The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Design
Rank 88 98 101
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +3
Contract jobs citing Network Design 25 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.04% 0.48% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 0.69% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 3
Average daily rate £340 £300 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £330 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.15% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £27.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.29% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-15.25% -12.59%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1660 1297 1427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.31% 68.73% 63.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 624 679
Average daily rate £375 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 111 66
Average hourly rate £31.50 £34.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% +47.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.03 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £155.00 £37.80 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Network Design
England

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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
Shropshire +8 14 £325 +1.96%
Birmingham -8 4 £425 +78.94%
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Network Design
England

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 25 (54.35%) LAN
1 25 (54.35%) Cisco
2 24 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (47.83%) WAN
4 20 (43.48%) CCNA
5 18 (39.13%) SC Cleared
5 18 (39.13%) Security Cleared
6 13 (28.26%) Firewall
7 12 (26.09%) CCNP
8 9 (19.57%) JSP
8 9 (19.57%) McAfee
8 9 (19.57%) Network Security
8 9 (19.57%) F5
9 8 (17.39%) MPLS
9 8 (17.39%) OSPF
9 8 (17.39%) HP
9 8 (17.39%) CheckPoint
10 7 (15.22%) CCDP
10 7 (15.22%) C
10 7 (15.22%) Blue Coat
10 7 (15.22%) BIG-IP
11 6 (13.04%) Load Balancing
11 6 (13.04%) JSP 440
11 6 (13.04%) MS Office
11 6 (13.04%) MS Visio
12 5 (10.87%) ITIL
12 5 (10.87%) CiscoWorks
12 5 (10.87%) Nokia
12 5 (10.87%) BGP
12 5 (10.87%) CAD

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.35%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) MS Office
1 6 (13.04%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 25 (54.35%) LAN
2 22 (47.83%) WAN
3 13 (28.26%) Firewall
4 9 (19.57%) Network Security
5 8 (17.39%) MPLS
5 8 (17.39%) OSPF
6 7 (15.22%) BIG-IP
7 5 (10.87%) BGP
7 5 (10.87%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (8.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (8.70%) LTE
8 4 (8.70%) Wireless
9 3 (6.52%) VoIP
10 2 (4.35%) SAN
10 2 (4.35%) 3G
10 2 (4.35%) UMTS
10 2 (4.35%) GSM
10 2 (4.35%) SNMP
10 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
10 2 (4.35%) BT 21CN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Ant
General
1 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.52%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.17%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Automotive
3 1 (2.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (36.96%) Design Engineer
2 14 (30.43%) Network Engineer
3 8 (17.39%) Network Design Engineer
3 8 (17.39%) Architect
4 7 (15.22%) Implementation Engineer
4 7 (15.22%) Installations Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Technical Architect
6 4 (8.70%) Consultant
6 4 (8.70%) Designer
6 4 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Technical Designer
7 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Security Consultant
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Designer
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Network Specialist
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.57%) JSP
2 4 (8.70%) .NET
3 1 (2.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Clustering
2 1 (2.17%) CESG
2 1 (2.17%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (2.17%) SCADA
2 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.17%) RMADS
2 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) Windows
1 4 (8.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.04%) Load Balancing
2 5 (10.87%) ITIL
2 5 (10.87%) CAD
3 4 (8.70%) PRINCE2
4 3 (6.52%) Network Management
4 3 (6.52%) Security Architecture
5 2 (4.35%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (4.35%) Logistics
5 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.35%) Information Security
6 1 (2.17%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.17%) Change Management
6 1 (2.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.17%) TOGAF
6 1 (2.17%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (2.17%) EAI
6 1 (2.17%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.22%) C
2 4 (8.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (43.48%) CCNA
3 18 (39.13%) SC Cleared
3 18 (39.13%) Security Cleared
4 12 (26.09%) CCNP
5 7 (15.22%) CCDP
6 4 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (6.52%) Degree
7 3 (6.52%) CCIE
8 2 (4.35%) CCDA
8 2 (4.35%) CISSP
8 2 (4.35%) CISM
9 1 (2.17%) CCSA
9 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) JSP 440
2 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) Active Directory
1 4 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 25 (54.35%) Cisco
2 9 (19.57%) McAfee
2 9 (19.57%) F5
3 8 (17.39%) HP
3 8 (17.39%) CheckPoint
4 7 (15.22%) Blue Coat
5 5 (10.87%) Nokia
6 4 (8.70%) Citrix
6 4 (8.70%) Avaya
6 4 (8.70%) IBM
6 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
6 4 (8.70%) Riverbed
6 4 (8.70%) VMware
7 3 (6.52%) BT
7 3 (6.52%) Ericsson
8 2 (4.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 2 (4.35%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.35%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.17%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (2.17%) SAP
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