The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Support role 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 Support in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Support
Rank 64 66 51
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 1 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.13% 0.36% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.39% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate £300 £186 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.07% -46.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £250 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +73.91%
Network Support
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
711 776 563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 92.22% 93.72% 91.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 530 332
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £205 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 27 26
Average hourly rate £18.23 £13.87 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.39% -7.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £26.00 £26.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Network Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Support in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Support Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Network Support
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Network Support Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Network Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Network Support Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Network Support in their job title 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 with Network Support in their job title.

1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) CCNA
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (40.00%) Office 365
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) MobileIron
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (20.00%) CESG
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper

Network Support
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Network Support in their job title 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 with Network Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
1 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (20.00%) ADSL
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (20.00%) VoIP
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (20.00%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CCNA
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) CCIE
2 1 (20.00%) MCSE
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper
2 1 (20.00%) MobileIron
2 1 (20.00%) VMware