogic
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (33.33%) SIEM
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Security Patching
3 1 (33.33%) DameWare

SolarWinds
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) NAS
2 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Server Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Server Support
1 1 (33.33%) Storage Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Storage Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Adaptive Security
1 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (33.33%) Security Patching
1 1 (33.33%) Server Virtualisation
1 1 (33.33%) SIEM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) ProxySG
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) SCOM
2 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
2 1 (33.33%) DameWare
2 1 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (33.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (33.33%) vCenter Server
2 1 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
1 2 (66.67%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) AlienVault
2 1 (33.33%) Blue Coat
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) EqualLogic
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Mitel
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp
2 1 (33.33%) Sophos
2 1 (33.33%) Symantec
2 1 (33.33%) Veeam
2 1 (33.33%) VMware