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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Design
Rank 343 354 376
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +22
Contract jobs citing Network Design 227 191 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.49% 0.43% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.58% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 92 48
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£391 £375 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.33% +4.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £276 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £523 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £332 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.99% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 12
Average hourly rate £52.50 £55.34 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.13% +63.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £102.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-78.04% +205.97%
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
35083 32902 29513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 75.54% 74.81% 72.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 22853 20351 17832
Average daily rate £425 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 935 1039 1211
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -10.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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
London 0 80 £410 -13.68% 26
South East +9 66 £373 +12.75% 18
West Midlands -5 18 £375 +7.14% 2
South West -5 17 £325 -7.14% 16
North East -2 11 £420 -
North West -9 11 £288 -4.16% 5
East of England -3 9 £450 +42.29% 5
East Midlands +17 5 - - 2
Yorkshire -8 5 £325 -31.57% 6
Midlands +6 2 - -
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Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 315 (63.89%) Cisco
2 205 (41.58%) Firewall
3 194 (39.35%) Cisco Certification
4 153 (31.03%) WAN
5 149 (30.22%) LAN
6 127 (25.76%) BGP
7 125 (25.35%) Telecoms
8 122 (24.75%) CCNP
9 114 (23.12%) OSPF
10 106 (21.50%) Security Cleared
11 97 (19.68%) CheckPoint
12 92 (18.66%) SC Cleared
13 88 (17.85%) MPLS
14 87 (17.65%) Windows
15 86 (17.44%) Network Security
16 81 (16.43%) CCNA
17 78 (15.82%) ITIL
17 78 (15.82%) Cisco ASA
18 77 (15.62%) Juniper
19 72 (14.60%) Cisco Nexus
20 67 (13.59%) CCIE
21 64 (12.98%) VPN
22 62 (12.58%) VMware
23 61 (12.37%) Network Architecture
24 60 (12.17%) HP
25 59 (11.97%) DNS
26 57 (11.56%) Microsoft
27 56 (11.36%) TCP/IP
28 55 (11.16%) Network Management
29 50 (10.14%) Load Balancing

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 18 (3.65%) SharePoint
2 17 (3.45%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (2.03%) IIS
4 9 (1.83%) IBM Notes
4 9 (1.83%) Lync
5 6 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (1.22%) Apache
5 6 (1.22%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.01%) Lotus Domino
6 5 (1.01%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.61%) JBoss
8 3 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.61%) Quickr
8 3 (0.61%) nginx
8 3 (0.61%) Node.js
8 3 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 33 (6.69%) MS Excel
2 23 (4.67%) MS Office
3 12 (2.43%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.83%) MS Project
5 7 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.61%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.20%) FrameMaker
8 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Summit
1 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.42%) SaaS
2 5 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.01%) Office 365
3 3 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.61%) Amazon S3
3 3 (0.61%) Route 53
4 2 (0.41%) IaaS
4 2 (0.41%) IBM SmartCloud
4 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.20%) Yammer
5 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 205 (41.58%) Firewall
2 153 (31.03%) WAN
3 149 (30.22%) LAN
4 127 (25.76%) BGP
5 114 (23.12%) OSPF
6 88 (17.85%) MPLS
7 86 (17.44%) Network Security
8 78 (15.82%) Cisco ASA
9 72 (14.60%) Cisco Nexus
10 64 (12.98%) VPN
11 59 (11.97%) DNS
12 56 (11.36%) TCP/IP
13 48 (9.74%) EIGRP
14 46 (9.33%) SAN
15 40 (8.11%) Internet
16 37 (7.51%) IPsec
17 35 (7.10%) VoIP
18 34 (6.90%) SSL
19 29 (5.88%) Wireless
20 28 (5.68%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.65%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.62%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.42%) MongoDB
4 7 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.01%) RDBMS
5 5 (1.01%) MySQL
5 5 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.01%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.81%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.61%) SimpleDB
7 3 (0.61%) Redis
7 3 (0.61%) Couchbase
7 3 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.41%) DB2
9 1 (0.20%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.20%) Big Data
9 1 (0.20%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 2 (0.41%) Ant
2 1 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 125 (25.35%) Telecoms
2 48 (9.74%) Finance
3 22 (4.46%) Banking
4 21 (4.26%) Retail
5 14 (2.84%) Manufacturing
6 13 (2.64%) Investment Banking
7 10 (2.03%) Legal
8 9 (1.83%) Marketing
9 5 (1.01%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.81%) German Language
11 3 (0.61%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.61%) Law
12 2 (0.41%) Advertising
12 2 (0.41%) Russian Language
13 1 (0.20%) Front Office
13 1 (0.20%) Back Office
13 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.20%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.20%) French Language
13 1 (0.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 170 (34.48%) Network Engineer
2 112 (22.72%) Architect
3 84 (17.04%) Design Engineer
4 52 (10.55%) Network Architect
5 45 (9.13%) Network Design Engineer
6 36 (7.30%) Consultant
7 31 (6.29%) IP Engineer
8 25 (5.07%) Senior Network Engineer
8 25 (5.07%) Analyst
9 19 (3.85%) Network Consultant
10 17 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
10 17 (3.45%) Cisco Engineer
11 16 (3.25%) Security Architect
12 13 (2.64%) Project Manager
12 13 (2.64%) Network Support
13 12 (2.43%) Designer
13 12 (2.43%) Security Engineer
13 12 (2.43%) Network Specialist
13 12 (2.43%) Infrastructure Architect
14 11 (2.23%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.83%) .NET
1 9 (1.83%) JSP
2 7 (1.42%) Web Services
3 6 (1.22%) SAP PI
3 6 (1.22%) SOAP
3 6 (1.22%) CSS
4 5 (1.01%) ASP.NET
5 4 (0.81%) XML
6 3 (0.61%) J2EE
7 2 (0.41%) RESTful
7 2 (0.41%) Spring
7 2 (0.41%) Ajax
7 2 (0.41%) JSON
7 2 (0.41%) Velocity
7 2 (0.41%) jQuery
7 2 (0.41%) POSIX
7 2 (0.41%) JMS
7 2 (0.41%) HTML
7 2 (0.41%) XSD
7 2 (0.41%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 18 (3.65%) Computer Science
2 11 (2.23%) Cryptography
3 10 (2.03%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.03%) Client/Server
4 9 (1.83%) Management Information System
4 9 (1.83%) Clustering
5 7 (1.42%) NHS
6 6 (1.22%) CESG
6 6 (1.22%) FMCG
7 5 (1.01%) PKI
7 5 (1.01%) Statistics
8 4 (0.81%) iPad
8 4 (0.81%) Replication
8 4 (0.81%) IVR
9 3 (0.61%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.61%) iSeries
9 3 (0.61%) Spread Betting
9 3 (0.61%) User Experience
9 3 (0.61%) Open Source
9 3 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 87 (17.65%) Windows
2 44 (8.92%) Linux
3 34 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (4.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (4.06%) UNIX
6 13 (2.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.62%) Windows 7
8 6 (1.22%) CentOS
9 5 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.41%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.41%) Solaris
12 1 (0.20%) AIX
12 1 (0.20%) VMS
12 1 (0.20%) NetWare
12 1 (0.20%) Android
12 1 (0.20%) SUSE
12 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (15.82%) ITIL
2 61 (12.37%) Network Architecture
3 55 (11.16%) Network Management
4 50 (10.14%) Load Balancing
5 45 (9.13%) Network Monitoring
6 33 (6.69%) Project Management
7 28 (5.68%) Migration
8 25 (5.07%) Service Delivery
9 22 (4.46%) Network Planning
10 19 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
11 17 (3.45%) Service Management
11 17 (3.45%) Incident Management
12 15 (3.04%) Validation
12 15 (3.04%) Information Security
13 14 (2.84%) Change Management
14 13 (2.64%) Disaster Recovery
15 12 (2.43%) PRINCE2
16 11 (2.23%) TOGAF
16 11 (2.23%) High Availability
17 10 (2.03%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 23 (4.67%) SQL
2 8 (1.62%) Java
3 7 (1.42%) C#
4 6 (1.22%) Lisp
4 6 (1.22%) Python
5 5 (1.01%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.81%) Shell Script
6 4 (0.81%) C
7 3 (0.61%) PHP
7 3 (0.61%) C++
7 3 (0.61%) Ruby
7 3 (0.61%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.41%) Scala
8 2 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 194 (39.35%) Cisco Certification
2 122 (24.75%) CCNP
3 106 (21.50%) Security Cleared
4 92 (18.66%) SC Cleared
5 81 (16.43%) CCNA
6 67 (13.59%) CCIE
7 45 (9.13%) CCDP
8 38 (7.71%) Degree
9 20 (4.06%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (3.85%) CISSP
11 11 (2.23%) DV Cleared
12 9 (1.83%) CCDA
12 9 (1.83%) MCSE
12 9 (1.83%) JNCIP
12 9 (1.83%) Network+ Certification
13 7 (1.42%) CNA
13 7 (1.42%) Novell Certification
13 7 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (1.42%) JNCIE
13 7 (1.42%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.06%) SLA
2 16 (3.25%) QA
3 14 (2.84%) JSP 440
4 6 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.22%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 28 (5.68%) Active Directory
2 26 (5.27%) Hyper-V
2 26 (5.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.45%) vSphere
4 10 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (1.42%) ProxySG
6 4 (0.81%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.61%) Terminal Server
7 3 (0.61%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.61%) vCloud
8 2 (0.41%) XenApp
8 2 (0.41%) HDFS
8 2 (0.41%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.41%) Firmware
8 2 (0.41%) NFS
9 1 (0.20%) IAG
Systems Management
1 12 (2.43%) SCCM
2 10 (2.03%) Puppet
2 10 (2.03%) SCOM
2 10 (2.03%) CiscoWorks
3 9 (1.83%) WhatsUp Gold
4 6 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.81%) SCDPM
6 4 (0.81%) SCVMM
6 4 (0.81%) OPNET
6 4 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.61%) Salt
7 3 (0.61%) HAProxy
7 3 (0.61%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.61%) NSN NetAct
8 2 (0.41%) Cisco IPCC
8 2 (0.41%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 315 (63.89%) Cisco
2 97 (19.68%) CheckPoint
3 77 (15.62%) Juniper
4 62 (12.58%) VMware
5 60 (12.17%) HP
6 57 (11.56%) Microsoft
7 44 (8.92%) F5
8 24 (4.87%) Citrix
9 23 (4.67%) Blue Coat
10 22 (4.46%) McAfee
11 20 (4.06%) Nokia
12 19 (3.85%) EMC
12 19 (3.85%) IBM
13 16 (3.25%) TippingPoint
14 15 (3.04%) Oracle
14 15 (3.04%) BT
15 10 (2.03%) SolarWinds
15 10 (2.03%) Brocade
16 9 (1.83%) Symantec
16 9 (1.83%) Lotus
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