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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Design
Rank 130 137 112
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -25
Contract jobs citing Network Design 3 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.10% 0.20% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.26% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate
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£550 £440 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +67.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £22.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+77.27% -16.98%
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
2219 2303 1453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 74.39% 76.87% 70.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1464 1513 903
Average daily rate £400 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 120 69
Average hourly rate £36.45 £33.84 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.71% +5.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £14.00 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 +4 2 £550 +29.41% 4
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Network Design
England

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 12 (60.00%) Cisco
2 9 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (45.00%) Firewall
3 8 (40.00%) Juniper
3 8 (40.00%) Network Security
4 6 (30.00%) CCNP
4 6 (30.00%) CCNA
4 6 (30.00%) Windows
5 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (20.00%) LAN
6 4 (20.00%) WAN
7 3 (15.00%) ITIL
7 3 (15.00%) CCIE
7 3 (15.00%) SAN
7 3 (15.00%) Degree
7 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
7 3 (15.00%) DV Cleared
8 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (10.00%) F5
8 2 (10.00%) Fujitsu
8 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
8 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
8 2 (10.00%) iSCSI
8 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
8 2 (10.00%) DHCP
8 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
8 2 (10.00%) IBM
8 2 (10.00%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (45.00%) Firewall
2 8 (40.00%) Network Security
3 4 (20.00%) LAN
3 4 (20.00%) WAN
4 3 (15.00%) SAN
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (10.00%) iSCSI
5 2 (10.00%) DHCP
5 2 (10.00%) VRRP
5 2 (10.00%) MPLS
5 2 (10.00%) OSPF
5 2 (10.00%) BGP
6 1 (5.00%) 2G
6 1 (5.00%) Wireless
6 1 (5.00%) IPv4
6 1 (5.00%) IPv6
6 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
6 1 (5.00%) FTP
6 1 (5.00%) RIP
6 1 (5.00%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Project Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Network Support
3 3 (15.00%) Network Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Network Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Design Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Network Technician
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Exchange Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Designer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Technician
5 1 (5.00%) Radio Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Network Designer
5 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.00%) NHS
2 1 (5.00%) CESG
2 1 (5.00%) Open Source
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (10.00%) Network Planning
3 1 (5.00%) Migration
3 1 (5.00%) Information Security
3 1 (5.00%) BPR
3 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.00%) SOA
3 1 (5.00%) B2B
3 1 (5.00%) Financial Modelling
3 1 (5.00%) Time Management
3 1 (5.00%) System Testing
3 1 (5.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (5.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (5.00%) Cyber Security
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (30.00%) CCNP
2 6 (30.00%) CCNA
3 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (15.00%) CCIE
4 3 (15.00%) Degree
4 3 (15.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (5.00%) MCITP
6 1 (5.00%) CWNA
6 1 (5.00%) MCP
6 1 (5.00%) CCDP
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Cisco
2 8 (40.00%) Juniper
3 2 (10.00%) F5
3 2 (10.00%) Fujitsu
3 2 (10.00%) IBM
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) BT
4 1 (5.00%) Brocade
4 1 (5.00%) NetApp
4 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.00%) Symantec
4 1 (5.00%) Dell
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix
4 1 (5.00%) Riverbed
4 1 (5.00%) Actix
4 1 (5.00%) Barracuda Networks