Period
to 14 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Support was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 179 167 200
Rank change year-on-year -12 +33 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 20 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.23% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.25% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 4
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.15% +0.08% +36.74%
10th Percentile £463 £156 £167
90th Percentile £488 £378 £362
England median daily rate £266 £291 £325
% change year-on-year -8.58% -10.38% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £16.25 £16.43 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.10% -34.28% +31.58%

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 4,784 4,077 5,781
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.40% 94.66% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,892 2,568 3,393
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £245 £225 £220
90th Percentile £575 £544 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 171 195
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.64 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.90% +4.27% -14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.45
90th Percentile £34.50 £45.00 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.51 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +0.07% -2.63% +6.35%

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 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 14 August 2018. 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
Solihull +6 16 - - 2
Birmingham -19 2 - -
Staffordshire -4 1 - - 2
Shropshire - 1 £475 -
Network Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, Network Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Network Support in the job title.

1 15 (75.00%) Cisco
2 13 (65.00%) SC Cleared
2 13 (65.00%) Security Cleared
3 10 (50.00%) Juniper
4 7 (35.00%) Service Delivery
4 7 (35.00%) VPN
5 6 (30.00%) Firewall
5 6 (30.00%) MPLS
5 6 (30.00%) BGP
5 6 (30.00%) VLAN
6 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (25.00%) JNCIA
6 5 (25.00%) JNCIS
6 5 (25.00%) JNCIP
7 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
7 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (20.00%) Unix
7 4 (20.00%) Junos
8 3 (15.00%) Meraki
8 3 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (15.00%) Solaris
8 3 (15.00%) SDH
8 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (15.00%) WAN
8 3 (15.00%) Ethernet
8 3 (15.00%) DSL
8 3 (15.00%) RSVP
8 3 (15.00%) X.21
8 3 (15.00%) KiloStream
8 3 (15.00%) MegaStream

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:

Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) VPN
2 6 (30.00%) BGP
2 6 (30.00%) Firewall
2 6 (30.00%) MPLS
2 6 (30.00%) VLAN
3 4 (20.00%) Junos
4 3 (15.00%) DSL
4 3 (15.00%) Ethernet
4 3 (15.00%) KiloStream
4 3 (15.00%) MegaStream
4 3 (15.00%) RSVP
4 3 (15.00%) SDH
4 3 (15.00%) VPLS
4 3 (15.00%) WAN
4 3 (15.00%) X.21
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (10.00%) Wireless
6 1 (5.00%) Internet
6 1 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (5.00%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Unix
2 3 (15.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.00%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (5.00%) High Availability
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (5.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (5.00%) Network Packet Analysis
3 1 (5.00%) WAN Optimisation
Qualifications
1 13 (65.00%) SC Cleared
1 13 (65.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (25.00%) JNCIA
2 5 (25.00%) JNCIP
2 5 (25.00%) JNCIS
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (15.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) CCNA
5 1 (5.00%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Cisco
2 10 (50.00%) Juniper
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.00%) Brocade
4 3 (15.00%) Meraki
5 2 (10.00%) Aruba
6 1 (5.00%) Blue Coat
6 1 (5.00%) BMC
6 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.00%) F5
6 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
6 1 (5.00%) HP
6 1 (5.00%) IBM
6 1 (5.00%) McAfee