The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 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 / Yorkshire
Rank 119 129 117
Rank change year-on-year +10 -12  
Contract jobs citing SolarWinds 7 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.33% 0.21% 0.69%
As % of the Vendors category 0.91% 0.53% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 11
Median daily rate £331 £424 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.82% -3.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £394 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £438 £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 Yorkshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 770 1123 1108
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 36.15% 40.05% 42.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 711 682
Median daily rate £400 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 61 56
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.40% +3.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £9.00 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £21.38 £17.50
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 Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Yorkshire

SolarWinds
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SolarWinds in Yorkshire

SolarWinds
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SolarWinds in Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SolarWinds in Yorkshire

SolarWinds
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire 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
West Yorkshire +6 4 £338 -16.66%
North Yorkshire - 3 £325 -
SolarWinds
England

SolarWinds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for SolarWinds.

1 5 (38.46%) WAN
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco
1 5 (38.46%) Firewall
2 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
2 4 (30.77%) Unix
2 4 (30.77%) Solaris
2 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Data Quality
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (23.08%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (23.08%) Infoblox
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco Wireless
3 3 (23.08%) Red Box
3 3 (23.08%) F5
3 3 (23.08%) ISDN
3 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 3 (23.08%) PSTN
3 3 (23.08%) VoIP
3 3 (23.08%) CCNA
3 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (23.08%) Wireless
3 3 (23.08%) Retail
3 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) SCCM
4 2 (15.38%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) Citrix
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft

SolarWinds
Top Related IT Skills in 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 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) Firewall
1 5 (38.46%) WAN
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco Wireless
2 3 (23.08%) ISDN
2 3 (23.08%) PSTN
2 3 (23.08%) VoIP
2 3 (23.08%) Wireless
3 2 (15.38%) LAN
3 2 (15.38%) OSPF
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (7.69%) IP Telephony
4 1 (7.69%) NAS
4 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security
4 1 (7.69%) SAN
4 1 (7.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 3 (23.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Network Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Telephony Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Unix Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Unix Linux Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Installations Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) IT Architect
4 1 (7.69%) IT Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
1 4 (30.77%) Solaris
1 4 (30.77%) Unix
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (7.69%) Adaptive Security
3 1 (7.69%) Coaching
3 1 (7.69%) Demand Forecasting
3 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (7.69%) Security Patching
3 1 (7.69%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (7.69%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) CCNA
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) Data Quality
2 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
2 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) ProxySG
2 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
2 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) vSphere
2 1 (7.69%) XenApp
2 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco UCCX
1 3 (23.08%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (15.38%) SCCM
3 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
3 1 (7.69%) DameWare
3 1 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (7.69%) SCOM
3 1 (7.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco
2 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
3 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
3 3 (23.08%) F5
3 3 (23.08%) Infoblox
3 3 (23.08%) Red Box
4 2 (15.38%) Citrix
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) VMware
5 1 (7.69%) AlienVault
5 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
5 1 (7.69%) BMC
5 1 (7.69%) EMC
5 1 (7.69%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) Juniper
5 1 (7.69%) Mitel
5 1 (7.69%) NetApp
5 1 (7.69%) Snow
5 1 (7.69%) Sophos
5 1 (7.69%) Symantec