The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term FlexPod in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FlexPod over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the West Midlands 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco/NetApp FlexPod
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing FlexPod 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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- - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £410 £650
% change year-on-year
-2.43% -36.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
482 398 401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.67% 19.99% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 200 184
Average daily rate £328 £325 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 27 36
Average hourly rate £26.60 £16.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.21% -38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.71 £10.56 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-1.19% -18.38%
FlexPod
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FlexPod
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing FlexPod across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

FlexPod Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

FlexPod
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FlexPod within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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FlexPod
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FlexPod
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing FlexPod 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 FlexPod.

1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) CCIE
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) EMC
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) NetApp
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) Lync
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management

FlexPod
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing FlexPod 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 FlexPod. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) Lync
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Architect
1 3 (100.00%) Technical Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CCIE
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) EMC
1 3 (100.00%) NetApp
2 1 (33.33%) VMware