The table below looks at the statistics for Network Monitoring skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Monitoring over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Monitoring
Rank 60 56 56
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing Network Monitoring 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.40% 0.31% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.44% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£800 £430 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+86.04% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £356 £368
% change year-on-year
-2.31% -3.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £25.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-20.36% -32.43%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
489 451 416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 65.03% 69.60% 66.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 302 221
Average daily rate £375 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 11
Average hourly rate £22.00 £34.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +126.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £11.80 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £44.00 £39.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

Network Monitoring
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Monitoring across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Network Monitoring Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Network Monitoring
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Monitoring across the Birmingham region.

Network Monitoring Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Network Monitoring
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Monitoring across the Birmingham region.

Network Monitoring Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Network Monitoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Network Monitoring also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Network Monitoring.

1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
1 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) OPNET
2 3 (42.86%) SolarWinds
2 3 (42.86%) Network Management
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) BMC
2 3 (42.86%) Middleware
2 3 (42.86%) User Experience
3 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (28.57%) OpenView
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) ADSL
3 2 (28.57%) F5
3 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (28.57%) Network Security
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Management
4 1 (14.29%) Riverbed
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Visualisation
4 1 (14.29%) Network Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) MS Office
4 1 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 1 (14.29%) CCNP

Network Monitoring
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Network Monitoring also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Network Monitoring. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) WAN
3 2 (28.57%) Network Security
3 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (28.57%) ADSL
4 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Network Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Network Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Monitoring Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) User Experience
2 1 (14.29%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) Network Management
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Management
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Network Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCNP
1 1 (14.29%) CCNA
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) OPNET
2 2 (28.57%) OpenView
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) BMC
2 3 (42.86%) SolarWinds
3 2 (28.57%) F5
3 2 (28.57%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) Riverbed