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 5 May 2015 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Management
Rank 117 106 95
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -11
Contract jobs citing Network Management 14 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.52% 0.43% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.59% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 4
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£348 £350 £540
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.71% -35.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £284 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £485 £599
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £344 £289
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +19.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-35.62% +14.28%
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
1967 1684 1218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 73.48% 71.60% 70.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1194 879 565
Average daily rate £375 £370 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +6.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 100 86
Average hourly rate £29.00 £32.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -15.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 2015. 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
Shropshire -5 4 £450 +28.57%
Birmingham - 3 £380 - 1
Coventry - 3 £260 -
Warwickshire -5 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £300 -
Network Management
England

Network Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 16 (80.00%) Cisco
2 15 (75.00%) Firewall
3 12 (60.00%) F5
4 11 (55.00%) CheckPoint
5 10 (50.00%) ITIL
6 9 (45.00%) SolarWinds
6 9 (45.00%) Network Monitoring
7 8 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 8 (40.00%) User Experience
7 8 (40.00%) Load Balancing
7 8 (40.00%) BMC
7 8 (40.00%) OSPF
7 8 (40.00%) BGP
7 8 (40.00%) OPNET
8 7 (35.00%) Juniper
8 7 (35.00%) CSS
8 7 (35.00%) Nokia
8 7 (35.00%) BIG-IP
8 7 (35.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (30.00%) Network Architecture
9 6 (30.00%) Riverbed
9 6 (30.00%) Fortinet
9 6 (30.00%) HP
9 6 (30.00%) Telecoms
10 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (25.00%) LAN
10 5 (25.00%) WAN
10 5 (25.00%) Performance Management
10 5 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
11 4 (20.00%) Visualisation

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.00%) TargetLink
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.00%) Simulink
2 1 (5.00%) Stateflow
Communications & Networking
1 15 (75.00%) Firewall
2 8 (40.00%) OSPF
2 8 (40.00%) BGP
2 8 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 7 (35.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (35.00%) BIG-IP
4 5 (25.00%) LAN
4 5 (25.00%) WAN
5 4 (20.00%) VPN
6 3 (15.00%) SSL
6 3 (15.00%) 3G
6 3 (15.00%) WCDMA
6 3 (15.00%) GPRS
6 3 (15.00%) GSM
6 3 (15.00%) Wireless
6 3 (15.00%) 2G
6 3 (15.00%) HSPA
6 3 (15.00%) LTE
6 3 (15.00%) 4G
6 3 (15.00%) Radio Access Network
General
1 6 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
3 2 (10.00%) Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Electronics
4 1 (5.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Network Consultant
2 4 (20.00%) Consultant
2 4 (20.00%) Network Specialist
2 4 (20.00%) Monitoring Specialist
3 3 (15.00%) Performance Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Monitoring Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior RAN Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Radio Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) RAN Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) RAN Performance Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) CSS
2 3 (15.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) User Experience
2 4 (20.00%) Visualisation
3 2 (10.00%) e-Health
3 2 (10.00%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (5.00%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) ITIL
2 9 (45.00%) Network Monitoring
3 8 (40.00%) Load Balancing
4 6 (30.00%) Network Architecture
5 5 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (25.00%) Performance Management
6 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (20.00%) Network Design
6 4 (20.00%) Service Management
7 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (15.00%) Resource Management
7 3 (15.00%) eTOM
7 3 (15.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (15.00%) Performance Improvement
8 2 (10.00%) Performance Engineering
8 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
8 2 (10.00%) Change Management
8 2 (10.00%) Process Management
9 1 (5.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C
1 1 (5.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (20.00%) CCNP
2 4 (20.00%) CCNA
3 3 (15.00%) CCDP
3 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) MCSE
4 2 (10.00%) MCITP
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.00%) CCSA
5 1 (5.00%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (40.00%) OPNET
2 2 (10.00%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (10.00%) OpenView
3 1 (5.00%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Cisco
2 12 (60.00%) F5
3 11 (55.00%) CheckPoint
4 9 (45.00%) SolarWinds
5 8 (40.00%) BMC
6 7 (35.00%) Juniper
6 7 (35.00%) Nokia
7 6 (30.00%) Fortinet
7 6 (30.00%) Riverbed
7 6 (30.00%) HP
8 3 (15.00%) Nortel
8 3 (15.00%) Business Objects
8 3 (15.00%) Blue Coat
8 3 (15.00%) Huawei
8 3 (15.00%) Ericsson
8 3 (15.00%) Mapinfo
8 3 (15.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 2 (10.00%) ScanSafe
9 2 (10.00%) CA
9 2 (10.00%) Microsoft