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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Design
Rank 370 414 309
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -105
Contract jobs citing Network Design 197 134 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.29% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.39% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 61 106
Average daily rate
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£400 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £275 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £388
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 12
Average hourly rate £35.25 £42.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.05% +30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.75 £34.25 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-11.25% +11.11%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36762 34066 37577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.45% 73.31% 71.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23222 21113 22094
Average daily rate £406 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.69% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1080 1002 1362
Average hourly rate £24.00 £31.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.03 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Network Design
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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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +43 75 £416 +10.86% 17
South East +19 63 £349 +4.10% 12
Yorkshire +4 12 £338 +1.35% 4
West Midlands -23 10 £375 -1.31% 4
East of England -13 8 £215 -38.57% 3
South West -28 7 £413 -5.71% 2
North West -14 5 £475 +18.75% 2
East Midlands - 2 £463 - 1
Midlands - - - -
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Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 224 (55.58%) Cisco
2 163 (40.45%) Cisco Certification
3 159 (39.45%) Firewall
4 112 (27.79%) WAN
5 111 (27.54%) Telecoms
6 109 (27.05%) CCNP
7 100 (24.81%) LAN
8 84 (20.84%) OSPF
9 80 (19.85%) BGP
10 79 (19.60%) Juniper
11 77 (19.11%) MPLS
12 73 (18.11%) CheckPoint
13 69 (17.12%) Network Security
14 68 (16.87%) CCIE
15 56 (13.90%) VPN
16 54 (13.40%) F5
17 53 (13.15%) Security Cleared
18 51 (12.66%) Cisco ASA
18 51 (12.66%) CCNA
19 49 (12.16%) Finance
20 48 (11.91%) Microsoft
21 41 (10.17%) Degree
21 41 (10.17%) DNS
22 40 (9.93%) Windows
23 39 (9.68%) CCDP
24 38 (9.43%) VMware
24 38 (9.43%) SC Cleared
25 37 (9.18%) Migration
25 37 (9.18%) Internet
25 37 (9.18%) Project Management

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 13 (3.23%) MS Exchange
2 9 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (1.99%) SAS
4 7 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (1.74%) Lync
5 4 (0.99%) Apache
5 4 (0.99%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.74%) IIS
6 3 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.50%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.25%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (0.25%) Quickr
Applications
1 26 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 23 (5.71%) MS Office
3 7 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.74%) AutoCAD
4 3 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.25%) MS Project
5 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.99%) Office 365
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 159 (39.45%) Firewall
2 112 (27.79%) WAN
3 100 (24.81%) LAN
4 84 (20.84%) OSPF
5 80 (19.85%) BGP
6 77 (19.11%) MPLS
7 69 (17.12%) Network Security
8 56 (13.90%) VPN
9 51 (12.66%) Cisco ASA
10 41 (10.17%) DNS
11 37 (9.18%) Internet
11 37 (9.18%) Cisco Nexus
12 36 (8.93%) Wireless
12 36 (8.93%) Ethernet
13 35 (8.68%) LTE
14 31 (7.69%) IPsec
15 29 (7.20%) EIGRP
15 29 (7.20%) VoIP
16 27 (6.70%) 3G
17 24 (5.96%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.74%) MS Access
3 4 (0.99%) Relational Database
3 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (0.99%) Hadoop
3 4 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.74%) Star Schema
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (0.50%) Big Data
5 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.50%) Spotfire
5 2 (0.50%) QlikView
5 2 (0.50%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.25%) MySQL
6 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.25%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 4 (0.99%) ERwin
2 2 (0.50%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (0.50%) MSI
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.25%) Ant
3 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.25%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.25%) ReSharper
General
1 111 (27.54%) Telecoms
2 49 (12.16%) Finance
3 12 (2.98%) Banking
3 12 (2.98%) Retail
4 6 (1.49%) Investment Banking
4 6 (1.49%) Publishing
5 4 (0.99%) Marketing
6 3 (0.74%) Front Office
6 3 (0.74%) Back Office
6 3 (0.74%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.74%) German Language
7 2 (0.50%) Billing
7 2 (0.50%) International Banking
7 2 (0.50%) Legal
7 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.25%) Automotive
8 1 (0.25%) Electronics
8 1 (0.25%) Games
8 1 (0.25%) Local Government
8 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 116 (28.78%) Network Engineer
2 101 (25.06%) Architect
3 77 (19.11%) Design Engineer
4 50 (12.41%) Network Design Engineer
5 45 (11.17%) Network Architect
6 39 (9.68%) Consultant
7 31 (7.69%) IP Engineer
8 21 (5.21%) Network Consultant
9 19 (4.71%) Designer
10 18 (4.47%) Infrastructure Architect
10 18 (4.47%) Cisco Engineer
11 16 (3.97%) Analyst
12 14 (3.47%) Security Architect
12 14 (3.47%) Project Manager
13 13 (3.23%) Security Engineer
13 13 (3.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 11 (2.73%) Security Consultant
14 11 (2.73%) Network Specialist
14 11 (2.73%) IP Network Engineer
14 11 (2.73%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.73%) Middleware
2 9 (2.23%) CSS
3 7 (1.74%) J2EE
4 6 (1.49%) Spring
4 6 (1.49%) Ajax
4 6 (1.49%) Velocity
4 6 (1.49%) jQuery
4 6 (1.49%) XML
4 6 (1.49%) Struts
5 5 (1.24%) Web Services
6 4 (0.99%) JSP
7 3 (0.74%) .NET
8 2 (0.50%) HTML
9 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.25%) OCX
9 1 (0.25%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.25%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (2.48%) Computer Science
2 9 (2.23%) Management Information System
3 7 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (1.49%) Embedded Systems
4 6 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (1.49%) Firmware
5 5 (1.24%) NHS
6 4 (0.99%) PKI
7 3 (0.74%) PMI
7 3 (0.74%) GIS
8 2 (0.50%) Open Source
8 2 (0.50%) Video on Demand
8 2 (0.50%) iPad
8 2 (0.50%) FlexPod
8 2 (0.50%) CESG
8 2 (0.50%) IVR
8 2 (0.50%) IPTV
8 2 (0.50%) FMCG
8 2 (0.50%) Smartcard
8 2 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 40 (9.93%) Windows
2 21 (5.21%) Linux
3 14 (3.47%) UNIX
4 13 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.24%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.74%) SUSE
7 3 (0.74%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.74%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.50%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.25%) Solaris
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (9.18%) Migration
1 37 (9.18%) Project Management
1 37 (9.18%) Network Management
2 34 (8.44%) Load Balancing
3 32 (7.94%) Network Architecture
4 29 (7.20%) ITIL
5 17 (4.22%) Network Monitoring
5 17 (4.22%) E-Commerce
6 14 (3.47%) Information Security
7 13 (3.23%) Capacity Management
8 12 (2.98%) Enterprise Architecture
9 11 (2.73%) Logistics
9 11 (2.73%) Capacity Planning
10 10 (2.48%) Time Management
10 10 (2.48%) Service Management
10 10 (2.48%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (2.23%) PRINCE2
11 9 (2.23%) Service Delivery
11 9 (2.23%) Configuration Management
11 9 (2.23%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (4.71%) SQL
2 16 (3.97%) C
3 12 (2.98%) VB
4 10 (2.48%) Java
5 6 (1.49%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.99%) Perl
6 4 (0.99%) Python
7 3 (0.74%) PHP
7 3 (0.74%) Lisp
7 3 (0.74%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.50%) R
9 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.25%) C#
9 1 (0.25%) C++
9 1 (0.25%) Ruby
9 1 (0.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 163 (40.45%) Cisco Certification
2 109 (27.05%) CCNP
3 68 (16.87%) CCIE
4 53 (13.15%) Security Cleared
5 51 (12.66%) CCNA
6 41 (10.17%) Degree
7 39 (9.68%) CCDP
8 38 (9.43%) SC Cleared
9 21 (5.21%) CISSP
10 9 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (2.23%) JNCIE
11 8 (1.99%) JNCIP
12 7 (1.74%) CCSE
12 7 (1.74%) CCSA
13 6 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (1.49%) MCSE
14 5 (1.24%) CCSP
14 5 (1.24%) JNCIS
15 4 (0.99%) CISA
15 4 (0.99%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.23%) QA
2 6 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.24%) SLA
3 5 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 5 (1.24%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.74%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.74%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.74%) COBIT
5 2 (0.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 24 (5.96%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.48%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.99%) vSphere
5 5 (1.24%) VMware Server
6 3 (0.74%) XenApp
7 2 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.50%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.50%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.50%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.25%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (2.48%) OPNET
2 7 (1.74%) NetBackup
3 6 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (1.49%) FortiGate
3 6 (1.49%) SCCM
4 5 (1.24%) CiscoWorks
5 4 (0.99%) CA Spectrum
6 3 (0.74%) WhatsUp Gold
7 2 (0.50%) SCOM
7 2 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.25%) Nagios
8 1 (0.25%) NSN NetAct
8 1 (0.25%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.25%) WSUS
8 1 (0.25%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 224 (55.58%) Cisco
2 79 (19.60%) Juniper
3 73 (18.11%) CheckPoint
4 54 (13.40%) F5
5 48 (11.91%) Microsoft
6 38 (9.43%) VMware
7 29 (7.20%) HP
8 20 (4.96%) Blue Coat
9 19 (4.71%) Huawei
9 19 (4.71%) Citrix
10 18 (4.47%) McAfee
11 15 (3.72%) BT
12 13 (3.23%) Ericsson
12 13 (3.23%) Nokia
12 13 (3.23%) Oracle
12 13 (3.23%) Riverbed
13 10 (2.48%) TippingPoint
14 9 (2.23%) Business Objects
14 9 (2.23%) Nortel
15 7 (1.74%) BMC
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