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 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 Monitoring
Rank 95 97 107
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +10
Contract jobs citing Network Monitoring 27 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.05% 0.57% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 0.82% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 0
Average daily rate
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£389 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.21% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £275 £318
% change year-on-year
+40.90% -13.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £26.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-24.15% +25.00%
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
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 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 23 September 2014.

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 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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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
Birmingham 0 5 £375 -12.79% 1
Coventry - - - - 1
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Network Monitoring
England

Network Monitoring
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 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 26 (89.66%) Cisco
2 24 (82.76%) Firewall
3 23 (79.31%) Network Management
4 20 (68.97%) SolarWinds
4 20 (68.97%) ITIL
5 19 (65.52%) BMC
6 18 (62.07%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (62.07%) OPNET
7 17 (58.62%) User Experience
8 16 (55.17%) F5
8 16 (55.17%) CCNA
9 15 (51.72%) OSPF
9 15 (51.72%) BGP
9 15 (51.72%) Cisco Nexus
9 15 (51.72%) Visualisation
9 15 (51.72%) Riverbed
9 15 (51.72%) Load Balancing
9 15 (51.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 14 (48.28%) Network Architecture
10 14 (48.28%) CheckPoint
11 13 (44.83%) Nokia
11 13 (44.83%) CCNP
11 13 (44.83%) BIG-IP
12 12 (41.38%) Fortinet
12 12 (41.38%) CSS
12 12 (41.38%) Juniper
13 10 (34.48%) Middleware
14 8 (27.59%) Continuous Improvement
15 7 (24.14%) Performance Monitoring
16 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared

Network Monitoring
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 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 24 (82.76%) Firewall
2 15 (51.72%) Cisco Nexus
2 15 (51.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 15 (51.72%) OSPF
2 15 (51.72%) BGP
3 13 (44.83%) BIG-IP
4 5 (17.24%) LAN
4 5 (17.24%) WAN
5 3 (10.34%) Network Security
6 2 (6.90%) ADSL
7 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
7 1 (3.45%) DMZ
7 1 (3.45%) MPLS
7 1 (3.45%) PBX
7 1 (3.45%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Network Specialist
2 11 (37.93%) Monitoring Specialist
3 10 (34.48%) Network Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Network Monitoring Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Monitoring Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Network Design Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Design Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Network Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Network Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Network Support
7 1 (3.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Help Desk Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (3.45%) Network Technician
7 1 (3.45%) Help Desk Support
7 1 (3.45%) Cisco Support
7 1 (3.45%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (41.38%) CSS
2 10 (34.48%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (58.62%) User Experience
2 15 (51.72%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (79.31%) Network Management
2 20 (68.97%) ITIL
3 15 (51.72%) Load Balancing
4 14 (48.28%) Network Architecture
5 8 (27.59%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (24.14%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (10.34%) Performance Management
7 3 (10.34%) Network Design
8 2 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
9 1 (3.45%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 18 (62.07%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (55.17%) CCNA
3 13 (44.83%) CCNP
4 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
5 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.90%) CCDP
Systems Management
1 18 (62.07%) OPNET
2 3 (10.34%) OpenView
2 3 (10.34%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (3.45%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 26 (89.66%) Cisco
2 20 (68.97%) SolarWinds
3 19 (65.52%) BMC
4 16 (55.17%) F5
5 15 (51.72%) Riverbed
6 14 (48.28%) CheckPoint
7 13 (44.83%) Nokia
8 12 (41.38%) Fortinet
8 12 (41.38%) Juniper
9 3 (10.34%) HP
10 1 (3.45%) Fujitsu
10 1 (3.45%) LANDesk
10 1 (3.45%) BT
10 1 (3.45%) Mitel
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