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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Design
Rank 59 53 51
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing Network Design 5 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.69% 1.20% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 1.65% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Average daily rate
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£451 £450 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.32% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £355 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £625 £519
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £378 £353
% change year-on-year
+1.98% +7.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+9.85% -11.25%
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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
547 486 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 75.34% 72.65% 70.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 308 200
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 6
Average hourly rate £26.50 £11.85 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+123.62% -93.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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
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 3 July 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 12 (85.71%) LAN
2 11 (78.57%) WAN
3 10 (71.43%) Relational Database
4 9 (64.29%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (57.14%) Service Delivery
5 8 (57.14%) Public Cloud
6 4 (28.57%) Firewall
6 4 (28.57%) Juniper
6 4 (28.57%) Cisco
7 3 (21.43%) F5
7 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (14.29%) FortiGate
8 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
8 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
8 2 (14.29%) Sourcefire
8 2 (14.29%) Network Security
9 1 (7.14%) IPsec
9 1 (7.14%) CCNA
9 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (7.14%) VPN
9 1 (7.14%) SAN
9 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
9 1 (7.14%) VLAN
9 1 (7.14%) Network Load Balancing
9 1 (7.14%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (7.14%) FCoE
9 1 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (7.14%) NetScaler
9 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (7.14%) Data Centre

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 9 (64.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (85.71%) LAN
2 11 (78.57%) WAN
3 4 (28.57%) Firewall
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (14.29%) Network Security
6 1 (7.14%) FCoE
6 1 (7.14%) NetScaler
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (7.14%) IPsec
6 1 (7.14%) VLAN
6 1 (7.14%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (7.14%) VPN
6 1 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (71.43%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Architect
2 8 (57.14%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Voice Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Technical Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Public Cloud
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Service Delivery
2 1 (7.14%) Network Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) CCNA
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco
1 4 (28.57%) Juniper
2 3 (21.43%) F5
3 2 (14.29%) Sourcefire
4 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint