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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Design
Rank 133 168 186
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +18
Contract jobs citing Network Design 10 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.32% 0.43% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.54% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 19 12
Average daily rate £375 £413 £469
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £323 £394
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £513 £660
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £22.50 £102.50
% change year-on-year
+91.11% -78.04%
Network Design
London

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
2592 4109 4728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.05% 81.00% 79.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2049 3217 3399
Average daily rate £488 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 33 53
Average hourly rate £24.00 £23.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% -6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £45.95 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016, 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 8 (42.11%) Cisco
1 8 (42.11%) Firewall
2 7 (36.84%) Wireless
3 6 (31.58%) OSPF
3 6 (31.58%) BGP
3 6 (31.58%) Data Centre
4 5 (26.32%) VPN
5 4 (21.05%) MPLS
5 4 (21.05%) CISSP
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (21.05%) Juniper
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (15.79%) IaaS
6 3 (15.79%) F5
6 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (15.79%) Multicast
6 3 (15.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (15.79%) Network Security
6 3 (15.79%) SCADA
6 3 (15.79%) SaaS
6 3 (15.79%) PaaS
6 3 (15.79%) Migration
6 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (15.79%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (15.79%) Finance
6 3 (15.79%) EIGRP

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (5.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.26%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) IaaS
1 3 (15.79%) PaaS
1 3 (15.79%) SaaS
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) Firewall
2 7 (36.84%) Wireless
3 6 (31.58%) BGP
3 6 (31.58%) OSPF
4 5 (26.32%) VPN
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (21.05%) MPLS
6 3 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (15.79%) EIGRP
6 3 (15.79%) Internet
6 3 (15.79%) IPv4
6 3 (15.79%) LAN
6 3 (15.79%) Multicast
6 3 (15.79%) Network Security
6 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
6 3 (15.79%) WAN
7 2 (10.53%) Broadband
7 2 (10.53%) DHCP
7 2 (10.53%) Ethernet
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Games
3 1 (5.26%) Legal
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Network Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Network Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Security Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Security Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Design Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Coordinator
5 1 (5.26%) Data Centre Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Service Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) 802.1X
1 1 (5.26%) Middleware
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.79%) SCADA
3 1 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
3 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
1 3 (15.79%) Migration
1 3 (15.79%) Project Management
1 3 (15.79%) Risk Assessment
1 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (10.53%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) Network Architecture
3 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.26%) Change Management
3 1 (5.26%) DDoS Mitigation
3 1 (5.26%) E-Discovery
3 1 (5.26%) Information Security
3 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.26%) Process Architecture
3 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Security Architecture
3 1 (5.26%) Software Delivery
3 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (21.05%) CISSP
2 3 (15.79%) CCNP
2 3 (15.79%) CISM
3 2 (10.53%) CCIE
3 2 (10.53%) CCNA
4 1 (5.26%) CCSA
4 1 (5.26%) CCSE
4 1 (5.26%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) GIAC
4 1 (5.26%) JNCIS
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 3 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.26%) GCP
2 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) Firmware
1 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.26%) EnCase
2 1 (5.26%) Nagios
2 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.26%) Puppet
2 1 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Cisco
2 4 (21.05%) Juniper
3 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
3 3 (15.79%) F5
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.53%) VMware
5 1 (5.26%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix
5 1 (5.26%) Ericsson
5 1 (5.26%) Fortinet
5 1 (5.26%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) Infoblox
5 1 (5.26%) Nokia
5 1 (5.26%) Palo Alto
5 1 (5.26%) Riverbed