Period
to 20 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Support was £468 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 192 178 201
Rank change year-on-year -14 +23 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 14 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.27% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.24% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 4
West Midlands median daily rate £468 £400 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.88% +36.75% -1.68%
10th Percentile £428 £294 £225
90th Percentile £484 £460 £349
England median daily rate £310 £275 £338
% change year-on-year +12.73% -18.52% +35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £14.41 -
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.41 £25.25
% change year-on-year -5.52% -35.03% +20.24%

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 4,879 4,547 5,824
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.05% 94.69% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,014 2,868 3,496
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £231 £213 £234
90th Percentile £575 £540 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 200 236
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £17.38 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.78% +15.83% -11.76%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £38.75 £43.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.67 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.92% +0.93% +2.78%

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 20 November 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 +9 6 - -
Shropshire -49 4 £468 +3.89%
Birmingham -3 2 - - 1
Staffordshire -6 1 - -
Network Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 13 (92.86%) Cisco
2 12 (85.71%) SC Cleared
2 12 (85.71%) Security Cleared
3 8 (57.14%) Firewall
4 6 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (42.86%) WAN
5 5 (35.71%) Wireless
5 5 (35.71%) Aruba
5 5 (35.71%) HP
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (28.57%) WAN Optimisation
6 4 (28.57%) F5
6 4 (28.57%) ITIL V3
6 4 (28.57%) Network Packet Analysis
6 4 (28.57%) Meraki
6 4 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
6 4 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (28.57%) Blue Coat
6 4 (28.57%) Fortinet
6 4 (28.57%) Network Load Balancing
6 4 (28.57%) ITIL
6 4 (28.57%) IBM
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 4 (28.57%) CCNP
6 4 (28.57%) BMC
6 4 (28.57%) CheckPoint
6 4 (28.57%) Internet
6 4 (28.57%) McAfee

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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) Firewall
2 6 (42.86%) WAN
3 5 (35.71%) Wireless
4 4 (28.57%) Internet
4 4 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (21.43%) Junos
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (7.14%) Network Security
7 1 (7.14%) VoIP
7 1 (7.14%) VPN
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL V3
1 4 (28.57%) Network Load Balancing
1 4 (28.57%) Network Packet Analysis
1 4 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
1 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
1 4 (28.57%) WAN Optimisation
2 2 (14.29%) High Availability
Qualifications
1 12 (85.71%) SC Cleared
1 12 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 6 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (28.57%) CCNP
4 3 (21.43%) JNCIA
4 3 (21.43%) JNCIP
4 3 (21.43%) JNCIS
5 2 (14.29%) CCNA
5 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) FortiGate
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Cisco
2 5 (35.71%) Aruba
2 5 (35.71%) HP
3 4 (28.57%) Blue Coat
3 4 (28.57%) BMC
3 4 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 4 (28.57%) F5
3 4 (28.57%) Fortinet
3 4 (28.57%) IBM
3 4 (28.57%) McAfee
3 4 (28.57%) Meraki
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) Juniper
5 1 (7.14%) ProCurve