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 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Monitoring
Rank 118 114 85
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -29
Contract jobs citing Network Monitoring 8 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.31% 0.087% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.12% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 7
Average daily rate
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£380 - £558
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 - £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 - £582
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.92% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £15.25 £10.00
% change year-on-year
+70.49% +52.50%
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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
1901 1683 1160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.40% 72.86% 70.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1177 882 555
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 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £497 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 110 77
Average hourly rate £28.69 £34.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.61% -10.05%
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 27 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 27 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
Birmingham - 3 £380 - 1
Shropshire - 1 - -
Network Monitoring
England

Network Monitoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 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 12 (92.31%) Cisco
1 12 (92.31%) Firewall
2 10 (76.92%) F5
2 10 (76.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 10 (76.92%) OSPF
3 9 (69.23%) CheckPoint
3 9 (69.23%) SolarWinds
4 8 (61.54%) Network Management
4 8 (61.54%) BIG-IP
4 8 (61.54%) Fortinet
4 8 (61.54%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (61.54%) User Experience
4 8 (61.54%) OPNET
4 8 (61.54%) BMC
4 8 (61.54%) CSS
5 7 (53.85%) BGP
5 7 (53.85%) Load Balancing
6 6 (46.15%) Riverbed
6 6 (46.15%) Network Architecture
6 6 (46.15%) Juniper
6 6 (46.15%) ITIL
6 6 (46.15%) Nokia
7 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (30.77%) CCNP
7 4 (30.77%) CCNA
7 4 (30.77%) Visualisation
8 3 (23.08%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (23.08%) Network Design
8 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
8 3 (23.08%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 27 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.

Communications & Networking
1 12 (92.31%) Firewall
2 10 (76.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 10 (76.92%) OSPF
3 8 (61.54%) BIG-IP
3 8 (61.54%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (53.85%) BGP
5 3 (23.08%) LAN
5 3 (23.08%) WAN
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (15.38%) VPN
6 2 (15.38%) MPLS
7 1 (7.69%) Wireless
7 1 (7.69%) IPsec
7 1 (7.69%) PPP
7 1 (7.69%) ATM
7 1 (7.69%) ISDN
7 1 (7.69%) DSL
7 1 (7.69%) X.21
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Network Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Network Specialist
2 4 (30.77%) Monitoring Specialist
3 3 (23.08%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Network Support
3 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Network Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Network Monitoring Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Monitoring Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) CSS
2 3 (23.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) User Experience
2 4 (30.77%) Visualisation
3 1 (7.69%) NHS
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Network Management
2 7 (53.85%) Load Balancing
3 6 (46.15%) ITIL
3 6 (46.15%) Network Architecture
4 3 (23.08%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (23.08%) Network Design
4 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
5 2 (15.38%) Service Management
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Management
5 2 (15.38%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (15.38%) Patch Management
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) CCNP
1 4 (30.77%) CCNA
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
Systems Management
1 8 (61.54%) OPNET
2 2 (15.38%) OpenView
2 2 (15.38%) FortiGate
3 1 (7.69%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Cisco
2 10 (76.92%) F5
3 9 (69.23%) SolarWinds
3 9 (69.23%) CheckPoint
4 8 (61.54%) BMC
4 8 (61.54%) Fortinet
5 6 (46.15%) Riverbed
5 6 (46.15%) Juniper
5 6 (46.15%) Nokia
6 3 (23.08%) HP
6 3 (23.08%) Remedy
7 2 (15.38%) McAfee
7 2 (15.38%) Blue Coat