Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 135 144
Rank change year-on-year -1 +9 -6
Contract jobs citing Network Design 52 76 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.08% 1.22% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.47% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 40 21
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £347 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.48% -12.15% +23.44%
10th Percentile £325 £320 £313
90th Percentile £530 £494 £495
England median daily rate £425 £440 £423
% change year-on-year -3.41% +4.14% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £60.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% +13.92% -21.00%

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 3996 5180 3935
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.04% 83.09% 79.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2552 3089 2258
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £235
90th Percentile £550 £550 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 135 173
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.70 £10.75 £11.05
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +18.42%

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 17 November 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 6 months to 17 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 +12 22 £440 +37.50%
Dudley - 8 £350 -
Solihull -5 7 £250 -
Birmingham -6 7 £400 -5.88%
Warwickshire -7 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - - 1
Network Design
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 39 (75.00%) Firewall
2 35 (67.31%) Cisco
3 33 (63.46%) WAN
4 31 (59.62%) Wireless
5 27 (51.92%) CheckPoint
5 27 (51.92%) Cisco ASA
6 26 (50.00%) VPN
7 23 (44.23%) Fortinet
8 22 (42.31%) WAN Optimisation
8 22 (42.31%) Microsoft Azure
8 22 (42.31%) Amazon AWS
8 22 (42.31%) Oracle
9 20 (38.46%) Data Centre
10 18 (34.62%) Nokia
11 17 (32.69%) McAfee
11 17 (32.69%) FortiGate
12 14 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
13 13 (25.00%) Network Management
14 11 (21.15%) Aruba
14 11 (21.15%) DHCP
15 9 (17.31%) Network Security
15 9 (17.31%) Load Balancing
15 9 (17.31%) Cisco Nexus
15 9 (17.31%) MPLS
15 9 (17.31%) CCNP
16 8 (15.38%) Service Delivery
16 8 (15.38%) Service Management
16 8 (15.38%) Workflow
16 8 (15.38%) Validation
16 8 (15.38%) Problem Management

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 3 (5.77%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (3.85%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 22 (42.31%) Amazon AWS
1 22 (42.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (75.00%) Firewall
2 33 (63.46%) WAN
3 31 (59.62%) Wireless
4 27 (51.92%) Cisco ASA
5 26 (50.00%) VPN
6 11 (21.15%) DHCP
7 9 (17.31%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (17.31%) MPLS
7 9 (17.31%) Network Security
8 7 (13.46%) LAN
9 6 (11.54%) BIG-IP
10 4 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (5.77%) DNS
11 3 (5.77%) IPv6
11 3 (5.77%) Multicast
11 3 (5.77%) VoIP
12 2 (3.85%) OSPF
12 2 (3.85%) SDH
13 1 (1.92%) BGP
13 1 (1.92%) EIGRP
Job Titles
1 35 (67.31%) Network Engineer
2 23 (44.23%) Implementation Engineer
2 23 (44.23%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 22 (42.31%) Design Engineer
3 22 (42.31%) Network Design Engineer
4 11 (21.15%) Cisco Engineer
4 11 (21.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 10 (19.23%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 10 (19.23%) Firewall Engineer
6 9 (17.31%) Cloud Engineer
7 8 (15.38%) Network Specialist
7 8 (15.38%) Technical Specialist
8 6 (11.54%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 4 (7.69%) Architect
9 4 (7.69%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
9 4 (7.69%) Juniper Engineer
10 3 (5.77%) Network Architect
11 2 (3.85%) Consultant
11 2 (3.85%) Network Consultant
11 2 (3.85%) Network Design Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 20 (38.46%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.77%) Video\Live Streaming
3 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.85%) Linux
1 2 (3.85%) Unix
1 2 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (42.31%) WAN Optimisation
2 13 (25.00%) Network Management
3 9 (17.31%) Load Balancing
4 8 (15.38%) Performance Metrics
4 8 (15.38%) Problem Management
4 8 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 8 (15.38%) Service Design
4 8 (15.38%) Service Management
4 8 (15.38%) Statistics
4 8 (15.38%) Validation
4 8 (15.38%) Workflow
5 4 (7.69%) CRM
5 4 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.77%) Migration
6 3 (5.77%) Project Management
6 3 (5.77%) Runbook
7 2 (3.85%) Quality Management
7 2 (3.85%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 2 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.92%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (17.31%) CCNP
3 6 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
4 5 (9.62%) CCIE
5 3 (5.77%) JNCIA
6 2 (3.85%) CCNA
6 2 (3.85%) Degree
6 2 (3.85%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.92%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (1.92%) CCDA
7 1 (1.92%) CCDP
7 1 (1.92%) CCIP
7 1 (1.92%) CCSP
7 1 (1.92%) CISSP
7 1 (1.92%) JNCIS
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) Virtual Servers
1 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (5.77%) vSphere
2 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (32.69%) FortiGate
2 3 (5.77%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 35 (67.31%) Cisco
2 27 (51.92%) CheckPoint
3 23 (44.23%) Fortinet
4 22 (42.31%) Oracle
5 18 (34.62%) Nokia
6 17 (32.69%) McAfee
7 11 (21.15%) Aruba
8 7 (13.46%) F5
8 7 (13.46%) Juniper
9 3 (5.77%) Brocade
9 3 (5.77%) Citrix
9 3 (5.77%) Infoblox
9 3 (5.77%) Meru Networks
9 3 (5.77%) VMware
10 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
11 1 (1.92%) 3Com
11 1 (1.92%) HP
11 1 (1.92%) Radware