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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Design Engineer
Rank 583 555 535
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Network Design Engineer 35 31 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.059% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.064% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 12
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£325 £380 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.47% +13.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £373 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.75% +14.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.00
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
52814 48754 52062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.76% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 32941 29468 29352
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2104 2105 2558
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -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 21 October 2014.

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 21 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 21 October 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
England -23 35 £325 -12.75% 1
West Midlands -8 12 £320 -7.24% 1
Berkshire +8 6 £426 +6.56%
Shropshire -11 6 £320 +3.22%
South East -26 6 £426 +3.33%
Telford - 6 £320 -
South West - 2 £456 -
London -18 1 £310 -18.42%
Marlow - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
East of England - - - -

Network Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 46 (83.64%) Cisco
2 45 (81.82%) Network Design
3 35 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (56.36%) CCNP
5 29 (52.73%) Firewall
6 25 (45.45%) Cisco ASA
7 23 (41.82%) CheckPoint
8 21 (38.18%) OSPF
8 21 (38.18%) F5
9 18 (32.73%) Network Security
10 15 (27.27%) Network Management
10 15 (27.27%) BGP
10 15 (27.27%) CCDP
11 13 (23.64%) HP
11 13 (23.64%) Cisco Nexus
12 12 (21.82%) CCNA
12 12 (21.82%) CCIE
12 12 (21.82%) Juniper
12 12 (21.82%) MPLS
13 11 (20.00%) Security Cleared
13 11 (20.00%) Telecoms
13 11 (20.00%) Blue Coat
13 11 (20.00%) WLAN
14 10 (18.18%) WAN
14 10 (18.18%) BMC
14 10 (18.18%) BIG-IP
14 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared
14 10 (18.18%) Cisco PIX
14 10 (18.18%) TippingPoint
15 9 (16.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

Network Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 3 (5.45%) Apache
2 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.82%) Lync
2 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Office
1 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 29 (52.73%) Firewall
2 25 (45.45%) Cisco ASA
3 21 (38.18%) OSPF
4 18 (32.73%) Network Security
5 15 (27.27%) BGP
6 13 (23.64%) Cisco Nexus
7 12 (21.82%) MPLS
8 11 (20.00%) WLAN
9 10 (18.18%) WAN
9 10 (18.18%) BIG-IP
9 10 (18.18%) Cisco PIX
10 9 (16.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 9 (16.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 9 (16.36%) LAN
11 6 (10.91%) EIGRP
11 6 (10.91%) RIP
12 5 (9.09%) VoIP
12 5 (9.09%) DMZ
12 5 (9.09%) BT 21CN
13 4 (7.27%) DMVPN
General
1 11 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (10.91%) Retail
3 1 (1.82%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
1 1 (1.82%) SecurID
1 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.45%) Windows
1 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (81.82%) Network Design
2 15 (27.27%) Network Management
3 6 (10.91%) Load Balancing
4 5 (9.09%) eTOM
4 5 (9.09%) ITIL
5 3 (5.45%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (3.64%) Service Management
6 2 (3.64%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.82%) Change Management
7 1 (1.82%) Validation
7 1 (1.82%) Migration
7 1 (1.82%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (1.82%) Information Security
7 1 (1.82%) Asset Management
7 1 (1.82%) E-Commerce
7 1 (1.82%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.82%) Time Management
7 1 (1.82%) Network Architecture
7 1 (1.82%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.82%) Demand Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.09%) Lisp
2 1 (1.82%) C
Qualifications
1 35 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (56.36%) CCNP
3 15 (27.27%) CCDP
4 12 (21.82%) CCNA
4 12 (21.82%) CCIE
5 11 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared
7 8 (14.55%) CISSP
8 3 (5.45%) Degree
8 3 (5.45%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (3.64%) DV Cleared
9 2 (3.64%) CCSP
10 1 (1.82%) CCIP
10 1 (1.82%) HND
10 1 (1.82%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.82%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.82%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.82%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.91%) QA
2 5 (9.09%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) ProxySG
2 3 (5.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.82%) vSphere
3 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) OPNET
1 4 (7.27%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (5.45%) FortiGate
2 3 (5.45%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (1.82%) SCCM
3 1 (1.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 46 (83.64%) Cisco
2 23 (41.82%) CheckPoint
3 21 (38.18%) F5
4 13 (23.64%) HP
5 12 (21.82%) Juniper
6 11 (20.00%) Blue Coat
7 10 (18.18%) TippingPoint
7 10 (18.18%) BMC
8 7 (12.73%) Nokia
9 6 (10.91%) BT
10 5 (9.09%) McAfee
10 5 (9.09%) Motorola
11 4 (7.27%) IronPort
11 4 (7.27%) Sourcefire
12 2 (3.64%) Fortinet
13 1 (1.82%) Fujitsu
13 1 (1.82%) Huawei
13 1 (1.82%) Brocade
13 1 (1.82%) SolarWinds
13 1 (1.82%) Tufin