Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 126 160
Rank change year-on-year -33 +34 -15
Contract jobs citing Network Design 40 52 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.78% 1.16% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 1.38% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 32 26
West Midlands median daily rate £513 £423 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.30% +11.92% -2.58%
10th Percentile £378 £325 £316
90th Percentile £570 £534 £500
England median daily rate £495 £440 £440
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +10.00%
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 £47.50 £50.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +21.95% +5.13%

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 4,310 3,778 5,242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.20% 83.96% 83.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,571 2,378 3,120
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £265 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £546 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 142 124
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £22.25 £18.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.58% +22.67% -17.56%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.40 £40.21
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -8.70% - +4.55%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -37 22 £530 +24.71% 1
Warwickshire +13 5 £513 - 2
Solihull -9 4 £490 +96.00%
Birmingham -12 4 £325 -25.71% 7
Coventry - 3 £495 -
Staffordshire - 1 £403 - 2
Network Design
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 32 (80.00%) Firewall
2 31 (77.50%) Cisco
3 26 (65.00%) Oracle
3 26 (65.00%) WAN
4 24 (60.00%) Aruba
5 23 (57.50%) Wireless
6 22 (55.00%) McAfee
6 22 (55.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 21 (52.50%) CheckPoint
8 20 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
8 20 (50.00%) Fortinet
8 20 (50.00%) Data Centre
9 19 (47.50%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (45.00%) VPN
10 18 (45.00%) Cisco ASA
11 17 (42.50%) WAN Optimisation
11 17 (42.50%) FortiGate
11 17 (42.50%) SC Cleared
11 17 (42.50%) Security Cleared
11 17 (42.50%) CCNP
11 17 (42.50%) Nokia
12 10 (25.00%) Windows
13 9 (22.50%) SIEM
13 9 (22.50%) LAN
13 9 (22.50%) CCNA
14 8 (20.00%) Unix
15 7 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
15 7 (17.50%) VMware
15 7 (17.50%) F5
16 6 (15.00%) Network Security

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 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 22 (55.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.00%) IaaS
3 2 (5.00%) Office 365
3 2 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (80.00%) Firewall
2 26 (65.00%) WAN
3 23 (57.50%) Wireless
4 18 (45.00%) Cisco ASA
4 18 (45.00%) VPN
5 9 (22.50%) LAN
6 6 (15.00%) Network Security
7 5 (12.50%) MPLS
7 5 (12.50%) SAN
7 5 (12.50%) SNMP
7 5 (12.50%) VLAN
8 2 (5.00%) Ethernet
8 2 (5.00%) Junos
8 2 (5.00%) Skype
8 2 (5.00%) Unified Communications
8 2 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (2.50%) Cisco ISE
9 1 (2.50%) Cisco Wireless
9 1 (2.50%) DHCP
9 1 (2.50%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (5.00%) Retail
2 1 (2.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (67.50%) Network Engineer
2 19 (47.50%) Design Engineer
2 19 (47.50%) Network Design Engineer
3 18 (45.00%) Implementation Engineer
3 18 (45.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 10 (25.00%) Architect
4 10 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 10 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 9 (22.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 8 (20.00%) Cisco Design Engineer
6 8 (20.00%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
6 8 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
6 8 (20.00%) Security Architect
7 7 (17.50%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
9 4 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (5.00%) AWS Engineer
10 2 (5.00%) Azure Engineer
10 2 (5.00%) Juniper Engineer
10 2 (5.00%) Wireless Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.50%) N-Tier
4 2 (5.00%) Fat Client
4 2 (5.00%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.50%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.00%) Windows
2 8 (20.00%) Unix
3 3 (7.50%) Linux
4 2 (5.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (42.50%) WAN Optimisation
2 9 (22.50%) SIEM
3 6 (15.00%) Identity Management
3 6 (15.00%) ITIL
4 5 (12.50%) Change Control
4 5 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (12.50%) Data Loss Prevention
4 5 (12.50%) Data Protection
4 5 (12.50%) Information Governance
4 5 (12.50%) Information Security
4 5 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 5 (12.50%) SDLC
4 5 (12.50%) Security Architecture
4 5 (12.50%) Security Hardening
5 4 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 4 (10.00%) Project Management
5 4 (10.00%) Workflow
6 3 (7.50%) Incident Management
6 3 (7.50%) Migration
6 3 (7.50%) Privileged Access Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (12.50%) Perl
2 5 (12.50%) Python
2 5 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (47.50%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (42.50%) CCNP
2 17 (42.50%) SC Cleared
2 17 (42.50%) Security Cleared
3 9 (22.50%) CCNA
4 6 (15.00%) CISSP
5 5 (12.50%) CCIE
5 5 (12.50%) SANS
6 4 (10.00%) CCDP
7 1 (2.50%) CEH
7 1 (2.50%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) GDPR
2 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.00%) VMware NSX
2 2 (5.00%) vSphere
3 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (42.50%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.50%) Nessus
Vendors
1 31 (77.50%) Cisco
2 26 (65.00%) Oracle
3 24 (60.00%) Aruba
4 22 (55.00%) McAfee
5 21 (52.50%) CheckPoint
6 20 (50.00%) Fortinet
7 17 (42.50%) Nokia
8 7 (17.50%) F5
8 7 (17.50%) VMware
9 5 (12.50%) Citrix
9 5 (12.50%) HP
10 4 (10.00%) Juniper
11 3 (7.50%) BeyondTrust
11 3 (7.50%) CA
11 3 (7.50%) CyberArk
11 3 (7.50%) IronPort
11 3 (7.50%) Symantec
12 2 (5.00%) Meraki
12 2 (5.00%) Palo Alto
12 2 (5.00%) Radware