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 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Design
Rank 337 383 314
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -69
Contract jobs citing Network Design 282 175 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.53% 0.37% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.50% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 89 107
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£400 £413 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £299 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 11
Average hourly rate £46.25 £46.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.54% +64.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £43.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+7.55% +53.57%
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
39013 35351 37639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.93% 74.46% 72.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24966 22370 22280
Average daily rate £415 £402 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.23% +0.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1092 978 1417
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.46 £12.50 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +3.44%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 2 October 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 +48 102 £425 -10.05% 20
South East +6 66 £288 -16.36% 11
South West -4 30 £388 -22.50% 8
West Midlands -19 21 £266 -27.12% 3
Yorkshire +10 16 £341 -21.55% 4
East of England -18 11 £481 - 1
North West -19 5 £370 +2.06% 6
East Midlands +5 4 £456 -
Midlands - - - -
Network Design
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Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

1 282 (63.51%) Cisco
2 202 (45.50%) Firewall
3 185 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
4 167 (37.61%) WAN
5 150 (33.78%) LAN
6 121 (27.25%) CCNP
7 110 (24.77%) Telecoms
8 109 (24.55%) OSPF
8 109 (24.55%) BGP
9 92 (20.72%) MPLS
10 88 (19.82%) CheckPoint
11 84 (18.92%) Security Cleared
12 77 (17.34%) Network Security
12 77 (17.34%) Juniper
13 74 (16.67%) CCIE
14 72 (16.22%) SC Cleared
15 67 (15.09%) Windows
16 64 (14.41%) DNS
17 62 (13.96%) CCNA
17 62 (13.96%) Cisco ASA
18 58 (13.06%) ITIL
19 57 (12.84%) VPN
20 55 (12.39%) Network Management
21 54 (12.16%) HP
22 53 (11.94%) Network Architecture
23 52 (11.71%) Cisco Nexus
23 52 (11.71%) Finance
24 47 (10.59%) F5
25 43 (9.68%) Microsoft
26 42 (9.46%) VMware

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 16 (3.60%) MS Exchange
2 12 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (1.58%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.35%) Apache
5 5 (1.13%) IIS
5 5 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (0.90%) Lync
7 3 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.68%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.45%) SAS
8 2 (0.45%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.45%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.45%) Quickr
9 1 (0.23%) Node.js
9 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.23%) nginx
Applications
1 22 (4.95%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.60%) MS Office
3 10 (2.25%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.58%) MS Project
5 3 (0.68%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.13%) Office 365
2 3 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.45%) SaaS
3 2 (0.45%) IBM SmartCloud
4 1 (0.23%) Route 53
4 1 (0.23%) PaaS
4 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 202 (45.50%) Firewall
2 167 (37.61%) WAN
3 150 (33.78%) LAN
4 109 (24.55%) OSPF
4 109 (24.55%) BGP
5 92 (20.72%) MPLS
6 77 (17.34%) Network Security
7 64 (14.41%) DNS
8 62 (13.96%) Cisco ASA
9 57 (12.84%) VPN
10 52 (11.71%) Cisco Nexus
11 39 (8.78%) EIGRP
12 36 (8.11%) Wireless
12 36 (8.11%) SAN
13 35 (7.88%) Internet
14 34 (7.66%) IPsec
15 33 (7.43%) SNMP
15 33 (7.43%) VoIP
16 32 (7.21%) TCP/IP
17 30 (6.76%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.15%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.58%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.68%) MongoDB
3 3 (0.68%) NoSQL
3 3 (0.68%) Data Mining
3 3 (0.68%) MySQL
3 3 (0.68%) RDBMS
3 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.45%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.45%) DB2
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (0.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (0.45%) MarkLogic
4 2 (0.45%) Big Data
5 1 (0.23%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.23%) Redis
5 1 (0.23%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (0.23%) Ant
General
1 110 (24.77%) Telecoms
2 52 (11.71%) Finance
3 20 (4.50%) Retail
4 12 (2.70%) Banking
5 11 (2.48%) Legal
6 7 (1.58%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.58%) Marketing
7 6 (1.35%) Publishing
7 6 (1.35%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.68%) Advertising
8 3 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.68%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.68%) Billing
8 3 (0.68%) German Language
9 2 (0.45%) Russian Language
9 2 (0.45%) International Banking
9 2 (0.45%) Military
9 2 (0.45%) Front Office
9 2 (0.45%) Back Office
9 2 (0.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 145 (32.66%) Network Engineer
2 102 (22.97%) Architect
3 76 (17.12%) Design Engineer
4 43 (9.68%) Network Design Engineer
5 40 (9.01%) IP Engineer
6 39 (8.78%) Consultant
7 34 (7.66%) Network Architect
8 28 (6.31%) Network Consultant
9 22 (4.95%) Cisco Engineer
10 19 (4.28%) Security Architect
11 18 (4.05%) Analyst
12 17 (3.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 17 (3.83%) Network Specialist
13 16 (3.60%) Project Manager
14 15 (3.38%) Infrastructure Architect
14 15 (3.38%) Network Design Consultant
15 14 (3.15%) Senior Network Engineer
16 13 (2.93%) Security Analyst
17 12 (2.70%) Designer
17 12 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.48%) JSP
2 6 (1.35%) Web Services
3 5 (1.13%) Middleware
4 3 (0.68%) SAP PI
5 2 (0.45%) RESTful
5 2 (0.45%) JSON
5 2 (0.45%) HTML
5 2 (0.45%) .NET
5 2 (0.45%) CSS
5 2 (0.45%) Servlets
5 2 (0.45%) XML
5 2 (0.45%) XSD
5 2 (0.45%) JMS
6 1 (0.23%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.23%) POSIX
6 1 (0.23%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (2.93%) Computer Science
2 8 (1.80%) Management Information System
3 7 (1.58%) Cryptography
4 6 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (1.35%) Clustering
5 5 (1.13%) NHS
5 5 (1.13%) PKI
5 5 (1.13%) FMCG
6 4 (0.90%) Statistics
6 4 (0.90%) CESG
7 3 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.68%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (0.68%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.68%) CESG CLAS
8 2 (0.45%) iSeries
8 2 (0.45%) Social Network
8 2 (0.45%) Equities
8 2 (0.45%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.45%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.45%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 67 (15.09%) Windows
2 27 (6.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (5.63%) UNIX
3 25 (5.63%) Linux
4 17 (3.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.80%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.90%) CentOS
7 4 (0.90%) SUSE
8 2 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (0.45%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.23%) AIX
9 1 (0.23%) VMS
9 1 (0.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (13.06%) ITIL
2 55 (12.39%) Network Management
3 53 (11.94%) Network Architecture
4 42 (9.46%) Load Balancing
5 39 (8.78%) Network Monitoring
6 34 (7.66%) Migration
7 30 (6.76%) Project Management
8 25 (5.63%) Service Delivery
9 18 (4.05%) Incident Management
10 17 (3.83%) Capacity Planning
10 17 (3.83%) Service Management
11 14 (3.15%) Information Security
12 12 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (2.70%) Configuration Management
12 12 (2.70%) Security Architecture
13 11 (2.48%) High Availability
13 11 (2.48%) Change Control
13 11 (2.48%) Mentoring
13 11 (2.48%) Network Planning
13 11 (2.48%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 18 (4.05%) SQL
2 15 (3.38%) C
3 5 (1.13%) Python
4 4 (0.90%) PHP
4 4 (0.90%) Shell Script
4 4 (0.90%) Lisp
5 3 (0.68%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.68%) Perl
6 2 (0.45%) Java
6 2 (0.45%) VBScript
7 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.23%) C++
7 1 (0.23%) Ruby
7 1 (0.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 185 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 121 (27.25%) CCNP
3 84 (18.92%) Security Cleared
4 74 (16.67%) CCIE
5 72 (16.22%) SC Cleared
6 62 (13.96%) CCNA
7 40 (9.01%) Degree
8 36 (8.11%) CCDP
9 29 (6.53%) CISSP
10 10 (2.25%) JNCIP
10 10 (2.25%) JNCIE
11 9 (2.03%) Network+ Certification
12 8 (1.80%) GIAC
12 8 (1.80%) GCIA
12 8 (1.80%) CNA
12 8 (1.80%) Novell Certification
13 6 (1.35%) DV Cleared
13 6 (1.35%) JNCIS
14 5 (1.13%) CCDA
14 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.05%) QA
2 15 (3.38%) JSP 440
3 9 (2.03%) SLA
4 6 (1.35%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.90%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.45%) COBIT
8 1 (0.23%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 24 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 23 (5.18%) Hyper-V
3 15 (3.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (2.70%) vSphere
5 9 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.68%) XenApp
7 2 (0.45%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.45%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.45%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.45%) NFS
7 2 (0.45%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.45%) HDFS
8 1 (0.23%) IAG
8 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 11 (2.48%) SCCM
2 9 (2.03%) WhatsUp Gold
3 7 (1.58%) SCOM
4 6 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (1.35%) FortiGate
5 4 (0.90%) SCVMM
5 4 (0.90%) CiscoWorks
5 4 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (0.90%) OPNET
5 4 (0.90%) SCDPM
5 4 (0.90%) CA Spectrum
5 4 (0.90%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.45%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.45%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.23%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.23%) Salt
7 1 (0.23%) Puppet
7 1 (0.23%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 282 (63.51%) Cisco
2 88 (19.82%) CheckPoint
3 77 (17.34%) Juniper
4 54 (12.16%) HP
5 47 (10.59%) F5
6 43 (9.68%) Microsoft
7 42 (9.46%) VMware
8 28 (6.31%) McAfee
9 20 (4.50%) Citrix
10 18 (4.05%) Nokia
10 18 (4.05%) EMC
11 17 (3.83%) TippingPoint
12 15 (3.38%) Blue Coat
13 11 (2.48%) NetApp
13 11 (2.48%) Oracle
14 10 (2.25%) IBM
15 9 (2.03%) BT
15 9 (2.03%) Symantec
15 9 (2.03%) BMC
16 8 (1.80%) Brocade
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Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South Yorkshire
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Rate: Excellent Day Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: Unspecified
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South Yorkshire
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Rate: Excellent Day Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Posted: 5 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £440.00 - £540.00 per annum
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Telford
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Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 13 days ago
Farnborough
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 15 days ago
Berkshire
CACI Network Services
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
North London
DP Connect
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Newbury
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