The table below looks at the statistics for Network Design skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Design over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Design
Rank 46 - 39
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Network Design 12 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.97% - 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.68% - 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 2
Average daily rate
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£400 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.51% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £43.55 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-10.44% +37.16%
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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 North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
448 267 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 73.68% 69.90% 66.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 136 148
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £685 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 31 22
Average hourly rate £18.50 £30.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.33% +39.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.00 £13.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.09 £32.50 £22.50
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 the North East

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

Network Design Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Network Design
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Network Design Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Network Design
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Design across the North East region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Network Design Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Network Design
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Network Design Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 13 (92.86%) LAN
1 13 (92.86%) WAN
2 6 (42.86%) C
2 6 (42.86%) DNS
2 6 (42.86%) SSL
2 6 (42.86%) Cisco
2 6 (42.86%) HP
2 6 (42.86%) Juniper
2 6 (42.86%) CheckPoint
2 6 (42.86%) Firewall
2 6 (42.86%) F5
2 6 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 6 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 5 (35.71%) Service Management
3 5 (35.71%) Service Delivery
3 5 (35.71%) Incident Management
3 5 (35.71%) Load Balancing
3 5 (35.71%) QA
3 5 (35.71%) WhatsUp Gold
3 5 (35.71%) Network Management
3 5 (35.71%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (28.57%) McAfee
4 4 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
5 3 (21.43%) MS Office
5 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
5 3 (21.43%) Cryptography
5 3 (21.43%) Network Security
5 3 (21.43%) TippingPoint
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 3 (21.43%) MS Office
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (92.86%) WAN
1 13 (92.86%) LAN
2 6 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 6 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 6 (42.86%) DNS
2 6 (42.86%) SSL
2 6 (42.86%) Firewall
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (21.43%) Network Security
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (21.43%) Junos
5 2 (14.29%) SAN
5 2 (14.29%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Architect
2 5 (35.71%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Support
3 1 (7.14%) Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Cryptography
2 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Service Management
1 5 (35.71%) Service Delivery
1 5 (35.71%) Incident Management
1 5 (35.71%) Load Balancing
1 5 (35.71%) Network Management
1 5 (35.71%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Time Management
3 1 (7.14%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) QA
2 2 (14.29%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
1 2 (14.29%) vSphere
1 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Juniper
1 6 (42.86%) CheckPoint
1 6 (42.86%) Cisco
1 6 (42.86%) HP
1 6 (42.86%) F5
2 4 (28.57%) McAfee
3 3 (21.43%) TippingPoint
4 2 (14.29%) EMC
4 2 (14.29%) 3PAR
5 1 (7.14%) Riverbed
5 1 (7.14%) Crossbeam