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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Design over the 3 months to 24 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Design
Rank 182 174 140
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -34
Contract jobs citing Network Design 68 58 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.70% 0.67% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.94% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 24 28
Average daily rate
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£313 £344 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +1.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.03% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Average hourly rate £54.50 £46.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.47% +119.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £43.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+16.27% +62.26%
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
7089 6153 6619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.94% 71.57% 71.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4032 3421 3194
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 241 331
Average hourly rate £21.00 £33.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.31% +59.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

Network Design
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Design across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Design within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Berkshire +10 34 £275 -16.98% 5
Hampshire -7 16 £250 -20.00%
Surrey -5 7 £355 -14.97%
Buckinghamshire -6 4 £520 +26.06%
Kent - 2 £463 - 1
East Sussex -9 1 - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Network Design
England

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 81 (61.83%) Cisco
2 53 (40.46%) Cisco Certification
3 51 (38.93%) Firewall
4 49 (37.40%) Telecoms
5 44 (33.59%) OSPF
6 36 (27.48%) BGP
6 36 (27.48%) CheckPoint
7 32 (24.43%) Security Cleared
7 32 (24.43%) CCIE
8 28 (21.37%) CCNP
8 28 (21.37%) DNS
9 27 (20.61%) LAN
10 25 (19.08%) SC Cleared
11 24 (18.32%) WAN
12 21 (16.03%) Juniper
13 20 (15.27%) MPLS
14 19 (14.50%) Degree
14 19 (14.50%) Network Architecture
15 17 (12.98%) Cisco ASA
16 16 (12.21%) VPN
17 15 (11.45%) Load Balancing
18 14 (10.69%) VMware
18 14 (10.69%) VoIP
18 14 (10.69%) Wireless
19 13 (9.92%) Linux
19 13 (9.92%) CCNA
19 13 (9.92%) Network Security
20 12 (9.16%) Windows
20 12 (9.16%) ITIL
20 12 (9.16%) IPsec

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (3.82%) Apache
2 3 (2.29%) Lync
3 2 (1.53%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.53%) JBoss
3 2 (1.53%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.53%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.76%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.76%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (2.29%) MS Office
2 2 (1.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.53%) Office 365
2 1 (0.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (38.93%) Firewall
2 44 (33.59%) OSPF
3 36 (27.48%) BGP
4 28 (21.37%) DNS
5 27 (20.61%) LAN
6 24 (18.32%) WAN
7 20 (15.27%) MPLS
8 17 (12.98%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (12.21%) VPN
10 14 (10.69%) VoIP
10 14 (10.69%) Wireless
11 13 (9.92%) Network Security
12 12 (9.16%) IPsec
13 11 (8.40%) SAN
14 10 (7.63%) Cisco Nexus
15 9 (6.87%) WLAN
15 9 (6.87%) UMTS
15 9 (6.87%) GSM
15 9 (6.87%) Cisco PIX
16 8 (6.11%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.76%) Data Mining
General
1 49 (37.40%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.34%) Finance
3 4 (3.05%) Marketing
4 3 (2.29%) Advertising
5 2 (1.53%) Billing
Job Titles
1 46 (35.11%) Design Engineer
2 45 (34.35%) Network Engineer
3 34 (25.95%) IP Engineer
4 20 (15.27%) Architect
5 16 (12.21%) Network Design Engineer
6 10 (7.63%) Network Architect
7 8 (6.11%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (5.34%) Support Engineer
9 6 (4.58%) Senior Network Engineer
9 6 (4.58%) Integration Engineer
9 6 (4.58%) IP Network Engineer
9 6 (4.58%) Designer
10 5 (3.82%) Security Engineer
10 5 (3.82%) Cisco Engineer
10 5 (3.82%) Network Designer
11 4 (3.05%) Consultant
11 4 (3.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (3.05%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (3.05%) Project Manager
11 4 (3.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.82%) JSP
2 1 (0.76%) Web Services
2 1 (0.76%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (0.76%) Middleware
2 1 (0.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.05%) Statistics
2 2 (1.53%) Computer Science
2 2 (1.53%) Smartcard
2 2 (1.53%) Clustering
2 2 (1.53%) PKI
3 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.76%) Handset
3 1 (0.76%) Replication
3 1 (0.76%) AVVID
3 1 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (0.76%) Smart Meter
3 1 (0.76%) Digital Media
3 1 (0.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.92%) Linux
2 12 (9.16%) Windows
3 6 (4.58%) UNIX
4 5 (3.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.05%) CentOS
5 4 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (3.05%) SUSE
6 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.76%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (14.50%) Network Architecture
2 15 (11.45%) Load Balancing
3 12 (9.16%) ITIL
4 11 (8.40%) Capacity Planning
4 11 (8.40%) Network Management
5 8 (6.11%) Project Management
6 6 (4.58%) Migration
6 6 (4.58%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (3.82%) Mentoring
7 5 (3.82%) TOGAF
8 4 (3.05%) Asset Management
8 4 (3.05%) Service Delivery
8 4 (3.05%) Validation
8 4 (3.05%) eTOM
8 4 (3.05%) MODAF
8 4 (3.05%) Line Management
9 3 (2.29%) ITIL V3
9 3 (2.29%) Software Engineering
9 3 (2.29%) Data Management
10 2 (1.53%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.05%) C
1 4 (3.05%) Python
2 3 (2.29%) SQL
3 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 53 (40.46%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (24.43%) CCIE
2 32 (24.43%) Security Cleared
3 28 (21.37%) CCNP
4 25 (19.08%) SC Cleared
5 19 (14.50%) Degree
6 13 (9.92%) CCNA
7 8 (6.11%) CISSP
8 4 (3.05%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.29%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (2.29%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (2.29%) MCSA
9 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (2.29%) A+ Certification
10 2 (1.53%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (1.53%) JNCIP
10 2 (1.53%) JNCIE
11 1 (0.76%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.76%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.76%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.82%) JSP 440
2 4 (3.05%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.29%) SLA
4 2 (1.53%) QA
5 1 (0.76%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (6.11%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.05%) vSphere
4 3 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.29%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.76%) XenApp
5 1 (0.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.76%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (3.82%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.76%) Cacti
2 1 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 81 (61.83%) Cisco
2 36 (27.48%) CheckPoint
3 21 (16.03%) Juniper
4 14 (10.69%) VMware
5 10 (7.63%) HP
6 6 (4.58%) F5
7 5 (3.82%) Ericsson
7 5 (3.82%) McAfee
8 4 (3.05%) BT
8 4 (3.05%) Microsoft
8 4 (3.05%) EMC
8 4 (3.05%) Oracle
9 3 (2.29%) IBM
9 3 (2.29%) Huawei
10 2 (1.53%) Redback
10 2 (1.53%) Blue Coat
10 2 (1.53%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.53%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.53%) SGI
10 2 (1.53%) Nokia