The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Design
Rank 384 360 354
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -6
Contract jobs citing Network Design 209 143 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.41% 0.33% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.45% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 57 86
Average daily rate £420 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £263 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £455 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £325 £369
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -11.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 8
Average hourly rate £33.75 £32.75 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% -5.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £27.55 £26.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.35 £40.98 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-15.25% -12.59%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37958 31464 38928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.95% 73.02% 69.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 23972 19227 22646
Average daily rate £405 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 981 1339
Average hourly rate £27.88 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.89% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Network Design
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East +4 74 £380 +16.92% 16
London -18 63 £450 +16.12% 15
West Midlands +1 25 £345 +15.00% 4
South West -11 13 £395 +50.47% 4
North West -6 12 £463 -7.50% 2
East of England -21 9 £475 +11.76% 6
East Midlands -6 3 - - 1
Midlands - 2 £550 -
North East - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 5
Network Design
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Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 196 (48.88%) Cisco
2 146 (36.41%) Cisco Certification
3 140 (34.91%) Firewall
4 104 (25.94%) WAN
5 99 (24.69%) Telecoms
6 87 (21.70%) CCNP
7 84 (20.95%) LAN
8 72 (17.96%) MPLS
9 71 (17.71%) OSPF
10 69 (17.21%) BGP
11 68 (16.96%) VPN
12 63 (15.71%) Microsoft
12 63 (15.71%) Security Cleared
13 62 (15.46%) CCNA
13 62 (15.46%) Juniper
14 61 (15.21%) Ethernet
15 58 (14.46%) Project Management
16 56 (13.97%) Network Security
17 55 (13.72%) CheckPoint
18 52 (12.97%) SC Cleared
19 48 (11.97%) CCIE
19 48 (11.97%) Windows
20 47 (11.72%) Finance
21 46 (11.47%) F5
22 43 (10.72%) Migration
23 41 (10.22%) MS Excel
24 40 (9.98%) Internet
25 39 (9.73%) MS Office
25 39 (9.73%) LTE
26 36 (8.98%) VLAN

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (3.74%) IIS
2 10 (2.49%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.24%) Lync
4 8 (2.00%) SAS
4 8 (2.00%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.00%) Apache
6 4 (1.00%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.25%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.25%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 41 (10.22%) MS Excel
2 39 (9.73%) MS Office
3 20 (4.99%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.00%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.25%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 140 (34.91%) Firewall
2 104 (25.94%) WAN
3 84 (20.95%) LAN
4 72 (17.96%) MPLS
5 71 (17.71%) OSPF
6 69 (17.21%) BGP
7 68 (16.96%) VPN
8 61 (15.21%) Ethernet
9 56 (13.97%) Network Security
10 40 (9.98%) Internet
11 39 (9.73%) LTE
12 36 (8.98%) VLAN
12 36 (8.98%) TCP/IP
12 36 (8.98%) VoIP
13 35 (8.73%) Cisco ASA
14 34 (8.48%) Wireless
15 32 (7.98%) 3G
16 28 (6.98%) 2G
16 28 (6.98%) Radio Access Network
17 24 (5.99%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.99%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.49%) MS Access
3 4 (1.00%) Hadoop
3 4 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (0.75%) Star Schema
5 2 (0.50%) QlikView
5 2 (0.50%) Spotfire
5 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.25%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.25%) MySQL
6 1 (0.25%) Big Data
6 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (1.00%) Apache Continuum
2 4 (1.00%) ERwin
3 2 (0.50%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (0.50%) MSI
4 1 (0.25%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.25%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.25%) Ant
General
1 99 (24.69%) Telecoms
2 47 (11.72%) Finance
3 11 (2.74%) Banking
4 7 (1.75%) Retail
5 6 (1.50%) Legal
6 5 (1.25%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.00%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.75%) German Language
8 3 (0.75%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.75%) Back Office
9 2 (0.50%) Electronics
9 2 (0.50%) Front Office
10 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.25%) Military
10 1 (0.25%) Advertising
10 1 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 106 (26.43%) Network Engineer
2 95 (23.69%) Architect
3 74 (18.45%) Design Engineer
4 51 (12.72%) Network Design Engineer
5 48 (11.97%) Network Architect
6 33 (8.23%) Consultant
7 24 (5.99%) Designer
8 20 (4.99%) DevOps Engineer
9 19 (4.74%) Deployment Engineer
9 19 (4.74%) Cisco Engineer
10 18 (4.49%) Infrastructure Architect
11 17 (4.24%) Analyst
11 17 (4.24%) Network Consultant
12 14 (3.49%) Technical Architect
12 14 (3.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 13 (3.24%) RAN Engineer
13 13 (3.24%) Project Manager
13 13 (3.24%) IP Engineer
14 12 (2.99%) Test Engineer
15 11 (2.74%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.49%) XML
2 21 (5.24%) CSS
3 20 (4.99%) J2EE
3 20 (4.99%) Middleware
4 19 (4.74%) Spring
4 19 (4.74%) Ajax
4 19 (4.74%) Velocity
4 19 (4.74%) jQuery
4 19 (4.74%) Struts
5 18 (4.49%) JSP
6 11 (2.74%) .NET
7 8 (2.00%) REST
8 7 (1.75%) OAuth
8 7 (1.75%) SAML
9 5 (1.25%) Web Services
10 4 (1.00%) HTML
11 1 (0.25%) LAMP
11 1 (0.25%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.25%) OCX
11 1 (0.25%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.74%) Embedded Systems
1 19 (4.74%) Firmware
2 15 (3.74%) PKI
3 12 (2.99%) Clustering
4 10 (2.49%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.75%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.25%) Cryptography
6 5 (1.25%) Replication
6 5 (1.25%) NHS
7 4 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.75%) CMDB
8 3 (0.75%) GIS
8 3 (0.75%) Smartcard
9 2 (0.50%) iPad
9 2 (0.50%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.50%) Open Source
9 2 (0.50%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.50%) PMI
9 2 (0.50%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 48 (11.97%) Windows
2 33 (8.23%) Linux
3 17 (4.24%) UNIX
4 8 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.50%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.75%) AIX
7 3 (0.75%) Solaris
7 3 (0.75%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.75%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.50%) Windows NT
8 2 (0.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (14.46%) Project Management
2 43 (10.72%) Migration
3 35 (8.73%) Load Balancing
4 28 (6.98%) E-Commerce
5 27 (6.73%) Network Architecture
6 23 (5.74%) Network Management
6 23 (5.74%) ITIL
7 22 (5.49%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (4.99%) Capacity Management
9 16 (3.99%) Information Security
10 14 (3.49%) PRINCE2
11 13 (3.24%) Logistics
11 13 (3.24%) Disaster Recovery
11 13 (3.24%) High Availability
12 12 (2.99%) Change Management
13 11 (2.74%) CAD
13 11 (2.74%) Network Monitoring
14 10 (2.49%) Security Architecture
14 10 (2.49%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (2.49%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 29 (7.23%) Java
2 24 (5.99%) SQL
3 20 (4.99%) JavaScript
4 19 (4.74%) C
5 15 (3.74%) VB
6 12 (2.99%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.00%) Perl
8 3 (0.75%) Python
8 3 (0.75%) PHP
8 3 (0.75%) R
9 2 (0.50%) C#
10 1 (0.25%) Ruby
10 1 (0.25%) Groovy
10 1 (0.25%) C++
10 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.25%) VBA
10 1 (0.25%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 146 (36.41%) Cisco Certification
2 87 (21.70%) CCNP
3 63 (15.71%) Security Cleared
4 62 (15.46%) CCNA
5 52 (12.97%) SC Cleared
6 48 (11.97%) CCIE
7 36 (8.98%) CCDP
8 35 (8.73%) Degree
9 13 (3.24%) CISSP
10 9 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (2.00%) MCSE
12 7 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (1.50%) JNCIE
14 5 (1.25%) JNCIP
14 5 (1.25%) CCSA
14 5 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 5 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (1.25%) CCIP
14 5 (1.25%) CCDA
15 4 (1.00%) CNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.74%) JSP 440
2 8 (2.00%) SLA
3 5 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 3 (0.75%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.50%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.50%) QA
7 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.25%) COBIT
7 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 24 (5.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.50%) vSphere
3 6 (1.50%) VMware Server
4 5 (1.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 5 (1.25%) XenServer
4 5 (1.25%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.00%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (0.50%) UAG
6 2 (0.50%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (0.50%) Veritas File System
6 2 (0.50%) VMware GSX
6 2 (0.50%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.25%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.25%) XenApp
7 1 (0.25%) NFS
7 1 (0.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (1.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 6 (1.50%) NetBackup
3 5 (1.25%) CiscoWorks
3 5 (1.25%) Puppet
4 3 (0.75%) SCCM
4 3 (0.75%) WSUS
4 3 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.50%) YUM
5 2 (0.50%) Nagios
5 2 (0.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (0.25%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.25%) SCOM
6 1 (0.25%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.25%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 196 (48.88%) Cisco
2 63 (15.71%) Microsoft
3 62 (15.46%) Juniper
4 55 (13.72%) CheckPoint
5 46 (11.47%) F5
6 36 (8.98%) VMware
7 25 (6.23%) HP
8 23 (5.74%) Huawei
8 23 (5.74%) McAfee
9 21 (5.24%) Ericsson
10 20 (4.99%) Blue Coat
11 19 (4.74%) ATG
11 19 (4.74%) Endeca
12 15 (3.74%) BT
13 14 (3.49%) Oracle
14 13 (3.24%) Nortel
14 13 (3.24%) Citrix
15 12 (2.99%) Riverbed
16 11 (2.74%) IBM
16 11 (2.74%) Nokia
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