The table below looks at the statistics for Network Design skills 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 over the 3 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Design
Rank 337 397 315
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -82
Contract jobs citing Network Design 318 184 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.35% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.47% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 85 118
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £291 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.51% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 14
Average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +60.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £40.00 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £48.60 £41.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
- +51.78%

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
42763 39046 42056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.99% 74.08% 71.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 26736 24118 24356
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1175 1083 1556
Average hourly rate £23.66 £27.50 £30.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.98% -8.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

Network Design
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Design within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Design within the UK over the 3 months to 23 September 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 +93 303 £400 +1.26% 63
London +78 114 £431 -6.25% 22
South East +11 68 £347 +3.33% 14
Berkshire +18 36 £288 -14.81% 9
South West +2 32 £400 -11.11% 13
City of London +33 25 £475 +1.06% 8
West Midlands -14 22 £314 -17.43% 3
Devon - 19 £415 - 1
Yorkshire +11 16 £325 -5.10% 3
Hampshire -10 13 £250 -18.36% 1
East of England -19 12 £481 - 2
Leeds +8 11 £325 +30.00% 2
West Yorkshire -2 11 £325 -5.10% 3
Exeter - 10 £369 -
Telford -7 9 £266 -30.00% 2
Shropshire -9 9 £266 -24.00% 2
Surrey +2 7 £360 -28.00% 3
North West -9 7 £370 +2.06% 5
Reading +11 6 £281 +2.27% 3
Wiltshire -4 6 £425 -15.00%
South Yorkshire +12 5 £358 -
Hertfordshire -22 5 £600 - 2
East Midlands +5 4 £456 -
Newbury +3 4 - - 3
Buckinghamshire -4 4 £441 +6.96%
Manchester -12 4 £300 -17.24% 2
Scotland -23 4 £420 +12.00% 1
Canary Wharf - 4 - -
Swindon - 4 £425 -
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £600 -

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Network Design also 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 that cited Network Design.

1 291 (60.12%) Cisco
2 210 (43.39%) Firewall
3 193 (39.88%) Cisco Certification
4 173 (35.74%) WAN
5 156 (32.23%) LAN
6 129 (26.65%) CCNP
7 123 (25.41%) Telecoms
8 110 (22.73%) OSPF
9 106 (21.90%) BGP
10 93 (19.21%) MPLS
11 89 (18.39%) CheckPoint
12 87 (17.98%) Security Cleared
13 83 (17.15%) Juniper
14 80 (16.53%) Network Security
15 78 (16.12%) CCIE
16 74 (15.29%) SC Cleared
17 71 (14.67%) Windows
18 68 (14.05%) ITIL
19 66 (13.64%) CCNA
20 64 (13.22%) Cisco ASA
21 63 (13.02%) DNS
22 60 (12.40%) Microsoft
23 58 (11.98%) VPN
24 57 (11.78%) Finance
25 56 (11.57%) Network Management
26 55 (11.36%) HP
27 53 (10.95%) Cisco Nexus
28 52 (10.74%) F5
28 52 (10.74%) Network Architecture
29 47 (9.71%) VMware

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Network Design also 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 that cited Network Design. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (3.93%) MS Exchange
2 14 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (2.07%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (1.86%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.65%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.45%) Apache
6 7 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.24%) Lync
8 5 (1.03%) IIS
8 5 (1.03%) SAS
9 4 (0.83%) CICS
9 4 (0.83%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.41%) Quickr
11 2 (0.41%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.21%) FileNet
12 1 (0.21%) Node.js
12 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.21%) nginx
Applications
1 34 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 22 (4.55%) MS Office
3 15 (3.10%) MS Visio
4 11 (2.27%) MS Project
5 6 (1.24%) AutoCAD
5 6 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.83%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.21%) Summit
2 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.45%) Office 365
2 3 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.41%) SaaS
3 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.41%) IBM SmartCloud
4 1 (0.21%) Route 53
4 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 210 (43.39%) Firewall
2 173 (35.74%) WAN
3 156 (32.23%) LAN
4 110 (22.73%) OSPF
5 106 (21.90%) BGP
6 93 (19.21%) MPLS
7 80 (16.53%) Network Security
8 64 (13.22%) Cisco ASA
9 63 (13.02%) DNS
10 58 (11.98%) VPN
11 53 (10.95%) Cisco Nexus
12 42 (8.68%) EIGRP
13 41 (8.47%) SAN
14 39 (8.06%) Wireless
14 39 (8.06%) VoIP
15 38 (7.85%) IPsec
16 37 (7.64%) Internet
17 33 (6.82%) TCP/IP
18 32 (6.61%) SNMP
19 30 (6.20%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.10%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.45%) DB2
2 7 (1.45%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.62%) MySQL
3 3 (0.62%) Data Mining
3 3 (0.62%) RDBMS
3 3 (0.62%) MongoDB
3 3 (0.62%) NoSQL
3 3 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.41%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.41%) Big Data
4 2 (0.41%) MarkLogic
4 2 (0.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (0.41%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.21%) Redis
5 1 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.21%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.21%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Ant
1 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
General
1 123 (25.41%) Telecoms
2 57 (11.78%) Finance
3 20 (4.13%) Retail
4 15 (3.10%) Banking
5 12 (2.48%) Legal
6 7 (1.45%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.45%) Marketing
7 6 (1.24%) Publishing
8 5 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.62%) Advertising
9 3 (0.62%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.62%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.62%) Billing
9 3 (0.62%) German Language
10 2 (0.41%) Russian Language
10 2 (0.41%) Law
10 2 (0.41%) Military
10 2 (0.41%) International Banking
10 2 (0.41%) Front Office
10 2 (0.41%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 149 (30.79%) Network Engineer
2 115 (23.76%) Architect
3 75 (15.50%) Design Engineer
4 43 (8.88%) Consultant
4 43 (8.88%) Network Design Engineer
5 40 (8.26%) Network Architect
6 39 (8.06%) IP Engineer
7 31 (6.40%) Network Consultant
8 22 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
9 21 (4.34%) Analyst
10 19 (3.93%) Project Manager
10 19 (3.93%) Designer
11 18 (3.72%) Security Architect
12 17 (3.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 17 (3.51%) Network Specialist
12 17 (3.51%) Network Design Consultant
13 16 (3.31%) Infrastructure Architect
14 15 (3.10%) Solutions Architect
15 13 (2.69%) Senior Network Engineer
15 13 (2.69%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.69%) Web Services
2 12 (2.48%) Middleware
3 11 (2.27%) JSP
4 9 (1.86%) .NET
5 8 (1.65%) J2EE
6 7 (1.45%) SAP PI
7 3 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.62%) Ajax
8 2 (0.41%) JSON
8 2 (0.41%) RESTful
8 2 (0.41%) HTML
8 2 (0.41%) CSS
8 2 (0.41%) Servlets
8 2 (0.41%) XML
8 2 (0.41%) XSD
8 2 (0.41%) JMS
9 1 (0.21%) POSIX
9 1 (0.21%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.21%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 13 (2.69%) Computer Science
2 10 (2.07%) Client/Server
2 10 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (1.86%) N-Tier
4 8 (1.65%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.45%) Cryptography
6 6 (1.24%) Replication
6 6 (1.24%) Clustering
6 6 (1.24%) NHS
6 6 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.03%) PKI
8 4 (0.83%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (0.83%) FMCG
8 4 (0.83%) Mainframe
8 4 (0.83%) CESG
9 3 (0.62%) CESG CLAS
9 3 (0.62%) Statistics
9 3 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.41%) FlexPod
10 2 (0.41%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 71 (14.67%) Windows
2 30 (6.20%) Linux
3 29 (5.99%) UNIX
4 27 (5.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (3.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.86%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.03%) AIX
9 4 (0.83%) SUSE
9 4 (0.83%) zOS
9 4 (0.83%) CentOS
10 3 (0.62%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.21%) Android
12 1 (0.21%) Solaris
12 1 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (14.05%) ITIL
2 56 (11.57%) Network Management
3 52 (10.74%) Network Architecture
4 43 (8.88%) Load Balancing
5 38 (7.85%) Project Management
5 38 (7.85%) Network Monitoring
6 36 (7.44%) Migration
7 26 (5.37%) Service Management
8 25 (5.17%) Service Delivery
9 17 (3.51%) Capacity Planning
10 16 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
10 16 (3.31%) Incident Management
11 15 (3.10%) Enterprise Architecture
11 15 (3.10%) Information Security
11 15 (3.10%) Validation
11 15 (3.10%) Configuration Management
12 13 (2.69%) PRINCE2
12 13 (2.69%) Network Planning
12 13 (2.69%) Security Architecture
13 12 (2.48%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 20 (4.13%) SQL
2 15 (3.10%) C
3 6 (1.24%) Python
4 4 (0.83%) Lisp
4 4 (0.83%) Shell Script
4 4 (0.83%) Perl
4 4 (0.83%) PHP
5 3 (0.62%) VBScript
5 3 (0.62%) Java
5 3 (0.62%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.41%) C++
6 2 (0.41%) Ruby
7 1 (0.21%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 193 (39.88%) Cisco Certification
2 129 (26.65%) CCNP
3 87 (17.98%) Security Cleared
4 78 (16.12%) CCIE
5 74 (15.29%) SC Cleared
6 66 (13.64%) CCNA
7 45 (9.30%) Degree
8 36 (7.44%) CCDP
9 30 (6.20%) CISSP
10 10 (2.07%) JNCIP
10 10 (2.07%) JNCIE
11 9 (1.86%) Network+ Certification
12 8 (1.65%) GIAC
12 8 (1.65%) GCIA
12 8 (1.65%) CNA
12 8 (1.65%) Novell Certification
12 8 (1.65%) JNCIS
13 7 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (1.24%) CCDA
14 6 (1.24%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.72%) QA
2 15 (3.10%) JSP 440
3 11 (2.27%) SLA
4 10 (2.07%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.83%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.62%) COBIT
7 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 28 (5.79%) Active Directory
2 21 (4.34%) Hyper-V
3 15 (3.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (2.69%) vSphere
5 9 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.03%) VMware Server
7 4 (0.83%) SRDF
8 3 (0.62%) XenApp
9 2 (0.41%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.41%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.41%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.41%) NFS
9 2 (0.41%) HDFS
10 1 (0.21%) IAG
10 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 11 (2.27%) SCCM
2 9 (1.86%) WhatsUp Gold
3 7 (1.45%) SCOM
4 6 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (1.24%) FortiGate
5 5 (1.03%) CA Spectrum
5 5 (1.03%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (0.83%) SCDPM
6 4 (0.83%) OPNET
6 4 (0.83%) CiscoWorks
6 4 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.83%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.41%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.41%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.21%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.21%) Salt
8 1 (0.21%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.21%) NSN NetAct
8 1 (0.21%) Puppet
Vendors
1 291 (60.12%) Cisco
2 89 (18.39%) CheckPoint
3 83 (17.15%) Juniper
4 60 (12.40%) Microsoft
5 55 (11.36%) HP
6 52 (10.74%) F5
7 47 (9.71%) VMware
8 29 (5.99%) McAfee
9 23 (4.75%) Citrix
10 22 (4.55%) EMC
10 22 (4.55%) Oracle
11 18 (3.72%) Nokia
12 17 (3.51%) TippingPoint
13 16 (3.31%) IBM
14 15 (3.10%) Blue Coat
15 11 (2.27%) NetApp
16 10 (2.07%) BMC
16 10 (2.07%) SAP
16 10 (2.07%) BT
17 9 (1.86%) Symantec
London
Connectus
Rate: £585 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Telford
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380 - £427 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
CACI Network Services
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
North London
DP Connect
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Cardiff
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Newbury
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 18 days ago
Plymouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £360.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £320.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago