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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architecture
Rank 108 95 101
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +6
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 6 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.26% 0.19% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.27% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
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£210 £260 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £434 £425 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.05% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £114.00
% change year-on-year
- -88.59%
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
1583 1473 1370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 68.03% 69.06% 67.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 951 816 661
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 £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 72 119
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -18.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Architecture across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Network Architecture Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 December 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -5 1 £450 -30.76%
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Solihull - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Network Architecture
England

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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%) ITIL
2 14 (60.87%) Cisco
2 14 (60.87%) Network Monitoring
3 13 (56.52%) Riverbed
3 13 (56.52%) SolarWinds
3 13 (56.52%) Visualisation
3 13 (56.52%) Network Management
3 13 (56.52%) BMC
3 13 (56.52%) OPNET
3 13 (56.52%) User Experience
4 11 (47.83%) Security Cleared
4 11 (47.83%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (47.83%) Juniper
4 11 (47.83%) CSS
4 11 (47.83%) Nokia
4 11 (47.83%) CheckPoint
4 11 (47.83%) OSPF
4 11 (47.83%) BGP
4 11 (47.83%) CCNA
4 11 (47.83%) F5
4 11 (47.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 11 (47.83%) Cisco Nexus
4 11 (47.83%) BIG-IP
4 11 (47.83%) Fortinet
4 11 (47.83%) Load Balancing
5 9 (39.13%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (39.13%) CCNP
6 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
7 7 (30.43%) VLAN

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 11 (47.83%) OSPF
2 11 (47.83%) BGP
2 11 (47.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 11 (47.83%) Cisco Nexus
2 11 (47.83%) BIG-IP
3 7 (30.43%) VLAN
3 7 (30.43%) Network Security
3 7 (30.43%) VoIP
3 7 (30.43%) DHCP
3 7 (30.43%) DNS
4 1 (4.35%) 4G
4 1 (4.35%) VoLTE
4 1 (4.35%) 3G
General
1 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Network Engineer
1 11 (47.83%) Network Specialist
2 10 (43.48%) Monitoring Specialist
3 7 (30.43%) Analyst
3 7 (30.43%) Network Analyst
4 6 (26.09%) Network Manager
5 3 (13.04%) Monitoring Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Network Monitoring Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Risk Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) CSS
2 7 (30.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (56.52%) Visualisation
1 13 (56.52%) User Experience
2 1 (4.35%) PDA
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) ITIL
1 14 (60.87%) Network Monitoring
2 13 (56.52%) Network Management
3 11 (47.83%) Load Balancing
4 9 (39.13%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (30.43%) Asset Management
6 6 (26.09%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (4.35%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (4.35%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
7 1 (4.35%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
7 1 (4.35%) Change Management
7 1 (4.35%) Project Management
7 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.35%) People Management
Qualifications
1 11 (47.83%) Security Cleared
1 11 (47.83%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (47.83%) CCNA
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 13 (56.52%) OPNET
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Cisco
2 13 (56.52%) Riverbed
2 13 (56.52%) SolarWinds
2 13 (56.52%) BMC
3 11 (47.83%) Juniper
3 11 (47.83%) Nokia
3 11 (47.83%) CheckPoint
3 11 (47.83%) F5
3 11 (47.83%) Fortinet
4 7 (30.43%) BT