The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Design
Rank 52 55 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing Network Design 5 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.72% 0.50% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 0.74% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate
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£463 £550 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.90% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £388
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-11.25% +11.11%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
475 408 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 68.54% 67.33% 70.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 233 250
Average daily rate £351 £385 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.96% +6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 17
Average hourly rate £15.00 £175.00 £18.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-91.42% +822.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.20 £16.48 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £178.00 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Network Design
West Midlands

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014, 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 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (33.33%) MPLS
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Firewall
2 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Network Security
3 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) Security Architecture
3 3 (25.00%) CCNP
3 3 (25.00%) Juniper
4 2 (16.67%) SAN
4 2 (16.67%) OSPF
4 2 (16.67%) BGP
4 2 (16.67%) CCNA
4 2 (16.67%) CCIE
4 2 (16.67%) GSM
4 2 (16.67%) LAN
4 2 (16.67%) UMTS
4 2 (16.67%) WAN
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle
4 2 (16.67%) Sybase
4 2 (16.67%) UNIX
4 2 (16.67%) Linux
4 2 (16.67%) Validation
4 2 (16.67%) CISM
4 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (16.67%) Wireless
4 2 (16.67%) Front Office

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) MPLS
1 4 (33.33%) Firewall
1 4 (33.33%) Network Security
2 2 (16.67%) LTE
2 2 (16.67%) Wireless
2 2 (16.67%) VLAN
2 2 (16.67%) OSPF
2 2 (16.67%) BGP
2 2 (16.67%) GSM
2 2 (16.67%) LAN
2 2 (16.67%) UMTS
2 2 (16.67%) WAN
2 2 (16.67%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Front Office
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Security Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Network Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Leader
2 2 (16.67%) Lead Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Core Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Manager
2 2 (16.67%) RF Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Services Manager
3 1 (8.33%) CLAS Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Transmission Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Design Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Lead Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Network Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) IT Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IT Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (8.33%) CESG
1 1 (8.33%) CESG CLAS
1 1 (8.33%) SCADA
1 1 (8.33%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) UNIX
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Security Architecture
3 2 (16.67%) Capacity Management
3 2 (16.67%) Logistics
3 2 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (16.67%) Validation
3 2 (16.67%) Information Security
3 2 (16.67%) Release Management
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) BCP
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity Planning
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (25.00%) CCNP
2 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) CISSP
3 2 (16.67%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) CCNA
3 2 (16.67%) CCIE
3 2 (16.67%) CISM
4 1 (8.33%) CCSA
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (8.33%) CCSP
4 1 (8.33%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Juniper
2 2 (16.67%) F5
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Sybase
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Fortinet