The table below looks at the statistics for Network Design skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Design over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Design
Rank 361 399 310
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -89
Contract jobs citing Network Design 241 157 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.47% 0.32% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.44% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 70 119
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £532 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 15
Average hourly rate £39.00 £44.60 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.55% +37.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £34.25 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.75 £48.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £43.55 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-10.44% +34.00%
Network Design
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37876 35754 38663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.51% 73.68% 71.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 23895 22354 22801
Average daily rate £413 £406 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% +1.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £363
% change year-on-year
+0.53% +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1083 969 1404
Average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Network Design
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Design across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Network Design Jobs Demand Trend in England

Network Design
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Design across the England region.

Network Design Daily Rate Trend in England

Network Design
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Design across the England region over the 3 months to 19 August 2014.

Network Design Daily Rate Histogram in England

Network Design
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Design across the England region.

Network Design Hourly Rate Trend in England

Network Design
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Design across the England region over the 3 months to 19 August 2014.

Network Design Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Network Design
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Design within the England region over the 3 months to 19 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +57 82 £416 +5.25% 18
South East +31 75 £347 +3.33% 9
Yorkshire +12 20 £350 -19.54% 2
West Midlands -18 17 £304 -20.06%
South West -32 9 £400 -8.57% 4
East of England -18 8 £263 -25.00% 4
North West -12 7 £438 +20.68% 6
East Midlands - 3 £456 - 3
Midlands - - - -
Network Design
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Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 234 (58.94%) Cisco
2 171 (43.07%) Cisco Certification
3 161 (40.55%) Firewall
4 123 (30.98%) WAN
5 113 (28.46%) LAN
6 109 (27.46%) CCNP
7 92 (23.17%) Telecoms
8 85 (21.41%) Juniper
9 80 (20.15%) OSPF
10 78 (19.65%) BGP
11 76 (19.14%) CheckPoint
12 73 (18.39%) MPLS
13 72 (18.14%) Network Security
14 67 (16.88%) CCIE
15 58 (14.61%) Security Cleared
16 55 (13.85%) CCNA
16 55 (13.85%) F5
17 52 (13.10%) DNS
18 51 (12.85%) Cisco ASA
19 48 (12.09%) VPN
20 47 (11.84%) Finance
21 43 (10.83%) SC Cleared
22 41 (10.33%) CCDP
23 40 (10.08%) Windows
24 39 (9.82%) HP
24 39 (9.82%) Microsoft
24 39 (9.82%) Wireless
24 39 (9.82%) Degree
25 36 (9.07%) Network Architecture
26 35 (8.82%) Cisco Nexus

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 11 (2.77%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (1.76%) Lync
4 6 (1.51%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.51%) SAS
5 5 (1.26%) Apache
6 3 (0.76%) IIS
7 2 (0.50%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.50%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.50%) Quickr
8 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 23 (5.79%) MS Excel
2 19 (4.79%) MS Office
3 10 (2.52%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.51%) AutoCAD
5 4 (1.01%) MS Project
6 3 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 161 (40.55%) Firewall
2 123 (30.98%) WAN
3 113 (28.46%) LAN
4 80 (20.15%) OSPF
5 78 (19.65%) BGP
6 73 (18.39%) MPLS
7 72 (18.14%) Network Security
8 52 (13.10%) DNS
9 51 (12.85%) Cisco ASA
10 48 (12.09%) VPN
11 39 (9.82%) Wireless
12 35 (8.82%) Cisco Nexus
13 34 (8.56%) Internet
13 34 (8.56%) VoIP
14 30 (7.56%) Ethernet
14 30 (7.56%) IPsec
15 29 (7.30%) WLAN
16 28 (7.05%) EIGRP
17 25 (6.30%) LTE
18 24 (6.05%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.01%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.76%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (0.50%) Big Data
4 2 (0.50%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.50%) MS Access
5 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.25%) Spotfire
5 1 (0.25%) QlikView
5 1 (0.25%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Ant
1 1 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
General
1 92 (23.17%) Telecoms
2 47 (11.84%) Finance
3 13 (3.27%) Retail
4 11 (2.77%) Banking
5 6 (1.51%) Publishing
6 5 (1.26%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.26%) Legal
6 5 (1.26%) Marketing
7 4 (1.01%) Back Office
8 3 (0.76%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.50%) Advertising
9 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.50%) Front Office
9 2 (0.50%) Billing
9 2 (0.50%) Military
9 2 (0.50%) International Banking
10 1 (0.25%) German Language
10 1 (0.25%) Games
10 1 (0.25%) Local Government
10 1 (0.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 120 (30.23%) Network Engineer
2 98 (24.69%) Architect
3 72 (18.14%) Design Engineer
4 47 (11.84%) Network Architect
5 39 (9.82%) Network Design Engineer
6 37 (9.32%) IP Engineer
6 37 (9.32%) Consultant
7 23 (5.79%) Network Consultant
8 18 (4.53%) Cisco Engineer
9 16 (4.03%) Analyst
10 15 (3.78%) Project Manager
10 15 (3.78%) Infrastructure Architect
11 14 (3.53%) Designer
12 13 (3.27%) Network Design Consultant
12 13 (3.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 12 (3.02%) Security Architect
13 12 (3.02%) Security Engineer
14 11 (2.77%) Support Engineer
14 11 (2.77%) Network Design Architect
14 11 (2.77%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.02%) JSP
2 7 (1.76%) Middleware
3 5 (1.26%) CSS
4 3 (0.76%) XML
4 3 (0.76%) Struts
4 3 (0.76%) J2EE
4 3 (0.76%) Spring
4 3 (0.76%) Ajax
4 3 (0.76%) Velocity
4 3 (0.76%) jQuery
5 2 (0.50%) Web Services
6 1 (0.25%) .NET
6 1 (0.25%) OCX
6 1 (0.25%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.02%) Computer Science
2 8 (2.02%) Management Information System
3 6 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (1.26%) NHS
5 4 (1.01%) PKI
5 4 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (0.76%) Cryptography
6 3 (0.76%) iPad
6 3 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (0.76%) FMCG
6 3 (0.76%) GIS
6 3 (0.76%) Firmware
7 2 (0.50%) Smartcard
7 2 (0.50%) PMI
7 2 (0.50%) CESG
7 2 (0.50%) iSeries
7 2 (0.50%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.25%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.25%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.25%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 40 (10.08%) Windows
2 16 (4.03%) Linux
3 15 (3.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (3.78%) UNIX
4 10 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.76%) SUSE
6 3 (0.76%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.76%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.50%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.25%) CentOS
8 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.25%) Android
8 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (9.07%) Network Architecture
2 34 (8.56%) Load Balancing
3 33 (8.31%) Project Management
3 33 (8.31%) Network Management
4 31 (7.81%) Migration
4 31 (7.81%) ITIL
5 16 (4.03%) Information Security
5 16 (4.03%) Network Monitoring
6 15 (3.78%) Service Delivery
7 13 (3.27%) Capacity Planning
8 12 (3.02%) E-Commerce
8 12 (3.02%) Incident Management
9 11 (2.77%) Validation
9 11 (2.77%) Service Management
10 10 (2.52%) Logistics
11 9 (2.27%) Asset Management
11 9 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (2.27%) Risk Management
11 9 (2.27%) Configuration Management
11 9 (2.27%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 13 (3.27%) C
2 12 (3.02%) SQL
3 5 (1.26%) Python
4 4 (1.01%) Lisp
4 4 (1.01%) Perl
4 4 (1.01%) Java
5 3 (0.76%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.76%) PHP
5 3 (0.76%) VB
6 1 (0.25%) C++
6 1 (0.25%) Ruby
6 1 (0.25%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.25%) R
Qualifications
1 171 (43.07%) Cisco Certification
2 109 (27.46%) CCNP
3 67 (16.88%) CCIE
4 58 (14.61%) Security Cleared
5 55 (13.85%) CCNA
6 43 (10.83%) SC Cleared
7 41 (10.33%) CCDP
8 39 (9.82%) Degree
9 24 (6.05%) CISSP
10 12 (3.02%) JNCIE
11 11 (2.77%) JNCIP
12 7 (1.76%) CCSE
13 6 (1.51%) Network+ Certification
13 6 (1.51%) CCSA
13 6 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (1.26%) CNA
14 5 (1.26%) Novell Certification
14 5 (1.26%) CCIP
14 5 (1.26%) GIAC
14 5 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.53%) QA
2 10 (2.52%) JSP 440
3 6 (1.51%) SLA
4 5 (1.26%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.76%) COBIT
5 3 (0.76%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 21 (5.29%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.27%) Hyper-V
3 8 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.26%) VMware Server
4 5 (1.26%) vSphere
5 3 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.50%) XenApp
6 2 (0.50%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.50%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.50%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.25%) IAG
Systems Management
1 7 (1.76%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (1.51%) FortiGate
2 6 (1.51%) OPNET
3 5 (1.26%) SCCM
3 5 (1.26%) WhatsUp Gold
4 4 (1.01%) CA Spectrum
5 3 (0.76%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.50%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.50%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (0.50%) SCOM
6 2 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.25%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 234 (58.94%) Cisco
2 85 (21.41%) Juniper
3 76 (19.14%) CheckPoint
4 55 (13.85%) F5
5 39 (9.82%) HP
5 39 (9.82%) Microsoft
6 28 (7.05%) VMware
7 25 (6.30%) McAfee
8 18 (4.53%) Citrix
9 17 (4.28%) Blue Coat
10 14 (3.53%) Nokia
11 13 (3.27%) TippingPoint
12 10 (2.52%) Oracle
13 9 (2.27%) BMC
13 9 (2.27%) BT
14 7 (1.76%) Huawei
14 7 (1.76%) Riverbed
14 7 (1.76%) Ericsson
15 6 (1.51%) IBM
15 6 (1.51%) Avaya
Derbyshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Excellent Day Rate
Posted: 12 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: Excellent market rates
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £320 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Runcorn
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day to £500 day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + NEG
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South Yorkshire
Roc Search
Rate: £350 - £365 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Derbyshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Excellent Day Rate
Posted: 11 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £375 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £100 - £200 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
South East England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Welwyn Garden City
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £250 - £285 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
East Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 27 days ago