The table below looks at the statistics for Network Design skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Design over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Design
Rank 316 390 433
Rank change year-on-year
+74 +43
Contract jobs citing Network Design 398 276 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.73% 0.50% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.63% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 159 82
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £259 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 7
Median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.28% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £29.00 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.19 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-1.28% +77.27%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
44683 43767 41024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.94% 79.28% 77.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29624 27730 25945
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1039 1246 1211
Median hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.71 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Network Design
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Network Design as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Network Design Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Design
Daily Rate Trend

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

Network Design Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Network Design
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Design within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

Network Design Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Network Design
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Network Design Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Network Design
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Design within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

Network Design Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Network Design
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Design within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +57 343 £425 +6.25% 49
South East +25 119 £400 +23.07% 12
London +11 112 £450 +5.88% 19
Berkshire -5 49 £375 +31.57% 4
Hampshire +8 42 £440 +22.93% 3
Scotland +5 34 £430 -4.60% 3
South West +19 29 £400 -27.27% 4
Reading +17 26 £500 +47.05% 2
City of London +49 25 £440 -7.17% 5
North West +5 24 £425 +39.34% 3
Renfrewshire -20 22 £435 -3.49%
West Midlands -8 21 £335 -25.79% 3
Erskine -21 21 £435 -3.49%
North East -24 18 £425 -
Tyne and Wear -32 18 £425 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 18 £425 -
Oxfordshire +20 13 £600 +77.77%
Yorkshire +11 12 £500 +20.48% 4
Wiltshire +4 11 £900 +63.63%
Lancashire +12 10 £476 -13.40% 1
West Yorkshire 0 10 £500 +20.48% 2
East Midlands +16 8 £396 +40.26% 3
Buckinghamshire +12 8 £400 +6.66%
Swindon +10 8 £900 -
Milton Keynes +10 8 £400 +6.66%
East of England +4 8 £450 - 1
Telford -31 7 £335 +21.81% 2
Shropshire -32 7 £335 +21.81% 2
Solihull - 7 - -
Northern Ireland - 7 £315 - 1

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Network Design also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Network Design.

1 314 (48.01%) Cisco
2 234 (35.78%) WAN
3 226 (34.56%) Firewall
4 221 (33.79%) LAN
5 211 (32.26%) Cisco Certification
6 189 (28.90%) Security Cleared
7 165 (25.23%) Data Centre
8 137 (20.95%) SC Cleared
9 133 (20.34%) CCNP
10 112 (17.13%) Network Security
11 103 (15.75%) Juniper
12 99 (15.14%) Wireless
13 96 (14.68%) Finance
13 96 (14.68%) VPN
14 91 (13.91%) ITIL
15 89 (13.61%) BGP
16 82 (12.54%) MPLS
17 79 (12.08%) Telecoms
18 78 (11.93%) CheckPoint
19 77 (11.77%) Degree
20 76 (11.62%) Linux
21 74 (11.31%) Cisco Nexus
22 71 (10.86%) OSPF
23 70 (10.70%) CCIE
24 68 (10.40%) Migration
25 67 (10.24%) CCNA
26 65 (9.94%) Project Management
27 62 (9.48%) Configuration Management
28 57 (8.72%) Cisco ASA
28 57 (8.72%) F5

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (1.22%) Confluence
2 7 (1.07%) JBoss
3 6 (0.92%) OpenStack
4 5 (0.76%) Apache
4 5 (0.76%) Tuxedo
5 4 (0.61%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.46%) lighttpd
6 3 (0.46%) nginx
6 3 (0.46%) Node.js
6 3 (0.46%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.46%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.31%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.31%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.15%) IIS
8 1 (0.15%) MQSeries
Applications
1 36 (5.50%) MS Excel
2 34 (5.20%) MS Visio
3 19 (2.91%) MS Office
4 14 (2.14%) AutoCAD
5 8 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.92%) MicroStation
7 3 (0.46%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (2.29%) IaaS
4 13 (1.99%) PaaS
5 12 (1.83%) SaaS
6 10 (1.53%) Office 365
7 8 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.61%) IBM PureFlex
9 2 (0.31%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.15%) Bluemix
10 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.15%) GitHub
10 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.15%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 234 (35.78%) WAN
2 226 (34.56%) Firewall
3 221 (33.79%) LAN
4 112 (17.13%) Network Security
5 99 (15.14%) Wireless
6 96 (14.68%) VPN
7 89 (13.61%) BGP
8 82 (12.54%) MPLS
9 74 (11.31%) Cisco Nexus
10 71 (10.86%) OSPF
11 57 (8.72%) Cisco ASA
12 56 (8.56%) TCP/IP
13 50 (7.65%) VoIP
14 48 (7.34%) DNS
15 42 (6.42%) VLAN
16 41 (6.27%) IPsec
17 35 (5.35%) Wi-Fi
18 34 (5.20%) Internet
19 32 (4.89%) Broadband
20 30 (4.59%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (7.49%) Relational Database
2 11 (1.68%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.22%) DB2
4 6 (0.92%) MySQL
5 4 (0.61%) GIS
5 4 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.46%) Big Data
6 3 (0.46%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.31%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.15%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (1.68%) Rational DOORS
1 11 (1.68%) StarTeam
2 6 (0.92%) JIRA
2 6 (0.92%) Maven
3 3 (0.46%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.46%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.46%) Subversion
4 2 (0.31%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.15%) JUnit
General
1 96 (14.68%) Finance
2 79 (12.08%) Telecoms
3 48 (7.34%) Back Office
4 39 (5.96%) Retail
5 34 (5.20%) Front Office
6 22 (3.36%) Banking
7 7 (1.07%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.07%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.07%) Marketing
7 7 (1.07%) Military
8 5 (0.76%) Legal
9 4 (0.61%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.46%) Automotive
10 3 (0.46%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.31%) Electronics
11 2 (0.31%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.15%) Billing
12 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.15%) Games
Job Titles
1 218 (33.33%) Architect
2 197 (30.12%) Network Engineer
3 109 (16.67%) Network Architect
4 79 (12.08%) Design Engineer
5 68 (10.40%) Network Design Engineer
6 65 (9.94%) Solutions Architect
7 53 (8.10%) Senior Network Engineer
8 44 (6.73%) Cisco Engineer
9 41 (6.27%) Infrastructure Architect
10 40 (6.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 36 (5.50%) Designer
12 30 (4.59%) Support Engineer
13 27 (4.13%) Consultant
13 27 (4.13%) Technical Architect
14 26 (3.98%) Senior Design Engineer
15 24 (3.67%) Analyst
15 24 (3.67%) Security Architect
15 24 (3.67%) Security Engineer
16 23 (3.52%) Network Designer
17 21 (3.21%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.68%) HTML
1 11 (1.68%) Middleware
2 10 (1.53%) .NET
3 9 (1.38%) Leaflet
3 9 (1.38%) Web Services
4 8 (1.22%) 802.1X
4 8 (1.22%) SOAP
4 8 (1.22%) SPML
5 5 (0.76%) CSS
5 5 (0.76%) REST
6 4 (0.61%) Django
6 4 (0.61%) Play Framework
6 4 (0.61%) Spring
7 3 (0.46%) Akka
7 3 (0.46%) LAMP
7 3 (0.46%) Laravel
7 3 (0.46%) Regular Expression
7 3 (0.46%) Servlets
7 3 (0.46%) spray
7 3 (0.46%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 165 (25.23%) Data Centre
2 30 (4.59%) Statistics
3 26 (3.98%) PKI
4 23 (3.52%) Private Cloud
5 22 (3.36%) Management Information System
6 20 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (1.83%) Computer Science
7 12 (1.83%) YubiKey
8 8 (1.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 7 (1.07%) CMDB
9 7 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (0.92%) iSeries
11 5 (0.76%) LPAR
12 4 (0.61%) IVR
12 4 (0.61%) VCE vBlock
13 3 (0.46%) Equities
13 3 (0.46%) FMCG
13 3 (0.46%) Mathematics
13 3 (0.46%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 76 (11.62%) Linux
2 55 (8.41%) Windows
3 39 (5.96%) Unix
4 23 (3.52%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (1.83%) CentOS
7 7 (1.07%) CatOS
8 5 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.61%) VME
9 4 (0.61%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.46%) Debian
10 3 (0.46%) SUSE
11 2 (0.31%) AIX
11 2 (0.31%) Fedora
11 2 (0.31%) Solaris
11 2 (0.31%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.15%) MVS
12 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (13.91%) ITIL
2 68 (10.40%) Migration
3 65 (9.94%) Project Management
4 62 (9.48%) Configuration Management
5 51 (7.80%) Change Management
6 45 (6.88%) Network Management
6 45 (6.88%) Validation
7 41 (6.27%) Capacity Management
8 38 (5.81%) Load Balancing
9 37 (5.66%) Office Automation
10 33 (5.05%) Network Monitoring
11 32 (4.89%) Network Architecture
12 30 (4.59%) Fault Management
12 30 (4.59%) Functional Testing
12 30 (4.59%) Stakeholder Management
13 29 (4.43%) High Availability
14 28 (4.28%) Technical Architecture
15 24 (3.67%) Change Control
16 23 (3.52%) PRINCE2
16 23 (3.52%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (4.13%) C
2 22 (3.36%) Java
3 15 (2.29%) Perl
4 14 (2.14%) SQL
5 12 (1.83%) PHP
5 12 (1.83%) Python
6 11 (1.68%) C++
7 7 (1.07%) C#
8 5 (0.76%) COBOL
8 5 (0.76%) Lisp
9 4 (0.61%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.61%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.61%) Scala
10 1 (0.15%) MapBasic
10 1 (0.15%) PHP 5
10 1 (0.15%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.15%) Ruby
10 1 (0.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 211 (32.26%) Cisco Certification
2 189 (28.90%) Security Cleared
3 137 (20.95%) SC Cleared
4 133 (20.34%) CCNP
5 77 (11.77%) Degree
6 70 (10.70%) CCIE
7 67 (10.24%) CCNA
8 31 (4.74%) DV Cleared
9 30 (4.59%) CCDP
10 24 (3.67%) ITIL Certification
11 22 (3.36%) JNCIA
12 21 (3.21%) JNCIS
13 15 (2.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 13 (1.99%) HND
15 10 (1.53%) BICSI Certification
15 10 (1.53%) BICSI RCDD
16 8 (1.22%) HNC
17 7 (1.07%) CISSP
17 7 (1.07%) JNCIP
18 6 (0.92%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.91%) QA
2 14 (2.14%) SLA
3 10 (1.53%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.15%) COBIT
6 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (4.59%) Active Directory
2 23 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (3.21%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (1.22%) Docker
5 7 (1.07%) vCloud
6 5 (0.76%) vSphere
7 4 (0.61%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.61%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.61%) XenServer
8 3 (0.46%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.15%) Firmware
9 1 (0.15%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.15%) Kamailio
9 1 (0.15%) NFS
9 1 (0.15%) Samba
9 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.15%) XenApp
9 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (2.91%) Cisco Prime
2 10 (1.53%) OPNET
2 10 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (1.53%) SolarWinds Orion
3 9 (1.38%) Puppet
4 8 (1.22%) Ansible
4 8 (1.22%) Nagios
5 6 (0.92%) FortiGate
6 5 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (0.61%) SCCM
8 3 (0.46%) Cacti
8 3 (0.46%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (0.46%) Munin
9 2 (0.31%) Amdocs OSS
9 2 (0.31%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.31%) Terraform
9 2 (0.31%) ThinApp
9 2 (0.31%) TrustSec
9 2 (0.31%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.15%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 314 (48.01%) Cisco
2 103 (15.75%) Juniper
3 78 (11.93%) CheckPoint
4 57 (8.72%) F5
5 50 (7.65%) Microsoft
5 50 (7.65%) VMware
6 43 (6.57%) Palo Alto
7 32 (4.89%) HP
8 28 (4.28%) Citrix
9 24 (3.67%) Nokia
10 22 (3.36%) Oracle
10 22 (3.36%) SolarWinds
11 21 (3.21%) IBM
11 21 (3.21%) Riverbed
12 18 (2.75%) Blue Coat
12 18 (2.75%) Red Hat
13 17 (2.60%) Fortinet
14 15 (2.29%) Huawei
15 13 (1.99%) Aerohive Networks
16 9 (1.38%) BT
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