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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Design
England / West Midlands
Rank 103 114 97
Rank change year-on-year +11 -17  
Contract jobs citing Network Design 15 16 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.65% 0.59% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.72% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 12
Median daily rate £363 £450 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.44% +14.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £349 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £438 £350
% change year-on-year -10.57% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £45.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +4.44% +21.62%  

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1844 2222 1903
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 80.07% 82.45% 75.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1185 1221 1087
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 45 109
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.24% -39.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.73 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Network Design
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 7 £363 - 1
Shropshire +32 2 - -
Solihull +1 2 - -
Coventry -2 2 £500 +11.11%
Staffordshire - 1 £325 -
Network Design
England

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Network Design.

1 40 (74.07%) Cisco
2 29 (53.70%) Firewall
3 27 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (42.59%) Security Cleared
5 22 (40.74%) SC Cleared
5 22 (40.74%) LAN
6 21 (38.89%) CCNA
6 21 (38.89%) Cisco ASA
7 20 (37.04%) CheckPoint
8 19 (35.19%) Juniper
8 19 (35.19%) Data Centre
9 18 (33.33%) WAN
10 15 (27.78%) OSPF
11 14 (25.93%) Migration
12 13 (24.07%) CCDA
12 13 (24.07%) F5
13 12 (22.22%) VPN
13 12 (22.22%) CCNP
13 12 (22.22%) BGP
14 11 (20.37%) Mentoring
15 10 (18.52%) Wireless
16 8 (14.81%) ITIL
17 7 (12.96%) Cisco Nexus
17 7 (12.96%) CCDP
17 7 (12.96%) Project Management
17 7 (12.96%) PRINCE
18 6 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 6 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
18 6 (11.11%) VoIP
18 6 (11.11%) PRINCE2

Network Design
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (1.85%) AutoCAD
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.85%) MS Office
1 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (53.70%) Firewall
2 22 (40.74%) LAN
3 21 (38.89%) Cisco ASA
4 18 (33.33%) WAN
5 15 (27.78%) OSPF
6 12 (22.22%) BGP
6 12 (22.22%) VPN
7 10 (18.52%) Wireless
8 7 (12.96%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (11.11%) Cisco Wireless
9 6 (11.11%) Network Security
9 6 (11.11%) VoIP
10 5 (9.26%) Cisco PIX
10 5 (9.26%) IP Telephony
11 4 (7.41%) Unified Communications
12 3 (5.56%) DMVPN
12 3 (5.56%) DNS
12 3 (5.56%) EIGRP
12 3 (5.56%) Junos
13 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
General
1 5 (9.26%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 19 (35.19%) Cisco Engineer
2 19 (35.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 12 (22.22%) Design Engineer
4 11 (20.37%) Implementation Engineer
4 11 (20.37%) Network Design Engineer
4 11 (20.37%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 8 (14.81%) Designer
5 8 (14.81%) Network Designer
6 6 (11.11%) Architect
7 5 (9.26%) Network Architect
8 4 (7.41%) Juniper Engineer
9 3 (5.56%) Cisco Design Engineer
9 3 (5.56%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
9 3 (5.56%) Migration Engineer
9 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 2 (3.70%) Check Point Support
10 2 (3.70%) Cisco Support Engineer
10 2 (3.70%) Network Support Engineer
10 2 (3.70%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (1.85%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.85%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 19 (35.19%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.85%) Linux
1 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (1.85%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.93%) Migration
2 11 (20.37%) Mentoring
3 8 (14.81%) ITIL
4 7 (12.96%) PRINCE
4 7 (12.96%) Project Management
5 6 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 5 (9.26%) Load Balancing
7 4 (7.41%) Network Management
7 4 (7.41%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (3.70%) Presales
10 1 (1.85%) Business Development
10 1 (1.85%) Change Control
10 1 (1.85%) CRM
10 1 (1.85%) Cybersecurity
10 1 (1.85%) Identity Management
10 1 (1.85%) Incident Management
10 1 (1.85%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.85%) C
1 1 (1.85%) C#
1 1 (1.85%) C++
1 1 (1.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 27 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (42.59%) Security Cleared
3 22 (40.74%) SC Cleared
4 21 (38.89%) CCNA
5 13 (24.07%) CCDA
6 12 (22.22%) CCNP
7 7 (12.96%) CCDP
8 6 (11.11%) BICSI Certification
8 6 (11.11%) BICSI RCDD
8 6 (11.11%) Degree
8 6 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (9.26%) CCVP
9 5 (9.26%) DV Cleared
9 5 (9.26%) JNCIA
10 4 (7.41%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.85%) XenApp
1 1 (1.85%) XenDesktop
1 1 (1.85%) XenServer
Vendors
1 40 (74.07%) Cisco
2 20 (37.04%) CheckPoint
3 19 (35.19%) Juniper
4 13 (24.07%) F5
5 6 (11.11%) Aruba
5 6 (11.11%) Blue Coat
5 6 (11.11%) Fortinet
5 6 (11.11%) Oracle
5 6 (11.11%) Riverbed
6 5 (9.26%) Nokia
7 3 (5.56%) HP
7 3 (5.56%) Remedy
8 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.85%) Brocade
9 1 (1.85%) BT
9 1 (1.85%) Citrix
9 1 (1.85%) Fujitsu
9 1 (1.85%) Infoblox
9 1 (1.85%) Nortel
9 1 (1.85%) VMware