The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Support role 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 Support in their job title over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Support
Rank 110 110 90
Rank change year-on-year
0 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 9 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.38% 0.34% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.38% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
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£313 £423 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.03% +77.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £315 £259
% change year-on-year
-36.50% +21.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+70.73% +1.23%
Network Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2225 2132 1621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.44% 90.99% 91.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1364 1093 750
Average daily rate £363 £345 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.07% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 194 131
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £16.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Network Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Support in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Support Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Network Support
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 Support across the West Midlands region.

Network Support Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Network Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

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

Network Support Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Network Support
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 Support across the West Midlands region.

Network Support Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Network Support
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 Support within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 July 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 -3 3 £310 -27.05% 1
Staffordshire - 3 £350 - 1
Birmingham -3 1 £173 -50.71%
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Network Support
England

Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Network Support in their job title 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 with Network Support in their job title.

1 13 (68.42%) Cisco
2 10 (52.63%) WAN
3 9 (47.37%) CCNP
3 9 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (42.11%) CheckPoint
4 8 (42.11%) Firewall
5 7 (36.84%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (31.58%) BIG-IP
6 6 (31.58%) Blue Coat
6 6 (31.58%) Fortinet
6 6 (31.58%) Service Management
6 6 (31.58%) McAfee
6 6 (31.58%) LAN
6 6 (31.58%) F5
6 6 (31.58%) WAN Optimisation
6 6 (31.58%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (31.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 6 (31.58%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 5 (26.32%) CSS
8 4 (21.05%) VoIP
8 4 (21.05%) MPLS
8 4 (21.05%) CCNA
8 4 (21.05%) Remedy
8 4 (21.05%) Incident Management
8 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
8 4 (21.05%) DMVPN
9 3 (15.79%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (15.79%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (15.79%) SolarWinds
9 3 (15.79%) Network Design

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Network Support in their job title 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 with Network Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
1 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) WAN
2 8 (42.11%) Firewall
3 7 (36.84%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (31.58%) BIG-IP
4 6 (31.58%) LAN
4 6 (31.58%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (31.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 6 (31.58%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 4 (21.05%) VoIP
5 4 (21.05%) MPLS
5 4 (21.05%) DMVPN
6 3 (15.79%) OSPF
6 3 (15.79%) WLAN
6 3 (15.79%) VPN
7 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
8 1 (5.26%) Junos
8 1 (5.26%) Network Security
8 1 (5.26%) DNS
8 1 (5.26%) SMTP
8 1 (5.26%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.26%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Solaris
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Service Management
1 6 (31.58%) WAN Optimisation
2 4 (21.05%) Incident Management
3 3 (15.79%) Network Design
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (15.79%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
4 2 (10.53%) Patch Management
4 2 (10.53%) Network Management
4 2 (10.53%) Validation
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) CCNP
1 9 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (21.05%) CCNA
2 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) MCSE
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (10.53%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Cisco
2 8 (42.11%) CheckPoint
3 6 (31.58%) McAfee
3 6 (31.58%) Blue Coat
3 6 (31.58%) Fortinet
3 6 (31.58%) F5
4 4 (21.05%) Remedy
5 3 (15.79%) IBM
5 3 (15.79%) BMC
5 3 (15.79%) SolarWinds
6 2 (10.53%) HP
7 1 (5.26%) Compaq
7 1 (5.26%) Dell
7 1 (5.26%) Citrix
7 1 (5.26%) Juniper
7 1 (5.26%) Sun
7 1 (5.26%) VMware
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