The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the City of London region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Design
Rank 188 205 203
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -2
Contract jobs citing Network Design 11 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.13% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.17% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 15
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £304 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £560 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £41.75 £190.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -78.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £41.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-14.45% +27.69%
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4384 5386 5831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.55% 76.01% 74.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3259 4028 4332
Average daily rate £450 £450 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 92 85
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.97 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.98% +3.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £16.90 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £50.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Network Design
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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 30 July 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 30 July 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 12 (63.16%) Cisco
1 12 (63.16%) Firewall
2 10 (52.63%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (42.11%) Finance
4 6 (31.58%) CCNP
5 5 (26.32%) CCIE
5 5 (26.32%) OSPF
5 5 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (21.05%) Cisco PIX
6 4 (21.05%) Network Security
6 4 (21.05%) BGP
6 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
6 4 (21.05%) Juniper
6 4 (21.05%) CheckPoint
6 4 (21.05%) VPN
6 4 (21.05%) ITIL
7 3 (15.79%) LAN
7 3 (15.79%) MPLS
7 3 (15.79%) Internet
7 3 (15.79%) CCNA
7 3 (15.79%) CISSP
7 3 (15.79%) Banking
7 3 (15.79%) Project Management
7 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
7 3 (15.79%) Multicast
8 2 (10.53%) Change Control
8 2 (10.53%) FWSM
8 2 (10.53%) Network Management
8 2 (10.53%) Junos
8 2 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 12 (63.16%) Firewall
2 5 (26.32%) OSPF
2 5 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (21.05%) Cisco PIX
3 4 (21.05%) Network Security
3 4 (21.05%) BGP
3 4 (21.05%) VPN
4 3 (15.79%) LAN
4 3 (15.79%) MPLS
4 3 (15.79%) Internet
4 3 (15.79%) Multicast
5 2 (10.53%) FWSM
5 2 (10.53%) Junos
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (10.53%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (10.53%) VLAN
5 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (10.53%) IPsec
5 2 (10.53%) SAN
5 2 (10.53%) VoIP
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
3 3 (15.79%) Banking
4 2 (10.53%) International Banking
5 1 (5.26%) Retail
5 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Network Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Designer
3 2 (10.53%) Network Specialist
3 2 (10.53%) Network Design Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Network Security Specialist
3 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Security Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Security Specialist
3 2 (10.53%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Manager
4 1 (5.26%) RF Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Designer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Lead Designer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) NHS
2 1 (5.26%) PMI
2 1 (5.26%) IPTV
2 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
2 1 (5.26%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) ITIL
2 3 (15.79%) Project Management
2 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
3 2 (10.53%) Change Control
3 2 (10.53%) Network Management
3 2 (10.53%) Cyber Security
3 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.26%) Migration
4 1 (5.26%) TOGAF
4 1 (5.26%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (5.26%) Business Development
4 1 (5.26%) eTOM
4 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (5.26%) Logistics
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (31.58%) CCNP
3 5 (26.32%) CCIE
4 3 (15.79%) CCNA
4 3 (15.79%) CISSP
5 2 (10.53%) Degree
5 2 (10.53%) CCSE
5 2 (10.53%) JNCIS
5 2 (10.53%) CCSP
6 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
6 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) PCI DSS
1 2 (10.53%) COBIT
1 2 (10.53%) ISO 9001
2 1 (5.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Cisco
2 4 (21.05%) Juniper
2 4 (21.05%) CheckPoint
3 2 (10.53%) VMware
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (5.26%) Ericsson
4 1 (5.26%) NetApp
4 1 (5.26%) Huawei
4 1 (5.26%) F5