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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Design over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Design
Rank 117 101 96
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -5
Contract jobs citing Network Design 22 29 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.77% 1.08% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 1.42% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 7
Median daily rate £450 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+9.86% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £39.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +77.27%
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
2310 2037 1751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.66% 75.81% 74.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1286 1230 929
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £520 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 103 98
Median hourly rate £19.61 £29.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.37% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £15.80 £10.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

Network Design
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Network Design as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Design within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry -1 7 £450 +73.07% 2
Shropshire -24 6 £335 +21.81% 1
Solihull - 5 - -
Birmingham -12 1 - - 1
Network Design
England

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Network Design also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Network Design.

1 18 (64.29%) Cisco
2 15 (53.57%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (42.86%) CCNP
4 11 (39.29%) SC Cleared
4 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
5 8 (28.57%) Project Management
5 8 (28.57%) LAN
5 8 (28.57%) VoIP
6 7 (25.00%) BGP
7 6 (21.43%) Firewall
7 6 (21.43%) Retail
7 6 (21.43%) CCNA
7 6 (21.43%) NetScaler
8 5 (17.86%) Incident Management
8 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
8 5 (17.86%) CCDP
8 5 (17.86%) WAN
8 5 (17.86%) Nokia
8 5 (17.86%) CheckPoint
8 5 (17.86%) CiscoWorks
8 5 (17.86%) Citrix
8 5 (17.86%) MPLS
9 4 (14.29%) OSPF
9 4 (14.29%) Finance
9 4 (14.29%) Migration
9 4 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (14.29%) BIG-IP
9 4 (14.29%) VPN
9 4 (14.29%) F5
9 4 (14.29%) Fortinet

Network Design
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Visio
2 2 (7.14%) AutoCAD
2 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) LAN
1 8 (28.57%) VoIP
2 7 (25.00%) BGP
3 6 (21.43%) Firewall
3 6 (21.43%) NetScaler
4 5 (17.86%) MPLS
4 5 (17.86%) WAN
5 4 (14.29%) BIG-IP
5 4 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (14.29%) OSPF
5 4 (14.29%) Structured Cabling
5 4 (14.29%) VPN
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (7.14%) PBX
6 2 (7.14%) X.21
7 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (3.57%) DAB
7 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (3.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) MySQL
General
1 6 (21.43%) Retail
2 4 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.57%) Billing
Job Titles
1 20 (71.43%) Network Engineer
2 10 (35.71%) Design Engineer
2 10 (35.71%) Network Design Engineer
3 9 (32.14%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (32.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Designer
4 5 (17.86%) Implementation Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Network Designer
4 5 (17.86%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) VoIP Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Network Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Cisco Voice Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Voice Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) FreeSWITCH
1 1 (3.57%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.57%) EMC VNX
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
1 1 (3.57%) Unix
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
1 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Project Management
2 5 (17.86%) Incident Management
3 4 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (7.14%) Change Management
4 2 (7.14%) ITIL
4 2 (7.14%) PRINCE
4 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.57%) Build Automation
5 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.57%) Network Management
5 1 (3.57%) Network Optimisation
5 1 (3.57%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
1 1 (3.57%) PHP
1 1 (3.57%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 15 (53.57%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (42.86%) CCNP
3 11 (39.29%) SC Cleared
3 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
4 6 (21.43%) CCNA
5 5 (17.86%) CCDP
6 2 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (7.14%) JNCIA
6 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (3.57%) Degree
7 1 (3.57%) MCSE
7 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.57%) Firmware
1 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.57%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (3.57%) vRealize
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) Cisco
2 5 (17.86%) CheckPoint
2 5 (17.86%) Citrix
2 5 (17.86%) Nokia
3 4 (14.29%) F5
3 4 (14.29%) Fortinet
4 2 (7.14%) Juniper
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.57%) BT
5 1 (3.57%) EMC
5 1 (3.57%) Fujitsu
5 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds