The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Network Design skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Network Design over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Network Design
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 71 61
Rank change year-on-year +20 -10  
Contract jobs citing Network Design 6 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.94% 0.12% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.15% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 3
Median daily rate £438 - £451
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 - £429
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 - £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £45.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -26.66% +15.38%  

Network Design is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 529 671 565
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 82.79% 83.04% 77.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 468 372
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £501 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 13
Median hourly rate £14.22 £25.00 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.14% -47.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.16 £12.43 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £42.50 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Network Design
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Network Design as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Network Design in Birmingham

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Design in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Design in Birmingham

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Design in Birmingham over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Design in Birmingham

Network Design
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Design in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Design in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Network Design.

1 10 (76.92%) Wireless
1 10 (76.92%) F5
2 9 (69.23%) Firewall
3 8 (61.54%) CheckPoint
3 8 (61.54%) Cisco
4 6 (46.15%) CCNP
4 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (46.15%) Riverbed
4 6 (46.15%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (46.15%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (46.15%) Cisco Wireless
5 5 (38.46%) Finance
5 5 (38.46%) WAN
6 4 (30.77%) DHCP
6 4 (30.77%) DNS
6 4 (30.77%) Project Management
6 4 (30.77%) BIG-IP
6 4 (30.77%) Infoblox
6 4 (30.77%) Brocade
6 4 (30.77%) Meru Networks
7 3 (23.08%) DMVPN
7 3 (23.08%) Multicast
7 3 (23.08%) Load Balancing
7 3 (23.08%) Aruba
7 3 (23.08%) EIGRP
7 3 (23.08%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (23.08%) Migration
7 3 (23.08%) Streaming Video
7 3 (23.08%) OSPF
7 3 (23.08%) BGP

Network Design
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) Wireless
2 9 (69.23%) Firewall
3 6 (46.15%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (46.15%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (46.15%) Cisco Wireless
4 5 (38.46%) WAN
5 4 (30.77%) BIG-IP
5 4 (30.77%) DHCP
5 4 (30.77%) DNS
6 3 (23.08%) BGP
6 3 (23.08%) DMVPN
6 3 (23.08%) EIGRP
6 3 (23.08%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (23.08%) IPv6
6 3 (23.08%) Multicast
6 3 (23.08%) OSPF
6 3 (23.08%) VoIP
6 3 (23.08%) VPN
7 2 (15.38%) Internet
7 2 (15.38%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.69%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Network Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Design Authority
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Network Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Network Design Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Akka
1 1 (7.69%) Node.js
1 1 (7.69%) Play Framework
1 1 (7.69%) REST
1 1 (7.69%) spray
1 1 (7.69%) Spring
1 1 (7.69%) Symfony
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Project Management
2 3 (23.08%) Load Balancing
2 3 (23.08%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.69%) CRM
3 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
3 1 (7.69%) Functional Programming
3 1 (7.69%) Identity Management
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Microservices
3 1 (7.69%) Open Source
3 1 (7.69%) Pair Programming
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Java
1 1 (7.69%) PHP
1 1 (7.69%) Scala
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) CCNP
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (23.08%) CCIE
3 1 (7.69%) CCNA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Docker
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Kubernetes
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) F5
2 8 (61.54%) CheckPoint
2 8 (61.54%) Cisco
3 6 (46.15%) Riverbed
4 4 (30.77%) Brocade
4 4 (30.77%) Infoblox
4 4 (30.77%) Meru Networks
5 3 (23.08%) Aruba
6 1 (7.69%) VMware