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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Design
Rank 314 414 321
Rank change year-on-year
+100 -93
Contract jobs citing Network Design 298 159 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.57% 0.33% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.44% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 80 110
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.23% -4.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £528 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 16
Average hourly rate £42.50 £46.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.60% +64.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £43.50 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £49.90 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
- +51.78%
Network Design
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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 England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38820 35961 39230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.48% 74.48% 72.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 24656 22601 23180
Average daily rate £413 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.48% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1106 1012 1434
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +75 107 £450 -1.09% 33
South East +20 76 £360 +6.66% 12
South West +5 32 £400 -11.11% 10
West Midlands -23 20 £304 -28.52%
Yorkshire +11 18 £325 -5.10% 2
East of England -28 10 £538 +53.57% 2
North West -13 7 £370 +2.06% 4
East Midlands - 4 £456 - 1
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Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 273 (62.61%) Cisco
2 198 (45.41%) Firewall
3 186 (42.66%) Cisco Certification
4 158 (36.24%) WAN
5 146 (33.49%) LAN
6 126 (28.90%) CCNP
7 108 (24.77%) Telecoms
8 104 (23.85%) OSPF
9 100 (22.94%) BGP
10 91 (20.87%) MPLS
11 84 (19.27%) CheckPoint
12 80 (18.35%) Security Cleared
13 77 (17.66%) Juniper
14 76 (17.43%) CCIE
15 72 (16.51%) Network Security
16 67 (15.37%) SC Cleared
17 61 (13.99%) CCNA
18 57 (13.07%) Cisco ASA
19 56 (12.84%) DNS
20 52 (11.93%) ITIL
20 52 (11.93%) Windows
20 52 (11.93%) Finance
21 51 (11.70%) F5
22 50 (11.47%) Cisco Nexus
22 50 (11.47%) VPN
23 47 (10.78%) Network Management
24 45 (10.32%) Network Architecture
25 44 (10.09%) HP
26 43 (9.86%) Degree
27 39 (8.94%) Microsoft

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 12 (2.75%) MS Exchange
2 8 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (1.61%) Lync
3 7 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (1.61%) Apache
4 6 (1.38%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.15%) SAS
6 4 (0.92%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.69%) IIS
8 2 (0.46%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.46%) Quickr
8 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.23%) nginx
9 1 (0.23%) Node.js
9 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (5.05%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.67%) MS Office
3 12 (2.75%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.38%) AutoCAD
5 5 (1.15%) MS Project
6 3 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.38%) Office 365
2 3 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.46%) IBM SmartCloud
4 1 (0.23%) Route 53
4 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 198 (45.41%) Firewall
2 158 (36.24%) WAN
3 146 (33.49%) LAN
4 104 (23.85%) OSPF
5 100 (22.94%) BGP
6 91 (20.87%) MPLS
7 72 (16.51%) Network Security
8 57 (13.07%) Cisco ASA
9 56 (12.84%) DNS
10 50 (11.47%) VPN
10 50 (11.47%) Cisco Nexus
11 39 (8.94%) Wireless
12 35 (8.03%) Internet
12 35 (8.03%) EIGRP
13 34 (7.80%) VoIP
14 33 (7.57%) IPsec
15 31 (7.11%) TCP/IP
16 30 (6.88%) WLAN
17 29 (6.65%) SNMP
18 27 (6.19%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.06%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.61%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.69%) MySQL
3 3 (0.69%) Data Mining
3 3 (0.69%) RDBMS
3 3 (0.69%) MongoDB
3 3 (0.69%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.46%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (0.46%) DB2
4 2 (0.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (0.46%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.46%) Big Data
4 2 (0.46%) MarkLogic
5 1 (0.23%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.23%) SimpleDB
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.23%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Ant
1 1 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
General
1 108 (24.77%) Telecoms
2 52 (11.93%) Finance
3 18 (4.13%) Retail
4 12 (2.75%) Banking
5 8 (1.83%) Legal
6 7 (1.61%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.61%) Marketing
7 6 (1.38%) Publishing
8 5 (1.15%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.69%) Advertising
9 3 (0.69%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.69%) Billing
9 3 (0.69%) German Language
10 2 (0.46%) International Banking
10 2 (0.46%) Military
10 2 (0.46%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.46%) Front Office
10 2 (0.46%) Back Office
11 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 137 (31.42%) Network Engineer
2 96 (22.02%) Architect
3 72 (16.51%) Design Engineer
4 40 (9.17%) Network Design Engineer
5 39 (8.94%) Consultant
5 39 (8.94%) IP Engineer
6 38 (8.72%) Network Architect
7 26 (5.96%) Network Consultant
8 22 (5.05%) Cisco Engineer
9 20 (4.59%) Analyst
10 19 (4.36%) Network Specialist
11 17 (3.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 16 (3.67%) Project Manager
12 16 (3.67%) Security Architect
13 15 (3.44%) Network Design Consultant
14 14 (3.21%) Designer
14 14 (3.21%) Infrastructure Architect
15 13 (2.98%) Security Analyst
15 13 (2.98%) Senior Network Engineer
16 11 (2.52%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.52%) JSP
2 5 (1.15%) Web Services
2 5 (1.15%) Middleware
3 2 (0.46%) JSON
3 2 (0.46%) CSS
3 2 (0.46%) RESTful
3 2 (0.46%) XML
3 2 (0.46%) XSD
3 2 (0.46%) JMS
3 2 (0.46%) Servlets
3 2 (0.46%) HTML
4 1 (0.23%) .NET
4 1 (0.23%) POSIX
4 1 (0.23%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.23%) SAP PI
4 1 (0.23%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 13 (2.98%) Computer Science
2 10 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.06%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (0.92%) FMCG
5 4 (0.92%) Cryptography
5 4 (0.92%) PKI
5 4 (0.92%) NHS
6 3 (0.69%) GIS
6 3 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.46%) FlexPod
7 2 (0.46%) Social Media
7 2 (0.46%) iPad
7 2 (0.46%) iSeries
7 2 (0.46%) Social Network
7 2 (0.46%) Smartcard
7 2 (0.46%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.46%) Fixed Income
7 2 (0.46%) Clustering
7 2 (0.46%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 52 (11.93%) Windows
2 23 (5.28%) Linux
3 22 (5.05%) UNIX
4 19 (4.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (2.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.92%) CentOS
7 4 (0.92%) SUSE
8 3 (0.69%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.46%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.46%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.23%) Android
10 1 (0.23%) VMS
10 1 (0.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (11.93%) ITIL
2 47 (10.78%) Network Management
3 45 (10.32%) Network Architecture
4 37 (8.49%) Load Balancing
5 33 (7.57%) Project Management
6 32 (7.34%) Migration
7 26 (5.96%) Network Monitoring
8 19 (4.36%) Service Delivery
9 17 (3.90%) Information Security
10 16 (3.67%) Capacity Planning
11 14 (3.21%) Security Architecture
11 14 (3.21%) Service Management
12 13 (2.98%) Incident Management
13 12 (2.75%) Validation
14 11 (2.52%) Configuration Management
14 11 (2.52%) Logistics
14 11 (2.52%) High Availability
14 11 (2.52%) Change Control
15 10 (2.29%) Mentoring
15 10 (2.29%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (3.90%) SQL
2 14 (3.21%) C
3 6 (1.38%) Python
4 4 (0.92%) Lisp
4 4 (0.92%) Perl
4 4 (0.92%) PHP
5 3 (0.69%) Java
5 3 (0.69%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.46%) C++
6 2 (0.46%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.46%) Ruby
7 1 (0.23%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 186 (42.66%) Cisco Certification
2 126 (28.90%) CCNP
3 80 (18.35%) Security Cleared
4 76 (17.43%) CCIE
5 67 (15.37%) SC Cleared
6 61 (13.99%) CCNA
7 43 (9.86%) Degree
8 34 (7.80%) CCDP
9 31 (7.11%) CISSP
10 10 (2.29%) JNCIP
11 9 (2.06%) JNCIE
11 9 (2.06%) Network+ Certification
12 8 (1.83%) GIAC
12 8 (1.83%) GCIA
12 8 (1.83%) CNA
12 8 (1.83%) Novell Certification
13 7 (1.61%) JNCIS
14 6 (1.38%) CCDA
15 5 (1.15%) CCIP
15 5 (1.15%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.44%) QA
2 12 (2.75%) JSP 440
3 8 (1.83%) SLA
4 6 (1.38%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.92%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.69%) COBIT
7 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 20 (4.59%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.44%) Hyper-V
3 10 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.61%) vSphere
5 6 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.15%) VMware Server
7 3 (0.69%) XenApp
8 2 (0.46%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.46%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.46%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.46%) HDFS
9 1 (0.23%) IAG
9 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 6 (1.38%) WhatsUp Gold
1 6 (1.38%) Cisco CUCM
1 6 (1.38%) FortiGate
2 4 (0.92%) CA Spectrum
2 4 (0.92%) SCCM
2 4 (0.92%) OPNET
3 2 (0.46%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.46%) BladeLogic
3 2 (0.46%) SCOM
3 2 (0.46%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.23%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.23%) Salt
4 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.23%) Puppet
4 1 (0.23%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 273 (62.61%) Cisco
2 84 (19.27%) CheckPoint
3 77 (17.66%) Juniper
4 51 (11.70%) F5
5 44 (10.09%) HP
6 39 (8.94%) Microsoft
7 37 (8.49%) VMware
8 23 (5.28%) McAfee
9 19 (4.36%) Citrix
10 17 (3.90%) Nokia
11 16 (3.67%) Blue Coat
12 14 (3.21%) TippingPoint
12 14 (3.21%) Oracle
13 10 (2.29%) IBM
13 10 (2.29%) EMC
14 9 (2.06%) BMC
14 9 (2.06%) BT
15 8 (1.83%) Brocade
15 8 (1.83%) Ericsson
15 8 (1.83%) NetApp
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