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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Design
Rank 92 80 83
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +3
Contract jobs citing Network Design 22 19 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.95% 0.89% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 1.29% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 8
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£375 £363 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +18.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £239 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £491 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £353 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.54% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £28.00
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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
1583 1473 1370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 68.03% 69.06% 67.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 951 816 661
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 72 119
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 £12.00 £12.25 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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%
Birmingham -6 1 £675 +56.52% 1
Solihull - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Network Design
England

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 33 (78.57%) Cisco
2 31 (73.81%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (64.29%) CCNA
4 19 (45.24%) Network Security
5 18 (42.86%) SC Cleared
5 18 (42.86%) Security Cleared
5 18 (42.86%) Firewall
6 17 (40.48%) LAN
7 16 (38.10%) OSPF
8 15 (35.71%) CCNP
9 14 (33.33%) BGP
10 13 (30.95%) CheckPoint
10 13 (30.95%) MPLS
11 11 (26.19%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (26.19%) Network Management
11 11 (26.19%) CCDP
12 10 (23.81%) Nokia
12 10 (23.81%) WAN
12 10 (23.81%) Load Balancing
13 9 (21.43%) Mentoring
13 9 (21.43%) BT
14 8 (19.05%) BIG-IP
14 8 (19.05%) JSP
14 8 (19.05%) CiscoWorks
14 8 (19.05%) JSP 440
15 7 (16.67%) BT 21CN
15 7 (16.67%) HP
15 7 (16.67%) McAfee
16 6 (14.29%) F5
17 5 (11.90%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (4.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (45.24%) Network Security
2 18 (42.86%) Firewall
3 17 (40.48%) LAN
4 16 (38.10%) OSPF
5 14 (33.33%) BGP
6 13 (30.95%) MPLS
7 11 (26.19%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (23.81%) WAN
9 8 (19.05%) BIG-IP
10 7 (16.67%) BT 21CN
11 4 (9.52%) VPN
12 2 (4.76%) IPsec
12 2 (4.76%) Wireless
12 2 (4.76%) Packet Switching
12 2 (4.76%) Cisco PIX
12 2 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 1 (2.38%) WLAN
13 1 (2.38%) IP Telephony
13 1 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) Big Data
1 1 (2.38%) MarkLogic
1 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
General
1 2 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.38%) Banking
2 1 (2.38%) Front Office
2 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (69.05%) Network Engineer
2 20 (47.62%) Design Engineer
3 18 (42.86%) Network Design Engineer
4 12 (28.57%) Implementation Engineer
4 12 (28.57%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Installations Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Consultant
7 3 (7.14%) Security Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (4.76%) Cisco Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) Core Network Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
9 1 (2.38%) Technology Consultant
9 1 (2.38%) CLAS Consultant
9 1 (2.38%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.38%) RMADS
2 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.38%) CESG
2 1 (2.38%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) UNIX
1 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) Network Management
2 10 (23.81%) Load Balancing
3 9 (21.43%) Mentoring
4 5 (11.90%) ITIL
5 4 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (4.76%) Fault Management
6 2 (4.76%) Security Architecture
7 1 (2.38%) Capacity Management
7 1 (2.38%) Analytics
7 1 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.38%) ITIL V3
7 1 (2.38%) Data Architecture
7 1 (2.38%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (2.38%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.38%) Release Management
7 1 (2.38%) Predictive Analytics
7 1 (2.38%) Data Modelling
7 1 (2.38%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.38%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 31 (73.81%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (64.29%) CCNA
3 18 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 18 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 15 (35.71%) CCNP
5 11 (26.19%) CCDP
6 2 (4.76%) CCIE
7 1 (2.38%) HP AIS
7 1 (2.38%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Degree
7 1 (2.38%) CITP
7 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.05%) JSP 440
2 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.38%) SLA
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (2.38%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 33 (78.57%) Cisco
2 13 (30.95%) CheckPoint
3 10 (23.81%) Nokia
4 9 (21.43%) BT
5 7 (16.67%) HP
5 7 (16.67%) McAfee
6 6 (14.29%) F5
7 2 (4.76%) IBM
7 2 (4.76%) Fujitsu
7 2 (4.76%) SolarWinds
7 2 (4.76%) Rackspace
8 1 (2.38%) RightScale
8 1 (2.38%) Splunk
8 1 (2.38%) Riverbed
8 1 (2.38%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.38%) Netezza
8 1 (2.38%) Oracle
8 1 (2.38%) Sybase
8 1 (2.38%) SAP
8 1 (2.38%) Informatica