The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Consultant role 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 Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Consultant
Rank 101 96 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs requiring a Network Consultant 9 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.42% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.46% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £395 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.39% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £395 £353
% change year-on-year
-11.39% +12.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.33 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2069 1966 1873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.75% 90.98% 93.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1205 1033 855
Average daily rate £350 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 147 186
Average hourly rate £15.71 £17.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.22% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.28 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £34.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Network Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Network Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Network Consultant
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 Consultant across the West Midlands region.

Network Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Network Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Consultant across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Network Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Network Consultant
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 Consultant across the West Midlands region.

Network Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Network Consultant
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 Consultant within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 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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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 -5 2 £550 -
Coventry - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
Network Consultant
England

Network Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Network Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title.

1 12 (80.00%) Firewall
1 12 (80.00%) Cisco
2 10 (66.67%) Network Management
3 7 (46.67%) F5
4 6 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 6 (40.00%) OPNET
4 6 (40.00%) Performance Management
4 6 (40.00%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (40.00%) SolarWinds
4 6 (40.00%) User Experience
4 6 (40.00%) CCNP
4 6 (40.00%) CCNA
4 6 (40.00%) OpenView
4 6 (40.00%) HP
4 6 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (40.00%) ITIL
4 6 (40.00%) Middleware
4 6 (40.00%) BMC
5 5 (33.33%) Finance
5 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 4 (26.67%) CCDP
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
6 4 (26.67%) UNIX
6 4 (26.67%) Windows
6 4 (26.67%) Linux
6 4 (26.67%) MCSE
6 4 (26.67%) Process Management
6 4 (26.67%) Banking
6 4 (26.67%) SAN

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Network Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (26.67%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) Firewall
2 6 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (26.67%) NAS
3 4 (26.67%) SAN
4 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (6.67%) LAN
5 1 (6.67%) WAN
5 1 (6.67%) BIG-IP
5 1 (6.67%) Network Security
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) User Experience
2 4 (26.67%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) UNIX
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
1 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Network Management
2 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 6 (40.00%) Network Monitoring
2 6 (40.00%) Performance Management
3 4 (26.67%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
3 4 (26.67%) Process Management
3 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) CCNP
1 6 (40.00%) CCNA
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (26.67%) MCITP
2 4 (26.67%) CCDP
2 4 (26.67%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
1 1 (6.67%) GPG13
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Snort
1 1 (6.67%) Squid
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) OpenView
1 6 (40.00%) OPNET
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Cisco
2 7 (46.67%) F5
3 6 (40.00%) SolarWinds
3 6 (40.00%) HP
3 6 (40.00%) BMC
4 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (13.33%) Juniper
6 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
6 1 (6.67%) Websense
6 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat
6 1 (6.67%) Sourcefire