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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Design
Rank 176 179 193
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +14
Contract jobs citing Network Design 20 23 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.36% 0.35% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.45% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 5
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.27% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £393 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £553 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £353 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.25% +6.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £77.50 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +84.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £28.00
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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
4349 5125 4535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.80% 77.07% 75.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3440 3769 3440
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 56 88
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.14% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.63 £52.82 £107.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014, 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 29 (67.44%) Cisco
2 22 (51.16%) Firewall
3 18 (41.86%) WAN
3 18 (41.86%) Network Security
4 17 (39.53%) CheckPoint
5 15 (34.88%) Telecoms
6 14 (32.56%) OSPF
6 14 (32.56%) LAN
7 13 (30.23%) BGP
7 13 (30.23%) Network Architecture
8 12 (27.91%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (20.93%) Finance
9 9 (20.93%) Internet
9 9 (20.93%) TCP/IP
9 9 (20.93%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (18.60%) CCNP
10 8 (18.60%) EIGRP
11 7 (16.28%) UNIX
11 7 (16.28%) Windows
12 6 (13.95%) CCIE
12 6 (13.95%) Extranet
12 6 (13.95%) Retail
12 6 (13.95%) CISSP
12 6 (13.95%) Intrusion Detection
12 6 (13.95%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (11.63%) Multimedia
13 5 (11.63%) Information Security
13 5 (11.63%) ITIL
13 5 (11.63%) ATM
14 4 (9.30%) VPN

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (2.33%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Project
1 2 (4.65%) MS Office
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
1 2 (4.65%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (51.16%) Firewall
2 18 (41.86%) Network Security
2 18 (41.86%) WAN
3 14 (32.56%) LAN
3 14 (32.56%) OSPF
4 13 (30.23%) BGP
5 9 (20.93%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (20.93%) TCP/IP
5 9 (20.93%) Internet
6 8 (18.60%) EIGRP
7 6 (13.95%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (13.95%) Extranet
7 6 (13.95%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (11.63%) ATM
9 4 (9.30%) VPN
10 3 (6.98%) DNS
10 3 (6.98%) SSL
10 3 (6.98%) MPLS
10 3 (6.98%) SAN
10 3 (6.98%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) MySQL
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.65%) DB2
1 2 (4.65%) RDBMS
1 2 (4.65%) MongoDB
1 2 (4.65%) NoSQL
1 2 (4.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
General
1 15 (34.88%) Telecoms
2 9 (20.93%) Finance
3 6 (13.95%) Retail
4 5 (11.63%) Multimedia
5 4 (9.30%) Investment Banking
5 4 (9.30%) Banking
6 3 (6.98%) Legal
7 2 (4.65%) Marketing
8 1 (2.33%) Games
8 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (39.53%) Architect
2 12 (27.91%) Network Engineer
3 10 (23.26%) Network Architect
4 8 (18.60%) Security Architect
5 5 (11.63%) Security Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Network Security Architect
6 4 (9.30%) Security Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Design Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Information Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Information Security Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Security Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Network Design Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Information Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Cabling Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Consultant
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) HTML
1 2 (4.65%) JSP
1 2 (4.65%) Servlets
1 2 (4.65%) Web Services
1 2 (4.65%) XML
1 2 (4.65%) XSD
1 2 (4.65%) JMS
1 2 (4.65%) JSON
1 2 (4.65%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Social Network
1 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.33%) Data Integration
2 1 (2.33%) User Experience
2 1 (2.33%) Replication
2 1 (2.33%) Clustering
2 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) UNIX
1 7 (16.28%) Windows
2 4 (9.30%) Linux
3 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.23%) Network Architecture
2 5 (11.63%) ITIL
2 5 (11.63%) Information Security
3 4 (9.30%) Vulnerability Management
3 4 (9.30%) Risk Management
4 3 (6.98%) Service Delivery
4 3 (6.98%) Security Architecture
4 3 (6.98%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (4.65%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (4.65%) Market Research
5 2 (4.65%) Workflow
5 2 (4.65%) Validation
5 2 (4.65%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (4.65%) Network Management
5 2 (4.65%) CRM
5 2 (4.65%) SOA
6 1 (2.33%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.33%) Six Sigma
6 1 (2.33%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.33%) MOF
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.30%) SQL
2 3 (6.98%) Java
3 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (18.60%) CCNP
3 6 (13.95%) CCIE
3 6 (13.95%) CISSP
4 4 (9.30%) Network+ Certification
4 4 (9.30%) GIAC
4 4 (9.30%) GCIA
4 4 (9.30%) CNA
4 4 (9.30%) Novell Certification
5 2 (4.65%) Degree
6 1 (2.33%) BICSI Certification
6 1 (2.33%) BICSI RCDD
6 1 (2.33%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.33%) JNCIS
6 1 (2.33%) JNCIP
6 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.33%) CCNA
6 1 (2.33%) CCDP
6 1 (2.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) SLA
1 2 (4.65%) QA
1 2 (4.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) ProxySG
2 2 (4.65%) HDFS
3 1 (2.33%) IAG
Vendors
1 29 (67.44%) Cisco
2 17 (39.53%) CheckPoint
3 4 (9.30%) HP
3 4 (9.30%) Juniper
4 3 (6.98%) Blue Coat
4 3 (6.98%) IBM
4 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.65%) Oracle
5 2 (4.65%) Business Objects
5 2 (4.65%) Google
5 2 (4.65%) F5
5 2 (4.65%) Rackspace
5 2 (4.65%) Citrix
6 1 (2.33%) Symantec
6 1 (2.33%) Brocade
6 1 (2.33%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.33%) Infoblox
6 1 (2.33%) Tufin
6 1 (2.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (2.33%) NetApp
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