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 26 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Planning
Rank 478 491 469
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -22
Contract jobs citing Network Planning 78 39 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.088% 0.090%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 9
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£283 £433 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.75% +84.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £263 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £575 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £263 £270
% change year-on-year
+0.95% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 - -
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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
34844 33254 29955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 75.43% 74.76% 72.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 22736 20646 18101
Average daily rate £425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1059 1253
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -12.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 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 26 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
South East +4 46 £260 -0.47% 5
London +14 24 £450 +3.93% 2
North West - 3 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £275 -
West Midlands - - - -
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Network Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 67 (48.55%) Telecoms
2 47 (34.06%) 3G
3 42 (30.43%) LTE
4 38 (27.54%) Radio Access Network
5 34 (24.64%) 2G
6 30 (21.74%) Ericsson
7 27 (19.57%) RNC
8 22 (15.94%) Cisco
9 21 (15.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 20 (14.49%) Security Cleared
11 19 (13.77%) Nokia
11 19 (13.77%) Network Design
12 18 (13.04%) Wireless
13 17 (12.32%) Degree
14 16 (11.59%) Network Architecture
14 16 (11.59%) Firewall
15 15 (10.87%) GSM
15 15 (10.87%) Computer Science
16 14 (10.14%) 4G
17 13 (9.42%) NSN NetAct
17 13 (9.42%) UMTS
17 13 (9.42%) SQL
18 12 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
18 12 (8.70%) DV Cleared
19 11 (7.97%) HSPA
20 10 (7.25%) Nortel
20 10 (7.25%) Perl
20 10 (7.25%) Oracle
21 9 (6.52%) SDH
21 9 (6.52%) Project Management

Network Planning
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

Applications
1 7 (5.07%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.45%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.45%) MS Office
2 2 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.72%) Maya
Business Applications
1 9 (6.52%) Oracle Cash Management
2 8 (5.80%) SAP APO
3 4 (2.90%) Summit
4 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.72%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.72%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.72%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.72%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 47 (34.06%) 3G
2 42 (30.43%) LTE
3 38 (27.54%) Radio Access Network
4 34 (24.64%) 2G
5 27 (19.57%) RNC
6 18 (13.04%) Wireless
7 16 (11.59%) Firewall
8 15 (10.87%) GSM
9 14 (10.14%) 4G
10 13 (9.42%) UMTS
11 11 (7.97%) HSPA
12 9 (6.52%) SDH
12 9 (6.52%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (5.07%) WAN
13 7 (5.07%) Ethernet
13 7 (5.07%) TCP/IP
13 7 (5.07%) VoLTE
14 6 (4.35%) VPN
14 6 (4.35%) SSL
14 6 (4.35%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.90%) MS Access
2 3 (2.17%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.45%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 67 (48.55%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.17%) German Language
3 3 (2.17%) Electronics
4 2 (1.45%) Russian Language
4 2 (1.45%) Finance
4 2 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.72%) Back Office
5 1 (0.72%) Legal
5 1 (0.72%) Banking
5 1 (0.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (15.94%) Architect
2 20 (14.49%) Consultant
3 18 (13.04%) Network Architect
3 18 (13.04%) Network Planner
4 11 (7.97%) Network Engineer
5 8 (5.80%) SAP Consultant
5 8 (5.80%) RAN Engineer
6 7 (5.07%) SAP APO Consultant
7 6 (4.35%) Network Manager
7 6 (4.35%) Performance Engineer
7 6 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (4.35%) Senior Consultant
7 6 (4.35%) Configuration Engineer
7 6 (4.35%) Transmission Engineer
7 6 (4.35%) RAN Configuration Engineer
8 5 (3.62%) Designer
8 5 (3.62%) Radio Engineer
8 5 (3.62%) Design Engineer
9 4 (2.90%) Transmission Planning Engineer
10 3 (2.17%) Databuild Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.45%) Middleware
1 2 (1.45%) Django
2 1 (0.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.87%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.35%) Statistics
3 5 (3.62%) NHS
4 2 (1.45%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.45%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.72%) FMCG
5 1 (0.72%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.45%) Windows
1 2 (1.45%) VMS
1 2 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (1.45%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.72%) Solaris
2 1 (0.72%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (13.77%) Network Design
2 16 (11.59%) Network Architecture
3 9 (6.52%) Project Management
4 8 (5.80%) Capacity Planning
4 8 (5.80%) Network Management
5 7 (5.07%) Load Balancing
6 6 (4.35%) Performance Engineering
6 6 (4.35%) Change Management
7 5 (3.62%) Validation
7 5 (3.62%) Business Development
8 3 (2.17%) Product Management
8 3 (2.17%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (2.17%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (1.45%) Trend Analysis
9 2 (1.45%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (1.45%) Workflow
9 2 (1.45%) ITIL
9 2 (1.45%) CRM
10 1 (0.72%) ETL
10 1 (0.72%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.42%) SQL
2 10 (7.25%) Perl
3 3 (2.17%) ABAP
3 3 (2.17%) C
4 2 (1.45%) Python
5 1 (0.72%) VBA
5 1 (0.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (14.49%) Security Cleared
2 17 (12.32%) Degree
3 12 (8.70%) DV Cleared
3 12 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (6.52%) SC Cleared
5 7 (5.07%) CCIE
5 7 (5.07%) CCNP
6 5 (3.62%) HNC
7 4 (2.90%) HND
7 4 (2.90%) CISSP
8 1 (0.72%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.72%) CCNA
8 1 (0.72%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.35%) SLA
2 4 (2.90%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.45%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (9.42%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.45%) SCDPM
2 2 (1.45%) OPNET
2 2 (1.45%) SCCM
2 2 (1.45%) SCOM
3 1 (0.72%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 30 (21.74%) Ericsson
2 22 (15.94%) Cisco
3 21 (15.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 19 (13.77%) Nokia
5 10 (7.25%) Oracle
5 10 (7.25%) Nortel
6 9 (6.52%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 8 (5.80%) SAP
8 7 (5.07%) Juniper
9 6 (4.35%) Avaya
9 6 (4.35%) CheckPoint
9 6 (4.35%) Actix
10 4 (2.90%) Huawei
11 3 (2.17%) Siemens
11 3 (2.17%) Mapinfo
11 3 (2.17%) Microsoft
12 2 (1.45%) McAfee
12 2 (1.45%) Cramer
12 2 (1.45%) Lumension
13 1 (0.72%) VMware
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