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 24 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 113 109
Rank change year-on-year +15 -4  
Contract jobs citing Network Design 18 29 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.90% 0.96% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 1.16% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 9
Median daily rate £438 £430 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.74% -4.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £325 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £515 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £390
% change year-on-year +1.17% +8.97%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £60.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £43.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -23.25% +10.25%  

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 1676 2495 1842
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.51% 82.64% 77.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 993 1489 1158
Median daily rate £404 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.93% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 56 74
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -10.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £40.05 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 24 June 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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
Shropshire +19 8 £450 +25.87% 1
Birmingham +18 5 £475 - 4
Dudley - 1 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 - - 1
Network Design
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Network Design.

1 25 (75.76%) Firewall
2 20 (60.61%) Cisco
3 17 (51.52%) WAN
4 16 (48.48%) CheckPoint
5 14 (42.42%) Wireless
6 13 (39.39%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
7 11 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (27.27%) F5
9 9 (27.27%) Data Centre
9 9 (27.27%) VPN
9 9 (27.27%) CCNP
9 9 (27.27%) Oracle
10 8 (24.24%) Migration
10 8 (24.24%) OSPF
10 8 (24.24%) Fortinet
10 8 (24.24%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (21.21%) Load Balancing
11 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
11 7 (21.21%) BGP
12 6 (18.18%) DNS
12 6 (18.18%) Riverbed
12 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
12 6 (18.18%) Cisco Wireless
13 5 (15.15%) Finance
13 5 (15.15%) WAN Optimisation
13 5 (15.15%) Aruba
13 5 (15.15%) CCNA
14 4 (12.12%) DHCP

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 11 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (75.76%) Firewall
2 17 (51.52%) WAN
3 14 (42.42%) Wireless
4 13 (39.39%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (27.27%) VPN
6 8 (24.24%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (24.24%) OSPF
7 7 (21.21%) BGP
8 6 (18.18%) Cisco Wireless
8 6 (18.18%) DNS
9 4 (12.12%) DHCP
9 4 (12.12%) EIGRP
10 3 (9.09%) BIG-IP
10 3 (9.09%) DMVPN
10 3 (9.09%) DWDM
10 3 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (9.09%) LAN
10 3 (9.09%) Network Security
10 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
10 3 (9.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.03%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (57.58%) Network Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Implementation Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 8 (24.24%) Architect
3 8 (24.24%) Design Engineer
3 8 (24.24%) Network Design Engineer
4 7 (21.21%) Network Architect
5 5 (15.15%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (15.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) Migration Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Technical Design Authority
8 1 (3.03%) AWS Architect
8 1 (3.03%) Cloud Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.03%) Firewall Architect
8 1 (3.03%) Migration Architect
8 1 (3.03%) Network Design Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Network Design Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) Network Specialist
8 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) CSS
2 2 (6.06%) Web Services
3 1 (3.03%) Akka
3 1 (3.03%) Node.js
3 1 (3.03%) Play Framework
3 1 (3.03%) REST
3 1 (3.03%) spray
3 1 (3.03%) Spring
3 1 (3.03%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.06%) Streaming Video
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Linux
1 1 (3.03%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Migration
2 7 (21.21%) Load Balancing
3 5 (15.15%) WAN Optimisation
4 4 (12.12%) Project Management
5 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.09%) ITIL
5 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 3 (9.09%) Workflow
6 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.06%) Network Architecture
6 2 (6.06%) Presales
6 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.06%) Service Design
6 2 (6.06%) Virtual Environments
7 1 (3.03%) Business Development
7 1 (3.03%) Identity Management
7 1 (3.03%) Pair Programming
7 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.03%) Service Management
7 1 (3.03%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) Java
2 1 (3.03%) C#
2 1 (3.03%) C++
2 1 (3.03%) PHP
2 1 (3.03%) Scala
2 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (27.27%) CCNP
3 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
4 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
5 5 (15.15%) CCNA
6 3 (9.09%) CCIE
7 1 (3.03%) CCDA
7 1 (3.03%) CCDP
7 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (3.03%) Docker
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.03%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (60.61%) Cisco
2 16 (48.48%) CheckPoint
3 9 (27.27%) F5
3 9 (27.27%) Oracle
4 8 (24.24%) Fortinet
5 6 (18.18%) Riverbed
6 5 (15.15%) Aruba
7 3 (9.09%) Blue Coat
7 3 (9.09%) Brocade
7 3 (9.09%) Infoblox
7 3 (9.09%) McAfee
7 3 (9.09%) Meru Networks
7 3 (9.09%) Nokia
8 1 (3.03%) Juniper
8 1 (3.03%) VMware
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