Period
to 22 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 6 months to 22 January 2019 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 177 132 137
Rank change year-on-year -45 +5 +15
Contract jobs citing Network Design 32 56 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.65% 1.20% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 1.43% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 40 33
West Midlands median daily rate £508 £475 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.84% +38.08% -10.07%
10th Percentile £328 £372 £320
90th Percentile £538 £530 £485
England median daily rate £472 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.83% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £43.63 £35.00 £46.10
% change year-on-year +24.64% -24.07% +15.24%

Network Design is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,280 3,922 4,506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.96% 83.73% 83.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,664 2,492 2,715
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £238 £250
90th Percentile £575 £545 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 147 146
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £23.00 £18.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.43% +21.44% -5.30%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.50 £10.61
90th Percentile £45.00 £48.75 £40.15
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.56% -2.57% +3.26%

Network Design
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Network Design as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Network Design in the West Midlands

Network Design
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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Design in the West Midlands

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Design in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Design in the West Midlands

Network Design
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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Design 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Design within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 January 2019. 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 -63 11 £510 +6.25% 1
Warwickshire +6 7 £525 +10.53%
Birmingham +15 4 £325 -38.10% 5
Herefordshire - 4 £395 - 1
Solihull +4 2 - - 1
Network Design
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Network Design also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Network Design.

1 20 (62.50%) WAN
2 19 (59.38%) Cisco
3 18 (56.25%) Wireless
3 18 (56.25%) Firewall
4 16 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 15 (46.88%) Aruba
5 15 (46.88%) Oracle
6 14 (43.75%) CCNP
6 14 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (37.50%) Fortinet
7 12 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
7 12 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
8 11 (34.38%) McAfee
8 11 (34.38%) Nokia
8 11 (34.38%) CheckPoint
8 11 (34.38%) VPN
9 10 (31.25%) Python
9 10 (31.25%) LAN
9 10 (31.25%) SNMP
9 10 (31.25%) Data Centre
9 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
10 9 (28.13%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (28.13%) WAN Optimisation
10 9 (28.13%) FortiGate
11 8 (25.00%) MPLS
11 8 (25.00%) CCNA
12 7 (21.88%) DHCP
12 7 (21.88%) OSPF
13 6 (18.75%) CCDP
13 6 (18.75%) Multicast

Network Design
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:

Cloud Services
1 12 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (62.50%) WAN
2 18 (56.25%) Firewall
2 18 (56.25%) Wireless
3 11 (34.38%) VPN
4 10 (31.25%) LAN
4 10 (31.25%) SNMP
5 9 (28.13%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (25.00%) MPLS
7 7 (21.88%) DHCP
7 7 (21.88%) OSPF
8 6 (18.75%) Multicast
8 6 (18.75%) Network Security
9 5 (15.63%) DMVPN
9 5 (15.63%) IPsec
9 5 (15.63%) SAN
9 5 (15.63%) VLAN
10 2 (6.25%) BGP
10 2 (6.25%) DNS
10 2 (6.25%) Ethernet
10 2 (6.25%) VoIP
General
1 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.38%) Electronics
2 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Manufacturing
2 3 (9.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (59.38%) Network Engineer
2 14 (43.75%) Design Engineer
3 13 (40.63%) Network Design Engineer
4 10 (31.25%) Implementation Engineer
4 10 (31.25%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 9 (28.13%) Architect
6 5 (15.63%) Security Architect
7 4 (12.50%) Designer
7 4 (12.50%) Network Architect
7 4 (12.50%) Network Designer
7 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 3 (9.38%) Cisco Architect
8 3 (9.38%) Cisco Network Architect
9 2 (6.25%) AWS Engineer
9 2 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
9 2 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
9 2 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
10 1 (3.13%) LAN Engineer
10 1 (3.13%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 5 (15.63%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.13%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Unix
1 5 (15.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) WAN Optimisation
2 5 (15.63%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (15.63%) Data Loss Prevention
2 5 (15.63%) Data Protection
2 5 (15.63%) Identity Management
2 5 (15.63%) Information Governance
2 5 (15.63%) Information Security
2 5 (15.63%) ITIL
2 5 (15.63%) Risk Management
2 5 (15.63%) SDLC
2 5 (15.63%) Security Architecture
2 5 (15.63%) Security Hardening
2 5 (15.63%) SIEM
3 4 (12.50%) Workflow
4 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (9.38%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (9.38%) Programme Management
4 3 (9.38%) Project Management
5 2 (6.25%) Change Control
5 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) Python
2 5 (15.63%) Perl
2 5 (15.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (43.75%) CCNP
2 14 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
4 8 (25.00%) CCNA
5 6 (18.75%) CCDP
6 5 (15.63%) CISSP
6 5 (15.63%) DV Cleared
6 5 (15.63%) SANS
7 2 (6.25%) CCIE
8 1 (3.13%) BC Cleared
8 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (3.13%) CCDA
8 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) GDPR
2 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (9.38%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.13%) Netcool
2 1 (3.13%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 19 (59.38%) Cisco
2 15 (46.88%) Aruba
2 15 (46.88%) Oracle
3 12 (37.50%) Fortinet
4 11 (34.38%) CheckPoint
4 11 (34.38%) McAfee
4 11 (34.38%) Nokia
5 4 (12.50%) F5
6 3 (9.38%) HP
6 3 (9.38%) SAP
6 3 (9.38%) VMware
7 2 (6.25%) Brocade
7 2 (6.25%) Infoblox
7 2 (6.25%) Meru Networks
7 2 (6.25%) Palo Alto
8 1 (3.13%) BMC
8 1 (3.13%) IBM
8 1 (3.13%) Juniper
8 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds