The table below looks at the statistics for Network Design skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Design over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Design
Rank 102 79 93
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +14
Contract jobs citing Network Design 20 24 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.78% 1.13% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.66% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 12
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£304 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.52% +6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
- +51.78%
Network Design
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1795 1448 1610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.84% 68.37% 69.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 936 769 822
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 59 85
Average hourly rate £29.75 £35.15 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.36% +17.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £10.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Network Design
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Network Design Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Network Design
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Network Design Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Network Design
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Design across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Network Design Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Network Design
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Network Design Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Network Design
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Design within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire -9 8 £265 -24.28%
Birmingham -8 3 £425 -22.72%
Solihull - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Network Design
England

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 19 (57.58%) Cisco
2 17 (51.52%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (48.48%) Firewall
4 15 (45.45%) MPLS
5 14 (42.42%) Security Cleared
6 13 (39.39%) SC Cleared
6 13 (39.39%) CCNA
7 12 (36.36%) WAN
7 12 (36.36%) LAN
8 11 (33.33%) CCNP
8 11 (33.33%) Network Security
9 8 (24.24%) F5
10 7 (21.21%) CheckPoint
11 6 (18.18%) Finance
11 6 (18.18%) Nokia
11 6 (18.18%) OSPF
11 6 (18.18%) BIG-IP
12 5 (15.15%) BT 21CN
12 5 (15.15%) Network Management
12 5 (15.15%) BT
12 5 (15.15%) Wireless
12 5 (15.15%) ITIL
13 4 (12.12%) VPN
13 4 (12.12%) HP
13 4 (12.12%) JSP
13 4 (12.12%) IPsec
13 4 (12.12%) McAfee
13 4 (12.12%) Juniper
13 4 (12.12%) BGP
13 4 (12.12%) Security Architecture

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 (3.03%) MS Office
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (48.48%) Firewall
2 15 (45.45%) MPLS
3 12 (36.36%) LAN
3 12 (36.36%) WAN
4 11 (33.33%) Network Security
5 6 (18.18%) OSPF
5 6 (18.18%) BIG-IP
6 5 (15.15%) Wireless
6 5 (15.15%) BT 21CN
7 4 (12.12%) IPsec
7 4 (12.12%) BGP
7 4 (12.12%) VPN
8 3 (9.09%) Packet Switching
8 3 (9.09%) Cisco PIX
9 2 (6.06%) SAN
9 2 (6.06%) LTE
9 2 (6.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (6.06%) UMTS
9 2 (6.06%) GSM
9 2 (6.06%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Hadoop
1 2 (6.06%) Big Data
1 2 (6.06%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Banking
2 2 (6.06%) Investment Banking
2 2 (6.06%) Front Office
2 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Network Engineer
2 8 (24.24%) Design Engineer
2 8 (24.24%) Network Design Engineer
2 8 (24.24%) Implementation Engineer
2 8 (24.24%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (9.09%) Installations Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Network Architect
5 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) RF Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Leader
6 2 (6.06%) Lead Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Core Network Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.03%) CESG
2 1 (3.03%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (3.03%) SCADA
2 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.03%) RMADS
2 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) UNIX
1 2 (6.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.15%) ITIL
1 5 (15.15%) Network Management
2 4 (12.12%) Security Architecture
2 4 (12.12%) Mentoring
3 3 (9.09%) Information Security
3 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (6.06%) Predictive Analytics
4 2 (6.06%) Data Modelling
4 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.06%) Validation
4 2 (6.06%) Capacity Management
4 2 (6.06%) Analytics
4 2 (6.06%) Logistics
4 2 (6.06%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (6.06%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.06%) Release Management
4 2 (6.06%) Data Architecture
5 1 (3.03%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (3.03%) Service Continuity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (51.52%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (42.42%) Security Cleared
3 13 (39.39%) SC Cleared
3 13 (39.39%) CCNA
4 11 (33.33%) CCNP
5 3 (9.09%) Degree
5 3 (9.09%) CCIE
6 2 (6.06%) CCDP
6 2 (6.06%) CISSP
6 2 (6.06%) CISM
7 1 (3.03%) CCSA
7 1 (3.03%) JNCIS
7 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (3.03%) CCSP
7 1 (3.03%) CITP
7 1 (3.03%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) JSP 440
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 19 (57.58%) Cisco
2 8 (24.24%) F5
3 7 (21.21%) CheckPoint
4 6 (18.18%) Nokia
5 5 (15.15%) BT
6 4 (12.12%) McAfee
6 4 (12.12%) HP
6 4 (12.12%) Juniper
7 2 (6.06%) Informatica
7 2 (6.06%) IBM
7 2 (6.06%) Oracle
7 2 (6.06%) Sybase
7 2 (6.06%) SAP
7 2 (6.06%) Splunk
7 2 (6.06%) Rackspace
7 2 (6.06%) Netezza
8 1 (3.03%) Fortinet
8 1 (3.03%) Riverbed
8 1 (3.03%) RightScale
8 1 (3.03%) Blue Coat