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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Design
Rank 181 207 208
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +1
Contract jobs citing Network Design 18 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.31% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.18% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 12
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.36% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £471 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £52.50 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £44.60 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-4.70% +59.28%
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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
4443 5510 5867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.32% 76.01% 75.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3296 4117 4370
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 69 87
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.35 £14.65 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.45 £54.25 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 13 (54.17%) Firewall
2 12 (50.00%) Cisco
3 10 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (33.33%) Network Security
5 7 (29.17%) CISSP
5 7 (29.17%) Windows
5 7 (29.17%) Finance
6 6 (25.00%) UNIX
6 6 (25.00%) CCNP
7 5 (20.83%) CCIE
7 5 (20.83%) OSPF
7 5 (20.83%) ITIL
7 5 (20.83%) WAN
7 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
7 5 (20.83%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (16.67%) Information Security
8 4 (16.67%) VPN
8 4 (16.67%) BGP
8 4 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
9 3 (12.50%) CheckPoint
9 3 (12.50%) Internet
9 3 (12.50%) CCNA
9 3 (12.50%) CNA
9 3 (12.50%) Novell Certification
9 3 (12.50%) SAN
9 3 (12.50%) LAN
9 3 (12.50%) Linux
9 3 (12.50%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Project
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
1 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
1 2 (8.33%) AutoCAD
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (54.17%) Firewall
2 8 (33.33%) Network Security
3 5 (20.83%) OSPF
3 5 (20.83%) WAN
3 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
3 5 (20.83%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (16.67%) VPN
4 4 (16.67%) BGP
4 4 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
4 4 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (12.50%) Internet
5 3 (12.50%) SAN
5 3 (12.50%) LAN
5 3 (12.50%) VLAN
6 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (8.33%) LDAP
6 2 (8.33%) MPLS
6 2 (8.33%) FWSM
6 2 (8.33%) IPsec
6 2 (8.33%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) MySQL
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.33%) DB2
1 2 (8.33%) RDBMS
1 2 (8.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (8.33%) NoSQL
1 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) International Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Marketing
3 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.33%) Legal
4 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Security Specialist
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Network Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Information Security Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Network Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Network Security Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Cabling Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Security Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Security Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Information Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Designer
5 1 (4.17%) Storage Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Network Design Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Head of Architecture
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) JSON
1 2 (8.33%) JSP
1 2 (8.33%) Servlets
1 2 (8.33%) Web Services
1 2 (8.33%) XML
1 2 (8.33%) XSD
1 2 (8.33%) HTML
1 2 (8.33%) JMS
1 2 (8.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Social Network
1 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Data Integration
2 1 (4.17%) NHS
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) UNIX
3 3 (12.50%) Linux
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) ITIL
2 4 (16.67%) Information Security
3 3 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 2 (8.33%) Workflow
4 2 (8.33%) Validation
4 2 (8.33%) SOA
4 2 (8.33%) CRM
4 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.33%) Change Control
4 2 (8.33%) Market Research
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (8.33%) Cyber Security
5 1 (4.17%) Low Latency
5 1 (4.17%) MSF
5 1 (4.17%) Network Management
5 1 (4.17%) Data Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) Investment Management
5 1 (4.17%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) Java
2 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (29.17%) CISSP
3 6 (25.00%) CCNP
4 5 (20.83%) CCIE
5 3 (12.50%) CCNA
5 3 (12.50%) CNA
5 3 (12.50%) Novell Certification
5 3 (12.50%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (12.50%) GIAC
5 3 (12.50%) GCIA
6 2 (8.33%) JNCIS
6 2 (8.33%) CCSE
6 2 (8.33%) CCSP
7 1 (4.17%) BICSI Certification
7 1 (4.17%) BICSI RCDD
7 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) COBIT
1 2 (8.33%) QA
1 2 (8.33%) ISO 9001
1 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) HDFS
2 1 (4.17%) IAG
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 2 (8.33%) Google
3 2 (8.33%) VMware
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle
3 2 (8.33%) Business Objects
3 2 (8.33%) NetApp
3 2 (8.33%) Juniper
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) Rackspace
4 1 (4.17%) F5
4 1 (4.17%) Symantec
4 1 (4.17%) Sun
4 1 (4.17%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) Dell
4 1 (4.17%) EMC
4 1 (4.17%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (4.17%) IBM
4 1 (4.17%) Brocade
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