The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Network Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Network Management over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Network Management
England / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 125 114
Rank change year-on-year +23 -11  
Contract jobs citing Network Management 13 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.58% 0.15% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.18% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 11
Median daily rate £375 - £380
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 - £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -0.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £40.50 £55.65
% change year-on-year -56.79% -27.22%  

Network Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1789 2250 1927
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 79.94% 81.91% 75.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1145 1242 1111
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 45 107
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.24% -39.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.73 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Network Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Network Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Network Management in the West Midlands

Network Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Management in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Management in the West Midlands

Network Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Management in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Management in the West Midlands

Network Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Management in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Management in the West Midlands

Network Management
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 Management within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 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
Birmingham - 9 £375 - 1
Shropshire +33 2 £454 -
Dudley - 2 £103 -
Network Management
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Network Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Network Management.

1 19 (57.58%) Cisco
1 19 (57.58%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (45.45%) CCNP
2 15 (45.45%) ITIL
3 12 (36.36%) CCNA
3 12 (36.36%) Network Security
4 10 (30.30%) LAN
4 10 (30.30%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (27.27%) WAN
5 9 (27.27%) Firewall
6 8 (24.24%) CheckPoint
7 7 (21.21%) F5
8 6 (18.18%) ITIL V3
8 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (18.18%) Juniper
8 6 (18.18%) MPLS
8 6 (18.18%) OSPF
9 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
9 5 (15.15%) BGP
9 5 (15.15%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (15.15%) Windows
9 5 (15.15%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (15.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 4 (12.12%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 4 (12.12%) Multicast
10 4 (12.12%) Junos
10 4 (12.12%) NX-OS
10 4 (12.12%) VPLS
10 4 (12.12%) Fortinet
10 4 (12.12%) SolarWinds

Network Management
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) assyst
1 1 (3.03%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (36.36%) Network Security
2 10 (30.30%) Cisco Nexus
2 10 (30.30%) LAN
3 9 (27.27%) Firewall
3 9 (27.27%) WAN
4 6 (18.18%) MPLS
4 6 (18.18%) OSPF
5 5 (15.15%) BGP
5 5 (15.15%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (15.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (12.12%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (12.12%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (12.12%) ISDN
6 4 (12.12%) Junos
6 4 (12.12%) Multicast
6 4 (12.12%) NX-OS
6 4 (12.12%) VPLS
7 3 (9.09%) Wireless
8 2 (6.06%) Internet
8 2 (6.06%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Automotive
2 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Network Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Network Manager
3 5 (15.15%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Supplier Manager
5 2 (6.06%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Design Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Head of Infrastructure
5 2 (6.06%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Network Design Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Network Operations Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Network Support
5 2 (6.06%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) CSS
2 2 (6.06%) .NET
2 2 (6.06%) HTML
2 2 (6.06%) jQuery
2 2 (6.06%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (3.03%) Middleware
3 1 (3.03%) SOAP
3 1 (3.03%) XML
3 1 (3.03%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) CMDB
2 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
2 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
2 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) ITIL
2 6 (18.18%) ITIL V3
2 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (12.12%) Migration
4 3 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 3 (9.09%) Visualisation
5 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.06%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.06%) MVC
5 2 (6.06%) Network Design
5 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.06%) Validation
6 1 (3.03%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.03%) ETL
6 1 (3.03%) Identity Management
6 1 (3.03%) PRINCE
6 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.03%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.03%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
1 3 (9.09%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) C#
3 1 (3.03%) Perl
3 1 (3.03%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 19 (57.58%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (45.45%) CCNP
3 12 (36.36%) CCNA
4 5 (15.15%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (9.09%) Degree
6 2 (6.06%) DBS Check
6 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.03%) CISM
7 1 (3.03%) CISSP
7 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
7 1 (3.03%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) BladeLogic
1 1 (3.03%) Forum Sentry
1 1 (3.03%) OpenView
1 1 (3.03%) OPNET
1 1 (3.03%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (57.58%) Cisco
2 8 (24.24%) CheckPoint
3 7 (21.21%) F5
4 6 (18.18%) Juniper
5 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
6 4 (12.12%) Fortinet
6 4 (12.12%) SolarWinds
7 3 (9.09%) BMC
7 3 (9.09%) EqualLogic
8 2 (6.06%) HP
9 1 (3.03%) Aruba
9 1 (3.03%) CA
9 1 (3.03%) IBM
9 1 (3.03%) Nokia
9 1 (3.03%) Oracle
9 1 (3.03%) Palo Alto
9 1 (3.03%) Remedy
9 1 (3.03%) Riverbed
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
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