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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Design
Rank 102 106 86
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -20
Contract jobs citing Network Design 12 15 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.50% 0.61% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.82% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 10
Average daily rate
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£451 £304 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.63% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £245 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.98 £35.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+18.25% -14.45%
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
1812 1838 1361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 75.28% 74.65% 68.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1104 985 692
Average daily rate £400 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 128 59
Average hourly rate £28.60 £27.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.98% -27.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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
Worcestershire - 4 £489 - 2
Birmingham -2 3 £413 -10.81% 3
Shropshire -6 2 £418 +68.13%
Warwickshire +4 1 £390 -
Coventry - 1 £270 - 1
Network Design
England

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 23 (57.50%) LAN
2 22 (55.00%) WAN
3 20 (50.00%) Cisco
4 18 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (42.50%) Firewall
6 15 (37.50%) CCNA
7 14 (35.00%) CCNP
8 13 (32.50%) Security Cleared
9 12 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (30.00%) Service Delivery
10 11 (27.50%) Juniper
10 11 (27.50%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (25.00%) Relational Database
11 10 (25.00%) SC Cleared
12 9 (22.50%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (20.00%) Public Cloud
14 7 (17.50%) F5
15 6 (15.00%) 4G
15 6 (15.00%) HSPA
15 6 (15.00%) LTE
15 6 (15.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 6 (15.00%) Performance Management
15 6 (15.00%) Resource Management
15 6 (15.00%) Radio Access Network
15 6 (15.00%) Ericsson
15 6 (15.00%) 3G
15 6 (15.00%) Configuration Management
15 6 (15.00%) Telecoms
15 6 (15.00%) 2G
15 6 (15.00%) Huawei

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
1 3 (7.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (22.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (57.50%) LAN
2 22 (55.00%) WAN
3 17 (42.50%) Firewall
4 12 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (27.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (15.00%) HSPA
6 6 (15.00%) LTE
6 6 (15.00%) 4G
6 6 (15.00%) Radio Access Network
6 6 (15.00%) 2G
6 6 (15.00%) WCDMA
6 6 (15.00%) GPRS
6 6 (15.00%) GSM
6 6 (15.00%) 3G
7 5 (12.50%) OSPF
8 3 (7.50%) VPN
8 3 (7.50%) BIG-IP
8 3 (7.50%) Network Security
8 3 (7.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.50%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.50%) Data Mining
General
1 6 (15.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Network Engineer
2 12 (30.00%) Architect
3 8 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 6 (15.00%) Design Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) Performance Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Network Design Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) RAN Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) RAN Performance Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Network Consultant
6 4 (10.00%) Consultant
7 3 (7.50%) Network Architect
7 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Network Support
7 3 (7.50%) Security Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Technical Architect
9 1 (2.50%) Senior Consultant
9 1 (2.50%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Public Cloud
2 3 (7.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.50%) Clustering
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) Service Delivery
2 6 (15.00%) ITIL
2 6 (15.00%) Configuration Management
2 6 (15.00%) Resource Management
2 6 (15.00%) Performance Management
3 5 (12.50%) Service Management
4 4 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (7.50%) Network Management
5 3 (7.50%) Performance Improvement
5 3 (7.50%) eTOM
5 3 (7.50%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (5.00%) Patch Management
6 2 (5.00%) Performance Engineering
6 2 (5.00%) WAN Optimisation
6 2 (5.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.50%) ETL
7 1 (2.50%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.50%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) SQL
1 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (37.50%) CCNA
3 14 (35.00%) CCNP
4 13 (32.50%) Security Cleared
5 10 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (7.50%) CCDP
7 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.50%) CCVP
8 1 (2.50%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
1 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) XenApp
2 1 (2.50%) XenDesktop
2 1 (2.50%) vSphere
2 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.50%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (2.50%) SCCM
2 1 (2.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (50.00%) Cisco
2 11 (27.50%) Juniper
3 7 (17.50%) F5
4 6 (15.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 6 (15.00%) Huawei
4 6 (15.00%) Ericsson
4 6 (15.00%) Nortel
5 5 (12.50%) CheckPoint
6 4 (10.00%) Remedy
7 3 (7.50%) Mapinfo
8 2 (5.00%) Blue Coat
8 2 (5.00%) McAfee
8 2 (5.00%) Citrix
8 2 (5.00%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
9 1 (2.50%) Nokia
9 1 (2.50%) Veritas
9 1 (2.50%) Sophos
9 1 (2.50%) VMware
9 1 (2.50%) Sourcefire
Malvern, Worcestershire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £480.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £220 - £310 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago