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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Design
Rank 89 82 79
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs citing Network Design 23 18 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.97% 0.87% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.26% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 9
Average daily rate
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£375 £348 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.91% +15.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £239 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £491 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Average hourly rate - - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- +50.94%
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
1621 1428 1457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 68.43% 68.85% 68.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 931 798 705
Average daily rate £375 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £500 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 65 132
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -18.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £12.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.77 £37.80 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 0 11 £375 +53.84% 3
Birmingham -4 1 £675 +95.65% 1
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Solihull - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Network Design
England

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 34 (82.93%) Cisco
2 31 (75.61%) Cisco Certification
3 26 (63.41%) CCNA
4 20 (48.78%) Firewall
5 19 (46.34%) Network Security
6 17 (41.46%) OSPF
7 16 (39.02%) CCNP
7 16 (39.02%) LAN
7 16 (39.02%) Security Cleared
8 15 (36.59%) SC Cleared
8 15 (36.59%) BGP
8 15 (36.59%) MPLS
9 13 (31.71%) CheckPoint
10 12 (29.27%) CCDP
10 12 (29.27%) WAN
11 11 (26.83%) Network Management
11 11 (26.83%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (24.39%) Load Balancing
12 10 (24.39%) Nokia
13 9 (21.95%) BT
14 8 (19.51%) BIG-IP
14 8 (19.51%) CiscoWorks
14 8 (19.51%) Mentoring
15 7 (17.07%) BT 21CN
16 6 (14.63%) JSP 440
16 6 (14.63%) F5
16 6 (14.63%) HP
16 6 (14.63%) McAfee
16 6 (14.63%) VPN
16 6 (14.63%) JSP

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 2 (4.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (48.78%) Firewall
2 19 (46.34%) Network Security
3 17 (41.46%) OSPF
4 16 (39.02%) LAN
5 15 (36.59%) BGP
5 15 (36.59%) MPLS
6 12 (29.27%) WAN
7 11 (26.83%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (19.51%) BIG-IP
9 7 (17.07%) BT 21CN
10 6 (14.63%) VPN
11 4 (9.76%) IPsec
12 3 (7.32%) Cisco PIX
12 3 (7.32%) Wireless
12 3 (7.32%) Packet Switching
13 2 (4.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 1 (2.44%) IP Telephony
14 1 (2.44%) Intrusion Detection
14 1 (2.44%) ATM
14 1 (2.44%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) Hadoop
1 2 (4.88%) MarkLogic
1 2 (4.88%) Big Data
General
1 3 (7.32%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.44%) Banking
2 1 (2.44%) Front Office
2 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (70.73%) Network Engineer
2 19 (46.34%) Design Engineer
3 17 (41.46%) Network Design Engineer
4 12 (29.27%) Implementation Engineer
4 12 (29.27%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Installations Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) Architect
7 3 (7.32%) Consultant
7 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (7.32%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Architect
7 3 (7.32%) Security Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Cisco Consultant
8 2 (4.88%) Core Network Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
9 1 (2.44%) CLAS Consultant
9 1 (2.44%) Technical Leader
9 1 (2.44%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.63%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.44%) RMADS
2 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.44%) CESG
2 1 (2.44%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) UNIX
1 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) Network Management
2 10 (24.39%) Load Balancing
3 8 (19.51%) Mentoring
4 4 (9.76%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (7.32%) ITIL
6 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.88%) Data Modelling
6 2 (4.88%) Predictive Analytics
6 2 (4.88%) Data Architecture
6 2 (4.88%) Fault Management
6 2 (4.88%) Security Architecture
6 2 (4.88%) Analytics
7 1 (2.44%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.44%) Capacity Management
7 1 (2.44%) Release Management
7 1 (2.44%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.44%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (2.44%) Data Analysis
7 1 (2.44%) Systems Analysis
Qualifications
1 31 (75.61%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (63.41%) CCNA
3 16 (39.02%) CCNP
3 16 (39.02%) Security Cleared
4 15 (36.59%) SC Cleared
5 12 (29.27%) CCDP
6 2 (4.88%) CCIE
7 1 (2.44%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) HP AIS
7 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.44%) CITP
7 1 (2.44%) Degree
7 1 (2.44%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.63%) JSP 440
2 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.44%) SLA
Systems Management
1 8 (19.51%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (2.44%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 34 (82.93%) Cisco
2 13 (31.71%) CheckPoint
3 10 (24.39%) Nokia
4 9 (21.95%) BT
5 6 (14.63%) F5
5 6 (14.63%) HP
5 6 (14.63%) McAfee
6 2 (4.88%) IBM
6 2 (4.88%) Informatica
6 2 (4.88%) SAP
6 2 (4.88%) Netezza
6 2 (4.88%) Fujitsu
6 2 (4.88%) Splunk
6 2 (4.88%) SolarWinds
6 2 (4.88%) Rackspace
7 1 (2.44%) RightScale
7 1 (2.44%) Riverbed
7 1 (2.44%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.44%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.44%) Juniper
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