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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Design Engineer
Rank 561 571 533
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Network Design Engineer 51 23 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.043% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.046% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 9 4
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£400 £380 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +26.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £34.38 -
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
51545 49678 43330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.37% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31452 30529 24746
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2047 1994 2137
Average hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.50% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 6 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 6 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 +2 41 £425 +11.84% 1
London 0 12 £400 -
West Midlands -4 12 £425 -
Birmingham - 10 £425 -
South East -17 8 £350 -7.89%
Yorkshire - 8 £373 -
Leeds - 7 £373 -
West Yorkshire - 7 £373 -
Berkshire -11 5 £350 -15.15%
Scotland - 4 £451 -
Home Counties - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 2 £500 -
Renfrewshire - 2 £451 -
Erskine - 2 £451 -
Glasgow - 2 - -
Shropshire -8 1 £275 -
Telford -9 1 £275 -
Newport - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £348 -
Harrogate - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £313 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £348 -
South Wales - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -

Network Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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 69 (83.13%) Cisco
2 51 (61.45%) Network Design
3 45 (54.22%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (43.37%) CheckPoint
5 33 (39.76%) Network Security
6 31 (37.35%) Security Cleared
7 30 (36.14%) CCNP
8 28 (33.73%) Telecoms
9 25 (30.12%) Firewall
10 23 (27.71%) OSPF
11 22 (26.51%) BGP
11 22 (26.51%) LAN
12 21 (25.30%) Cisco ASA
13 18 (21.69%) SC Cleared
13 18 (21.69%) Juniper
14 17 (20.48%) HP
14 17 (20.48%) Blue Coat
14 17 (20.48%) Degree
14 17 (20.48%) Cisco Nexus
15 16 (19.28%) WLAN
16 15 (18.07%) CCIE
17 14 (16.87%) CCNA
17 14 (16.87%) EIGRP
17 14 (16.87%) WAN
17 14 (16.87%) Wireless
17 14 (16.87%) Fortinet
17 14 (16.87%) F5
18 13 (15.66%) Tufin
18 13 (15.66%) MPLS
18 13 (15.66%) CCDP

Network Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 (2.41%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.41%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (7.23%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.02%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.61%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.20%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 33 (39.76%) Network Security
2 25 (30.12%) Firewall
3 23 (27.71%) OSPF
4 22 (26.51%) BGP
4 22 (26.51%) LAN
5 21 (25.30%) Cisco ASA
6 17 (20.48%) Cisco Nexus
7 16 (19.28%) WLAN
8 14 (16.87%) WAN
8 14 (16.87%) EIGRP
8 14 (16.87%) Wireless
9 13 (15.66%) MPLS
10 10 (12.05%) SSL
11 9 (10.84%) VPN
11 9 (10.84%) IPsec
11 9 (10.84%) Cisco ISE
11 9 (10.84%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (8.43%) Cisco PIX
12 7 (8.43%) Internet
13 6 (7.23%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.82%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.61%) MySQL
3 1 (1.20%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (3.61%) JIRA
General
1 28 (33.73%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.23%) Finance
3 5 (6.02%) Retail
4 3 (3.61%) Advertising
5 1 (1.20%) Banking
5 1 (1.20%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.20%) Billing
5 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.82%) JSON
2 3 (3.61%) JSP
2 3 (3.61%) SOAP
2 3 (3.61%) Web Services
2 3 (3.61%) XML
2 3 (3.61%) REST
3 1 (1.20%) Laravel
3 1 (1.20%) Backbone.js
3 1 (1.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (1.20%) RESTful
3 1 (1.20%) HTML5
3 1 (1.20%) HTML
3 1 (1.20%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.05%) Clustering
2 5 (6.02%) SecurID
2 5 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.82%) CESG
4 3 (3.61%) IPTV
5 1 (1.20%) CCTV
5 1 (1.20%) CMDB
5 1 (1.20%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.20%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.20%) Replication
5 1 (1.20%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.82%) Windows
2 3 (3.61%) Linux
2 3 (3.61%) Android
2 3 (3.61%) CentOS
3 2 (2.41%) UNIX
4 1 (1.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (61.45%) Network Design
2 12 (14.46%) ITIL
3 10 (12.05%) Load Balancing
4 7 (8.43%) ITIL V3
5 6 (7.23%) Demand Forecasting
5 6 (7.23%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (6.02%) eTOM
6 5 (6.02%) Migration
6 5 (6.02%) Low Latency
6 5 (6.02%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 4 (4.82%) Validation
7 4 (4.82%) Network Management
8 3 (3.61%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.61%) Change Management
8 3 (3.61%) Six Sigma
8 3 (3.61%) Network Architecture
9 2 (2.41%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (2.41%) Requirements Analysis
9 2 (2.41%) Network Planning
9 2 (2.41%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.23%) Lisp
2 4 (4.82%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.61%) Bash Shell
3 3 (3.61%) SQL
4 1 (1.20%) PHP
Qualifications
1 45 (54.22%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (37.35%) Security Cleared
3 30 (36.14%) CCNP
4 18 (21.69%) SC Cleared
5 17 (20.48%) Degree
6 15 (18.07%) CCIE
7 14 (16.87%) CCNA
8 13 (15.66%) CCDP
9 11 (13.25%) CISSP
10 6 (7.23%) CCSA
10 6 (7.23%) CCSE
11 3 (3.61%) JNCIA
11 3 (3.61%) JNCIS
11 3 (3.61%) CCIP
12 2 (2.41%) HNC
13 1 (1.20%) CCSP
13 1 (1.20%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.02%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.61%) JSP 440
3 2 (2.41%) QA
4 1 (1.20%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.20%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 7 (8.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.61%) NFS
3 1 (1.20%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (10.84%) FortiGate
2 6 (7.23%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (6.02%) OPNET
4 2 (2.41%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (1.20%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 69 (83.13%) Cisco
2 36 (43.37%) CheckPoint
3 18 (21.69%) Juniper
4 17 (20.48%) HP
4 17 (20.48%) Blue Coat
5 14 (16.87%) Fortinet
5 14 (16.87%) F5
6 13 (15.66%) Tufin
6 13 (15.66%) Microsoft
7 10 (12.05%) Nokia
8 9 (10.84%) Citrix
9 6 (7.23%) IronPort
9 6 (7.23%) TippingPoint
10 5 (6.02%) Motorola
10 5 (6.02%) BMC
11 4 (4.82%) CA
11 4 (4.82%) SolarWinds
11 4 (4.82%) AlgoSec
12 3 (3.61%) SevOne
12 3 (3.61%) Infoblox