Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Support was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Support
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 177 202 156
Rank change year-on-year +25 -46 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 11 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.23% 0.21% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.22% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 4
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £293 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.75% -1.68% -8.46%
10th Percentile £294 £225 £178
90th Percentile £460 £349 £340
England median daily rate £275 £344 £250
% change year-on-year -19.94% +37.40% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.41 - £12.30
10th Percentile £13.21 - £10.86
90th Percentile £17.60 - £15.66
England median hourly rate £16.41 £25.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year -35.03% +20.24% +5.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4575 5889 4639
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.58% 95.05% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2894 3540 2651
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £237 £213
90th Percentile £542 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 238 271
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.38 £15.21 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.22% -10.51% +5.20%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £39.50 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Network Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Network Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Network Support in the West Midlands

Network Support
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 Support in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Support in the West Midlands

Network Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Support in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Support in the West Midlands

Network Support
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 Support in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Support 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +13 4 £450 +28.76% 2
Birmingham - 2 £365 -
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
Solihull - 1 £180 -
Walsall - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £365 -
Network Support
England

Network Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, 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 9 (81.82%) Cisco
1 9 (81.82%) Firewall
2 8 (72.73%) WAN
3 7 (63.64%) Internet
4 6 (54.55%) VPN
5 5 (45.45%) MPLS
5 5 (45.45%) CCNP
5 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (45.45%) F5
6 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
6 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
6 4 (36.36%) Blue Coat
6 4 (36.36%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (36.36%) Network Load Balancing
6 4 (36.36%) Fortinet
6 4 (36.36%) ITIL V3
6 4 (36.36%) WAN Optimisation
6 4 (36.36%) Network Packet Analysis
6 4 (36.36%) Coaching
6 4 (36.36%) IBM
6 4 (36.36%) BMC
6 4 (36.36%) McAfee
6 4 (36.36%) LAN
6 4 (36.36%) ITIL
6 4 (36.36%) Unix
6 4 (36.36%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (36.36%) Wireless
6 4 (36.36%) CheckPoint

Network Support Skill Set
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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) Firewall
2 8 (72.73%) WAN
3 7 (63.64%) Internet
4 6 (54.55%) VPN
5 5 (45.45%) MPLS
6 4 (36.36%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (36.36%) LAN
6 4 (36.36%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (36.36%) Wireless
7 3 (27.27%) Asterisk PBX
7 3 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (27.27%) FTP
7 3 (27.27%) GSM
7 3 (27.27%) Kerberos
7 3 (27.27%) LDAP
7 3 (27.27%) Network Security
7 3 (27.27%) PABX
7 3 (27.27%) PBX
7 3 (27.27%) Reverse Proxy
7 3 (27.27%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
1 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
1 3 (27.27%) PKI
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Unix
2 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Coaching
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL V3
1 4 (36.36%) Network Load Balancing
1 4 (36.36%) Network Packet Analysis
1 4 (36.36%) WAN Optimisation
2 3 (27.27%) Asset Management
2 3 (27.27%) Change Control
2 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
2 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Line Management
2 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
2 3 (27.27%) Network Security Management
2 3 (27.27%) Open Source
2 3 (27.27%) Security Management
2 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 1 (9.09%) Logistics
4 1 (9.09%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) CCNP
1 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) CCIE
3 1 (9.09%) CCNA
3 1 (9.09%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (9.09%) CISSP
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) iptables
1 3 (27.27%) Postfix
1 3 (27.27%) Samba
1 3 (27.27%) Squid
2 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco UCCX
1 3 (27.27%) FortiGate
1 3 (27.27%) Nessus
1 3 (27.27%) Nmap
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Cisco
2 5 (45.45%) F5
3 4 (36.36%) Blue Coat
3 4 (36.36%) BMC
3 4 (36.36%) CheckPoint
3 4 (36.36%) Fortinet
3 4 (36.36%) IBM
3 4 (36.36%) McAfee
4 3 (27.27%) Aruba
4 3 (27.27%) HP
4 3 (27.27%) NEC
5 1 (9.09%) Kaspersky
5 1 (9.09%) NetApp
5 1 (9.09%) Proofpoint