The table below looks at the statistics for Network Design skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Design over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Design
Rank 132 116 107
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -9
Contract jobs citing Network Design 13 7 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.39% 0.30% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.42% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 13
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £330 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £353 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.54% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £28.00
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2399 1651 1812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.85% 69.90% 67.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1630 1082 1071
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 110 119
Average hourly rate £35.00 £28.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.00 £11.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Network Design
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Design across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Network Design Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Network Design
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Network Design Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Network Design
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Design across the South West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Network Design Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Network Design
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Network Design Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Network Design
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Bristol -13 4 £294 -30.88% 7
Gloucestershire -16 4 £313 - 2
Wiltshire -11 3 £500 +53.84% 1
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Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 33 (73.33%) Cisco
2 31 (68.89%) Firewall
3 25 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (51.11%) Security Cleared
5 22 (48.89%) CCNP
5 22 (48.89%) LAN
5 22 (48.89%) WAN
6 21 (46.67%) SC Cleared
7 18 (40.00%) MPLS
7 18 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 17 (37.78%) OSPF
9 15 (33.33%) Network Security
10 13 (28.89%) Juniper
10 13 (28.89%) ITIL
11 12 (26.67%) Network Management
12 11 (24.44%) BGP
13 10 (22.22%) CCIE
13 10 (22.22%) High Availability
14 9 (20.00%) TCP/IP
14 9 (20.00%) FTP
14 9 (20.00%) Telecoms
15 8 (17.78%) Telnet
15 8 (17.78%) SNMP
16 7 (15.56%) CISSP
16 7 (15.56%) F5
17 6 (13.33%) CCNA
18 5 (11.11%) Windows
18 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
18 5 (11.11%) Performance Management
18 5 (11.11%) Cisco ASA

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (68.89%) Firewall
2 22 (48.89%) LAN
2 22 (48.89%) WAN
3 18 (40.00%) MPLS
3 18 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 17 (37.78%) OSPF
5 15 (33.33%) Network Security
6 11 (24.44%) BGP
7 9 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 9 (20.00%) FTP
8 8 (17.78%) Telnet
8 8 (17.78%) SNMP
9 5 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (8.89%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (6.67%) DNS
11 3 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 2 (4.44%) LTE
12 2 (4.44%) VPN
12 2 (4.44%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.44%) Military
2 2 (4.44%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Network Engineer
2 10 (22.22%) Network Specialist
3 8 (17.78%) Network Support
4 6 (13.33%) Architect
5 5 (11.11%) Network Architect
5 5 (11.11%) Senior Network Specialist
6 4 (8.89%) Senior Network Support
6 4 (8.89%) Network Consultant
6 4 (8.89%) Consultant
7 3 (6.67%) Design Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Network Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Network Design Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Designer
7 3 (6.67%) Network Design Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) Network Security Architect
8 2 (4.44%) Network Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Senior Network Manager
8 2 (4.44%) Senior Network Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) Open Source
2 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.22%) Clustering
2 1 (2.22%) CESG
2 1 (2.22%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.22%) VMS
2 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) ITIL
2 12 (26.67%) Network Management
3 10 (22.22%) High Availability
4 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (11.11%) Performance Management
4 5 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
4 5 (11.11%) Change Control
4 5 (11.11%) Network Performance Management
5 2 (4.44%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.44%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (4.44%) TOGAF
5 2 (4.44%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.44%) System Testing
5 2 (4.44%) B2B
5 2 (4.44%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.44%) Change Management
6 1 (2.22%) Service Management
6 1 (2.22%) Project Management
6 1 (2.22%) ERP
6 1 (2.22%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 25 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (51.11%) Security Cleared
3 22 (48.89%) CCNP
4 21 (46.67%) SC Cleared
5 10 (22.22%) CCIE
6 7 (15.56%) CISSP
7 6 (13.33%) CCNA
8 3 (6.67%) DV Cleared
8 3 (6.67%) Degree
9 2 (4.44%) CWNA
10 1 (2.22%) MCP
10 1 (2.22%) CCDA
10 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (2.22%) JNCIP
10 1 (2.22%) JNCIE
10 1 (2.22%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) ISO 14001
1 1 (2.22%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
1 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.44%) ProxySG
3 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 33 (73.33%) Cisco
2 13 (28.89%) Juniper
3 7 (15.56%) F5
4 3 (6.67%) McAfee
4 3 (6.67%) IronPort
5 2 (4.44%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (4.44%) Blue Coat
5 2 (4.44%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (2.22%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.22%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.22%) Sophos
6 1 (2.22%) Oracle
6 1 (2.22%) IBM
6 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.22%) HP
6 1 (2.22%) Dell
6 1 (2.22%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.22%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.22%) Huawei
6 1 (2.22%) VMware
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