The table below looks at the statistics for Network Design skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Design over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Design
Rank 47 30 31
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +1
Contract jobs citing Network Design 8 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.64% 0.53% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 0.73% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£436 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £353 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.25% +6.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £28.00
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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 Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
400 137 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 82.14% 72.49% 64.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 77 66
Average daily rate £421 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.26% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 5
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -18.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Network Design
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Network Design Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Network Design
Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Network Design Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Network Design
Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Network Design Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 17 (73.91%) LAN
1 17 (73.91%) WAN
2 12 (52.17%) Firewall
3 11 (47.83%) Load Balancing
4 9 (39.13%) DNS
4 9 (39.13%) SSL
4 9 (39.13%) Cisco
4 9 (39.13%) Juniper
4 9 (39.13%) CheckPoint
4 9 (39.13%) F5
4 9 (39.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 9 (39.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 8 (34.78%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (34.78%) Network Management
5 8 (34.78%) Incident Management
5 8 (34.78%) QA
5 8 (34.78%) WhatsUp Gold
5 8 (34.78%) SAN
5 8 (34.78%) HP
5 8 (34.78%) Service Management
5 8 (34.78%) Service Delivery
6 7 (30.43%) McAfee
6 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
6 7 (30.43%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (26.09%) Network Security
7 6 (26.09%) TippingPoint
7 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
7 6 (26.09%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (26.09%) Junos
7 6 (26.09%) Cryptography

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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.

Applications
1 6 (26.09%) MS Office
1 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 17 (73.91%) WAN
1 17 (73.91%) LAN
2 12 (52.17%) Firewall
3 9 (39.13%) DNS
3 9 (39.13%) SSL
3 9 (39.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 9 (39.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 8 (34.78%) SAN
5 7 (30.43%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (26.09%) Network Security
6 6 (26.09%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (26.09%) Junos
7 2 (8.70%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Architect
2 9 (39.13%) Network Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Technical Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Network Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Network Support
5 1 (4.35%) Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Cryptography
2 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (13.04%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
1 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (13.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Load Balancing
2 8 (34.78%) Service Management
2 8 (34.78%) Service Delivery
2 8 (34.78%) Incident Management
2 8 (34.78%) Network Management
2 8 (34.78%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (21.74%) ITIL
3 5 (21.74%) Time Management
4 3 (13.04%) Build Automation
5 1 (4.35%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (34.78%) QA
2 5 (21.74%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
1 5 (21.74%) vSphere
1 5 (21.74%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) WhatsUp Gold
2 4 (17.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Juniper
1 9 (39.13%) CheckPoint
1 9 (39.13%) Cisco
1 9 (39.13%) F5
2 8 (34.78%) HP
3 7 (30.43%) McAfee
4 6 (26.09%) TippingPoint
5 5 (21.74%) EMC
5 5 (21.74%) 3PAR
6 1 (4.35%) Riverbed
6 1 (4.35%) Crossbeam