The table below looks at the statistics for Network Planning 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 Planning over the 3 months to 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Planning
Rank 488 548 484
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -64
Contract jobs citing Network Planning 95 34 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.069% 0.088%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.091% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 14 6
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£300 £425 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +26.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £285 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £545 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £290 £320
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £29.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £19.80
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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
38699 37323 31833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.60% 75.25% 74.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24528 23655 19464
Average daily rate £423 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1126 1089 990
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.33 £13.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.40 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

Network Planning
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Planning across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Network Planning Jobs Demand Trend in England

Network Planning
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Planning across the England region.

Network Planning Daily Rate Trend in England

Network Planning
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Planning across the England region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Network Planning Daily Rate Histogram in England

Network Planning
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Planning across the England region.

Network Planning Hourly Rate Trend in England

Network Planning
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 Planning within the England region over the 3 months to 27 April 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 +10 45 £290 +1.31% 4
London +5 25 £390 -10.85% 4
North West -18 4 - - 1
South West -6 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £200 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
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Network Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Network Planning 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 Planning.

1 96 (55.49%) Telecoms
2 69 (39.88%) 3G
3 65 (37.57%) LTE
4 53 (30.64%) Radio Access Network
4 53 (30.64%) Ericsson
5 49 (28.32%) 2G
6 48 (27.75%) GSM
7 41 (23.70%) RNC
8 37 (21.39%) Nokia
9 35 (20.23%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 34 (19.65%) 4G
11 32 (18.50%) Cisco
12 30 (17.34%) Wireless
13 29 (16.76%) UMTS
14 27 (15.61%) Network Design
15 26 (15.03%) Huawei
15 26 (15.03%) SDH
16 22 (12.72%) HSPA
16 22 (12.72%) NSN NetAct
16 22 (12.72%) GPRS
17 21 (12.14%) Wi-Fi
17 21 (12.14%) Alcatel-Lucent
17 21 (12.14%) QA
18 20 (11.56%) Capacity Planning
18 20 (11.56%) HNC
18 20 (11.56%) TCP/IP
18 20 (11.56%) Juniper
19 19 (10.98%) SQL
19 19 (10.98%) GPON
20 17 (9.83%) CDMA2000

Network Planning
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Network Planning 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 Planning. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.16%) WebLogic
1 2 (1.16%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 10 (5.78%) MS Office
2 2 (1.16%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.16%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.58%) Maya
Business Applications
1 13 (7.51%) Oracle Cash Management
2 6 (3.47%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.58%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.58%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.58%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.58%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.58%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 69 (39.88%) 3G
2 65 (37.57%) LTE
3 53 (30.64%) Radio Access Network
4 49 (28.32%) 2G
5 48 (27.75%) GSM
6 41 (23.70%) RNC
7 34 (19.65%) 4G
8 30 (17.34%) Wireless
9 29 (16.76%) UMTS
10 26 (15.03%) SDH
11 22 (12.72%) GPRS
11 22 (12.72%) HSPA
12 21 (12.14%) Wi-Fi
13 20 (11.56%) TCP/IP
14 19 (10.98%) GPON
15 17 (9.83%) WiMAX
15 17 (9.83%) DSL
15 17 (9.83%) CDMA2000
15 17 (9.83%) MPLS
16 16 (9.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.89%) MS Access
2 4 (2.31%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.73%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 96 (55.49%) Telecoms
2 9 (5.20%) German Language
3 7 (4.05%) Electronics
4 6 (3.47%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.47%) Finance
5 2 (1.16%) Legal
5 2 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.16%) Banking
6 1 (0.58%) Marketing
6 1 (0.58%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 25 (14.45%) Network Planner
2 18 (10.40%) Consultant
3 15 (8.67%) Network Engineer
4 14 (8.09%) Performance Engineer
4 14 (8.09%) RAN Engineer
5 11 (6.36%) Radio Engineer
5 11 (6.36%) Configuration Engineer
5 11 (6.36%) RAN Configuration Engineer
6 10 (5.78%) Design Engineer
7 8 (4.62%) Designer
8 7 (4.05%) SAP Consultant
9 6 (3.47%) Network Manager
10 5 (2.89%) SAP APO Consultant
11 4 (2.31%) Senior Consultant
11 4 (2.31%) Security Consultant
11 4 (2.31%) Senior Security Consultant
11 4 (2.31%) Transmission Engineer
11 4 (2.31%) Transmission Planning Engineer
12 3 (1.73%) IP Engineer
12 3 (1.73%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.73%) Middleware
2 2 (1.16%) WSRP
2 2 (1.16%) SOAP
3 1 (0.58%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.25%) Statistics
2 7 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.89%) NHS
4 4 (2.31%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.73%) Visualisation
5 3 (1.73%) Economics
6 2 (1.16%) FMCG
7 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.58%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.58%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.16%) Solaris
1 2 (1.16%) Linux
2 1 (0.58%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (15.61%) Network Design
2 20 (11.56%) Capacity Planning
3 14 (8.09%) Load Balancing
3 14 (8.09%) Performance Engineering
4 8 (4.62%) Business Development
5 7 (4.05%) Project Management
5 7 (4.05%) Performance Monitoring
5 7 (4.05%) Network Management
6 6 (3.47%) Network Architecture
6 6 (3.47%) Change Management
7 4 (2.31%) CRM
7 4 (2.31%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (1.73%) Data Analysis
8 3 (1.73%) Product Management
8 3 (1.73%) Analytics
9 2 (1.16%) Performance Analysis
9 2 (1.16%) Performance Management
9 2 (1.16%) PRINCE2
9 2 (1.16%) Workflow
9 2 (1.16%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.98%) SQL
2 15 (8.67%) Perl
3 13 (7.51%) C
4 3 (1.73%) Python
5 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.58%) ABAP
5 1 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (11.56%) HNC
2 9 (5.20%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (4.62%) CCNP
3 8 (4.62%) CISSP
3 8 (4.62%) Degree
4 7 (4.05%) HND
5 5 (2.89%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.73%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.73%) PhD
7 2 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.58%) CCIE
8 1 (0.58%) PMP
8 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (12.14%) QA
2 2 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (12.72%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (1.73%) OPNET
3 2 (1.16%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 53 (30.64%) Ericsson
2 37 (21.39%) Nokia
3 35 (20.23%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 32 (18.50%) Cisco
5 26 (15.03%) Huawei
6 21 (12.14%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 20 (11.56%) Juniper
8 15 (8.67%) Oracle
8 15 (8.67%) Actix
9 14 (8.09%) Nortel
10 13 (7.51%) Siemens
11 8 (4.62%) SAP
12 6 (3.47%) Avaya
12 6 (3.47%) CheckPoint
13 5 (2.89%) ZTE
14 3 (1.73%) Mapinfo
14 3 (1.73%) IBM
15 2 (1.16%) ComArch
16 1 (0.58%) Microsoft
16 1 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
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