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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Management
Rank 86 100 106
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +6
Contract jobs citing Network Management 36 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.40% 0.43% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 0.62% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 2
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£425 £375 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -12.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £421 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £295 £400
% change year-on-year
+25.42% -26.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.75 £49.25
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -49.74%
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
1783 1455 1601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.49% 68.79% 69.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 929 777 822
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 58 95
Average hourly rate £29.75 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.83% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.20 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 0 4 £475 +10.46% 1
Walsall - 2 £500 -
Warwickshire - 2 £325 -
Network Management
England

Network Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 30 (68.18%) Cisco
2 26 (59.09%) Firewall
3 23 (52.27%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (52.27%) Network Monitoring
4 21 (47.73%) F5
4 21 (47.73%) CCNA
4 21 (47.73%) ITIL
5 20 (45.45%) Middleware
6 19 (43.18%) CheckPoint
6 19 (43.18%) BMC
6 19 (43.18%) SolarWinds
7 18 (40.91%) OPNET
8 17 (38.64%) Nokia
8 17 (38.64%) CCNP
8 17 (38.64%) User Experience
8 17 (38.64%) BIG-IP
9 16 (36.36%) OSPF
9 16 (36.36%) BGP
10 15 (34.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 15 (34.09%) Visualisation
10 15 (34.09%) Riverbed
11 14 (31.82%) Network Architecture
11 14 (31.82%) Cisco Nexus
11 14 (31.82%) Load Balancing
12 11 (25.00%) Fortinet
12 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
12 11 (25.00%) Juniper
12 11 (25.00%) CSS
13 8 (18.18%) MPLS
13 8 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 3 (6.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 26 (59.09%) Firewall
2 17 (38.64%) BIG-IP
3 16 (36.36%) OSPF
3 16 (36.36%) BGP
4 15 (34.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 14 (31.82%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (18.18%) MPLS
7 6 (13.64%) Network Security
8 5 (11.36%) BT 21CN
8 5 (11.36%) LAN
8 5 (11.36%) WAN
9 3 (6.82%) GSM
10 2 (4.55%) SDH
11 1 (2.27%) RIP
11 1 (2.27%) SNMP
11 1 (2.27%) DWDM
11 1 (2.27%) DAB
11 1 (2.27%) Wireless
11 1 (2.27%) IPsec
11 1 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (36.36%) Network Engineer
2 11 (25.00%) Architect
2 11 (25.00%) Network Specialist
2 11 (25.00%) Monitoring Specialist
3 8 (18.18%) Network Design Engineer
3 8 (18.18%) Design Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) Implementation Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Monitoring Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Network Monitoring Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Integration Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Network Consultant
6 3 (6.82%) Consultant
6 3 (6.82%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Configuration Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Network Support
7 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Architect
8 1 (2.27%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (45.45%) Middleware
2 11 (25.00%) CSS
3 4 (9.09%) SOAP
3 4 (9.09%) REST
4 3 (6.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (38.64%) User Experience
2 15 (34.09%) Visualisation
3 3 (6.82%) Mobile Computing
3 3 (6.82%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (6.82%) Replication
3 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.55%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.27%) Statistics
5 1 (2.27%) SCADA
5 1 (2.27%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (52.27%) Network Monitoring
2 21 (47.73%) ITIL
3 14 (31.82%) Load Balancing
3 14 (31.82%) Network Architecture
4 8 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (18.18%) Network Design
5 7 (15.91%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (13.64%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (11.36%) SOA
8 4 (9.09%) Service Management
9 3 (6.82%) Service Delivery
9 3 (6.82%) BCP
9 3 (6.82%) TOGAF
9 3 (6.82%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (6.82%) Performance Management
9 3 (6.82%) Data Mapping
10 2 (4.55%) Data Protection
10 2 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (4.55%) Zachman Framework
10 2 (4.55%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (52.27%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (47.73%) CCNA
3 17 (38.64%) CCNP
4 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 7 (15.91%) SC Cleared
6 4 (9.09%) Degree
7 2 (4.55%) CCDP
8 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.27%) CITP
8 1 (2.27%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 18 (40.91%) OPNET
2 3 (6.82%) OpenView
2 3 (6.82%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 30 (68.18%) Cisco
2 21 (47.73%) F5
3 19 (43.18%) SolarWinds
3 19 (43.18%) CheckPoint
3 19 (43.18%) BMC
4 17 (38.64%) Nokia
5 15 (34.09%) Riverbed
6 11 (25.00%) Juniper
6 11 (25.00%) Fortinet
7 6 (13.64%) BT
8 4 (9.09%) IBM
9 3 (6.82%) HP
10 2 (4.55%) SAP
10 2 (4.55%) Cramer
11 1 (2.27%) Fujitsu
11 1 (2.27%) PeopleSoft
11 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
11 1 (2.27%) Nortel
11 1 (2.27%) Citrix
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