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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Design
Rank 332 334 398
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +64
Contract jobs citing Network Design 296 271 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.56% 0.54% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.70% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 137 79
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £271 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 11
Average hourly rate £42.46 £42.50 £44.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.09% -4.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.25 £29.90 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £53.60 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.46 £42.50 £44.60
% change year-on-year
-0.09% -4.70%
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
41529 38605 35912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.30% 76.37% 75.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 27590 24397 22520
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1128 1085 1024
Average hourly rate £31.00 £24.56 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.22% -18.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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
South East +1 100 £365 +1.03% 5
London -12 75 £475 +7.04% 20
South West +23 45 £409 -9.11% 2
North West -13 28 £350 -11.94% 1
West Midlands +7 18 £350 +13.82% 6
Yorkshire -36 11 £450 +38.46% 3
North East -32 9 £325 -18.75% 1
East of England +1 5 £425 -20.93% 1
East Midlands -11 2 £288 -36.98% 7
Network Design
UK

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

1 289 (52.26%) Cisco
2 228 (41.23%) Firewall
3 226 (40.87%) Cisco Certification
4 196 (35.44%) LAN
5 186 (33.63%) WAN
6 162 (29.29%) CCNP
7 155 (28.03%) Data Centre
8 116 (20.98%) Juniper
9 112 (20.25%) CheckPoint
10 109 (19.71%) Cisco ASA
11 108 (19.53%) Wireless
12 97 (17.54%) BGP
13 94 (17.00%) MPLS
13 94 (17.00%) OSPF
14 86 (15.55%) F5
15 85 (15.37%) Windows
16 84 (15.19%) VoIP
17 82 (14.83%) CCNA
17 82 (14.83%) Telecoms
18 80 (14.47%) Network Security
19 77 (13.92%) Security Cleared
20 76 (13.74%) Cisco Nexus
21 74 (13.38%) VPN
22 73 (13.20%) ITIL
23 71 (12.84%) Linux
24 70 (12.66%) CCIE
25 68 (12.30%) Finance
26 66 (11.93%) TCP/IP
27 58 (10.49%) Load Balancing
28 52 (9.40%) SC Cleared

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 14 (2.53%) Lync
2 13 (2.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 13 (2.35%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.27%) nginx
4 6 (1.08%) Apache
4 6 (1.08%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.54%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.36%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.18%) Smallworld
8 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.18%) IIS
8 1 (0.18%) JBoss
Applications
1 16 (2.89%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.71%) MS Office
3 13 (2.35%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.36%) MS Project
6 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.18%) Metrica
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.71%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (1.27%) Amazon S3
3 7 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 6 (1.08%) Route 53
4 6 (1.08%) HP Helion
5 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (0.72%) PaaS
7 3 (0.54%) Office 365
7 3 (0.54%) Yammer
8 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.18%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 228 (41.23%) Firewall
2 196 (35.44%) LAN
3 186 (33.63%) WAN
4 109 (19.71%) Cisco ASA
5 108 (19.53%) Wireless
6 97 (17.54%) BGP
7 94 (17.00%) MPLS
7 94 (17.00%) OSPF
8 84 (15.19%) VoIP
9 80 (14.47%) Network Security
10 76 (13.74%) Cisco Nexus
11 74 (13.38%) VPN
12 66 (11.93%) TCP/IP
13 46 (8.32%) DNS
14 45 (8.14%) EIGRP
15 44 (7.96%) VLAN
16 40 (7.23%) IPsec
17 36 (6.51%) Internet
18 35 (6.33%) Wi-Fi
19 34 (6.15%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.25%) SQL Server
1 18 (3.25%) Relational Database
2 10 (1.81%) MongoDB
3 9 (1.63%) MySQL
4 8 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.27%) Redis
5 7 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.08%) Couchbase
6 6 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (1.08%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.08%) SimpleDB
6 6 (1.08%) RDBMS
7 5 (0.90%) Oracle Exadata
8 4 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.54%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.18%) MS Access
10 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (1.27%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.54%) JIRA
4 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.18%) Maven
General
1 82 (14.83%) Telecoms
2 68 (12.30%) Finance
3 20 (3.62%) Banking
4 12 (2.17%) Retail
4 12 (2.17%) Front Office
4 12 (2.17%) Back Office
5 8 (1.45%) Aerospace
6 7 (1.27%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.08%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.08%) Legal
8 5 (0.90%) Law
9 4 (0.72%) Billing
9 4 (0.72%) Advertising
9 4 (0.72%) Games
9 4 (0.72%) Military
10 2 (0.36%) Electronics
10 2 (0.36%) Marketing
11 1 (0.18%) Danish Language
11 1 (0.18%) Swedish Language
11 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 205 (37.07%) Network Engineer
2 111 (20.07%) Architect
3 72 (13.02%) Design Engineer
4 58 (10.49%) Network Design Engineer
5 56 (10.13%) Network Architect
6 39 (7.05%) Consultant
7 31 (5.61%) Senior Network Engineer
8 29 (5.24%) Infrastructure Architect
9 27 (4.88%) Network Consultant
10 19 (3.44%) Solutions Architect
10 19 (3.44%) Network Support
11 18 (3.25%) Cisco Engineer
11 18 (3.25%) IP Engineer
12 17 (3.07%) Designer
13 16 (2.89%) Support Engineer
14 15 (2.71%) Analyst
15 14 (2.53%) Security Engineer
15 14 (2.53%) Network Specialist
16 13 (2.35%) Project Manager
16 13 (2.35%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.89%) XML
2 15 (2.71%) 802.1X
3 11 (1.99%) Web Services
4 10 (1.81%) Middleware
5 6 (1.08%) POSIX
6 5 (0.90%) XMPP
6 5 (0.90%) CSS
7 4 (0.72%) .NET
7 4 (0.72%) SAP PI
8 3 (0.54%) REST
8 3 (0.54%) MEAP
8 3 (0.54%) SOAP
8 3 (0.54%) JSON
9 2 (0.36%) JSP
10 1 (0.18%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 155 (28.03%) Data Centre
2 20 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.07%) Clustering
4 14 (2.53%) Computer Science
5 13 (2.35%) Statistics
5 13 (2.35%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (1.45%) Enterprise Storage
6 8 (1.45%) User Experience
6 8 (1.45%) Private Cloud
6 8 (1.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 7 (1.27%) iPad
8 6 (1.08%) PKI
8 6 (1.08%) Public Cloud
9 4 (0.72%) NHS
9 4 (0.72%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.72%) CMDB
10 3 (0.54%) Replication
10 3 (0.54%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.54%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 85 (15.37%) Windows
2 71 (12.84%) Linux
3 21 (3.80%) UNIX
4 18 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (2.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (2.35%) Android
6 13 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (2.17%) CentOS
8 8 (1.45%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.08%) Solaris
9 6 (1.08%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (0.90%) Windows Vista
11 4 (0.72%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.54%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.54%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.36%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.36%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (13.20%) ITIL
2 58 (10.49%) Load Balancing
3 38 (6.87%) Project Management
4 31 (5.61%) Migration
4 31 (5.61%) Network Architecture
5 30 (5.42%) Network Management
5 30 (5.42%) Capacity Management
5 30 (5.42%) Configuration Management
6 28 (5.06%) Network Monitoring
7 25 (4.52%) Service Delivery
8 24 (4.34%) Change Management
8 24 (4.34%) Service Management
9 23 (4.16%) Capacity Planning
10 22 (3.98%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (3.80%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (3.25%) Disaster Recovery
12 18 (3.25%) PRINCE2
12 18 (3.25%) Validation
13 16 (2.89%) Enterprise Architecture
14 15 (2.71%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (3.25%) Java
2 15 (2.71%) SQL
3 9 (1.63%) Perl
3 9 (1.63%) Bash Shell
4 8 (1.45%) Python
5 7 (1.27%) C
6 3 (0.54%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.54%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.54%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.36%) Lisp
8 1 (0.18%) MapBasic
8 1 (0.18%) Ruby
8 1 (0.18%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.18%) PHP
8 1 (0.18%) C++
Qualifications
1 226 (40.87%) Cisco Certification
2 162 (29.29%) CCNP
3 82 (14.83%) CCNA
4 77 (13.92%) Security Cleared
5 70 (12.66%) CCIE
6 52 (9.40%) SC Cleared
7 43 (7.78%) Degree
8 28 (5.06%) CCDP
9 18 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (2.35%) CCSE
11 11 (1.99%) MCSA
12 10 (1.81%) CISSP
12 10 (1.81%) JNCIP
12 10 (1.81%) A+ Certification
12 10 (1.81%) Network+ Certification
13 9 (1.63%) CCSA
14 8 (1.45%) CCDA
14 8 (1.45%) MCSE
15 7 (1.27%) JNCIA
15 7 (1.27%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.52%) SLA
2 10 (1.81%) QA
3 9 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.72%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.36%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 34 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (4.88%) Active Directory
3 15 (2.71%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.35%) ProxySG
5 7 (1.27%) vSphere
6 6 (1.08%) iptables
7 3 (0.54%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.54%) NFS
7 3 (0.54%) XenApp
8 2 (0.36%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.36%) Firmware
8 2 (0.36%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.18%) IAG
9 1 (0.18%) pfSense
9 1 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 18 (3.25%) Puppet
2 12 (2.17%) Cisco CUCM
3 9 (1.63%) FortiGate
4 8 (1.45%) SCOM
5 7 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.08%) HAProxy
6 6 (1.08%) Ansible
6 6 (1.08%) Salt
6 6 (1.08%) Control-M
6 6 (1.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 6 (1.08%) BladeLogic
6 6 (1.08%) SCCM
7 5 (0.90%) RANCID
8 4 (0.72%) CiscoWorks
9 3 (0.54%) Nagios
9 3 (0.54%) OPNET
9 3 (0.54%) CFEngine
9 3 (0.54%) Cacti
10 2 (0.36%) NSN NetAct
10 2 (0.36%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 289 (52.26%) Cisco
2 116 (20.98%) Juniper
3 112 (20.25%) CheckPoint
4 86 (15.55%) F5
5 49 (8.86%) VMware
6 46 (8.32%) Microsoft
7 37 (6.69%) Blue Coat
8 33 (5.97%) HP
9 29 (5.24%) Citrix
10 27 (4.88%) Red Hat
11 24 (4.34%) Nokia
12 21 (3.80%) Fortinet
12 21 (3.80%) SolarWinds
13 20 (3.62%) Oracle
14 17 (3.07%) Nortel
15 16 (2.89%) NetApp
16 15 (2.71%) Riverbed
16 15 (2.71%) Huawei
17 14 (2.53%) Remedy
18 13 (2.35%) McAfee
Dorset
Connectus
Rate: £42.46 per hour
Posted: 11 hours ago
East London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £16 - £17 per hour
Posted: 17 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: From £400 to £425 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £220 - £310 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Computer People
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Meadows Consulting Limited
Rate: Unspecified £market rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £382.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Nottingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Energon Global
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 25 days ago