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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Design
Rank 170 193 143
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -50
Contract jobs citing Network Design 76 51 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.83% 0.58% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.81% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 21 17
Average daily rate
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£354 £338 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.81% -8.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £500 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £50.00 £46.00 £31.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +44.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £46.00 £31.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.20 £46.00 £32.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
- +51.78%
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
6709 6275 7158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.34% 71.58% 71.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3792 3477 3405
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £260 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 252 321
Average hourly rate £21.00 £29.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.58% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 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
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 17 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Design within the South East region over the 3 months to 17 September 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 +22 41 £390 +15.55% 8
Hampshire -1 14 £250 -20.00% 1
Surrey +3 7 £360 -10.00% 2
Buckinghamshire 0 5 £441 +6.96% 2
Kent -3 2 £463 -
Oxfordshire -6 1 £400 -
East Sussex -9 1 £375 +7.14%
Network Design
England

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 90 (66.18%) Cisco
2 58 (42.65%) Cisco Certification
3 57 (41.91%) Firewall
4 50 (36.76%) Telecoms
5 40 (29.41%) OSPF
6 35 (25.74%) CheckPoint
7 33 (24.26%) CCIE
7 33 (24.26%) CCNP
7 33 (24.26%) Security Cleared
8 31 (22.79%) Juniper
9 30 (22.06%) BGP
10 29 (21.32%) LAN
11 28 (20.59%) WAN
12 27 (19.85%) DNS
12 27 (19.85%) SC Cleared
13 23 (16.91%) MPLS
14 20 (14.71%) Degree
15 19 (13.97%) Network Architecture
16 16 (11.76%) VPN
16 16 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
16 16 (11.76%) IPsec
16 16 (11.76%) VMware
17 15 (11.03%) Load Balancing
18 14 (10.29%) Network Security
18 14 (10.29%) CCNA
18 14 (10.29%) VoIP
18 14 (10.29%) Wireless
19 13 (9.56%) Internet
20 12 (8.82%) Windows
20 12 (8.82%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 6 (4.41%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (3.68%) Apache
3 4 (2.94%) SAS
4 3 (2.21%) Lync
5 2 (1.47%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.47%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.74%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.74%) IIS
6 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.21%) MS Office
2 2 (1.47%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 57 (41.91%) Firewall
2 40 (29.41%) OSPF
3 30 (22.06%) BGP
4 29 (21.32%) LAN
5 28 (20.59%) WAN
6 27 (19.85%) DNS
7 23 (16.91%) MPLS
8 16 (11.76%) VPN
8 16 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (11.76%) IPsec
9 14 (10.29%) Network Security
9 14 (10.29%) VoIP
9 14 (10.29%) Wireless
10 13 (9.56%) Internet
11 10 (7.35%) WLAN
12 9 (6.62%) SAN
12 9 (6.62%) UMTS
12 9 (6.62%) GSM
12 9 (6.62%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (5.88%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.21%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.74%) Data Mining
General
1 50 (36.76%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.68%) Finance
3 4 (2.94%) Marketing
4 3 (2.21%) Advertising
5 2 (1.47%) Billing
6 1 (0.74%) Legal
6 1 (0.74%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (35.29%) Design Engineer
2 45 (33.09%) Network Engineer
3 32 (23.53%) IP Engineer
4 21 (15.44%) Network Design Engineer
5 19 (13.97%) Architect
6 9 (6.62%) Network Architect
7 7 (5.15%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (5.15%) IP Network Engineer
7 7 (5.15%) Integration Engineer
8 6 (4.41%) Security Engineer
8 6 (4.41%) Designer
8 6 (4.41%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.68%) Network Designer
9 5 (3.68%) Consultant
9 5 (3.68%) Senior Network Engineer
10 4 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (2.94%) Installations Engineer
10 4 (2.94%) Cisco Engineer
10 4 (2.94%) Transmission Engineer
10 4 (2.94%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.68%) JSP
2 1 (0.74%) Middleware
2 1 (0.74%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (0.74%) .NET
2 1 (0.74%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.21%) Statistics
2 2 (1.47%) Clustering
2 2 (1.47%) Computer Science
2 2 (1.47%) PKI
2 2 (1.47%) Smartcard
3 1 (0.74%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.74%) Digital Media
3 1 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (0.74%) Smart Meter
3 1 (0.74%) Replication
3 1 (0.74%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.82%) Windows
1 12 (8.82%) Linux
2 8 (5.88%) UNIX
3 5 (3.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.94%) SUSE
4 4 (2.94%) CentOS
4 4 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.74%) AIX
6 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (13.97%) Network Architecture
2 15 (11.03%) Load Balancing
3 12 (8.82%) Network Management
4 11 (8.09%) Capacity Planning
4 11 (8.09%) ITIL
5 8 (5.88%) Migration
5 8 (5.88%) Project Management
6 6 (4.41%) Validation
7 5 (3.68%) Mentoring
7 5 (3.68%) Service Delivery
8 4 (2.94%) Asset Management
8 4 (2.94%) TOGAF
8 4 (2.94%) eTOM
9 3 (2.21%) Line Management
9 3 (2.21%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (2.21%) Information Security
9 3 (2.21%) Software Engineering
10 2 (1.47%) Logistics
10 2 (1.47%) Information Management
10 2 (1.47%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.15%) C
2 4 (2.94%) Python
3 3 (2.21%) Perl
3 3 (2.21%) PHP
3 3 (2.21%) SQL
4 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 58 (42.65%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (24.26%) CCIE
2 33 (24.26%) CCNP
2 33 (24.26%) Security Cleared
3 27 (19.85%) SC Cleared
4 20 (14.71%) Degree
5 14 (10.29%) CCNA
6 10 (7.35%) CISSP
7 4 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (2.94%) CCA
7 4 (2.94%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (2.21%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (1.47%) CCSE
9 2 (1.47%) CCSA
9 2 (1.47%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.47%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.47%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (1.47%) CISA
10 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.74%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.68%) JSP 440
2 4 (2.94%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.47%) QA
4 1 (0.74%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.74%) SLA
4 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.74%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (6.62%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.94%) VMware Server
3 4 (2.94%) vSphere
4 3 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.21%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.74%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.74%) XenApp
5 1 (0.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 5 (3.68%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.74%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 90 (66.18%) Cisco
2 35 (25.74%) CheckPoint
3 31 (22.79%) Juniper
4 16 (11.76%) VMware
5 10 (7.35%) HP
6 8 (5.88%) F5
6 8 (5.88%) Microsoft
7 7 (5.15%) McAfee
8 6 (4.41%) Citrix
9 5 (3.68%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 5 (3.68%) Ericsson
9 5 (3.68%) WatchGuard
10 4 (2.94%) Blue Coat
10 4 (2.94%) Brocade
10 4 (2.94%) Veeam
10 4 (2.94%) EMC
11 3 (2.21%) BT
11 3 (2.21%) Nokia
11 3 (2.21%) IBM
11 3 (2.21%) Oracle
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