The table below looks at the statistics for Network Design skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Design over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Design
Rank 155 180 189
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +9
Contract jobs citing Network Design 119 91 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.28% 0.96% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 1.23% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 53 28
Median daily rate £400 £325 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £240 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £473 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 2
Median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.28% +81.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.10 £38.20 £21.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.80 £40.00 £21.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-1.28% +77.27%
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7460 7423 6763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.15% 78.61% 75.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4580 4229 3764
Median daily rate £413 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 260 276
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +13.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £46.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Network Design
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Network Design as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Network Design Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Network Design
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Network Design Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Network Design
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Design across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

Network Design Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Network Design
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Network Design Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Network Design
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Design across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

Network Design Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Network Design
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Design within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -5 49 £375 +31.57% 4
Hampshire +8 42 £440 +22.93% 3
Oxfordshire +20 13 £600 +77.77%
Buckinghamshire +12 8 £400 +6.66%
West Sussex - 4 £350 - 2
Surrey -13 3 £380 +11.76%
Kent - 2 £950 - 3
Network Design
England

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Network Design also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Network Design.

1 99 (52.66%) Cisco
2 66 (35.11%) Cisco Certification
3 58 (30.85%) LAN
3 58 (30.85%) Security Cleared
4 57 (30.32%) Firewall
5 56 (29.79%) WAN
6 45 (23.94%) Data Centre
7 43 (22.87%) SC Cleared
8 41 (21.81%) Degree
9 40 (21.28%) Telecoms
10 36 (19.15%) CCNP
11 34 (18.09%) Juniper
12 31 (16.49%) Back Office
12 31 (16.49%) Network Security
13 30 (15.96%) Configuration Management
14 29 (15.43%) MPLS
14 29 (15.43%) CCNA
14 29 (15.43%) Linux
15 28 (14.89%) Cisco Nexus
16 27 (14.36%) Change Management
16 27 (14.36%) VPN
17 25 (13.30%) CheckPoint
18 24 (12.77%) BGP
19 22 (11.70%) Wireless
19 22 (11.70%) Capacity Management
20 21 (11.17%) Cisco ASA
21 20 (10.64%) Front Office
21 20 (10.64%) OSPF
21 20 (10.64%) DNS
22 19 (10.11%) Unix

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (2.66%) OpenStack
2 4 (2.13%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.60%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.06%) Apache
4 2 (1.06%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.53%) Confluence
5 1 (0.53%) JBoss
5 1 (0.53%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (7.98%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.26%) MS Visio
3 6 (3.19%) MS Office
4 1 (0.53%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (2.66%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.60%) Office 365
3 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.06%) SaaS
4 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.53%) IaaS
4 1 (0.53%) PaaS
4 1 (0.53%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 58 (30.85%) LAN
2 57 (30.32%) Firewall
3 56 (29.79%) WAN
4 31 (16.49%) Network Security
5 29 (15.43%) MPLS
6 28 (14.89%) Cisco Nexus
7 27 (14.36%) VPN
8 24 (12.77%) BGP
9 22 (11.70%) Wireless
10 21 (11.17%) Cisco ASA
11 20 (10.64%) DNS
11 20 (10.64%) OSPF
12 18 (9.57%) IPsec
13 17 (9.04%) 3G
13 17 (9.04%) 4G
13 17 (9.04%) SNMP
13 17 (9.04%) VoIP
14 14 (7.45%) DHCP
15 13 (6.91%) Junos
15 13 (6.91%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.19%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.60%) DB2
3 1 (0.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (5.85%) Rational DOORS
1 11 (5.85%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.53%) JIRA
2 1 (0.53%) JUnit
2 1 (0.53%) Subversion
General
1 40 (21.28%) Telecoms
2 31 (16.49%) Back Office
3 20 (10.64%) Front Office
4 19 (10.11%) Finance
5 6 (3.19%) Military
6 4 (2.13%) Banking
7 2 (1.06%) Marketing
7 2 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.53%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 61 (32.45%) Network Engineer
2 48 (25.53%) Architect
3 36 (19.15%) Design Engineer
4 28 (14.89%) Network Design Engineer
5 23 (12.23%) Network Architect
6 22 (11.70%) Senior Network Engineer
7 21 (11.17%) Senior Design Engineer
8 20 (10.64%) Technical Architect
9 15 (7.98%) Senior Network Design Engineer
10 14 (7.45%) Designer
10 14 (7.45%) Support Engineer
11 12 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (5.85%) Senior Architect
13 9 (4.79%) IP Design Engineer
13 9 (4.79%) Network Technical Architect
13 9 (4.79%) Security Engineer
14 8 (4.26%) Network Designer
14 8 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
14 8 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
15 7 (3.72%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.26%) SOAP
1 8 (4.26%) SPML
2 7 (3.72%) .NET
3 6 (3.19%) HTML
3 6 (3.19%) Web Services
4 3 (1.60%) J2EE
4 3 (1.60%) Servlets
5 1 (0.53%) Django
5 1 (0.53%) Guice
5 1 (0.53%) HTML5
5 1 (0.53%) Play Framework
5 1 (0.53%) REST
5 1 (0.53%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.53%) Sensu
5 1 (0.53%) Spring
5 1 (0.53%) WebRTC
5 1 (0.53%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (23.94%) Data Centre
2 16 (8.51%) Statistics
3 13 (6.91%) Management Information System
4 10 (5.32%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.19%) PKI
6 5 (2.66%) LPAR
7 3 (1.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.60%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.06%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.06%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.53%) CESG
9 1 (0.53%) Clustering
9 1 (0.53%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.53%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.53%) Eurex
9 1 (0.53%) iSeries
9 1 (0.53%) IVR
9 1 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (15.43%) Linux
2 19 (10.11%) Unix
2 19 (10.11%) Windows
3 11 (5.85%) Windows Server
4 9 (4.79%) CentOS
5 2 (1.06%) AIX
5 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.53%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (15.96%) Configuration Management
2 27 (14.36%) Change Management
3 22 (11.70%) Capacity Management
4 18 (9.57%) ITIL
5 17 (9.04%) Fault Management
5 17 (9.04%) Functional Testing
5 17 (9.04%) Project Management
6 15 (7.98%) Validation
7 13 (6.91%) Change Control
7 13 (6.91%) Migration
8 12 (6.38%) High Availability
8 12 (6.38%) Load Balancing
9 10 (5.32%) Requirements Management
9 10 (5.32%) Root Cause Analysis
9 10 (5.32%) Service Delivery
10 9 (4.79%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (4.79%) Information Management
10 9 (4.79%) Operations Management
10 9 (4.79%) Service Management
10 9 (4.79%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.98%) C
2 11 (5.85%) Java
3 7 (3.72%) C#
3 7 (3.72%) Perl
4 6 (3.19%) C++
5 5 (2.66%) PHP
5 5 (2.66%) SQL
6 2 (1.06%) Python
7 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.53%) Lisp
7 1 (0.53%) Ruby
7 1 (0.53%) Scala
Qualifications
1 66 (35.11%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (30.85%) Security Cleared
3 43 (22.87%) SC Cleared
4 41 (21.81%) Degree
5 36 (19.15%) CCNP
6 29 (15.43%) CCNA
7 16 (8.51%) CCIE
8 12 (6.38%) HND
9 10 (5.32%) DV Cleared
10 8 (4.26%) HNC
11 6 (3.19%) CCDP
12 5 (2.66%) JNCIS
13 4 (2.13%) JNCIA
14 3 (1.60%) CCSA
14 3 (1.60%) CCSE
14 3 (1.60%) Check Point Certification
15 2 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 1 (0.53%) JNCIP
16 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.85%) QA
1 11 (5.85%) SLA
2 2 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.53%) JSP 440
System Software
1 13 (6.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.72%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.13%) XenServer
4 3 (1.60%) Terminal Services
4 3 (1.60%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.06%) vSphere
6 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.53%) XenApp
6 1 (0.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (4.79%) Cisco Prime
1 9 (4.79%) SolarWinds Orion
2 6 (3.19%) OPNET
3 5 (2.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (2.13%) Nagios
5 2 (1.06%) ThinApp
6 1 (0.53%) Amdocs OSS
6 1 (0.53%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.53%) Puppet
6 1 (0.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 99 (52.66%) Cisco
2 34 (18.09%) Juniper
3 25 (13.30%) CheckPoint
4 18 (9.57%) VMware
5 15 (7.98%) F5
5 15 (7.98%) SolarWinds
6 13 (6.91%) Huawei
7 12 (6.38%) Microsoft
7 12 (6.38%) Palo Alto
7 12 (6.38%) Red Hat
8 11 (5.85%) Nokia
8 11 (5.85%) Riverbed
9 9 (4.79%) IBM
10 7 (3.72%) HP
10 7 (3.72%) Oracle
11 6 (3.19%) Barracuda Networks
11 6 (3.19%) Blue Coat
11 6 (3.19%) Citrix
12 5 (2.66%) Brocade
13 4 (2.13%) Tellabs