Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Design Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 195 160
Rank change year-on-year +33 -35 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Network Design Engineer 22 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.18% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.19% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 3
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £431 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.45% +12.01% +20.31%
10th Percentile £386 £352 £324
90th Percentile £530 £496 £431
England median daily rate £419 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -1.47% +6.25% +13.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £57.50 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +49.35% +28.33% -49.15%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4579 5861 4672
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.61% 95.07% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2890 3522 2671
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £236 £213
90th Percentile £540 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 236 273
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -11.76% +5.72%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.53
90th Percentile £43.75 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Network Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Network Design Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Network Design Engineer in the West Midlands

Network Design Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Design Engineer in the West Midlands

Network Design Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Design Engineer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Design Engineer in the West Midlands

Network Design Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Design Engineer in the West Midlands

Network Design Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Design Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +25 13 £425 +11.48% 1
Solihull +11 5 - -
Network Design Engineer
England

Network Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Network Design Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Network Design Engineer in the job title.

1 22 (100.00%) Network Design
2 17 (77.27%) Fortinet
2 17 (77.27%) Firewall
2 17 (77.27%) Cisco
2 17 (77.27%) CheckPoint
3 16 (72.73%) WAN Optimisation
3 16 (72.73%) Oracle
3 16 (72.73%) WAN
3 16 (72.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (72.73%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (63.64%) Wireless
5 12 (54.55%) VPN
5 12 (54.55%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (50.00%) Nokia
6 11 (50.00%) McAfee
6 11 (50.00%) FortiGate
6 11 (50.00%) Data Centre
7 8 (36.36%) Workflow
7 8 (36.36%) Aruba
8 5 (22.73%) Load Balancing
8 5 (22.73%) Network Security
8 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
8 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
8 5 (22.73%) Juniper
8 5 (22.73%) Network Management
9 4 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
9 4 (18.18%) CRM
10 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (13.64%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (13.64%) LAN

Network Design Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 16 (72.73%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (72.73%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (77.27%) Firewall
2 16 (72.73%) WAN
3 14 (63.64%) Wireless
4 12 (54.55%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (54.55%) VPN
5 5 (22.73%) Network Security
6 3 (13.64%) LAN
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Network Design
2 16 (72.73%) WAN Optimisation
3 8 (36.36%) Workflow
4 5 (22.73%) Load Balancing
4 5 (22.73%) Network Management
5 4 (18.18%) CRM
5 4 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
1 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) JNCIA
Systems Management
1 11 (50.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 17 (77.27%) CheckPoint
1 17 (77.27%) Cisco
1 17 (77.27%) Fortinet
2 16 (72.73%) Oracle
3 11 (50.00%) McAfee
3 11 (50.00%) Nokia
4 8 (36.36%) Aruba
5 5 (22.73%) Juniper