The first table below looks at the demand for Network Design skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Design over the 3 months to 17 April 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 Hertfordshire 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Design
Rank 66 60 71
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +11
Contract jobs citing Network Design 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.26% 0.16% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.20% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £338 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £325 £369
% change year-on-year
+16.15% -11.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-15.25% -12.59%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
544 495 660
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 70.65% 77.46% 69.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 261 318
Average daily rate £413 £410 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £261 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 15 59
Average hourly rate £32.50 £16.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.12% -54.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £36.15 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Network Design
East of England

Network Design
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Network Design Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Network Design
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Network Design Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Network Design
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Network Design Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Network Design
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £338 -
Stevenage - - - -
Watford - - - - 2
Network Design
East of England

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 11 (91.67%) Cisco
2 7 (58.33%) WLAN
2 7 (58.33%) MPLS
3 6 (50.00%) OSPF
3 6 (50.00%) BGP
3 6 (50.00%) EIGRP
3 6 (50.00%) IPv6
3 6 (50.00%) WAN
3 6 (50.00%) RIP
3 6 (50.00%) VLAN
3 6 (50.00%) Network Architecture
3 6 (50.00%) F5
3 6 (50.00%) FWSM
3 6 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (41.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (25.00%) HP
5 3 (25.00%) Firewall
6 2 (16.67%) LTE
6 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
6 2 (16.67%) VMware
6 2 (16.67%) EMC
6 2 (16.67%) Juniper
6 2 (16.67%) SAN
6 2 (16.67%) 3G
6 2 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
7 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (8.33%) VCAP
7 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) SAS
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (8.33%) Lync
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) WLAN
1 7 (58.33%) MPLS
2 6 (50.00%) OSPF
2 6 (50.00%) BGP
2 6 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 6 (50.00%) VLAN
2 6 (50.00%) WAN
2 6 (50.00%) RIP
2 6 (50.00%) IPv6
2 6 (50.00%) FWSM
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (25.00%) Firewall
4 2 (16.67%) LTE
4 2 (16.67%) SAN
4 2 (16.67%) 3G
4 2 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
5 1 (8.33%) VPN
5 1 (8.33%) SSL
5 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Network Consultant
1 6 (50.00%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Design Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Network Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Support
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Support
3 1 (8.33%) Network Design Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) VB
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) MCSE
1 1 (8.33%) CCNP
1 1 (8.33%) CCNA
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (8.33%) MCITP
1 1 (8.33%) NCDA
1 1 (8.33%) NCIE
1 1 (8.33%) VCAP
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) XenApp
2 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
2 1 (8.33%) vSphere
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
1 1 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Cisco
2 6 (50.00%) F5
3 3 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) Juniper
4 2 (16.67%) EMC
4 2 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (8.33%) Huawei
5 1 (8.33%) WatchGuard
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix
5 1 (8.33%) NetApp
5 1 (8.33%) Nokia
5 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (8.33%) Dell
5 1 (8.33%) IBM
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft