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 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Design
Rank 97 104 85
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -19
Contract jobs citing Network Design 20 19 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.80% 0.74% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 1.01% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 10
Average daily rate
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£385 £308 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.20% -23.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £440 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.46 £42.50 £44.60
% change year-on-year
-0.09% -4.70%
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
1873 1872 1419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.86% 72.42% 68.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1112 984 740
Average daily rate £390 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 131 60
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% -0.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.87 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015. 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
Birmingham +8 6 £325 -23.52% 3
Shropshire -10 5 £418 +62.42%
Solihull - 3 - - 1
Worcestershire - 3 £488 - 1
Warwickshire +6 1 £390 - 1
Coventry - 1 £270 - 3
Network Design
England

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 (60.98%) WAN
2 24 (58.54%) LAN
3 23 (56.10%) Cisco
4 18 (43.90%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (43.90%) Security Cleared
5 16 (39.02%) Firewall
6 15 (36.59%) SC Cleared
6 15 (36.59%) CCNA
7 14 (34.15%) CCNP
8 13 (31.71%) Juniper
8 13 (31.71%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (29.27%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (19.51%) Relational Database
11 7 (17.07%) F5
11 7 (17.07%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (17.07%) Service Delivery
12 6 (14.63%) Public Cloud
13 5 (12.20%) CheckPoint
14 4 (9.76%) OSPF
14 4 (9.76%) Remedy
14 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
14 4 (9.76%) Windows
14 4 (9.76%) Incident Management
15 3 (7.32%) BIG-IP
15 3 (7.32%) Data Security
15 3 (7.32%) Database Tuning
15 3 (7.32%) Load Balancing
15 3 (7.32%) QA
15 3 (7.32%) Performance Testing
15 3 (7.32%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 7 (17.07%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (60.98%) WAN
2 24 (58.54%) LAN
3 16 (39.02%) Firewall
4 13 (31.71%) Cisco Nexus
5 12 (29.27%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (9.76%) OSPF
7 3 (7.32%) VPN
7 3 (7.32%) VoIP
7 3 (7.32%) MPLS
7 3 (7.32%) BIG-IP
7 3 (7.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (4.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (4.88%) NetScaler
8 2 (4.88%) Network Security
8 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
8 2 (4.88%) ISDN
8 2 (4.88%) PBX
8 2 (4.88%) ATM
8 2 (4.88%) Wireless
8 2 (4.88%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.51%) Relational Database
2 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.44%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (46.34%) Network Engineer
2 12 (29.27%) Architect
3 8 (19.51%) Design Engineer
3 8 (19.51%) Network Design Engineer
4 7 (17.07%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (9.76%) Consultant
5 4 (9.76%) Network Architect
5 4 (9.76%) Network Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) DBA
6 3 (7.32%) SQL Server DBA
6 3 (7.32%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Support Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) SQL DBA
6 3 (7.32%) Network Support
6 3 (7.32%) Security Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Designer
7 2 (4.88%) Network Designer
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.88%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Public Cloud
2 3 (7.32%) Data Structures
3 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.44%) Clustering
4 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.07%) Service Delivery
2 4 (9.76%) Incident Management
3 3 (7.32%) Load Balancing
3 3 (7.32%) Database Tuning
3 3 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (7.32%) Data Security
3 3 (7.32%) ITIL
3 3 (7.32%) ETL
3 3 (7.32%) Performance Testing
3 3 (7.32%) Data Transformation
3 3 (7.32%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (4.88%) Database Security
4 2 (4.88%) Service Management
4 2 (4.88%) WAN Optimisation
4 2 (4.88%) Patch Management
4 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2
4 2 (4.88%) Migration
4 2 (4.88%) Network Management
5 1 (2.44%) High Availability
5 1 (2.44%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) SQL
1 3 (7.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (43.90%) Cisco Certification
1 18 (43.90%) Security Cleared
2 15 (36.59%) CCNA
2 15 (36.59%) SC Cleared
3 14 (34.15%) CCNP
4 3 (7.32%) CCDA
5 2 (4.88%) CCDP
5 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.44%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) XenApp
2 1 (2.44%) XenDesktop
2 1 (2.44%) vSphere
2 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.44%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (56.10%) Cisco
2 13 (31.71%) Juniper
3 7 (17.07%) F5
4 5 (12.20%) CheckPoint
5 4 (9.76%) Remedy
6 2 (4.88%) McAfee
6 2 (4.88%) Citrix
6 2 (4.88%) Fortinet
6 2 (4.88%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.44%) Sourcefire
7 1 (2.44%) Huawei
7 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.44%) Nortel
7 1 (2.44%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (2.44%) Sophos
7 1 (2.44%) VMware
7 1 (2.44%) Ericsson
7 1 (2.44%) Nokia
7 1 (2.44%) Veritas
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