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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Design
Rank 201 184 177
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -7
Contract jobs citing Network Design 60 94 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.68% 0.96% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 1.21% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 49 28
Median daily rate £450 £365 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% +3.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £262 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £457 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £383
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £22.50 £25.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.40 £165.00 £55.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £42.46 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+13.04% +8.87%
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
7198 7767 7024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.77% 79.42% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4380 4775 3924
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 252 264
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.68 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

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 24 August 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
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 24 August 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 +30 38 £450 +32.84% 4
Hampshire -10 18 £475 +33.80% 2
Oxfordshire -16 2 £300 +57.89%
Surrey +3 1 £425 +13.33% 5
Network Design
England

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 80 (46.24%) Cisco
2 64 (36.99%) Firewall
3 59 (34.10%) LAN
4 51 (29.48%) WAN
5 45 (26.01%) Cisco Certification
6 38 (21.97%) Security Cleared
7 37 (21.39%) Data Centre
8 34 (19.65%) Back Office
8 34 (19.65%) Telecoms
9 32 (18.50%) Network Security
9 32 (18.50%) Juniper
10 30 (17.34%) MPLS
11 29 (16.76%) VPN
12 27 (15.61%) CheckPoint
12 27 (15.61%) Change Management
13 26 (15.03%) Configuration Management
13 26 (15.03%) Degree
13 26 (15.03%) Capacity Management
13 26 (15.03%) SC Cleared
14 24 (13.87%) Cisco ASA
15 23 (13.29%) Windows
16 21 (12.14%) CCNA
16 21 (12.14%) Front Office
17 20 (11.56%) BGP
17 20 (11.56%) Fault Management
17 20 (11.56%) Functional Testing
18 19 (10.98%) Wireless
19 18 (10.40%) Linux
19 18 (10.40%) Cisco Nexus
20 17 (9.83%) VMware

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 6 (3.47%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.16%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.16%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.16%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.58%) Confluence
3 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.58%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.58%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 13 (7.51%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.78%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.31%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.89%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.58%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.31%) Office 365
3 3 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.73%) SaaS
4 1 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.58%) IaaS
4 1 (0.58%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (36.99%) Firewall
2 59 (34.10%) LAN
3 51 (29.48%) WAN
4 32 (18.50%) Network Security
5 30 (17.34%) MPLS
6 29 (16.76%) VPN
7 24 (13.87%) Cisco ASA
8 20 (11.56%) BGP
9 19 (10.98%) Wireless
10 18 (10.40%) Cisco Nexus
11 16 (9.25%) IPsec
11 16 (9.25%) OSPF
12 14 (8.09%) DNS
12 14 (8.09%) VLAN
13 13 (7.51%) 3G
13 13 (7.51%) 4G
14 12 (6.94%) Junos
14 12 (6.94%) SAN
15 11 (6.36%) DHCP
15 11 (6.36%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.89%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.16%) DB2
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (2.31%) Rational DOORS
1 4 (2.31%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.58%) JIRA
General
1 34 (19.65%) Back Office
1 34 (19.65%) Telecoms
2 21 (12.14%) Front Office
3 15 (8.67%) Finance
4 5 (2.89%) Banking
5 3 (1.73%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.16%) Marketing
7 1 (0.58%) Automotive
7 1 (0.58%) German Language
7 1 (0.58%) Legal
7 1 (0.58%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (30.06%) Network Engineer
2 45 (26.01%) Architect
3 22 (12.72%) Network Architect
3 22 (12.72%) Network Design Engineer
4 20 (11.56%) Design Engineer
4 20 (11.56%) Technical Architect
5 17 (9.83%) Support Engineer
6 15 (8.67%) Senior Network Engineer
7 12 (6.94%) Security Engineer
8 11 (6.36%) Analyst
9 10 (5.78%) Infrastructure Architect
10 9 (5.20%) Network Technical Architect
10 9 (5.20%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (4.62%) Network Analyst
11 8 (4.62%) Network Design Architect
12 7 (4.05%) Consultant
12 7 (4.05%) Designer
12 7 (4.05%) Senior Network Design Engineer
13 6 (3.47%) IT Engineer
13 6 (3.47%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.62%) SOAP
1 8 (4.62%) SPML
2 7 (4.05%) .NET
3 6 (3.47%) HTML
3 6 (3.47%) Web Services
4 3 (1.73%) Middleware
5 2 (1.16%) J2EE
5 2 (1.16%) Servlets
6 1 (0.58%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.58%) HTML5
6 1 (0.58%) WebRTC
6 1 (0.58%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (21.39%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.51%) Statistics
3 12 (6.94%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.05%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.89%) LPAR
5 5 (2.89%) PKI
6 3 (1.73%) Cryptography
6 3 (1.73%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.16%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.58%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.58%) CMDB
8 1 (0.58%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.58%) Eurex
8 1 (0.58%) iSeries
8 1 (0.58%) IVR
8 1 (0.58%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.58%) NHS
8 1 (0.58%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 23 (13.29%) Windows
2 18 (10.40%) Linux
3 14 (8.09%) Unix
4 12 (6.94%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.31%) AIX
6 2 (1.16%) CentOS
6 2 (1.16%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (15.61%) Change Management
2 26 (15.03%) Capacity Management
2 26 (15.03%) Configuration Management
3 20 (11.56%) Fault Management
3 20 (11.56%) Functional Testing
4 16 (9.25%) Validation
5 15 (8.67%) Project Management
6 13 (7.51%) People Management
7 12 (6.94%) High Availability
7 12 (6.94%) Migration
8 11 (6.36%) ITIL
8 11 (6.36%) Service Management
9 10 (5.78%) Service Delivery
10 9 (5.20%) Change Control
10 9 (5.20%) Network Architecture
10 9 (5.20%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (5.20%) SOA
11 8 (4.62%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (4.62%) Data Protection
11 8 (4.62%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.20%) Java
2 6 (3.47%) C#
2 6 (3.47%) C++
2 6 (3.47%) Perl
2 6 (3.47%) SQL
3 5 (2.89%) C
3 5 (2.89%) PHP
4 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.58%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 45 (26.01%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (21.97%) Security Cleared
3 26 (15.03%) Degree
3 26 (15.03%) SC Cleared
4 21 (12.14%) CCNA
5 15 (8.67%) CCIE
5 15 (8.67%) CCNP
6 11 (6.36%) HND
7 8 (4.62%) CCSA
7 8 (4.62%) CCSE
7 8 (4.62%) DV Cleared
7 8 (4.62%) HNC
8 7 (4.05%) Check Point Certification
9 5 (2.89%) CCDP
10 4 (2.31%) JNCIA
10 4 (2.31%) JNCIS
11 3 (1.73%) MCSE
11 3 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.16%) JNCIP
13 1 (0.58%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.20%) SLA
2 4 (2.31%) QA
3 1 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.58%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (7.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (6.36%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.89%) VMware ESX
3 5 (2.89%) vSphere
3 5 (2.89%) XenServer
4 3 (1.73%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.16%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.16%) XenApp
5 2 (1.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (3.47%) Cisco Prime
1 6 (3.47%) OPNET
1 6 (3.47%) SolarWinds Orion
2 5 (2.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.16%) ThinApp
4 1 (0.58%) Amdocs OSS
4 1 (0.58%) SCCM
4 1 (0.58%) SCOM
Vendors
1 80 (46.24%) Cisco
2 32 (18.50%) Juniper
3 27 (15.61%) CheckPoint
4 17 (9.83%) VMware
5 16 (9.25%) Palo Alto
6 14 (8.09%) F5
7 13 (7.51%) Microsoft
8 12 (6.94%) SolarWinds
9 11 (6.36%) Riverbed
10 10 (5.78%) HP
10 10 (5.78%) IBM
11 8 (4.62%) Huawei
11 8 (4.62%) Nokia
12 7 (4.05%) Citrix
13 6 (3.47%) Oracle
13 6 (3.47%) Tellabs
13 6 (3.47%) Virgin Media
14 5 (2.89%) Brocade
14 5 (2.89%) Red Hat
14 5 (2.89%) Tufin