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 27 August 2015 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Design
Rank 174 171 195
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +24
Contract jobs citing Network Design 95 80 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.98% 0.86% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.16% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 28 20
Average daily rate
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£360 £361 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% +7.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £508 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £383 £363
% change year-on-year
+0.65% +5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 6
Average hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £27.20 £34.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £57.20 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.46 £42.50 £43.55
% change year-on-year
-0.09% -2.41%
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
7454 6888 6498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.73% 74.26% 73.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4565 3867 3575
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 261 262
Average hourly rate £33.50 £20.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.50% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £12.30 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.45% -15.00%

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 27 August 2015.

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 27 August 2015.

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 27 August 2015. 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
Hampshire +12 26 £345 +30.18%
Buckinghamshire +14 25 £425 +17.24% 2
Berkshire -24 15 £339 -19.34% 4
Oxfordshire -7 14 £190 -52.50% 1
West Sussex -10 5 £338 -38.63%
Surrey -6 4 £375 +4.16% 2
Middlesex +3 3 £484 -
Network Design
England

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 83 (44.62%) Cisco
2 77 (41.40%) Cisco Certification
3 76 (40.86%) Firewall
4 59 (31.72%) LAN
5 54 (29.03%) CCNP
6 48 (25.81%) Telecoms
7 40 (21.51%) CheckPoint
8 39 (20.97%) CCNA
8 39 (20.97%) WAN
9 36 (19.35%) OSPF
9 36 (19.35%) BGP
10 35 (18.82%) Juniper
10 35 (18.82%) Wireless
10 35 (18.82%) Cisco ASA
10 35 (18.82%) Data Centre
11 30 (16.13%) ITIL
12 28 (15.05%) TCP/IP
13 27 (14.52%) VoIP
14 26 (13.98%) Linux
15 25 (13.44%) Security Cleared
15 25 (13.44%) Capacity Management
16 22 (11.83%) F5
16 22 (11.83%) VMware
17 21 (11.29%) DNS
17 21 (11.29%) MPLS
17 21 (11.29%) Configuration Management
18 20 (10.75%) Microsoft Certification
18 20 (10.75%) 3G
18 20 (10.75%) VPN
18 20 (10.75%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 9 (4.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 8 (4.30%) Lync
3 7 (3.76%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.61%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.54%) IIS
5 1 (0.54%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (4.30%) MS Excel
1 8 (4.30%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.69%) MS Office
3 3 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Metrica
1 1 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.54%) SaaS
2 1 (0.54%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 76 (40.86%) Firewall
2 59 (31.72%) LAN
3 39 (20.97%) WAN
4 36 (19.35%) OSPF
4 36 (19.35%) BGP
5 35 (18.82%) Wireless
5 35 (18.82%) Cisco ASA
6 28 (15.05%) TCP/IP
7 27 (14.52%) VoIP
8 21 (11.29%) DNS
8 21 (11.29%) MPLS
9 20 (10.75%) VPN
9 20 (10.75%) 3G
10 16 (8.60%) 4G
11 15 (8.06%) Wi-Fi
11 15 (8.06%) Network Security
12 13 (6.99%) EIGRP
12 13 (6.99%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (6.45%) Ethernet
13 12 (6.45%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.15%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.08%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.54%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Maven
General
1 48 (25.81%) Telecoms
2 13 (6.99%) Finance
3 11 (5.91%) Front Office
3 11 (5.91%) Back Office
4 3 (1.61%) Retail
5 2 (1.08%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.54%) Publishing
6 1 (0.54%) Games
6 1 (0.54%) Banking
6 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.54%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 56 (30.11%) Network Engineer
2 27 (14.52%) Architect
3 18 (9.68%) Design Engineer
4 14 (7.53%) Support Engineer
4 14 (7.53%) Network Architect
5 13 (6.99%) IP Engineer
6 12 (6.45%) Network Support
7 11 (5.91%) Senior Network Engineer
8 10 (5.38%) Network Support Engineer
9 9 (4.84%) Analyst
10 8 (4.30%) Back Office Engineer
11 7 (3.76%) Consultant
11 7 (3.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (3.23%) Security Engineer
13 5 (2.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 5 (2.69%) Cisco Engineer
13 5 (2.69%) Network Specialist
13 5 (2.69%) Network Design Engineer
13 5 (2.69%) Administrator
13 5 (2.69%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.84%) XML
2 8 (4.30%) 802.1X
3 4 (2.15%) .NET
4 3 (1.61%) CSS
5 2 (1.08%) JSP
6 1 (0.54%) Web Services
6 1 (0.54%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 35 (18.82%) Data Centre
2 12 (6.45%) Clustering
3 11 (5.91%) Statistics
4 8 (4.30%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (4.30%) Enterprise Storage
4 8 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.23%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.15%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.08%) Replication
7 2 (1.08%) Frameworx
8 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.54%) Raspberry Pi
8 1 (0.54%) BeagleBone
8 1 (0.54%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.54%) NHS
8 1 (0.54%) Handset
8 1 (0.54%) CMDB
8 1 (0.54%) RMADS
8 1 (0.54%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.54%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 26 (13.98%) Linux
2 20 (10.75%) Windows
3 14 (7.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (4.30%) Windows 7
5 8 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (3.76%) CentOS
7 5 (2.69%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.08%) UNIX
9 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (16.13%) ITIL
2 25 (13.44%) Capacity Management
3 21 (11.29%) Configuration Management
4 18 (9.68%) Load Balancing
5 17 (9.14%) Network Monitoring
6 15 (8.06%) ITIL V3
7 12 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
8 11 (5.91%) Fault Management
8 11 (5.91%) Service Management
8 11 (5.91%) Validation
9 10 (5.38%) Change Management
10 9 (4.84%) Network Management
10 9 (4.84%) Performance Monitoring
11 8 (4.30%) Project Management
11 8 (4.30%) SOA
11 8 (4.30%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (3.76%) Open Source
13 6 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (3.23%) Kalman Filter
13 6 (3.23%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.38%) Java
2 8 (4.30%) Perl
3 5 (2.69%) C
4 4 (2.15%) SQL
5 1 (0.54%) MapBasic
5 1 (0.54%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.54%) C++
Qualifications
1 77 (41.40%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (29.03%) CCNP
3 39 (20.97%) CCNA
4 25 (13.44%) Security Cleared
5 20 (10.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (9.14%) SC Cleared
7 16 (8.60%) Degree
8 14 (7.53%) CCIE
9 13 (6.99%) MCSA
10 12 (6.45%) Network+ Certification
10 12 (6.45%) A+ Certification
11 9 (4.84%) CCSE
12 8 (4.30%) MCSE
12 8 (4.30%) CCDP
13 7 (3.76%) Check Point Certification
14 6 (3.23%) CCSA
14 6 (3.23%) RHCE
15 4 (2.15%) CCDA
15 4 (2.15%) HND
16 3 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.68%) SLA
2 3 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.54%) QA
4 1 (0.54%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (9.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (6.45%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.23%) iptables
4 3 (1.61%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.61%) vSphere
4 3 (1.61%) VirtualBox
5 2 (1.08%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (3.76%) Puppet
2 5 (2.69%) FortiGate
3 3 (1.61%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (1.61%) Cacti
4 2 (1.08%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (1.08%) SCOM
5 1 (0.54%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 83 (44.62%) Cisco
2 40 (21.51%) CheckPoint
3 35 (18.82%) Juniper
4 22 (11.83%) VMware
4 22 (11.83%) F5
5 18 (9.68%) Red Hat
6 16 (8.60%) Microsoft
7 12 (6.45%) Nokia
8 10 (5.38%) NetApp
9 9 (4.84%) HP
9 9 (4.84%) Remedy
10 8 (4.30%) Huawei
11 7 (3.76%) SonicWALL
11 7 (3.76%) McAfee
11 7 (3.76%) Aerohive Networks
11 7 (3.76%) QNAP
11 7 (3.76%) Polycom
11 7 (3.76%) Tandberg
12 6 (3.23%) Spiceworks
12 6 (3.23%) Adobe
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