The table below looks at the statistics for Network Monitoring 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 Monitoring over the 3 months to 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Monitoring
Rank 113 108 93
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -15
Contract jobs citing Network Monitoring 12 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.13% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.18% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £234 £559
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.94% -58.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £234 £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £234 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.16% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £12.25 £10.21
% change year-on-year
+112.24% +19.95%
Network Monitoring
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
1959 1675 1204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 73.62% 71.64% 70.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1196 866 561
Average daily rate £375 £370 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +8.66%
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 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 102 85
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 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Network Monitoring
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Network Monitoring Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Network Monitoring
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 Monitoring across the West Midlands region.

Network Monitoring Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Network Monitoring
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Monitoring across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Network Monitoring Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Network Monitoring
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 Monitoring across the West Midlands region.

Network Monitoring Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Network Monitoring
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 Monitoring within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 6 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
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire - 4 £450 -
Birmingham - 3 £380 -
Network Monitoring
England

Network Monitoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Network Monitoring 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 Monitoring.

1 13 (86.67%) Cisco
1 13 (86.67%) Firewall
2 11 (73.33%) OSPF
3 10 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 10 (66.67%) SolarWinds
3 10 (66.67%) F5
3 10 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 9 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (60.00%) Network Management
4 9 (60.00%) BIG-IP
5 8 (53.33%) OPNET
5 8 (53.33%) BMC
5 8 (53.33%) BGP
5 8 (53.33%) CSS
5 8 (53.33%) Fortinet
5 8 (53.33%) Load Balancing
5 8 (53.33%) User Experience
6 7 (46.67%) Nokia
7 6 (40.00%) Juniper
7 6 (40.00%) ITIL
7 6 (40.00%) Riverbed
7 6 (40.00%) Network Architecture
8 5 (33.33%) LAN
8 5 (33.33%) WAN
8 5 (33.33%) CCNP
8 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (26.67%) CCNA
9 4 (26.67%) Network Design
9 4 (26.67%) Visualisation
10 3 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Network Monitoring 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 Monitoring. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 13 (86.67%) Firewall
2 11 (73.33%) OSPF
3 10 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 9 (60.00%) BIG-IP
4 9 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (53.33%) BGP
6 5 (33.33%) LAN
6 5 (33.33%) WAN
7 2 (13.33%) MPLS
7 2 (13.33%) Network Security
7 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (13.33%) VPN
7 2 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (6.67%) SAN
8 1 (6.67%) Wireless
8 1 (6.67%) IPsec
8 1 (6.67%) PPP
8 1 (6.67%) ATM
8 1 (6.67%) ISDN
8 1 (6.67%) DSL
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Network Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Support Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Network Specialist
2 4 (26.67%) Monitoring Specialist
3 3 (20.00%) Network Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Network Support
4 2 (13.33%) Network Monitoring Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Monitoring Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) CSS
2 3 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) User Experience
2 4 (26.67%) Visualisation
3 1 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Network Management
2 8 (53.33%) Load Balancing
3 6 (40.00%) ITIL
3 6 (40.00%) Network Architecture
4 4 (26.67%) Network Design
5 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (13.33%) WAN Optimisation
6 2 (13.33%) Performance Management
6 2 (13.33%) Service Management
7 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
7 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (33.33%) CCNP
2 4 (26.67%) CCNA
3 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) HP ASE
4 1 (6.67%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.67%) XenApp
1 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (53.33%) OPNET
2 2 (13.33%) OpenView
2 2 (13.33%) FortiGate
3 1 (6.67%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (6.67%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Cisco
2 10 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 10 (66.67%) SolarWinds
2 10 (66.67%) F5
3 8 (53.33%) Fortinet
3 8 (53.33%) BMC
4 7 (46.67%) Nokia
5 6 (40.00%) Juniper
5 6 (40.00%) Riverbed
6 3 (20.00%) Remedy
6 3 (20.00%) HP
7 2 (13.33%) McAfee
7 2 (13.33%) Blue Coat
8 1 (6.67%) VMware
8 1 (6.67%) Citrix
8 1 (6.67%) Microsoft