The table below looks at the statistics for Network Design skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Design over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Design
Rank 187 196 192
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Contract jobs citing Network Design 14 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.26% 0.11% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.14% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £338 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £400 £331
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +20.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £22.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+77.27% +6.02%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4247 4832 4874
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.51% 77.23% 76.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3311 3563 3695
Average daily rate £464 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 45 57
Average hourly rate £23.63 £23.50 £72.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.53% -67.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £17.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.50 £47.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

Network Design
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Design across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Network Design Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Network Design
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Design across the City of London region.

Network Design Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Network Design
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Design across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Network Design Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Network Design
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Design across the City of London region.

Network Design Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Network Design also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Network Design.

1 26 (70.27%) Cisco
2 20 (54.05%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (37.84%) Firewall
4 13 (35.14%) Network Security
4 13 (35.14%) CCIE
4 13 (35.14%) CCNP
5 12 (32.43%) Finance
6 11 (29.73%) MPLS
7 10 (27.03%) LAN
7 10 (27.03%) WAN
8 9 (24.32%) OSPF
8 9 (24.32%) BGP
9 8 (21.62%) Juniper
9 8 (21.62%) CheckPoint
9 8 (21.62%) Banking
10 7 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (18.92%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (16.22%) Low Latency
11 6 (16.22%) Multicast
11 6 (16.22%) Investment Banking
11 6 (16.22%) EIGRP
11 6 (16.22%) TCP/IP
11 6 (16.22%) VPN
12 5 (13.51%) Internet
12 5 (13.51%) HP
12 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
13 4 (10.81%) Wireless
13 4 (10.81%) IPsec
13 4 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (10.81%) Blue Coat

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Network Design also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Network Design. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.70%) IIS
1 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 14 (37.84%) Firewall
2 13 (35.14%) Network Security
3 11 (29.73%) MPLS
4 10 (27.03%) LAN
4 10 (27.03%) WAN
5 9 (24.32%) OSPF
5 9 (24.32%) BGP
6 7 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (18.92%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (16.22%) Multicast
7 6 (16.22%) EIGRP
7 6 (16.22%) TCP/IP
7 6 (16.22%) VPN
8 5 (13.51%) Internet
9 4 (10.81%) Wireless
9 4 (10.81%) IPsec
9 4 (10.81%) VLAN
9 4 (10.81%) SSL
9 4 (10.81%) Kerberos
10 3 (8.11%) NetScaler
General
1 12 (32.43%) Finance
2 8 (21.62%) Banking
3 6 (16.22%) Investment Banking
4 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.70%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.70%) Retail
5 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (48.65%) Network Engineer
2 13 (35.14%) Architect
3 6 (16.22%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Network Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Security Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (2.70%) IT Assistant
6 1 (2.70%) Voice Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) SharePoint Specialist
6 1 (2.70%) Principal Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Network Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (2.70%) Network Security Architect
6 1 (2.70%) Head of IT
6 1 (2.70%) NOC Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (2.70%) Security Architect
6 1 (2.70%) Project Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) MEAP
2 1 (2.70%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) User Experience
2 2 (5.41%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.70%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) BBC
3 1 (2.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) Windows Mobile
2 2 (5.41%) Android
2 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.70%) UNIX
3 1 (2.70%) Linux
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) Low Latency
2 4 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (10.81%) Network Architecture
2 4 (10.81%) Project Management
3 3 (8.11%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (8.11%) Migration
4 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.41%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.41%) Network Management
4 2 (5.41%) ITIL
5 1 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.70%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (2.70%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.70%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.70%) Change Control
5 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.70%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.70%) Service Management
5 1 (2.70%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) C#
1 1 (2.70%) Java
1 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (54.05%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (35.14%) CCIE
2 13 (35.14%) CCNP
3 4 (10.81%) Degree
4 1 (2.70%) Postgraduate
4 1 (2.70%) CCDA
4 1 (2.70%) ISEB
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.70%) JNCIS
4 1 (2.70%) JNCIP
4 1 (2.70%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.70%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 26 (70.27%) Cisco
2 8 (21.62%) Juniper
2 8 (21.62%) CheckPoint
3 5 (13.51%) HP
4 4 (10.81%) Blue Coat
4 4 (10.81%) F5
5 3 (8.11%) Nokia
6 2 (5.41%) Brocade
6 2 (5.41%) Citrix
6 2 (5.41%) IBM
6 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.70%) Rackspace
7 1 (2.70%) Symantec
7 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.70%) Nortel
7 1 (2.70%) Avaya
7 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.70%) Infoblox
7 1 (2.70%) Tufin
7 1 (2.70%) Fortinet