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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Design
Rank 110 136 105
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -31
Contract jobs citing Network Design 30 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.94% 0.23% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 0.31% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 6
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £400 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £443 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 0
Average hourly rate £42.46 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.09% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.46 £35.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+19.60% -11.25%
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
2405 2268 1552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.27% 74.43% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1616 1519 1012
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 104 70
Average hourly rate £39.25 £33.84 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.98% +90.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.84 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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
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 29 July 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
Wiltshire +2 12 £450 +9.09%
Dorset +4 6 - -
Bristol - 5 £400 - 5
Gloucestershire - 4 - -
Devon - 1 £400 -
Network Design
England

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 15 (42.86%) WAN
2 13 (37.14%) LAN
2 13 (37.14%) Cisco
3 12 (34.29%) Data Centre
4 11 (31.43%) Security Cleared
4 11 (31.43%) Firewall
5 10 (28.57%) ITIL
6 8 (22.86%) VoIP
6 8 (22.86%) F5
7 7 (20.00%) VLAN
7 7 (20.00%) Aerospace
8 6 (17.14%) Service Delivery
8 6 (17.14%) ATM
8 6 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (17.14%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (17.14%) Network Security
8 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
9 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (14.29%) HSRP
9 5 (14.29%) Juniper
9 5 (14.29%) CheckPoint
9 5 (14.29%) CCNP
9 5 (14.29%) VRRP
9 5 (14.29%) MPLS
9 5 (14.29%) OSPF
9 5 (14.29%) BGP
10 4 (11.43%) Radware
10 4 (11.43%) Linux
10 4 (11.43%) VPN
10 4 (11.43%) Cisco Nexus

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 (2.86%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 15 (42.86%) WAN
2 13 (37.14%) LAN
3 11 (31.43%) Firewall
4 8 (22.86%) VoIP
5 7 (20.00%) VLAN
6 6 (17.14%) Network Security
6 6 (17.14%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (17.14%) ATM
7 5 (14.29%) MPLS
7 5 (14.29%) OSPF
7 5 (14.29%) BGP
7 5 (14.29%) VRRP
7 5 (14.29%) HSRP
8 4 (11.43%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (11.43%) VPN
8 4 (11.43%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (8.57%) 4G
10 2 (5.71%) SNMP
10 2 (5.71%) SDH
10 2 (5.71%) Ethernet
General
1 7 (20.00%) Aerospace
2 2 (5.71%) Military
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (37.14%) Network Engineer
2 12 (34.29%) Design Engineer
3 8 (22.86%) Network Design Engineer
4 7 (20.00%) Architect
5 5 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Network Architect
7 3 (8.57%) Network Designer
7 3 (8.57%) Network Design Consultant
7 3 (8.57%) Designer
7 3 (8.57%) Software Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Network Consultant
7 3 (8.57%) Consultant
8 2 (5.71%) Technical Design Authority
8 2 (5.71%) Network Design Architect
9 1 (2.86%) Network Security Architect
9 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
9 1 (2.86%) Pre Sales Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) VoIP Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) Middleware
1 1 (2.86%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (34.29%) Data Centre
2 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Linux
2 3 (8.57%) Windows
3 2 (5.71%) Ubuntu
3 2 (5.71%) CentOS
4 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) ITIL
2 6 (17.14%) Service Delivery
3 3 (8.57%) Migration
3 3 (8.57%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.71%) SOA
4 2 (5.71%) Network Management
4 2 (5.71%) Network Planning
4 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (2.86%) Requirements Management
5 1 (2.86%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (2.86%) Business Development
5 1 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.86%) TOGAF
5 1 (2.86%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.86%) DevOps
5 1 (2.86%) BPR
5 1 (2.86%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.86%) Time Management
5 1 (2.86%) Financial Modelling
5 1 (2.86%) Customer Engagement
Qualifications
1 11 (31.43%) Security Cleared
2 6 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
3 5 (14.29%) CCNP
4 3 (8.57%) CCIE
5 2 (5.71%) CCNA
6 1 (2.86%) CCDP
6 1 (2.86%) CISSP
6 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) ISO 9001
1 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.86%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Puppet
2 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 13 (37.14%) Cisco
2 8 (22.86%) F5
3 5 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 5 (14.29%) Juniper
4 4 (11.43%) Radware
5 2 (5.71%) BT
5 2 (5.71%) Blue Coat
5 2 (5.71%) Fujitsu
5 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.71%) Nortel
6 1 (2.86%) Citrix
6 1 (2.86%) IBM
6 1 (2.86%) HP
6 1 (2.86%) EMC
6 1 (2.86%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (2.86%) Riverbed
6 1 (2.86%) Actix
6 1 (2.86%) Brocade
6 1 (2.86%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.86%) McAfee