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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Design over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Design
Rank 312 368 373
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +5
Contract jobs citing Network Design 359 282 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.71% 0.53% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.66% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 170 125
Median daily rate £446 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.56% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £288 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £383
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 6
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.46 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.98% +8.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £31.80 £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £93.00 £50.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £42.46 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+13.04% +8.87%
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
42027 42615 39492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.07% 80.42% 78.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28004 28221 24921
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1004 1151 1103
Median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.91 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £51.30 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

Network Design
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Network Design as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 August 2016.

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 24 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Design within the England region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +88 167 £475 - 14
South East -17 60 £450 +23.28% 14
Yorkshire +21 31 £368 -11.44% 5
North West +19 25 £400 +20.75% 4
West Midlands -22 25 £425 +8.97% 3
South West -10 22 £460 +15.00% 5
North East -21 12 £440 +35.38%
East of England +13 6 £195 -54.11% 2
Midlands - 6 £513 -
East Midlands -4 1 £438 +52.17%
Network Design
UK

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Network Design also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Network Design.

1 310 (45.72%) Cisco
2 250 (36.87%) Firewall
3 210 (30.97%) WAN
4 199 (29.35%) Cisco Certification
5 191 (28.17%) LAN
6 161 (23.75%) Security Cleared
7 126 (18.58%) Data Centre
8 122 (17.99%) Juniper
9 115 (16.96%) CCNP
10 112 (16.52%) SC Cleared
11 111 (16.37%) Network Security
12 96 (14.16%) VPN
13 90 (13.27%) Wireless
14 87 (12.83%) CheckPoint
15 83 (12.24%) Windows
16 82 (12.09%) F5
17 76 (11.21%) Cisco ASA
18 75 (11.06%) Change Management
18 75 (11.06%) BGP
18 75 (11.06%) Cisco Nexus
19 72 (10.62%) ITIL
19 72 (10.62%) TCP/IP
20 71 (10.47%) Palo Alto
21 70 (10.32%) Telecoms
21 70 (10.32%) CCNA
22 66 (9.73%) Finance
23 61 (9.00%) MPLS
24 60 (8.85%) Linux
24 60 (8.85%) Load Balancing
25 59 (8.70%) OSPF

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (0.88%) ArcGIS
1 6 (0.88%) MS Exchange
1 6 (0.88%) Skype for Business
1 6 (0.88%) Smallworld
2 5 (0.74%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.74%) Tuxedo
3 4 (0.59%) Confluence
4 3 (0.44%) CMS
4 3 (0.44%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.29%) Drupal
5 2 (0.29%) JBoss
5 2 (0.29%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.29%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.29%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.15%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 28 (4.13%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.24%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.47%) MS Office
4 9 (1.33%) AutoCAD
5 5 (0.74%) MS Project
6 4 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.29%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.15%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 38 (5.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (4.87%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (3.54%) SaaS
4 19 (2.80%) Office 365
4 19 (2.80%) PaaS
5 18 (2.65%) IaaS
6 16 (2.36%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.59%) GitHub
7 4 (0.59%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 250 (36.87%) Firewall
2 210 (30.97%) WAN
3 191 (28.17%) LAN
4 111 (16.37%) Network Security
5 96 (14.16%) VPN
6 90 (13.27%) Wireless
7 76 (11.21%) Cisco ASA
8 75 (11.06%) BGP
8 75 (11.06%) Cisco Nexus
9 72 (10.62%) TCP/IP
10 61 (9.00%) MPLS
11 59 (8.70%) OSPF
12 52 (7.67%) IPsec
13 46 (6.78%) DNS
14 40 (5.90%) Wi-Fi
15 36 (5.31%) VLAN
16 35 (5.16%) VoIP
17 33 (4.87%) Broadband
17 33 (4.87%) LDAP
18 27 (3.98%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (5.16%) Relational Database
2 13 (1.92%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.18%) Data Mining
3 8 (1.18%) GIS
3 8 (1.18%) NoSQL
4 7 (1.03%) DB2
4 7 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (0.88%) Hadoop
5 6 (0.88%) QGIS
6 5 (0.74%) MySQL
7 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.44%) Apache Accumulo
8 3 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.44%) Big Data
8 3 (0.44%) BusinessObjects XI
8 3 (0.44%) HBase
8 3 (0.44%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (1.62%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.03%) Vagrant
3 4 (0.59%) JIRA
3 4 (0.59%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (0.59%) StarTeam
3 4 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.44%) Jenkins
General
1 70 (10.32%) Telecoms
2 66 (9.73%) Finance
3 38 (5.60%) Back Office
4 25 (3.69%) Banking
5 24 (3.54%) Front Office
6 22 (3.24%) Retail
7 21 (3.10%) Legal
8 17 (2.51%) Manufacturing
9 14 (2.06%) Financial Institution
10 13 (1.92%) Law
11 9 (1.33%) Marketing
12 7 (1.03%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.74%) Automotive
14 4 (0.59%) Electronics
15 2 (0.29%) Advertising
15 2 (0.29%) Billing
15 2 (0.29%) Local Government
15 2 (0.29%) Military
16 1 (0.15%) Brand Awareness
16 1 (0.15%) German Language
Job Titles
1 246 (36.28%) Architect
2 212 (31.27%) Network Engineer
3 100 (14.75%) Network Architect
4 71 (10.47%) Design Engineer
5 69 (10.18%) Network Design Engineer
6 55 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
7 51 (7.52%) Security Architect
8 48 (7.08%) Senior Network Engineer
9 45 (6.64%) Cisco Engineer
10 44 (6.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 40 (5.90%) Infrastructure Architect
12 37 (5.46%) Technical Architect
13 35 (5.16%) Consultant
14 31 (4.57%) Analyst
15 28 (4.13%) Network Security Architect
15 28 (4.13%) Support Engineer
16 27 (3.98%) Designer
16 27 (3.98%) Security Engineer
17 23 (3.39%) Network Analyst
18 20 (2.95%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.65%) Web Services
2 16 (2.36%) .NET
3 15 (2.21%) HTML
4 14 (2.06%) 802.1X
5 13 (1.92%) Middleware
6 12 (1.77%) CSS
7 9 (1.33%) HTML5
7 9 (1.33%) Node.js
7 9 (1.33%) XML
7 9 (1.33%) XSLT
8 8 (1.18%) Akka
8 8 (1.18%) Natural Language Processing
8 8 (1.18%) Play Framework
8 8 (1.18%) REST
8 8 (1.18%) SOAP
8 8 (1.18%) SPML
8 8 (1.18%) spray
8 8 (1.18%) Spring
8 8 (1.18%) Symfony
9 5 (0.74%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 126 (18.58%) Data Centre
2 38 (5.60%) Management Information System
3 33 (4.87%) PKI
4 26 (3.83%) Private Cloud
5 22 (3.24%) YubiKey
6 17 (2.51%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (2.51%) Statistics
7 12 (1.77%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.62%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (1.18%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 8 (1.18%) Hedge funds
10 7 (1.03%) BYOD
10 7 (1.03%) CESG
11 6 (0.88%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.74%) CMDB
12 5 (0.74%) FMCG
12 5 (0.74%) LPAR
12 5 (0.74%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.74%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 83 (12.24%) Windows
2 60 (8.85%) Linux
3 35 (5.16%) Unix
4 27 (3.98%) Windows Server
5 12 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (0.88%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.74%) CentOS
7 5 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.59%) AIX
8 4 (0.59%) VME
9 2 (0.29%) Android
9 2 (0.29%) Fedora
9 2 (0.29%) Solaris
9 2 (0.29%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (11.06%) Change Management
2 72 (10.62%) ITIL
3 60 (8.85%) Load Balancing
4 57 (8.41%) Migration
5 49 (7.23%) Network Management
6 48 (7.08%) Project Management
7 42 (6.19%) Configuration Management
7 42 (6.19%) Validation
8 41 (6.05%) Capacity Management
8 41 (6.05%) Information Security
9 40 (5.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 38 (5.60%) Agile Software Development
10 38 (5.60%) Matrix Organization
10 38 (5.60%) TOGAF
11 35 (5.16%) Change Control
11 35 (5.16%) Network Architecture
12 34 (5.01%) Network Monitoring
13 33 (4.87%) Virtual Infrastructure
14 32 (4.72%) Project Planning
15 29 (4.28%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 24 (3.54%) Java
1 24 (3.54%) SQL
2 23 (3.39%) PHP
3 19 (2.80%) C++
4 14 (2.06%) C#
5 11 (1.62%) C
5 11 (1.62%) Perl
6 10 (1.47%) Python
7 7 (1.03%) Scala
8 5 (0.74%) Bash Shell
8 5 (0.74%) COBOL
9 3 (0.44%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.29%) Lisp
10 2 (0.29%) MapBasic
11 1 (0.15%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 199 (29.35%) Cisco Certification
2 161 (23.75%) Security Cleared
3 115 (16.96%) CCNP
4 112 (16.52%) SC Cleared
5 70 (10.32%) CCNA
6 54 (7.96%) CCIE
6 54 (7.96%) Degree
7 37 (5.46%) CCDP
8 33 (4.87%) DV Cleared
9 28 (4.13%) JNCIA
10 27 (3.98%) JNCIS
11 26 (3.83%) CISSP
12 14 (2.06%) CCSA
13 13 (1.92%) CCSE
13 13 (1.92%) GIAC
14 12 (1.77%) CCDA
15 11 (1.62%) HND
16 8 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
16 8 (1.18%) HNC
17 7 (1.03%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.47%) SLA
2 9 (1.33%) QA
3 7 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.74%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.29%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.15%) MiFID
System Software
1 54 (7.96%) Active Directory
2 27 (3.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.62%) vSphere
4 10 (1.47%) VMware ESX
5 9 (1.33%) vCloud
6 7 (1.03%) Docker
6 7 (1.03%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.03%) XenApp
7 5 (0.74%) XenServer
8 4 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.44%) HDFS
9 3 (0.44%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.29%) Kamailio
10 2 (0.29%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.15%) Firmware
11 1 (0.15%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.15%) NFS
11 1 (0.15%) Samba
Systems Management
1 17 (2.51%) Cisco Prime
2 14 (2.06%) OPNET
3 11 (1.62%) Nagios
3 11 (1.62%) Puppet
3 11 (1.62%) SCCM
4 7 (1.03%) Kubernetes
4 7 (1.03%) OpenView
5 6 (0.88%) SolarWinds Orion
6 5 (0.74%) SCOM
6 5 (0.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.44%) EnCase
7 3 (0.44%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.44%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (0.44%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (0.44%) HP UCMDB
8 2 (0.29%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.29%) NSN NetAct
8 2 (0.29%) Terraform
8 2 (0.29%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 310 (45.72%) Cisco
2 122 (17.99%) Juniper
3 87 (12.83%) CheckPoint
4 82 (12.09%) F5
5 71 (10.47%) Palo Alto
6 56 (8.26%) VMware
7 46 (6.78%) Microsoft
8 43 (6.34%) HP
9 36 (5.31%) Citrix
10 28 (4.13%) Oracle
10 28 (4.13%) Riverbed
11 25 (3.69%) Aerohive Networks
12 24 (3.54%) IBM
13 20 (2.95%) SolarWinds
14 19 (2.80%) Nokia
15 16 (2.36%) Aruba
16 15 (2.21%) Fortinet
17 14 (2.06%) Brocade
18 13 (1.92%) Blue Coat
19 12 (1.77%) Splunk
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