The table below looks at the statistics for Network Design skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Design over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Design
Rank 53 61 58
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Contract jobs citing Network Design 6 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.81% 0.39% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 0.57% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £425 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% -22.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.46 £42.50 £44.60
% change year-on-year
-0.09% -4.70%
Network Design
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
526 522 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 71.37% 67.97% 69.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 301 298
Average daily rate £391 £365 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.19% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% -87.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

Network Design
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Design across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Network Design Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Network Design
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Design across the Birmingham region.

Network Design Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Network Design
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Design across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Network Design Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Network Design
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Design across the Birmingham region.

Network Design Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Network Design also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Network Design.

1 11 (73.33%) LAN
2 10 (66.67%) WAN
3 8 (53.33%) Relational Database
4 7 (46.67%) Service Delivery
4 7 (46.67%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (40.00%) Public Cloud
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (20.00%) Juniper
7 3 (20.00%) Firewall
7 3 (20.00%) F5
8 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
8 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
8 2 (13.33%) CCNA
8 2 (13.33%) VPN
9 1 (6.67%) VoIP
9 1 (6.67%) SQL
9 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
9 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
9 1 (6.67%) CSS
9 1 (6.67%) ITIL
9 1 (6.67%) Windows
9 1 (6.67%) ETL
9 1 (6.67%) CCDA
9 1 (6.67%) CCDP
9 1 (6.67%) CCNP
9 1 (6.67%) SAN
9 1 (6.67%) Nokia
9 1 (6.67%) OSPF

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Network Design also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Network Design. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 7 (46.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) LAN
2 10 (66.67%) WAN
3 3 (20.00%) Firewall
4 2 (13.33%) VPN
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications
5 1 (6.67%) FCoE
5 1 (6.67%) NetScaler
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (6.67%) HSRP
5 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (6.67%) VoIP
5 1 (6.67%) SAN
5 1 (6.67%) OSPF
5 1 (6.67%) VRRP
5 1 (6.67%) IPsec
5 1 (6.67%) IP Telephony
5 1 (6.67%) BIG-IP
5 1 (6.67%) VLAN
5 1 (6.67%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Architect
2 7 (46.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (26.67%) Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) IP Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) IP Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Technical Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Voice Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) DBA
5 1 (6.67%) Design Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (6.67%) SQL DBA
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Public Cloud
2 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (6.67%) Data Security
2 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (6.67%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
2 1 (6.67%) Database Tuning
2 1 (6.67%) Change Control
2 1 (6.67%) Data Transformation
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
1 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (13.33%) CCNA
3 1 (6.67%) CCDA
3 1 (6.67%) CCDP
3 1 (6.67%) CCVP
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco
2 3 (20.00%) Juniper
2 3 (20.00%) F5
3 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
4 1 (6.67%) Remedy
4 1 (6.67%) Nokia