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 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Design
Rank 175 216 218
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +2
Contract jobs citing Network Design 23 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.40% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.24% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 8
Average daily rate
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£475 £470 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +19.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £447 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £502 £589
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £381
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.91%
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 £46.25 £42.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +51.78%
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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
4445 5527 5825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.44% 76.55% 75.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3360 4080 4298
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 70 91
Average hourly rate £21.62 £20.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £52.50 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 October 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 1 October 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 20 (60.61%) Cisco
2 18 (54.55%) Firewall
3 12 (36.36%) WAN
3 12 (36.36%) Network Security
4 11 (33.33%) Finance
5 10 (30.30%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (30.30%) CheckPoint
6 9 (27.27%) OSPF
6 9 (27.27%) LAN
6 9 (27.27%) Telecoms
7 8 (24.24%) Windows
7 8 (24.24%) BGP
7 8 (24.24%) CISSP
8 7 (21.21%) UNIX
8 7 (21.21%) Network Architecture
9 6 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (18.18%) TCP/IP
9 6 (18.18%) CCNP
9 6 (18.18%) Internet
10 5 (15.15%) EIGRP
10 5 (15.15%) CCIE
10 5 (15.15%) ITIL
10 5 (15.15%) Information Security
11 4 (12.12%) Network+ Certification
11 4 (12.12%) GIAC
11 4 (12.12%) Risk Management
11 4 (12.12%) GCIA
11 4 (12.12%) Retail
11 4 (12.12%) Linux
11 4 (12.12%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (6.06%) AutoCAD
1 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
1 2 (6.06%) MS Project
1 2 (6.06%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.06%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (54.55%) Firewall
2 12 (36.36%) WAN
2 12 (36.36%) Network Security
3 9 (27.27%) OSPF
3 9 (27.27%) LAN
4 8 (24.24%) BGP
5 6 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (18.18%) TCP/IP
5 6 (18.18%) Internet
6 5 (15.15%) EIGRP
7 4 (12.12%) VPN
7 4 (12.12%) ATM
7 4 (12.12%) Extranet
7 4 (12.12%) Cisco PIX
7 4 (12.12%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (9.09%) Multicast
8 3 (9.09%) SAN
8 3 (9.09%) VLAN
9 2 (6.06%) IPsec
9 2 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) RDBMS
1 2 (6.06%) MySQL
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.06%) DB2
1 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
1 2 (6.06%) MongoDB
1 2 (6.06%) NoSQL
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
General
1 11 (33.33%) Finance
2 9 (27.27%) Telecoms
3 4 (12.12%) Retail
4 3 (9.09%) Banking
4 3 (9.09%) Multimedia
4 3 (9.09%) Legal
5 2 (6.06%) International Banking
5 2 (6.06%) Marketing
6 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Architect
2 7 (21.21%) Network Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Security Architect
3 6 (18.18%) Network Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Security Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Network Security Architect
5 3 (9.09%) Information Security Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Security Specialist
5 3 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Information Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Cabling Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Design Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Network Design Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Network Security Specialist
6 2 (6.06%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) JSON
1 2 (6.06%) JMS
1 2 (6.06%) JSP
1 2 (6.06%) Servlets
1 2 (6.06%) Web Services
1 2 (6.06%) XML
1 2 (6.06%) XSD
1 2 (6.06%) HTML
1 2 (6.06%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
1 2 (6.06%) Social Network
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.03%) Data Integration
2 1 (3.03%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
2 7 (21.21%) UNIX
3 4 (12.12%) Linux
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) Network Architecture
2 5 (15.15%) ITIL
2 5 (15.15%) Information Security
3 4 (12.12%) Risk Management
3 4 (12.12%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (9.09%) Security Architecture
5 2 (6.06%) Validation
5 2 (6.06%) Workflow
5 2 (6.06%) SOA
5 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.06%) CRM
5 2 (6.06%) Market Research
5 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (6.06%) Change Control
5 2 (6.06%) Cyber Security
6 1 (3.03%) Low Latency
6 1 (3.03%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (3.03%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
2 2 (6.06%) Java
2 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (24.24%) CISSP
3 6 (18.18%) CCNP
4 5 (15.15%) CCIE
5 4 (12.12%) Network+ Certification
5 4 (12.12%) GIAC
5 4 (12.12%) GCIA
5 4 (12.12%) CNA
5 4 (12.12%) Novell Certification
6 3 (9.09%) CCNA
7 2 (6.06%) JNCIS
7 2 (6.06%) CCSE
7 2 (6.06%) CCSP
8 1 (3.03%) BICSI Certification
8 1 (3.03%) BICSI RCDD
8 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) COBIT
1 2 (6.06%) ISO 9001
1 2 (6.06%) QA
1 2 (6.06%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) HDFS
2 1 (3.03%) IAG
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 20 (60.61%) Cisco
2 10 (30.30%) CheckPoint
3 2 (6.06%) VMware
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.06%) Juniper
3 2 (6.06%) NetApp
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle
3 2 (6.06%) Business Objects
3 2 (6.06%) Google
3 2 (6.06%) Rackspace
4 1 (3.03%) F5
4 1 (3.03%) Brocade
4 1 (3.03%) IBM
4 1 (3.03%) Symantec
4 1 (3.03%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (3.03%) Sun
4 1 (3.03%) HP
4 1 (3.03%) Dell
4 1 (3.03%) EMC