The first table below looks at the demand for Network Design skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Design over the 3 months to 16 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 London 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Design
Rank 352 323 342
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +19
Contract jobs citing Network Design 64 56 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.26% 0.25% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.34% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 25 47
Average daily rate £426 £388 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £490 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.15% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Average hourly rate £33.75 £40.75 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.17% +17.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.41 £40.75 £30.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £41.35 £38.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-15.25% -12.59%
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18963 16710 20563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.62% 76.02% 73.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13371 11639 13426
Average daily rate £425 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 231 328
Average hourly rate £23.50 £33.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.85% +15.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £135.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Network Design
England

Network Design
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Network Design Jobs Demand Trend in London

Network Design
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Network Design Daily Rate Trend in London

Network Design
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Design across the London region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Network Design Daily Rate Histogram in London

Network Design
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Network Design Hourly Rate Trend in London

Network Design
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 16 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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Job
Vacancies
City of London -19 6 £450 +5.88% 3
Docklands, London +1 1 - -
Greenwich - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Ruislip - - - -
Network Design
England

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 59 (41.55%) Firewall
2 47 (33.10%) Cisco
3 40 (28.17%) Project Management
4 35 (24.65%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (23.24%) WAN
6 29 (20.42%) VPN
7 26 (18.31%) TCP/IP
7 26 (18.31%) Internet
8 24 (16.90%) Java
8 24 (16.90%) Finance
9 23 (16.20%) Windows
10 22 (15.49%) E-Commerce
11 21 (14.79%) VoIP
11 21 (14.79%) XML
11 21 (14.79%) Juniper
12 20 (14.08%) Intranet
12 20 (14.08%) Middleware
12 20 (14.08%) CSS
12 20 (14.08%) JavaScript
12 20 (14.08%) J2EE
13 19 (13.38%) Embedded Systems
13 19 (13.38%) Load Balancing
13 19 (13.38%) Velocity
13 19 (13.38%) jQuery
13 19 (13.38%) Network Security
13 19 (13.38%) Struts
13 19 (13.38%) Firmware
13 19 (13.38%) MPLS
13 19 (13.38%) BGP
13 19 (13.38%) CCNP

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 12 (8.45%) IIS
2 7 (4.93%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.11%) Apache
4 2 (1.41%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.41%) Lync
5 1 (0.70%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.70%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.70%) SAS
5 1 (0.70%) CICS
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 5 (3.52%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.82%) MS Office
3 3 (2.11%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.11%) AutoCAD
3 3 (2.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.41%) Office 365
2 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 59 (41.55%) Firewall
2 33 (23.24%) WAN
3 29 (20.42%) VPN
4 26 (18.31%) TCP/IP
4 26 (18.31%) Internet
5 21 (14.79%) VoIP
6 20 (14.08%) Intranet
7 19 (13.38%) MPLS
7 19 (13.38%) BGP
7 19 (13.38%) Network Security
8 17 (11.97%) OSPF
8 17 (11.97%) SSL
8 17 (11.97%) LAN
9 15 (10.56%) HTTP
9 15 (10.56%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (9.86%) Wireless
11 12 (8.45%) VLAN
11 12 (8.45%) DNS
12 10 (7.04%) Reverse Proxy
13 8 (5.63%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.97%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.70%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.70%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.70%) MySQL
3 1 (0.70%) DB2
3 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.70%) Spotfire
3 1 (0.70%) QlikView
General
1 24 (16.90%) Finance
2 17 (11.97%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.63%) Banking
4 4 (2.82%) Retail
4 4 (2.82%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.11%) Back Office
5 3 (2.11%) Legal
6 2 (1.41%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.70%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 39 (27.46%) Network Engineer
2 37 (26.06%) Architect
3 20 (14.08%) DevOps Engineer
4 19 (13.38%) Deployment Engineer
5 16 (11.27%) Designer
6 14 (9.86%) Network Design Engineer
6 14 (9.86%) Design Engineer
7 12 (8.45%) Network Architect
8 11 (7.75%) Infrastructure Architect
8 11 (7.75%) Project Manager
8 11 (7.75%) Analyst
9 9 (6.34%) Consultant
10 8 (5.63%) Infrastructure Designer
11 7 (4.93%) Security Designer
11 7 (4.93%) Infrastructure Manager
12 6 (4.23%) Technical Architect
12 6 (4.23%) Lead Architect
12 6 (4.23%) Security Architect
12 6 (4.23%) Security Engineer
13 5 (3.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.79%) XML
2 20 (14.08%) Middleware
2 20 (14.08%) J2EE
2 20 (14.08%) CSS
3 19 (13.38%) Struts
3 19 (13.38%) Velocity
3 19 (13.38%) jQuery
3 19 (13.38%) Spring
3 19 (13.38%) Ajax
4 8 (5.63%) REST
5 7 (4.93%) SAML
5 7 (4.93%) OAuth
6 3 (2.11%) .NET
7 2 (1.41%) HTML
8 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.70%) EJB
8 1 (0.70%) Web Services
8 1 (0.70%) JSP
8 1 (0.70%) Servlets
8 1 (0.70%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.38%) Firmware
1 19 (13.38%) Embedded Systems
2 11 (7.75%) PKI
3 8 (5.63%) Clustering
4 5 (3.52%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.82%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.11%) CMDB
6 3 (2.11%) Replication
6 3 (2.11%) GIS
7 2 (1.41%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.41%) PMI
7 2 (1.41%) Equities
7 2 (1.41%) IVR
7 2 (1.41%) IPTV
7 2 (1.41%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.41%) iPad
8 1 (0.70%) Social Media
8 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.70%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.70%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 23 (16.20%) Windows
2 14 (9.86%) Linux
3 9 (6.34%) UNIX
4 4 (2.82%) AIX
5 3 (2.11%) Solaris
5 3 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.11%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.41%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.70%) zOS
7 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (28.17%) Project Management
2 22 (15.49%) E-Commerce
3 19 (13.38%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (13.38%) Load Balancing
4 14 (9.86%) Migration
5 13 (9.15%) Network Management
6 12 (8.45%) High Availability
7 10 (7.04%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (4.93%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (4.93%) ITIL
8 7 (4.93%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (4.23%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (4.23%) WAN Optimisation
9 6 (4.23%) Business Development
9 6 (4.23%) Time Management
9 6 (4.23%) Identity Management
10 5 (3.52%) Information Security
10 5 (3.52%) Configuration Management
11 4 (2.82%) PRINCE2
11 4 (2.82%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.90%) Java
2 20 (14.08%) JavaScript
3 11 (7.75%) SQL
4 3 (2.11%) C
5 2 (1.41%) R
6 1 (0.70%) C#
6 1 (0.70%) Groovy
6 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 35 (24.65%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (13.38%) CCNP
3 17 (11.97%) CCIE
4 15 (10.56%) Degree
5 9 (6.34%) CCNA
6 6 (4.23%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.23%) Security Cleared
7 5 (3.52%) MCSE
7 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.82%) CNA
8 4 (2.82%) Novell Certification
8 4 (2.82%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (2.82%) GIAC
8 4 (2.82%) GCIA
8 4 (2.82%) CISSP
9 3 (2.11%) CCIP
10 2 (1.41%) MCSA
10 2 (1.41%) SCSA
10 2 (1.41%) OSCP
10 2 (1.41%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.41%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (11.27%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.41%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (1.41%) Veritas File System
3 2 (1.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (1.41%) VMware GSX
3 2 (1.41%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.41%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.70%) vCloud
4 1 (0.70%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.70%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 7 (4.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (2.11%) WSUS
3 2 (1.41%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 2 (1.41%) Nagios
3 2 (1.41%) YUM
4 1 (0.70%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.70%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.70%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.70%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 47 (33.10%) Cisco
2 21 (14.79%) Juniper
3 19 (13.38%) ATG
3 19 (13.38%) Endeca
4 18 (12.68%) CheckPoint
4 18 (12.68%) Microsoft
5 16 (11.27%) F5
6 12 (8.45%) VMware
7 8 (5.63%) Oracle
8 7 (4.93%) Ericsson
8 7 (4.93%) Huawei
9 4 (2.82%) Riverbed
9 4 (2.82%) IBM
9 4 (2.82%) Sun
10 3 (2.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 3 (2.11%) Blue Coat
10 3 (2.11%) Mapinfo
10 3 (2.11%) Apple
10 3 (2.11%) Google
11 2 (1.41%) Opsware