The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Design Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Design Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Design Engineer
Rank 542 546 496
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -50
Contract jobs requiring a Network Design Engineer 34 30 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.059% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.064% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 14
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£370 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £453 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 7
Average hourly rate - £34.38 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48562 47237 41574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.41% 92.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 29824 27903 23737
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1861 2009 2246
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

Network Design Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Design Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Design Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Design Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Design Engineer within the UK.

Network Design Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Network Design Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Design Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Network Design Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Network Design Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Design Engineer within the UK.

Network Design Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Network Design Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Design Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 2 March 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
England -26 33 £370 +5.71% 7
Berkshire +16 20 £363 - 1
South East -10 20 £363 +20.83% 3
West Yorkshire - 6 £373 -
Yorkshire - 6 £373 -
Leeds - 6 £373 -
Reading - 4 £451 -
West Midlands -6 3 £348 -9.74% 1
London 0 1 - - 3
Manchester - 1 £288 -
North West - 1 £288 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
North East - - - -
City of London - - - - 2
South West - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
East of England - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Warwick - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -

Network Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Network Design Engineer in their job title 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 with Network Design Engineer in their job title.

1 52 (75.36%) Cisco
2 49 (71.01%) Network Design
3 41 (59.42%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (52.17%) CCNP
5 25 (36.23%) CheckPoint
6 24 (34.78%) OSPF
6 24 (34.78%) Firewall
6 24 (34.78%) BGP
7 22 (31.88%) Network Security
8 21 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
8 21 (30.43%) Telecoms
8 21 (30.43%) CCDP
8 21 (30.43%) Cisco Nexus
9 18 (26.09%) SC Cleared
9 18 (26.09%) Security Cleared
10 17 (24.64%) F5
11 16 (23.19%) WLAN
11 16 (23.19%) CCNA
12 14 (20.29%) CISSP
13 13 (18.84%) HP
14 12 (17.39%) LAN
14 12 (17.39%) MPLS
14 12 (17.39%) Blue Coat
14 12 (17.39%) TippingPoint
15 11 (15.94%) Network Management
15 11 (15.94%) EIGRP
15 11 (15.94%) BMC
15 11 (15.94%) WAN
16 9 (13.04%) Lisp
17 8 (11.59%) DMZ

Network Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Network Design Engineer in their job title 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 with Network Design Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.90%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (7.25%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.90%) MS Office
2 2 (2.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.45%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 24 (34.78%) OSPF
1 24 (34.78%) BGP
1 24 (34.78%) Firewall
2 22 (31.88%) Network Security
3 21 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
3 21 (30.43%) Cisco Nexus
4 16 (23.19%) WLAN
5 12 (17.39%) LAN
5 12 (17.39%) MPLS
6 11 (15.94%) WAN
6 11 (15.94%) EIGRP
7 8 (11.59%) DMZ
7 8 (11.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 7 (10.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 7 (10.14%) DMVPN
8 7 (10.14%) Internet
8 7 (10.14%) VPN
9 6 (8.70%) RIP
9 6 (8.70%) IPsec
10 4 (5.80%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.45%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
General
1 21 (30.43%) Telecoms
2 8 (11.59%) Retail
3 2 (2.90%) Finance
4 1 (1.45%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.45%) Billing
4 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.35%) JSP
2 1 (1.45%) JSON
2 1 (1.45%) RESTful
2 1 (1.45%) HTML5
2 1 (1.45%) Laravel
2 1 (1.45%) Backbone.js
2 1 (1.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (1.45%) HTML
2 1 (1.45%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.25%) SecurID
2 3 (4.35%) CESG
3 1 (1.45%) CMDB
3 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.45%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (71.01%) Network Design
2 11 (15.94%) Network Management
3 8 (11.59%) Load Balancing
3 8 (11.59%) ITIL
4 6 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (8.70%) Demand Forecasting
5 5 (7.25%) eTOM
6 4 (5.80%) Change Management
6 4 (5.80%) Validation
6 4 (5.80%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (4.35%) Migration
7 3 (4.35%) Six Sigma
7 3 (4.35%) Network Architecture
7 3 (4.35%) ITIL V3
8 2 (2.90%) Test Strategy
8 2 (2.90%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (2.90%) Benchmarking
8 2 (2.90%) Mentoring
9 1 (1.45%) CRM
9 1 (1.45%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.04%) Lisp
2 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 41 (59.42%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (52.17%) CCNP
3 21 (30.43%) CCDP
4 18 (26.09%) SC Cleared
4 18 (26.09%) Security Cleared
5 16 (23.19%) CCNA
6 14 (20.29%) CISSP
7 6 (8.70%) Degree
8 5 (7.25%) CCIE
9 3 (4.35%) VCP4
10 2 (2.90%) CCIP
11 1 (1.45%) CCSP
11 1 (1.45%) HNC
11 1 (1.45%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.25%) PCI DSS
2 4 (5.80%) QA
3 3 (4.35%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (10.14%) OPNET
1 7 (10.14%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (7.25%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (2.90%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 52 (75.36%) Cisco
2 25 (36.23%) CheckPoint
3 17 (24.64%) F5
4 13 (18.84%) HP
5 12 (17.39%) Blue Coat
5 12 (17.39%) TippingPoint
6 11 (15.94%) BMC
7 8 (11.59%) Motorola
7 8 (11.59%) Microsoft
8 7 (10.14%) Tufin
8 7 (10.14%) Nokia
9 6 (8.70%) BT
9 6 (8.70%) Fortinet
10 5 (7.25%) SolarWinds
11 4 (5.80%) AlgoSec
11 4 (5.80%) CA
12 3 (4.35%) Citrix
12 3 (4.35%) Juniper
12 3 (4.35%) Infoblox
13 2 (2.90%) Fujitsu
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