The table below looks at the statistics for Network Architecture skills 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 Network Architecture over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Architecture
Rank 105 108 101
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.092% 0.048% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.069% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£450 £260 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.07% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £434 £388 £280
% change year-on-year
+11.93% +38.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.00 £79.50
% change year-on-year
- -79.87%
Network Architecture
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1469 1456 1234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.91% 69.87% 68.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 858 783 610
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 77 107
Average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.78 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £77.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

Network Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Network Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Network Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Network Architecture Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Network Architecture
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Network Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Network Architecture
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 Network Architecture within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
West Bromwich - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Network Architecture
England

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Network Architecture 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 Architecture.

1 15 (65.22%) Firewall
2 14 (60.87%) Cisco
3 12 (52.17%) ITIL
3 12 (52.17%) Network Monitoring
4 11 (47.83%) User Experience
4 11 (47.83%) BMC
4 11 (47.83%) OPNET
4 11 (47.83%) Riverbed
4 11 (47.83%) SolarWinds
4 11 (47.83%) Visualisation
4 11 (47.83%) Network Management
5 10 (43.48%) CCNA
5 10 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
6 9 (39.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 9 (39.13%) Juniper
6 9 (39.13%) Nokia
6 9 (39.13%) CheckPoint
6 9 (39.13%) CCNP
6 9 (39.13%) OSPF
6 9 (39.13%) BGP
6 9 (39.13%) CSS
6 9 (39.13%) BIG-IP
6 9 (39.13%) Fortinet
6 9 (39.13%) Load Balancing
6 9 (39.13%) F5
6 9 (39.13%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (39.13%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
8 7 (30.43%) VLAN

Network Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Network Architecture 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 Architecture. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (65.22%) Firewall
2 9 (39.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 9 (39.13%) OSPF
2 9 (39.13%) BGP
2 9 (39.13%) BIG-IP
2 9 (39.13%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (30.43%) VLAN
3 7 (30.43%) Network Security
3 7 (30.43%) DHCP
3 7 (30.43%) DNS
3 7 (30.43%) VoIP
4 2 (8.70%) WAN
5 1 (4.35%) VoLTE
5 1 (4.35%) 4G
5 1 (4.35%) 3G
General
1 1 (4.35%) Automotive
1 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Network Specialist
1 10 (43.48%) Network Engineer
2 9 (39.13%) Monitoring Specialist
3 7 (30.43%) Network Analyst
3 7 (30.43%) Analyst
4 6 (26.09%) Network Manager
5 3 (13.04%) Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Network Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Network Monitoring Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Monitoring Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Risk Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) CSS
2 7 (30.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) User Experience
1 11 (47.83%) Visualisation
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) PDA
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) ITIL
1 12 (52.17%) Network Monitoring
2 11 (47.83%) Network Management
3 9 (39.13%) Load Balancing
3 9 (39.13%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (30.43%) Asset Management
5 5 (21.74%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (8.70%) Migration
7 1 (4.35%) People Management
7 1 (4.35%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (4.35%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (4.35%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
7 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
7 1 (4.35%) Project Management
7 1 (4.35%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) CCNA
1 10 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
2 9 (39.13%) CCNP
3 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (47.83%) OPNET
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Cisco
2 11 (47.83%) BMC
2 11 (47.83%) Riverbed
2 11 (47.83%) SolarWinds
3 9 (39.13%) Juniper
3 9 (39.13%) Nokia
3 9 (39.13%) CheckPoint
3 9 (39.13%) Fortinet
3 9 (39.13%) F5
4 7 (30.43%) BT