The table below looks at the statistics for Network Management 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 Management over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Management
Rank 112 105 97
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs citing Network Management 10 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.23% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.32% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 11
Average daily rate £325 £420 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.61% +29.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.59 £39.83 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-30.72% +77.00%
Network Management
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
2046 1544 1575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.17% 69.90% 73.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1158 881 850
Average daily rate £410 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 107 82
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £11.50 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Network Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Network Management Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Network Management
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 Management across the West Midlands region.

Network Management Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Network Management
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 Management across the West Midlands region.

Network Management Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Network Management
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 Management within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Solihull - 5 - -
Shropshire -17 2 - -
Walsall - 2 - -
Birmingham -2 1 £325 -22.61% 2
Network Management
England

Network Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Network Management 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 Management.

1 22 (62.86%) Cisco
2 19 (54.29%) Windows
3 17 (48.57%) Security Cleared
3 17 (48.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (45.71%) EMC
5 15 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (42.86%) Red Hat
5 15 (42.86%) Linux
5 15 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (37.14%) SC Cleared
6 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (37.14%) CCNA
7 12 (34.29%) CA
7 12 (34.29%) CA Spectrum
8 11 (31.43%) System Testing
8 11 (31.43%) Solaris
8 11 (31.43%) Unix
8 11 (31.43%) Perl
9 10 (28.57%) CiscoWorks
9 10 (28.57%) Load Balancing
9 10 (28.57%) e-Health
9 10 (28.57%) F5
10 9 (25.71%) WAN
10 9 (25.71%) Wireless
10 9 (25.71%) MPLS
11 8 (22.86%) Risk Management
11 8 (22.86%) Telecoms
12 7 (20.00%) Project Management
12 7 (20.00%) Citrix
12 7 (20.00%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Network Management 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 Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (5.71%) MS Office
3 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.86%) Simulink
4 1 (2.86%) Stateflow
4 1 (2.86%) TargetLink
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.71%) MPLS
1 9 (25.71%) WAN
1 9 (25.71%) Wireless
2 5 (14.29%) Cisco Wireless
3 4 (11.43%) Firewall
3 4 (11.43%) LAN
4 3 (8.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (5.71%) BT 21CN
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (5.71%) VLAN
5 2 (5.71%) VPN
6 1 (2.86%) ADSL
6 1 (2.86%) BGP
6 1 (2.86%) DHCP
6 1 (2.86%) DNS
6 1 (2.86%) Internet
6 1 (2.86%) Network Security
6 1 (2.86%) OSPF
6 1 (2.86%) TACACS
6 1 (2.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (22.86%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) Automotive
3 1 (2.86%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (37.14%) Network Engineer
2 11 (31.43%) Designer
3 10 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
3 10 (28.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 9 (25.71%) Network Designer
5 7 (20.00%) EMC Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Architect
7 3 (8.57%) Network Support
8 2 (5.71%) Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Applications Architect
8 2 (5.71%) Applications Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Cisco Support
8 2 (5.71%) Cisco Support Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Network Support Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 1 (2.86%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
9 1 (2.86%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
9 1 (2.86%) IT Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) e-Health
2 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.86%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 19 (54.29%) Windows
2 17 (48.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (42.86%) Linux
3 15 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (31.43%) Solaris
5 11 (31.43%) Unix
6 6 (17.14%) Windows Server
7 3 (8.57%) Windows 7
7 3 (8.57%) Windows 8
8 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) System Testing
2 10 (28.57%) Load Balancing
3 8 (22.86%) Risk Management
4 7 (20.00%) Migration
4 7 (20.00%) Project Management
5 6 (17.14%) Knowledge Management
6 4 (11.43%) Computer Architecture
7 3 (8.57%) Validation
8 2 (5.71%) Data Validation
8 2 (5.71%) Operations Management
8 2 (5.71%) Service Management
8 2 (5.71%) Workflow
9 1 (2.86%) Business Continuity
9 1 (2.86%) Change Management
9 1 (2.86%) Configuration Management
9 1 (2.86%) ITIL
9 1 (2.86%) Process Management
9 1 (2.86%) Release Management
9 1 (2.86%) Software Engineering
9 1 (2.86%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) Perl
2 1 (2.86%) C
2 1 (2.86%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 17 (48.57%) Security Cleared
2 15 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (37.14%) CCNA
3 13 (37.14%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.57%) CCNP
5 1 (2.86%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.86%) MISRA
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) vSphere
3 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (34.29%) CA Spectrum
2 10 (28.57%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (2.86%) OpenView
3 1 (2.86%) QRadar
3 1 (2.86%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (2.86%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 22 (62.86%) Cisco
2 16 (45.71%) EMC
3 15 (42.86%) Red Hat
4 12 (34.29%) CA
5 10 (28.57%) F5
6 7 (20.00%) Citrix
7 4 (11.43%) Splunk
8 3 (8.57%) CheckPoint
8 3 (8.57%) HP
8 3 (8.57%) VMware
9 2 (5.71%) Juniper
9 2 (5.71%) LANDesk
9 2 (5.71%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.86%) Fujitsu
10 1 (2.86%) MathWorks
10 1 (2.86%) Meraki
10 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
10 1 (2.86%) Palo Alto
10 1 (2.86%) Tripwire