The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Management
Rank 100 92 99
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +7
Contract jobs citing Network Management 13 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.54% 0.79% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 1.16% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 2
Average daily rate £350 £520 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.69% +36.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £226 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £593 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £280 £316
% change year-on-year
+22.76% -11.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £33.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.25 £11.00
% change year-on-year
+20.30% +202.27%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1660 1297 1427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.31% 68.73% 63.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 624 679
Average daily rate £375 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 111 66
Average hourly rate £31.50 £34.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% +47.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.03 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £155.00 £37.80 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Network Management
England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Management across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Network Management Daily Rate Histogram 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Shropshire -5 3 £350 -37.50%
Staffordshire - 3 £300 -
Warwickshire - 2 - - 1
Solihull - 2 £375 -
Walsall - 1 £500 - 2
Coventry - 1 £430 -
Birmingham - - - - 3
Worcestershire - - - -
Network Management
England

Network Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 10 (37.04%) LAN
1 10 (37.04%) WAN
1 10 (37.04%) Cisco
1 10 (37.04%) Telecoms
2 9 (33.33%) Firewall
2 9 (33.33%) CCNA
2 9 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (33.33%) F5
3 8 (29.63%) Middleware
4 6 (22.22%) ITIL
4 6 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (18.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 5 (18.52%) SolarWinds
5 5 (18.52%) Nokia
5 5 (18.52%) CheckPoint
5 5 (18.52%) OSPF
5 5 (18.52%) BGP
5 5 (18.52%) BIG-IP
5 5 (18.52%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (14.81%) OPNET
6 4 (14.81%) CCNP
6 4 (14.81%) MPLS
6 4 (14.81%) BMC
6 4 (14.81%) OpenView
6 4 (14.81%) HP
6 4 (14.81%) Performance Management
6 4 (14.81%) BT 21CN
6 4 (14.81%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (14.81%) Degree
7 3 (11.11%) CCENT

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (37.04%) LAN
1 10 (37.04%) WAN
2 9 (33.33%) Firewall
3 5 (18.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 5 (18.52%) OSPF
3 5 (18.52%) BGP
3 5 (18.52%) BIG-IP
4 4 (14.81%) MPLS
4 4 (14.81%) BT 21CN
5 3 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (11.11%) Network Security
5 3 (11.11%) Ethernet
5 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 2 (7.41%) GSM
7 1 (3.70%) SDH
General
1 10 (37.04%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Network Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Network Manager
3 5 (18.52%) Implementation Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Operations Manager
4 4 (14.81%) Network Consultant
4 4 (14.81%) Consultant
4 4 (14.81%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Architect
4 4 (14.81%) Network Operations Manager
5 3 (11.11%) Design Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Configuration Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) IT Support
7 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Integration Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) Middleware
2 3 (11.11%) REST
2 3 (11.11%) SOAP
3 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
1 2 (7.41%) Open Source
2 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.70%) SCADA
2 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) ITIL
1 6 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
2 5 (18.52%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (14.81%) Performance Management
3 4 (14.81%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (11.11%) Network Design
5 2 (7.41%) Strategic Planning
5 2 (7.41%) Information Security
5 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.41%) SOA
5 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.41%) Project Management
6 1 (3.70%) Security Architecture
6 1 (3.70%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.70%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.70%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) CCNA
1 9 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (14.81%) CCNP
2 4 (14.81%) Degree
3 3 (11.11%) CCENT
3 3 (11.11%) CCDP
4 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) OpenView
2 3 (11.11%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Cisco
2 9 (33.33%) F5
3 5 (18.52%) SolarWinds
3 5 (18.52%) Nokia
3 5 (18.52%) CheckPoint
4 4 (14.81%) OPNET
4 4 (14.81%) BMC
4 4 (14.81%) HP
5 3 (11.11%) IBM
6 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
6 2 (7.41%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (7.41%) SAP
7 1 (3.70%) Nimsoft
7 1 (3.70%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.70%) Nortel
7 1 (3.70%) Cramer
7 1 (3.70%) VMware
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