The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Network Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Support
Rank 132 104 110
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 7 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.23% 0.60% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.63% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 4
Median daily rate £325 £173 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.26% -59.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £140 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £329 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £219 £315
% change year-on-year
+59.77% -30.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +47.05%
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
2870 2224 2206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.69% 95.45% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1711 1348 1137
Median daily rate £395 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 136 199
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £11.00 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £29.96 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Network Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Network Support in the job title.

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 27 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Support within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire -31 4 £350 +52.12%
Birmingham -6 1 £300 +73.91% 1
Coventry - 1 £120 -
Network Support
England

Network Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, Network Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Network Support in the job title.

1 6 (60.00%) Firewall
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (50.00%) BMC
2 5 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 5 (50.00%) Fortinet
2 5 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (40.00%) F5
3 4 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (40.00%) Load Balancing
3 4 (40.00%) Blue Coat
3 4 (40.00%) BIG-IP
3 4 (40.00%) CCNP
3 4 (40.00%) WAN
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 3 (30.00%) IBM
4 3 (30.00%) Intel Security
4 3 (30.00%) Brocade
4 3 (30.00%) Wireless
4 3 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (30.00%) WAN Optimisation
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (20.00%) Riverbed
5 2 (20.00%) Visualisation
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (20.00%) User Experience
5 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) Firewall
2 4 (40.00%) BIG-IP
2 4 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (40.00%) WAN
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (30.00%) Wireless
4 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (10.00%) BGP
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (10.00%) DHCP
5 1 (10.00%) DNS
5 1 (10.00%) DSL
5 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
5 1 (10.00%) LAN
5 1 (10.00%) OSPF
5 1 (10.00%) VoIP
5 1 (10.00%) VPN
5 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) User Experience
1 2 (20.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) CESG
2 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (40.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) WAN Optimisation
4 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (10.00%) Application Performance Monitoring
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Network Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Network Management
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (10.00%) Service Management
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (40.00%) CCNP
3 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (10.00%) CCIE
4 1 (10.00%) CCNA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) OPNET
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) BMC
2 5 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 5 (50.00%) Fortinet
3 4 (40.00%) Blue Coat
3 4 (40.00%) F5
4 3 (30.00%) Brocade
4 3 (30.00%) IBM
4 3 (30.00%) Intel Security
5 2 (20.00%) Juniper
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) Riverbed
6 1 (10.00%) AppDynamics
6 1 (10.00%) MobileIron
6 1 (10.00%) Nokia
6 1 (10.00%) Remedy
6 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds
6 1 (10.00%) TOWER Software
6 1 (10.00%) VMware