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 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Design Engineer
Rank 569 575 529
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -46
Contract jobs requiring a Network Design Engineer 44 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.027% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.029% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 9 1
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£425 £380 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +0.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £368 -
% change year-on-year
+15.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £33.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
50953 48768 42881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.48% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31537 30266 24598
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 1997 2122
Average hourly rate £16.54 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 27 May 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 27 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 27 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
England -3 34 £425 +11.84% 2
London +24 13 £425 -5.55% 1
West Midlands - 13 £425 -
Birmingham - 11 £425 -
South East -24 5 £361 -1.70% 1
Scotland - 4 £451 -
Yorkshire - 3 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £361 - 1
Renfrewshire - 2 £451 -
Erskine - 2 £451 -
Glasgow - 2 - -
Home Counties - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 2 £500 -
Leeds - 2 - -
Berkshire -7 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 £275 -
Worcestershire - 1 £510 -
City of London - 1 £550 -
Harrogate - 1 - -
Malvern - 1 £510 -
Newport - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £348 -
Telford - 1 £275 -
South Wales - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -

Network Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 66 (85.71%) Cisco
2 49 (63.64%) Network Design
3 40 (51.95%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (40.26%) CheckPoint
5 28 (36.36%) Security Cleared
6 26 (33.77%) Network Security
7 24 (31.17%) Telecoms
7 24 (31.17%) CCNP
8 21 (27.27%) BGP
8 21 (27.27%) LAN
9 20 (25.97%) Juniper
9 20 (25.97%) Firewall
10 19 (24.68%) Cisco ASA
11 18 (23.38%) HP
12 17 (22.08%) OSPF
12 17 (22.08%) Blue Coat
13 16 (20.78%) Cisco Nexus
14 15 (19.48%) CCIE
14 15 (19.48%) WAN
15 14 (18.18%) WLAN
15 14 (18.18%) CCNA
15 14 (18.18%) EIGRP
15 14 (18.18%) SC Cleared
15 14 (18.18%) Degree
16 13 (16.88%) Wireless
17 12 (15.58%) MPLS
17 12 (15.58%) CCDP
18 11 (14.29%) Clustering
18 11 (14.29%) Fortinet
18 11 (14.29%) F5

Network Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (2.60%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.60%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) MS Excel
1 4 (5.19%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.90%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.30%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 26 (33.77%) Network Security
2 21 (27.27%) LAN
2 21 (27.27%) BGP
3 20 (25.97%) Firewall
4 19 (24.68%) Cisco ASA
5 17 (22.08%) OSPF
6 16 (20.78%) Cisco Nexus
7 15 (19.48%) WAN
8 14 (18.18%) WLAN
8 14 (18.18%) EIGRP
9 13 (16.88%) Wireless
10 12 (15.58%) MPLS
11 9 (11.69%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (10.39%) VPN
13 7 (9.09%) SSL
13 7 (9.09%) Cisco PIX
13 7 (9.09%) Cisco ISE
14 6 (7.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 6 (7.79%) NetScaler
14 6 (7.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.90%) MySQL
1 3 (3.90%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.30%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (3.90%) JIRA
General
1 24 (31.17%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.79%) Finance
3 5 (6.49%) Retail
4 3 (3.90%) Advertising
5 1 (1.30%) Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.30%) Billing
5 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) JSP
1 3 (3.90%) SOAP
1 3 (3.90%) Web Services
1 3 (3.90%) XML
1 3 (3.90%) JSON
1 3 (3.90%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.29%) Clustering
1 11 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.19%) CESG
4 3 (3.90%) IPTV
5 2 (2.60%) SecurID
5 2 (2.60%) Replication
5 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.30%) CCTV
6 1 (1.30%) CMDB
6 1 (1.30%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.30%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.49%) Windows
2 3 (3.90%) Linux
2 3 (3.90%) Android
2 3 (3.90%) CentOS
3 2 (2.60%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (63.64%) Network Design
2 10 (12.99%) Load Balancing
3 9 (11.69%) ITIL
4 7 (9.09%) ITIL V3
5 5 (6.49%) Low Latency
5 5 (6.49%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 5 (6.49%) Migration
6 3 (3.90%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.90%) Change Management
6 3 (3.90%) Six Sigma
6 3 (3.90%) Network Architecture
6 3 (3.90%) Network Management
7 2 (2.60%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (2.60%) Network Planning
7 2 (2.60%) eTOM
7 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (2.60%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (2.60%) Benchmarking
7 2 (2.60%) Validation
7 2 (2.60%) Demand Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.79%) Lisp
2 3 (3.90%) Bash Shell
2 3 (3.90%) JavaScript
2 3 (3.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (51.95%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 24 (31.17%) CCNP
4 15 (19.48%) CCIE
5 14 (18.18%) CCNA
5 14 (18.18%) Degree
5 14 (18.18%) SC Cleared
6 12 (15.58%) CCDP
7 6 (7.79%) CISSP
7 6 (7.79%) CCSA
7 6 (7.79%) CCSE
8 3 (3.90%) JNCIA
8 3 (3.90%) JNCIS
8 3 (3.90%) CCIP
9 2 (2.60%) HNC
10 1 (1.30%) CCVP
10 1 (1.30%) CCSP
10 1 (1.30%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) JSP 440
2 2 (2.60%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.60%) QA
3 1 (1.30%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.30%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 8 (10.39%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.90%) NFS
3 2 (2.60%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (11.69%) FortiGate
2 7 (9.09%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (6.49%) OPNET
4 2 (2.60%) TrustSec
5 1 (1.30%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (1.30%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 66 (85.71%) Cisco
2 31 (40.26%) CheckPoint
3 20 (25.97%) Juniper
4 18 (23.38%) HP
5 17 (22.08%) Blue Coat
6 11 (14.29%) Fortinet
6 11 (14.29%) F5
7 10 (12.99%) Tufin
7 10 (12.99%) Microsoft
8 9 (11.69%) Citrix
9 7 (9.09%) Nokia
10 6 (7.79%) IronPort
10 6 (7.79%) TippingPoint
11 5 (6.49%) Motorola
11 5 (6.49%) BMC
12 3 (3.90%) Oracle
12 3 (3.90%) Red Hat
12 3 (3.90%) McAfee
12 3 (3.90%) Brocade
12 3 (3.90%) SolarWinds
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