The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Birmingham region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Support
Rank 51 48 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 6 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.00% 0.40% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 0.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £350 £238 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.36% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £250 £250
% change year-on-year
+24.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.63 £25.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-25.50% +35.13%
Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
543 469 566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 90.05% 93.61% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 249 314
Average daily rate £340 £340 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £220 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 27 37
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £16.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -18.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.70 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £37.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Network Support
West Midlands

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 28 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 10 (90.91%) Windows
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
1 10 (90.91%) LAN
1 10 (90.91%) Apple
1 10 (90.91%) Wireless
1 10 (90.91%) Android
1 10 (90.91%) Windows 7
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (72.73%) Finance
4 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
5 1 (9.09%) VMware
5 1 (9.09%) F5
5 1 (9.09%) Office 365
5 1 (9.09%) MCITP
5 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 1 (9.09%) Firewall
5 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
5 1 (9.09%) VPN
5 1 (9.09%) CCNP
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (9.09%) Juniper
5 1 (9.09%) MCSE
5 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
5 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange

Network Support
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (90.91%) LAN
1 10 (90.91%) Wireless
2 1 (9.09%) VPN
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (72.73%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
1 10 (90.91%) Android
1 10 (90.91%) Windows 7
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) MCSE
1 1 (9.09%) CCNP
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (9.09%) MCITP
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Apple
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Juniper
2 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
2 1 (9.09%) VMware
2 1 (9.09%) F5