The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Design
Rank 324 375 320
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -55
Contract jobs citing Network Design 86 49 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.35% 0.19% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.25% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 23 50
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £288 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £524 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £369 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £48.75 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +32.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £43.55 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-10.44% +37.16%
Network Design
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18703 19294 19476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.04% 76.55% 74.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13024 13514 13082
Average daily rate £450 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 235 362
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.50 £48.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
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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
City of London +35 16 £501 +14.40% 3
Canary Wharf - 5 - -
West Drayton - 1 - -
Bromley - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Network Design
England

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 74 (56.92%) Cisco
2 64 (49.23%) Firewall
3 54 (41.54%) Cisco Certification
4 48 (36.92%) WAN
5 38 (29.23%) LAN
6 34 (26.15%) CCNP
7 33 (25.38%) Finance
8 28 (21.54%) BGP
9 26 (20.00%) Windows
10 25 (19.23%) Telecoms
11 24 (18.46%) OSPF
12 23 (17.69%) Network Security
13 22 (16.92%) VPN
14 21 (16.15%) CCIE
15 20 (15.38%) MPLS
15 20 (15.38%) CheckPoint
16 19 (14.62%) Juniper
16 19 (14.62%) Cisco ASA
17 18 (13.85%) CCNA
17 18 (13.85%) Migration
18 17 (13.08%) Project Management
19 16 (12.31%) EIGRP
19 16 (12.31%) Internet
19 16 (12.31%) Microsoft
19 16 (12.31%) VMware
20 15 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus
21 14 (10.77%) F5
22 13 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
22 13 (10.00%) IP Telephony
23 12 (9.23%) CCDP

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 2 (1.54%) IIS
1 2 (1.54%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.54%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (1.54%) Lync
1 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (6.15%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.38%) MS Office
3 6 (4.62%) AutoCAD
3 6 (4.62%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.31%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (2.31%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 64 (49.23%) Firewall
2 48 (36.92%) WAN
3 38 (29.23%) LAN
4 28 (21.54%) BGP
5 24 (18.46%) OSPF
6 23 (17.69%) Network Security
7 22 (16.92%) VPN
8 20 (15.38%) MPLS
9 19 (14.62%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (12.31%) EIGRP
10 16 (12.31%) Internet
11 15 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus
12 13 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
12 13 (10.00%) IP Telephony
13 12 (9.23%) DNS
13 12 (9.23%) TCP/IP
13 12 (9.23%) VoIP
13 12 (9.23%) Wireless
14 11 (8.46%) VLAN
15 10 (7.69%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.54%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Ant
General
1 33 (25.38%) Finance
2 25 (19.23%) Telecoms
3 8 (6.15%) Banking
4 7 (5.38%) Retail
5 4 (3.08%) Legal
6 3 (2.31%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.54%) International Banking
7 2 (1.54%) Back Office
7 2 (1.54%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.54%) Publishing
8 1 (0.77%) Games
8 1 (0.77%) Marketing
8 1 (0.77%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 39 (30.00%) Architect
2 35 (26.92%) Network Engineer
3 20 (15.38%) Consultant
4 16 (12.31%) Network Architect
5 13 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 13 (10.00%) Network Consultant
6 11 (8.46%) Infrastructure Architect
7 10 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 8 (6.15%) Security Architect
8 8 (6.15%) Analyst
9 7 (5.38%) Project Manager
10 6 (4.62%) Security Analyst
10 6 (4.62%) Designer
10 6 (4.62%) Network Design Consultant
10 6 (4.62%) Network Design Architect
11 5 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (3.85%) Information Analyst
11 5 (3.85%) Design Engineer
11 5 (3.85%) Information Security Analyst
12 4 (3.08%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.62%) Middleware
2 4 (3.08%) CSS
3 2 (1.54%) Spring
3 2 (1.54%) Ajax
3 2 (1.54%) J2EE
3 2 (1.54%) Struts
3 2 (1.54%) XML
3 2 (1.54%) jQuery
3 2 (1.54%) Velocity
4 1 (0.77%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (3.08%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.08%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.08%) iPad
3 3 (2.31%) GIS
4 2 (1.54%) PKI
4 2 (1.54%) PMI
4 2 (1.54%) NHS
4 2 (1.54%) Firmware
4 2 (1.54%) FlexPod
4 2 (1.54%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.77%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.77%) Social Media
5 1 (0.77%) Video on Demand
5 1 (0.77%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.77%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.77%) CESG
5 1 (0.77%) Equities
5 1 (0.77%) CCTV
5 1 (0.77%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 26 (20.00%) Windows
2 8 (6.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (5.38%) UNIX
4 6 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.85%) Linux
6 3 (2.31%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.54%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.77%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (13.85%) Migration
2 17 (13.08%) Project Management
3 12 (9.23%) ITIL
3 12 (9.23%) Network Architecture
4 10 (7.69%) Network Management
4 10 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (6.92%) Load Balancing
6 8 (6.15%) Risk Management
6 8 (6.15%) E-Commerce
7 7 (5.38%) Information Security
8 6 (4.62%) Service Delivery
8 6 (4.62%) GAP Analysis
8 6 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (4.62%) Configuration Management
8 6 (4.62%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (3.85%) Asset Management
10 4 (3.08%) Validation
10 4 (3.08%) Electronic Trading
10 4 (3.08%) Change Control
11 3 (2.31%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.38%) SQL
2 2 (1.54%) Java
2 2 (1.54%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 54 (41.54%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (26.15%) CCNP
3 21 (16.15%) CCIE
4 18 (13.85%) CCNA
5 12 (9.23%) CCDP
6 10 (7.69%) Degree
6 10 (7.69%) CISSP
7 6 (4.62%) GCIA
7 6 (4.62%) GIAC
7 6 (4.62%) Network+ Certification
7 6 (4.62%) CNA
7 6 (4.62%) Novell Certification
8 4 (3.08%) JNCIS
8 4 (3.08%) CCVP
9 3 (2.31%) Security Cleared
9 3 (2.31%) CCIP
9 3 (2.31%) CCDA
9 3 (2.31%) CCSE
10 2 (1.54%) JNCIA
10 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.31%) SLA
1 3 (2.31%) QA
2 2 (1.54%) COBIT
2 2 (1.54%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (6.15%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.38%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.54%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.54%) XenApp
5 1 (0.77%) IAG
Systems Management
1 4 (3.08%) SCCM
1 4 (3.08%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (1.54%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.54%) SCOM
3 1 (0.77%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.77%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 74 (56.92%) Cisco
2 20 (15.38%) CheckPoint
3 19 (14.62%) Juniper
4 16 (12.31%) Microsoft
4 16 (12.31%) VMware
5 14 (10.77%) F5
6 9 (6.92%) HP
7 7 (5.38%) Citrix
8 6 (4.62%) Nokia
9 5 (3.85%) Oracle
9 5 (3.85%) McAfee
9 5 (3.85%) Blue Coat
10 4 (3.08%) Radware
10 4 (3.08%) NetIQ
10 4 (3.08%) CA
10 4 (3.08%) NetApp
10 4 (3.08%) Sun
10 4 (3.08%) Riverbed
11 3 (2.31%) Mapinfo
11 3 (2.31%) Symantec
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