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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Design
England / West Midlands
Rank 98 115 92
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -23
Contract jobs citing Network Design 22 1 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.92% 0.042% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 0.051% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 11
Median daily rate £400 £550 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +46.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £550 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £550 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £369
% change year-on-year
- +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £42.46 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+29.53% +17.13%

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
1888 1949 1510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 78.96% 81.04% 71.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1183 1065 895
Median daily rate £413 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 63 94
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.42 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.40 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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
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 24 January 2017. 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 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
Shropshire +19 9 £425 -22.72%
Birmingham - 8 £400 - 1
Solihull - 3 - -
Warwickshire - 2 £375 -
Network Design
England

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 43 (70.49%) Cisco
2 36 (59.02%) LAN
3 34 (55.74%) Security Cleared
4 32 (52.46%) SC Cleared
5 31 (50.82%) Data Centre
6 27 (44.26%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (42.62%) CCNA
8 25 (40.98%) Juniper
9 24 (39.34%) Firewall
10 19 (31.15%) CheckPoint
11 18 (29.51%) WAN
11 18 (29.51%) Mentoring
12 14 (22.95%) OSPF
12 14 (22.95%) ITIL
12 14 (22.95%) CCDA
12 14 (22.95%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (22.95%) BICSI Certification
12 14 (22.95%) BICSI RCDD
13 13 (21.31%) DV Cleared
13 13 (21.31%) Degree
13 13 (21.31%) PRINCE
13 13 (21.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 13 (21.31%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (21.31%) PRINCE2
13 13 (21.31%) Project Management
14 11 (18.03%) Migration
15 10 (16.39%) CCNP
16 9 (14.75%) F5
16 9 (14.75%) CCDP
16 9 (14.75%) VPN

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 1 (1.64%) AutoCAD
1 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.64%) MS Office
1 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.20%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 36 (59.02%) LAN
2 24 (39.34%) Firewall
3 18 (29.51%) WAN
4 14 (22.95%) Cisco ASA
4 14 (22.95%) OSPF
5 9 (14.75%) VPN
6 8 (13.11%) BGP
7 7 (11.48%) VoIP
8 5 (8.20%) Cisco PIX
8 5 (8.20%) IP Telephony
8 5 (8.20%) Network Security
9 4 (6.56%) ATM
9 4 (6.56%) Frame Relay
9 4 (6.56%) Junos
9 4 (6.56%) Unified Communications
9 4 (6.56%) Wireless
10 3 (4.92%) NetScaler
11 2 (3.28%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (3.28%) MPLS
12 1 (1.64%) VRRP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Subversion
General
1 1 (1.64%) Law
1 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (50.82%) Network Engineer
2 18 (29.51%) Cisco Engineer
2 18 (29.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 16 (26.23%) Design Engineer
4 15 (24.59%) Network Design Engineer
5 10 (16.39%) Implementation Engineer
5 10 (16.39%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 9 (14.75%) Designer
6 9 (14.75%) Network Designer
7 5 (8.20%) Cisco Design Engineer
7 5 (8.20%) Juniper Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Check Point Support
8 4 (6.56%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Cisco Support
8 4 (6.56%) Cisco Support Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Network Support
8 4 (6.56%) Network Support Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Support Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.20%) CSS
2 1 (1.64%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.64%) Leaflet
2 1 (1.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 31 (50.82%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.64%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.28%) Linux
2 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.64%) Unix
2 1 (1.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (29.51%) Mentoring
2 14 (22.95%) ITIL
3 13 (21.31%) PRINCE
3 13 (21.31%) PRINCE2
3 13 (21.31%) Project Management
4 11 (18.03%) Migration
5 7 (11.48%) Network Management
6 6 (9.84%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (9.84%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.92%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (3.28%) Incident Management
9 1 (1.64%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (1.64%) Change Control
9 1 (1.64%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (1.64%) Load Balancing
9 1 (1.64%) Network Architecture
9 1 (1.64%) Server Virtualisation
9 1 (1.64%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.64%) C
Qualifications
1 34 (55.74%) Security Cleared
2 32 (52.46%) SC Cleared
3 27 (44.26%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (42.62%) CCNA
5 14 (22.95%) BICSI Certification
5 14 (22.95%) BICSI RCDD
5 14 (22.95%) CCDA
6 13 (21.31%) Degree
6 13 (21.31%) DV Cleared
6 13 (21.31%) ITIL Certification
6 13 (21.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 10 (16.39%) CCNP
8 9 (14.75%) CCDP
9 5 (8.20%) CCVP
9 5 (8.20%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.64%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.64%) XenApp
1 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
1 1 (1.64%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) Nagios
1 1 (1.64%) Opsview
1 1 (1.64%) QRadar
Vendors
1 43 (70.49%) Cisco
2 25 (40.98%) Juniper
3 19 (31.15%) CheckPoint
4 9 (14.75%) F5
5 7 (11.48%) Fortinet
5 7 (11.48%) Remedy
6 6 (9.84%) HP
7 5 (8.20%) Aruba
7 5 (8.20%) Blue Coat
7 5 (8.20%) Nokia
7 5 (8.20%) Oracle
8 3 (4.92%) BT
8 3 (4.92%) Fujitsu
9 2 (3.28%) Microsoft
10 1 (1.64%) ArcSight
10 1 (1.64%) Brocade
10 1 (1.64%) Citrix
10 1 (1.64%) Nortel
10 1 (1.64%) Splunk
10 1 (1.64%) VMware