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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Management
Rank 110 111 89
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -22
Contract jobs citing Network Management 9 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.38% 0.25% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.34% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 6
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£315 £475 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.68% +171.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £347 £225
% change year-on-year
-2.15% +54.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £40.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year
-42.50% +102.53%
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
1759 1763 1157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.34% 74.89% 67.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1097 938 575
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 132 53
Average hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £41.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 29 June 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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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
Staffordshire +1 4 £350 +34.61%
Birmingham - 3 £315 - 2
Warwickshire -2 1 - - 1
Shropshire - 1 - -
Network Management
England

Network Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 14 (63.64%) Cisco
2 13 (59.09%) Firewall
3 12 (54.55%) F5
4 10 (45.45%) CheckPoint
5 9 (40.91%) ITIL
6 8 (36.36%) CSS
6 8 (36.36%) Juniper
6 8 (36.36%) BMC
6 8 (36.36%) OSPF
6 8 (36.36%) BGP
6 8 (36.36%) OPNET
6 8 (36.36%) SolarWinds
6 8 (36.36%) Load Balancing
6 8 (36.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 8 (36.36%) Network Monitoring
6 8 (36.36%) User Experience
7 7 (31.82%) Telecoms
8 6 (27.27%) BIG-IP
8 6 (27.27%) Fortinet
8 6 (27.27%) Riverbed
8 6 (27.27%) Network Architecture
8 6 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (27.27%) Nokia
9 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (22.73%) VPN
9 5 (22.73%) LAN
9 5 (22.73%) WAN
9 5 (22.73%) Performance Management
9 5 (22.73%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (18.18%) Visualisation

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
1 4 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.55%) TargetLink
2 1 (4.55%) Simulink
2 1 (4.55%) Stateflow
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (59.09%) Firewall
2 8 (36.36%) OSPF
2 8 (36.36%) BGP
2 8 (36.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 6 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (27.27%) BIG-IP
4 5 (22.73%) LAN
4 5 (22.73%) WAN
4 5 (22.73%) VPN
5 3 (13.64%) WCDMA
5 3 (13.64%) GPRS
5 3 (13.64%) GSM
5 3 (13.64%) 3G
5 3 (13.64%) 4G
5 3 (13.64%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (13.64%) 2G
5 3 (13.64%) HSPA
5 3 (13.64%) LTE
6 2 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (9.09%) MPLS
General
1 7 (31.82%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Automotive
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Network Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Network Specialist
2 4 (18.18%) Monitoring Specialist
3 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Network Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Performance Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Network Support
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) Monitoring Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Network Monitoring Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Radio Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) OSS Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) RAN Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Voice Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) CSS
2 3 (13.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) User Experience
2 4 (18.18%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.55%) CAN bus
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Handset
3 1 (4.55%) e-Health
3 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) ITIL
2 8 (36.36%) Load Balancing
2 8 (36.36%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (27.27%) Network Architecture
4 5 (22.73%) Performance Management
4 5 (22.73%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (13.64%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (13.64%) Resource Management
5 3 (13.64%) Performance Improvement
5 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
5 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
5 3 (13.64%) Network Design
5 3 (13.64%) Service Management
5 3 (13.64%) eTOM
6 2 (9.09%) Change Management
6 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.09%) Performance Engineering
7 1 (4.55%) Resilience Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Software Delivery
7 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) C
1 1 (4.55%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (18.18%) CCNA
3 3 (13.64%) CCNP
3 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) CCSE
4 2 (9.09%) CCSA
4 2 (9.09%) CCDP
5 1 (4.55%) CCIP
5 1 (4.55%) HNC
5 1 (4.55%) HND
5 1 (4.55%) MCSE
5 1 (4.55%) CCIE
5 1 (4.55%) CCVP
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.55%) MCITP
5 1 (4.55%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (36.36%) OPNET
2 2 (9.09%) OpenView
3 1 (4.55%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) Cisco
2 12 (54.55%) F5
3 10 (45.45%) CheckPoint
4 8 (36.36%) Juniper
4 8 (36.36%) BMC
4 8 (36.36%) SolarWinds
5 6 (27.27%) Fortinet
5 6 (27.27%) Riverbed
5 6 (27.27%) Nokia
6 4 (18.18%) HP
7 3 (13.64%) Nortel
7 3 (13.64%) Business Objects
7 3 (13.64%) Ericsson
7 3 (13.64%) Huawei
7 3 (13.64%) Mapinfo
7 3 (13.64%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 2 (9.09%) Foundry
8 2 (9.09%) Brocade
8 2 (9.09%) Blue Coat
9 1 (4.55%) Remedy