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 27 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 119 103
Rank change year-on-year +6 -16  
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 8 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.73% 0.60%
As % of the Vendors category 0.85% 1.51% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 2
Median daily rate £400 £380 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +20.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £361 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £415 £319
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West Midlands.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 937 1460 1090
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 45.33% 48.15% 46.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 804 633
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £210 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 45 72
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -23.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.96 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.92 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.32% +13.05%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SolarWinds in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 27 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
Birmingham +17 6 £400 - 1
Coventry - 2 £294 - 1
SolarWinds
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 9 (60.00%) Cisco
2 7 (46.67%) CCNP
2 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (46.67%) LAN
2 7 (46.67%) Firewall
2 7 (46.67%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (40.00%) Windows
4 5 (33.33%) DNS
5 4 (26.67%) WAN
5 4 (26.67%) DHCP
5 4 (26.67%) Juniper
5 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
5 4 (26.67%) VPN
5 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
5 4 (26.67%) VLAN
6 3 (20.00%) Migration
6 3 (20.00%) Wireless
6 3 (20.00%) IPsec
6 3 (20.00%) Sophos
6 3 (20.00%) TACACS
6 3 (20.00%) CCIE
6 3 (20.00%) CCNA
6 3 (20.00%) SNMP
6 3 (20.00%) SSH
6 3 (20.00%) EqualLogic
6 3 (20.00%) Network Management
6 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (20.00%) HSRP
6 3 (20.00%) 802.1X
6 3 (20.00%) PKI

SolarWinds
Co-occurring 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 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (6.67%) IIS
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco ASA
1 7 (46.67%) Firewall
1 7 (46.67%) LAN
2 5 (33.33%) DNS
3 4 (26.67%) DHCP
3 4 (26.67%) VLAN
3 4 (26.67%) VPN
3 4 (26.67%) WAN
4 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (20.00%) HSRP
4 3 (20.00%) IPsec
4 3 (20.00%) SNMP
4 3 (20.00%) SSH
4 3 (20.00%) TACACS
4 3 (20.00%) Wireless
5 2 (13.33%) SAN
5 2 (13.33%) VoIP
6 1 (6.67%) DMZ
6 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Network Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) DBA
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Lead Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Network Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Network Support
3 1 (6.67%) Network Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) SQL DBA
3 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Unix Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) PKI
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (6.67%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) AIX
2 1 (6.67%) HPUX
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Unix
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Migration
1 3 (20.00%) Network Management
2 2 (13.33%) High Availability
3 1 (6.67%) Change Management
3 1 (6.67%) Coaching
3 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) CCNP
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (20.00%) CCIE
2 3 (20.00%) CCNA
3 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (6.67%) CCA
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (6.67%) MCSE
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (6.67%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
1 1 (6.67%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
1 1 (6.67%) SCOM
1 1 (6.67%) SCOrch
1 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Cisco
2 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
2 4 (26.67%) Juniper
3 3 (20.00%) EqualLogic
3 3 (20.00%) Sophos
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (13.33%) NetApp
4 2 (13.33%) VMware
5 1 (6.67%) Dell
5 1 (6.67%) EMC
5 1 (6.67%) Palo Alto
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.67%) Veritas