The table below looks at the statistics for Network Design skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Design over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Design
Rank 64 76 87
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +11
Contract jobs citing Network Design 15 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.45% 0.22% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 0.27% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £343 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% -19.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £44.60 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-4.70% +59.28%
Network Design
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
811 735 867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 78.59% 79.12% 76.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 404 499
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 27 10
Average hourly rate £11.13 £45.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.27% +200.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.60 £30.13 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £21.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

Network Design
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Network Design Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Network Design
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Network Design Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Network Design
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Network Design Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 10 (62.50%) Cisco
1 10 (62.50%) CCNP
1 10 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (56.25%) BMC
2 9 (56.25%) WLAN
2 9 (56.25%) HP
2 9 (56.25%) TippingPoint
2 9 (56.25%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (50.00%) BGP
3 8 (50.00%) CCDP
4 5 (31.25%) Retail
4 5 (31.25%) Firewall
4 5 (31.25%) DNS
4 5 (31.25%) Juniper
5 4 (25.00%) Lisp
5 4 (25.00%) DMZ
5 4 (25.00%) MPLS
5 4 (25.00%) OSPF
5 4 (25.00%) Ethernet
5 4 (25.00%) OPNET
5 4 (25.00%) EIGRP
5 4 (25.00%) Blue Coat
5 4 (25.00%) JNCIP
5 4 (25.00%) JNCIE
5 4 (25.00%) VPLS
5 4 (25.00%) QA
5 4 (25.00%) F5
5 4 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (18.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (18.75%) Cisco CUCM

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 (6.25%) Apache
1 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
1 1 (6.25%) nginx
1 1 (6.25%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon S3
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) WLAN
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (50.00%) BGP
3 5 (31.25%) Firewall
3 5 (31.25%) DNS
4 4 (25.00%) DMZ
4 4 (25.00%) MPLS
4 4 (25.00%) OSPF
4 4 (25.00%) Ethernet
4 4 (25.00%) EIGRP
4 4 (25.00%) VPLS
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (18.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (18.75%) DMVPN
6 2 (12.50%) WAN
7 1 (6.25%) DHCP
7 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
7 1 (6.25%) SSL
7 1 (6.25%) Network Security
7 1 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
1 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
1 1 (6.25%) SimpleDB
1 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
1 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
1 1 (6.25%) Redis
1 1 (6.25%) Couchbase
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (31.25%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Network Engineer
1 7 (43.75%) Design Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Architect
2 4 (25.00%) IP Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Network Specialist
3 3 (18.75%) Network Design Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Network Design Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Network Operations Team Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Cloud Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Network Team Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Operations Team Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
1 1 (6.25%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) UNIX
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
1 1 (6.25%) TDD
1 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
1 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
1 1 (6.25%) Release Management
1 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
1 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (6.25%) Kanban
1 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
1 1 (6.25%) Change Control
1 1 (6.25%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Lisp
2 1 (6.25%) Ruby
2 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.25%) C++
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) PHP
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) CCNP
1 10 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (50.00%) CCDP
3 4 (25.00%) JNCIP
3 4 (25.00%) JNCIE
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) OPNET
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (6.25%) HAProxy
3 1 (6.25%) Salt
3 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Cisco
2 9 (56.25%) HP
2 9 (56.25%) BMC
2 9 (56.25%) TippingPoint
3 5 (31.25%) Juniper
4 4 (25.00%) F5
4 4 (25.00%) Blue Coat
5 3 (18.75%) Motorola
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle