Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 2018 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 126 134
Rank change year-on-year -47 +8 +11
Contract jobs citing Network Design 33 51 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.64% 1.06% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 1.26% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 35 39
West Midlands median daily rate £463 £425 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +23.55% -12.91%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £320
90th Percentile £564 £518 £495
England median daily rate £453 £425 £445
% change year-on-year +6.47% -4.49% +5.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - £60.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +33.33% -
England median hourly rate £46.25 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +15.38%

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 4,426 4,040 5,245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.09% 84.04% 84.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,701 2,580 3,119
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 135 150
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £23.00 £17.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.09% +32.87% -13.45%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.25 £10.65
90th Percentile £38.75 £48.75 £40.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.11 £22.84
% change year-on-year -4.79% +1.19% +3.80%

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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 2018. 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 -53 14 £510 +15.91% 3
Birmingham -7 5 £325 -18.75% 5
Warwickshire +15 4 £513 - 3
Herefordshire - 4 £395 - 1
Solihull -1 2 - - 2
Network Design
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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 22 (66.67%) Cisco
2 19 (57.58%) WAN
3 18 (54.55%) Firewall
3 18 (54.55%) Wireless
4 16 (48.48%) Oracle
4 16 (48.48%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (45.45%) CCNP
5 15 (45.45%) Security Cleared
5 15 (45.45%) Aruba
6 13 (39.39%) McAfee
7 11 (33.33%) Fortinet
7 11 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 11 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
7 11 (33.33%) CheckPoint
8 10 (30.30%) VPN
8 10 (30.30%) LAN
8 10 (30.30%) Data Centre
9 9 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (27.27%) SC Cleared
9 9 (27.27%) Python
9 9 (27.27%) SNMP
10 8 (24.24%) CCNA
10 8 (24.24%) Nokia
10 8 (24.24%) WAN Optimisation
10 8 (24.24%) FortiGate
11 7 (21.21%) SIEM
11 7 (21.21%) Unix
11 7 (21.21%) Windows
11 7 (21.21%) DHCP
11 7 (21.21%) OSPF

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 11 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (57.58%) WAN
2 18 (54.55%) Firewall
2 18 (54.55%) Wireless
3 10 (30.30%) LAN
3 10 (30.30%) VPN
4 9 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (27.27%) SNMP
5 7 (21.21%) DHCP
5 7 (21.21%) OSPF
6 6 (18.18%) MPLS
6 6 (18.18%) Multicast
7 5 (15.15%) DMVPN
7 5 (15.15%) IPsec
7 5 (15.15%) Network Security
8 4 (12.12%) SAN
8 4 (12.12%) VLAN
9 3 (9.09%) Ethernet
10 2 (6.06%) BGP
10 2 (6.06%) DNS
10 2 (6.06%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
1 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.09%) Electronics
2 3 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 3 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (60.61%) Network Engineer
2 12 (36.36%) Design Engineer
2 12 (36.36%) Network Design Engineer
3 10 (30.30%) Architect
4 9 (27.27%) Implementation Engineer
4 9 (27.27%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 7 (21.21%) Security Architect
6 4 (12.12%) Designer
6 4 (12.12%) Network Designer
7 3 (9.09%) Cisco Architect
7 3 (9.09%) Cisco Network Architect
7 3 (9.09%) Network Architect
7 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) AWS Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Azure Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 2 (6.06%) Security Solutions Architect
8 2 (6.06%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.09%) N-Tier
4 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.03%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Unix
1 7 (21.21%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) WAN Optimisation
2 7 (21.21%) SIEM
3 5 (15.15%) Change Control
4 4 (12.12%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (12.12%) Data Loss Prevention
4 4 (12.12%) Data Protection
4 4 (12.12%) Identity Management
4 4 (12.12%) Information Governance
4 4 (12.12%) Information Security
4 4 (12.12%) ITIL
4 4 (12.12%) Project Management
4 4 (12.12%) Risk Management
4 4 (12.12%) SDLC
4 4 (12.12%) Security Architecture
4 4 (12.12%) Security Hardening
4 4 (12.12%) Workflow
5 3 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 3 (9.09%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) Python
2 4 (12.12%) Perl
2 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
3 3 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (48.48%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (45.45%) CCNP
2 15 (45.45%) Security Cleared
3 9 (27.27%) SC Cleared
4 8 (24.24%) CCNA
5 6 (18.18%) CCDP
6 5 (15.15%) DV Cleared
7 4 (12.12%) CISSP
7 4 (12.12%) SANS
8 3 (9.09%) CCIE
9 1 (3.03%) BC Cleared
9 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (3.03%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) GDPR
2 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.09%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (24.24%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.03%) Nessus
Vendors
1 22 (66.67%) Cisco
2 16 (48.48%) Oracle
3 15 (45.45%) Aruba
4 13 (39.39%) McAfee
5 11 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 11 (33.33%) Fortinet
6 8 (24.24%) Nokia
7 6 (18.18%) VMware
8 5 (15.15%) F5
9 3 (9.09%) BeyondTrust
9 3 (9.09%) CA
9 3 (9.09%) Citrix
9 3 (9.09%) CyberArk
9 3 (9.09%) HP
9 3 (9.09%) IronPort
9 3 (9.09%) SAP
9 3 (9.09%) Symantec
10 2 (6.06%) Brocade
10 2 (6.06%) Infoblox
10 2 (6.06%) Palo Alto