The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SolarWinds
England / West Midlands
Rank 109 129 101
Rank change year-on-year +20 -28  
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 7 1 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.31% 0.038% 0.85%
As % of the Vendors category 0.73% 0.078% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 14
Median daily rate £375 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £375 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £375 £388
% change year-on-year -0.66% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year - +82.97%  

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 West Midlands.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 955 1288 1242
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 41.85% 48.35% 50.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 563 643 642
Median daily rate £400 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £261 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 38 102
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.13% -36.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £9.58 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.88 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SolarWinds in the West Midlands

SolarWinds
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolarWinds within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Birmingham - 4 £375 - 1
Coventry - 1 - - 1
Solihull - 1 £375 -
Warwickshire - 1 £370 -
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 8 (44.44%) Migration
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) VoIP
3 6 (33.33%) PBX
3 6 (33.33%) Cisco
3 6 (33.33%) DHCP
3 6 (33.33%) Kerberos
3 6 (33.33%) DNS
3 6 (33.33%) LDAP
3 6 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 6 (33.33%) MS Office
3 6 (33.33%) Nagios
3 6 (33.33%) Identity Management
3 6 (33.33%) Skype for Business
3 6 (33.33%) Unified Communications
3 6 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (33.33%) PKI
3 6 (33.33%) SCOM
3 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 6 (33.33%) Office 365
3 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (33.33%) Yammer
3 6 (33.33%) Patch Management
3 6 (33.33%) Skype
3 6 (33.33%) OneDrive

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 6 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 6 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (33.33%) Office 365
2 6 (33.33%) OneDrive
2 6 (33.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) VoIP
2 6 (33.33%) DHCP
2 6 (33.33%) DNS
2 6 (33.33%) Kerberos
2 6 (33.33%) LDAP
2 6 (33.33%) PBX
2 6 (33.33%) Skype
2 6 (33.33%) Unified Communications
3 5 (27.78%) Firewall
4 4 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (16.67%) LAN
5 3 (16.67%) WAN
5 3 (16.67%) Wireless
6 2 (11.11%) BGP
7 1 (5.56%) BIG-IP
7 1 (5.56%) MPLS
7 1 (5.56%) OSPF
7 1 (5.56%) SAN
7 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Office 365 Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Azure Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) Office 365 Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Azure Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Configuration Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Monitoring Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Network Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Office 365 Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Service Management Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) SQL DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Middleware
2 1 (5.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) PKI
2 1 (5.56%) CMDB
2 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) AIX
2 1 (5.56%) HPUX
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Unix
2 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Migration
2 6 (33.33%) Email Filtering
2 6 (33.33%) Identity Management
2 6 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
2 6 (33.33%) Patch Management
3 4 (22.22%) Network Management
4 2 (11.11%) Change Management
4 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (11.11%) High Availability
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.56%) Application Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.56%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.56%) Coaching
5 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.56%) IT Asset Management
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL V3
5 1 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (5.56%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (27.78%) CCNP
2 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (22.22%) MCITP
4 3 (16.67%) CCNA
5 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (5.56%) CCA
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (5.56%) MCSE
5 1 (5.56%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
1 6 (33.33%) Nagios
1 6 (33.33%) SCOM
2 1 (5.56%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.56%) OpenView
2 1 (5.56%) OPNET
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 6 (33.33%) Cisco
3 5 (27.78%) CheckPoint
4 3 (16.67%) EqualLogic
5 2 (11.11%) Juniper
5 2 (11.11%) VMware
6 1 (5.56%) BMC
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix
6 1 (5.56%) F5
6 1 (5.56%) Fortinet
6 1 (5.56%) HP
6 1 (5.56%) NetApp
6 1 (5.56%) Nokia
6 1 (5.56%) Palo Alto
6 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.56%) Sitecore
6 1 (5.56%) Snow
6 1 (5.56%) Veritas