Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 167 166 164
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 -15
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 20 45 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.73% 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 0.94% 1.56% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 24 5
West Midlands median daily rate £408 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% +21.21% -47.20%
10th Percentile £213 £307 £260
90th Percentile £528 £650 £448
England median daily rate £350 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -12.39% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £18.00 -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £55.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +37.50% -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 West Midlands.

All Vendors
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2136 2876 2181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.48% 46.96% 43.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1270 1560 1093
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £207 £250 £215
90th Percentile £569 £550 £540
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 92 139
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -8.52% -
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.29 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.05 £24.98 £33.31
England median hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.47% -2.86% +6.06%

SolarWinds
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SolarWinds as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Birmingham +7 10 £400 -3.03% 1
Coventry - 4 £500 - 2
West Bromwich - 2 £175 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
SolarWinds
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 11 (55.00%) Cisco
2 10 (50.00%) VPN
2 10 (50.00%) Firewall
3 9 (45.00%) DNS
4 8 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (40.00%) Juniper
4 8 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (35.00%) IPsec
5 7 (35.00%) VLAN
5 7 (35.00%) CCIE
5 7 (35.00%) CCNP
5 7 (35.00%) DHCP
6 6 (30.00%) Windows
6 6 (30.00%) LAN
7 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 5 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (25.00%) WAN
8 4 (20.00%) TACACS
8 4 (20.00%) Sophos
8 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
8 4 (20.00%) VoIP
8 4 (20.00%) SNMP
8 4 (20.00%) PKI
8 4 (20.00%) Network Security
8 4 (20.00%) SSH
8 4 (20.00%) HSRP
8 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 4 (20.00%) 802.1X
9 3 (15.00%) Dashboard Development
9 3 (15.00%) Amazon ELB

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:

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Akamai
1 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (15.00%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) Firewall
1 10 (50.00%) VPN
2 9 (45.00%) DNS
3 8 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (35.00%) DHCP
4 7 (35.00%) IPsec
4 7 (35.00%) VLAN
5 6 (30.00%) LAN
6 5 (25.00%) WAN
6 5 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (20.00%) HSRP
7 4 (20.00%) Network Security
7 4 (20.00%) SNMP
7 4 (20.00%) SSH
7 4 (20.00%) TACACS
7 4 (20.00%) VoIP
8 3 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (15.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (15.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Officer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Support Officer
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) PKI
2 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Android
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Dashboard Development
1 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (15.00%) SIEM
1 3 (15.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (35.00%) CCIE
2 7 (35.00%) CCNP
3 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (5.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Nagios
1 3 (15.00%) SCOM
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (10.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Cisco
2 8 (40.00%) Juniper
3 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (20.00%) Sophos
4 3 (15.00%) AppDynamics
4 3 (15.00%) F5
4 3 (15.00%) Fortinet
4 3 (15.00%) HP
4 3 (15.00%) Infoblox
4 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.00%) Palo Alto
5 2 (10.00%) ServiceNow
6 1 (5.00%) Mitel