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 27 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Design
Rank 351 364 378
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +14
Contract jobs citing Network Design 237 203 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.42% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.56% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 104 57
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £266 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £332 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.15% +2.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 12
Average hourly rate £52.50 £51.25 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +58.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -18.03%

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
38243 36175 32672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.25% 74.28% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 24566 22006 19405
Average daily rate £422 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £274 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1006 1114 1321
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 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 +10 222 £391 +4.33% 83
London -5 79 £410 -13.68% 27
South East -6 62 £363 +9.26% 19
Berkshire +14 37 £363 +3.57% 6
City of London +23 24 £413 -13.15% 9
West Midlands -10 18 £375 +12.99% 2
South West -8 16 £325 -7.14% 19
North East -3 12 £410 -
North West -9 11 £288 -4.16% 5
Scotland -4 10 £400 +20.48% 3
Hampshire -20 10 £299 -10.01% 5
East of England -6 9 £450 +38.46% 6
Shropshire -9 9 £375 +33.68%
Telford -10 8 £375 +20.57%
Bracknell +11 7 £300 -
Gloucestershire -15 7 £313 - 4
East Midlands +14 5 - -
Yorkshire -3 5 £325 -31.57% 4
Bedfordshire -9 5 £275 -31.25% 1
Buckinghamshire - 5 £425 -
Hertfordshire +4 4 £600 +114.28% 4
Reading +3 4 £451 +20.13% 4
Leeds 0 4 £313 - 4
West Yorkshire -1 4 £313 -34.21% 4
Wales -12 4 £425 -19.04%
Kent - 4 - -
Milton Keynes - 4 £425 -
Gloucester 0 3 £313 -
Manchester -1 3 £409 - 4
Wiltshire -7 3 £500 -

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

1 333 (63.19%) Cisco
2 216 (40.99%) Firewall
3 209 (39.66%) Cisco Certification
4 172 (32.64%) LAN
5 162 (30.74%) WAN
6 132 (25.05%) Telecoms
7 131 (24.86%) CCNP
8 127 (24.10%) BGP
9 120 (22.77%) Security Cleared
10 115 (21.82%) OSPF
11 103 (19.54%) CheckPoint
11 103 (19.54%) SC Cleared
12 92 (17.46%) CCNA
13 89 (16.89%) Network Security
14 88 (16.70%) MPLS
15 87 (16.51%) Windows
16 81 (15.37%) ITIL
17 79 (14.99%) Cisco ASA
18 78 (14.80%) Juniper
19 73 (13.85%) Cisco Nexus
20 70 (13.28%) HP
21 68 (12.90%) CCIE
21 68 (12.90%) Network Architecture
22 62 (11.76%) DNS
23 61 (11.57%) VPN
23 61 (11.57%) VMware
24 60 (11.39%) Network Management
25 58 (11.01%) Microsoft
26 56 (10.63%) TCP/IP
27 52 (9.87%) Load Balancing

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 18 (3.42%) SharePoint
2 17 (3.23%) MS Exchange
3 10 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (1.90%) IIS
4 9 (1.71%) IBM Notes
4 9 (1.71%) Lync
5 6 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (1.14%) Apache
5 6 (1.14%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.95%) Lotus Domino
6 5 (0.95%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.57%) JBoss
8 3 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.57%) nginx
8 3 (0.57%) Node.js
8 3 (0.57%) Quickr
Applications
1 37 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 25 (4.74%) MS Office
3 14 (2.66%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.71%) MS Project
5 7 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.57%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.19%) FrameMaker
8 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Summit
1 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.33%) SaaS
2 5 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.95%) Office 365
3 3 (0.57%) Route 53
3 3 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.57%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.38%) IaaS
4 2 (0.38%) IBM SmartCloud
5 1 (0.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 216 (40.99%) Firewall
2 172 (32.64%) LAN
3 162 (30.74%) WAN
4 127 (24.10%) BGP
5 115 (21.82%) OSPF
6 89 (16.89%) Network Security
7 88 (16.70%) MPLS
8 79 (14.99%) Cisco ASA
9 73 (13.85%) Cisco Nexus
10 62 (11.76%) DNS
11 61 (11.57%) VPN
12 56 (10.63%) TCP/IP
13 48 (9.11%) SAN
14 45 (8.54%) EIGRP
15 40 (7.59%) Internet
16 35 (6.64%) SSL
16 35 (6.64%) VoIP
17 34 (6.45%) IPsec
18 29 (5.50%) Wireless
19 28 (5.31%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.42%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.90%) Relational Database
3 9 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.33%) MongoDB
5 5 (0.95%) MySQL
5 5 (0.95%) RDBMS
5 5 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (0.95%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.76%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.57%) DB2
7 3 (0.57%) Couchbase
7 3 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.57%) SimpleDB
7 3 (0.57%) Redis
8 2 (0.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.19%) Big Data
9 1 (0.19%) MarkLogic
9 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.19%) Ant
2 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
General
1 132 (25.05%) Telecoms
2 49 (9.30%) Finance
3 23 (4.36%) Banking
4 21 (3.98%) Retail
5 14 (2.66%) Manufacturing
6 13 (2.47%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.90%) Legal
8 9 (1.71%) Marketing
9 5 (0.95%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.76%) German Language
11 3 (0.57%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.57%) Law
11 3 (0.57%) Advertising
12 2 (0.38%) Russian Language
12 2 (0.38%) Back Office
13 1 (0.19%) Front Office
13 1 (0.19%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.19%) French Language
13 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.19%) Military
Job Titles
1 183 (34.72%) Network Engineer
2 123 (23.34%) Architect
3 85 (16.13%) Design Engineer
4 55 (10.44%) Network Architect
5 46 (8.73%) Network Design Engineer
6 36 (6.83%) Consultant
7 33 (6.26%) IP Engineer
8 25 (4.74%) Analyst
9 23 (4.36%) Senior Network Engineer
10 19 (3.61%) Network Consultant
10 19 (3.61%) Project Manager
11 18 (3.42%) Security Architect
12 17 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
12 17 (3.23%) Cisco Engineer
13 16 (3.04%) Network Support
14 15 (2.85%) Implementation Engineer
14 15 (2.85%) Network Implementation Engineer
15 14 (2.66%) Infrastructure Architect
16 13 (2.47%) Designer
17 12 (2.28%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.23%) JSP
2 9 (1.71%) .NET
3 7 (1.33%) Web Services
4 6 (1.14%) SAP PI
4 6 (1.14%) SOAP
4 6 (1.14%) CSS
5 5 (0.95%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.76%) XML
7 3 (0.57%) J2EE
8 2 (0.38%) RESTful
8 2 (0.38%) Spring
8 2 (0.38%) JSON
8 2 (0.38%) Ajax
8 2 (0.38%) jQuery
8 2 (0.38%) Velocity
8 2 (0.38%) POSIX
8 2 (0.38%) JMS
8 2 (0.38%) HTML
8 2 (0.38%) XSD
8 2 (0.38%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 18 (3.42%) Computer Science
2 12 (2.28%) Client/Server
3 11 (2.09%) Cryptography
4 10 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (1.71%) Management Information System
5 9 (1.71%) Clustering
6 7 (1.33%) CESG
7 6 (1.14%) FMCG
7 6 (1.14%) NHS
8 5 (0.95%) PKI
8 5 (0.95%) Statistics
8 5 (0.95%) Replication
8 5 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.76%) iPad
9 4 (0.76%) IVR
9 4 (0.76%) CMDB
10 3 (0.57%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.57%) Spread Betting
10 3 (0.57%) User Experience
10 3 (0.57%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 87 (16.51%) Windows
2 47 (8.92%) Linux
3 34 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (3.80%) UNIX
6 13 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.71%) Windows 7
8 6 (1.14%) CentOS
9 5 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.38%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.38%) Solaris
12 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.19%) AIX
12 1 (0.19%) VMS
12 1 (0.19%) NetWare
12 1 (0.19%) zOS
12 1 (0.19%) Android
12 1 (0.19%) SUSE
12 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (15.37%) ITIL
2 68 (12.90%) Network Architecture
3 60 (11.39%) Network Management
4 52 (9.87%) Load Balancing
5 44 (8.35%) Network Monitoring
6 43 (8.16%) Project Management
7 26 (4.93%) Migration
8 25 (4.74%) Service Delivery
9 21 (3.98%) Capacity Planning
10 20 (3.80%) Network Planning
11 18 (3.42%) Mentoring
12 17 (3.23%) Incident Management
13 16 (3.04%) Validation
13 16 (3.04%) Change Management
13 16 (3.04%) Service Management
14 15 (2.85%) Information Security
15 14 (2.66%) Configuration Management
15 14 (2.66%) Disaster Recovery
16 13 (2.47%) PRINCE2
17 11 (2.09%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 23 (4.36%) SQL
2 8 (1.52%) Java
3 7 (1.33%) C#
4 6 (1.14%) Lisp
4 6 (1.14%) Python
5 5 (0.95%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.76%) Shell Script
6 4 (0.76%) C
7 3 (0.57%) PHP
7 3 (0.57%) C++
7 3 (0.57%) Ruby
7 3 (0.57%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.38%) Scala
8 2 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 209 (39.66%) Cisco Certification
2 131 (24.86%) CCNP
3 120 (22.77%) Security Cleared
4 103 (19.54%) SC Cleared
5 92 (17.46%) CCNA
6 68 (12.90%) CCIE
7 44 (8.35%) CCDP
8 38 (7.21%) Degree
9 20 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (3.61%) CISSP
11 11 (2.09%) DV Cleared
12 9 (1.71%) MCSE
12 9 (1.71%) CCDA
12 9 (1.71%) JNCIP
12 9 (1.71%) Network+ Certification
13 8 (1.52%) JNCIE
13 8 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (1.33%) CNA
14 7 (1.33%) Novell Certification
14 7 (1.33%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.17%) JSP 440
1 22 (4.17%) SLA
2 16 (3.04%) QA
3 6 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.14%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 29 (5.50%) Active Directory
2 27 (5.12%) Hyper-V
3 26 (4.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (3.23%) vSphere
5 10 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (1.33%) ProxySG
7 4 (0.76%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.57%) Terminal Server
8 3 (0.57%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.57%) vCloud
9 2 (0.38%) XenApp
9 2 (0.38%) HDFS
9 2 (0.38%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.38%) Firmware
9 2 (0.38%) NFS
10 1 (0.19%) IAG
Systems Management
1 12 (2.28%) SCCM
2 11 (2.09%) Puppet
3 10 (1.90%) SCOM
3 10 (1.90%) CiscoWorks
4 9 (1.71%) WhatsUp Gold
5 7 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.76%) SCDPM
7 4 (0.76%) OPNET
7 4 (0.76%) SCVMM
7 4 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.57%) HAProxy
8 3 (0.57%) Salt
8 3 (0.57%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.57%) NSN NetAct
9 2 (0.38%) Cisco IPCC
9 2 (0.38%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 333 (63.19%) Cisco
2 103 (19.54%) CheckPoint
3 78 (14.80%) Juniper
4 70 (13.28%) HP
5 61 (11.57%) VMware
6 58 (11.01%) Microsoft
7 49 (9.30%) F5
8 32 (6.07%) McAfee
9 25 (4.74%) Blue Coat
10 24 (4.55%) Citrix
11 21 (3.98%) IBM
11 21 (3.98%) Nokia
12 19 (3.61%) EMC
13 16 (3.04%) TippingPoint
13 16 (3.04%) BT
13 16 (3.04%) Oracle
14 10 (1.90%) SolarWinds
14 10 (1.90%) Brocade
14 10 (1.90%) NetApp
15 9 (1.71%) Lotus
Cornwall
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Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hampshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £500 to £600 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £425.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago